Daniel Wright Junior High School E-Notice July 28, 2021

Sixth-Grade Orientation

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Daniel Wright sixth-graders and their parents are invited to an in person orientation about the school at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 2. The event takes place in the school gymnasium. Principal Michelle Blackley will provide an overview of the junior high school and expectations for sixth-grade for the upcoming school year. If families cannot make the orientation, the presentation will be recorded and we will post it on our YouTube channel following the meeting. Depending on overall attendance, a three foot distance may not be possible. It is recommended that masks be worn by both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees.

The academic calendar for 2021-2022 can be found on both the school and district home pages, please mark your calendars with these important dates at the start of the new school year.

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Locker Set Up Dates and Times:

In order to provide students with an opportunity to locate their lockers and organize their school supplies prior to the start of school, we will be offering Locker Set Up Days. Volunteers will be available on the dates and times listed above to help students locate their lockers, use their combinations, and organize their supplies. We encourage students to visit Daniel Wright on their grade level’s assigned day; however, students may come on a different grade level day if that better fits their summer schedules. Please note that students will not be able to access their lockers on Tuesday, Aug. 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 18 due to opening year staff meetings at DW. Time is given to all students on the first day of school for locker set up if you are unable to attend one of the dates listed above.

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Class Schedules Online Aug 6:

Upon verification of residency, completion of registration and payment of school fees, students will have online access to their class schedule for the 2021-2022 school year on Friday, Aug. 6. Online viewing and at home printing is available through our student information system, Unified Classroom.

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School Supplies & Reading Assignments:

School supply information for classroom supplies is available on our website. Required summer reading books and directions can also be found on our website.

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Health Exams & Sports Physicals:

Students entering the sixth-grade must have a physical exam with proof of immunizations on file with the school nurse prior to the first day of school, Thursday, August 19. Physical examinations are required to be completed within one year prior to entrance into sixth-grade or upon transfer into Illinois from out of state or out of the country.

Students planning on playing a sport at Daniel Wright must have a current physical on file with the school. Physicals for sports are valid for 395 days from the date of the examination.

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Busing Change Form

Please read and fill out the D103 Change in Bus Stop Request form ONLY if you would like to request a different bus stop when school begins due to day care matters or parental joint custody.

This request form must be filled out annually. For transportation questions, please call (847) 295-8258 or email Schoolbus@d103.org.

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Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair

Assistant Principal Nina Nusbaum