Dear Addams community,
We hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend! The weather continues to be beautiful. On behalf of the Addams staff, I want to thank you for making this year a positive and successful one. Our continued partnership has allowed us to accomplish so much and helped to ensure the success of our students. Thank you for your continued support. We are excited for next year and look forward to seeing you again in August. For those of you leaving the Addams community, we wish all the best for you and your students. Thank you for sharing your students with us.
Here are a couple of quick end-of-the-year notes as we head into the break. Have a great summer!
Summer Office Hours
Addam’s Main Office will be open from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM until June 9. The office will reopen on August 4, 2017, when our office secretaries return.
Residency Renewal For All Families and Infinite Campus Parent Portal Information
It is time to register for the 2017–18 school year. In early April, parents whose students will attend a District 54 school next year were mailed registration instructions for the 2017–2018 school year.
To complete the registration process, all District 54 families are required to prove residency annually at the time of registration. For a list of documents needed to fulfill residency requirements, please click here. All documentation provided must be current, valid for 2017-2018, and reflect name and address within the boundaries of District 54.
Parents are encouraged to complete this process online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. The portal is a website where parents and guardians can log in and view information about your children’s grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and much more. You will be able to pay your fees and upload your proof of residency through the parent portal (although paper copies will still be accepted at our schools as well). If you do not know how to setup your portal account, contact our main office for support.
Report Cards Online June 5
Addams parents/guardians and students will be able to view their report cards online this semester on June 5, more than a week before the hard copy report cards are mailed on June 14. District 54 is piloting the online report card in an effort to share information in a timelier manner and to become more environmentally friendly by not printing report cards for parents who prefer the online version.
I want to ensure that all of our parents have access to this early viewing of the report card, so I highly encourage you to sign up for the District 54 Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal before June 5. The portal is a website and app where parents and guardians can view their children’s grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and now report cards.
If you have not previously logged on to the portal, contact our front office for instructions on how to obtain a secure Campus Portal Activation Key.
If you have already created an account, to view the report card on June 5 you must first log in to the account from a computer (the report card will not be accessible in the app).
Click on the Report Card link on the left side of your screen. This link will take you to another page, where you will be asked to log in again for security reasons. After logging in, you will see the report card files for all of your children. Click on any of the report cards to download the pdf file.
This year, on June 14, we plan to mail a report card to each home. Next year, we will only be making hard copies available for families who are unable to access the report cards online.
Summer Reading & Accelerated Math Packets
Even though the summer break is here, it is important for our students to continue to practice the skills they have learned this year. Summer reading lists and practice packets for our accelerated math students can be found here on our school website.
Supply List 2017-2018
The supply list for the upcoming school year is available on our website. Please be in contact with any questions. Additional information will be available as we near the start of the school year.
As a reminder, all students must have a current physical on file with the nurse to participate in sports or intramurals. As cross country and girls basketball begin right away is August, please schedule an appointment this summer so that your child is ready to go.
Save the Date
Our Welcome Back Block Party and School Information Day are scheduled for Thursday, August 10. More specific information will be posted to our website and mailed out over the summer
Dear Parents of 8th graders:
I just wanted to send out a quick note of gratitude for your partnership in ensuring the success of your students this year. My “thank you” extends to last night, when you helped to make it one of the best graduations that I have ever presided over or been to as a guest. The student speeches were amazing, and the audience was respectful and appropriate for the occasion. For the third straight year (even with a small certificate issue) we were able to read each and every student name without one callout. Well done!
I wish each of our graduates all the best as they move on to bigger and greater things. I hope that their time at Jane Addams is looked back upon fondly and the lessons they learned here will help them as they continue on their educational journey! Each member of the class of 2017 has much to be proud of and they will certainly be missed.
All the best,
Chris Bingen and the Addams staff