June 1, 2021 –
Dist. 62 Announces ‘Middle School Students You Should Know’
Des Plaines Elementary Dist. 62 middle school students were recognized virtually as part of the Middle School Students You Should Know recognition program...
May 24, 2021 –
District 62 offering free meals
As the school year comes to an end, Des Plaines School District 62 officials will distribute boxes containing two weeks' worth of meals to needy families on Monday at Algonquin Middle School, 767 E. Algonquin Road...
May 13, 2021 –
CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors
WASHINGTON -- In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people...
May 7, 2021 –
Pritzker Now Says Budget Can Include Added $350 Million For K-12 Schools
Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday his support to increase evidence-based education funding in the state by $350 million in fiscal year 2022...
Food Service Update: English | Español
Resources for D62 Families: English | Español
District 62 Pandemic Resource Guide: English | Español
Daily Self-Certification of COVID-19: Employee Forms
IDPH Guidance: FAQs for Schools | Testing Sites
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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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