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.

 

FIRST DAY OF 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

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

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.

 

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

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.

 

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS AND BUS SCHEDULES

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 campusportal@naperville203.org.

 

Transportation information can be accessed in the Campus Portal (http://www.Naperville203.org)  If you need assistance regarding transportation information, call the Transportation Department at 630-420-6464.

 

ABSENCE REPORTING

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.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

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 lpolomsky@naperville203.org.

 

Sincerely,

Lisa Polomsky, Principal