august 2020

Updates during this ever changing time.

what you'll find, as you scroll...

There is a lot of important information in this edition of The District 25 Dish, like:

Thank you! Click around and enjoy!

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calendar changes include:

  • School year start and end dates
  • Trimester & Quarter dates
  • Progress Report Issue dates
  • Additional Remote Learning Planning Days
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will continue beyond august 26 but with changes

Wednesday, August 26th is the final day of open food distribution for the summer. However, beginning Wednesday, September 2nd the following options are available to our enrolled District 25 students & families:

  1. Who Qualifies: ONLY students enrolled in District 25.
  2. Qualifying free & reduced students will receive weekly meals for free with a coupon provided by the District. Communication about this process will be sent directly to families who qualify.
  3. All other students/families can use the contact information in #5 below to place an order for meals for a particular week, at a cost.
  4. A five day bag will contain both breakfast and lunch for the week for days that school is in session and will cost $24.25 (based on a five day week).
  5. Any questions or clarifications should be directed toward our Department of Food Services: Chris Kasprzak ( | 847.228.2077


  • Wednesdays beginning September 2nd
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Thomas Middle School
  • Must present a dated coupon.
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classroom assignments

Elementary School Classroom Assignments for the 2020-2021 school year will be shared with families between Tuesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 20. Middle School families will also receive notification of their student's Homeroom Assignment and Team Assignment between Tuesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 20. This information is being shared earlier than usual in an attempt to help families plan for the upcoming school year.

If you do not receive your classroom assignment by the end of the day Thursday, please reach out to your school principal.

Principals and teachers will share more detailed information over the next two weeks.

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Out and About | Save the Bees! | Lu Finch
Our teachers teach from a personal place. #d25ItsPersonal has become a way for our teachers and staff to share daily occurrences, and reasons why they do what they do for a living and why it's fulfilling, right here in District 25. Here is a look at a few tweets that show our staff's personal side!
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emergency rental assistance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, with the help of Open Communities is offering an Emergency Rental Assistance program to Illinois residents who are eligible. Applications will be accepted through August 21, 2020.

Please check out the flyers below:



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