Important Updates & Reminders

  • Celebrating LGBTQ+ Equity Week - Special Edition of Conversations with the Superintendent

    We are excited to celebrate our second LGBTQ+ Equity Week during the week of April 12! Click the link above to access the panel discussion that Superintendent Horton, along with members of our leadership and FACE team, hosted as part of our Conversations with the Superintendent video series. The videos help to answer several frequently asked questions from our community about the week and work to further reaffirm our commitment in creating and sustaining an inclusive, welcoming environment for our LGBTQ+ students and staff.

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  • Acknowledging Impact: Indigenous 3rd Grade Activity

    Click the link above to read an important response from our Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction regarding a culturally insensitive activity conducted in third grade social studies classes. As a district, we are on a journey to increase our knowledge of race and racism, while continuing to champion for the equity of our students and we apologize for any harm this incident may have caused.

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  • Learning Pathway Change Form Deadline

    The 'Change of Learning Pathway’ request form will close on Wednesday, March 24, at 4pm. Families may continue to submit requests through March 24. Requests submitted after this date will not be honored. All requests continue to be subject to staffing availability and capacity guidelines.

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  • Supporting our Community

    District 65 has provided a response to the ‘Secure & Teach’ (soft lockdown) that was implemented last week for all D65 school buildings. We will continue to support our students, staff, and families through this difficult time. Please review Superintendent Horton's response to Friday's incident.

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  • Next Steps and 2021-22 Planning

    Superintendent Horton has shared updated guidance related to planning for next school year. Click the link above to read his full statement in English and Spanish.

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  • March 12: Safety Notice: All D65 Schools on Soft Lockdown

    As a precautionary measure, all D65 schools will remain on a ‘Secure & Teach’ (soft lockdown) through the end of the school day due to an active police situation in the area near Hovland Ct and Emerson

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  • 2021-2022 Calendar Survey - Complete by March 24!

    Please take the time to complete the 2021-2022 Calendar Survey and provide your input as we work to finalize our calendar for the new school year. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, so please do so at your earliest convenience. The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, March 24.

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  • D65 Budget Survey & Financial Update

    Superintendent Horton has shared an update with our community regarding the launch of our redesigned budget survey along with resources for our community to become better familiar with our financial planning. As a reminder, the budget survey will be open through Tuesday, March 23.

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  • Student Assignment Planning & Advisory Committee

    D65 is developing a comprehensive Student Assignment Plan and launching a Student Assignment Advisory Committee (SAAC) as part of this plan. Click the link above for more details, learn how community members can become involved in the committee, and review a timeline of next steps.

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  • Budget Survey Update, Support Hotline, & Reading/Instrumental Programs

    A new weekly update from Superintendent Horton is available for review! Click the link above for more information related to an update on our budget survey, information on our financial planning, and resources for students for the launch of hybrid learning tomorrow!

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  • D65 Financial Update, Survey, & Thought Exchange

    Click the link above to review an important financial update from Superintendent Horton, access the community budget survey, and view the live report of thoughts shared from our first Thought Exchange held in January.

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  • Daily Health Self Certification for Students

    Click the link above for important information related to daily health self certifications that must be completed by a student's parent/guardian prior to them coming to their school in the morning. Please note, this message applies only to families whose children are returning for in-person learning.

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  • D65 Virtual Community Forum - Recording and Presentation Available!

    Click the link above to access the recording and presentation from D65's community forum held on Thursday, January 28 that discussed the launch of D65's hybrid learning model.

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  • Important - Launch of D65 Hybrid Learning Model

    Click the link above to read an important message from Superintendent Horton regarding the launch of D65’s hybrid learning model on February 16 and changes to health metrics.

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  • Defining our Equity Language: Special Edition of Conversations with the Superintendent

    A special episode of our Conversations with the Superintendent video series is available to view in both English and Spanish, along with an important message from Superintendent Horton regarding D65’s equity work and how our community can educate itself on language and words that may trigger feelings and experiences of racism.

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  • January 15: COVID-19 Superintendent Weekly Update

    Click the link above to review Superintendent Horton’s weekly update regarding information on the D65 Medical Advisory Committee and current mitigation measures.

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  • Learning Pathways At-A-Glance

    District 65 has created a website outlining the learning pathways for students once we return to hybrid learning. Click the link above for further details.

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  • January 5: Important Update on Launch of Hybrid Learning Model

    Click the link above to review an important message from Superintendent Horton regarding the current status of in-person learning.

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  • December 18 - Superintendent Weekly Update

    Superintendent Horton’s weekly update is available to view! Click the link above for more information related to student learning pathways, resources for families, and how to share your voice in our upcoming Thought Exchange.

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  • Watch Now - Digital Citizenship Presentations & Family MAP Workshop Recordings

    For families who missed the family workshops hosted last week, we've got you covered! Recordings of Common Sense Media sessions regarding digital citizenship and a recording of a MAP family workshop are now available to view. Click the link above to watch both sessions!

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