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



 Children are inherently curious.

 All children can learn.

 The motivation to learn is discouraged by failure.

 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


September 2023 

Dear Parents and Families,  

Our Medinah #11 staff members have been enjoying getting to know your child and you, the parent/family. Thank you to all parents/families who attended the curriculum nights to learn more about academic and behavior expectations. We hope you understand what your child will learn throughout the school year. This is just one way, together, we work towards meeting one of Medinah’s Core Values of shared responsibility among student, family, school and community. This is more important now than ever, as schools and communities across the county, state, and nation struggle with staff shortages and other issues. 

Another way we share responsibility is by reinforcing expectations for academics and behaviors. We start strong by sharing our expectations. Staff are committed to teaching, modeling, practicing, and supporting academic and behavioral expectations in all settings. We value our families' support in understanding and reinforcing the district’s academic and behavioral expectations in every setting, from the classroom to extra-curricular/sporting events.   

We may also share responsibility by parents and teachers engaging together at parent-teacher conferences. Parent-teacher conferences will be held in early October. Our goal is to have 100% of our parents/families attend conferences. Volunteering in our schools and within the community is another activity to support our partnership. If you plan to volunteer, please be sure to attend the Parent Volunteer Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 6:00 p.m., at Medinah Middle School in the LMTC. An overview of the volunteer program will be shared. It is mandatory that all parent volunteers complete the Volunteer Information Form and Waiver of Liability. All volunteers will receive a mandated background screening.   

Please review these important reminders: 

  • All visitors must report to the school office, sign-in and present identification; 

  • The district will continue using Instant Connect as a communication tool and ask parents to update the information (phone numbers, emails, etc.) as needed with the school office; 

  • Be sure to order lunches each week by Wednesday evening by visiting mymealorders 

  • Parents are invited to all three buildings to serve as parent volunteers. Let us know if you cannot make it during the school day, as we are confident we can find other avenues for your time and talents. 

  • Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a wonderful organization and needs your support. Please contact the PTO [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering.   

Medinah #11 takes our shared responsibility seriously. We look forward to seeing you as a PTO school/classroom volunteer and at parent-teacher conferences so we can work together to meet your child’s own academic and social learning targets!  

Susan Redell




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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                       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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All households are encouraged to apply for meal and milk benefits. Please click APPLY NOW to access the Household Eligibility Application for financial assistance.

The District cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.  
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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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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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Upcoming Events
Parent-Teacher Conferences - MPS/MIS/MMS
Mon Oct 2 2023
to Thu Oct 5 2023

Fri Oct 6 2023
Mon Oct 9 2023
The PTC Wizard will be available Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.
Parents have until Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 9:00 p.m. to sign up online.

As part of the strategic planning process, the Board of Education has reviewed its Mission, Vision, and Core Values. One Core Value that is under discussion for revision is "The motivation to learn is discouraged by failure." The Board values growth in learning and understands that mistakes are part of growth and learning. The Board will update that particular Core Value and then finalize the Mission, Vision, and Core Values so they are ready to be shared as an essential first step for the community discussion group on October 12.

Parents and staff should have received the Strategic Planning Process and Interest Survey via the Constant Contact email communication system. Please be sure to check your junk/spam email folders. If you did not receive an email, click the link to sign up for Constant Contact.

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, families will be contacted by the school. 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.

Call the MPS school office at 630-529-9788 with any questions!

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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.  

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]  


National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

Medinah School District 11
700 E. Granville Avenue
Roselle, Illinois 60172
Phone: 630.893.3737 • Fax: 630.893.4947
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