Thompson Friday Forecast

Summer Edition - July 23, 2021

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Welcome to the Thompson Middle School 2021-2022 school year! As we transition to the new school year, we are providing all stakeholders with the following information regarding frequently asked middle school questions. We are also including information about the start of this school year, some of which you may already be aware of.

Much work and time goes into setting up accurate schedules for our students in the middle schools. Additionally, we strive to balance class sizes so that the most effective learning environment can be created for all students. Schedules will be available in the Home Access Center (H.A.C.) on Friday, July 30th beginning at 5:00 pm. Thank you for your patience!

Our Material Pick-Up Days are Tuesday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 4th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm each day. Please see the information below in the Friday Forecast for more details about these days. Due to restrictions regarding COVID, only students will be allowed in the building during this time.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 11th. Drop off begins at 8:00 am and classes will begin promptly at 8:30 am. School pictures will be taken during the school day (during PE periods) on Thursday, August 12th.

I would like to welcome Ms. Lindsay Mortensen, Assistant Principal, to our administration team. We are fortunate to be gaining such a talented individual who will be working directly with students and their families in order to support the entire Thompson community.

We are looking forward to partnering with you and appreciate your support of Thompson Middle School! If you have any questions, please call the main office at (331) 228-3100.

Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer!


Chromebook Device Exchange

Next Wednesday, July 28th is the final ITS Chromebook Device exchange for the summer. ITS will be in the Thompson Middle School foyer from noon to 3:00 pm. Please be proactive and check to make sure that your Chromebook is working and ready for the first day of school!
D303 2021-2022 Return to School Plan

Click on this button to view return to school information posted on the District website. Check back frequently for possible updates.

Material Pickup Days

Thompson material pick-up days are Tuesday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 4th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm each day. No sign up is necessary; come whenever you are available.

Due to COVID protocols only students will be allowed in the buildings. We will have many Thompson staff members in the building during this time to assist our Thunder students.

What can students do on material pick-up days?

  • Get a copy of their schedule with hall locker numbers assigned
  • Walk their schedule
  • Locate and put supplies in their lockers
  • Get answers to any scheduling questions

Students can also pick up locks, heart rate monitor straps, and calculators.

  • 6th grade and students new to D303 - 2 locks, heart rate monitor strap, and calculator - free
  • 7th grade students - 2 locks and heart rate monitor strap - free
  • 8th grade students - Replacement items can be purchased through PushCoin and picked up in the main office

What won't we be doing on material pick-up days?
  • Taking student portraits and getting IDs made. This will be done during the school day on Thursday, August 12th.

Please call the main office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3100.

6th Grade Orientation Sessions

Our W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs) leaders will be hosting optional student-only 30 minute orientation sessions for our incoming 6th graders on Friday, August 6th between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. The students will take student-led tours of the building and participate in team-building activities. Students should enter/exit through Door #1 by the flag pole.

Please sign up for a timeslot using the Pick-a-Time link found in the Home Access Center. If you have not signed into Pick-a-Time before, enter your email address and leave the password blank. Please call the office if you have any questions at 331-228-3100.

School Supplies for This Year

Our PTO has teamed up with School Tool Box to give you the option of purchasing pre-packaged school supplies for this year. Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address. You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items. Be sure to place your order early to allow plenty of time for your supplies to be shipped to your home before supply drop off day. Please use this link ( to place your order.

School supply lists for this year can be found on the Thompson registration page by clicking here. Please call the main office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3100!

Summer Camps at Thompson Middle School

Thompson will be holding sports camps the week of August 2nd. We will have volleyball, football, cross country, and cheer camps. Sign up using PushCoin and email Mr. Wilke with questions. Come join in the fun and meet new friends prior to the school year starting!

Early Release Days

Early release days this year will be on Wednesdays instead of Mondays and approximately once per month. The following are the eight 2021-2022 Early Release Days for Middle School:

  • September 1
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • December 1
  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27

These dates can also be found on the Thompson calendar on our website.

Lunchroom Supervisors Needed!

Openings in all K-8 Schools!

Guaranteed 3 hours

$12 an hour

Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or

Picture Day - Thursday, August 12th

Picture Day/School IDs are scheduled for Thursday, August 12th. Students will have their pictures taken during their PE classes. Picture retake day is Thursday, October 14th.

Pre-order pictures on-line to receive special offers:

Please note that the student name on the order should match your child's full first name. For example, if your child's first name is 'Mitchell', don't use 'Mitch' on the LifeTouch site, but instead use 'Mitchell'.

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Incoming 6th Grade and New Student Physicals

A physical examination is required for entrance (first day of school) into Preschool, Kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade. Students who were fully remote last school year and postponed submitting their required physical exam/immunization record for entrance must submit their physical exam and immunization record prior to the first day of school.

Please access District 303's Health Department's Web Page for specific grade level vaccine requirements (including meningococcal vaccine requirements for high school students) and State of Illinois forms. The health history portion of the physical examination form must be completed and signed by a parent in order for the physical to be valid. An appointment card must be submitted to the health office indicating that a physical exam or immunization is scheduled in the event a student's age makes them ineligible for a vaccine prior to the first day of school or the student is scheduled for a physical exam shortly after the first day of school.

The State of Illinois requires that all students entering school for the first time from out of state shall have/submit a physical examination/vaccine record within 30 days of enrollment in school.

All exams must be dated within one year prior to the date the student enters school.

Physical Examinations may be acquired through your primary medical provider. If you do not have a primary medical provider, you may contact Kane County Health Department for referrals to local health clinics that provide such services".

Completed exams and immunizations may be mailed to Thompson or dropped off at the school. For more information please review this document and contact Diane Isbrandt if you have any questions.

Annual Student Registration Update Form

Thompson is missing online registration updates for about ~150 students. If you have not already filled out this short survey, please click on this button and take the time to do so now. Thank you!

School Fees & Food Waivers for 2021-2022

SCHOOL FEES WAIVER: The school fees waiver will ONLY be a PAPER application since there is financial documentation required for income verification. A family can only qualify for a free waiver of fees; there are no reduced fees. The application is on the district website. Questions regarding school fee waivers - Sharon Wlezien at 331-228-5417

FOOD WAIVER: Only one application needs to be completed for each household. Please include ALL family members that live in the household (even those not attending a school). Applications are posted on the district website. In addition, paper applications are available at the schools and the Administration Building as in years past. Unlike the school fees, families can qualify for Reduced. Questions regarding food waivers - Patti Townsend 331-228-6529

Families directly certified by the State of Illinois for the 2021-2022 school year will receive FREE FOOD and their FEES will be WAIVED. If your family is qualified by the state, do NOT need to complete either application. You should have received an approval letter in the mail in July.

Saints Family Fun Fest

Saints Family Fun Fest is an annual event to celebrate the end of summer, and kick-off the new school year. Sponsored and produced by the Athletic Boosters, the event centers around our student-athletes, highlighting the many sports teams at St. Charles East. Additionally, the event is an opportunity to bring families new and old from the community to visit the school that plays such a significant part in people’s lives. To frame the motto, “It’s a Great Day to be a Saint!”
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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above!

Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, August 3 - Material Pickup Day 2:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, August 4 - Material Pickup Day 2:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, August 6 - Incoming 6th Grade Orientation Sessions
  • Wednesday, August 11 - First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 12 - Pictures/IDs during the school day
  • Wednesday, September 1 - Early Release Day
  • Friday, September 3 - No School for Students - Teacher Institute Day
  • Monday, September 6 - No School for Students - Labor Day Holiday
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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal

Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator

Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator

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