Attendance and Emergency Weather Days



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November 17, 2022


Dear Families,

It is hard to believe we are more than halfway through the month of November.  This is a fun and exciting time of year.  As we prepare for various holidays and winter weather, we wanted to share some information with all of you.



We look forward to greeting your child at school each and every day. When students are not in school, we cannot work with them and cannot teach them.  

Although we understand that there will be times students must be absent, we ask that you limit absences as much as possible.  We will continue to contact families with concerns about attendance.  If you are having difficulty getting your child to school, please contact your school’s principal.  We have social workers on staff ready to assist.  We also have an A+ transportation system in the district and can assist with arranging bus transportation if needed.  We are here to work with our families in the best interest of our students.  


Emergency Weather Days

Our goal is to keep schools open whenever possible.  Living in the Chicago area, we know the weather can be unpredictable.  There is no perfect system when it comes to emergency weather days.  If our buses can run safely, we will open school.   If we are forced to close school, we will notify families as soon as possible. 


Notifying families of school closures:  

We will use Parent Square and our website to let families know if we are forced to close school.  If we cancel school due to an emergency weather closure, the day (or days) will be added to the end of the school calendar.


Why traditional snow days instead of asynchronous (learning-at-home) days?

Since we are an elementary school, we struggle with providing meaningful, at-home learning opportunities for our students.  Therefore, we will continue using the traditional system and will make up emergency days at the end of the school year.  Again, we will notify staff, students, and families as early as possible to make arrangements.


Thank you for your continued support.  It is my honor and privilege to serve as your superintendent.



Dr. Jeannie Stachowiak