Office of the Superintendent
Dear District 157-C Families,
As the days start to warm and COVID-19 cases across the state, Will County, and Frankfort community continue to decrease, we start to feel a resemblance of normalcy. Thank you for your continued partnership in making District 157-C a wonderful place for children to learn both in-person and remotely.
March begins with our annual Kindergarten and new student registration on Tuesday, March 2. Due to the pandemic restrictions for large gatherings, Frankfort 157-C will be conducting all new student registrations by appointment. This includes incoming Kindergarten students and all new students transferring into the District for the 2021-2022 school year. Full details about registration are available here. If you have friends or neighbors who live in our District’s boundaries and who have kindergarten-aged children, please help us share registration information with them. We are very excited to welcome new kindergarteners and students to our District.
Students will be released early on Friday, March 26 for a School Improvement Day. Spring Break will take place Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2. As much as we look forward to Spring Break being a time of rest and relaxation, please remember to follow social distancing guidelines and practice frequent handwashing and mask wearing. Thank you for following guidelines set in place by the CDC. It is because of the diligence of our families and community that we are able to offer full in-person instruction.
Monday, April 5 is a non-attendance day for students and Quarter 4 will begin, either in-person or remote, depending upon your chosen Learning Pathway, on Tuesday April 6. If you would like to change your child's Learning Pathway for Quarter 4, the survey will be released on Friday, March 5 and will close Friday, March 12.
We are pleased to announce that the Education Foundation will host its annual Casino Night fundraiser virtually this year on Friday, April 23. The virtual doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a variety of casino games from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. A raffle will immediately follow. For more information or to inquire about donation or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Education Foundation President Tayo Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event website will launch in the near future. Funds raised at this event via raffles and silent auction benefit teacher-written grants in our schools, supplying students with innovative, creative educational materials that create new opportunities for learning.
Also at last month’s regular Board of Education meeting, held Wednesday, February 17, the Board reviewed an update on the Chelsea Facility Master Plan, approved technology upgrades for teachers and staff at Chelsea, and approved the 2021-2022 school calendar. A full recap of the Board meeting can be viewed here.
Thank you for your support of our District!
Dr. Maura J. Zinni,
Superintendent of Schools