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MEDINAH MISSION STATEMENT

Sharing responsibility with families and community, we will develop lifelong learners by  providing a high quality education for every student, every day. 

VISION STATEMENT 

Medinah School District is committed to providing a safe, quality learning environment for all students in an evolving educational system that prepares students for their future.

 CORE VALUES 

 Children are inherently curious.

 All children can learn.

 Mistakes offer opportunities for learning and growth.

 Children learn in a variety of ways.

 Children demonstrate what they know in a variety of ways.

 Students learn from their peers.

 Learning empowers people.

Learning is a lifelong process for staff and students.

 Each individual deserves respect and has dignity.

 All children have the right to be educated in a safe and healthy environment.

 It is important to recognize the emotional and physical needs of students.

 Education is a shared responsibility among student, family, school, and community.

 Education of the child is our highest priority


FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT


Dear Medinah Community Members, 

Greetings! 

As we embark on the next leg of our academic journey, it is with great anticipation that we look forward to the upcoming four months of school, culminating in the celebration of grade 8 promotion on Tuesday, May 28.  

In the spirit of ensuring safety, the district is exploring implementing a 2-hour late start program for mornings affected by inclement conditions or emergencies. This initiative is a proactive measure to enhance our response capabilities and prioritize the safety of all members of the Medinah community. 

We extend our sincere appreciation to each one of you for helping reinforce the District's Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct also includes bus stops, bus travel to and from school, and on any school property, including sports and extracurriculars. The District’s Code of Conduct also includes adults who are on or participating in any school-related event. Please help us model MEDINAH KIND! Your commitment to creating a positive and respectful environment contributes significantly to the overall success of our educational community. 

Medinah continues to promote the Glenbard District 87 Parent Series. This series serves as an invaluable resource, offering insights, information, and tools to support parents and caregivers in navigating the challenges and joys of raising and educating our young minds. If you have not participated in a session, consider checking it out.  We appreciate Glenbard sharing their professional resources with District 11. 

We look forward to seeing parents/caregivers at the February parent-teacher conferences. The District expects 100 percent participation in this meaningful engagement activity between staff and parents. 

We are excited to participate in the Parent Teacher Organization’s Bingo Night on Friday, April 12, at Medinah Middle School.  We hope to see you there! 

Thank you once again for your unwavering support. Together, we can make the remainder of the school year a memorable and successful experience for all. 

Wishing you a fantastic journey through the coming months! 

Best regards, 

Susan Redell

Superintendent

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RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Returning Student Registration 2024-2025 English / Espanol; please ensure you have your SnapCode available. 

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NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Children who will be five on or before September 1, 2024, are eligible for kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year! Registration will be completed online. Once registration is completed, the school will contact families. They may need to set up an appointment to come to school to receive information about next year.    

If you need any assistance with enrolling your child in school, feel free to contact the building secretary by phone, email, or stop by the school.

If language support is needed, please contact Liz Giammarese at (630) 893-3737 or email at [email protected]. Families may also stop by the District Office during school hours for in-person assistance.

New Student Registration English / Espanol

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5ESSENTIALS SURVEY

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Teachers, parents, and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is an Illinois State Board of Education initiative designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. The University of Chicago is conducting the survey on behalf of the State Board of Education. District 11 teachers and students in grades 4-8 will complete the survey during the regular school day. 

District 11 parents may visit the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey

Your participation in the Survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. However, District 11 will ONLY receive the survey results if at least 20 percent of parents respond to the survey. Your identity and responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. We strongly encourage our parents to participate, as the feedback generated from the survey will only help us to focus our improvement efforts.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit this link. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or [email protected]

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NEW PAYMENT PORTAL - MYSCHOOLBUCKS

This year, Medinah School District 11 will be using a new vendor for our current/new student fee system. The vendor is called MySchoolbucks. To use this system, you will first need to log in to your PowerSchool parent portal. Currently, this portal will only be used for MySchoolbucks integration.

If you do not have a PowerSchool parent account, the steps below are listed to create one.

To access your parent portal, you will need to follow these steps:

1. Open the internet browser on your computer

2. Type https://medinah.powerschool.com into the address bar

3. Click on "Create Parent Account"

4. Fill out the information to create your parent account. Under "Link Students to Account" fill out the student’s name, Access ID, Access Password, and Relationship. Your access ID and password must be entered exactly as they are printed below (both are case-sensitive). You should keep your username and password secure and not share it with anyone else. Once logged in, you can click MySchoolbucks on the left, then the Get Started button this will create a single sign-on account for MSB. Once that is finished, the Go to MSB account will turn blue, and you can click that to finish setup. Once fees are activated in our system, you will see them in the account. After linking PowerSchool with MySchoolBucks always use the PowerSchool parent portal to log in. 

If you have any login issues, you can call the school office or MySchoolBucks at 855-832-5226.


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LUNCH SERVICE - MYMEALS 
                       IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
  • All students must be registered for school to create a MyMeals account. 
  • You will need to put in your students ID number (4 digit). 
  • Please create your account to order milk only or lunches each week. 
  • Lunch orders for the following week will always be due the Wednesday prior. 
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Approved Free and/or reduced lunch participants still need to register and order their meals and/or milk using the MyMeals program. Only those eligible and who have placed an order via MyMeals will receive a free or reduced meal. (SEE BELOW FOR THE FREE/REDUCED APPLICATION).

Please click the links below to learn more about MyMeals registration and ordering. 

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FREE & REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

All households are encouraged to apply for meal and milk benefits. Please click here to apply English / Spanish formPlease bring the filled-out forms to your students school.   
 
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HELP WANTED 
Become a District 11 Paraprofessional 
Have you always wanted to work full-time in District 11? Have you always liked the idea of assisting a teacher or helping a student reach their full potential? If you hold a high school diploma (or the equivalent) you are now qualified to become a District 11 Paraprofessional through the short-term paraprofessional license. Be sure to click here to apply!
 
Translators Needed
**Translators (Spanish, Polish, and Ukrainian) are needed to help with communications, including writing and speaking.
**Rate of Pay is $15.00 per hour.
**Translators will be hired on an "as needed" basis
**If interested, contact the building principal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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PRESCHOOL SCREENING 
If you are interested in Medinah School District 11’s Preschool for All program for the 2023-2024 school year, please call Angela at (630) 529-9788 for a developmental screening packet. All families with children ages 3-5 interested in preschool must undergo the screening process. 

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MEDINAH PTO
 

 

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STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS

 

The Community Discussion Group met on October 12th to review the Strategic Planning process for 2024-2030. Please click here to review the updates. 

Please be sure to sign up for Constant Contact to stay up to date.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR - DASHBOARD
 
 
 
Each Strategic Priority is color-coded to show updated performance in each area.  
2023-2024 NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
 
Children who will be five on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year! Registration will be completed online. Once registration is completed, the school will contact families. They may need to set up an appointment to come to school to receive information about next year.   
 

Kindergarten & New Families should register here for the 2023-2024 school year.

If you need any assistance with enrolling your child in school, feel free to contact the building secretary by phone, email, or stop by the school.

If language support is needed, please contact Liz Giammarese at (630) 893-3737 or email at [email protected].  Families may also stop by the District Office during school hours for in-person assistance.

RESIDENCY
 
Medinah School District #11 takes the residency requirements outlined in The Illinois School Code as well as the District #11 Board of Education's corresponding Policy 7:60 seriously. If you know of families living outside of District boundaries and sending their child/children to school within District #11 or have related concerns or suspicions, please contact the Residency Hotline at (630) 523-5610. The identities and personal information of callers will remain anonymous unless the caller gives the District permission to use their identity.  
SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
 
Help is available
Speak with someone today!
 
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 
 
Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 
988 or call 800-273-8255                                                                                                                     
Crisis Text Line text HOME to 741741   
 
HOMELESS INFORMATION
 

Medinah School District implements the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which provides students who are identified as homeless with certain support services to assist them with their educational success. 

Under the definition in the law, the term “homeless” includes individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, this may include children or youth who are:

 - Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship

 - Living in a motel/hotel, trailer park, or camprgrounds due to lack of alternative accomodations

 - Living in emergency or transitional shelters.

 - Have a primary night residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accomodation for human beings, or

 - Living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, or bus or train station

Children who meet the federal definition of homeless will be provided a free apropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the District.

McKinney-Vento Fact Sheet - English

McKinney-Vento Fact Sheet - Spanish

Contact Us 

For more information about services for homeless students and local resources, please contact Medinah School District's Homeless Liaision George Gouriotis at (630) 893-3838 or [email protected]  

Resources 

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

211 DUPAGE COUNTY

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Roselle, Illinois 60172
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