The 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start and we are excited about the level of enthusiasm for learning we have seen from students in the first few weeks! Schools are beginning to host curriculum nights and we look forward to sharing information about what your students will be learning and doing in their classes this year. Curriculum brochures are being distributed at curriculum nights and are posted on the district website along with other resources.
District 100 is using PowerSchool as a tool for managing and communicating important student information. In addition to general student information, parents of middle school students will also be able to access student progress on classwork and assignments in each of the subject areas. Beginning Thursday, September 21, parents will be able to use PowerLearning to access individual teacher pages. Parents will need to create a PowerSchool account in order to gain access to PowerLearning.
As a district, we recognize the impact that the federal decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has on our school community. We remain confident that Congress will work to develop legislation that provides a permanent solution for DACA recipients and assure you that we will continue to welcome and support all students and staff in District 100. We take great pride in our diverse school community and the inclusive learning environments we have created for our students, staff, and families. Last year, the Board of Education adopted a Welcome District Resolution. We stand behind this resolution and the provisions included for protecting students’ and staff members’ confidential information and ensuring that our learning environments are not disrupted by immigration enforcement actions. If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact your building administrator or social worker.
We look forward to a school year that will be both challenging and rewarding for your child, and invite you to be an active participant in your child’s education. District information is available on our website and Facebook, and you can follow us @BerwynSouth100 on Twitter. Individual school websites can be accessed through our district page and social media accounts for schools will be shared by building administrators. Please continue to look for communication from your child’s school about opportunities to become involved throughout the school year.