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Dear District 157-C Families,

What a great start to our new school year! We again represented our District by participating in the Frankfort Fall Fest Parade, our back-to-school events were a big success and our Hickory Creek Girls' Softball Team won the State Championship for the third year in a row. Thank you to all of our families and staff for your great support.

We truly appreciate our volunteers who provide so much for our students. At the September 20 Board of Education meeting, the Board accepted gifts and contributions to our district in the amount of $301,960.37 for the period of September 2016 through June 2017. These funds were raised to enhance education by the Athletic Boosters, Chorus Boosters, Band/Orchestra Boosters, Family School Partnership and Frankfort Education Foundation. These organizations, along with our volunteers, companies and other supporters, are making such a positive difference for the children. We thank you!

As always, the safety of our students is very important. Here are just a few reminders. Please have your children to their assigned bus stop 5 minutes before their scheduled pickup time. Cell phones are prohibited in school zones unless they are being used in “hands free” mode. Please do not attempt to pass a school bus from either direction when its lights are flashing and stop arm extended.

Parents who have not opted into our free system to be notified of any important messages from the school and/or district still have an opportunity to do so. Just text the word “Yes” to 67587 from one of your cell phones that you used at registration.

Also regarding safety of the children, we are pleased to announce that a joint effort by the Will County Clerk’s Office, the Village of Frankfort and District 157-C determined that Frankfort polling places will be moved out of our schools. Safety of the students in the schools on election days is the primary reason, along with the need for protection of valuable educational time and additional safety concerns due to increased traffic and parking. Some districts have addressed this problem by closing the schools on Election Day, however, this disrupts the flow of the school week and also causes scheduling and child care problems for parents. Look for the new polling place locations and more information on our website at

You can remain current with happenings in our schools by visiting the electronic calendar on our website. It includes District information and a calendar of events for each school. These calendars include important school information such as early dismissal dates, testing dates, hot lunch dates, field trip dates, sporting events, etc., and are updated anytime there is a change to be kept current. The events in each calendar can be added to your personal calendars for devices that can use an iCal link and there is also an option of printing a hard copy.

We hope that your family is able to get outside to enjoy the wonderful fall weather together. I look forward to seeing you at our many school programs and events. As always, thank you for your partnership with us on behalf of our students.

Dr. Maura J. Zinni
Superintendent of Schools

Mission Statement

The mission of District 157-C is to prepare all students to be confident, life-long learners and productive citizens by challenging them to reach their fullest potential and by providing a quality educational environment in partnership with family and community.

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