September 7, 2021 –
How U of I fought the clock to develop a COVID-19 test that schools will use this fall
In the spring of 2020 with no COVID-19 vaccines a team at the University of Illinois...
September 3, 2021 –
Parents may plead, but no wiggle room on vaccines for kids under 12, pediatricians warn
With the extremely contagious delta variant estimated to be causing most COVID-19 cases in the U.S., some parents...
August 31, 2021 –
School Vaccine Mandates: Here They Come
Some school immunization experts say vaccine requirements are likely to become more common, especially as the delta variant...
August 27, 2021 –
Des Plaines District 62 to host vaccine clinics
Des Plaines School District 62 is again partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people 12 or older...
Illinois and CDC Guidance: Vaccination, Masking, Distancing, Testing, and Prevention
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In-Person Learning: Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools
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The 2020 annual report to the community accomplishes a great deal as the district navigated through Year 2 of our five-year Strategic Plan. As a reminder our five-year plan includes a vision, mission, values and five goals that will help us define the future of District 62.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Community Relations shares news and updates on District 62 developments and serves as the main point of contact for all media inquiries.
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