109 News

August 26, 2022 - Issue 1

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The #109Way

What A First Few Weeks!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The school year has begun with sunny skies and wide smiles for staff and students. The sense of relief to have "school look like school again" is palpable and energizing for staff and students alike. "Well begun is half done" goes the idiom and starting as well as we have makes us look forward to the year ahead all the more. We hope and trust that you and your student(s) have settled into something of a routine at this point and want to take a moment to underscore how deeply appreciative we are to our community for sending us such remarkable students.

Michael V. Simeck

Superintendent of Schools

SHIELD Take Home Testing - Kits Going Home Today

Those families who *opted in* to do take-home SHIELD testing should be receiving kits to bring home today. One completed test should be brought to school first thing on Monday and dropped in the collection box in the school's front lobby. Visit our website for instructions and FAQ related to at-home COVID testing.

IMPORTANT: If you filled out the consent form on August 11th or later, your child will NOT receive tests for this month. As we cautioned in our Back To School Checklist, processing rosters takes SHIELD Illinois some time. Those who completed consent on August 11th or after will begin receiving test kits in September.

Did your child test positive for COVID at home?

Make sure to fill out this form to let your school nurse know, and then someone from the building will be in contact to discuss the next steps with you.

What's Good in 109: Amazing Student Speakers and Adorable Kindergarteners

If you're new to the district, welcome! We like to share What's Good in 109 in every newsletter, at every board meeting, and on social media as much as possible. Check out some of the latest good things below, including Owen & Maya stealing the show at our all-staff assembly and some hilarious interviews with our newest kindergarteners!
Hanging Out With The Class of 2031

B.O.E. Recap

Get a recap of last night's Board of Education meeting on our website by clicking the graphic. These are always posted on the DPS 109 website in the days following the monthly meeting, and will be included in the issue of 109 News following the most recent meeting for your convenience.

Community Corner: News From The Village of Deerfield & Deerfield Police Dept.

DPS 109 takes pride in being a great community partner to our other local government organizations. Please see this announcement from the Deerfield Police Department this afternoon relating to firearm safety programs that are available to residents.

The Month Ahead - Upcoming Dates to Know

  • September 5: NO SCHOOL
  • September 13: Next edition of 109 News
  • September 22: Board of Education meeting @ 7 p.m.
  • September 26: NO SCHOOL