Welcome to a new school year in District 54. This past year has been unprecedented with school closures and remote learning. However, one thing that never changed was our commitment to ensuring the academic success and the social and emotional well-being of our students.
We provide a Parent Student Handbook for our families and staff every year so that we can share important information and policies. However, all that we do revolves around what we call the 54 Promise. The 54 Promise includes our goal of ensuring the success of the whole child, so that all of our children are healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. It also includes our goals to perform in the top 10% of all schools in reading and math, and to close the achievement gap.
Now, more than ever, the connections we build with students are our top priority. We need them to feel safe when they return to school, and we need them to know that we are committed to equity, inclusion and kindness every day. Thank you for all of the support you provide not only to your children, but to the District 54 staff and to each other. We truly shine brighter together.