District 109 Community Update

June 4th, 2021 -- The Final Edition of the School Year!

DPS 109 School's Out!

A Reminder: You Won't Be Hearing From Us Much....

We have shared a ton of information with you this school year. You deserve a break! (We wouldn't mind one too). So unless there are major issues or developments that pop up in June and July, don't expect to hear much from the district except for sharing BOE meeting agendas, links, and the Board Briefs recap following the meetings. Schools will be scaling back as well.

Expect more steady communication starting the week of Monday, August 2nd.

Honoring the Class of 2021!

It was a BEAUTIFUL night on Wednesday as we celebrated and promoted our 8th graders onto high school! We have recordings of the ceremonies below on our Facebook page... and 8th grade families, be on the lookout for a link to our photo gallery that we will send you next week!
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Honoring Our Retirees

MC Staley, Administrative Assistant @ South Park

Diane Near, Advanced Learning Specialist @ South Park

Marti Anstett, Administrative Assistant @ Wilmot

Donna Kinley, Advanced Learning Specialist @ Wilmot

Michelle Whelan, Kindergarten Teacher @ Wilmot

Patti Steffen, Library Assistant @ Caruso

Carol Slavin, Instructional Aide @ Caruso

DPS 109 Retirees 2021


All four elementary schools had awesome Field Days this week! Thanks to our wonderful PE teachers, staff, and volunteers that made it all possible. See some pictures below!

School Fee Delay for the 2021-2022 School Year

REMINDER: Due to technical issues with the company that runs Family Access; fees for the 2021-2022 school year were not posted on May 15th as originally intended. We will keep you informed of when fees are posted and will make adjustments to the due date for payments. We apologize for any inconvenience.

COVID Data Update & Reminder of Dashboard Going Dormant!

A reminder that our dashboard will be dormant starting on Monday. You will see a banner on it indicating this! We will redirect you to the LCHD or IDPH for the latest numbers.

-5-day SHIELD positivity rate is 0%. (May 26-28, June 1-2)

-Overall SHIELD positivity rate is 0.05% (out of all valid samples collected since Feb 17)

-New cases per 100K (as of 6/2) is 3.78 for zip code 60015 (blue range)

-New cases per 100K (as of 6/2) for Lake County is 23.31 (yellow range)

-Positivity rate (as of 5/22) for Lake County is 1.8% (blue range)

Summer CTAD Message

As we transition to summer and begin to return to some semblance of normal, it's a perfect time to think about getting a fresh start! What can't we wait to change? And what routines do we want to keep? Find out more in CTAD's summer newsletter.