Superintendent's Message

Dear Tiger Parents/Guardians,

Hopefully during this month of March we will be able to put the winter weather behind us and provide as much in person instruction as possible for our students. Please do review our 2020/21 school calendar on our website as some student attendance days in March have changed. Also, the Board of Education will approve the final 2021/22 school calendar on March 9th. It will then be placed on our district website for families to view.

This year we won’t be administering the state assessments with 3rd through 8th grade students until after spring break in April. All 3rd through 8th grade students will take the Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) and only 5th and 8th grade students will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA).

I thank those parents who have already completed the IL5 Essentials Survey. For those that have not, I encourage you to go to our district website and click on it to complete it. We value input from our parents to continue making improvements on the whole child education we provide here at Elwood School.

Finally, our spring break backs up to the Easter holiday this year. There will be an early dismissal on Friday, March 26th at 1:30 p.m. Students will not return to school until Wednesday, April 7th. April 6th is an election day and Elwood School continues to be a polling place. To ensure safety for our students, April 6th will be a professional development day for staff with no student attendance.

Thank you so very much for your continued support, flexibility, and cooperation.

Yours in education,

Cathie Pezanoski