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Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM


Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule


AM Kindergarten 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Trendel, Christine
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org
Glassi, Juanita
Nurse jglassi@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News


It is hard to believe that spring break is around the corner!  We have some amazing things happening at school. Our teachers are trying new instructional strategies from their recent professional learning: students are posing questions, inquiry is driving learning, and students are engaged in reflection. Spring is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited!


PARCC Testing

Headphones are needed for all third, fourth, and fifth graders for PARCC testing.  If your child doesn’t have a pair at school, please bring them in the next week. If you aren’t sure if your child has headphones at school, please contact the teacher.  We will begin testing on April 3 and test each day through April 9, 2018.

Your child’s teacher will send specific testing dates home.  If you have concerns regarding your child’s participation in the assessment, please email me directly at ctrendel@elmhurst205.org by March 23, 2018.


School Improvement Plan

Our School Improvement Plan drives the work of our school.  This year, we have three goals: teacher collaboration, student engagement, and differentiated instruction.  We have added some activities and work to our School Improvement Plan.  


Square 1 Art

Coming home this week should be your child’s personalized Square 1 Art order form and stickers. I hope you are as excited about your child’s artwork as much as they are!  It’s time to order your child’s keepsake art. The order deadline is next week, Thursday, March 22nd.  Act now to receive *free shipping, which is only available during the fundraiser sale.


Three Easy Ways to Order:

  1. Online: www.Square1Art.com/Shop

  2. Phone: 888-332-3294

  3. Paper Order Form on the back of your child’s custom catalog.  Please turn in the completed order form to the Jackson front office. Cash or check accepted.  Please make checks payable to: Jackson PTA.  

Remember, your child’s access code is located on their catalog.  *All orders ship to the school.

Together, we can help support the school, build your child’s self-esteem and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.


PTA Meeting Thursday, March 22

Our daytime PTA meeting is Thursday, March 22 at 2pm in the library.   Please join us!


Information From Last Week:

Safety and Security

During morning arrival, if students arrive after 8:15, all entrances will be locked and adults will no longer be supervising the doors.  If your child arrives to school at 8:15am or after, they will need to go to the main entrance.  When parents visit during the school day, please enter through the main entrance. Staff and students are explicitly directed NOT to open any entrance for visitors.  When entering, you will be asked provide your state issued ID and we will print you a visitor pass.


Eureka Math Presentation

Thank you to all the parents that attended our presentation from Dave Beedy, Director of STEM for D205 on March 8, 2018.  You can access his presentation here. You can visit the district parent math website for additional information here.  



While we cannot accommodate parent requests for particular teachers, we do value your input and hope that you will share any concerns about friendship issues and learning needs. We spend a great deal of time and effort making class placements each year, and try our best to consider each child’s needs. If you would like to share input with me, please do so before April 15. Thank you!


Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is once again overflowing.  There are brand new boots, coats, snow pants and more. If your child is missing something, have him/her check in the lost and found located in the front foyer. All items not claimed before Spring Break will be donated to the Clothing Closet in Elmhurst.


Upcoming Jackson Events:


  • March 22: PTA Meeting; 2:00pm

  • March 26-30: No School; Spring Break

  • April 11: Student Late Arrival

  • April 14: Spring Fling; 2:00-4:00pm

  • April 26: Spring Celebration of Learning


Members of the District 205 Community Advisory Team (CAT) have been chosen and notified. With more than 125 applicants for a 30-member committee, the selection process was extremely difficult. We are grateful that so many residents are willing to help D205 in this important work!

A rubric was used to make sure that every school was represented, along with as many stakeholder groups as possible. The number of members was expanded from 25 to 33. We will be seeking to engage the remaining 93 applicants in other meaningful ways as the journey continues.

CAT members will be asked to:

  • Ensure that messages and materials related to the MFP are clear and easy-to-understand
  • Help anticipate and provide representative community questions and concerns
  • Offer suggestions to make sure the District is using every opportunity to reach stakeholders

While the CAT will assist the D205 administration with crafting clear communications for the community, it will not make decisions regarding the draft plan, as all community feedback will carry equal value and weight. The District plans to offer many opportunities for parents, staff and the community to weigh in on the Master Facility Plan.

The first CAT planning meeting will be on Monday, March 19. Please note that this is not a public meeting.


What is a PLC? In District 205, PLCs play an important role in promoting student growth and building the capacity of our teachers. But what is a PLC and what is its function?

PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. PLCs are designed to ensure high levels of teacher collaboration focused on student learning. They can take many forms. Examples include ensuring that teachers of the same grade level or subject area, as well as instructional coaches, special education teachers and support staff, have time to analyze assessment data, share best practices for success, and plan for future learning.

PLC groups meeting during student late arrival days, institute days and also during the school day at various times throughout the week.

Watch the video below, and let our teachers show you how PLCs are utilized in D205 schools. 




Please know that Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed or there is a late start called. In general (excluding other emergency situations), if there is NO announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the D205 Twitter account - www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205. If your phone number has recently changed, please contact your child(ren)’s school so that they can update that information in PowerSchool.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com (District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, that decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.

When District 205 determines that weather conditions or an emergency situation warrant an Emergency Late Start Schedule, families will be notified in the same manner they would be notified in the event of a school closing. Each family will receive a phone, email or text notice (if you've opted in) from our rapid notification system. More information about the Emergency Late Start Schedule is available online.

On Emergency Late Start days, parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the District’s website for updates on the status of after-school activities. Information about York athletics would be posted on the York School webpage in the afternoon.

If an Emergency Late Start schedule is activated:

  • Classes will begin using the standard Student Late Arrival schedule
  • Buses will operate using the standard Student Late Arrival pick-up and drop-off times.
  • Parent should use the standard Student Late Arrival schedule for drop-off - 20 minutes prior to the start times below.

Emergency Late Start schedules are as follows (same as standard Student Late Arrival schedule):

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

AM Kindergarten and AM Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten and PM Early Childhood Classes - 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
All Day Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Elementary Schools

Grades 1 to 5 - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Middle Schools

Grades 6 to 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM

High School

Grades 9 to 12 - 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM After school activities and athletics could remain as scheduled, weather permitting. 

Out-of-District Programs

If out-of-district programs are in session, transportation will proceed as normal.\

Before/After School RecStation

The AM RecStation program will not be offered on late start days. The PM (after-school) RecStation hours will remain as scheduled on late start days.

Before School Programs

All before-school programs, including but not limited to, orchestra, band, choir, clubs, athletic practices or student activities will be cancelled on late start days.

Field Trips

Any field trip scheduled on the day of a late start will be cancelled as would be the procedure on days when school is cancelled for emergency reasons.

Technology Center of DuPage (TCD)

Due to the modified schedule, only PM TCD students will attend TCD.

Este es un recordatorio que la información de Inicio Tardío relacionada con emergencias (que sigue el horario habitual de llegadas tardías de los estudiantes) está disponible en el sitio web del Distrito 205 en Recursos -> Enlaces Rápidos -> Cierres de emergencia. También se publicará información más detallada en el sitio web del distrito y el sitio web de las escuelas afectadas. Aquí puede encontrar documentos en español acerca de los cierres de emergencia.


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!!

Bus Routes 2017-2018

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Jackson Late Arrival Bus Schedules

The following dates are Student Late Arrival Days: 

8/30. 9/20,10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 12/6, 1/17, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9


Bus 1 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

Bus 2 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

Bus 3 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

Bus 4 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule  





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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