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24-Hour Attendance Line


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


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
Chaidez, Veronica
Assistant Secretary
Kragel, Jenna
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News


We have had a great week at Jackson School! Our teachers had some wonderful professional learning opportunities on Monday during our Institute Day and at our late arrival on Wednesday. As adults and with our students, we are focused on collaboration and teamwork. Remember there is no school on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend and stay safe in the forecasted snow!

Eco Club Fundraiser

Eco Club will be selling reusable straws at lunch for $2 each starting Tuesday, January 29. They will sell while supplies last. All proceeds will go towards our Jackson School garden. We hope to have the garden started in spring 2019!

Morning Drop-off on Mitchell 
The safety of our students is the highest priority. When dropping off on Mitchell Avenue, please obey the law as well as our drop-off guidelines below.

  • Please only use Mitchell going SOUTH.
  • Move up in the line as space allows.
  • Have your child the car on the passenger side- closest to Mitchell Avenue for safety reasons.
  • Do not exit your car. There is no stopping or standing on Mitchell. Follow posted signs. If your child needs help exiting the car, please park on a side street and walk them to the sidewalk.  We have staff outside to help with supervision.

Swain and Van Buren at Pick-up
Please do not park or stop in the crosswalk on Swain and Van Buren during pick-up. The car line does get backed up but it is ILLEGAL to stop in a crosswalk. This also puts our students in danger. Please leave the crosswalk clear for our students and families to safely cross the street after school.

2019-2020 REACH Identification
For families of current 2nd- and 5th-grade students: REACH notifications will be sent via SchoolMessenger on February 1. Only families of students who are identified for REACH in the 2019-2020 school year will receive email communication from District Office.

Application for REACH Appeal
Application for REACH Appeal is currently live and will close after February 15, 2019. Appeal is open for students currently in grades 3-7.

District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence is looking for community members and parents who would like to help make a difference for all students in District 205. If you value quality education and understand the importance of providing resources and opportunities above and beyond what tax dollars can deliver, consider volunteering as a Foundation Board Member. Board members serve a three-year term with renewal options and work with other dedicated volunteers to raise funds that support district initiatives, innovations in education, the annual Thiems Educational Grants, Study Skills Programs, and much much more.Consider joining the Foundation Board! Click here for an application or call 630-617-2328 for more information.

5Essentials Survey
We need 20% of our parents to participate in this survey! The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our school. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. The survey takes about 10 minutes.Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the parent survey link. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name. A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted November 15 through January 18, 2019. I hope you will participate as this information is required for our state report card!

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten and new to Jackson students registration for next school year takes on February 5 from 9:00-11:00am or February 6 from 12:30-3:00pm. You can also register the evening of February 7 from 4:00-7:00pm at the district office. If you have a child that will be 5 on of before September 1st, please give the office a call or email Jacki at jlawrence@elmhurst205.org so that we can get your child’s name on a list. Please share with any neighbors that might be new to the Jackson family.

REACH Parent Group Meeting Dates
Wed. Feb. 13, 7 pm - Middle School Math, Parent Informational Meeting. ALL are welcome! The REACH PTA invites you to learn and discuss the Middle School Math Pathway including the transition into High School and Beyond at the Sandburg Auditorium (doors 3 & 7 will be open). Invited speakers include Dave Beedy, District STEM coordinator and Deb Lee, District REACH coordinator.

Wed. Mar. 13, 7 pm REACH Parent Informational Meeting The presentation, held at Sandburg's Auditorium, will cover the program (REACH) overview, identification, expectations, appeals process, and more with an added focus on those families who received notice that their student will be joining REACH on March 1st (or for parents who want to understand the identification and appeal process better.) Invited speaker is Deb Lee, District Coordinator for Professional Learning–REACH.

Information from Last Week:

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!!

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Please review the following for further information on seasonal influenza. CDC Seasonal Influenza :


Late Arrivals

We have many students late on Wednesdays unsure if it is a late arrival. Our late arrivals for the rest of the year are:

  • February 6 and 20
  • March 6 and 20
  • April 3 and 24
  • May 8

There is a calendar on the D205 website that has a great, quick way to see holidays, late arrival, etc.

Upcoming Dates

  • January 21: No School (Martin Luther King Holiday) 
  • January 26: PTA Trivia Night
  • February 6: Student Late Arrival
  • ​​​​​​​February 18: No School (President’s Day)

2018-2019 Bus Schedules

Please see below for the 2018-2019 bus routes. Please arrive at your stop about 10 minutes early until the routes are fully established. 


Bus 1 

Bus 2

Bus 3

Bus 4


2018-2019 Late Arrival Bus Schedule

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!!

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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