Cradles to Crayons Spring Donations
April 19th-April 23rd
With the support of the PTO and GJHP, we are pleased to continue our partnership in support of Cradles to Crayons. A pod will be located in front of the Central School entrance for you to drop your donations. Click here for more information and a list of items to donate.
Bike, Walk, and Roll to School Initiative
In partnership with the Village of Glencoe and the Sustainability Task Force, District 35 presents Bike, Walk, and Roll to School. Beginning Monday, April 12th through the end of the school year, students can earn one wheel per day on their tracking card by walking, biking, or rolling to or from school, or completing an alternative green activity. Click here to see all the details.
Pandemic Supplies Drive
The Central School 8th Grade Executive Cabinet is seeking donations for a Pandemic Supplies Drive. Donations of toilet paper, latex gloves, and cleaning supplies/wipes can be dropped off in labeled bins near the main entrance of each District building. Supplies can be dropped off now through April 22nd and will then be donated to the PADS Shelter Emergency Program. Click here for more information.
Family Service of Glencoe Fundraiser
Please join Family Service of Glencoe for their annual benefit, Glencoe Under the Stars: Music Sounds Better with You on May 8 at 7:30 PM. Family Service of Glencoe provides mental health services and care to anyone who lives or works in Glencoe, regardless of ability to pay. Funds raised from the benefit help support their work and allow them to continue providing these services. This virtual event will feature Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos, an auction, a keynote speaker, and more! To purchase tickets and sponsorships, visit glencoeunderthestars.org
Be A Sustainability Star on Earth Day
On Saturday, April 24, volunteers will meet at Veteran’s Memorial Park for a community clean-up. Upon arrival, participants will be assigned areas to clean. Please bring reusable bags and gloves, as these will not be provided. Masks are required for this event. This event is in partnership with Glencoe Sustainability Task Force. This event is free, but every person that plans to attend must register here and sign a volunteer waiver.
Can’t make it? The Glencoe Sustainability Task Force encourages you to organize your neighbors to clean up your block during the month of April. Share your results on social media with the hashtag #glencoesustainabilitystar
The Board of Education has approved the 2021-2022 school year calendar. Winter break and spring break are common across New Trier Township. Click here to view a one page listing of major events for the upcoming school year.
Spring 2021 Full Day School Times
As you plan for your family schedules in the return to full-day learning, we have created one location listing all the school and lunch times HERE. If you have any specific questions about your child’s school details, please reach out to your building principal.
Supporting In-Person Learning
Thank you for your support with our health protocols that allow us to safely operate within our schools for in-person learning:
Complete Your Child’s Daily Symptom and Temp Check Stickers
Please resume the daily check and ensure your child has a signed and dated sticker on the outermost layer of clothing for quick verification upon entry. Review the SCREENING REMINDERS here.
Stay Home When Sick
Please help us by keeping your child home if they are experiencing any symptoms or if anyone in the home is awaiting COVID test results due to symptoms. We are following all exclusion guidelines through the Illinois Department of Public Health with regard to school attendance and quarantine. Please contact your school nurse with any questions or concerns.
Follow Safe Practices in our Community
Wear Your Mask. Wash Your Hands. Watch Your Distance. Avoid non-essential travel and gatherings outside of your household. Taking these steps together as a community supports the health and safety of all. Please check that your child has a few back-up masks ready to go in their backpack. If your child requires new masks, please reach out to your school as we have plenty on hand to share.
Let’s continue to support one another as we navigate this unique year with care.
Exclusion Guidance from IDPH
On January 4, 2021, the school guidance for responding to COVID-19 cases or symptoms was updated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Our schools work with the Cook County Department of Public Health to respond using the following criteria:
If a student is sent home sick with suspected COVID-19 symptoms during a school day the IDPH guidelines also require that all siblings must also be sent home and quarantine until an alternative diagnosis is made or a negative COVID test result is received. Due to community transmission levels, if an individual is a close contact to a confirmed case or experiencing symptoms, documentation of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result is needed. Our school nurse will provide all information when a child is sent home. Our nurse will also remain in contact with the family to ensure appropriate next steps are followed to return to school.
Tech Help While at Home
Please SUBMIT any tech support needs to eHelp. Please share as much detail as possible to allow our team to support your needs.
District 35 is seeking daily substitutes to support our in-person learning model. Are you interested in supporting this option in our schools? Please:
- Apply online for the SUBSTITUTE position
- Complete the additional documentation and secure a license
We look forward to increasing options within our schools to support student learning. Thank you!
Safe Routes to Schools
We are pleased to see so many students biking or walking to school. Please view the Safe Routes to Schools information here to be aware of crossing guard locations, stop signs, and recommended routes for our students. Please also be mindful of the helmet law in Glencoe - all children under the age of 16 must wear a helmet while on a bicycle, scooter, or skateboard. Thank you for your support of this critical safety measure.
Quarantine Guidance for Close Contacts
For close contacts, the 14-day quarantine is still highly recommended by the CDC and CCDPH; however, the state and local health departments have advised our local districts that it is acceptable to follow the alternate quarantine time periods due to our effective mitigation efforts.
CLOSE CONTACT? The following revised quarantine timelines will be in effect for our students if they have been deemed a close contact:
-A 10-day quarantine and an absence of all symptoms during any day of the daily monitoring period is required. The student may return to school on the 11th day. While a shortened time period of quarantine is available for adults who also complete a RT-PCR test, this option is not allowed for children.
As always, please contact your school nurse directly with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
We appreciate the many questions which have been shared regarding our plans for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. In order to more thoroughly address these, we have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document. This reflects the latest information from CDC and the Illinois State Board of Education as of July 26, 2020. We will continue to update this as additional information is shared to guide our planning.
The school district may release directory information which includes:
Birth date and place
Parent(s)/guardian(s) name and address
Period of attendance in school
Additionally, student pictures without identifying information may be posted on the district web page with informational pieces. Any parent(s)/guardian(s) may prohibit the release of any or all of the above by delivering a written objection to the Building Principal.