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Social Media Talk for Families
Social Media Talk for Families
Please join us for an online zoom conference call discussing the topic of social media influences and impacts on our students. Additional resources will be provided to support families in furthering their education on social media. Interpreters will be available during this zoom conference. To join this virtual event please use the following zoom meeting ... Read more
Important Information for Families: Calendar change, safety review, COVID-19 tips
Important Information for Families: Calendar change, safety review, COVID-19 tips
District 287 Families,  We want to update you on three important topics:  NEW! November 15, 2021, will be a no school day for District 287 students Findings of the Safety Review COVID-19 Information No School for Students on Friday, November 12 or Monday, November 15 The District 287 School Board approved converting November 15 from a student ... Read more
Extra Safety Precautions
Extra Safety Precautions
Dear 287 Families,  Over the last few weeks, we have seen COVID-19 case rates increase significantly in our community and schools. As long as it is safe to do so, our priority is to keep schools open and students in school. We know this is what is best for their academic and emotional well-being. Amidst increasing case rates, we are doubling down on our safet ... Read more
Safety Review Findings
Safety Review Findings
Following a serious safety incident in September at South Education Center, District 287 immediately began conducting a review of safety protocols. Our analysis included a qualitative review of current safety plans and practices, including Incident Command Structures and plans, welcome screening procedures, CrisisGo technology, and a review of the expectations an ... Read more
2021 Student Support Fundraiser
2021 Student Support Fundraiser
FUNDRAISER District 287 serves students from 6 weeks through a transition age. As a result, we have various needs that are not addressed with limited ways to support our students. Some examples include: Lack of food (beyond school breakfast and lunch) Lack of diapers or similar items for adolescent parents Lack of personal care supplies for students ... Read more
Removing Metal Detectors
Removing Metal Detectors
In alignment with our strategic priorities of racial equity and trauma-responsive practices, we will end the use of metal detectors in 287 buildings beginning the 2021-2022 school year. Note that only two sites currently have working metal detectors, as we have decided to invest in student-friendly proactive strategies that advance positive learning environments. ... Read more
School Safety: Comprehensive Safety Review
School Safety: Comprehensive Safety Review
Dear District 287 Families, Last week one of our schools experienced a serious safety incident when a student brought a handgun to school. We understand the student did not threaten anyone. We know it’s important to keep families informed after safety incidents that impact our school district community. While we have many strong safety practices in place, ... Read more
District 287 Superintendent Search
District 287 Superintendent Search
It's our goal to keep the District 287 community informed about the search process each step of the way. Latest Update: 10-11-21 We thank our staff, students, families, and member district stakeholders for their input during our engagement efforts.  A summary of the feedback will be shared by School Exec Connect at the October 14, 2021 school board meeting. ... Read more
Superpower Spotlight: Centering our Voices One Story at a Time
Superpower Spotlight: Centering our Voices One Story at a Time
  We are centering the voices of our District 287 community one story at a time. Watch and read about the powerful moments happening in our schools and homes. Students, parents and caregivers, staff, and all in our community are invited to submit stories here. Let's share about the super-sensational things happening with student learning. Did you spot som ... Read more

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