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  • Safely Back to School

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 9/2/2021

    back to schoolAs District 63 moves forward with the 2021-2022 school year, we are guided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) - and by our commitment to keep our school buildings open. Below are plan details; of course, as has been the case for the past 18 months, decisions are subject to change based on circumstances.

    Did you bring your child aged 5-11 to the D63 vaccine clinic on November 16? Don't forget to return for the second shot clinic on Tuesday, December 7. Same place, same time: Family Resource Center, 3-7 p.m.

    Couldn't make the D63 clinic? Cook County is offering appointments. Sign up online or call 833.308.1988.

     Visit our Safely Back to School COVID-19 21/22 School Year webpages.

    Share your comments and questions.
    Comparta sus comentarios y preguntas.

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  • Join Us: Early Learning Center Community Open House

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 8/23/2021

    ELC Open House

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 8/13/2021

    welcome backOn August 16 we opened our doors to all of our students for the first time since March 2020 and we were excited to welcome everyone back. As we navigate this year, our primary goal will be to keep our schools open, and our students and staff safe. A few things to remember:

    All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear face coverings inside buildings.

    Some schools and grades still have Open Houses coming up - be sure to mark your calendars if this applies to your school or student.

    Don't forget to turn in required health forms! If you have a child entering kindergarten or 6th grade - or you're new to D63 - physical examination and immunization records must be submitted in order for your child to attend school. Learn more about the requirements and download appropriate forms. If your Gemini student has been vaccinated for COVID-19, we also encourage you to upload a copy of the vaccination record.

    Finally, be sure to bookmark our Back to School webpage and check frequently for updates. You may also visit our COVID-19 21/22 School Year webpages for additional information throughout the year.

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  • Have a Great Summer!

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 6/10/2021

    summerHappy summer! After such a challenging school year, we hope all of our D63 families have a warm and wonderful break - we're looking forward to welcoming everyone back in August. In the meantime, here's some key information - and useful dates: 

    Online registration for all new and returning students is open. If you haven't already done so, be sure to register your student(s)!

    Sign up for Expanded Learning's 2021-2022 Before and After School Programs.

    The first day of the 2021-2022 school year for all grades will be a full day on Monday, August 16. At this time, D63 plans to fully re-open schools, reversting to a normal schedule at full capacity. Learn more about COVID-19 health and safety protocols and review the latest updates. 

    Enjoy all that summer has to offer -- we'll see you soon!

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  • 2021-2022 Registration

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 4/15/2021
    registration Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open for:

    Returning students (entering grades 1-8)
    Returning preschoolers
    New students (K-8) (students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1, 2021.)

    Visit our Registration Page to get started

    All registration is online. If you need in-person assistance, call your school to schedule an appointment.
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  • Remote and In-Person Hybrid Learning Underway

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 1/8/2021 3:00:00 AM

    back to school At the current time, District 63 is offering remote and hybrid in-person learning to its students. About 38 percent of our PreK-8 students are attending school in our buildings each morning (some preschoolers attend an afternoon session); all K-8 students learn remotely in the afternoon.

    PLEASE NOTE that this decision is based on current COVID metrics. If positivity rates and caseloads rise above our defined thresholds for in-person learning, this decision will be reversed. Parents will be given at least 48 hour notice of the change. 

    Find out more about how our students are learning.

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  • School & District Offices Closed: Email or Call!

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 11/11/2020

    closed November 16: In light of the rapidly increasing COVID case numbers and positivity rates throughout our state - as well as the approaching holiday season - the Cook County Department of Public Health has issued a Stay-at-Home Advisory for suburban Cook County residents - in effect for at least 30 days. Among other things, it notes: 

    STAY HOME. As much as possible, please refrain from any non-essential activities and stay home.
    WORK FROM HOME. As much as possible, CCDPH is calling on employers in suburban Cook County to re-establish telework protocols for staff who are able to work from home.

    In order to comply with this advisory - and keep all of our employees safe - all of our school offices will be closed and operating remotely through December 18. The District office will also be closed during this time. As is always the case, school offices will be entirely closed during Winter Break (December 21 - January 1) However, school and office staff will be available should you need assistance or have questions. 

    For the District Office:

    For our schools:

    • Send an email at your school’s general email address.
    • Call and leave a voicemail at your school office.
    • You can find email and phone number information on your school’s home page: look for the large “Contact Us” envelope icon below the banner photo.

    Please be aware that remote learning will continue as scheduled November 30 - December 18. We look forward to seeing your children online!

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  • District to Shift to All Remote Learning November 11

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 10/1/2020 10:00:00 AM

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    NOVEMBER 8: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR DISTRICT FAMILIES.

    DUE TO COVID-19 CASE COUNTS AND POSITIVITY RATES EXCEEDING DISTRICT METRICS, ALL SCHOOLS ARE REVERTING TO ALL-REMOTE LEARNING EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11. THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON LEARNING - OR CHILDCARE - OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING SELF-CONTAINED SPECIAL EDUCATION) - BEGINNING ON THAT DATE.

    IN ADDITION, HYBRID IN-PERSON PRESCHOOLERS, 3RD, 4TH, AND 6TH GRADERS WILL NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL BUILDINGS TOMORROW, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9.

    Learn more about these upcoming changes.

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  • Redistricting: Parent Information Meetings

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 4/20/2018

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    During the 2019-2020 school year, D63's elementary school attendance boundaries will shift to reflect current population trends, school capacity, and District-wide changes. As Gemini expands to include 6th graders and kindergarten expands to a full day, the number of students attending each elementary school will change.

    Thanks to all those parents and families who joined up for one of our three information meetings in May. Stay tuned for more opportunities when school begins in the fall!

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  • Rivers Casino Donates Tablets for TLC

    Posted by Janet Bishop on 4/6/2015

    Rivers Donation  

    Rivers Casino representatives dropped by the Total Learning Community (TLC) headquarters on April 6 to deliver a very big check (in every sense of the word)!  Located in Des Plaines, Rivers fosters strong community partnerships, supporting a wide range of local causes. This generous $29,925 donation will enable TLC - which operates at all District schools - to purchase 75 computer tablets (complete with storage carts) for program participants. Some of our TLC kids joined (L-R) Devin Maddox, Rivers Senior Counsel; TLC Director Pam Surber; Dr. Scott Clay, District 63 Superintendent; and Jillian Wilcox, Rivers Director of Finance, to celebrate. 
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