2023-2024 School Supply Lists
There will be 11:30 am dismissals during the 2023-2024 school year on the following days:
September 1, 2023
October 5, 2023
November 9, 2023
December 20, 2023
January 12, 2024
February 16, 2024
March 22, 2024
April 12, 2024
Freeburg District 70 Administration in consultation with the Freeburg Elementary Teachers' Association has devised an eLearning Plan outlining what to expect with eLearning. You can access the Plan by clicking HERE.
District 70 is also working on putting together a list of Remote Learning Resources to help parents and students with remote learning at home which can be found under the For Parents Menu.
Do you have a teen or young adult at home? Or do you have middle or high school students you are teaching online? They may be struggling with the COVID-19 crisis and having physical or emotional symptoms. Here is a checklist to consider. There are two resources below you may find helpful:
The National Junior Honor Society chapter of Freeburg Elementary School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school.
Students in grades 7-8 are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a straight “A” average. Each year, those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service.
To evaluate a candidate’s character, the faculty council uses two forms of input. First, school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership.
Any solicited faculty input and all Candidate Forms are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule. All of the above criteria are voted on by a five- person faculty council that is appointed by the school principal. National Junior Honor Society Advisers are non-voting members in the selection process.
Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR AN IMPORTANT LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT BRINK:
Welcome to another FABULOUS school year! Everyone has been hard at work planning for the new year. Please click HERE for the TRANSPORTATION PLAN for the new school year. Please take a few minutes to review the plan. There are a few minor changes from last year's plan.
I want to thank the Village, Police Department, Parents, Teachers, Staff, Board of Education, and the Admin team for many hours of planning, preparing, and reviewing past and current plans to make this happen. As you all know, our school is on a busy road with limited space for access and parking. Safety is always our first concern, and ensuring that procedures are revisited consistently is important to maintain safety. In addition, having input from multiple stakeholders in the process has been invaluable. I cannot thank everyone enough for sharing their concerns, feedback, and ideas about what has worked and has not worked. It truly takes a team effort...
That said, please know it may take a few weeks to work out the kinks in this process. If you have questions or concerns, please bring them to our attention.
Have a wonderful last week of summer, and see you soon.
Dr. Melanie Brink
Respect, Ownership, Citizenship, Kindness, Service
Freeburg Primary Center 2017 School of Character Award Winner