District Update – Feb. 24, 2023
Posted on 02/24/2023

Save the Date – Elementary School Parent/Teacher Conferences

Elementary School Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on March 23-24 (Thursday-Friday). Parents of elementary school students will receive an email on Friday, March 3 with instructions for scheduling conference appointments online, and registration will open on Monday, March 6. Video conferences are encouraged and set as the default within the registration system; however, requests for in-person conferences will be accommodated. 

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 new students, including incoming kindergarteners, www.wilmette39.org/enroll provides detailed instructions on the registration process. Parents with incoming kindergarten students who wish to enroll your child(ren) in our KEEP39 program must complete registration by March 1 to guarantee a spot in the program. More information on the KEEP39 program is available on our website.

Registration is Now Open For 2023 Summer Enrichment Program
Registration is now open for our District 39 Summer Enrichment Program. This year’s program will take place from June 29-July 28, with no classes on July 3-4 for the holiday. Please visit our Summer Enrichment Program website for more information, including the link to register online. Should you need assistance with the online registration, please check out our online registration guide.

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, on Thursday, March 2, the Family Action Network (FAN) will 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.

Board of Education Meeting – Monday, Feb. 27 

The Board of Education will hold its regular monthly business meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 pm at the  Mikaelian Education Center. The Board will be presented with the mid-year report for the 2021-26 District 39 Strategic Plan, consider approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Village of Wilmette for a shared Sustainability Coordinator, and have the second and final reading of several Board policies. Follow the link to access the complete meeting agenda and materials.