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August 28, 2020

Important Information

Please remember that all persons, including students, staff, and visitors, are expected to wear a mask when present at school buildings or on school grounds. This includes before and after school when dropping off or picking up students from the building. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Monday 8/31

  • Full-Day Remote Learning

Tuesday 9/1

  • Odd Day - All students are remote and synchronous for periods 1,3,5,7
  • PTO Meeting @ 6:00 PM outside of the front entrance - bring a chair and a mask

Wednesday 9/2

  • Even Day - All students are remote and synchronous for periods 2,4,6,8

Thursday 9/3

  • Odd Day - All students are remote and synchronous for periods 1,3,5,7

Friday 9/4

  • Institute Day - No Students

Back to School Night

On Thursday, September 3, St. Charles East/North intended to host our Back to School Night for the 2020-21 school year. As much as we would like to invite you into the building to meet our staff, the current situation warrants us to shift our plan to a virtual opportunity to meet your child’s teachers. Teachers will be recording video introductions for each of their classes to share with you about class expectations, information about the course, and how to get in contact with them for any questions or support for your child. All videos will be posted to our website on Friday, September 11. When the videos are posted, you will receive an email informing you they are available. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Technical Support Resources

e-Learning technical support resources for families.

Senior Portraits & Yearbook Pictures

Any senior wanting to be included in the 2020-2021 yearbook must have their senior yearbook picture taken by Root Studios, the official yearbook photographer of St. Charles North High School. Even if you do not plan to purchase photos from Root Studios, seniors must commit to a complimentary sitting with them this fall. Please look out for information from Root Studios that includes an online sign up for an appointment. Sitting sessions are taking place at St. Charles North High School in September and October.

2019-2020 Yearbook Information

If you ordered a 2019-2020 Yearbook, they are available for pickup in the main office on weekdays from 7:30 am-3:00 pm. Please ensure you wear a mask to visit the building.

We have extra 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Yearbooks available! If you did not purchase a yearbook for either of these two years, please contact Lindsay.Boynton@d303.org to arrange for purchase and pickup of your yearbook.

Welcome Back on behalf of the PTO!

To welcome the North Staff “physically back” the North students “in spirit” back to school, the PTO hung a staff banner inside the main entrance and a student banner on the football fence. We hope these good wishes bring a smile to the staff and students!

PTO Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, September 1, at 6:00 PM to find out what is currently happening with the PTO, Student Council, and at St. Charles North High School. Principal Christenson, Assistant Principal for Instructional Programs, and a North Counselor, will be available for a Question and Answer time.

We will meet outside the main entrance. Please bring a chair, and remember, a mask is required. Thank you, and we hope to see you at the meeting!

Community Unit School District 303 Information and News

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August 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 strives to provide all students with the best opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally in school. As part of this commitment, District 303 is enhancing our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) across the district for the 2020-2021 school year.

This year, students in grades 2-5 and students in 6-12 will be completing a universal screening tool to assess their academic, social, and emotional learning skills. The use of universal screening allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides us with the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with academic, social, and emotional learning.

One of the universal screening tools used by the District is the ECRA SEL Survey, which focuses on the following areas:

● Responsible Decision Making

● Self-Regulation

● Social/Relationships

The ECRA SEL Survey will be completed three times this school year during the weeks of August 31st through September 10, January 18 through January 29, and April 26 through May 7. If a screening shows that a student will benefit from additional skill development, parents will be contacted and will work in collaboration with school staff to problem-solve and determine the next steps.

Additional information about this screener and other assessments in District 303 may be found on our website at http://district.d303.org/assessment-accountability. Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring each of our students has the opportunity to achieve academic and social-emotional success.

Please feel free to contact your building principal or me if you have any questions.


David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability



Encuesta ECRA SEL

Agosto de 2020

Estimado padre/guardián:

El Distrito Escolar de la Unidad Comunitaria 303 de St. Charles se esfuerza por proporcionar a todos los estudiantes la mejor oportunidad de tener éxito académico, social y de comportamiento en la escuela. Como parte de este compromiso, el Distrito 303 está mejorando nuestros Sistemas de Apoyo de Múltiples Niveles (MTSS, por sus siglas en inglés) a través del distrito para el año escolar 2020-2021.

Este año, los maestros de 2º a 5º grado y los estudiantes de 6º a 12º grado completarán una herramienta de evaluación universal para medir las habilidades de aprendizaje académico, social y emocional de todos los estudiantes. El uso de la evaluación universal nos permite refinar y fortalecer nuestros esfuerzos para ayudar a todos los estudiantes a alcanzar el éxito, tomando medidas positivas y preventivas lo antes posible. Esto también nos da la oportunidad de ayudar a los estudiantes que pueden necesitar apoyo adicional con el aprendizaje académico, social y emocional.

Uno de los instrumentos de detección universal utilizados por el Distrito es la Encuesta ECRA SEL, que se centra en las siguientes áreas:

● Toma de decisiones responsables

● Autorregulación

● Social/Relaciones

La Encuesta ECRA SEL se completará tres veces este año escolar durante las semanas del 31 de agosto al 10 de septiembre, del 18 de enero al 29 de enero y del 26 de abril al 7 de mayo. Si una evaluación muestra que un estudiante se puede beneficiar del desarrollo de habilidades adicionales, los padres serán contactados y trabajarán en colaboración con el personal de la escuela para resolver el problema y determinar los próximos pasos.

Información adicional acerca de este examen y otras evaluaciones en el Distrito 303 se puede encontrar en nuestro sitio web en http://district.d303.org/assessment-accountability. Gracias por su apoyo y asistencia para asegurar que cada uno de nuestros estudiantes tenga la oportunidad de alcanzar el éxito académico y socio-emocional.

Por favor, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el director/a de su edificio o conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta.


David Chiszar

Director Ejecutivo de Evaluación y Rendición de Cuentas



District 303 Food Service

Remote Lunch Order Form

North Star students now have the ability to order lunch from our school's food service provider, Quest. When purchased, paid and reduced students PushCoin account will be debited.

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Formulario de pedido de almuerzo remoto

Los estudiantes de North Star ahora tienen la posibilidad de pedir el almuerzo al proveedor de servicios de alimentos de nuestra escuela, Quest. Cuando se compran, pagan y reducen la cuenta PushCoin de los estudiantes se debitará.

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Let's Talk!

​Let’s Talk provides a way for you to tell us what you think, ask us a question, or compliment a staff member.