Dear Winnetka Families,

As we near the end of this very unique school year, teachers are beginning to think about writing their end of the year reports.  As the past several months of school looked a bit different this year, we have adjusted our reports to follow suit.  Each student will receive a report that reviews the curriculum covered at each grade level in all subject areas during the remote learning period, a brief summary of the student's engagement in remote learning activities, and a link for recommended learning resources that can be used over the summer if families choose to do so. These reports will be shared via email by mid-June.

Please note that there will not be a Grey Day on Monday, May 18 as it will serve as a Teacher Institute Day. Additionally, teacher availability during Remote Learning will end at noon on Friday, May 22, as this afternoon will serve as a time for end-of-year student report writing.

Finally, please see the below information from our Strings teachers.  Strings instruction will be available for students entering 2nd-4th grade in the elementary schools during the 2020-21 school year.  Information is also included for 4th graders wishing to pursue orchestra at Skokie School.

Beth Carmody, Hubbard Woods
Julie Pfeffer, Crow Island
Joshua Swanner, Greeley

Parent Education and Entertainment Opportunities
The Winnetka Public Schools and The Winnetka Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) are partnering to support our students, staff, and families with fun and educational virtual events this spring. For more information on upcoming events click here.

Up next:
May 17-May 23, 2020
Watch "Like" (A documentary about the impact of social media)
A new documentary exploring the impact of social media on our lives, the mission of "Like" is to inspire, inform and help equip all of us to effectively self-regulate screen time. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care... but is that what's really happening? The film features interviews with experts including Max Stossel, Head of Education & Content at Center for Humane Technology; Leah Pearlman, Co-Creator of the Facebook "Like" button; Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Senior Psychologist at Child Mind Institute; Professor Jevin West, DataLab, iSchool, University of Washington; John Borthwick, CEO, Betaworks; and Professor Katie Davis, author of The App Generation. To learn more please visit: .

Register here and watch any time between May 17 through May 23. An at home discussion guide is available for parents here.

2020-2021 Online Registration for new and returning students begins this month
Registration information for next year will be sent via regular mail and email. Look for these materials in your mailbox and inbox. Once you receive this information, you may contact District Registrar, Carolin Huh, at 847-446-9400 or, if you have any registration questions, or did not receive notification.  Registration should be completed and submitted by June 30.  

All students entering the sixth grade are required to submit a Certificate of Health Examination and Proof of a School Dental Examination. Incoming second graders must submit Proof of a School Dental Examination. Both are due before the first day of school and must be dated after August 26, 2019. Please schedule your child's doctor appointments now and return the forms before the end of this school year if possible.

Right at School: Before- & After-School Care Program: Parents interested in before and/or after-school care will have an opportunity to attend a Right at School Parent Information Meeting on Monday, May 18 from 7-8 p.m   Details are included here.  

Update on Adventures in Learning (AIL) Remote Learning Program
With the onset of Covid-19 and Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois Plan, it became evident that this would not be a typical summer for Adventures in Learning. From July 6-24, 2020, the District is offering families a reimagined version of AIL with creative classes from a remote platform. Details are as follows:

  • Each class will run the 3 weeks and be offered via synchronous learning 30-minutes per day ( Period 1 will be from 9:00- 9:30 a.m., with Period 2 from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.)
  • Students have the choice of up to two sessions per day (July 6 - 24)
  • Class size would range from 5-10
  • $100 per class 
  • Registration will open at the end of next week.

Family Resources

Dates to Remember  



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