Downers Grove Grade School District 58 News

Communicate 58: Feb. 10, 2021

February 10, 2021

The Feb. 10 Communicate 58 features the State Reflections art competition, second trimester report card information, winter weather procedures and more.

This document explains how students will be evaluated on their second trimester report cards, giving special consideration to the unique circumstances of this school year.

District 58 is proud to announce that 24 students will advance 31 projects from the regional to the state level of the PTA Reflections arts recognition and achievement program.

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Bond Issue Notification Act (BINA) Hearing and a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave.

The event will supplement the age-appropriate Erin’s Law sexual abuse lessons students receive at school and give parents tools to start these sensitive conversations with their children at home.

The Jan. 27 issue of Communicate 58 features a COVID-19 update, upcoming parent/guardian webinars, staff celebrations and much more.

This virtual event will feature renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist and speaker Dr. Elizabeth Levey. Dr. Levey will share tips to help families ease anxieties around their children’s social-emotional learning and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

District 58 celebrates the 27 staff members who received Green Apple Awards from the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 this holiday season!

Due to heavy snowfall forecast for overnight and in the morning, Jan. 26 will be a full remote day. Students will follow their usual schedule in a remote format.

The January Board meeting included an Indian Trail presentation, employee health and wellness spotlight, learning model update and more.

The Jan. 13 issue of Communicate 58 features a learning model update summary, teacher grants, a snapshot at the recent Teacher Institute Day and more.

The schedule and structure of District 58's current instructional model will remain unchanged through the duration of the second trimester. If a family wishes to change their child's learning model, they must contact their principal or coordinator by Jan. 19.

Grove Children's Preschool's virtual open houses will take place on Zoom on Jan. 25 and 26 from 6-7 p.m. Preschool registration for the 2021-22 school year will open Feb. 1.

Last week, the Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club Education Committee surprised nine deserving District 58 teachers with education grants. Congratulations!

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at 7 p.m.

On behalf of all of us in District 58, Happy New Year. 2020 was certainly a year filled with many challenges. However, it was also a year filled with so many positives. The District 58 community rallied together to support those in need, and the staff completely reinvented teaching and learning due to the pandemic.

District 58 will continue moving forward after winter break with its hybrid learning model with a full remote option. Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 is a scheduled non-attendance day (Teacher Institute Day), and onsite instruction will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

Communicate 58: Dec. 16, 2020

December 16, 2020

The Dec. 16 issue of Communicate 58 features helpful reminders, Education Foundation news, school spotlights and more.

Board Briefs: December 2020

December 15, 2020

The School Board's December meeting featured an update on District 58's learning model, Fairmount School presentation, approval of the 2019-20 audit report, electric rate discussion, superintendent's report and more.

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Meeting topics include a learning plan update, audit report review and more.

The fall 2020 Financial Workshop covered the District’s 2020-21 budget, new financial plan, financial projections, fund balance policy, capital planning and more.

The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 will fund 11 teacher grants totaling more than $5,500 through its 2020-21 Teacher Grants Program. The Foundation annually awards grants to teachers and staff for projects that support student learning.

As previously planned, District 58 will continue to offer in-person instruction via our hybrid model for the remainder of December. Due to the ever changing nature of the pandemic, District 58 cannot yet confirm whether we will resume our hybrid model immediately after winter break.

District 58's Board of Education will hold a Financial Workshop on Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. In addition, Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell will hold a virtual Candidate Forum for prospective School Board members on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

El Sierra School will receive a State of Illinois “Build Illinois Bond Fund” grant totaling $180,000 for the construction of a new playground. El Sierra plans to use the grant funding, in combination with the school’s playground fundraising efforts, to build a new playground in time for the 2021-22 school year.