District Update – March 1
Posted on 03/01/2024
Registration for Spring Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences Opens Monday
Families with children in elementary school, please save the dates of March 21-22 (Thursday-Friday) for spring parent/teacher conferences. As in the fall, we will be using the Meet the Teacher platform for these meetings. You will receive an email this afternoon with instructions for scheduling your conferences online, with registration opening on Monday (March 4). Video conferences are encouraged and set as the default within the registration system; however, requests for in-person conferences will be accommodated.

Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education gathered on Monday evening for its monthly business meeting. The Board heard a presentation with our mid-year update of our 2023-24 strategic plan action steps and also heard, and approved, a bid for the summer 2024 asbestos abatement project at McKenzie. Additionally, the Board also accepted the FY23 audits for both District 39 and the Wilmette Community Special Education Agreement (WCSEA) and conducted its second and final reading of several Board policies. Agendas and materials for all Board of Education meetings will be posted online the Friday prior to the meeting.  

Parent Education Event
Please join us for our next Parent Education event, “School Refusal and Encouraging Positive Attendance,” which will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 11 am. Families can participate in-person at Highcrest Middle School or virtually via Zoom. Registration is currently open for this event. Visit our D39 Parent Education website for our full schedule of events, registration links, and archived recordings.

New Trier Performing Arts Division Presents Free Shows for Children
Audiences of all ages are invited to New Trier High School’s upcoming production, “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook,” on Saturday, March 16 at 11 am and 1 pm in the McGee Theatre at New Trier’s Winnetka Campus (385 Winnetka Ave.). Tickets are free for children age 13 and under with a school ID, and on sale for $5 for adults both at the door and online. Running time is 40 minutes.

Register Now For D39 Summer Enrichment Program
Registration is open for our D39 Summer Enrichment Program. This program provides a variety of academic and hobby-based courses for students currently in grades K-7 and runs from July 2-31. This year, K-3 courses will be held at Romona Elementary School with grades 4-7 being offered at Highcrest Middle School. Please reference our SEP Registration Guide for more details on the registration process and visit our D39 Summer Enrichment Program website for more details on this wonderful summer option.