Entries by mmitchell

Inclement Weather Plan

November 10, 2021  Dear District #7 Families:  Winter is fast approaching, and along with it comes the potential for weather and travel concerns. If inclement weather prompts District #7 to cancel school or alter bus schedules, we will notify parents and staff as soon as possible using a variety of communication tools. Please note, extreme weather […]

COVID-19 & SHIELD Testing Update

November 4, 2021  Dear District #7 Families:   As we enter another month of the school year, I wanted to provide our District #7 families and community with an update on COVID-19 and SHIELD Testing.   Throughout this school year, District #7 has done an excellent job in keeping case counts of COVID-19 low. Last week, there were nine known positive cases among students, the lowest weekly total since […]

Changing the Way Reading is Taught

Shifting Gears: ECUSD #7 is changing the way we teach reading. District #7 is dedicated to providing every child with high-quality, evidence-based reading instruction. This begins in our classrooms, specifically by giving our students the foundational skills necessary to become lifelong learners. Decades of research called “The Science of Reading” is guiding us on this […]

Announcement of IAR Parent Portal

District #7 is pleased to inform parents/guardians of a new and innovative method for presenting their student’s Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) test results. IAR Parent Portal – Introducing https://il-results.pearsonaccessnext.com, where you can access individual student results and resources to support everything you need to know about your child’s performance on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness […]

FastBridge Assessment

Dear District #7 K-8 Families,  During the 2020-2021 school year, District #7 began using new universal screening assessments, the FastBridge Assessment System. FastBridge provides for the efficient administration of various types of assessments used to screen, monitor and inform instruction/intervention. Teachers and psychologists have been working diligently to screen students in kindergarten through 8th grade in the areas of reading and math.    On […]

Parent-Teacher Conferences Pick-A-Time

Read a PDF of the letter below or watch the video.  Dear District #7 Community:    The District will again use Pick-A-Time to schedule PreK-12 parent-teacher conferences to be held via Zoom on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, October 29, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As in prior years, Pick-A-Time will allow parents to schedule their children’s parent-teacher conferences through the internet using the account from […]

Superintendent Update: September BOE Recap

October 3, 2021 Dear District #7 Community: The District #7 Board of Education met last Monday (September 27, 2021) for their regular monthly meeting, which included approving the purchase of 1,800 Dell Latitude 3310 XCTO computers with a total cost of $1,024,200.00. This purchase comes after extensive work by several individuals in District #7 to identify a device which will withstand […]

2021-22 School Calendar Change

At the Monday, September 27, 2021, regular school board meeting, the Board of Education voted to approve a change in the 2021-22 school calendar.   Friday, November 12, 2021, will now be a no attendance day for students. This date falls after Veterans Day on November 11, which is a holiday.   The district has been experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers this year, which […]

Strategic Plan Community Kick Off Held

Nearly 150 District #7 community members gathered at the EHS Commons on Thursday night, September 23, to hear plans for the 2022-27 Strategic Plan and to provide input on where they hope to see District #7 in the year 2027. This strategic plan follows the previous strategic planning process that began in December 2019 and […]

COVID Testing at Liberty Middle School

District #7 continues to partner with Northshore Clinical Labs to provide COVID-19 testing for its staff and students. Testing is being done at Liberty Middle School in the back parking lot, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. Appointments are requested and can be made online. Please also note that even with appointments, there […]