Empowering Students: Engaging, Supporting, Succeeding
January 28, 2023
What's Happening in January/ February:
January 28, (9-6:30pm), Saturday - Hopes for Hope Basketball Games @ Yorkville High School’s main campus
January 30 (5-7:30pm), Monday - Board Advisory: Policy & Legislative Committee Meeting at DAC
January 31 (6-7:30pm), Tuesday - Board Advisory: Finance & Facilities Committee Meeting at DAC
February 1: Black History Month Begins
February 1 (6-7:30pm), Wednesday - Special Board of Education Meeting @ Oswego East Community Rom
February 3 (6-7:30pm), Friday - Kendall County Community Food Pantry - Oswego Satellite, 61 Franklin Street, Oswego
February 3 (6-8pm), Friday - OE Mosaic Presents: 14th Annual International Fest, Around the World in One Night at Oswego East, PAC and Commons
February 6 (7:15pm), Monday - Board of Education Meeting @ OE Community Room
February 11 (10-1:00pm), Saturday - Black History Month - Professionals FAIR
Oswego East High School
February 15 (6-7:30pm), Wednesday - Board Advisory: Community Advisory Committee Meeting / OE
February 16 (5:30-6:30pm), Thursday - NEED GROCERIES? Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Location: Fox Chase Elementary School, 260 Fox Chase Drive North Oswego
February 16 (5:30-6:30pm), Thursday - Board Advisory: Equity Committee Meeting / DAC
February 17, Friday - 3.5 Hr Student Attendance - School Improvement Day (No Early Childhood) / End of 2nd Trimester (K-5)
February 20, Monday - No School - Presidents Day
For a complete District Calendar of Events, please click here.
A Message from Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin
Hello SD 308 Families,
I hope this message finds you well. This week, I am requesting your assistance in talking with your child(ren) about the importance of keeping threatening words and/or inappropriate discussions out of school. Recently we've worked through a number of situations where students said things that caused fear in others. While intentions of harm may not always be real, when potentially threatening language or topics are discussed it necessitates a response. We want all students to feel safe while at school and we try to minimize disruptions as much as possible.
I am so proud of the students who have come forward to report to a trusted adult when things they see or hear are concerning, "see something, say something". We take each of these reports seriously and conduct a full investigation in order to maintain a safe learning environment in our schools.
It's important for students to remember that their choice of words and actions can cause serious repercussions when they generate fear and disruption at school. Resources are used each time we investigate these situations, including consultation and sometimes response from police. Thank you for your help in reviewing with your child(ren) what is appropriate to discuss at school, and what is not. It's hard for students to understand that even when they're joking, certain statements have to be taken seriously and consequences may be significant.
As always, we value our important family and school partnership as we work together to provide students with the best educational experience possible.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!
Kindergarten Registration Information
Children registering for Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year must be 5 years old by September 1, 2023
Registration takes place in two steps:
STEP 1: New Familes: Please visit the Tyler Portal and click "Register a New Family" to add your kindergarten student(s) for the 23/24 school year. Current SD 308 Families: Log into your Parent Portal account and add a new kindergarten student(s) via the Update Household Data section.
STEP 2: Attend one of the Kindergarten Registration Events (Listed Here) to submit required Registration documents to Central Registration at 4175 Route 71 (Door 1), Oswego
- Required Documents:
- One (1) Hard Copy of Original Birth Certificate
- Residency documents required (no cellphone images) - such as a tax bill, rental agreement, settlement statement or mortgage statement, and
- Two (2) utility bills, which can include documents such as gas, electric, water, internet, phone, or cable
Students currently attending Brokaw or a Satellite Early Childhood location do not need to attend one of these sessions.
February 6 (9:30-11:30am), Monday - Kindergarten Registration, 4175 Route 71, Door 1, Oswego (Churchill, Lakewood Creek, Southbury)*
February 6 (3:30-6pm), Monday - Kindergarten Registration, 4175 Route 71, Door 1, Oswego (Churchill, Lakewood Creek, Southbury)*
February 9 (9:30-11:30am), Monday - Kindergarten Registration, 4175 Route 71, Door 1, Oswego (Boulder Hill, Homestead, The Wheatlands)*
February 9 (3:30-6pm), Monday - Kindergarten Registration, 4175 Route 71, Door 1, Oswego (Boulder Hill, Homestead, The Wheatlands)*
February 13 (9:30-11:30am), Monday Kindergarten Registration, 4175 Route 71, Door 1, Oswego (Grande Park, Old Post, Prairie Point, Wolf's Crossing)*
February 13 (3:30-6pm), Monday - Kindergarten Registration, 4175 Route 71, Door 1, Oswego (Grande Park, Old Post, Prairie Point, Wolf's Crossing)*
February 15 (9:30-11:30am), Wednesday - Kindergarten Registration, 4175 Route 71, Door 1, Oswego (Fox Chase, Hunt Club, Long Beach)*
February 15 (3:30-6pm), Wednesday - Kindergarten Registration, 4175 Route 71, Door 1, Oswego (Fox Chase, Hunt Club, Long Beach)*
*Please note, we welcome any family to attend any session, you do not need to attend the specific school date listed if it does not coordinate with your schedule.
Physicals, Immunizations, and Dental Forms - OH MY!
IT'S NOT TOO EARLY!!!! It's time to schedule your appointments for Physical, Immunizations, and Dental Forms! All forms completed now are valid for the next school year. Incoming K, 2, 6, 9, and 12th graders and new students will need updated forms. All families are encouraged to visit the website to see what will be needed for your child. All families are encouraged to submit these completed forms as soon as possible, preferably prior to the end of this school year! All forms may be submitted to your current school. We want to avoid any school exclusions for these forms! Please remember that any student participating in a sport must have a sports physical completed within 13 months of the sport. Please clarify to your physician if a sports or school physical is needed to ensure you have the correct form.
OE Mosaic Presents: International Fest!
Illinois 5Essentials Survey
Students, teachers, and parents across Illinois now have an opportunity to participate in the eleventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of a school. For parents, this opportunity allows them to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about their child’s school. If at least 20 percent of parents at each school complete this survey, a parent supplement report will be generated. To take the survey visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. Note: you must choose Kendall County in order to locate all SD 308 schools. Please complete the survey between now and March 31.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Black History Month Professionals Fair
At Oswego East on February 11 (10am-1pm), students are invited to join in engineering activities, a panel discussion and booths to explore many exciting careers. Open to all students, the event features a variety of professionals including scientists, business owners, pilots, doctors, lawyers and business entrepreneurs. Click Here for Flyer
Artists on Display at Aurora Public Art
- To report a positive COVID-19 case in a student or staff member, please click here.
- The district's Safety Plan and Metrics can be found on the COVID-19 information page.