Looking Toward 2021-22
As we look forward to next year, please know we are committed to providing full in person schooling. Each school is working on three draft plans: one that addresses the current Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) mitigation strategy guidance, one that anticipates a slight loosening of those mitigation strategies, and one that anticipates a significant loosening of those strategies. We expect forthcoming updates from IDPH and ISBE, but not knowing when or what will be included, our schools are planning for as many scenarios as possible. 

As I have shared previously, our greatest issue since this spring has been ensuring that all students in each building are able to eat safely at the currently prescribed six feet of social distance. If current guidance remains unchanged, each school is prepared to make substantial changes to its lunch schedules for the 2021-22 school year to account for more lunch periods and/or unconventional options for lunch seating and spacing to enable all students to attend in person. As long as public health guidance does not change to be significantly more restrictive than it currently is, and all indications from data trends and state health officials suggest this should not be the case, CCSD93’s schools will be prepared for fully in-person instruction for the first day of school on August 16, 2021. Please look for more information regarding limited remote learning options in the next few weeks, and finalized details about the school year in later July. 

Congratulations, CCSD93 Graduates!
Last Saturday, 8th grade students from Jay Stream and Stratford graduated at Glenbard North’s Weber Football Field. It was terrific to see each school’s graduating class convene together one final time to mark this momentous occasion. Congratulations to our graduates on their completion of 8th grade! We look forward to what you will accomplish in high school and beyond! Visit www.ccsd93.com/JSgraduation to view Jay Stream’s event and www.ccsd93.com/STgraduation to view Stratford’s.
This will be our final Enews of the 2020-21 school year. Please review the following for additional important updates from CCSD93.

Sincerely,

Dr. David H. Hill
Superintendent of Schools
CCSD93
Keep Students Engaged by Exploring CCSD93's Summer Learning Resources
CCSD93 encourages students to engage with learning resources throughout the summer. All families are invited to visit CCSD93’s Summer Learning website at www.ccsd93.com/summer for a variety of learning opportunities. Be sure to use the navigation bar (across the top on a desktop or in the upper left on a mobile device) to access great content by grade level. 

You’ll find online resources for which CCSD93 has provided student logins like iReady, Brain Pop, Khan Academy and more; additional online activities; and links to our public library websites.

Of particular interest is the Carol Stream Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Students can earn prizes for reading! You can find more about it at www.cslibrary.org/camphiawatha, and by viewing this video.
Western Trails Innovation Center & Front Entrance to be Redesigned This Summer
Starting next week, Western Trails Elementary School’s Innovation Center and front entrance will be under construction, to be completed in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year. 

The revised front entrance will not only add aesthetic appeal, it will increase student safety. The new layout will force visitors to be screened against sex offender databases using CCSD93’s visitor management software before being granted access to the building.

The Innovation Center will be refreshed to create a more dynamic, flexible and engaging learning environment that will enable students to take on a much wider array of projects and learning opportunities. 

Check out the following renderings, and look for updates on CCSD93’s social media channels throughout the summer.
Sign Up for Free Vaccination Clinic on 6/2
As CCSD93 continues to work to contribute to the health and safety of our students and community, we have partnered with Jewel-Osco to host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic for individuals ages 12 and older on June 2, 2021 at Jay Stream Middle School (283 El Paso Lane, Carol Stream, 60188) from 3-7 p.m. Adults are required to attend with children ages 12-17. For more information and to sign up, visit www.ccsd93.com/12andover

Please forward this message to any eligible individual interested in vaccination! 
Free Summer Grab & Go Meals Available at Elementary & Middle Schools Starting 6/7
This summer, CCSD93 will continue to offer free meals for pickup for all area children under the age of 18, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). See this image for more!
Please note: there will be no meal service until June 7. For more visit www.ccsd93.com/meals.
Police Training at Jay Stream 7/12-7/15
We're grateful to have terrific ongoing partnerships with our community police departments. Please know, July 12-15, local police officers will be training at Jay Stream Middle School. There may be several police and emergency vehicles on site at Jay Stream on those days, so please do not be alarmed!
Remembering Our Heroes on Memorial Day
Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day. Please join CCSD93 in remembering and honoring those who have fallen while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
5/27 Board of Education Meeting Recap
CCSD93’s most recent Board of Education meeting was held Thursday, May 27, 2021. The following occurred at the meeting.
  • The Board appointed Elise Houswerth and Jessica Zolmierski to fill Board of Education vacancies. Both were given the oath of office and seated for two-year terms.
  • The Board approved a designation of interest earnings resolution.
  • The Board completed the second half of its self-evaluation process.
  • The Board reviewed the following six revised Board Policies for first reading:
  • 410.16 - Student Activity Fund Management
  • 415.01 - Payment Procedures
  • 415.11 - Petty Cash Accounts
  • 805.08 - News Releases
  • 805.10 - News Media Services at Board Meetings
  • 805.11 - Broadcasting & Taping of Board Meetings
  • The Board approved the following four revised Board Policies for second reading:
  • 500.01 - Hiring Process & Criteria
  • 500.50 - Personnel Records, Maintenance & Access
  • 520.06 - Professional Development
  • 524 - Student Teachers
  • The Board reviewed progress on its Board Goals.
  • The Board approved of administrator salaries for 2021-22.
  • The Board approved three bond refinancing resolutions.
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