Dear Parents and Staff,
During the March 12 Board meeting, the Board is expected to approve the final calendar and last day of school for 2017-2018, as well as the school calendar for 2018-2019.
To make up for the snow day we used in February, we will add one of the District’s reserved emergency days to the end of this school year’s calendar. Provided no additional emergency days are needed, the last day of student attendance this school year will be Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Middle School Promotion ceremonies will be held on Monday, June 4.
The proposed calendar for 2018-2019 includes:
- First Day of Student Attendance: Thursday, August 23, 2018
- Thanksgiving Break: Monday, Nov. 19 – Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
- Winter Break: Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 – Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
- Spring Break: Monday, Mar. 25 – Friday, Mar. 29, 2019
We will email and post the complete 2018-19 calendar with parents next week, after the Board approves it.
As has been our practice for the last several years, the proposed 2018-19 calendar includes a student attendance day on the first Monday of March, which is Casimir Pulaski Day. The Illinois School Code allows school to be held on specific legal school holidays, provided the Board holds a public hearing about the proposal and recognizes the person honored by the holiday through instructional activities. Since the proposed 2018-19 calendar includes a student attendance day on Casimir Pulaski Day, the Board must hold a hearing regarding this specific student attendance day.
To this end, the Casimir Pulaski Day public hearing will take place at the March 12, 2018 Regular Board Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, Illinois 60515. During this hearing, the Board will take testimony from interested parents and educators about the following proposal:
That District 58 schools will use March 4, 2019, Casimir Pulaski Day, as a regular day of student attendance. All District 58 schools will include a short recognition of Casimir Pulaski’s place in American history in the day’s announcements.
Kari Cremascoli, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools