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April 12, 2021

Contact Tracing Protocols

Dear District 99 Students and Families:


We are excited to welcome so many of our students back and see so many participating in in-person learning. Additionally, it is wonderful to see many students participating in activities and athletics. The energy at school has been quite positive.

Unfortunately, as we returned last week to more students on campus, we naturally experienced an increase in the number of close contacts and contact tracing, which resulted in a larger number of students needing to quarantine. We update the data on cases and close contacts each Monday for the prior week here; this is updated throughout the week as we complete contract tracing. A small number of these incidents are related to students in close proximity to one another in classrooms; the majority of students needing to quarantine are a result of close contact at athletics, activities or on a bus. 

  • Generally, a close contact is defined as anyone within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 or more minutes. 
  • Per the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD), those determined to be a close contact will be required to quarantine for 14 days. 
    • There is no testing option to shorten that timeframe. This is consistent with the IDPH recommended guidance as well. This is not something determined by District 99. 
    • Students who are quarantined due to being a close contact are required to remain in quarantine for 14 calendar days. 
    • For those who have been vaccinated or had prior diagnoses of COVID-19 confirmed by viral testing within 3 months, isolation and quarantine may not be needed. 
  • While in quarantine, students may not participate in any in-person events including athletics and activities. Those students who remain asymptomatic throughout quarantine do not need a healthcare provider’s note to return to school.

We ask that you be respectful and understanding with District 99 staff. If your student is determined to be a close contact, the District 99 team does not have any flexibility in the process. If you are contacted about your student being a close contact, please carefully read and follow the instructions as provided. It is our goal to first make contact with a family via a phone call, but when that is not possible, we send an email and follow up with a phone call. Any student quarantined will continue to receive concurrent remote instruction with their teacher and class while on quarantine. 

Thank you for your cooperation,

District 99

April 9, 2021

Special Schedule Next Week: April 12-16

In-person Learning on Monday, Virtual Learning/SAT Testing on Tuesday

District 99 Students and Families,

As a reminder, students will follow a special schedule next week:

  • Monday, April 12: Classes will be held in person (and remote); we will follow the Tuesday schedule (Periods 0, 1, 3, 7, 5) 
     
  • Tuesday, April 13: 11th grade students (and 12th grade students who need to test) will report to school for the SAT from 8 a.m. to approximately 12:15 pm. Morning bus route times that day will remain unchanged. The afternoon bus routes will depart at approximately 12:15 p.m. No classes (in-person/remote) will be held for students in grades 9, 10 and 12. It will be a “virtual learning day,” and students should use this day to complete any missing assignments and/or study.
     
  • Wednesday, April 14 - Friday, April 16: All students will follow the regular Wednesday through Friday schedule

NOTE: We encourage students to continue to participate in the saliva screening process:

  • In-Person Learners with last names A-L are invited to submit saliva screening sample at school on Wednesday morning
  • In-Person Transition 99 Learners: Submit saliva screening sample at school on Thursday
  • In-Person Learners with last names M-Z are invited to submit saliva screening sample at school on Friday morning  

11th Graders: Find more details about the April 13 SAT Test below:

Thank you!

District 99

April 8, 2021

DGN SAT Information and Reminders

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: APRIL 13th Required SAT

Good Morning North Students!

Tuesday, April 13th, is the testing day at DGN.  Students must report to their testing room by 8:00am. This test is a state mandated graduation requirement, so if you are absent Tuesday, you'll need to make up the test. 

  • You will receive your room assignment in an email on Friday, April 9th. 
  • Remember to wear your mask in order to comply with the PPE requirements. After testing begins, students will not be allowed to enter their testing room and will have to attend make-up testing.  Tests are scheduled to begin at 8:05am.
  • Prior to the test, take a look at the 20-21 SAT Student Guide. Please note the information on page 7 around sending your scores. Because time will be limited during our pre-administration session, please look up the appropriate school code for your college or university ahead of time. Watch for an email from the DGN College and Career Center later today with more information!
  • The College Board provides complete information about the series of tests (PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT) on their website here as well as information about free test prep by Khan Academy.  Please visit our District 99 website here for additional assessment information, which includes a video explanation about testing and an FAQ about the SAT. 

Below are some reminders:

  • Get a good night's rest
  • Do not come to the test if you are not feeling well. 
  • Bring an ID. You will need it for entry into the testing room.
  • You may bring a bottle of water, and remove the ear strap of your mask to sip. Snacks will be allowed only during scheduled breaks, and students will be required to remain seated during break time unless requesting to use the washroom. Please eat breakfast and get a good night’s rest.
  • Bring sharpened, #2 pencils (mechanical pencils are not allowed)
  • A calculator (cannot have a QWERTY keypad of any kind)
  • Cell phones must be turned OFF or left at home during testing. This includes wearable technology like smart watches. 
  • You will not be allowed to move about the building - you will be dismissed directly outside when all test rooms have completed the test. 
  • There will be two 5 minute breaks when you'll be allowed to use the washroom. Students will be dismissed out of the room one at a time. 
  • After testing, buses depart DGN around 12:20.  Some of you have extended testing times and we have another bus run at the time your class is dismissed. 

April 8, 2021

DGS SAT Information and Reminders

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: APRIL 13th Required SAT

Good Morning South Students!

Tuesday, April 13th, is the testing day at DGS. Students must report to their testing room by 8:00am. This test is a state mandated graduation requirement, so if you are absent Tuesday, you'll need to make up the test. 

  • You will receive your room assignment in an email on Friday, April 9th. 
  • Remember to wear your mask in order to comply with the PPE requirements. After testing begins, students will not be allowed to enter their testing room and will have to attend make-up testing.  Tests are scheduled to begin at 8:05am.
  • Prior to the test, take a look at the 20-21 SAT Student Guide. Please note the information on page 7 around sending your scores. Because time will be limited during our pre-administration session, please look up the appropriate school code for your college or university ahead of time. 
  • The College Board provides complete information about the series of tests (PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT) on their website here as well as information about free test prep by Khan Academy.  Please visit our District 99 website here for additional assessment information, which includes a video explanation about testing and an FAQ about the SAT. 

Below are some reminders:

  • Get a good night's rest
  • Do not come to the test if you are not feeling well. 
  • Bring an ID. You will need it for entry into the testing room.
  • You may bring a bottle of water, and remove the ear strap of your mask to sip. Snacks will be allowed only during scheduled breaks, and students will be required to remain seated during break time unless requesting to use the washroom. Please eat breakfast and get a good night’s rest.
  • Bring sharpened, #2 pencils (mechanical pencils are not allowed)
  • A calculator (cannot have a QWERTY keypad of any kind)
  • Cell phones must be turned OFF or left at home during testing. This includes wearable technology like smart watches. 
  • You will not be allowed to move about the building - you will be dismissed directly outside when all test rooms have completed the test. 
  • There will be two breaks when you'll be allowed to use the washroom. Students will be dismissed out of the room one at a time. 
  • After testing, buses depart DGS around 12:30.  Some of you have extended testing times and we have another bus run at the time your test is dismissed. 

Thank you!

April 5, 2021

DGS April Principal Message

Video Message from Mr. Ed Schwartz, Principal

Springtime wishes to our South High Students and Families! We are looking forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 as we follow the Early Release Block Schedule.

If you have a few minutes, I hope you’ll watch my short April video message here or read the highlights, below.

As always, please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at 630-795-8511 or at eschwartz@csd99.org; students are welcome to email me, talk to me in the hallway, or stop by the main office.

Have a great month of April!

Ed Schwartz
Principal

Video message highlights:

  • The biggest happening in April is our ability to welcome more students to in-person learning. Beginning April 6, 2021, we will follow the Early Release Block Schedule.  Specific information about returning to school after spring break was sent out last week. If you haven’t already done so, please review the information contained in that message.
  • It has been great seeing kids participating in athletics and activities again. The “winter” sports seasons have wrapped up and the “spring” season is well underway.  Soon our “summer” sports will begin.  As they typically do, our students have experienced a great deal of success and we are excited to celebrate them.
    • Last week the South High School Group Interpretation Team qualified for the state finals and finished in 5th place in the state of Illinois. Members of the team include Delaney Turner, Catherine Hewawissa, Samantha Bachara, Samantha Wiggins, Sydney Richardson, Kayte Salgado, Gwen Royale, Ryan Rosignal, Jo Stewart, and Faith Nelson. Their coach is Mr. Chris Blum. Special kudos to Gwen, Ryan, Sydney, Faith, and Samantha for earning All State Honors.
    • Congratulations to Robert Grogan and Khayriddin Muradov on placing first in their respective categories at the Illinois State Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) competition. Robert and Khayriddin qualified for the national competition. South High had other students finish in the top 10 in the state competition - held virtually for the first time. Read more here. Congratulations to all!
    • Congratulations to South High senior Ashley DeAnda! Ashley’s photograph titled, “no direction” won her a Silver Medal after adjudication in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
  • Congratulations to Special Services teacher Kristee Toth. Ms. Toth just completed the requirements to earn the status of National Board Certified Teacher and is now designated a Master Teacher on the Illinois Professional Educator License. Congratulations Ms. Toth!
  • Juniors will take the SAT on Tuesday, April 13. All 9, 10 and 12th graders will spend that day working on assignments from their teachers and getting caught up on any past or missing assignments. Relatedly, the schedule for that week will be adjusted by having the students follow their normal Tuesday schedule on Monday.
  • Our students recently completed the filming for the spring musical, High School Musical. The video is being produced and we expect to be able to share it with everyone in a few weeks.  Be on the lookout for that.
  • Our friends at grit2 are hosting a webinar for parents, “Staying Safe in Teen Relationships.”  This event is being held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

April 5, 2021

New Schedule Begins Tomorrow!

School is open today to those who haven't been back this semester!

Dear DGN Students and Families:

We are excited to welcome almost 80% of our students back to the building tomorrow!  We will be following the Early Release Block Schedule

We are committed to ensuring a safe environment for everyone, so students are asked to review these protocols. Of special note is the importance of maintaining social distancing as much as possible, wearing a multi-layered mask correctly (over the nose and mouth), and washing hands or using hand sanitizer regularly. In case you missed it, here is a link to a safety video we showed all students on the Friday before break.

Students who haven’t been in the building yet this semester/year are welcome to come to school TODAY between 12-3 p.m. to walk their schedule. Students may bring one family member and should enter at Main Street. Upperclassmen will be stationed around the building to help students find their way.

As you know, we have added 10 minutes to the third block Tuesday-Friday. This allows students time to have a snack should they choose to do so. Teachers will provide guidance about when and where students will eat their snack; students may only eat their snack at the designated time as strict guidelines must be followed.  Students will be able to pick up a small snack on their way into school each morning at the Main Street, Forest Street or Prince Street entrance. Students are welcome to bring their own snack but should avoid bringing anything with peanuts since we have many students and staff with peanut allergies. If a student is uncomfortable being in the room while others are eating, they will be allowed to step in the hallway for a few minutes. 

Finally, students are reminded that the Forest Street entrance is closed after the first block of the school day starts. Students who come later in the day should enter at Main Street or Prince Street.

Below are links to bus routes:

I know it has been a challenging year, but let’s all commit to finishing the semester strong!

Mrs. Janice Schwarze
DGN Principal

April 3, 2021

Saliva Screening Update

Dear District 99 Students, Staff and Families,

As you know, D99 uses saliva screenings as another mitigation strategy to allow us to identify potential COVID-19 cases before people show symptoms, to reduce transmission within our schools and community and to keep our schools open. 

The screenings, performed by SafeGuard Surveillance, use an internationally recognized RT-Lamp process, which has correctly identified hundreds of potential COVID-19 cases that were later confirmed by lab testing. District 99 is one of many school districts that use this low-cost and highly accurate screening method.
 
We are disappointed to learn about recent news articles examining SafeGuard Surveillance and whether or not it is authorized to perform these screenings. As we have communicated since the start of this program, the screenings are non-diagnostic. Any person whose sample is identified is recommended to go for a PCR test performed in a CLIA-certified lab. As evidence that the screenings are helping to maintain a healthy school environment at District 99, to date, we have recommended eight people go for diagnostic testing. 

Although our program is voluntary, we encourage everyone to participate. Over 70% of our students will return to in-person learning next week. We ask that:

  • Students with the last name A-L submit samples at school on Tuesday mornings.
  • District 99 staff and Transition 99 students are asked to submit samples on Thursday mornings.
  • Students with the last names M-Z submit samples at school on Friday mornings. 

If you have any questions or would like to participate, please email communications@csd99.org.

We are grateful for your strong participation in this program and for everything you do to help us maintain a safe educational environment. 

Thank you,

Gina Ziccardi
Associate Superintendent

March 26, 2021

Spring Break

School Resumes April 6 with New Schedule

Dear District 99 Families,

We are looking forward to April 6, when we begin following our Early Release Block Schedule and will welcome the majority of our students back into our buildings in person. 

We hope you have an enjoyable spring break. If you are traveling, we ask that you follow all of the safety guidelines while doing so. If you do not follow COVID-19 safety guidelines over break, you should follow the Centers for Disease Control travel protocols before returning to school in-person. 

Thank you,

District 99

March 26, 2021

DGN April Principal Update

Dear North High students and families,

I hope you have a wonderful spring break. I am looking forward to April 6, when we begin our new schedule and welcome almost 80% of our students back in person!

We shared this safety video with all students today, which outlines all of the expectations for students when they return to in-person learning. Also, any student who has not yet been in the building since the start of the semester is welcome to come to the school on Monday, April 5 between noon and 3 p.m. to walk their schedule. Students may come alone or bring one family member. There is no need to sign up ahead of time; students and family members should enter at the Main Street entrance and be sure to social distance from others and wear a mask.

We have many things to celebrate and many events to look forward to. Please click here to watch my video for April. You also can see a summary of highlights below.

As always, please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at 630-795-8411 or at jschwarze@csd99.org. Students are welcome to email me, talk to me in the hallway, or stop by the main office at any time.

Ms. Janice Schwarze
DGN Principal
Twitter @jschwarzeteach 

DGN Video for April - Video Summary

  • Congratulations to DGN Visual Artists Mary Lerch and Eliot Michaels, who have been honored with National Medals by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, placing their artwork in the Top 1% of all adjudicated works nationally. Senior Mary Lerch earned a National Gold Medal for her piece "Willow By The Pond." Senior Eliot Michael's Art Portfolio received a National Silver Medal, with six pieces that were awarded Silver Medals with Distinction. 
  • Congratulations to Senior Sam Bull, who was named Illinois Journalist of the Year. Read more here.
  • Congratulations to Senior Emmitt Thulin, who was named to the Illinois High School Association’s 2020-21 All-State Academic Team. He is one of 26 students from across the state to be placed on the team, based on his academic record, participation in IHSA sponsored activities and/or athletics and outstanding leadership. 
  • Congratulations to the success of our student athletes:
    • Co-Ed Cheerleading team that competed at state and placed 18th
    • Girls Co-op Gymnastics Gold Conference Champions
    • Boys Basketball Silver Champions
    • Girls Basketball Silver Conference Co-Champions
    • Athenas for a successful season - just missing state by one spot
    • Brad Szydlowski 4th at WSC Conference Dive meet
    • Badminton Team state qualifiers Jessica Spahn (Singles) and Megan Heinz and Gabrielle Chen (Doubles) - competing this weekend!
    • Numerous individuals earning all-conference honors across our sports
  • Congratulations to the 11 students who placed in the top ten at DECA state! Read more here
  • Live performances of the All School Musical “Freaky Friday” will run April 22-24; details about tickets will be available soon.
  • The Spring Art Show will run April 26-30.
  • We’re busy planning senior events, including prom and graduation, and will share details soon.
  • Parents’ Club is meeting virtually Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. 
  • Please note that the SAT will be given on April 13, which results in an adjusted schedule for the week of April 12. Please click here for details. 
  • DGN's Senior Class Board collected items and placed them in a time capsule in our new Learning Commons! In 2071, the time capsule will be opened by future North High School students. We included a letter from me; here’s an excerpt!  
    • "I know that when people look at the history books, they will note that the Class of 2021 experienced a great deal of challenges due to a global pandemic. Fortunately, they did not let these challenges define them. Instead, the Class of 2021 found new ways to learn, to compete, to perform, to celebrate, and to generate school spirit. As a result, they experienced much success in academics, activities and athletics. Of all their accomplishments, however, I am most proud of how they came together to help others. Hopefully the items in this time capsule will help you see the resilience, creativity, and generosity of the Class of 2021."
  • I started a podcast last fall and invite you to listen. In the latest episode, I spoke with junior and student leader Quentin Mills about "Allyship." He shares in his podcast that "an ally is a person who stands in solidarity and shows support for minorities and marginalized groups...and their fight for equality, justice and to dismantle oppression." Listen at http://bit.ly/3vfrhT8. I also interviewed senior Grace McTigue recently about ways students can take care of their mental health during these challenging times. Listen at http://bit.ly/3rqpc44
  • We are shifting to an Early Release Block Schedule starting April 6, which runs 8 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Tuesday - Friday. It’s vital that everyone follows safety guidelines; students viewed this safety video today. 
    • Saliva Screenings are now optional, but we do encourage everyone to participate as this screening will help us all stay safe.
    • Students who currently have a parking tag will receive information about additional spots where they can park near campus besides the Main St. parking lot. Unfortunately, we are not able to issue any new parking passes.
  • There will be no school during spring break, March 29 through April 5. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 6.

March 26, 2021

DGS Spring Break and Return

Greetings South High Students and Families,

I am beyond excited to have more students in the building after spring break. Please know that we are committed to providing the safest learning environment possible for our students and our staff. To that end, I wanted to remind everyone that the proper wearing of a mask is required at all times when you are on campus. The mask must cover your nose, mouth, and chin. Students also have an option of wearing a face shield in addition to the mask. And, students should wear their ID on a lanyard while at school.

Click here if you would like to see and hear this information in video form.

Some of our students might be returning to school for the first time all year. If you are a 9th grade student, it’s possible that you have never attended classes within our building. We recognize that this alone presents challenges for the students. Because of this, we are going to open up our building to students over spring break. Just as students often come to campus during the summer to walk around the building, we are hoping students will come to campus to see the exciting changes, walk their “new” schedule, and simply check things out. The building will be open on Tuesday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon and on Wednesday, March 31 from noon to 3 p.m. We will have upperclassmen stationed around the building to help with directions or to just talk about the daily life within the building. Parents are welcome to accompany their students, we just ask that everyone check themselves against Covid symptoms, wear a mask at all times, and adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

Speaking of our changing building, there will be two noticeable changes for students after spring break. First, the Student Activities office has moved to our new community room within the cafeteria. This is a temporary move for the rest of this school year as we get a headstart on the remodel of the Activities and Athletic office area. Additionally, the entrance to the library will move to the D-hallway and IT support is now located outside of the former library entrance. These changes were made to accommodate the ongoing construction work with the goal of completing the Master Facility Plan in the fall.

As students return to school following spring break, we want to provide some specific procedural reminders. Bus routes and schedules are available on the transportation tab on the website. Bus riders should be sure to space themselves out on the bus as best they can. Parents who are driving their students to school can drop off students at the Dunham dropoff circle, the West Events Entrance, and the bus lot (yielding to busses of course). It should be noted that pick up at the end of the day cannot be done in the bus lot. Student parking is very limited and only those students who have been notified via email from Dr. Heap should park on campus in the areas designated.

Students attending in person are expected to attend all of their scheduled classes. Students should not be making period by period decisions on whether they are attending in person or remote, and should never make that decision to avoid a classroom activity. As has always been the case, an activity missed by not attending class may need to be made up at a later time.

As you know, the schedule has the block days beginning with periods 1 and 4 and ending with periods 5 and 6 respectively. On Tuesday and Thursday, students who have a study hall during 1st period may arrive late to school and students who have lunch/resource during 5th period may leave early. Similarly, on Wednesday and Friday, students who have lunch/resource 4th period may arrive late and students who have lunch/resource during 6th period may leave early. We asked parents to indicate on their response form if the students would be using this privilege. Students arriving late should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their first class. Students using the early dismissal need to leave campus as soon as possible following their last class.

During the third block each day on Tuesday through Friday, there is a break time. Students can choose to eat a snack during this time. Snacks will be available to students as they enter the building and they are welcome to take one. Students will be expected to only eat the snack at the designated time as there are strict guidelines that we must follow when students are eating. The teachers in their 7th and 8th period classes will observe a break during the class period. Students wishing to eat a snack will eat while seated in their assigned seat and all facing the same direction. Depending on the number of students in the class, the teachers may have the students “snack” in shifts. If students are uncomfortable being in the room while others are eating, they will be allowed to step out of the room for a few minutes. It is important that the students only eat the snacks at the designated times set by the teacher during 7th and 8th periods and under the guidelines established.

Finally, in addition to their academic classes, teachers will be offering Virtual Student Support during the afternoons on Wednesdays and Thursdays. From 2:10-3:20 p.m., teachers will have an open Zoom link (available on their Google Classroom site). Students are encouraged to drop in and receive assistance on any course topics on which they may need help. As a reminder, all teachers maintain office hours beyond the school day hours and the Paper tutoring service is available 24/7.

I will be reaching out next week with our April update. Until then, stay well and have a safe and restful spring break.

Ed Schwartz
Principal

March 25, 2021

Wellness Activities During Spring Break

D99 Parents and Guardians,

As we look forward to warmer weather and more opportunities for in-person learning and socializing, we want to encourage students to be proactive about their physical and emotional wellbeing. This week we shared a Spring Break Wellness flyer with students, which includes health and wellness strategies, activity ideas, and emergency crisis information.  

We know parenting can be challenging, even more so during a pandemic! Be easy on yourself. We’re here to partner with your family to support the health and success of our students. Here are some great ways to encourage wellness in your teen this spring break and beyond:

  • Reflect with your teenager now that we’re at the midpoint of the semester. What are their goals and challenges for the remainder of the year?  
  • Eat together. One organic way to support your teen’s development is to regularly eat meals together. Check out the benefits at thefamilydinnerproject.org.  
  • Discuss the importance of avoiding alcohol and other substance use in high school. Teenagers consistently report that the number one reason they choose not to use substances is articulated family values/expectations surrounding abstinence. Find more information on specific substances and tips on starting a conversation at drugfree.org  
  • Find an activity to do together over break.  
    • Visit a Chicago/local museum, zoo, or outdoor destination
    • Offer to pay your teen (or allow them to earn a privilege) by helping you with spring cleaning or a project in the yard.  
    • If you’re taking a road trip, ask your teen to make a playlist of their favorite music to play in the car or decide together on an audio book everyone can enjoy
    • Find a new TV series to watch together 

We know that isolation, changes to schedules, and other challenges and stressors can have an impact on teens’ mental health. Here are signs and symptoms of mental health issues to watch for in your teen:

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt 
  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • Problems with alcohol or drug use
  • Major changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thinking

If you’re concerned about your teen’s mental health or safety, please use the following resources:

We hope you all have a safe and relaxing break and we look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday, April 6!

Keith Bullock, DGN Student Assistance Coordinator, kbullock@csd99.org
Diana Benoist, DGS Student Assistance Coordinator, dbenoist@csd99.org

March 25, 2021

Schedule Week of April 12

Schedule the Week of April 12

Grade 11 to take SAT on April 13 

Dear District 99 Students and Families:

Due to the requirement to administer the SAT to students* on April 13, District 99 will be following this schedule for the week of April 12:

Monday, April 12 - Students will attend school and follow the Tuesday schedule

Tuesday, April 13 - 11th grade students (and 12th grade students who need to test) will report to school for the SAT. SAT testing on Tuesday, April 13 will begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 12:15 pm.  Morning bus route times that day will remain unchanged. The afternoon bus routes will depart at approximately 12:15 pm.  No classes (in-person/remote) will be held for students in grades 9, 10 and 12. Instead, it will be a “virtual learning day,” and students should use this day to complete any missing assignments and/or study.

Wednesday, April 14 - Friday, April 16 - All students will follow the regular Wednesday through Friday schedule

* All 11th grade students (and any 12th grade students who did not take the school day SAT on October 14) are required to take the SAT at school on Tuesday, April 13. The SAT is a graduation requirement in Illinois. The PSAT 8/9 that is typically administered to freshmen and the PSAT 10 that is typically administered to sophomores will not be given. We are waiting for information from the state regarding when 11th grade students will be expected to take the Illinois Science Assessment.

Additional information regarding the SAT testing will be shared with those students who are required to take the SAT closer to test day.

Please note that students with IEPs or 504 Plans may have alternate testing arrangements that will be communicated in the near future.

Thank you,

Gina Ziccardi
Associate Superintendent for Student Learning

Dr. Hank Thiele

Superintendent

Need to Report an Absence?

Students must check in every Monday through Thursday by 6 p.m. using the email sent to them. If a student is ill, parents/guardians should report the absence by calling the attendance line (DGN at (630) 795-8450 or DGS at (630) 795-8550).

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please be sure to indicate that in your message and please fill out the form to report positive confirmations of a student or a family member in a student’s household. This helps the DuPage County Health Department keep accurate records of the spread of the virus.  While we will share the number of cases reported, we will not share identifying information about students.  

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