District 109 Community Update

March 5th, 2021

Three Days Away

We are pivoting to our full remote & full in-person learning models on Monday and have tons of resources for you to check out and ensure you are up to speed on everything! This is all information that was sent out earlier this week, but is just gathered in one place for you. Click on the buttons below:

New Welcome Back Videos!

We have produced a video for elementary and separate videos for Caruso & Shepard! Info applies to both remote and in person learners. Click on the buttons below!

COVID News & Metrics Update

-Ramping up of SHIELD testing continues to go well


-Current SHIELD positivity rate is 0.25%


-Lake County Health Department has improved their data reporting turnaround time (we were looking at CDC previously due to this issue) so you will now see county data incorporated as well


-Make sure to fill out the new daily health certification starting on Monday!

DPS 109 COVID News Update: Friday, March 5

March CTAD Newsletter: Local Spring Break Ideas

Local parents share creative ideas for spring break and outdoor activities in CTAD's March newsletter - plus the latest "You Got This!" drug prevention ad celebrating youth in our community. http://bit.ly/news0321

MAP Scores: What Do They Mean and How Should We Look at Them in a Pandemic?

If you missed the webinar with our Teaching & Learning department this week, that's OK! Here's a recording.

Board of Education Meeting Agenda & Zoom Info

Monday's Board of Education Meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. It will be held virtually and allow for limited on-site attendance at the District Office.


Here is the agenda & information about participating in public comment.


Here is the Zoom link.

Something GOOD: Gearing Up For A Virtual Musical

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The BEST Thing We Saw This Week: A Tribute to Jack

88-year-old Jack Riggio just spent his last day on the job as a crossing guard near Caruso Middle School! He has served our community for 20+ years and we are so thankful. Members of the Deerfield Police Department came out to honor his last day today and he was featured on WGN News! (video below)
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88-year-old crossing guard in Deerfield retires after two decades