Weekly Warrior

for the week of September 6, 2021

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Mission Statement

"Inspiring a community of learners to believe in themselves and achieve their potential"

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Important Dates Coming Up

Parent Open House Night - Thursday, September 9, 2021

Open House is Tonight!

Around 6PM today parents and students will receive an e-mail from Mr. Da Costa with a link to a slideshow with every teacher's presentation. If you have any problems accessing the slideshow please let us know.

Since the presentation (and if applicable, videos) will be saved to the Google Cloud, you do not have to watch them at 6PM or all at once. They will be available to be accessed at later times.

Spirit Days

  • Friday, Sep 10, 2021- Football Jersey/Shirt for Start of NFL Season
  • Friday, Sep 17, 2021- Exercise Day
  • Friday, Sep 24, 2021 - Winston Spirit

Safety Drill Updates

District 15 is strongly committed to school safety. Each year, school are required by by Illinois School Code to conduct the following drills:

  • Three evacuation drills. One of the three evacuation drills must be supervised by the fire department.

  • One bus evacuation drill.

  • One severe weather/shelter-in-place drill.

  • Two law enforcement (lockdown) drills. One of these two law enforcement drills must be a staff initiated lock-down. The schools also conduct an annual drill review meeting with principals and representatives from police and fire departments to continuously improve each school’s readiness to respond to an emergency and/or crisis situation.

House Bill 2400 (The School Safety Drill Act) states:

  • All lockdown drills will be announced to all school personnel and students prior to the commencement of the drill.

  • Schools will provide sufficient information and notification to parents and guardians in advance of any lockdown drill that involves the participation of students.

  • Schools will provide parents and guardians an opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating in the walk-through lockdown drill.

  • Schools will provide alternative safety education and instruction related to an active threat or active shooter event to students who do not participate in a walk-through lockdown drill to provide them with essential information, training, and instruction through less sensorial safety training methods.

Building administrators will notify families of upcoming drills at least one week in advance of the drill. If you prefer your child does NOT participate in the yearly required lockdown drills, please complete this form. Please submit one form for each of your children you are opting out.

Winston Spirit Wear



Cross Country Dine & Share

Coach Soto wanted to send this out so you can mark your calendars. Our cross country team is doing 2 Dine N Shares this year to help buy team T-shirts for every kid. Here are the dates for both. Feel free to pass the word to friends and family!

Photos Dine N Share: Sep 8- Sep 11.

You must mention Winston Cross Country and our team gets 10% of all sales. Go in anytime from 9/8 through 9/11

Address: 301 N Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067

Culvers: Monday Sep 20. 5-8 PM

Our team gets back 20% for every purchase.

Address:1765 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL 60074

Parent/Student Handbook

The 2021-22 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online! You can view it here.

  • The annual handbook is a summary of Board of Education policies governing District 15. The complete School District 15 Board of Education Policy Manual is available for public review at the District office and on the District 15 BoardDocs website. State and federal laws require school districts to notify parents and students about certain rights, responsibilities, and procedures; you will find that information in this handbook. This handbook may be amended during the year.

The handbook offers information pertinent to the District as a whole. Some programs and procedures may differ from school to school, based on the size and location of the building, the grades served, the facilities available, and the programs conducted at the school. Your school administrators will inform you of these additional procedures. The handbook is intended to be a handy resource, but is not meant to take the place of personal communication between home and school. Please feel free to call your child’s school if you have any questions on programs or procedures, or consult your school’s website.

Bikes / Skateboards

From the Student Handbook:

  • Students may ride their bikes to school. For the safety of all students, all bikes must be walked on school property. Students should also walk their bikes at the crosswalks and avoid riding on the streets adjacent to the school as to avoid accidents with cars picking up or dropping off students. Bikes must be be locked in the bike rack. The school is unable to assume any responsibility for loss or demage to bikes brought to school. Bicycle helmets are required.
  • Skateboards, scooters, roller skates, Heeleys (shoes with wheels in them) and in-line skates are prohebited on school property.

Learning Concurrently

If a student tests positive for COVID-19 or is deemed as a "close contact", students will be expected to learn concurrently. We will go over the expectations for students who learn concurrently on Monday morning's live announcement, but please find those attached for reference.

BPAC Annual Picnic

District 15's Bilingual Parent Advisory Council will be hosting their annual picnic.

Saturday September 11, 2021

Falcon Park

2195 N Hicks Rd

Palatine, IL 60067

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Warriors Wear Masks

Per Governor Pritzker's Executive Order, all students, staff and visitors at any K-12 schools in the State of Illinois are required to wear masks.


Parents and guardians, please make sure that you are screening your student(s) daily for COVID-like symptoms before sending them to school and asking the self-certification questions in the back of the lanyards. If your student or anyone in the household is experiencing any symptoms please keep them at home and have them get tested.

Chromebook Reminders

Students should be charging their Chromebooks nightly. We encourage familes to create a system that everynight at a certain hour, the student puts their Chromebook to charge as they pack their backpack for the following day.

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for any reason, please give us a call on the attendance line.


Here to Serve You!

We want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. The Winston Campus Jr. High Office is open starting at 7:00AM - 3:30PM. Additionally, our Administrators are available via phone and e-mail. We are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out!

Martin Da Costa - Principal

(847) 963-7405 dacostam@ccsd15.net

Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7404 reyest@ccsd15.net

John "Jack" Olson - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7423 olsonj@ccsd15.net

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