Downers Grove Grade School District 58 News

Parents and guardians may sign up for a parent-teacher conference on the PowerSchool Parent Portal from Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. through Friday, Dec. 4 at noon. Parent-teacher conferences will take place virtually on Dec. 8, 10 and 11 via Zoom.

In honor of American Education Week, the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 invites families to thank a special teacher or staff member with a donation to its Green Apple Teacher/Staff Recognition Program.

District 58 has postponed the opening of the parent-teacher conference registration system to Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. While we had intended to begin registration this week, unfortunately, we are still working on making some final adjustments to our new system.

Board Briefs: November 2020

November 11, 2020

The Nov. 9, 2020 School Board meeting featured the 2020 Illinois Report Card, rationale into the District's decision to return to full remote learning, a vote to increase the substitute pay rate from $115 to $140 and more.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, District 58 must make a temporary shift to remote instruction for most students. The District will resume onsite instruction on Monday, Nov. 30. This shift is taking place because of the high number of absences for students and staff due to the pandemic.

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave.

Communicate 58: Nov. 4, 2020

November 4, 2020

Today's Communicate 58 newsletter features COVID-19 resources, insights into District 58's learning model decision-making process, Camp Edward/milk fee refund information, a curriculum implementation timeline and more!

Our partner high school district, District 99, announced today that it will take an adaptive pause from its current hybrid learning model. ... Like many other DuPage school districts, District 58 will continue offering our in-person hybrid instructional model with a full remote option.

District 58 considers a variety of factors when deciding whether schools can stay open, including county and local transmission levels; case and outbreak activity in our schools; and absenteeism among students and staff. We review data daily, and we meet weekly with the DuPage County Health Department.

Dr. Eichmiller shares key information regarding first trimester progress reporting in this message to all families.

The Oct. 26 School Board Curriculum Workshop focused on fall MAP test results, the Illinois School Report Card, a curriculum update, and school improvement planning.

The District has implemented a dashboard that shows possible and probable cases of COVID-19 as part of its goal to be transparent and to help protect the community. It is updated weekly Fridays at 4 p.m.

The Board will hold a Curriculum Workshop on Monday at 7 p.m. at Indian Trail School. They will review MAP assessment data, School Improvement Plans and other curricular related items.

Parent Teacher Conferences dates will be held in December, which is later in the year due to the transition to onsite hybrid instruction. Conferences will be conducted virtually via Zoom and parents can sign up via the parent portal in PowerSchool.

Communicate 58, a newsletter for parents and community partners, was published. It features photos of students from the first day of hybrid learning, a gallery of student artworks and information about our new math curriculum.

Dear District 58 Staff and Families, I have received a few questions from parents an...

Dear District 58 Families, Today, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) release...

Board Briefs: Oct. 14, 2020

October 16, 2020

The District 58 Board of Education held a regular business meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1...

We will be identifying today (Oct. 15) as the last day of Trimester 1 and providing a progress report instead of a report card to share information on learning standards and learner behaviors with families. This Progress Report will stand alone, and will not factor into future formal report cards in Trimester 2 and 3.

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Village Hall. Meeting topics including a brief presentation on the tax levy, approval of some contracts as well as other business.

The parent newsletter Communicate 58 was published. It has District updates, reminders about the move to hybrid learning and school news. Read more here.

Hybrid & Full Remote FAQs

October 3, 2020

District 58 will reopen schools beginning Oct. 20 with a Hybrid Plan and a Full Remote option. Please read more about the plan including Frequently Asked Questions.

The District 58 Board of Education held a special meeting and budget hearing on Monday, September 28, 2020. At the meeting, the Board approved moving to a Hybrid Model that includes onsite learning and also a remote option.

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell outlines Board's approval of Hybrid Option, which will begin Oct. 20. Families will also have option for Full Remote instruction.

Board Preview: Sept. 28, 2020

September 25, 2020

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting and Budget Hearing on Monday, September 28 at 7 p.m. Topics include the budget, draft of new policies, update on the Return to Learn plan and a recommendation for students to return to school onsite.