July 26, 2021
We hope that all of our families had a fun and restful summer. We are busy preparing our buildings to welcome students back on Wednesday, August 11th at 8 a.m. Our doors will open daily at 7:45 a.m. to welcome students in daily. Please know that we are here to help and support should you have any questions. Our direct contact info is below. We are looking forward to our partnership this year.
Mrs. Gina Shaw Mrs. Lisa Simoncelli-Bulak
Davis Principal Richmond Principal
(331) 228-2881 (331) 228-5470
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 11th. Please note that parents are not permitted in the building. Davis and Richmond have all staff on deck to help your child navigate to their classroom once they arrive. Please follow the normal arrival procedures to help your child get used to the morning routines.
Class assignments will be available in Home Access Center (HAC) beginning Thursday, August 5th.
We will still offer the Davis/Richmond shuttle this year, however you MUST REGISTER to use this service. Please call the school’s main office to sign-up.
Students who live in walking distance to Davis walk to Davis Primary.
Richmond students walk to Davis Primary and board a shuttle at 7:45 am and are dropped off at Richmond by the 8:00 am start time.
Students who live in walking distance to Richmond walk to Richmond Intermediate.
Davis students walk to Richmond and a board a shuttle at 7:45 am and are dropped off at Davis by the 8:00 am start time.
SAVE THE DATE - Curriculum Night
Save the date for curriculum night.
Davis - Tuesday, August 31st from 6-7:30 p.m.
Richmond - Tuesday, August 24th from 6-7:30 p.m.
On Friday, July 9, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released guidance for school districts that will allow us to plan for the safe return to school for District 303 students and staff in August. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) also released information indicating the adoption of those guidelines.
At the last Learning and Teaching Committee meeting, the District 303 administration shared a comprehensive COVID-19 Mitigation Plan with the School Board that follows the CDC guidelines. The complete presentation can be found here on the district website. In addition, we have included a summary document with this message for your review.
During a special meeting after the Learning and Teaching Committee meeting, the School Board unanimously approved the District 303 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year.
District 303 will follow the CDC/IDPH/ISBE guidelines which include:
Fully vaccinated individuals (those who are now past the two weeks following their second injection) are no longer required to wear masks while in District 303 buildings. Vaccinated individuals may continue to choose to wear masks at any time if they so choose.
Masks should be worn inside by students and staff members who are not fully vaccinated. Under the current CDC/IDPH/ISBE guidelines masking is no longer mandated.
Masks are not required while students and staff members are outside when physical distancing can be maintained.
School buses are considered public transportation and are currently under a federal mandate for masking. Masks are required for everyone while on our school buses or in district vehicles.
Our goal as a district is to maintain continuity for in-person learning. Although masks are no longer mandated, families should carefully weigh the benefits of masking when making decisions for their children. Under the current definition of close contact in schools, when combined with physical distance at a minimum of 3 feet, masking is one strategy that allows students to potentially avoid quarantine when exposed to COVID-19.
District 303 will partner with the University of Illinois to implement weekly screening testing as an additional mitigation strategy. Families will have the opportunity to opt-in to the testing program. Details about the testing program and the consent process will be provided before school starts.
All staff must wear a mask unless they provide proof of vaccination or are enrolled in the screening testing program.
Once visitors are allowed in our schools/buildings, visitors who are unvaccinated will be required to certify they are symptom free and wear a mask while in our schools.
Daily self-certification is no longer required.
Changes to our COVID-19 procedures, including masking, will be subject to recommendations or requirements from the Kane County Health Department, CDC, IDPH, and or ISBE. Factors that will continue to be monitored and considered include but are not limited to rates of local community transmission, rates of school based transmission, or any school-based outbreaks.
District 303 administration will add or remove mitigation strategies based on changes in rates of transmission in our community or schools.
District 303 is committed to making the best decisions possible to keep our students and staff members safe and healthy while they are in our schools. We are excited about our return to school and look forward to welcoming our students and staff members back in August.
Hello Kindergarten Families!
We would like to welcome you and your student to Davis Primary! We are excited to meet both you and your child and to have you become a part of our Davis Family.
On Monday and Tuesday, August 2nd and 3rd, we would like to invite you and your student to come to Davis to have a sneak peak of kindergarten. Please sign up for ONE time slot on the day that works best for your family in SIgn Up Genius HERE
Sign Up Genius Spanish HERE
2021-2022 School Supply List: Davis
2021-2022 School Supply List: Davis (English & Spanish)
Davis School Supply Drop Off
Students are invited to our school supply drop off on Monday, August 9th anytime between 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
At this time, only students are able to enter the building, but we will have many teachers available to direct your child to the correct classroom. It is highly recommended that students wear masks while in the building.
Kindergarteners can enter door 10 off of Horne street.
First graders can enter through door 21 off of 7th Street
Second graders can enter through the front door by the office
While you are waiting outside for your child you will have an opportunity to
Verify how your child is getting to and from school each day
Sign up for PTO
Visit with other Davis families
If you cannot make our supply drop off event, students can bring their supplies the first few days of school. If you would like to verify transportation, please contact the main office.
Richmond School Supply List
School Supply Drop Off
Students are invited to our school supply drop off on Monday, August 9th anytime between 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Please enter through the lunchroom doors in the back of the building near the blacktop. Students will have an opportunity to drop off their school supplies in their classroom. At this time, only students are able to enter the classrooms, however, we will have an opportunity for parents to verify how their child is getting to and from school each day outdoors in the blacktop area. If you cannot make our supply drop off event, students can bring their supplies the first few days of school. If you would like to verify transportation, please contact the main office.
Registration Fees Billing
Registration fees have been entered into Pushcoin and are now open for payment. Fees paid by July 31, 2021 get an early bird discount!
Discounts for internet service at home
The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit provides discounts for internet service at home.
Help your students connect at home
The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary program that provides discounts of up to $50 a month for internet service at home. Participants also get a one-time discount of up to $100 for a device (purchased through a participating provider). A household can qualify if at least one member:
Participates in a federal assistance programs like SNAP or Medicaid;
Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school meal program;
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
Lost a job or experienced a substantial loss of income during the pandemic.
The program can only make a difference if the people who need it know about it, so we are asking you to please help spread the word! Please share information about this opportunity with your students and families. You can access a toolkit of printable and shareable Emergency Broadband Benefit awareness materials, including informational flyers and program applications.
LUNCHROOM SUPERVISORS NEEDED!
Openings in all K-8 Schools.
Guaranteed 3 hours
$12 an hour
Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or firstname.lastname@example.org