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Notice of September 26 Board Meeting & Sept. 27 Special Meeting
09/24/2023
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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District 60 Selected for Teacher Vacancy Grant Funding
09/22/2023
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 was recently announced as recipient of the State of Illinois’ Teacher Vacancy Grant, which aims to address shortages in understaffed school districts statewide.
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Wraparound Center RFP Now Available
09/20/2023
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 has issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Wraparound Center. Eligible not-for-profit and public entities are encouraged to review and respond to the RFP, which can be accessed here. The RFP process is a competitive, equitable process to review and select partner(s) to be located at Wraparound Center.
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Notice of September 19 Board Committee Meetings
09/17/2023
On September 19, 2023 the regularly-scheduled Student Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings will be held beginning at 6 p.m in the Lincoln Center Board Room. No formal Board action will be taken during the meetings.
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Hispanic Heritage Month in District 60
09/15/2023
Hispanic Heritage Month begins today, and District 60 is excited to begin its annual month-long celebration of Hispanic history and culture. Throughout the month our schools will immerse students in Hispanic history and culture, through various events, activities and lessons.
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Parent to Parent Special Education Support Network
09/13/2023
Waukegan Public Schools will host its first Parent-to-Parent Special Education Network of the school year on Thursday, September 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Welcome Center, 742 W. Greenwood Avenue. Families should enter through the Chestnut Street entrance across from the parking lot.
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Hispanic Heritage Celebration Sign Up Form
09/13/2023
There is still time for families to sign up to participate in District 60’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. This year’s celebration of Hispanic history and culture will take place Friday, September 29 at Miguel Juarez Middle School, 201 N Butrick St. beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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Family Field Trip: Richardson's Adventure Farm
09/12/2023
Waukegan Public Schools is kicking off its 2023-2024 free family field trips series with a visit to Richardson's Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois.
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District 60’s Equity Advisory Council Seeking New Members
09/06/2023
Waukegan Public Schools’ Department of Equity and Inclusion is seeking applicants to join District 60’s Equity Advisory Council (EAC) for 2023-2024 school year. Interested parents, staff or community members can apply to join the EAC by clicking here.
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Needs Assessment Collaboration Sessions Begin This Week
09/04/2023
Last week we officially launched our Wraparound Center Needs Assessment. I want to thank those of you who have taken time to complete the online survey over the past several days. The survey can be accessed here. Responses to the survey are confidential. The deadline to complete the survey is September 11. In addition to our online survey we are also hosting a series of collaboration sessions that will allow stakeholders to talk through the needs they feel exist in our community, and how they can be addressed.
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Attendance Robocalls to Begin Next Week
09/01/2023
With a few weeks of school under our belts, we want to take a moment to emphasize the importance of daily attendance, while also providing details on our soon-to-begin attendance robocalls.
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Join the D60 D.O.G.S
08/30/2023
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 is again inviting all District 60 fathers and father figures to become more actively involved in their child’s education by taking part in the a new parent organization: D60 Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S)
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District to Host Virtual Navigating the IEP Process Presentation
08/29/2023
District 60 will be hosting an online presentation next month designed to help Diverse Learner families better familiarize themselves with their child’s Individualized Education Program. The presenters, from the Family Resource Center on Disabilities, are parents of children with IEPs and will share personal insights and experiences with families.
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WHS Homecoming Parade Application Now Open
08/28/2023
Waukegan High School is now accepting applications from groups interested in participating in its 2023 Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 22.
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Wraparound Center Needs Assessment
08/28/2023
We are excited today to enter the next phase of our Wraparound Center planning process, as we launch our ever-important community Needs Assessment. This Needs Assessment will help shape the programming and support that will be offered at the Waukegan Wraparound Center, which is scheduled to open this fall in the lower level of our District’s new central office at 214 Washington Street.
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District 60 to Host Hispanic Heritage Celebration Sep 29
08/28/2023
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 will host its annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration next month as part of its observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Opting in to District Text Messages
08/25/2023
Our District and schools routinely use text messaging (SMS) to communicate information with families. These messages are sent using School Messenger, a third-party mass communication platform which we use to send emails, phone calls and text messages using contact information on file.
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Exploring Our 2022-2023 Student Data
08/23/2023
Last week our District publicly presented information related to preliminary end of the year (EOY) student data from the 2022-2023 school year. Although there are areas of celebration and we are trending in the right direction, we understand there is still a lot of unfinished work to be done and we are not satisfied with these results. We want to commend the hard work and dedication of our students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators who serve our students daily.
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F.R.I.E.N.D.S Parent Volunteer Training
08/23/2023
Waukegan Public Schools’ Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department will again host parent training session of the 2023-2024 school year, as part of its Families Reinventing & Inspiring Education in D60 (F.R.I.E.N.D.S) parent and community member volunteering program.
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Forecasted Heat and Waukegan Schools
08/22/2023
The National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat warning” for our area in effect for much of Wednesday and Thursday of this week. In anticipation of these rising temperatures, we are taking extra precautions to help keep students and staff safe. Below are some steps we are taking, as well as things families can do to help keep students cool.
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Black Parent Network Meetings Return for 2023/24
08/22/2023
As part of our District's ongoing efforts to build a culture of equity and inclusion for all students, employees, and community members, our District will again host a series of monthly Black Parent Network (BPN) throughout the school year.
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Notice of August 22 Board Meeting
08/19/2023
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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District Bus Tracking App to go Live August 21
08/17/2023
Waukegan Public School’s Versatrans’ “My Stop” bus tracking app will go live for the 2023-2024 school year on Monday, August 21.
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Diverse Learners Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy Training
08/15/2023
District 60 will be hosting a series of online informational presentations for Diverse Learner families during the months of September and October, to help train parents on a variety of skills and techniques that will allow them to more effectively advocate for their child.
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We’ll See you Tomorrow for the First Day of School!
08/13/2023
Tomorrow is the first day of the 2023-2024 school year, and I am very excited to welcome everyone back into our buildings tomorrow for another great school year.
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Notice of Aug. 15 Board Committee Meetings
08/12/2023
On August 15, 2023 the regularly-scheduled Student Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings will be held beginning at 6 p.m in the Lincoln Center Board Room. No formal Board action will be taken during the meetings.
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Notice of August 10 Special Board Meeting
08/07/2023
The regularly scheduled August 8 Board of Education meeting has been postponed to Thursday, August 10, as a result of the original meeting not being noticed in a timely manner on the exterior of the Lincoln Center building, as is technically required by the Open Meetings Act. This was a result of a technology issue. The original meeting and agenda were properly noticed in a timely manner on the District's website as well as the District's BoardDocs site. Out of an abundance of caution, the meeting will be postponed to Thursday, August 10. A Special Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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*POSTPONED* Notice of August 8 Board Meeting
08/05/2023
THE AUGUST 8 BOARD MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THURSDAY, AUGUST 10.
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Safety Planning in Waukegan Schools
08/04/2023
I am writing to provide information about a presentation made earlier this week to our Board of Education. Some of our administrative staff members presented a report on safety and security initiatives and programs for the upcoming school year. This presentation covers a wide variety of topics related to keeping our students, staff and visitors safe, such as recent security enhancements, proactive initiatives, different school-based strategies and more.
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2023/24 School Open House and Meet and Greets Schedule
08/03/2023
With school beginning on August 14, many of our district's schools will be hosting meet & greet and orientation events in the days leading up to the first day of classes. A list of events can be found below. Please note schedules are tentative and are subject to change.
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Professional Learning Days Schedule 2023/2024
08/01/2023
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 schools are again participating in Professional Learning Days this school year. These days will allow for additional professional development opportunities for staff members, and will result in altered bell schedules on these days.
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Notice of August 1 BOE Special Meeting and Budget Workshop
07/29/2023
A Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. for Open Session, 5:30 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. The special meeting will precede the regularly scheduled Budget Worksop, which will begin following the special meeting.
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District 60 Recognized Nationally for Communications Efforts
07/28/2023
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 was recently recognized with three communication awards as part of the National School Public Relations Association’s annual Publications and Digital Media awards.
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Preparing for the First Day of School on August 14
07/24/2023
The first day of the school year is three weeks away. As our families enjoy the final few weeks of Summer Break, I want to take a moment to remind everyone of important back-to-school information. Please see below for useful information that we hope will answer many of your questions in advance of August 14.
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New Facility Scheduling and Work Order Software
06/01/2023
Waukegan Public Schools is excited to announce we will soon be rolling out a new facility scheduling and work order software. Later this summer FMX will officially replace SchoolDude. Our district-wide launch will take place in August.
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Online Student Registration Extended to Friday, May 19
05/12/2023
Waukegan Public Schools is extending its online registration window to Friday, May 19 for returning students. Parents are able to go to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to quickly register their children for the 2023-2024 school by verifying their contact information. Parents of students entering Kindergarten, 6th, or 9th grades will need to also upload two proofs of residency or submit them to the school secretary.
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WHS Environmental Club Recognized By EPA
04/24/2023
Waukegan High School’s Environmental Club has been announced winners of the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The PEYA recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects developed by K-12 youth.
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Notice of June 14 Board Meeting
06/12/2022
A meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for Open Session, 5 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Summer Family Field Trips 2022
05/31/2022
Waukegan Public Schools summer family field trips are returning! Our District’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department has three trips planned for this summer for a variety of adventures. The Family Field Trip program is open to all WPS families. All three field trips will include free bus transportation to and from to the destination.
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Supports and Safety in Waukegan Schools
05/25/2022
It is with great sadness that I write to you all today, on the heels of another senseless and tragic school shooting.
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Recap of March 21 Special Meeting
03/22/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the purchase of a 66-passenger yellow bus and two (2) 14-passenger activity buses. The buses will be used to shuttle between high school campuses, athletics, field trips and other transportation services as needed, at a cost of $147,500.
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Upcoming Illinois Science State Assessment
03/08/2022
During the week of March 14, students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will participate in the Spring 2022 Illinois Science Assessment administration. The Illinois Science Assessment is given yearly to measure student proficiency in general science. The results of this assessment will provide information that district staff can use to inform appropriate curricular decisions.
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Waukegan Schools Masking Survey
02/18/2022
As COVID-19 metrics continue to improve in Waukegan, Lake County and beyond, our school District will eventually begin to transition some of its COVID mitigation strategies. One potential change is our current requirement, which mandates that masks be worn inside all District 60 buildings. In advance of any change, we are seeking parent, student and staff feedback through a short survey.
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Notice of Jan. 19 Closed Session BOE Meeting
01/17/2022
A Special Closed Session Board Meeting to conduct individual interviews with the finalists for the Student Board Member position on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually in closed session.
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Recap of January 11 Board Meeting
01/12/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the Emergency Contract Amendment request from Preferred Meals effective January 1, 2022, and ending on June 30, 2022. The amendment's estimated value is $330,877 based on projected meals counts for the Spring 2022 semester. The request is necessitated by industry cost increases for food, packaging, labor and transportation for delivery of goods.
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Notice of January 11 Board Meeting
01/09/2022
A Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2021, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Notice of June 1 Board Equity Workshop
05/30/2021
A Special Equity Workshop for the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. for Open Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the gymnasium of Whittier Elementary School, 901 N. Lewis Avenue.
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District to Host Finance Information Sessions
02/08/2021
We are inviting you to attend a virtual Finance Information Session where our District’s finance team will present an overview of the District’s strong financial condition, and answer questions that you might present on the subject. These remote meetings will take place on the following dates and times:
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