Jaguar Journal

January 13, 2022

Message from Principal Haugens

Yesterday, you should have received an email from Dr. Bartelt sharing updated guidelines related to quarantine and isolation. Below is a portion of Dr. Bartel's email which has the most important changes in guidelines:

My student tested positive for COVID-19: My student is able to return 5 days after the onset of symptoms (or 5 days after specimen collection date if no symptoms are present), if the following criteria are met:

• Continue to wear a well-fitted mask around others for 5 additional days after release from isolation.

• Avoid being around students or staff who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease.

• If masks need to be removed (e.g., for lunch), ensure 6 feet of physical distancing until 10 days after symptom onset or positive test.

My student is a Close Contact & NOT VACCINATED:
My child is able to return 5 days after exposure to the COVID-Positive Individual unless symptoms develop.

• Are to stay home and mask around others for 5 days and then continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

• Should test on day 5, if possible.

• Should immediately isolate if symptoms develop until a negative test confirms symptoms are not caused by COVID-19.

My student is a Close Contact & FULLY VACCINATED: Fully vaccinated students are still not required to quarantine, unless symptoms develop.

The District will implement this guidance beginning Tuesday, January 18. District and building administrators are working on plans that will allow for returns of isolating students after 5 days to the greatest extent possible, however there may be scenarios where 6 feet of distance cannot be kept during lunchtime. Students who are currently quarantined or isolated are still to return to school on the date they were originally provided by the school nurse unless otherwise notified.

The District is pleased that this updated guidance will allow for greater student attendance. School nurses and/or administrators will continue to guide families through their return to school date from quarantine or isolation.

Patrick Haugens


DuJardin Elementary School

Bloomingdale School District 13


Important Dates

Friday, January 14th-NOON Dismissal Grades 1-5

Monday, January 17th-No School-Martin Luther King Jr Day

Tuesday, January 18th-PTO Hot Lunch

Wednesday, January 19th-PTO Hot Lunch

Thursday, January 20th-PTO Hot Lunch, After School 5th Grade Band Rehearsal, 7:00pm-Third Grade Chorus Performance

District COVID Testing at School

District nursing staff is collecting cheek swabs from symptomatic students considered to be close contacts. Parents will have to "opt in" to allow rapid and PCR testing to be conducted at school as a way to further reduce time away from the school setting due to quarantining against the virus. The District cannot test a student on site for Covid without parental consent. It will always be the decision of the parent or guardian of each student to have their child given a test at their school by the school nurse. Please print and fill out this consent form if you would like your child to be tested at school.

NorthShore Clinical Labs Consent Form

PTO News


IMPORTANT NOTES: If your child is absent on a Buona lunch day, you can still get your lunch. Please call the office to let them know that you will be picking up your child’s lunch. The lunch volunteers will leave your child’s lunch in the school office and lunch needs to be picked up between 11:55-12:30. You can also cancel lunches ahead of time by clicking on the lunch in the calendar and hitting “cancel”. If you can’t remember if you have scheduled your child’s lunch or not, there is a history option to see the orders you have placed. If you have any questions, let us know at: djpto13@Ā

ORDERING DEADLINES REMINDER: The deadline for Tuesday lunch is Friday, Wednesday lunch is Saturday and the deadline for Thursday is Sunday. Learn more here:

Hot Lunch Volunteers: We are in need of Hot Lunch volunteers! We cannot run this program without parent volunteer support. It’s only an hour and not an every week commitment. Sign up on the days that work for you here: Hot lunch sign up.

Volunteer Opportunity-Mr. Haugens is looking for a few parents to help re-shelve books in the library. Please email him at if you are interested in helping.

Volunteer Opportunity-Mrs. Bevente is looking your volunteers to help hang artwork around school. Please contact her if you are interested:

Bundt Cake Fundraiser

Bundt Cake Certificates: Our Nothing Bundt Cakes fundraiser is now running! Purchase Gift

certificates which can be redeemed for bundlet cakes at the Elmhurst location just in time for Valentines Day!

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is BACK at DuJardin!

Accelerated Reader®

Accelerated Reader® is a reading incentive program at DuJardin Elementary School. Students in 2nd - 5th grade are able to read AR books from the DuJardin or public libraries, home or anywhere they can find and read a book! After reading the book, students can take an AR test. The multiple-choice AR tests measure student comprehension. Points are awarded based on the length and difficulty of the story.

You can find the Accelerated Reader link -

  • On your teacher’s Google Classroom

  • The Library Google Classroom

  • The DuJardin Library Webpage (

Students can take as many tests as they like, 7 days a week!

AR Point Club:

Students are recognized on morning announcements, have their name placed on the AR Virtual Point Club Board and receive a reading award after certain point milestones (25 points, 50 points, etc.).

SEL @ DuJardin

SEL @ DuJardin: During the month of January, all grade levels will focus on emotions SELF-AWARENESS and regulation strategies SELF-MANAGEMENT. All students will be introduced to the Zones of Regulation & strategies to ensure we stay calm and in control of our emotions throughout the day. Understanding & Regulating emotions is important if we want to #LeadLikeAJaguar. All of us will encounter NOT-OK situations in our lives and will need strategies/techniques to stay calm in order to make respectful and responsible decisions.

What are the Zones of Regulation: The Zones of Regulation categorizes all the different emotions/feelings into four concrete colored zones.

The Red Zone: Thoughts and feelings associated with anger, rage, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone.

The Yellow Zone: Thoughts and feelings associated with stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.

The Green Zone: Thoughts and feelings associated with being happy, focused, content, or ready to learn. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.

The Blue Zone: Thoughts and feelings associated with being sad, tired, sick, or bored.

Regulation Strategy/Tip of the Week: Cookie Breathing

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Building Resilience in our Children

The DuPage Regional Office of Education and Dr. Melissa Sadin invite the public to join

them for a live-streamed event as they share the impact social distancing and social isolation

had on students, parents, and teachers. Dr. Sadin, an expert on developmental trauma,

will explain the impact of the pandemic on children. She will also discuss how it may have

affected you. Specific strategies for supporting your children and healing from the pandemic will be provided. Participants will leave this engaging session with hope for a brighter future.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 9896 6639
Passcode: 062538

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Send a note to school or email your students teacher and office if....

He / She is walking home or being picked up instead of taking the bus

He / She is being picked up by someone other than who is on the pick up list

He / She is going to kids place instead of taking the bus or vice versa

He / She is leaving school early

As always if your child will be absent please call the office.

Office Staff Contact Information:

Marisol Strejc-

Karen Hosty-

Nurse's Office Contact Information:

Laura Mills-

Birthday Sign

Want a fun way to say “Happy Birthday” to your child or a staff member?

How about having your birthday wishes on the DuJardin school digital sign!

How: Print out this form, complete the correct information below and return it to DuJardin by the 20th of the month before their birthday month. (For example, a November birthday should return the form by October 20th)

Cost: a suggested $5 minimum donation to the DuJardin PTO

Why: Your child or staff member will be surprised and excited to see her/his birthday announced for one week in lights during their birthday month!

Virtual Backpack

The Bloomingdale School District has a Virtual Backpack that is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale. Please click on the backpack if you are interested in activities or information from outside organizations. Virtual Backpack

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