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Supt. Message – Board of Education Members & Student Opportunities

Dear Parents and Students,

Last night the Board of Education held a special meeting to reorganize and seat new board members.  Please join me in welcoming Ms. Christine Lynn, Ms. Lorraine Guerrero Neumayer, and Mr. David Skorupa as our newest board members, and Jim Allison to the position of Board President, Frank Edmon, Jr. as Vice President, and Michelle Stiff as Secretary and Governing Board Representative for the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB).  

School board members volunteer their time to lead the district and serve four-year terms on a staggered basis.  We are grateful for their service. 

2021-2022 School Year Calendar
The 2021-2022 school year calendar is posted to the website and can be viewed HERE.  The calendar includes holidays, breaks, graduation, Parent Teacher Conferences, School Improvement Planning (SIP) days, Teacher Institutes, and Emergency Make Up Days.  Please note that on School Improvement Planning (SIP) Days students are released early at 11:45 a.m.  In the past, SIP Days were a late start, so this is a change.

Next year’s calendar does not include a schedule of in-person or remote days because ISBE and CDC guidance can change along with positivity rates. We continue to monitor the COVID metrics for our zip codes and we are following all guidance.  When we have the school day structure for next year, we will communicate this to our students and families.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.   

Mobile Food Pantry Monday, May 3 at Joliet Central
All families are welcome to pick up food from the Mobile Food Pantry at Joliet Central on Monday, May 3 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  This is drive thru contactless pickup.  The food pantry is made possible thanks to generous sponsorship from Exelon.

Educational Talent Search Zoom Workshops
Joliet Township High School students are invited to participate in Educational Talent Search (ETS), a free program that provides academic, career, and financial counseling to help students graduate and attend college.   An exciting lineup of ETS Zoom workshops and activities are planned for May.  View Spring Calendar and brochure for details.  To join ETS, apply here.

Community Bulletin Board
Visit our Community Bulletin Board regularly for helpful information.  New postings include summer job opportunities for teens at the Joliet Park District, YMCA, and the City of Lockport.
Community Bulletin Board

What’s Your Plan & How Can We Help?   
On Tuesday, May 4, Lewis University, National Hook-Up of Black Women, Silver Cross Hospital, and the Spanish Community Center will host a conversation on the importance of post-high school success, with a focus on FAFSA completion. The virtual event takes place from 7 to 8 p.m.  Parents and students are invited to attend.  Register using this link

Next Week’s Schedule
The schedule for next week is below.

Have a great weekend!
 

Dr. Karla Guseman
Superintendent