District Update – Feb. 17, 2023
Posted on 02/17/2023

Student Registration for 2023-24 Academic Year

Registration remains open for the 2023-24 school year. For returning students, please visit the PowerSchool parent portal, click on the registration link and follow the instructions. For students who will be new to D39, including incoming kindergarteners, www.wilmette39.org/enroll provides detailed instructions on the registration process. Parents with incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible to reserve your spot. More information on the KEEP39 program is available on our website. 

Reminder: Student Report Cards Available 

Student report cards are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. After you log in, select the “2022-2023 Semester 1 Report Card” icon from the navigation menu on the left to view/print your child(ren)’s report card. If you are viewing the report card on a mobile device, choose the "Exit to Main PS Site" item and then expand the navigation menu on the left by tapping the right-facing arrow. On a mobile device, you must use a browser; report cards are not available through the PowerSchool app.

Information on 2023 Summer Enrichment Program
The District 39 Summer Enrichment Programs (SEP) 2023 website is open with information, tools, and timelines. The program brochure is now available with registration opening on Monday, Feb. 20 at 9 am. This year’s Summer Enrichment Program will take place from June 29-July 28, with no classes on July 3-4, and offerings include our extended school year, review & reinforcement, academic classes, and hobby/themed courses. Letters were being sent home this week to families of students who qualify for Review & Reinforcement courses.

Parent Education Opportunities 

On Wednesday, March 8, District 39 will host the second part of its three-part series titled “Being An Ally: Supporting Inclusivity and Approaching Difficult Conversations at Home.” Registration is open for this event now. 

Part three of this series will be an in-person, evening event on Wednesday, April 12 (7 pm) featuring Kelly Jackson, Highcrest Middle School Principal and District 39 Administrator for Social-Emotional Learning and Family Engagement, leading a book study and discussion. Please see the linked flyer for more information on the event as well as information on the two books that will be the focal point of the discussion. Be sure to visit our D39 Parent Education webpage to learn more about our parent education program and find recordings of past presentations. 

Additionally, the Family Action Network (FAN) has also hosted several excellent, virtual events this month. They recently hosted a session focused on “Gun Safety in Our Communities” and earlier this week hosted a session titled “Understanding and Treating Social Anxiety and Refusal.” (recording of this event will be posted soon). On Thursday, March 2, they welcome Lisa Damour, Ph.D. for a presentation titled “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers.” This will be an in-person event held at the Loyola Academy Performing Arts Center and will also be streamed live. No registration is required for this event. More information on FAN events can be found on their website.

Community Review Committee (CRC) Is Looking For Feedback 

This year’s topic for the District 39 Community Review Committee (CRC) is “A Culture of Connectedness: An Empathic and Inclusive Community for Neurodivergent Students." The Committee is asking families to complete this short survey to help us learn about parent understanding of neurodiversity and how teachers and staff can best partner with families to create an equitable learning environment for neurodivergent students across all grade levels. Thank you for your participation. The survey will close on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Shine on 39 

This week’s edition of “Shine on 39” highlights our outstanding group of paraprofessionals! Please visit our Shine on 39 webpage to view all of our terrific “Shine on 39” pieces.