On March 20, Governor Pritzker announced that the closure of Illinois schools will extend through April 7. In addition, a shelter in place order is in effect from March 21 at 5:00 p.m. through April 7. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, our buildings will be closed. Staff will be available to answer the phone remotely between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Please call your child’s school if you have questions or concerns.
For additional school specific information, please visit your child’s school website.
A.M. session 9:00-11:30 a.m.
P.M. session 12:30-3:00 p.m.
When you visit our schools, you will notice interior locked vestibule glass doors and windows that allow for more secure entrances. During the school day, we ask that visitors come to the main school entrance, press the buzzer, stand in front of the camera before identifying themselves and providing the reason for their visit. Visitors will be buzzed into the vestibule by school staff and will be asked to present identification that will be scanned into an electronic visitor management system. Items such as lunches, homework, or instruments can be placed on shelves in the vestibule and will be brought into the school by a staff member.
When visitors have to enter the school for any reason, they will be issued a temporary ID to wear while in the building and will be asked to check in the office for direction.
The safety and security of our students, staff members, and visitors is a top priority for District 303. We appreciate your assistance in our efforts to improve our secure learning environments while still maintaining a welcoming atmosphere in our schools.
Anonymous Online Reporting Form
This on-line system provides parents and students with a safe and confidential place where they can report bullying activity taking place within District 303 schools. All reports of bullying made through this form are sent directly to district and building administration who will identify and investigate reported bullying behavior with appropriate discipline and interventions.
Student Handbooks (includes dress code)
The handbooks and discipline procedures are only a summary of School Board policies and administrative procedures governing the District. These handbooks may be amended at any time during the school year without notice.
Please report your child’s absence by calling their school directly.
We are asking for your assistance in keeping all students safe while they travel between home and school. If riding the school bus is an option for your students, we encourage you to have them do so, especially during inclement weather. Please only drive your student to school if it is absolutely necessary.
We ask that you remember the following items that will help keep our students safe during the school year:
The bus routes developed by our Transportation Department during the summer are designed to maximize safety, and work as efficiently as possible. During the first two weeks of school, our drivers and transportation department administrators will gather information about the efficiency and timeliness of routes. After that time, any necessary changes will be made and parents will be informed. We ask that you do not contact that transportation department during those two weeks.
Elementary and middle school bus route schedules will be available on e-link at noon on Wednesday, August 7. High school bus route information will be available at noon on August 12. We encourage parents to check schedules again prior to the beginning of school to see if times have been updated.
Transportation can be reached at (331)228-5180
Parent University was developed in response to the need for programming to address the social and emotional needs of students in District 303. The content has evolved over the years to include additional topics on issues facing today's youth.
District 303 regards parent engagement as fundamental to the success of our students both inside and outside of the classroom.
Parent University is designed to create partnerships between school and home, and provide a place where parents and staff members can learn together.
Join us for Parent University programs aimed at engaging local experts, parents and school staff in conversations about ways in which we can collectively strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.
The Home Access Center (HAC) offers parents the ability to view a daily summary, attendance information, student schedule, and more all in a password protected environment.
HAC Will Reopen in August as Scheduled :
District 303 has adopted a "green" approach to distributing information from non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners for which it grants approval. Information can be posted on this Community Backpack webpage throughout the school year for all to see. It is estimated that this saves around 2,500 hours per year in sorting and handling of these materials, as well as other natural resources.
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