109 News

November 2, 2021 - Issue 6

Background pic: The front office staff at Shepard was ready to "T' people up during the Halloween celebration last Friday. See our Halloween Highlights compilation video below!!!
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CDC Signs Off On COVID Vaccine for Ages 5-11

Tonight, the Director of the CDC endorsed the recommendation for 5-11 year olds to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. You can read the CDC's media release here.


As many of you know, all spots offered in the COVID-19 vaccine clinic that DPS 109 is offering through Passport Health filled up yesterday in a matter of minutes. We appreciate your patience as we know many of you invested time and energy into that process. At this time, we are NOT anticipating being able to offer any vaccination slots prior to November 18th.


We know many of you may seek opportunities to get your child vaccinated BEFORE our clinic is set to take place. If you got an appointment at our clinic and end up finding other options, PLEASE cancel your appointment with us as soon as possible. The last thing we want to have are wasted opportunities for other families and students to be vaccinated. There are instructions on canceling your appointment in the confirmation email you received from Passport Health.


For those that wanted appointments but didn't get one:


-Check with your pediatrician or pharmacy to see if they have vaccination opportunities. There is a high likelihood that there will be chances for you to have your child vaccinated before our clinic is even held.


-Keep the link from yesterday and check back. As people get appointments elsewhere, they may drop their appointment, at which point it will open up for others.

What's Good in 109 - 4th Graders Shine at Board Meeting!

We were so impressed by the 4th graders from Mrs. Cacioppo's class at Kipling who presented at the Board of Education meeting last Thursday. They talked about their overseas pen pals, how they are being good citizens on Twitter, and more. You can watch their presentation if you click on our Board Briefs below.
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109 Gives Back Food & Supply Drive Underway!

Please consider helping out our effort to gather 5,000 items to benefit the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry ahead of the holiday season! Collections are being taken at all six schools, with bins placed inside the front entrances.


Visit www.dps109.org/109givesback for more information!

Define 109 Update

Staff will take a survey this Wednesday to obtain their critical feedback as we work to refresh the mission and vision of District 109.


Next week, look for a ThoughtExchange question to be sent out from the communications department to the whole community as we seek your guidance in developing the vision for our district.

109 Halloween Highlights!

DPS 109 Halloween Highlights 2021
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Upcoming Dates/Events

  • November 11: NO SCHOOL
  • November 18: Regular Board of Education Meeting at 7 PM
  • November 22: Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)
  • November 23: Parent-Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL
  • November 24 - 26: NO SCHOOL

A Moment of Zen... the sunrise over Kipling

Sunrise over Kipling & the District Office: 11/1/2021