5ESSENTIALS PARENT SURVEY
Once again, we are asking our parent community to take the 5Essentials Parent Survey. Letters were sent home yesterday in English, Spanish and Polish with instructions on how to access the survey. The feedback from the survey is very important to us. If at least 30% of parents complete the survey, each school and the district receive a report on the results and are included in the School Report Card issued by the Illinois State Board of Education in October, 2014.
To access the survey, please:
1. Go to Illinois.5-essentials.org .
2. Click on the "Take the Survey" button at the top of the page.
3. Select "Parent Survey."
Here is the direct link to the Web site....
If you haven't received your letter about the survey, please find them below:
Thank you for your participation!
DISTRICT 20 BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN FOR 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR.
The Board of Education during its Regular Board Meeting on January 23, 2014 approved the implementation of full day kindergarten at Greenbrook and Waterbury Schools starting with the 2014-15 school year. This is an exciting addition to the educational programming of District 20 and one that will support increased learning opportunities for our youngest students.
In the coming weeks more specific details will be provided and full details will be available this spring as we begin kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year. Please contact your school's principal or check the District 20 website for additional information.
LETTER SENT TO PARENTS REGARDING FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN AND GRADE LEVEL CENTERS 10-1-13
FOR THE REPORT TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BY DR. MICHAEL CONNOLLY ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 REGARDING FULL DAY K/GRADE LEVEL CENTERS, PLEASE CLICK BELOW.
FOR THE 2012-2013 COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL ANNUAL REPORT, PLEASE CLICK BELOW.
FOR THE 2013-2014 FINAL BUDGET, PLEASE CLICK BELOW.
FOR THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION RELATED TO THE 2013-2014 BUDGET, PRESENTED AT THE 9/26/13 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING, PLEASE CLICK BELOW.
TO CONNECT TO ALL PARENT/COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND THE WEB SITE DEDICATED TO THE FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN/GRADE LEVEL CENTER STUDY PAGE, PLEASE CLICK BELOW:
District 20 News
May menus are now available. Please click on District 20, About District 20, Breakfast/Lunch Menus. Thank you.
Message to Waterbury Parents from Dr. Connolly
Please click on the link below to see a message to Waterbury Parents from Dr. Connolly requesting your assistance. Thank you. Message_to_WB_Parents_-_4-11-14 Click on link below to respond to the survey: Link to surveymonkey.
Board-Parent Advisory Council Meeting Delay
Due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict, the first meeting of the Board of Education's Parent Advisory Council Meeting has to be delayed. Therefore, the initial meeting which was scheduled for this Saturday, April 12, will be rescheduled. Those parents who are selected for this council, will be contacted with information on the new date as soon as possible. Thank you.
April menus are now available. Please click on District 20, About District 20, Breakfast/Lunch Menus. Thank you.
Vote by Mail
We have been asked by the DuPage County Election Commission to share information with you about voting by mail. You can now go to: www.dupagevotebymail.com and complete an online application. Once completed, the Election Commission will quickly mail your ballot to the address you specify. The last day to apply for a VOTE BY MAIL is five days before the election. As long as your voted ballot is mailed and postmarked by the day before the election, the Election Commission will accept and tabulate it (for up to 14 days after the election.) For more information ons, please call 630 407-5600 or go to www.dupageco.org/election. Thank you.
All school calendars have been updated with the new last day of school. Please click on "Calendar" in the purple bar above to view them. Thank you.
Web Site Survey for Parents/Guardians
We are in the process of retooling our Web site and would really appreciate some feedback from our parent community on how to better serve you through our Web site. Please provide that information by answering just 4 questions for us. Thank you. We do appreciate your time.
Reminder to Parents/Guardians - In case of an emergency closing, this Web page is updated before anything else. After the Web site update, our automated calling system is activated to contact students' home phone numbers and their parent/guardians' cell phone numbers. Any closings are then added to www.emergencyclosingcenter.com which then notifies local tv and radio stations. Please keep your phone numbers up-to-date by notifying your child's school secretary by phone or e-mail. We just want to be ready!
Another note - when we are notified that a bus will run late, we try to notify parents/guardians. However, by the time the bus driver notifies the bus company office, they notify us, and we create the notification message, the bus is usually already on its way to the school. So unless we have at least 20 minutes notice, the reality is there is not enough time to contact anyone. So, please remind your children to dress for winter weather, whether they are walkers or bus riders. We will continue to try to alert you if there are any disruptions in service if we can. Thank you!
Illinois School Report Cards were released on 10/31/13 by the Illinois State Board of Education. To view them, please go to:
September is National Head Lice Awareness Month. Please click on "District 20" "District Health Services" then "Head Lice" for the DuPage County Fact Sheet, and our Checklist for Parents. Being proactive and checking your children for lice on a regular basis would help avoid breakouts. Thank you for your help.
FYI - Comcast's Internet Essentials program was created to bring affordable home Internet service to students and their families. The program includes $9.95 per month Internet service, no-cost activation, free training, and an option to purchase a low-cost computer at time of enrollment.
Qualifying customers must have at least one child receiving free or reduced-price school lunch. Other conditions, such as not having a subscription to Comcast Internet service in the past 90 days and not having an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment, apply.
Visit InternetEssentials.com online or call 1-855-8-INTERNET for details.
Head Start Metropolitan Family Services - DuPage Head Start is available for families in DuPage County with children from birth to age 5. It's free! Head Start offers programs to help children learn and get ready for school. Enrollment is open now for families who meet income guidelines or have a child with a disability or special needs. For locations and to learn more, call 630-784-4801.
The Activity Calendar for 2013-2014 is being updated as information is provided by the schools. You can view it by clicking on "Calendar" in the purple bar above.
The Board of Education has initiated a "Board Salute" program to acknowledge staff, volunteers and community members who have gone "above and beyond" in their contributions to Keeneyville School District #20. For information on this program and nomination forms, please go to "District 20" "School Board," then "Board Salute Program." Thank you.
The local municipalities, park districts, etc. sometimes send us information and ask us to post it on our Web site. A link to their Web sites can be found by clicking on "District 20," then clicking on "Community" on the left side of the page. Thank you.
DISTRICT 20 FOUNDATION
The Spring Wood Educational Foundation is the newly revived foundation for Keeneyville School District #20. The Web site address for the foundation is: www.springwoodfoundation.com or simply click on the foundation link at the bottom left of this page. Please visit the Web site to see how you can help support the students and programs of District 20! Thank you!
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN
For those of you who are raising your grandchildren, Catholic Charities has a program to assist you. Please click on "District 20" then "Community" for a flyer with important information. They are anxious to help! Thank you!
RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION
All Illinois school districts have written a plan to transition to Response To Intervention (RtI) by the beginning of the 2010-2011 School year as required by law. Keeneyville School District 20 would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the RtI initiative and the steps we are currently taking to implement this school improvement reform. For more information on RtI go to "District 20" and then "Response to Intervention (RtI)." Thank you.
A.I.M.S MENTORING PROGRAM
For information on how you can make a difference in a child's life by spending 1 hour each week with them, please visit the A.I.M.S. Mentoring Web site by clicking "District 20," then "Community," and then "AIMS." Thank you!
SOLAR PANEL INTEGRATED INTO SPRING WOOD CURRICULUM
District 20 received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation to install solar panels on top of the Spring Wood storage facility in order to study the effectiveness and impact of solar energy (and other alternative energies) on our environment. To view the data that many of our students will analyze this year, please click on "District 20" then "About District 20" and finally "Solar Panel System Data."
AFRICAN-AMERICAN PARENT COMMITTEE
We now have a Web page for announcements and information related to the African-American Parent Committee meetings and activities. Please click on "District 20", then "Parent Connections" and then "AAPC" right below the "Parent Connections". Thank you.