With snow in the forecast, now is the time to remind yourself of the various ways District 205 announces school closings and late start openings resulting from inclement weather. (And it’s also the time to think about childcare plans.) A late start or school closing announcement is made by 5:45 AM via the following channels:
• Information is first posted on the District's website at www.elmhurst205.org
• Talk205 phone calls, e-mail and SMS messages are sent out.
• A message is recorded on the District 205 Center’s main telephone line at (630) 834-4530.
• Notification is sent to the Emergency Closing Center, which broadcasts such information on WGN-AM (720), WBBM-AM (780), and CBS-TV (2), NBC-TV (5), ABC-TV (7), WGN-TV (9), FOX-TV, and CLTV cable. Visit the .web site at http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com
The next all-district Student Late Arrival Day is Wednesday, December 14. Certified staff and administrators will be using this time to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community.
The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule for 2016-17 will be as follows:
AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
The 2016-17 School Calendar (which provides a one-page overview of this information), may be found on the District 205 calendar page.
Looking for York Duke Apparel for holiday gifts? Here is your chance for easy shopping! Once a year, the York Athletic Boosters brings the entire inventory of York Apparel from the bookstore to the vestibule of Door 1 at York High School for easy shopping for you. No ID needed to get to the sale on this day only. It doesn’t get any easier than this to browse through our complete inventory of York apparel. This will be everything the bookstore offers – traditional hoodies, sweats, T-shirts, spirit jerseys, cozy flannel pants, hats, gloves, socks, house flags and more. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Thursday, December 15th from 11:00-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm at Door #1, York Academic Bldg (west bldg)– Just come to York and you will see our signs!
District 205's Madison Early Childhood Education Center has achieved an Award of Excellence for Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Practices in ExceleRate Illinois. Deputy Director Kathrine M. Stohr of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development stated that "The Awards of Excellence are the highest level of our state’s quality rating and improvement system and recognize research-based best practice in specific content areas. This Award of Excellence demonstrates your program’s successful implementation of high-quality instruction for preschool age children."
"Congratulations to Madison ECE Center on achieving the Award of Excellence for Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Practices. We commend you and your staff on this accomplishment, and we thank you for all your good work in support of all children and families in Illinois," said Ms. Stohr.
Madison Sensory Garden Schematic