District Update – Aug. 25
Posted on 08/25/2023

Thank you for your flexibility and support as we navigated the heat and the opening of the 2023-24 academic year. It was so nice to see smiles on the faces of our students and staff this week as we raised the curtain on another school year. We hope that it is a wonderful year for all, filled with joy, progress, and growth.

Student Attendance is Critical to School Success

We believe that students are most successful in achieving their personal and academic goals when they are present in school. Research supports this too! A successful school experience starts by supporting students in coming to school regularly and on time. This fall, we will be reminding families of the importance of attendance and families will receive increased communication from the school as absenteeism increases. Attendance can be viewed by parents at any time by logging on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and clicking ‘attendance history’. If you have specific questions about attendance records in PowerSchool, please reach out to your child’s school office. Additional information regarding student attendance and a variety of other important topics is available within the District 39 Parent Handbook

Parent Education Events 

We are proud to host a variety of Parent Education Events for our D39 families throughout the school year. We have compiled a fantastic lineup for our series this year and these sessions will be filled with great tips, guidance and support for our parents! Make plans now to join us for our next event titled “Supporting your Neurodivergent Learner: Strategies for Success” on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 11 am. This presentation will be hosted at Central School and parents can join us via Zoom or in-person at Central. Our first Parent Education event of the year, “Feeling Safe in District 39 Schools,” is available for your review via the recorded or slide deck presentation. Please check out our Parent Education page for our full schedule of Parent Ed events and registration links. 

Board of Education Meetings

Our Board of Education will come together for its first regular meeting of the 2023-24 school year on Monday, Aug. 28 at 7 pm at the Mikaelian Education Center. The evening will start with a Budget Hearing before transitioning to its traditional business meeting. The Board will hear presentations on FY24 budgets for both D39 and WCSEA (Wilmette Community Special Education Association) and will also hear updates on Summer 2023 construction projects and Summer 2024 construction planning. Materials for the meetings will be posted here on the Friday prior to the meeting.

Looking For Fulfilling Work? Join Our District 39 Team!

District 39 is looking for caring and qualified individuals to join our D39 team! We are accepting applications for substitute teachers, substitute nurses, substitute cooks, and paraprofessionals! If you are interested, or know of someone who may be interested in working as part of a dynamic team in a vibrant and welcoming setting, please visit our D39 employment webpage.

Follow District 39 On Social Media!

Make sure to follow our District 39 social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for fun and engaging content and events from around the District!