24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Important Dates for Start of 2016-2017 School Year
Important dates for the start of next year include:
In continued support of District 205 teachers, the Mobile Learning Implementation (MLI), improving student achievement and the overall learning experience, the Board of Education approved the addition of up to 12 Instructional Coaches for 2016-17 at its June 14 meeting. As Board member John McDonough stated, there will always be problems to solved, but this is an opportunity to be grasped - one that impacts every school every teacher and ultimately, every student.
*In February of 2014, as part of a Board discussion about the Mobile Learning Initiative, Dr. Terri Bresnahan, Director of Technology for District 64, Park Ridge-Niles (and a District 205 parent) was invited to present on Instructional Technology Coaching. According to Dr. Bresnahan (who is now a superintendent), high-quality professional development must be: job-embedded, sustained over time, individualized, include follow-up at the time of implementation and opportunity for feedback (both provided by the coach and given by the participant). Peer coaching provides a 95% return rate in the areas of knowledge, skill and transference.
On May 24, 2016, the Board of Education voted to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the Elmhurst Teachers' Council. The basis of this proposed agreement will clarify contract language regarding the Student Late Arrival days at all grade levels. The purpose of the change is to enhance the collaborative and educational instructional practice of our teachers in order to have a deeper impact on student learning and growth.
Due to the fact that District 205 uses the same bus company to transport students at all three levels – elementary, middle school and high school, there is some extra time built in to the Student Late Arrival days to allow for busing needs. Regular start times will remain the same as they were in 2015-16.
Below is a link to the updated 2016-17 (printable) calendar.
District 205 Food Services will continue to accept payments with MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances and set up low balance alerts for free.
Enrollment is easy!
1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
2. Add your students, using their school name and student ID.
3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, please contact MySchoolBucks directly:
Due to privacy and security concerns, District 205 elementary schools will no longer be posting the traditional class lists on the front door of the school in August. Instead, parents will receive a secure email document informing them of each of their child(ren)'s placement for the 2016-17 school year. For families that do not have email, a first-class letter will be mailed to the home address on file providing this information.
Is there a new family in your neighborhood? Please let them know that families should enroll new students beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the District 205 Center. Information about documentation needed for enrolling students can be found on the New Student Enrollment page.
July 12, 8 a.m. - noon
July 14, noon - 4 p.m.
July 18, 8 a.m. - noon
July 20, noon - 4 p.m.
July 22, 8 a.m. - noon
July 26, noon - 4 p.m.
July 27, 8 a.m. - noon
July 28, noon - 4 p.m.
Elmhurst District 205 offers the opportunity for all students in fourth grade and above to learn to play a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument through the Instrumental Music Program. Instruction on string instruments is offered through the orchestra program. Instruction on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments is offered through the band program. For a description of the elementary instrumental music program, please click here.
To learn more about the process, please click on the link below.
On May 11th, parents/guardians of all students enrolled in District 205 were sent the 2016-17 Snapcode through email to begin the online registration process for the next school year. If you did not receive this email, please call the Jackson School office at 630-834-4544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. School fees can be paid online after completing the registration process - link to fee payments here.
Please remember to support District 205 parent organizations (PTAs), as well as the D205 Foundation, by completing Step 4 (click here for the link)of the registration process.
Bus Routes 2015-2016
Jackson School Student Council collects Box Tops for Education
Each year student council collects Box Tops for Education as a way to raise money. The funds we raise are then used to purchase a school gift and donate to a charity. Please visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/ to see a list of participating products. Remember, each box top is worth $0.10! It all adds up!! Thank you for your support and SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS!!
District Events Calendar
District 205 News
Board Meeting Dates
Jackson School Mission Statement
"The Mission of Jackson School is to work and learn together to reach our goals and to provide an education that empowers all students to succeed in a rapidly changing world."
Online Resources for Students in Reading and Math
The following are websites that we feel can be very useful for students to use as they work from their MAP RIT scores to help meet their individual skill levels. Each of the sites below links to ...more
The Fittest Brains - Article written by Gretchen Reynolds
With this week being the international Walk & Roll to School Day (Oct 6th), this attached article is particularly germaine to the concept of using excercise and physical movement in the learning process and development of children's brains.