New Resource for Parents
NBC's Education Nation developed a Parent Toolkit full of resources on academic, health, and social-emotional development. Toolkits are available for youth from PreK all the way to 12th grade. Tools include growth charts, helpful tips for parents, and guides on child development. Links to the guides in English and Spanish are below.
Let's be healthy
District 33's Wellness Initiative is to eat more fruits and vegetables and be active every day.
6th Annual We Can Walk Every Day 2014
On April 25, 2014 District 33 students, staff and community partners participated in the 6th Annual We Can Walk Every Day 2014 Wellness Walk. Our goal was to surpass last years 8,657 total miles walked. Information on total miles walked will be coming out soon.
Again, West Chicago Park District has generously donated 25 Turtle Splash Water Park pool passes for our raffle. Our students will have a chance to win a free family pool pass to Turtle Splash Water Park, here in West Chicago. All the student has to do is complete at least 600 minutes of physical activity during the month of May, to be entered into the raffle.
Be healthy and happy!
Social and Emotional Learning Initiative
West Chicago School District 33 Social and Emotional Learning Initiative
We, the students, staff, families and community members of West Chicago Elementary School District 33, are committed to providing a safe and positive school culture, valuing and supporting the social and emotional learning of each student. We will foster self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and responsible decision-making and relationship skills.
The Initiative was developed through a district/community represented committee. This committee fostered the development of building SEL committees. Both the district/community committee and the building SEL committees are ongoing and work together to assure quality sustainable implementation.
Basics of the 5 core competencies
Creating the environment
The strength and power of our language
The importance of each adult being a role model
The importance of each student feeling connected
Tool: The Power of Our Words by Paula Denton, EdD
For more information about Social and Emotional Learning, please visit the Collaborative on Academic, Social and Emotional Learning website.
SEL Bullying Policy and Procedures Update
October 23, 2012
District 33 SEL and Bullying Plan Update
District 33 has a standing Board Policies (7:180) on Preventing Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment and Student Social and Emotional Development (6:65) which provide clear definitions and course of action for keeping our students safe and engaged in a healthy learning environment.
The District’s two policies are supported by the District’s Social and Emotional Learning Initiative. Social and emotional skill development, peer relationship skills and ensuring a positive learning culture are provided for students’ preschool through eighth grade. We are using evidence based curriculums for the students and professional development opportunities for staff to promote our SEL Initiative.
Recently, District Administrators reviewed the SEL and bullying policies and their corresponding action plans to ensure compliance with the intent of our policies for a safe and positive learning environment.
District-wide, we track all disciplinary actions and investigate all potential bullying situations. All disciplinary actions are review by district level administrators. School social workers in every building take bullying behaviors very seriously and quickly work with the students involved, their classmates and their families to address and remediate for a sustainable resolution.
Parents and members of our community are welcome to join District 33’s SEL Steering Committee or one of the school buildings’ SEL Steering Committee to help us achieve a bully-free community and support the development of strong socially and emotionally healthy students.
To read the policies in their entirety: Go to the District 33 website, www.wego33.org, select School Board from toolbar close to top of page, from the drop down list, choose Official Documents, select Board Policy Manual on the right of the page.
For further information please contact Jane Kubisak, Director of Student Services at [email protected] or Marjory Lewe-Brady, Director of Partnerships for Wellness, Safety and Achievement at [email protected]
Safety and Emergency Management
Safety of students, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance. Therefore, safety is the responsibility of everyone and must be consistently integrated into our attitudes and daily routines. The District has partnered with the community to develop and implement an emergency management plan to ensure preparedness through ongoing training and planning.
Our plan outlines West Chicago School District 33's approach to emergency management and operations. It has been developed to assist West Chicago School District 33 to protect its staff and students during an emergency situation. This plan takes an all-hazard approach to emergency management and plans for mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Please use the following documents to learn more about District 33's Emergency Management Plan.