Erickson Express

Family Newsletter

August 19, 2021

Dear Erickson Families,

It was nice to see so many families at Information Day! If you were unable to attend Information Day, you can come to Meet the Teacher on August 24th from 2:30-3:30 to find out classroom teachers and bus information (if needed) or call the office 630-529-2223. Please reach out if you ever have any questions, call or email:

Have a great rest of your week!

Stacy Johnston


Important Dates

Tuesday, August 24: Grades K-5: Supply Drop Off/Meet the Teacher 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm @ Erickson

Wednesday, August 25: First Full Day for 1st - 5th grade students: 8:40-3:30

Friday, August 27: Preschool Meet the Teacher 9:30 am class & 1:30 pm class

Monday, August 30: First Full Day for Preschool & Kindergarten

*Please note: 1:40 Early Dismissal Days/School Improvement are on FRIDAY this school year. Early Dismissal/School Improvement days are one Friday per month and students are dismissed at 1:40 while teachers are involved in professional development activities. Please view the calendar below for dates, so you can plan for the future.

Meet the Teacher

Erickson Elementary School will be hosting a Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop-Off event from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm for Kindergarten - 5th grade students on Tuesday, August 24. This is an opportunity for you and your child to come to Erickson before school begins to 1) meet your teacher and 2) drop-off your child’s classroom supplies. This will hopefully provide an easier transition for the first day of school. One adult may attend per child.

First Day of School

First Day of School: The first full day of school is Wednesday, August 25th, for students in first - fifth grade. Kindergarten & Preschool students start school on Monday, August 30th. Students may arrive between 8:25-8:40. Please review the pick up and drop off procedures below.

Grades 1-5 Hours: 8:40-3:30

Kindergarten AM Hours: 8:40-11:30

Kindergarten PM Hours: 12:40-3:30

Preschool AM Hours: 8:50-11:20

Preschool PM Hours: 12:50-3:20

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures: Click here to learn about arrival and dismissal procedures for the 2021-2022 school year. Families should utilize the side parking lot for pick-up and drop-off. The front parking lot is designated for buses only. Morning arrival is between 8:25am-8:40am. Staff begin to supervise students at 8:25 am. Grades K and 4-5 will enter through the front doors. Grades 1-3 will enter through the side of the building. Students will begin to enter the school at 8:30 and go directly to their classrooms. School beings at 8:40.

2021-2022 Erickson Return to Learn Practices & Procedures

2021-2022 Erickson's Return to Learn Practices & Procedures: Click here to learn about the practices and procedures for the 2021-2022 school year. Information in this document reviews mask wearing, snack, lunch, recess, etc.

Pre-Certification Health Form

Pre-Certification Health Form: Please click here to pre-certify your student will have no COVID related symptoms each day they attend school.This will replace the daily Raptor Certification and will need to be completed ONE TIME for the entire school year. Please complete a separate form for each of your District 13 students. Please complete by Monday, August 23.

2021-2022 District 13's Return to Learn Plan

District 13's Return to Learn Plan: Click here to review the document shared by Dr. Bartelt, Superintendent, on August 11th outlining the district's mitigation practices.

PTO Information

Erickson Committee PTO Volunteer Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to volunteer at PTO events throughout the school year.

Erickson Room Parent Sign-Up: Click here to sign-up to help support your child's classroom.

PTO Contact Information: Stay in touch with the PTO by connecting with them on Remind and Twitter.

Erickson Family Calendar

Click here to access the Erickson Family Calendar that will list important events throughout the 2021-2022 school year. This calendar will be included in the Express weekly and updated regularly as PTO events, school events, and other calendar information is added to the school year.

Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten Screening Sign-Up August 25-27: If you have not signed-up for a scheduled kindergarten screening, through PTC Wizard, click on the link below. You must be fully registered to sign up. Kindergarten students are screened for early literacy skills, early math skills and speech/language.

This is the link for parents