COMMUNICATIONS

Engaging families and the community as partners to support student success.

62 NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

July 21, 2020
Dist. 62 Announces Back-To-School Plan
Though Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 has a plan in place for the 2020-21 school year, staff and administrators acknowledged that plans may change by next month...

July 17, 2020
Pritzker lawsuit seeks face mask order for Illinois schools
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker took the unusual step Thursday of preemptively filing a lawsuit to ensure school children wear face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when schools reopen in a few weeks...

July 15, 2020
Once kids go back to school, it's mask up or go home
At the moment, it makes sense to open Illinois schools. As long as coronavirus cases don’t spiral upward dramatically, schools should open in August or September if they can keep students distanced in classrooms, hallways and cafeterias...

July 12, 2020
Send the kids in August? Parents, schools grapple with reopening decisions
After months of lockdowns, masks, social distancing and endless talk of COVID-19 and positivity rates, the time suburban parents have dreaded is nearly here -- the start of the school year...

ANNUAL REPORT

The 2019 annual report to the community takes a closer look at the first year of our five-year strategic plan. In June of 2018, the Board of Education adopted a strategic plan with the involvement and engagement of staff, students, parents, community members and business leaders.

STRATEGIC PLAN

The five strategic plan goals identify 13 priorities for the district to assess and analyze. Beginning this fall, the district action plan committees will study and define next steps.

CREDITS: AUDIO & VISUAL - DAN CHIANELLI AND PABLO SANDS

FAMILY & COMMUNITY

Our district and its schools are the centers of the community. As such, the district believes that community engagement and collaboration between our staff, parents and residents are pivotal to the success of our students. The district has a volunteer program in place designed to strengthen partnerships between schools and our communities while preserving and enhancing educational opportunities for all students within the school district.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

The district prides itself on the accomplishments of its staff and students as well as the contributions of our families and residents who volunteer their time to the schools.

Winter Card Contest

Distinguished Volunteers

Middle School Students You Should Know

Illinois Chapter of the School Public Relations Association

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OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Jennifer Tempest Bova
Director of Community Relations
bovaj@d62.org

Please contact Kathy Ryan, Administrative Assistant, via email ryank@d62.org, (847) 789-5102.