Empowering Students: Engaging, Supporting, Succeeding
September 9, 2022
What's Happening in September
- Fri. September 9: International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
- Sat. September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
- Sun. September 11: Patriot Day: A Day of Remembrance 9.11
- Mon. September 12: Board of Education Meeting 7:15pm- at OEHS or live stream
- Thur. September 22: Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry at Long Beach, 5-6:30pm
- Mon. September 26: Board of Education Meeting 7:15pm- at OEHS or live stream
For complete District Calendar of Events, please click here.
PRIDE (Proudly Recognizing Individuals Demonstrating Excellence)
Nomination period is always open
Any SD 308 employee, student, parent, community member, or alumni may nominate a current teacher/employee for consideration
Self-nominations NOT accepted
Duplicate nominations for the same individual during the same month NOT accepted
To nominate, complete: the online nomination form at: www.sd308.org/PRIDENomination
Ninth Annual - SD 308 and Allied First Bank Food Drive
The shortage of bus drivers here and across our area continues to create issues with timeliness of getting students to and from school. Additionally, transportation for our student athletics and activities is becoming more difficult as the timing of these events requires that students depart before school bus routes are complete.
Junior High Athletic Transportation Suspended
Unfortunately, the timing of dismissal at the elementary schools conflicts with the timing of athletic transportation needs at junior high, and without a full staff of drivers, it’s not possible to do both.
For these reasons, transportation for junior high sporting contests will not be provided for the fall athletic season. Parents will need to arrange for students to be driven to away contests and home afterwards, as buses will not be available. All junior high contests are hosted within the district at SD308 schools.
Supervision will be provided at the school for athletes until 4pm on days with away contests to allow parents/guardians time to pick-up their child at school and provide transportation to the hosting school before the start of the contest at 4:30pm. Parents may choose to arrange carpools between teammates to assist with rides, however, due to liability concerns, the district cannot coordinate this.
For parents choosing to withdraw their child from a sport due to this change, a full refund will be provided until the first contest, please contact the main office.
Prior to the start of the winter athletic season, a transportation update will be provided. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Be a Bus Driver! Help Spread the Word!
We are in need of several more drivers!! If you don't have your CDL yet it's ok, the district will walk you through the process and even help with the expense!
Bus Route Information
Not Riding The Bus?
If you student(s) are assigned to a route and you are NOT using bus transportation, please let us know! Complete this quick four question form if we can remove your student(s) from our bus roster. Thank you!
Transportation Phone Line: (630)636-2999 Spanish: (630)636-2986
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Due Oct. 1
Those who qualify for free or reduced cost meals must complete an application. The deadline to apply is October 1. Information and the application can be found here. This is the same program that was in place prior to COVID-19.
Chromebook Insurance Open Enrollment
It is once again that time of year to obtain coverage for your student's Chromebook, open enrollment is here! The insurance policy is for accidental damage and theft. There is no deductible and it will cover all repair costs and the cost of replacement should it get stolen. With the average repair cost above $50, it more than pays for itself the first time you use it and you can take advantage of it an unlimited number of times during the coverage year.
We highly recommend that every 5th - 12th grade family whose student(s) have a take home device to consider enrolling in this program. Check the flyer for all the information on how to register, enrollment dates, and the cost.
Please Spread The Word- We're Hiring!!
The district still has many job openings!
We have positions that are both full and part-time. There are openings for those with certifications and those without. Entry-level and experienced staff welcome!
If you're interested, we can help match you to a position that works with your interests and availability! Please feel free to email our recruitment specialist for assistance. View all openings and apply at www.sd308.org/jobs.
Our next OPEN INTERVIEW date is Sept. 20 from 4:30-6pm at the District Administration Center (4175 Route 71, Oswego). Walk-in and we'll help you find a career with SD 308. You'll get your application in and preliminary interview done that night!
- No paraprofessional license required - we will help you get licensed
- No experience required
- The short-term approval lasts for 3 years and you only need a high school diploma/GED
- $14.50 an hour
- 2nd shift positions available
- No experience required
- $14.50 an hour
- COVID-19 cases are not reported by specific classroom, however school data can be found on the metrics page of our website. Cases of COVID-19 are self-reported, these numbers do not contain students/staff who may be out sick but did not report a positive COVID-19 result.
- 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.
- Free Testing is available at several loctions across the state, learn more here.
Share a Smile 🙂
Use this simple form to send a virtual smile to any staff member at SD308! The recipient will recieve a nice card including your message- which will brighten their day! Thank you for helping us let our staff know how important they are, and how much we appreciate all they do for our students!