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Mission Statement: District 88 mission: To work for the continuous improvement of student achievement. Through that mission, District 88 schools have been named as Top Schools in America by Newsweek and the Washington Post.

 

Important updates regarding the 2020-21 school year and COVID-19

Pictured is District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton.

PLANNING FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
As we continue to face the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, I would like to thank our stakeholders for your adaptability and support as we come together to overcome the adversity of this unprecedented time.

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is the No. 1 priority at District 88, and we will continue to follow federal, state and local guidance to ensure the safest environment possible at our buildings. We will cooperate with Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, the Illinois and DuPage County health departments, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the DuPage Regional Office of Education regarding social distancing, health and cleaning protocols.

AMENDED 2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR
During its June 22 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education approved a proposal to amend the 2020-21 school calendar. See the updated calendar at www.dupage88.net/calendars.

ATHLETICS
We will continue to monitor and evaluate resuming athletic practices based on the most recent guidelines and information. We will follow federal, state and local guidance/protocols to ensure everyone’s well-being. Athletes will be contacted by their coaches when further details are available.

DRIVER EDUCATION
Based on the most recent guidelines and information, we will postpone resuming driver education classes. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and will follow federal, state and local guidance/protocols to ensure everyone’s well-being. Students who are eligible to take driver education at this time will be notified when further details are available.

REGISTRATION
We are excited to offer a full online registration process for our students and families for the 2020-21 school year. Parents/guardians will be able to register their student(s) using an online portal to provide required information and documents. They also will have the ability to make electronic payments for school fees, materials and supplies. Building administrators will be available to provide assistance, and further details will be shared soon.

ASSESSMENTS
Students classified as grade 12 in fall 2020 who were required to participate in the state’s final accountability assessments in spring 2020 may choose to participate in the ISBE-provided fall 2020 SAT with Essay to meet the diploma requirement and have the opportunity to receive a timely college- and scholarship-reportable score. See details at https://tinyurl.com/ISBEAssessment. Test dates for the ISBE-provided fall 2020 SAT with Essay for grade 12 students are:

EQUITY AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING
We have been committed to creating and sustaining an equitable and inclusive environment for all students through Deep Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Youth Equity Stewardship (YES!) series for more than half a decade, and we have put in place many programs to support these initiatives. We know equity is a journey and won’t be reached quickly or easily. However, we need to be relentless in our pursuit of equity, inclusion and the elimination of racism in District 88 and our communities. Read more about our efforts at https://www.dupage88.net/site/page/11685.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

Respectfully,
Scott J. Helton, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools, DuPage High School District 88

DuPage High School District 88
2 Friendship Plaza Addison, IL 60101
Phone: 630-530-3981 Fax: 630-832-0198
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