In Honor of MLK, Jr.
Thank you to our families and staff for supporting our collection. Our students will be creating hygiene kits to share with The Night Ministry and PADS to support their efforts as they provide housing, health care, and human connection to those struggling with poverty or homelessness.
Please watch our news as we continue to seek ways for our students to engage and share their talents to help others. We value all that we do together to educate the hearts and minds of our youth.
Order PTO Lunches!
Order for Quarter 3!
• NEW addition of Wednesday PotBelly options!
• Ordering can be done by the week, month or quarter.
Click here to place your hot lunch order(s) for 3rd Quarter. School password: TGS290
Free COVID-19 PCR Testing
NEW DATES ADDED! District 35 is partnering with Visit Healthcare to offer free COVID-19 PCR testing at Misner Auditorium (backside of Central School) on specific dates during the month of January. No appointment is necessary and this is open to ALL who may need testing. Pre-register and you may attend any of the listed dates. Click here for more information.
School Improvement Half Day
January 28th: Students will attend school for a half-day on this day. Our staff will be engaged in professional development experiences for the afternoon session.
School Dismissal Times:
South School dismisses at 11:30 am
West School dismisses at 11:45 am
Central School dismisses at 11:30 am
All buses will do the routes to home at these dismissal times.
Updated Health Protocols
The school guidance for responding to COVID-19 cases or symptoms continues to be updated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Our schools will work with the Cook County Department of Public Health to respond using the following criteria:
- NEW! January 6, 2022 Updated Guidance from IDPH for Isolation and Quarantine
If a student is sent home sick with suspected COVID-19 symptoms during a school day the IDPH guidelines require a negative PCR test for the child to return. Please click here to read the District 35 Health Updates shared on January 10, 2022.
Visit the District 35 COVID Dashboard which is updated weekly to reflect information from our schools.
Can I enroll my child in SHIELD testing?
District 35 has received many requests to include vaccinated students in our weekly COVID-19 SHIELD screening. Beginning in January, we are able to offer weekly screening to vaccinated individuals. CLICK HERE to enroll your vaccinated child in our weekly SHIELD testing program.
SOUTH: test on THURSDAY
WEST/CENTRAL: test on FRIDAY
The testing results typically process in 24-48 hours and parents are notified if there is a POSITIVE result.
How can I access my child’s SHIELD results?
If you would like to create your own account to access your child’s results, please follow the directions listed here.
If you need assistance, call (217) 265-6059 for support. District 35 will only reach out to share positive results.
Parent Education in District 35
Please share your input! The high level of interest and participation in our December parent education workshop, Parenting in the Digital Age has inspired us to restore the parent education programs previously offered in partnership by the District, Family Service of Glencoe, and the Glencoe PTO. We are asking for your input via a brief survey to help us offer programs that are relevant and valuable to you and your family.
Please CLICK HERE and share your input by January 18, 2022. Thank you!
We are eager to open the new year after winter break. To ensure the health and safety of all, please note the mask reminders to please consider sending your child in a well-fitting surgical or KN95 mask. Cloth masks are no longer the best option given the new variant.
Click here for more information and tips to support your child with wearing a mask. We recommend all students arrive each day with extra masks in their backpacks. If your child needs surgical or KN95 masks, please contact your child’s nurse.
The Board of Education has approved the 2022-2023 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.
PTO Social Series
To help connect our District 35 community, the Glencoe PTO is planning events for parents and families called the PTO Social Series. The upcoming events include:
Virtual Mixology Class
January 27th 7 pm - 8 pm via Zoom (adults only)
Click here to register and see the details.
Ice Skating Socials at Watts
4th grade: Jan 29, 9:45 am -10:45 am
2nd grade: Feb 5, 9:45 am -10:45 am
Stay tuned for details to sign up and future ice skating events.
Upcoming Family Action Network Events
Tuesday, January 18th: Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation: Click here to learn more and register for this free webinar.
Monday, January 24th: Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids: Click here to learn more and register for this free webinar.
As you return from winter break, please note the following travel guidance from the Cook County Department of Public Health:
School-aged children do NOT have to quarantine after returning from domestic travel. They should continue to attend school in-person. However, they should get tested 3-5 days after returning from their trip and should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.
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.
2021-2022 Student Registration Fees
Payment of student fees is online through Family Access. The detailed information regarding Student Accident Insurance, Free Lunch Application, and Student Registration Fees may be found by clicking here.