Belle Aire News

District 58 is recruiting new members for several of its Strategic Plan councils and Board of Education committees.

Read an overview of District 58's recent facility projects.

Board Briefs: September 2021

September 17, 2021

The District 58 Board of Education held a Regular Business Meeting on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at Downers Grove Village Hall.

We have good news to share regarding two important topics: bus close contacts and voluntary COVID testing.

The Board of Education appointed Susan Dillon to the preschool coordinator position for Grove Children’s Preschool, effective immediately.

INSPRA presented District 58 with two communication awards during its annual Communications Contest award ceremony on Friday, Sept. 10.

The annual Downers Grove Oktoberfest will take place Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18 outside the DG Main Street Train Station.

Board Preview: Sept. 13, 2021

September 10, 2021

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at Downers Grove Village Hall.

COVID-19 testing update

September 10, 2021

Superintendent Dr. Russell provides families and staff an update regarding the District's COVID-19 testing program.

Patriot Day: Remembering 9/11

September 10, 2021

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, a significant day in our nation’s history.

Please review this important handbook with your child, as it offers an overview of the District’s policies, procedures, resources and student expectations.

Communicate 58: Sept. 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

The Sept. 8 Communicate 58 includes info on Curriculum Night, COVID-19 resources, fall student assessments, back-to-school photo galleries and more.

Please read this letter for information on the upcoming IAR assessment for grades 4-8.

Please view this message for updated bus routes, bus close contact information, and updated lunch menus for next week.

District 58 invites the community to attend Downers Grove Oktoberfest on Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18. The festival headliner is Sebastian Bach, the original voice of Skid Row.

A work stoppage at a large area food supplier will significantly limit our food supply and require a change to our menus for this week and potentially into next week as well.

District 58 has been working with the bus company to evaluate bus routes and make corrections and improvements as needed. The updated routes will go into effect tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 31.

It features the many initiatives contained in the Strategic Plan: Focusing on Learning, Connecting the Community and Securing the Future.

Highland School celebrated the grand opening of its brand new accessible playground during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 26.

Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker held a COVID-19 press conference today where he issued new rules regarding indoor masking and educational employee vaccination and testing requirements.

Greetings from Dr. Russell

August 25, 2021

District 58 Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell shares a back-to-school welcome message with the community.

The Aug. 25 issue of Communicate 58 features a superintendent greeting, back-to-school resources and much more.

Bus routes now available

August 25, 2021

If your child is a bus rider, you may now access 2021-22 general education bus routes online at or on your PowerSchool parent account.

The instructional plan provides a helpful overview of this school year and answers many questions regarding the instructional day, health and safety protocols, and more.

The District 58 Board of Education held a Special Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 at Downers Grove Village Hall.