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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

Parent Links

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Office Contacts

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


Jackson News


It is hard to believe that next week is our last week of school for 2018!  We are ending our first semester focused on growth, reflection, and celebration.  Our students are working hard throughout their day in all classrooms, the lunchroom, and specials.  Our new little stuffed Jaguars friends are visiting classrooms each morning to recognize classrooms and their commitment to their goals.  The students are loving these visits and motivated to earn one! Please check our social media for more information.

Thank you to PTA and all of our volunteer bakers for a wonderful cookie exchange for our Jackson staff today.  Our staff looks forward to this event every year. Your generosity and time is so appreciated. Thank you for helping to make this event so special for our staff.

Please take the 5Essentials Survey (see below).  This survey is a critical component of our state school report card and need your participation as a parent!  The detailed information is below.

Social Work Change

Our Jackson social worker, Ms. Kimi Arquines, will not be returning to Jackson after winter break in order to pursue a different career opportunity.  We wish her well and have already begun the hiring process for a new social worker.

5Essentials 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
We will be doing kindergarten registration in February.  If you have a child that will be 5 on or 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.  Registration will be at Jackson on February 5 from 9:00-11:00am and 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.  Please share with any neighbors that might be new to the Jackson family.

Information from last week:

Morning Arrival
The safety of our students in our top priority.  We will not tolerate cars driving around buses with the stop sign out while unloading students.  Driving around a bus with the stop sign displayed is illegal and could result in a $500 ticket.  Please be patient and cautious along Mitchell Avenue in the morning. You can help keep the drop off line short by staying in your car and dropping your child anywhere along Mitchell, not just near the door.  

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.  


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:

  • January 16
  • 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.


Students Leaving For Lunch
When students are going home with a friend for lunch, the office needs written permission.  Please send an email to Mrs. Lawrence (jlawrence@elmhurst205.org) in the office so that we are aware of the change.     

Upcoming Dates

  • December 18: Bryan Area Band Concert
  • December 20: Bryan Area Orchestra Concert
  • December 24-January 4: No School; Winter Break
  • January 7: School Resumes
  • January 14: No School, Institute Day 
  • January 16: Student Late Arrival
  • January 17: PTA Meeting; 7pm
  • January 21: No School, MLK 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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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