March 17, 2023
Summer School Success Update
Signup Continues and Payments Now Being Accepted
Thank you for a successful round of summer school registration! We are grateful and pleased to welcome your children to the District 30 Summer School program. Registration is still open, and we will continue to enroll more students in the coming weeks.
If your child is currently waitlisted for a course, we will do what we can to get as many students as possible into classes of their choice.
The payment option in RevTrack is now open for any families to settle any outstanding balance. Log into your RevTrack account (the same one you used for summer school registration), and click on “parent portal.” From there, select the “Shopping Cart” icon for each class, click “checkout” and add your payment information. This guide offers detailed instructions on how to complete that process.
Ashley Grosshuesch & Lainie Levin
Summer School Principals
Calendar of Events
Attention 5th-Grade Parents!
Incoming 6th Grade Orientation will be Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Maple School Cafetorium!
The 2022-23 school year is quickly coming to a close, and we are eagerly anticipating your student(s) joining Maple next year as 6th-graders! The Incoming 6th-Grade Parent Orientation presentation will provide valuable information intended to answer questions, introduce some key adults in your child’s upcoming 6th-grade year, provide a tour and offer insight into a day of a Maple School student.
Please join us to get your transition to Maple School started!
Ms. Angela Jaeger is Next Maple Asst. Principal
On Thursday, our Board of Education approved Ms. Angela Jaeger as the new Maple School Assistant Principal for the 2023-24 school year.
She will begin her service on August 1 and joins District 30 with a wealth of experience, most recently from Bennett Day School in Chicago, serving grades 9-12 as an English Teacher and as the school's English Department Chair.
“I am excited and honored to join the dynamic and dedicated team at Maple," Ms. Jaeger said. "I am eager to collaborate with the staff, students, and parents to continue the work of building community and belonging."
Click here to read more.
News from the Wescott PTO
Ladies Night Out - April 27th
Ladies Night Out - April 27
Forget about the dishes, laundry, homework and bedtime routines for one night and come join your fellow Wescott moms for a fun night out! There will be appetizers, a cash bar and karaoke for those who really want to let their hair down! We hope you're able to join us!
Due to limited space, this event will be capped at 50 people, so sign up now.
When: Thursday, April 27th, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where: Heritage Oaks Golf Club, 3535 Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Payment Options: Venmo Laura @Laura-OBrien-18 or cash or check (make checks payable to Wescott PTO). Cash/checks need to be brought to school and dropped off in the front office. Please be sure to have your payment in a sealed envelope marked “PTO Social Committee” with your first and last name. ALL PAYMENTS DUE by April 20.
Nominations for PTO Board are Open
- VP of Technology
Contact email@example.com for any questions or submissions.
The Yearbook Needs YOU!
We are looking for someone with a keen eye for detail in creating and organizing student montages for the 2023-24 Yearbook! Interested in this Co-Chair position? We would love to meet with you!Email Rebecca and Fumi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Check the LOST and FOUND!
Talk: Mental Health in the Korean Community
It’s okay to not be okay: starting a conversation about mental health in the Korean American community
Please fill out this form to reserve a spot: tinyurl.com/4rwyus3w
- March 18
- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Ave, Glenview, IL 60026
Listen to Dr. Peter Jongho Na, MD, MPH , assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
괜찮지 않아도, 괜찮아: 미국 사회에서의 한국인 정신 건강에 대한 대화의 시작
행사 참석 예약을 위해 본 양식을 작성해 주세요/ - tinyurl.com/4rwyus3w
저희와 함께 하세요.
- 2023년 3월 18일
- 오전10:00 시 - 12:00시
- Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Ave, Glenview, IL 60026
예일 대학교 의과 대학 정신의학과 조교수 나 종호 박사께 들어 보세요.
Memorial for District 30 Bus Driver
Our neighbors in District 28 are organizing a Path of Kindness event to highlight the infinite love and kindness Mary Porcaro provided to the Northbrook community. Mary was a District 28 teacher for over a decade and served as a beloved bus driver to District 30 students in recent years.
Community members will be able to access the path from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Greenbriar School, 2195 Cherry Lane. The path will begin at the entrance to the school on Cherry Lane.
The path will take approximately 15 minutes to experience; there will also be some time for some quiet reflection before or after. The path will have opportunities to spread kindness, honoring the spirit of giving Mary demonstrated. Please do not bring tokens of love (e.g, candles, pictures, flowers, posters, etc.) to this event.
Organizers also highly encourage those who are within walking distance of Greenbriar to please walk as parking is limited. The event will take place regardless of the weather, so please dress appropriately.
Classroom Placements for 2023-24
February 24, 2023
This is the time of year when staff begin thinking about classroom placements for the coming school year. This is a very delicate process, which takes into account many factors in an effort to create the best possible learning environment for each child. This includes:
Student academic strengths/weaknesses
Student learning styles
Identified special needs
The placement process is a team effort completed with care and consideration. Classroom teachers work with special area teachers to review student needs and dynamics. The process requires significant time and collaboration.
You may want to share information about your child to help us in this process. Each year children grow and change, as do relationship dynamics, so information that you may have shared in the past is not referred to during this year's process. If you wish to provide input, it may include information related to your child's learning style, social dynamics with other children, and/or academic strengths & weaknesses.
We ask that you do not request a specific teacher for your child. Please do not make this request of your child’s current teacher. Such requests cannot be honored, as this opportunity is not available to all children and the staffing may change between now and the beginning of next year.
This input should be put in writing to your building principal no later than Friday, March 31. Information received after this date may not be considered. Please know email is the preferred method for this communication directly to Dr. Brown email@example.com.
We trust that you will rely on our professional judgment as we group the children with the idea of creating the best learning environment for everyone. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Christopher M. Brown, Ed.D.
Principal, Wescott School
Illinois 5Essentials Survey Runs through March 31
Students and teachers across Illinois now have an opportunity to participate in the 11th annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted through March 31. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please click here or the button below and select the appropriate survey to begin.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UChicago Impact Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris M. Brown, Ed.D
Kindergarten & Preschool Signup is Open
District 30's full-day 2023-24 Kindergarten Program will be held at both Willowbrook and Wescott schools. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must have been born on or before September 1, 2018, as evidenced by an official birth certificate or passport. Proof of residency in District 30 is also required, as well as the filling out of an affidavit form.
Please visit the Wescott or Willowbrook Kindergarten Registration page on the District 30 website for more information. Visit our enrollment page for the pre-registration links and information on establishing residency in District 30. Questions? Please call Willowbrook’s office at 847-498-1090 or Wescott’s office at 847-272-4660.
The 2023-24 District 30 Kid Connection Preschool will be held at Willowbrook School. The preschool program is held 5 days a week for 2.5 hours a day and follows the District 30 school calendar. The 3-year-old students attend the morning class and the 4-year-old students attend in the afternoon. Please visit our District 30 Preschool page for the pre-registration link, tuition information, and a list of documents needed to register.
From the Health Office: Increase in Strep Throat
IDPH and the CDC are observing an increase in strep throat -- specifically invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) -- infections among children. ISBE is joining IDPH and and the CDC in stressing the importance of early recognition, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of these diseases in children and adults.
See this parent fact sheet for more information.
COVID -19 Testing and When to Keep Your Student Home Sick
Please keep your child home when they are not feeling well. They should not return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without use of fever-reducing medication) and/or free of vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours.
For any of the below symptoms, please arrange COVID-19 testing prior to your child's return to school. Per IDPH guidelines, testing should be done within 48 hours of symptom development. At this time, rapid antigen testing is accepted, including home testing, as long as your child has not had any recent close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. If recent close contact has occurred, please contact the health office to discuss testing options.
COVID-19 like symptoms include:
- Fever above 100.4
- New cough/congestion
- Sore Throat
- Muscle/Body Aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Unexplained fatigue
Please call or email the health office if your student tests positive for COVID-19.
SHIELD Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman email@example.com
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
Want to know what's going on around the community? District 30 uses a "Virtual Backpack" to share community information while saving paper, costs, and lightening the loads our students bring home. Please click the button below to view upcoming Community Events.
School Hours are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm.
Half day dismissal time is 11:45 am.
Main office: 847-272-4660
Health/Attendance Office: 847-400-8760
Location: 1820 Western Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA