April 8, 2022
Thoughts from Dr. Pacatte
This is the time of year when our administrators and teacher teams begin interviewing for new colleagues to join us for the upcoming school year. It is always an exciting time as we meet new people and share all of the great opportunities that are available in Gurnee School District 56. As with many school districts in our area, we spent this school year with unfilled positions. Many of our staff are being shuffled daily to different positions as a result of the substitute shortage. It is difficult to go to work knowing that you may not end up doing what you thought you were going to do. Every day our schools are faced with having to move people, ask teachers to give up their planning periods to keep things going. Our transportation department remains one or two sick drivers away from having to cancel busing for a route or two (which we had to do this school year). In the almost 40 years I have been in education, I have never seen anything like this.
We are expecting fewer applicants for our open positions and more vacancies to remain when we start the 22-23 school year. In addition to teachers, we will have vacant support positions including instructional aides, custodians, bus drivers, lunchroom supervisors, and substitute (guest) teachers. We can use your help!
If you or anyone you know is looking for employment, please encourage them to contact our district (847) 336-0800 to discuss our vacancies as well as compensation packages or click this link to view vacancies. While most of our positions run during the school year, we do have custodial positions that run year round. We are willing to work with qualified applicants to create part-time positions and combine staff to create the full time coverage that we need when possible. Please help spread the word so we are able to provide our students with all of the resources and services they deserve.
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Returning Student Registration 2022-2023
Important dates for the Returning Student Registration 2022-2023
D56 is still collecting donations to provide humanitarian relief for the refugees impacted by the latest world conflict. The deadline is April 15, 2022. The last day to drop off donations at the school buildings and the district office is April 14, 2022. There is NO SCHOOL on April 15, 2022.
Lake County Superintendents Association P.O. Box 274, Grayslake, IL 60030 www.lcsupts.org Learning...Caring...Sharing March 25, 2022 Dear Gurnee School District 56 Families, The Lake County Superintendents Association (LCS) is leading a collection drive to provide humanitarian rel...
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From The Illinois Department of Public Health
Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful and overwhelming. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will help you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient. #StressAwarenessMonth
Resources that can help: https://www.cdc.gov/howrightnow/resources/index.html