CCSD 89 back-to-school resources
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 2023-24 school year calendar is available at www.ccsd89.org/2324calendar
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
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
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
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
More information about the required medical and dental forms for each grade is available at: www.ccsd89.org/health
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.
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
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.
The 2023-24 school supply lists are at www.ccsd89.org/supplies
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
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