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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 from District 88 regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

At District 88, the safety and well-being of students and staff is our No. 1 priority. We continue to carefully monitor developments regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and are working with Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, the Illinois and DuPage County health departments, the Illinois State Board of Education, the DuPage Regional Office of Education and school district leaders to ensure the safest environment at our buildings.


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As we continue to face the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, I would like to thank our staff, students, parents/guardians and community members for their cooperation, understanding, adaptability and support as we come together to overcome the adversity of this unprecedented situation.

We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest COVID-19 information, and below are recent updates. We will post current content at www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

NEXT STEPS

Remote Learning 2.0: Continued use of the Remote Learning/E-learning environment, similar to the plan we used this spring, but enriched and enhanced. In this scenario, teaching and learning are completely virtual, and students won’t be present in the buildings.

Hybrid Model: In this scenario, the district would continue to rely on Remote Learning/E-learning, but would phase in opportunities for students to be in the classroom (as guidance permits). The district is looking at a variety of schedule options to determine the best way to implement this model, as the logistics are challenging. To ensure the well-being of students and staff, the district will follow social distancing, health and cleaning protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

In-School Learning: In this scenario, the district would return to a traditional, in-person learning environment (while implementing any restrictions required by the CDC or the IDPH).

* To listen to a presentation about District 88's transition plan, go to https://www.dupage88.net/site/page/11551.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 05/29/20

As we head into summer, I would like to thank our staff, students, parents/guardians and community members for their cooperation and support as we continue to navigate the challenges presented by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

We know our students, staff and families have dealt with a variety of personal and work-related hardships, and we truly appreciate your adaptability and partnership. We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest COVID-19 information, and we will post current content at www.dupage88.net/coronavirus.

Next steps and areas of focus:

Remote Learning 2.0: Continued use of the Remote Learning/E-learning environment, similar to the plan we used this spring, but enriched and enhanced. In this scenario, teaching and learning are completely virtual, and students won’t be present in the buildings.

Hybrid Model: In this scenario, we would continue to rely on Remote Learning/E-learning, but would phase in opportunities for students to be in the classroom (as guidance permits). We are looking at a variety of schedule options to determine the best way to implement this model. To ensure the well-being of students and staff, we will follow social distancing, health and cleaning protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

In-School Learning: In this scenario, we would return to a traditional, in-person learning environment (while implementing any restrictions required by the CDC or the IDPH).

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented time. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 05/22/20

Today, May 22, we conclude what has been one of the most challenging and unprecedented school years in the history of public education.

Despite the adverse situation we faced from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we were able to succeed because of our stakeholders. I would like to thank everyone for their partnership during this trying time.

2019-20 highlights
While the 2019-20 school year will undoubtedly be remembered as the year we dealt with COVID-19, our students reached many achievements and received state and national recognitions in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. Those accomplishments deserve to be celebrated, honored and remembered as well.

Class of 2020 Graduations / Commencement Ceremonies
On May 17, we celebrated nearly 900 seniors who graduated from District 88 during our first virtual commencement ceremonies. We look forward to honoring these students in person at a later date, when it is determined we can safely gather for large events.

To the class of 2020: Be proud that you are the first group of Illinois public high school seniors to adapt to Remote Learning, that you have shown your underclassmen peers what Blazer Pride and Warrior Pride truly means and that you have handled adversity with grace and innovation. That is what will define you as you graduate from District 88 and move on to the next step in your life. While your high school career didn’t end the way any of us hoped for, the legacy you’ve left behind at Addison Trail and Willowbrook will live on for years to come.

Our preliminary numbers indicate 87 percent of the Addison Trail class of 2020 plans to attend a two- or four-year post-secondary school or a technical school, and more than 96 percent of the Willowbrook class of 2020 plans to attend a two-year/technical school (26 percent), enroll in a four-year college/university (63 percent), serve in the military (4.6 percent) or enter the workforce (2.6 percent).

Next steps and areas of focus

This school year has certainly been one for the record books, and I truly appreciate your support as we come together to accomplish our mission of working for the continuous improvement of student achievement.

We are incredibly proud of our students and staff for the work they do each and every day, and we look forward to a great school year in 2020-21. On behalf of the District 88 administration and Board of Education, thank you again for your partnership, and we wish you a safe and healthy summer break.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 05/15/20

As we reflect on what has been one of the most challenging and unprecedented years, we would like to celebrate our seniors.

These students were unable to enjoy many of the traditional senior-year experiences because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. While nothing can replace celebrating in person, we have hosted/will host several events to honor and highlight their accomplishments and tremendous high school careers. They have truly demonstrated what it means to be Blazer Strong and Warrior Strong.

Recognitions include:

Addison Trail Legacy Wall: Each year, the Addison Trail Guidance Department creates a “Legacy Wall” display at the school to recognize seniors and their post-high school plans. The goal is to show the legacy and positive impact these students will leave behind. This year, as we’re unable to be in the building right now because of COVID-19, the department put together an electronic display. View the virtual Legacy Wall at www.dupage88.net/ATLegacyWall2020.

Willowbrook senior edition of “Skyline”: Willowbrook’s student newspaper, “Skyline,” recently released its May edition, which highlights the class of 2020 with the school’s senior awards and an article about students who will compete in athletics at the collegiate level. The digital edition also includes articles about how students are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the environmental impacts of quarantine and a recap of professional sports. To view the newspaper, go to https://www.dupage88.net/site/public/files/?item=5156.

Addison Trail Senior Awards Night: Members of the Addison Trail class of 2020 will be recognized during this virtual event for their achievements and outstanding academic performance. The presentation will be posted online at www.dupage88.net/ATseniorawards.

Willowbrook Senior Recognition Program (May 14): Members of the Willowbrook class of 2020 were honored during this virtual event for their accomplishments in a variety of areas. Awards and recognitions included academic achievements, scholarships, leadership and service recognitions, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments and more. To watch the presentation, go to www.dupage88.net/WBseniorprogram.

Yard-sign distribution: Staff members, community members, legislators, local first responders, village leaders and representatives from intergovernmental agencies volunteered to distribute signs to the members of the Addison Trail and Willowbrook class of 2020.

Graduation material pickup: Seniors came to the schools (while staying in their cars and maintaining social distancing) to pick up their graduation cap and gown, cords, diploma, recognition certificates, yearbook, athletic banners and more.

 

Commencement ceremonies: Be sure to tune in and watch our virtual commencement ceremonies, where we will recognize about 1,000 District 88 students. They will air on May 17, which is the originally scheduled graduation date for the class of 2020. The ceremonies will include messages from District 88 Board of Education members and administrators, as well as the reading of graduate names. We are looking to host in-person ceremonies at a later date, when it is determined we can safely gather for large events.

I would like to congratulate Addison Trail seniors Parvathy Nair (pictured above, left) and Stephanie Avila (pictured above, right) and Willowbrook seniors Eric Hoda (pictured below, left) and Talhah Waheed (pictured below, right) for being selected as the graduation student speakers to represent their classmates.

Graduate Together: America Honors the Class of 2020: At 7 p.m. on May 16, The Entertainment Industry Foundation, The LeBron James Family Foundation, XQ Institute and a broad coalition of partners will come together to pay tribute to millions of high school seniors, their extraordinary teachers and their families. Artists, athletes, musicians, commencement speakers, influencers and cultural icons will show their support with performances and messages. For details, go to https://graduatetogether2020.com/about.

Next steps and areas of focus

We will communicate details about each of these areas as they become finalized.

Board meeting
Our next District 88 Board of Education meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 18 at the District 88 Office, 2 Friendship Plaza in Addison. In compliance with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Executive Order, we will have limited attendance at this meeting.

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 05/08/20

As we continue with our Remote Learning/E-learning environment in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, I would like to thank our staff, students, parents/guardians and community members for their cooperation, understanding, adaptability and support.

Our stakeholders continue to step up and come together to overcome the adversity of this unprecedented situation. We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest COVID-19 information, and below are recent updates. We will post current content on this web page.

Important updates for the class of 2020

Next steps and areas of focus

We will communicate details about each of these areas as they become finalized.

Food service
We will maintain our partnership with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48, Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company to provide free meals to residents who are 18 years old and younger.

We have delivered 161,622 meals so far, and we will continue to distribute food from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The next distribution date will be May 12, and five days’ worth of food will be provided (five breakfasts and five lunches). To see details about our food-service program, including locations and how adults can volunteer to help, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of construction, Addison Early Learning Center / Ardmore Elementary School will no longer be a food-distribution site. Please use the other locations listed at the link above.

Remote Learning/E-learning
Our average Remote Learning/E-learning attendance rate this week was nearly 92 percent, and that speaks volumes to the commitment of our teachers and pupils.

I know the school year is winding down, but I would like to remind students how important it is to do your best to complete all of your work and stay engaged. We understand there are challenges, and we know nothing can replace face-to-face learning in the classroom. We are here to support you and to provide continuity of learning to help ensure college and career readiness. Important details about our Remote Learning/E-learning Plan, including the schedule for May, are available at www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

Advanced Placement (AP)/college-level exams
The AP exams are scheduled to take place from May 11 to 22.

Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week and District 88 Staff Recognition Dinner
From May 4 to 8, we celebrated Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week. As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, this event is always a special time to thank our educators for all they do each and every day for each and every student – and the celebration means even more this year, as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff Recognition Dinner program cover design by Addison Trail sophomore Maria (Mia) Doudalis

It’s fitting our Staff Recognition Dinner was scheduled to take place today, May 8, as the capstone event to Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, we recognize 66 individuals who have served District 88 for 10 years or more and have given 1,145 years of combined service to students at Addison Trail and Willowbrook. We also thank five staff members who will retire at the end of this school year for their commitment to building positive futures for our students.

The 2019-20 retirees are:
Addison Trail: Christine Ehredt, Ronald Kolodziej and Barbara Musial

Willowbrook: Arthur Sears and Virginia Short

The Outstanding Achievement Award recipients are Sheri D’Ambrose (Addison Trail physical education teacher and Student Council co-advisor) and Mary Barney (Willowbrook Career and Technical Education Department Head). To see the program from the event, go to https://www.dupage88.net/site/public/files/?item=5120.

Board meeting
Our next District 88 Board of Education meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 11 at the District 88 Office, 2 Friendship Plaza in Addison. In compliance with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Executive Order, we will have limited attendance at this meeting.

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 05/01/20

Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week
Each year in May, we take time to recognize our staff members as we celebrate Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week. This week is always a special time to thank our educators for all they do each and every day for each and every student. This year, the event will take place from May 4 to 8 (with National Teacher Day on May 5) – and the celebration means even more as we deal with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

How do you thank individuals who have taken their classroom and placed it online in a virtual learning environment? How do you thank these individuals for putting the well-being of students before their own? And how do you say thank you to people who have gone above and beyond to connect with and care for students? Saying thank you just isn’t enough to describe my appreciation for the continued passion and dedication of our staff during this unprecedented time.

When we entered the field of education, none of us expected to have to deal with the impacts and challenges of a pandemic. We didn’t expect to have a school year where we couldn’t say goodbye to our students in person, and we didn’t expect to have to shift and adapt to E-learning in a matter of days. Yet in the face of this adversity, our staff has risen to the occasion to meet the needs of our pupils. From creating innovative and engaging lessons, to following up with students who need extra support, to providing more than 142,000 meals for children, our staff has stepped up and shown what it truly means to be District 88 Strong.

Next steps and areas of focus

We will communicate details about each of these areas as they become finalized.

Highlights:

Food service
We will maintain our partnership with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48, Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company to provide free meals to residents who are 18 years old and younger.

We have delivered more than 142,000 meals so far, and we will continue to distribute food from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The next distribution date will be May 5, and five days’ worth of food will be provided (five breakfasts and five lunches). To see details about our food-service program, including locations and how adults can volunteer to help, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

District 88 is looking for your feedback

Addison Community Television (ACTV) segment

On April 24, Addison School District 4 Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Information Dr. Kim Lohse and I joined Village of Addison Director of Community Relations Don Weiss during an Addison Community Television (ACTV) segment. During the filming, we discussed working with District 4 to provide alignment for students as they transition to high school next year, how we're supporting students to keep them engaged with our Remote Learning Plan, how we're focusing on using grades and assessments as a means of feedback for students, our plan to develop and implement remote summer programming for remediation/enrichment and updates with athletics and our food distribution program. Watch the segment at www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus, or click the image above.

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 04/24/20

As we continue with our Remote Learning/E-learning environment in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, I would like to thank our staff, students, parents/guardians and community members for their cooperation, understanding, adaptability and support.

Our stakeholders continue to step up and come together to overcome the adversity of this unprecedented situation. We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest COVID-19 information, and below are recent updates. We will post current content on this web page.

Next steps and areas of focus

We will communicate details about each of these areas as they become finalized.

Illinois High School Association (IHSA) COVID-19 update
The IHSA Board of Directors met for their April meeting via a video conference call on April 21, and the Board announced its decision to cancel all IHSA spring state tournaments. IHSA spring sports are Girls Badminton, Boys Gymnastics, Bass Fishing, Boys and Girls Track & Field, Boys and Girls Water Polo, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Boys Volleyball, Baseball and Softball.

The Board also determined summer contact days are suspended for this year, unless state government and medical leaders indicate such gatherings are safe. Should that happen, the Board indicated a willingness to reconsider how summer contact might be conducted and whether opportunities for schools to conduct some kind of spring athletic events might occur. For more information, go to https://www.ihsa.org/default.asp.

2020 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings
We know our students succeed inside the classroom and beyond because of a knowledgeable Board of Education, dedicated and passionate staff members, engaged students and involved parents/guardians and community members. As a result of those partnerships and efforts, we’re pleased to share Addison Trail and Willowbrook have again been listed on the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings.

According to www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools, “The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.” See District 88’s rankings below.

School National ranking State ranking Chicago metro area ranking
Addison Trail No. 7,162 No. 242 No. 193
Willowbrook No. 3,498 No. 122 No. 115


Remote Learning/E-learning
I would like to remind students how important it is to do your best to complete all of your work and stay engaged. We understand there are challenges, and we know nothing can replace face-to-face learning in the classroom. We are here to support you and to provide continuity of learning to help ensure college and career readiness. Important details about our Remote Learning/E-learning Plan, including the schedule for May, are available at www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

This week, our average attendance rate was more than 91 percent, and that speaks volumes to the commitment of our teachers and pupils. We continue to hear amazing stories of how teachers and staff are staying connected with and caring for students, and we’ve highlighted some fun examples below.

Food service
We will maintain our partnership with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48, Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company to provide free meals to residents who are 18 years old and younger.

We have delivered nearly 116,000 meals so far, and we will continue to distribute food from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The next distribution date will be April 28, and five days’ worth of food will be provided (five breakfasts and five lunches). To see details about our food-service program, including locations and how adults can volunteer to help, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

Board meeting
Our next District 88 Board of Education meeting is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 at the District 88 Office, 2 Friendship Plaza in Addison. In compliance with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Executive Order, we will have limited attendance at this meeting.

District 88 is looking for your feedback

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 04/17/20

Dear District 88 families and friends,

Today, April 17, marks one month since we transitioned to an online E-learning environment. It’s hard to believe how much life has changed within that time in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. But in true Addison Trail Blazer and Willowbrook Warrior fashion, our staff, students, parents/guardians and community members have stepped up and come together to overcome the adversity of this unprecedented situation. From innovative Remote Learning lessons, to following up with students who need extra support, to providing thousands of meals for children, our learning community continues to connect with and care for our students.

As always, I would like to thank our stakeholders for their cooperation, understanding, adaptability and support during this time. We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest COVID-19 information, and below are recent updates. We will post current content online at www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

Executive Order
Today, April 17, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker extended the closure of schools in Illinois from April 30 (as previously mandated) through the end of the 2019-20 school year, which will be May 22 for District 88. CLICK HERE to see the full Executive Order.

We've been prepared for this decision, and we will continue with our Remote Learning/E-learning Plan through the rest of the school year to stay connected and engaged with students. For more information about our plan, including schedule and grading details, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus. In response to the school closure extension, we will focus on the following:

We will communicate details about each of these areas as they become finalized.

Remote Learning/E-learning
As I mentioned above, we transitioned to E-learning one month ago on March 17, and we implemented our Remote Learning Plan on April 6. For details about our Remote Learning Plan, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus. Throughout this time, our average attendance rate has been about 91 percent, and that speaks volumes to the commitment of our teachers and pupils.

We continue to hear amazing stories of how teachers and staff are staying connected with and caring for students. Examples include:

 

Mental health and well-being
The COVID-19 pandemic can wear on every resource – from food and shelter to our emotional bandwidth and mental health. The Illinois Department of Human Services has launched a support line called Call4Calm that is reachable through text. Individuals who want to speak with a mental health professional can text the word “TALK” or “HABLAR” (for Spanish speakers) to 552-020. Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center. You also can text other terms such as “unemployment,” “food” or “shelter” to the same number to receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services. Call4Calm is free, and individuals who use it can remain anonymous. For more COVID-19 resources, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

Food service
We will maintain our partnership with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48, Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company to provide free meals to residents who are 18 years old and younger.

We have delivered more than 93,000 meals so far, and we will continue to distribute food from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The next distribution date will be April 21, and five days’ worth of food will be provided (five breakfasts and five lunches). To see details about our food-service program, including locations and how adults can volunteer to help, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

District 88 helps in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Do you know an Addison Trail or Willowbrook graduate, parent/guardian or someone else with a connection to District 88 who’s making a positive difference in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? If so, please complete the form at www.dupage88.net/FightCOVID-19, so we can share the efforts and accomplishments of these heroes in our newsletter and on our website and social media.

Administrative Professionals Day
On April 22, we will celebrate Administrative Professionals Day to recognize and thank our clerical and technology staff members. Their work helps our students succeed inside the classroom and beyond and allows us to accomplish our mission of working for the continuous improvement of student achievement. I would like to thank the following individuals for their endless passion and dedication.

Addison Trail: Coleen Brechin, Alex Cadena, Veronica Casimiro, Karla Cosio, Lisa Crotty, Santa DeAngelo, Laura DiNatale, Judy Garcia, Mark Garlitz, Karen Grady, Laura Grunschel, Sonia Hernandez, Kelly Hickey, Lori Irvin, Lynda Jrab, Greg Karis, Mariel Lopez, Lee Obrzut, Maria Oplawski, Erika Roman, Caryn Scimeca, Licel Tornabene, Alma Villegas

Willowbrook: Ambar Aguirre, Isela Aquino, Maria Bazaldua, Sue Bower, Earl Buckley, Hank Chanez, Erika Delgado, Charlie Hoehn, Marcia Ivancevic, Velma Johnson, Shelly Kanara, Joe Konney, Sonia Mendez, Gina Mucha, Zulema Neel, Donna O’Neill, Patti Reher, Maria Vanessa Rocha, Angela Ruiz, Shilpa Shah, Kathleen Smith, Trudy Sulita, Diane Vegter, Yusuf Yusuf

District 88 Office: Esther Delgado, Neenah Federick, Julie Grube, Elizabeth Guerra, Teresa Kikos, Sandra Krause, Shu Lam, Millie Martinez, Janelle McHugh, Debbie Muhlena, Veronica Noyola, Cindy Petrbok, Chuck Syperski, Jian Zhang

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 04/10/20

Dear District 88 families and friends,

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.

As always, I would like to thank our Board of Education members, staff members, students, parents/guardians and community members for their continued cooperation, understanding, adaptability and support. We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) information, and below are recent updates. We will post current content online at www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

National Assistant Principals Week

I would like to begin by sharing some positive news. This week, April 6 to 10, was National Assistant Principals Week, as declared by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the American Federation of School Administrators. This is a time to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools throughout the U.S.

I would like to thank our Assistant Principals (Courtney DeMent and Iridia Niewinski at Addison Trail and Bob Daly and Yvonne Tsagalis at Willowbrook), our Athletic Directors (Matt Thompson at Addison Trail and Brandon Murphy at Willowbrook) and our Deans (Stephen Holland, Keith Marston and Holly Fournier at Addison Trail and Julio Del Real, Curtis Tate and Travanna Green at Willowbrook) (pictured above) for their incredible work. Their leadership helps ensure our buildings operate smoothly on a daily basis and that our students receive a comprehensive educational experience. Their guidance and efforts are more important now than ever before, as we all work together to overcome the adversity presented by this arduous period in our history.

Remote Learning
As we complete our first week of Remote Learning, I would like to thank our staff, students and parents/guardians for their flexibility and partnership in transitioning from a traditional school setting to providing online E-learning opportunities. For details about our Remote Learning Plan, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus. I enthusiastically recommend all students stay connected and take advantage of every learning opportunity our teachers provide. As a reminder, students are expected to check in and engage with their teachers during this break.

This week, our average attendance rate was 90 percent, and that speaks volumes to the dedication and commitment of our teachers and pupils. We continue to hear amazing stories of how teachers and staff are staying connected with and caring for students. Examples include:

Food service
We will maintain our partnership with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48, Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company to provide free meals to residents who are 18 years old and younger.

We have delivered more than 70,000 meals so far, and we will continue to distribute food from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The next distribution date will be April 14, and five days’ worth of food will be provided (five breakfasts and five lunches). To see details about our food-service program, including locations and how adults can volunteer to help, go to www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

Board meeting
Our next District 88 Board of Education meeting is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 at the District 88 Office, 2 Friendship Plaza in Addison. In compliance with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Executive Order, we will have limited attendance at this meeting.

Addison Community Television (ACTV) segment

On April 6, Addison School District 4 Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Information Dr. Kim Lohse and I joined Village of Addison Director of Community Relations Don Weiss during an Addison Community Television (ACTV) segment. During the filming, we discussed COVID-19 updates, including details about District 88’s Remote Learning Plan, food distribution and how we are connecting with and caring for students. You can watch the segment at www.dupage88.net/Coronavirus.

District 88 helps in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Do you know an Addison Trail or Willowbrook graduate, parent/guardian or someone else with a connection to District 88 who’s making a positive difference in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? If so, please complete the form at www.dupage88.net/FightCOVID-19, so we can share the efforts and accomplishments of these heroes in our newsletter and on our website and social media.

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 04/03/20

While I know Spring Break this past week wasn’t what any of us hoped for or envisioned, I hope you were able to relax, adjust to our “new normal” and visit – at least virtually – with family and friends.

The 2019-20 school year has been an unprecedented experience for all of us, as the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continue to bring about challenges none of us thought we would face. The commitment of our stakeholders to connect with and care for our students shines through, and we continue to work together to overcome the adversity presented by this arduous period in our history. I would like to thank our staff members, students, parents/guardians and community members for their cooperation, understanding, adaptability and support. We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest COVID-19 information, and below are recent updates. We will continue to post current content on this web page.

Executive Order
As we shared earlier this week, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker updated his “stay at home” Executive Order on March 31, which extends the closure of schools in Illinois from April 7 (as previously mandated) to April 30. District 88 will receive full funding from the state for those days, and they don’t need to be made up at the end of the school year. CLICK HERE to see the full order.

Remote Learning
As we’ve previously communicated, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has shifted to Remote Learning Days to ensure continuity of education. At District 88, we are meeting these standards through our E-learning Plan. I highly recommend all students stay connected and take advantage of every learning opportunity our teachers provide, and I ask that students check in and engage with their teachers.

We have officially transitioned from Act of God Days to Remote Learning Days, and we will implement our Remote Learning Plan on Monday, April 6. The District 88 Remote Learning Plan is aligned to recommendations from the ISBE, as well as the district’s mission and vision. The ISBE provided overarching best practices and standards for instruction, grading, communication, social-emotional needs, content selection and delivery, family engagement and other important concerns, as well as specific guidance for different grade bands, English Learners and students with disabilities. See important details of the District 88 Remote Learning Plan below.

Schedule

Grading
To provide consistency and continuation of learning, and to prioritize the connectedness and care for students, student learning will be assessed and graded using the District 88 grading scale.

Internet connection

Remote Learning surveys
While it’s difficult to replace face-to-face learning and the traditional classroom/school setting, I can assure you our teachers and staff members are dedicated to providing our students with online learning opportunities to help make sure they remain college and career ready. We want to make sure we’re meeting our students’ needs and connecting with them in the best way possible. We ask that students and parents/guardians complete the surveys below to provide feedback and assist us in continuing to improve our Remote Learning Plan.

Advanced Placement (AP)/college-level exams

Upcoming District 88 events
Along with altering the academic setting, COVID-19 also has affected our ability to host events. We certainly understand the frustration and devastation of our families and students – especially our seniors – as events and activities have been impacted. We will evaluate all events scheduled to take place in April and determine the best possible outcome. Those decisions will be made with the safety and well-being of our students in mind. Below are the steps we will take.

  1. Postpone and reschedule April events if possible

  2. Develop and implement virtual events in place of in-person events where applicable

  3. Cancel events if unavoidable

Food service
We will maintain our partnership with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48, Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company to provide free meals to residents who are 18 years old and younger. We have delivered more than 48,000 meals so far, and we will continue to distribute food from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, starting April 7.

CLICK HERE to see details about our food-service program, including how adults can sign up and volunteer to help.


Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.


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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 03/31/20

Dear District 88 families and friends,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. The 2019-20 school year has been an unprecedented experience for all of us, as the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continue to bring about challenges none of us thought we would face. The commitment of our stakeholders to connect with and care for our students shines through, and we continue to work together to overcome the adversity presented by this arduous period in our history. I would like to thank our staff members, students, parents/guardians and community members for their cooperation, understanding, adaptability and support.

Today, March 31, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker updated his “stay at home” Executive Order, which extends the closure of schools in Illinois from April 7 (as previously mandated) to April 30. District 88 will receive full funding from the state for those days, and they don’t need to be made up at the end of the school year.

While we know it’s difficult to replace face-to-face learning and the traditional classroom/school setting, I can assure you our teachers and staff members are dedicated to providing our students with online learning opportunities to help make sure they remain college and career ready. As we recently shared, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has implemented remote learning days to ensure continuity of education. District 88 is meeting those recommendations through our E-learning plan, and we are evaluating those strategies to ensure they meet the ISBE’s standards. We will communicate the finalized plan and specifics about instructional expectations later this week. Along with academics, we also are here to provide social-emotional assistance. If your student is in need of support, please contact us.

We also will maintain our partnership with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48, Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company to provide free meals to residents who are 18 years old and younger. As we’ve previously communicated, we have delivered about 46,000 meals so far, and we will continue to distribute food from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, starting April 7. CLICK HERE to see details about our food-service program, including how adults can sign up and volunteer to help.

Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that goal – even in a virtual environment. It’s because of our partnerships we’re able to accomplish our mission, and it’s those partnerships that will guide us through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.


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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 03/27/20

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Pictured is District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton.

As we head into Spring Break, it’s difficult not to reflect on how our lives have changed in a matter of days.

Spring Break is typically a time when families enjoy vacations, when upperclassmen visit college campuses and when students can be seen playing outside with their friends. But this year we’re dealing with unprecedented impacts from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. There’s no doubt this is a challenging period in our history, but I know with our involved parents/guardians, engaged students and community members, knowledgeable Board of Education members and dedicated and passionate staff, we will come together and support each other through connecting and caring during this time.

We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest COVID-19 information, and below are recent updates. We will continue to post current content on this web page.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) (https://www.isbe.net/Pages/covid19.aspx)

Waiver: The ISBE recently submitted a request to waive assessments, summative designations and reporting on accountability metrics for the 2019-20 school year. The U.S. Department of Education has informed the ISBE its request appears to meet all statutory requirements and has directed Illinois to implement the waivers while formal approval is processed.

SAT: We know the free SAT provided by the state is the only opportunity many students have to take a college entrance exam. The ISBE is working with The College Board to develop options to allow current eleventh-grade students to take the SAT in the fall. Details are being finalized, and we’ll share updates as soon as they’re available.

Remote learning: As we’ve previously shared, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker issued a “stay at home” Executive Order on March 20. That order extended the closure of schools in Illinois from March 30 (as previously mandated) to April 7, with an anticipated return to school on April 8. These days were declared as Act of God Days. However, the ISBE is looking to shift those days to remote learning after March 30 to ensure continuity of education. An advisory group is developing recommendations to implement that change.

E-learning opportunities

At District 88, we will continue to provide extended learning opportunities through our E-learning plan to help make sure students remain college and career ready. I enthusiastically recommend all students stay connected and take advantage of every learning opportunity our teachers provide, and I ask that students check in and engage with their teachers. Below are links with more details.

I would like to thank our staff, students and parents/guardians for their flexibility and partnership as we transitioned from a traditional school setting to providing online E-learning opportunities. We’ve had an average attendance rate of 93 percent (which is comparable to our attendance rate when school is in session), and that speaks volumes to the dedication and commitment of our teachers and pupils.

We continue to hear amazing stories of how teachers and staff are staying connected with and caring for students. Examples include:

Advanced Placement (AP)/college-level exams (https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update)

Food service

As a reminder, District 88 is partnering with Addison School District 4, School District 45 and Salt Creek School District 48 to provide free meals to students (pictured above).

From March 17 to 20, the four school districts distributed 10,377 meals. From March 23 to 27 (today), we delivered 16,049 meals, along with 19,290 meals to cover Spring Break (the total number of meals delivered this week was 35,339). The grand total for meals distributed in three weeks is 45,716 and counting. District 45 will deliver Spring Break meals on Monday, March 30.

See details below.

We are fortunate to have community members who want to help. We truly appreciate your willingness to assist in these efforts. If you’re interested in volunteering with our food-service program, please CLICK HERE to complete the form, or contact District 88 Director of Community Relations Dani Brink at dbrink@dupage88.net or 630-530-3989. Please note volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

I also would like to thank Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company for their incredible partnership in this program. This is a tremendous collaboration and an excellent example of how we will continue to connect with and care for students.

District 88 leadership

To ensure the district continues to operate as normal as possible, we are hosting Board of Education meetings and district and building leadership meetings using alternative methods such as online video calls and phone conferences.

Addison Community Television (ACTV) segment

On March 25, Addison School District 4 Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Information Dr. Kim Lohse and I joined Village of Addison Mayor Richard Veenstra during an Addison Community Television (ACTV) segment (pictured above). During the filming, we discussed COVID-19 updates, including details about our E-learning plan and our food-service distribution. You can watch the segment at https://youtu.be/jZsSejMF-yY.

I wish our staff, students, parents/guardians and community members a safe and happy Spring Break. It’s because of your partnership we’re able to accomplish our mission of working for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and it’s that partnership that will help us all make it through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your continued support of District 88, and be sure to check this web page for updated information.


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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 03/20/20

Pictured is District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton.

As we complete the first week of this unprecedented journey in education dealing with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), I would like to thank our staff members, students, parents/guardians and community members for their continued cooperation, understanding and support of District 88. The commitment of our stakeholders to connect with and care for our students never ceases to amaze me, and they’ve risen to the occasion yet again in the face of adversity during this difficult time.

“Stay at home” Executive Order
Today, March 20, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker issued a “stay at home” Executive Order for Illinois starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 21, through April 7. See details of the order HERE, and see frequently asked questions HERE. At District 88, we have been prepared for an extended school closure, and we will maintain our E-learning plan to provide students with a continuity of education. Read more about our plan below. Updates will be posted on this web page.

Food service
As a reminder, District 88 is partnering with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48 and places throughout the District 88 community to provide free meals to students. See details below.

This week, we had about 140 volunteers (which included staff members, administrators and community members from districts 4, 45, 48 and 88) step up and prepare/distribute more than 10,000 meals to students (as shown in the above photos). We also donated 377 meals to Addison Township Food Pantry. I also would like to thank Arbor Management, Chartwells and Cottage Hill Operating Company for their incredible partnership in this program. This is a tremendous collaboration and an excellent example of how we will continue to connect with and care for students.

E-learning
I would like to thank our staff members for their flexibility, as well as their passion and dedication to ensuring we remain committed to the academic success and overall well-being of our pupils. Within a 48-hour timespan, we transitioned from a traditional school setting to providing online E-learning opportunities for more than 4,000 students – and that was possible because of our incredible staff.

I would like to thank our students for adapting to this new learning environment. Throughout this first week, students have shared amazing stories of how their teachers continue to connect and provide instruction.

I would like to thank our parents/guardians for their partnership. I know it’s a challenging situation, and we will continue to be here to support you though this process.

As mentioned above, Gov. Pritzker’s new Executive Order extends the closure of schools in Illinois from March 30 (as previously mandated) to April 7, with an anticipated return to school on April 8. District 88 will receive full funding from the state for those days, and they don’t need to be made up at the end of the school year.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) strongly encourages school districts to provide learning opportunities for all students during this time, through whatever means possible. We are meeting this requirement by providing extended learning opportunities through our E-learning plan to help ensure students remain college and career ready. I enthusiastically recommend all students stay connected and take advantage of every learning opportunity our teachers provide. I ask that students check in and engage with their teachers during this break, and we will continue to communicate details.

In making that statement, the ISBE wants to ensure students throughout Illinois continue to participate in learning during this separation from our traditional education format and don’t regress and lose skills/abilities they’ve developed. The ISBE’s guidance aligns with our mission to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will remain focused on accomplishing that mission – even in a virtual environment.

Board meeting
Our next District 88 Board of Education meeting is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 at the District 88 Office, 2 Friendship Plaza in Addison.

In compliance with Gov. Pritzker's Executive Order, we will have limited attendance at this meeting.

We continue to carefully monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and are working with the DuPage Regional Office of Education, the DuPage County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health and local officials and school district leaders to ensure the safest environment at our buildings. As information becomes available, we will share updates on this web page.

I know with our involved parents/guardians, engaged students and community members, knowledgeable Board of Education members and dedicated and passionate staff, we will come together and support each other through this unprecedented time.

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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 03/16/20

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Food service from March 17 to 27
At District 88, the well-being of students is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to making sure students continue to receive food service while they’re not in the buildings.

District 88 is partnering with Addison School District 4, School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48 and places throughout the District 88 community to provide meals. Click the link below to see all the details.

We are fortunate to have community members who want to help. We truly appreciate your willingness to assist in these efforts. If you’re interested in volunteering with our food-service program, please complete the form at the link below, or contact District 88 Director of Community Relations Dani Brink at dbrink@dupage88.net or 630-530-3989.

CLICK HERE FOR FOOD SERVICE DETAILS

Important update regarding E-learning
Thank you for your continued cooperation, understanding and support of District 88 as we work together through this unprecedented time. Please keep in mind the situation is rapidly evolving, and recommendations and amendments could be made at any time. We would like to share with you the most up-to-date information.

In compliance with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Executive Order to close schools from March 17 to 30, along with recent guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), these days of school closure have been declared as Act of God Days, which means they don’t need to be made up at the end of the school year.

We recognize our objectives for creating a plan with E-learning days was to continue providing curriculum and instruction for students throughout the year and to not have to make up those days at the end of the year. The ISBE strongly encourages school districts “to provide instruction to students during these Act of God Days through whatever means possible.” Our goal at District 88 is to stay connected to provide continuity of education that meets the needs of all of our students and families. Our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement, and we will move forward with our E-learning plan to help ensure we accomplish that mission.

We will still transition to an online E-learning environment to promote social distancing starting on March 17 and will continue through March 27. Spring Break is scheduled to take place from March 28 to April 5, with an anticipated return to school on Monday, April 6.

Students are encouraged to participate in E-learning on the following dates:

Below are links with more details:

Our focus during this challenging time will remain centered on making sure we CONNECT with and CARE for our students and one another. Please feel free to contact me at shelton@dupage88.net or 630-530-3990 with any questions or concerns, and thank you again for your support of District 88.


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


IMPORTANT UPDATES – 03/13/20

Pictured is District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton.

At District 88, the safety and well-being of students and staff is our No. 1 priority. We continue to carefully monitor developments regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and are working with the DuPage Regional Office of Education, the DuPage County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health and local officials and school district leaders to ensure the safest environment at our buildings. Please keep in mind the situation is rapidly evolving, and recommendations and amendments could be made at any time. As information becomes available, we will share updates on this web page. This will be the official site for communication from District 88.

Important information about transitioning to an online E-learning environment
Based on the mandate given by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, along with our communications and coordination with the agencies mentioned above, District 88 will transition to an online E-learning environment to promote social distancing. March 16 will be an Institute Day for staff to prepare and will be a student non-attendance day. E-learning will begin on March 17 and will continue through March 27. Spring Break is still scheduled to take place from March 28 to April 5, with an anticipated return to school on Monday, April 6. As a result, the following measures will be implemented until further notice.

We will work to reschedule these events as best as possible.

Staff members will use March 16 as an Institute Day to prepare for E-learning, and E-learning is scheduled to take place from March 17 to 27. This will allow us to provide continuation of learning during this time that meets the needs of all of our students and families. We will continue to focus on providing a high-quality learning environment that meets our mission of working for the continuous improvement of student achievement. For families who don’t have Internet access at home, please contact your student’s counselor, an administrator or a librarian, and we will help make arrangements. See details about E-learning below.

SAVE THE DATE: Please note we are switching our Institute Day from May 18 to March 16, which means May 18 will now be an attendance day for students. Please plan accordingly.

Important information about how District 88 is being proactive to clean its buildings/facilities
A top priority at District 88 is the sanitization and cleanliness of the facilities. As part of our standard practice, our Buildings and Grounds staff members are completing the following tasks on a daily basis:

Should DuPage County Health Department officials implement changes or other guidelines, we will immediately adapt.

Important reminders about COVID-19
General information about COVID-19:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

For answers to frequently asked questions, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html.

How COVID-19 spreads:
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. It might be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Symptoms:
The following symptoms might appear two to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider immediately. See more details and advice at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html.

How to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Travel guidelines:
As we head into Spring Break and potential vacation plans, we want to share with you that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established geographic risk-stratification criteria for the purpose of issuing travel health notices for countries with COVID-19 transmission and guiding public health management decisions for people with potential travel-related exposures to COVID-19. A number of factors inform the geographic risk stratification, including size, geographic distribution and epidemiology of the outbreak. Go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html to get country-specific travel health information about COVID-19.

For questions or more information:
For questions or more information about COVID-19, contact the hotline and e-mail address below. They’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

COVID-19 resources:

These are unprecedented times. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support of District 88 as we work through this situation together. Please feel free to contact me at shelton@dupage88.net or 630-530-3990 with any questions or concerns.


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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