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CCSD 89 back-to-school resources for 2023-24

Absences

To report an absence, call the school’s main number, then follow the prompts to the attendance line.

 

Arrival and dismissal

School principals will be sharing information in their weekly newsletters about arrival and dismissal procedures for each building.

 

Before- and after-school care

The Butterfield Park District (RecKids) and the B.R. Ryall YMCA (Safe 'n Sound) run before- and after-school programs for CCSD 89 elementary school students. More info: www.ccsd89.org/domain/1299

 

Calendar

The 2023-24 school year calendar is available at www.ccsd89.org/2324calendar

 

Class assignments

Families are expected to be able to log on to PowerSchool to view teacher assignments on Wednesday, August 16. The district will send an email when assignments are available. More info: https://bit.ly/47jtTCe

Instructions on creating a PowerSchool account

 

Contact

All staff will return on Monday, August 21. You can find contact information on the school websites.

Arbor View: www.ccsd89.org/arborview

Briar Glen: www.ccsd89.org/briarglen

Glen Crest: www.ccsd89.org/glencrest

Park View: www.ccsd89.org/parkview

Westfield: www.ccsd89.org/westfield

Preschool: www.ccsd89.org/preschool

The district’s staff directory is available at: www.ccsd89.org/domain/1316

 

First day for students: August 23

The first day of the school year for students will be Wednesday, August 23. More information: https://bit.ly/3scvmtV

 

Handbook

The 2023-24 CCSD 89 Student/Parent Handbook is available at www.ccsd89.org/handbook Paper copies will be distributed to all students when school begins. Guardians must sign and return the acknowledgement form

 

Health services

More information about the required medical and dental forms for each grade is available at: www.ccsd89.org/health

 

Lunch info

Students will pay for lunches with their school ID, which is linked to MySchoolBucks. The cost for an elementary lunch will be $3.25, including a milk. A Glen Crest lunch will be $3.50, including a milk. If milk is purchased separately, it will cost 50 cents.

You can pay directly through MySchoolBucks. Some families prefer to link their MySchoolBucks and PowerSchool accounts but it is not required.

Instructions for linking your PowerSchool and MySchoolBucks accounts

 

Lunch menus

When the school year starts, lunch menus will be available at www.fdmealplanner.com or by downloading the FDMealPlanner app. Type in your student’s school to find the menu. More info: https://bit.ly/45ifnJf

 

Registration fees/fee waivers

Invoices for registration fees were sent via email from MySchoolBucks on August 1. More info: https://bit.ly/3QxvYoa

Information about fee waivers and free-and-reduced lunch is available at www.ccsd89.org/feewaiver

 

Safety tip line

If you know of bullying, threats, a student in crisis, or other urgent safety information, call the school or (844) 4-SAFE-IL, which is (844) 472-3345; text SAFE2, which is 72332; email Help@Safe2HelpIL.com; or submit tips through the online form. More info: https://bit.ly/3BPxObO

 

School hours

The school day at Glen Crest Middle School is 7:50 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. The school day for elementary school students is 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

 

School supplies

The 2023-24 school supply lists are at www.ccsd89.org/supplies

 

Tech support

Families that need support for iPad or Chromebook issues should use the district’s online help system. Enter contact information and some details about the problem at: https://bit.ly/89techsupport

 

Transportation

First Student provides morning and afternoon bus routes for regular-education students. To qualify for regular-education busing, a student must live more than 1-1/2 miles from the school or need to cross a state-approved hazardous crossing. Special education transportation is managed by Hopewell Transportation. More info: www.ccsd89.org/transportation

Many CCSD 89 families can track their student's trips to and from school through a free busing app. More info: www.ccsd89.org/busapp