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  • Summer Office Hours

    The office at Elmwood will have summer hours on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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  • Online Annual Update

    Please complete your Online Annual Enrollment by May 3rd for returning students entering Pre-K through 12th Grade. This quick and convenient online process takes the place of Spring Registration, which required several forms to be completed by hand. Beginning April 4, 2019, all families will update their student’s information through their Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. Click for more information.

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  • Viewing your student report card

    Directions for viewing your student's report card

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  • Parking Reminders

    Please be aware and courteous to our neighbors surrounding Elmwood during pickup and dropoff times. We ask that you do not park in such a way that you block homes’ driveways (no matter how quickly it may be), and that you also do not park in the teacher and staff lots. Thank you!

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Principal's Newsletter

  • Welcome Back Elmwood Eagles!

    Posted by Lisa Polomsky on 7/23/2018

    Dear Parents,


    Welcome to Elmwood Elementary School and the 2018 -2019 school year!  The Elmwood staff and I are looking forward to seeing all of you in August for another outstanding school year.  Please note that that this letter and packet of information is only being sent to each individual Elmwood family and not to each individual student.


    If you are new to Elmwood, I encourage you to attend the new family tours.  The tours will be held on Monday, August 13th at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Please meet in the Multipurpose Room.  During this time, families new to Elmwood will have the opportunity to receive a tour of the building, meet other Elmwood families and have questions answered as we assist you in your transition to your new school.



    Kindergarten Schedule:

    • Kindergarten Sneak Peek Thursday, August 16th
    • Sneak Peek Session Times on Thursday, August 16th
      • A - G     9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
      • H - N    10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
      • O - Z    12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
    • First Day for Regular Kindergarten Attendance: Friday, August 17, 2018 (Full Day)


    Grades 1-5:  The first official day of school will be Thursday, August 16th.


    Daily Attendance Hours

    8:00       Supervision outside begins - Students enter the building

    8:15       Instruction Begins

    11:15     Recess/Lunch for Kindergarten

    11:40     Recess/Lunch for 1st Grade

    11:50     Lunch/Recess for 2nd Grade

    12:00     Recess/Lunch for 3rd Grade

    12:15     Lunch/Recess for 4th Grade

    11:20     Lunch/Recess for 5th Grade

    2:30       Dismissal



    If you ordered school supplies for your child through Home & School, your child’s school supply kit will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school.  School supply packets will not be available for purchase once school begins.  However, hard to find items will be available for your convenience on the first day of school.  These hard to find items will be available on Thursday, August 16th from 8:20 - 9:20 a.m.  You may also find a complete school supply list on the Elmwood website.



    Because there is no adult supervision outside before 8:00 a.m., we request that no students be dropped off before that time. If you drop your child off after 8:15 a.m., you must sign them in at the Main Office. Students will not be allowed to go to class if they arrive after 8:15 a.m. without an adult signing them in.


    All (K-5) driving parents are encouraged to use our two car drop off lanes in the morning. Your child can be dropped off on Elmwood Drive (by the gym) or on Sycamore Drive (by the garden) in the morning.  Students can be picked up in the afternoon on Sycamore Drive ONLY.



    Classroom and teacher assignments for Kindergarten through 5th grade will be posted on Infinite Campus, Thursday, August 9th at 3:00 p.m.   If you have not already signed up for an Infinite Campus account, you can complete this now. Visit the District 203 web site (Infinite Campus Link). Follow the prompts to create your parent account. If you experience difficulty creating your account, please feel free to contact the Infinite Campus Portal Help desk by e-mail at


    Transportation information can be accessed in the Campus Portal (  If you need assistance regarding transportation information, call the Transportation Department at 630-420-6464.



    If your child must be absent from school, please call the Absence Line at (630)420-6343.  Please do not leave this pertinent information on the main office voicemail.



    Meet Your Teacher

    Monday, August 13th

    2:30-3:30 p.m. on the blacktop near the playground

    Fall Picture Day

    Wednesday, August 22nd

    Parent Orientation

    Thursday, August 30th @ 6:15-8:00 p.m.                                       


    Don’t forget to turn in your “SOAR into Reading” information on the first day of school!


    Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Elmwood School.  If you have any questions or comments about Elmwood School, please call me at (630)420-6341, drop me a note or e-mail me at



    Lisa Polomsky, Principal

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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges on 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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