New Parent Orientation
Administration will share general information on DW procedures, processes and scheduling during an in-person informational session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, for our families who are new to District 103 and for the families of our incoming sixth-graders. The meeting is in the Daniel Wright (DW) Cafeteria.
- We encourage students who are new to D103 to attend with their families.
If your child attended the Fly Up orientation in May with their fifth-grade class, it is not necessary for them to attend this orientation. They are welcome to attend if they are interested in hearing the presentation again.
Class schedules will be available online by Noon Monday, August 7 for families who have completed registration.
- To access schedules, after logging into PowerSchool, go to the My Schedule option on the left hand side of the screen toward the bottom of the page.
If parents have forgotten their PowerSchool password, please click on the forgot password link in PowerSchool.
If families still cannot access PowerSchool, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For registration questions, please email Carey Murphy at email@example.com or call 847-295-1560.
Locker Setup Information
In order to provide students with an opportunity to locate their lockers and organize their school supplies prior to the start of school, Daniel Wright is offering Locker Setup Days. Volunteers will be available on the dates and times listed below to help students locate their lockers, use their combinations, and organize their supplies. Teachers will not be present on these days. We encourage students to come during their grade level’s assigned day; however, students may visit the school on a different grade level day if that better fits their summer schedule.
- Grade 6: Tuesday, August 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Grades 7 and 8: Wednesday, August 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
If students are unable to attend one of the assigned locker setup days, please note that time is given to all students on the first day of school for locker setup.
Students MAY NOT access their lockers on Tuesday, August 22, and Wednesday, August 23, due to back to school staff meetings at DW.
Health Forms Due Now
The physical and updated vaccines are mandated for entry into school for children entering the following grade levels:
- All new students to D103
- All kindergarten students
- All sixth-grade students
These forms are due before the start of the school year, no exceptions. Please check with your child's pediatrician should you have any questions regarding your child's vaccine status.
Over the summer, all students entering sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade are required to read specific grade level novels. Please refer to the Summer Reading Lists on the DW website to access each grade level's specific summer reading letter and possible corresponding questions.
The goal of Daniel Wright Junior High School library is to maintain a collection of material that supports the curriculum and provides for individual needs, interests, abilities, and maturity levels.
Materials are selected on the basis of encouraging the acquisition of knowledge and developing literary, cultural, and aesthetic appreciation and ethical standards.
Students may freely select resource center materials as well as receive guided selection of materials appropriate to specific, planned learning experiences.
Library materials are selected with the needs of the diverse student population served. Included in the collection are books that have more mature content (equivalent to PG-13). These books may include some inappropriate language and more mature situations and/or subject matter. These books are predominately labeled with a “YA” (Young Adult) sticker on the spine of the book.
Daniel Wright understands that families may have different values and beliefs. Please complete the Young Adult form if you do NOT give consent for your child to read YA resources from the Daniel Wright School Library.
Meet Your Teachers - 6th-Grade Only
8:00 to 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 22. Sixth-graders are given the opportunity to meet their teachers.
Daniel Wright does not schedule a meet the teacher visit for seventh- and eighth-graders.
Students may also drop off their school supplies if they missed the locker setup event.
If sixth-grade families are unable to visit school during this time, parents may meet teachers during curriculum night, which is scheduled for the end of the month. Students are discouraged from attending curriculum night.