Welcome to Community Relations
District 2 strives to maintain a strong relationship with the community, including parents, staff and residents who do not have school-age children. Community Relations includes communications and programs to foster two-way communication and build understanding and support for the mission and vision of Bensenville School District 2.
New, Notifications & Social Media
District 2 offers a variety of communication tools to help families stay informed and get involved. The District’s website, www.bsd2.org, is a great resource for information about the District. To receive the latest news from District 2, follow our Facebook page and Twitter feed, both of which are accessible from our website’s homepage.
In addition to receiving printed copies of flyers and newsletters from your school, you will also receive email and/or text message notifications from the District at the email addresses and/or cell phone numbers you provided at registration. You can opt out of these services at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any notification from the District. Our phone notification system will also use the phone numbers provided at registration to call your family with emergency messages.
Photo & Video Release
During the school year, photos and videos of children are occasionally taken for District community relations. The photos and videos may be published in school, District and community newsletters, posted on the District’s website or social media pages, shared with local newspapers, broadcast on cable television, displayed in school, and/or shown in classrooms or at school-sponsored events. The photos and videos are not used for commercial purposes, and students are not identified by name unless it is for special recognition. The District assumes it may take both photographs and videos of a student at school unless their parent/guardian requests in writing that their child not be photographed or identified. A form is available at the school office.
The District designates the following information about your child as “Directory Information:” the student’s name, address, grade, and birth date; the parents’/guardians’ names and addresses; the student’s academic awards and honors; information in relation to school-sponsored activities, organizations, and athletics; and the years of attendance in the school.
Directory Information can be used under Illinois law in District publications and in other documents intended for the school community. It can also be disclosed to newspapers, other public sources, and to outside organizations, For example, it can be provided to school picture companies and yearbook and promotion announcement companies, and it can be published in student directories. Contact your school office to direct the District to withhold your directory information.