Parents - Please Share Your Input!
At Glencoe District 35, we value the partnership between parents and educators in supporting each child’s learning and growth. Over the course of the upcoming year, it is our hope to provide parents with a myriad of learning opportunities that will support you in understanding the education your child is receiving in D35, as well as nurturing your child’s growth as a learner at home. In order to align the educational opportunities we offer with your priorities and needs, please take time to complete this PARENT EDUCATION survey.
Walk Your Wheels
Riding your bike, scooter or other wheeled device through downtown Glencoe? Make sure to WALK YOUR WHEELS when passing through or spending time in the downtown! Riding on the sidewalks is both dangerous for yourself and others who may be shopping, strolling or dining in town. Please also walk bikes on the sidewalks as you arrive to school.
Bread Bag Tag Recycling Program
District 35 is pleased to partner with the Village Sustainability Task Force and SCARCE to support Danielle Cares for Chairs. The goal is to collect 1 million bread tags this year across our region. Danielle’s foundation collects the tags and turns them into a recycling company for funds that support mobility devices for those in need.
Add the Bread Tag Recycling Program label that was sent home to a jar and collect the bread tags all year. We will share reminders about turning in collected bread tags later this year. Thank you for your support!
Online Absence Forms
Did you know you have the option to report your student’s absence via an online form? Please use the links below to report an absence before 9:00AM.
- South School Absence Form
- West School Absence Form
- Central School Absence Form
Absences can also still be reported via the absence call line if preferred to the online form.
Medical Forms Due 10/1
All students in Kindergarten, 6th grade, and new to District 35 must be in compliance with the state’s minimum requirements. Proof of immunizations must be submitted to the school nurse with the physician and parent signed State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form by October 1, 2022. In accordance with state law, a student that is not in compliance with these mandates on October 15th must be EXCLUDED from school until proof is obtained.
If you have any questions regarding Illinois health requirements, please reach out to your building nurse:
Central School - Holly Jamieson 847.835.7640
West School - Marlene Balling 847.835.6640
South School - Bridget Joyce 847.835.6440
We thank our parents for partnering with us as we reset visitor procedures in the schools. Please note the following updated procedures in place in each school beginning on Thursday, August 25, 2022. We ask that all visitors:
1. enter via the main entrance, buzz at the door, wait to be greeted by a staff member over the intercom, confirm your appointment/meeting
2. if you have a confirmed appointment, please be ready with your license so we may screen with our visitor system
3. please wear your visitor lanyard at all times while in the school for a pre-scheduled appointment
4. return to the main office, return your lanyard, collect your license, and exit via the main entrance
If you are simply dropping a lunch or item for your child, please do so in the vestibule. School staff will be monitoring for items throughout the day and ensure items are brought in for your child.
Our commitment to student safety is unwavering as we embark upon the 2022-23 school year. Thank you for working with our school teams as we implement these new procedures.
Safety and Security in our Schools
We recognize safety and security are top of mind for District 35 families as a result of the Highland Park tragedy, as well as similar events across our nation. Consistently over the past decade, the District, in partnership with the Village and Glencoe Public Safety, has taken many proactive steps to address safety and security in our schools. District 35 has an unwavering commitment to ensuring our schools remain safe spaces for learning and teaching. Click here to read the full letter to our families sent July 15, 2022.
In partnership with Glencoe Public Safety, we also share these important reminders for safe gun storage. If you have questions about firearm safety and security, please contact the Public Safety Department at 847-835-4112 to speak with an officer.
Health Reminders for 2022-2023
We are pleased to share that procedures have significantly evolved since last fall with an emphasis on maintaining healthy practices and minimizing time out of school. Please take a moment to review the important reminders below:
Thank you for working together to ensure a healthy school community for all.
Seeking Career Awareness Volunteers…
In connection with our Strategic Priority of Advancing Learning & Innovation, District 35 seeks support from our parents and community members to share expertise with our students. As we plan Career Awareness opportunities for our 8th grade students, we seek to educate our students on a variety of career pathways and build connections with community experts.
If you would be interested in sharing your expertise, please complete our INTEREST FORM by October 1st. Thank you in advance for sharing with the youth of our community!
988: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
“When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.” - 988lifeline.org
September 25 is National See Something, Say Something Day
September 25 is National See Something, Say Something Day. We are grateful to our larger Glencoe community for doing everything we can to keep our children safe. We invite you to review our portal and share with us should you see or hear something that does not feel right within the schools or community. Thank you for all you do to create a safe, supportive village for our children to grow, learn and play. Click here to learn more.
Diaper Awareness Week: 9/26 - 10/2
District 35 and the Glencoe PTO are helping Share Our Spare collect diapers (not covered by government assistance) for Chicagoland families in need during their annual National Diaper Need Awareness Week campaign.
Collection bins will be at South, West and Central the week of September 26 - October 2, and both opened and unopened packs are greatly appreciated. Most needed are sizes 4-6 and Pull-Ups.
Glencoe Library Family STEAM Expo
Saturday, September 24
1:30-3:30pm, Glencoe Public Library
Enjoy a wide variety of hands-on, family-friendly activities and challenges as you discover, design, inquire, examine, and engage your critical thinking skills at our first Family STEAM Expo! Free admission, no registration required. Recommended for ages 3+
Click here for more information
Upcoming Family Action Network Events
Thursday, September 29th: The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Click here to learn more and register for this free webinar.
Our district is a member of TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804. We share resources with 17 other school districts in our region so that we can provide every student the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential. Through TrueNorth, our students can access academic and behavior support, and our staff can engage in high-quality professional learning that impacts student growth here in District 35. TrueNorth (formerly NSSED, or Northern Suburban Special Education District), is committed to the possibilities in every learner, every day. Please visit truenorth804.org to learn more about the cooperative and watch an introduction video.