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March 19, 2021

Weekly Calendar

Monday, March 22

  • Odd Periods: Group A Remote/Group B In-Person/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • No Extended Learning Periods

Tuesday, March 23

  • Even Periods: Group A Remote/Group B In-Person/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 5th Period (1:10), 1st Period (1:50)

Wednesday, March 24

  • Odd Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 6th Period (1:10), 8th Period (1:50)

Thursday, March 25

  • Even Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 3rd Period (1:10), 7th Period (1:50)

Friday, March 26

  • No Students - School Improvement Day

Spring Break

There will be no school from March 29 through April 2. School offices will be open Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Classes will resume on April 5.

North News

Summer School 2021

High School Summer School 2021 information is available. Click here for more information and to register for summer school.

Scholastic Art Competition 2021

Congratulations to Natalie Lamb, National Silver Medalist at the Scholastic Art Competition 2021!

More than 80,000 students submitted nearly 230,000 works of art and writing to the 2020 Scholastic Awards. Natalie Lamb's work was selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Only 2,000 works received a National Medal, which places Natalie within the top 1% of all submissions!

Since 1923, the Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers from across the country. Natalie is now part of that legacy, joining the ranks of notable alumni, including Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol—all of whom won Scholastic Awards when they were teens.

We are proud to publish the work of Natalie in our Online Galleries at artandwriting.org in June. Her work will also be listed in the Yearbook 2021, a companion publication to The Best Teen Art and The Best Teen Writing anthologies, which feature a selection of work by National Medalists.

Bass Fishing Team

Anyone interested in joining this year's Bass Fishing Team should plan on attending a virtual informational meeting on Wednesday, March 24, at 2:30 PM. Email or talk to Coach Pinks (timothy.pinks@d303.org) to get the Team login in code or get more information. Hope to see you there!

National Honor Society

Attention Current Sophomores and Juniors!

  • Do you have a weighted or unweighted GPA of 4.5 or above?
  • Do you participate in clubs/sports/activities at SCN and our community?
  • Do you do service and/or hold leadership positions?

If you answered YES to any of these, you might want to consider applying for the National Honor Society. Use the Google Classroom Code hmv4ztw to get more information and this year’s application! All applications are due by May 7, 2021!

Seal of Biliteracy

Do you communicate in another language other than English? Are you enrolled in a world language course at SCN? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might want to consider taking the Seal of Biliteracy exam.

Students who meet the state-approved proficiency level in speaking, listening, reading and writing, may receive the Seal of Biliteracy or Commendation distinction on their diploma and transcript. In addition, many colleges and universities accept the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to two years of foreign language coursework taken in high school and may provide college credit.

Please visit the North High School website to find out more information about the test, the associated fee, and registration for the exam. The test will be administered on Saturday, April 10. The deadline to sign up for signing up is Wednesday, April 7.

Sello de alfabetización bilingüe

¿Te comunicas en otro idioma en casa? ¿Estás inscrito en un curso de idioma del mundo en SCN? ¿Te gustaría poner tu dominio de ese idioma a la prueba? Si tu respuesta es Sí, a alguna de estas preguntas, considera tomar el examen de alfabetización bilingüe.

Estudiantes que demuestren comprensión de discurso, comprensión auditiva, lectura y escritura, a un nivel aprobado por el estado podrán recibir el Sello de Alfabetización Bilingüe o un reconocimiento distinguido en su diploma y en su expediente académico. Además, varias universidades y colegios aceptan el Sello de Alfabetización como un equivalente de dos años de un curso de lenguaje extrajero tomado en la preparatoria y pueden proveer crédito universitario.

Visita la página de North High School, para saber más información, cargos asociados, o para registrarte al examen. El examen será administrado el 10 de Abril. El último día para registrarse es el miércoles 7 de abril.

SCN School Store Spring Sale

Attention Shoppers! SCN School Store is hosting another online Sale! Check out our NEW Spring items and SCN Parent’s shirts. Visit our site: SCN Online School Store.

All proceeds go directly to student scholarships. For each $20 you spend, you receive a chance to win a FREE item valued at $10 or less. The winner will be contacted at the end of the sale.

The sale runs March 5 - 26, with orders ready for pick up the week of April 11. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer! Support your North Stars!

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Tri-M Music Honor Society Music Drive

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting a Music Drive from March 15 through March 25. During this drive, they will be collecting used/old instruments, music equipment, and any old sheet music or accessories for underprivileged kids and schools. All collections will be donated to the charity, Hungry For Music, and they will get these donations to the kids and/or schools. Collections will start at 7:20 AM and end at 3:30 PM Monday - Friday. Donations can be dropped off at the vestibule at North. On Saturday, March 20, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, we will be collecting donations in the back of the school by the music doors. Thank you for supporting the Tri-M Music Honor Society Music Drive!

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Junior Class STUCO Fundraising Events

These upcoming restaurant nights are a great way to support our Junior Class Student Council!
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LRC News

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PTO News

SCN Pizza Night March 25!

Save the date if you love pizza! Kick-off Spring Break with your family and friends and enjoy a delicious Taylor Street pizza! The North PTO has partnered with Taylor Street Pizza to give you 50% off your cheese pizza, any size, on Thursday, March 25, from 3:00 - 9:00 PM. Enjoy!

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District 303 News

Elementary Intra-District Transfer Information

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Información de transferencia dentro del distrito de primaria

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Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2, 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Illinois de los 5Esenciales

Estimados Padres y Guardianes,

El Distrito 303 participa en la Encuesta Anual de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales (Illinois 5Essentials Survey) que recolecta las opiniones de nuestros estudiantes, maestros y padres. Su participación en la porción para padres de esta encuesta le dará la oportunidad de compartir lo que piensa con respecto a ciertos elementos importantes de efectividad escolar. Las respuestas nos ayudarán a entender las condiciones de la escuela de su(s) hijo(s) y guiarán nuestros esfuerzos de mejoría. Las respuestas son confidenciales y nunca se conectarán ni usted ni a su(s) hijo(s).

La Encuesta para Padres se encuentra abierta y permanecerá así hasta el 2 de abril del 2021. Para tomar esta encuesta, por favor, visite https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ y seleccione la encuesta apropiada. Como parte de este comunicado, hemos incluido imágenes de la página de inicio con información adicional sobre cómo acceder a la encuesta. En particular, asegúrese de que indique “Kane County” en la sección que indica el condado, aunque su hogar o la escuela de su hijo pertenezca al condado de DuPage. Esto le permitirá seleccionar la escuela de su(s) hijo(s) correctamente.

Se les pide a todos los maestros del Distrito 303, al igual que a estudiantes de 4º a 12º grado, que completen esta encuesta. Los reportes de los 5 Esenciales (5Essentials Reports) se generarán para las escuelas si sus maestros y/o estudiantes cumplen con el umbral de índice de respuesta del 50 por ciento. Los maestros trabajaran con los estudiantes para ayudarles a ingresar y tomar la encuesta de estudiantes.

En nombre de la Junta Educativa del Estado de Illinois, la Encuesta de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales es administrada en línea por UChicago Impact en la Universidad de Chicago. La encuesta recauda información relacionada a cinco indicadores que pueden predecir importantes resultados estudiantiles, incluyendo mejoría en asistencia y mayores ganancias en las calificaciones de los exámenes. Estos cinco indicadores que afectan y predicen el éxito escolar son:

  • Líderes Eficaces

  • Maestros Colaboradores

  • Familias Involucradas

  • Entornos de Apoyo

  • Instrucción Ambiciosa

Valoramos sus comentarios y apreciamos que se tome el tiempo para proporcionarnos su opinión. Para más información sobre la Encuesta de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales, o si tiene cualquier pregunta o preocupación, por favor, contacte al servicio al cliente de los 5 Esenciales al 1-866-440-1874 o 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

District 303 Resources

Pop-Up Market

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Mercado Emergente

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District 303 Meal Distribution Information

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Información de distribución de comidas del Distrito 303

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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.