We hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving!
Thank you to Mia Churma and everyone that provided the teachers with dinner and desserts during Parent Teacher Conferences.
- Clean your home and Donate before the Holidays! Support the Indian Trail PTA & Bring your Donations on Wednesday Dec. 16 to Sunday Dec. 20 to:
Savers Downers Grove Location @ 2900 Highland Ave. (Corner of Highland and Butterfield)
- Volunteers are still needed for the Winter Party for Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Scott. Please contact Jacynda Kruk at email@example.com if you are interested.
The following was sent out from District 58 regarding school cancellations:
December marks a festive time for holiday celebrations and family traditions. Yet, December also ushers in the start of another Chicagoland winter. If hazardous winter weather prompts Downers Grove Grade School District 58 to cancel school, the District will notify parents, staff and the community using a variety of communication tools.
How does District 58 communicate emergency closure information?
District will send automated voice and email messages to all parents via its SchoolMessenger notification system. The system will also send text messages to parents who have registered to receive texts. Want to receive a text message as well? Opt in by texting YES to 68453.
District 58 also posts school closure information online at www.dg58.org and on the District’s answering machine at 630-719-5800. The district notifies the following radio/TV stations: WBBM (780), WGN (720), CBS Ch 2, NBC Ch 5, ABC Ch 7, WGH Ch 9, FOX 32 and CLTV.
School closure information will also be posted at www.emergencyclosings.com.
How does District 58 decide whether to cancel school?
District 58’s superintendent consults with some or all of the following – local superintendents, the bus company and the police department – to make an informed decision. The decision is based on many factors.
- Building conditions: Do the buildings have power, light and heat?
- Site conditions: Is the parking lot plowed? Can buses get in and turn around? Can parents drop off students? Are the exit doors free of snow?
- Bus operations: Can the bus drivers get to the bus company? Do the buses start? Do the drivers feel comfortable driving?
- Road conditions: Are the roads continually plowed and is traffic moving?
- Air temperature: How cold is it? What is the wind chill? Can children safely walk to school?
If the answer is yes to all of these questions, most likely the decision will be to keep schools open.
Student safety is District 58’s top priority, but the District also understands that canceling school is inconvenient for students, teachers and parents. The superintendent will make the decision as soon as safely possible, or by 6 a.m.