District Update – Dec. 8
Posted on 12/08/2023
Winter Weather and Emergency Closure Protocol
As we move into December and prepare for another Wilmette winter, our District protocol for emergency school closures is being shared. The safety of our students and staff is paramount in our decision-making process and we want to ensure that all members of our learning community are able to safely commute to and from our buildings. 

Street conditions (both in Wilmette and in surrounding municipalities), weather conditions (including temperature, wind chill and snow accumulation), school building conditions, and bus conditions are all considered and used to inform our decisions. Additionally, we consult with the Village of Wilmette and our local school district neighbors, including New Trier High School District 203, to evaluate conditions and forecasts before making a final determination regarding weather, safety conditions and modifications to our school schedule.

We strive to ensure that D39 families and staff are notified via text message, email and D39 website posting of any emergency changes to the school day no later than 6:00 am. When possible, earlier notification may be provided. Please review our Emergency Closures FAQ webpage for more details on our district procedures and protocol.

Parent Education Events
Mark your calendars for our final D39 Parent Education event of 2023, “Skills and Tools to Thrive in a Digital World,” scheduled for next Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 11 am. Families can attend this presentation either in-person at Wilmette Junior High School or virtually via Zoom. The presenter will be remote. Please register online to reserve your spot and visit our Parent Education page for our full schedule of events, registration links, and archived recordings.

Learn About Our D39 Preschool Program – The Lechner Early Education Program (LEEP)
Families and neighbors with younger children are invited to learn more about our D39 Preschool Program, the Lechner Early Education Program (LEEP). As you begin your planning for the 2024-25 academic year, please visit our LEEP webpage or view/download this one-page information sheet to learn more about this wonderful preschool program. Feel free to share this information with your friends and neighbors who have younger children.