Board of Education Meeting - December 2, 2021
Board of Education Regular Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
Young Auditorium, Central School
Online access to view the livestream of the meeting will be available here. All health protocols as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the State of Illinois must be followed while in attendance at our indoor public meeting. All individuals in attendance must sign in upon arrival, wear a face mask, and acknowledge they are free from COVID-19 symptoms.
Vaccine Clinics - Age 5-11
Vaccine Clinic #2: Dose 2 of the clinic is set for December 14 at Misner Auditorium in Glencoe Central School. If you received dose 1 with us on November 23, you are confirmed for dose 2 at the same time on December 14.
The New Trier Township elementary school districts are pleased to work with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy to provide two vaccine clinics for our students in November/December. Click HERE to review the information about our upcoming vaccine clinic.
As you enjoy the Thanksgiving 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.
Cradles to Crayons Collection
Join the Glencoe PTO, Glencoe Junior High Project, and District 35 to donate children’s essential items for Cradles to Crayons. All items may be donated in the POD outside of Central School from November 14th through December 5th. Click here for all details.
It is our shared responsibility to ensure we practice good hygiene and maintain a healthy environment for our students and staff. The steps to mitigate risks and care for our students and staff may be found here. In addition, the detailed FAQ from IDPH contains the latest information on health requirements in the schools.
• Updated IDPH Guidance (updated 10/18/21)
Review the IDPH exclusion document (updated 10.18.21) to consider when a student or staff member may return to school after exposure to COVID-19. All information reflects the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for schools.
Visit the District 35 COVID Dashboard which is updated weekly to reflect information from our schools.
Stand Up to Bullying Day
District 35 will observe Stand Up to Bullying Day on December 2nd. Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against bullying after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The entire school district is encouraged to wear pink to promote kindness toward each other. Do you know about the science behind kindness? Read more about the health benefits of being kind.
Winter Solstice - Celebration of Light
On Tuesday, December 21st from 5pm to 6pm join the Friends of the Green Bay Trail in a celebration of the shortest day of the year with a parade of lights on the Green Bay Trail. Decorate yourself, dogs, strollers or wagons with lights and things that glow. No candles or open flames, please! Parade begins and ends at the Shelton Park playground. Festivities include a fire pit to enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments. Severe weather will cancel the parade. Event updates at www.gbtrail.org.
Notice of Destruction of Temporary Student Records
In accordance with the Illinois School statute, Glencoe School District 35 is providing notice that all Temporary Records of students who graduated from District 35 in June 2015 will be destroyed. Student temporary records are retained for five (5) years after the student has left the district. All records currently over five (5) years old will be destroyed on December 15, 2021.
Parents, guardians, and the former student have the right to review and receive a copy of such records at any time prior to the destruction of such records. Review of the records can be requested by contacting the Kaitlin Eden, Secretary in Board of Education Office, at 847-835-7812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leave the Leaves
The Glencoe Sustainability Task Force is asking Glencoe residents to Leave the Leaves. Instead of pushing your leaves to the curb this year, click here to learn about other sustainable ways you can utilize your leaves to save money, benefit your garden, and help save the planet.
Mindfulness in our Schools
We are pleased to support the return of in-person Mindfulness learning in all classrooms throughout District 35. Students at all grade levels will have lessons with a mindfulness instructor. With the generous support of the Glencoe PTO, we are fortunate to have the experienced Grow Through Mindfulness instructors return to our classrooms.
The fall lessons will begin this week in our schools. Click here for more details of the three fall sessions and key skills our students will learn. To learn more about mindfulness and the benefits of this work, visit our District 35 Mindfulness section of our website.
Upcoming Family Action Network Events
Tuesday, November 30th: How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order: 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.
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.
Safe Routes to Schools
We are excited to see so many students biking or walking to school again. 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.
We reimagined, planned thoughtfully, and we are eager to open the new year. To ensure the health and safety of all, please note the mask reminders below.
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 additional masks, please contact your child’s nurse.