Jersey 100 is Getting
ALL FIRED UP
for a Brand New School Year!
Hello Jersey 100 Families!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! It’s hard to believe that the summer has passed and a brand new school year is upon us. Please know how excited we are to welcome your student to one of our five schools. So much has been accomplished over the summer. I appreciate – greatly – the work completed by our Jersey 100 Family to ensure we are ready to begin! Provided below are a few updates of what has been occurring over the summer months:
Digital Processes - Registration
An overwhelming number of families suggested that District 100 make Registration less cumbersome, so we responded to your suggestions by making Digital Registration a priority. It was definitely a change in practice. We appreciate your participation and support as we engaged in this new process. For those who have completed registration, thank you so much! For those who have not, please know that for any student who is not registered by the start of school, a parent or guardian will have to make an appointment with the school his or her child attends after 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 19. School physicals and updated vaccination records are also required.
For students who still need to purchase physical education uniforms, WeBe Ink is holding extended hours (8:00a-7:00p) on Wednesday, August 12.
Curriculum & Instruction
Teachers have been engaged in multiple professional development opportunities from “technology Tuesdays” workshops that featured technology integration strategies to training in curriculum development of literacy education. Some teachers engaged in college coursework to enhance their own instruction through delivery methods while others gained knowledge and skills in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment. Many teachers have been seen in their buildings preparing their classrooms for a fun and exciting new year!
Many updates have been made to our schools. Grant projects have allowed for the inclusion of a 21st century communication system at West Elementary and new security cameras at Illini. Illini also has a beautiful newly resurfaced gym floor made possible by our community through fundraising efforts. Those who enter the high school will soon see a change with the addition of a Welcome Kiosk where guests will check in before entering the school. Additionally, reserved parking signs were removed from the front of the school and replaced with visitor parking signs. Why? We want our guests to feel welcome! At the same time, please know that we are also increasing security measures throughout the district. Buzz in systems will be in place, so now all visitors must check in at the visitor’s kiosk or office. Enhancing safety procedures is a top priority; ensuring our facilities are beautiful and well maintained is another.
We are also making changes to our district and school websites so they are more user friendly. Coming soon is the “department” tab that will link guests to information about our schools, curriculum, teachers and administration. Additionally, the new athletic/activities website will go live soon. This site will allow our extended Jersey 100 family and guests to find information pertaining to events more quickly.
So much is occurring in District 100. We are listening and doing our very best to meet the needs of our students and stakeholders. These are challenging but exciting times – and we look forward to celebrating the start of school with your student. Thank you for your unwavering support of digital conversion processes. Please know it is our desire and intent to provide your child with the very best education that will lead him or her to academic success.
May the JUST BE JERSEY spirit continue to GROW!
Dr. Lori Franke-Hopkins, Jersey 100 Superintendent