309 672 6512 phone 309 672 6820 fax 3202 N Wisconsin Avenue Peoria, IL 61603
Monday, July 23, 2012Dear Valued Parent/Guardian and Student:I am very excited to begin a new school year at Peoria Public Schools. I hope you join in the excitement of a freshstart, new opportunities and additional resources to help your child succeed throughout his or her academic yearsand the rest of his or her life.I want to make sure you have the information you need to help your child be ready and prepared for the first day ofschool on Monday, August 20
, which is a FULL DAY of school. Please read through the information included inthis packet and take note of the following announcements and initiatives that will impact our students for theupcoming school year:1.
Backpack Peoria and Parent University Kick-Off
We have been busy promoting and hope you have already heard about this exciting event. If not, PeoriaPublic Schools is teaming up with Dream Center Peoria for Backpack Peoria. Families are encouraged tovisit the Dream Center Peoria on Saturday, July 28, 2012 (714 Hamilton Blvd # 200) between 9:00 a.m.and 2:00 p.m. Families will have access to community resources, students will receive backpacks filledwith school supplies, medical providers will be available for medical and dental screenings, school andDistrict staff will be on hand to answer registration or other questions. We will also kick-off ParentUniversity just prior to the school year starting. Parent University is a resource for parents and guardiansthat will provide trainings and information throughout the school year on topics not only associated witheducation, but also community resources. This year, we are excited to welcome Dr. Steve Perry as ourguest speaker for this special event. Please see the flyer included in this packet to learn more about thisevent and Dr. Perry. We hope to see you on August 16
at Woodruff Career and Technical Center!
nly new students and incoming freshmen need to pre-register for the 2012-2013 schoolyear. Registration dates for these students will be August 13th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and August14th from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the student's new school. Families of sixth grade students may alsoturn in physical exam paperwork during this time. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to havemedical requirements documented at the school on the first day of classes.On August 20th, 2012 (the first day of school full day for all students), each child will be sent home witha registration packet that will include an emergency contact form, photo release form, internet usage form,District calendar/handbook and information from the student's teacher and school. Families are asked toread through, fill out and sign the forms in this packet and return them to the student's school by August24th.3.
Pay School Fees Online
Family Access icon in the top right corner. Once logged in, families can make payments, checkgrades, update contact information and more. You can learn more about making payments by reading theinformation included in this back to school packet. One change to look forward to, is that you will soon beable to pay for multiple students in one transaction!4.
any families have used Compass Learning, an online resource for students towork on skills that have been identified as needing improvement and/or accelerating in order to keepthe learning process going, even when the student is not at school. School computer labs were open thissummer and many students participated in Compass Learning activities. This program is also used in ourclassrooms throughout the school year. It is a fun, interactive tool to help your child improve or advance indifferent content areas. Compass Learning links to each of our students testing scores (NWEA) tochallenge them in the most appropriate areas. All students and parents should have separate logins. Youcan learn more about Compass Learning on a separate information sheet included in this packet.(Continued on back)