TIOGA FAMILY BULLETIN
DROP-OFF & PICK-UP REMINDERS
Thank you to all of the families that have helped to maintain a safe and orderly student arrival and pick-up.
As reminders, families can further assist in creating a safe arrival by ensuring that:
- Students exit their vehicle through the curbside door.
- Parents and students respect the directions of Tioga's crossing guards.
- Families respect Village of Bensenville parking signs when parking on nearby streets and the property of Tioga's neighbors.
- Dropping students off on Memorial Road is not permitted due to student safety issues.
Please contact the Tioga office with any questions about student arrival or dismissal.
News & Notifications
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: You must create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account to complete your child's 2023-2024 registration
Online registration for students returning for the 2023-2024 school year will begin Wednesday, April 5, and conclude Friday, April 21. Online registration will be conducted through the District's new PowerSchool student information system, and will require parents to create PowerSchool Parent Portal accounts.
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Take the 5Essentials, and help shape your school's climate and culture
Your response will also demonstrate your commitment to our new motto, as taking the 5Essentials is a quick, easy way for all of us to learn and grow together.
PARENT INFORMATION SESSION: Understanding how MAP testing measures your child's academic growth
Find out how MAP tests work, what they measure, and how they help teachers tailor next steps in instruction. Learn how to read the Family MAP Growth Report and receive resources to help you understand how MAP testing measures your child's academic growth.
5ESSENTIALS: Annual survey allows students, parents and teachers to weigh in on school climate and learning conditions
The 5Essentials survey window is open, and responses from students, teachers, and parents will be collected through Friday, March 31. Students in Grades 4-8 will take the survey during class, while parents and teachers are invited to click the link below to complete the survey.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Parents will receive printed copies of second-trimester report cards on March 14
Thursday, March 2, is the end of the second trimester. On Tuesday, March 14,second-trimester report cards will be sent home with elementary students, and mailed to middle school students' homes.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: District 2 teacher honored in the 2023 ISBE Those Who Excel awards program
Carla Vazquez, a dual language first-grade teacher at W.A. Johnson School, received “Special Recognition” in the Illinois State Board of Education’s “Those Who Excel”” awards program on February 3.
POWERSCHOOL: Families can now create accounts for the PowerSchool Parent Portal
This PowerSchool Parent Portal provides parents access to their students’ schedules, attendance, assignments, and grades. Parents will also use it later this spring to register returning students for the 2023-2024 school year.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: BSD2 Board approves official 2023-2024 school calendar
Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 16, and the last day of school will be Thursday, May 30, unless emergency days are needed. Other key dates are as follows ...
JOIN US: We need you to work in District 2
If concern for kids motivates you, and if you're driven by a sense of civic pride, consider applying for one of our open positions, which include teachers, classroom aides, substitutes, bus drivers, lunch and recess supervisors, and crossing guards.
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: eLearning Days have replaced emergency ‘snow days’
District 2 now calls eLearning Days when closing schools due to extreme weather. An eLearning Day counts as a regular school day, and does not require the District to use a built-in emergency day at the end of the school year.
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: District 2’s generous spirit shines bright during the holiday season
This holiday season, I would like to reflect on our BSD2 Community’s generous spirit. The selfless giving of our staff and community emphasizes to me how much we care about each other in District 2, and how our presence in each other’s lives is one of the most important presents we can give or receive.
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Giving thanks for a warm welcome from a wonderful community!
Thanksgiving is here, and it is my hope that this holiday finds you with an abundance of blessings to celebrate.
MAKING THE GRADE: The 2022 Illinois Report Cards are available online for BSD2 schools
This year, all three BSD2 schools maintained "Commendable" status based largely upon students' scores on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) completed in the spring of 2022.
MEET DR. McCLUSKEY: District 2's new superintendent steps into the 'Spotlight'
Lights! Camera! Action! Dr. Katie McCluskey recently visited the Village's TV studio to record her first "Spotlight on Bensenville." If you've not yet had the opportunity to meet her, let Lara Schwarz, District 2's Community Liaison, introduce you to District 2's new Superintendent of Schools.
NEED INTERNET AT HOME? Get free service and equipment through Internet Essentials from Comcast
For a limited time, you may be eligible to receive Internet service and equipment at no cost with the Federal Government's Emergency Broadband Benefit. Keep you and your family connected for work, remote learning and everything else you need to do online.
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Together, we can do anything!
Learning and growing together is the key to every successful organization and I couldn’t be more proud of our staff and students and our launch of the school year.
TIME FOR A NEW LOOK: District 2 introduces new "Learning & Growing Together" logo
The logo, which is shown to the left, was chosen earlier this school year in an online survey of students, staff, parents and community members.
FAMILY DIRECTORY: DirectorySpot app will help families connect with each other
District 2, in partnership with its schools’ PTAs, has updated its DirectorySpot online family directory for the 2022-2023 school year.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: New policy addresses student absences related to mental and behavioral health
Parents/guardians may keep a student from school for up to five mental health absences with no need to provide a medical note.
DOLLARS & SENSE: District 2 Board of Education approves 2022-2023 budget
The budget authorizes about $42.9 million of spending, paid for with about $44.2 million in revenue. The projected surplus is about $1.3 million.