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Developing actively involved learners and responsible citizens in partnership with the community.

Contents
Communication
Curriculum
Education Foundation
Fees
Freedom of Information Act
Health Services
Parent Involvement

Communication
Communication with parents takes place on several levels. School newsletters are e-mailed to parents on a regular basis and are available on the school websiters. Local newspapers and village publications report frequently on Board of Education meetings and school events.  Reporters are regularly kept current on district-wide news and school programs. A quarterly newsletter, The 13 Times, is mailed to all district residents.

Curriculum
Our K–8 curriculum offers each student a strong foundation in reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. We also provide music, art and physical education in all grades, with drama, communications, and Spanish at the middle school level.

A reading support program expands the abilities of students by reinforcing their strengths while remediating weaknesses. Staffed by district reading specialists, this federally-funded program is offered to students identified through test scores and classroom reading performance. These students work in small groups during 30-minute sessions several times each week.

Parents or guardians of any student may inspect instructional materials used in our schools. Those materials include textbooks, teachers’ manuals, and other print and electronic resources. Please call the principal’s office for an appointment if you wish to view any of these materials.

Common Core Parent Brochure
Common Core Parent Resources

Education Foundation
The Bloomingdale School District 13 Education Foundation is a nonprofit, independent tax-exempt corporation founded in 1998, to provide special opportunities and experiences for the children and staff of our district. Long term, the community cannot rely solely on traditional funding to ensure quality public education; private, supplemental support is required. The Foundation will raise and channel donations for creative and innovative projects that will benefit everyone in District 13.

501(c)(3) number:17053275009038

Fees
Nominal fees are charged for materials as follows:

 
2012-2013
2013-2014
Kindergarten:
$39.50
$42.00

Grades 1-5:

$41.50
$45.00
Grades 6-8:
$48.00
$53.00
Milk:
$16.50
$18.00
Bus:
$350.00
$365.00
Special Education:
$34.50
Same as Regular Education

Band Instrument Rental:*

$43.00
$45.00
*Per semester

Fees for students who enroll after school has begun are issued on a pro-rated basis. Pro-rated refunds are also issued for students leaving the district. Contact the district office for the reduced fee and refund schedules.

Board of Education policy allows for fees to be waived in extreme economic situations. Please contact Director of Finance, Adam Parisi at 630-671-5035 with more information.

Freedom of Information Act
Procedure for submitting Freedom of Information Act requests:

Written requests may be submitted to the district's FOIA Officer by personal delivery, mail, fax, or e-mail using the FOIA Request Form.

FOIA requests for public records should be directed to:

Kathy Ogden, Freedom of Information Officer
Bloomingdale School District 13
164 S. Euclid Ave.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630-893-9590
630-893-1818 (fax)
kogden@sd13.org

The links listed below provide access to the mostly commonly requested information.

Persons making a request for copies of public records must pay any applicable copying fee. No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies. After the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies shall be 5 cents per page.

In addition to copying fees, persons making a request for a commercial purpose as defined in FOIA, must pay a fee of $10 for each hour spent by personnel in searching for and retrieving the record. However, no fees shall be charged for the first eight hours spent by personnel in searching for or retrieving a requested record. Whenever the District charges any fees to a requester making a commercial request, the Freedom of Information Officer shall provide the requester with an accounting of all fees, costs, and personnel hours in connection with the request for public records.

Health Services
Records of current (within one year of opening day) physical examinations and immunizations are necessary for students entering Kindergarten, Grade 6, and when moving to Illinois from out-of-state, and are due by the first day of school.

Dental examinations are required for students entering Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade.

Eye examinations are required for students entering Kindergarten or students transferring into the district.

The three immunization series for Hepatitis B is required for Grade 5. A Tdap vaccine is required for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students after their 11th birthday.

Parent Involvement
Because the student’s education is a partnership between school and home, we encourage parent involvement. Active parent organizations, which are a good way to see what really goes on, operate at each school. These groups provide many hours of volunteer work in libraries, classrooms and at activities. They also raise funds to help provide assemblies, hot lunches, band uniforms, video equipment, and more.

For more information, call the school office or the following parent organization representatives:

  • Dawn Schram – Erickson PTO President
  • Ellen Kirkham – Westfield PTO Vice-President
  • Mandy Higgins – DuJardin PTO President