Ferson Creek eNews

February 5, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

Well, the weather certainly took a turn over the last couple of days! Like today, we will have car riders enter in the front doors on Monday due to the temperature. Bus riders will also enter the alternative side door as they did today. This way students aren't walking around the entire building in the morning. Using two separate entrances allowed us to still maintain our social distance while getting the students inside as quickly as possible.


Please note that Tuesday is the deadline for bringing in valentines for class celebrations. Late additions cannot be accepted.


I think my family has big plans to spend the next two days indoors, hopefully with some good books and great movies! I hope you find some joy this weekend as well!


Take care,

Kristy

5th Grade Parents- In Person and Remote

Please see the letter here regarding the 5th Grade Human Growth and Development presentation. This presentation will be completed virtually this year, using a narrated slide presentation and short video. In the letter you will find details regarding the content of the presentation as well as a link to view the video. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

5th Grade Parents - 6th Grade Band and Choir

Any and all current 5th grade students are welcome to sign up for Band and Choir for 6th grade, even if they did not do band or choir this year as a 5th grader. Students in middle school will be allowed to play band instruments and sing at school as long as the health situation continues to improve and in accordance with IDPH and state guidelines. Band Instrument selection will take place prior to the start of the 6th grade school year for those who are new to band as well as for those who are already in band, since percussion was the only instrument allowed in band this year. More information will be communicated about the band instrument selection process this spring. If you have further questions please contact the band or music teacher at your school.

RAM Food Drive

Looking for a way to support veterans in our community? Random Acts Matter has organized a food drive for the St. Charles Veterans Center. Details on items they are requesting are below. Thank you for your support!
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Updated Calendar

In the Spring, elementary schools have typically had a half day for conferences. Because of our shortened school day and regular communication between parents and teachers, were are not holding this spring conference day. The district calendar, linked here, has been updated to reflect this change.


Thursday, March 25th, 2021 will now be a regular school day from 8:00 am-1:40 pm. Please reach out to your child's teacher at any point during the year if you have questions or concerns.


Friday, March 26th is still a School Improvement Day for all staff and a non-attendance day for D303 students.

Yearbook Photos

We still need Yearbook photos!! Students and families, though this year may look different than previous years, we still want to put together a great yearbook for your family and we need your help!! Please send us any photos you would like to be included. They could be of your child working on a school project, reading their favorite book, artwork, at home during remote school, having fun during an activity or practicing an instrument. Did they make a giant snowman over winter break and want to share it? Send it to us!


Our goal is to collect as many memories as we can for our 2020-2021 yearbook and remember we are still Better Together, even if we are not all under one roof. Additionally, if your children are remote and didn't get their picture taken for the yearbook, we would love to still include them! Please submit your own headshot to our yearbook coordinators.

Please email any photos or questions to Kristi Bruns and Ashley Holdsworth at aholdswo@gmail.com or via wetransfer.com using aholdswo@gmail.com.

*Remember to include the name of your student and grade level.

We appreciate your support!

Kindergarten Registration

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the District 303 website you will find:


  • The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten


Please direct any friends or neighbors with incoming kindergarteners to the D303 website to get all necessary information.

Middle School Transfer Requests


REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 26


Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.


Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.



Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.


Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.


The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.


haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.

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UPCOMING DATES


  • Tuesday, February 9th -Valentines due to school
  • Monday, February 15th - Presidents' day, No School
  • Thursday, February 25th - End of 2nd Trimester
  • Friday, February 26th - School Improvement Day, No School for Students
  • Friday, March 26th - School Improvement Day, No School for Students
  • Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd - Spring Break
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