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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM


Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule


AM Kindergarten 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Trendel, Christine
Chaidez, Veronica
Assistant Secretary
Kragel, Jenna
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News


Dear Jackson Families,


We had a wonderful first few days of school!  Our students spent time making new friends and getting to know their classmates and teachers.  It has been such a happy start to the year!


School Picture Day

Our school picture day is coming up on August 23. Your child should not wear green for photos.


Arrival Procedures

There is NO PARKING (even if you’re in your car) on Mitchell Avenue.  This makes it incredibly difficult for our buses to get through and for other parents to drop off.  There are NO PARKING signs posted along the street. We encourage you to walk to school whenever possible!



Your child is encouraged to bring a snack each day.  This snack should be a plain fruit or vegetable.  Fruit pouches are also appropriate.  


Curriculum Night: August 30

We encourage all parents to attend Curriculum Night on August 30.  Teachers will provide helpful information about what to expect for your child this year. Teachers will present twice at both 5:30pm and 6:30pm.   I will present twice this year as well, both at 5:00pm and 6:05pm. My presentation will include helpful information for standards based reporting which is being implemented at all D205 elementary schools.  I encourage you to come to one of my sessions so that you better understand standards based reporting (SBR) before the first trimester ends. A detailed schedule is below.

  • 5:00-5:25pm: Principal Presentation in the gym

  • 5:30-6:00pm: Teacher Presentations in classrooms

  • 6:05-6:25pm: Principal Presentation in the gym

  • 6:30-7:00pm: Teacher Presentations in classrooms


Technology Update

This year, our kindergarteners have one iPad per every two students, first graders each have an iPad, and our second through fifth graders have Chromebooks.  Our students know have access to Restricted YouTube. You can find more information on YouTube here.


Parenting Presentation on October 30

There is a presentation coming up on Tuesday October 30 at Sandburg Middle School.  This presentation is about setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with your children.  You can find more information here.


Upcoming Dates

  • August 23: School Picture Day

  • August 24: PTA’s Back to School Bash from 6:00-7:30pm

  • August 29: Student Late Arrival

  • August 30: Curriculum Night

  • September 3: No School, Labor Day

  • September 12: Student Late Arrival

  • September 20: Treats with Mrs. Trendel at 6:00pm, and PTA Meeting at 7:00pm

  • September 26: Student Late Arrival


The commute to school can be very hectic, particularly on the first day of school. Please read this important traffic update that may impact morning arrival procedures at Jackson Elementary School and Bryan Middle School on Wednesday, August 15th. 

The City of Elmhurst has several construction projects currently underway. Please exercise caution and reduce speed when traveling in school zones. If you have students in both schools, the route from Jackson to Bryan, in the morning, may require more time and patience. Specifically, we recommend the following to make travel time easier:

Jackson Families:

If you travel east on Jackson Street between Saylor and Mitchell, please plan extra time as there will be construction trucks on that block of Jackson Street. At times, there might only be one-way traffic to make room for trucks and equipment. 

Alternate Route: You may consider taking Adams east to Mitchell as an alternate route. Car riders will still drop off going south on Mitchell Avenue. We encourage you to walk whenever possible. 

Bryan Families:

You can use Van Buren traveling east to drop off at Bryan.  There will be steady truck traffic at the intersection of Bryan and Van Buren for the first couple days that school is in session. Please exercise extreme caution. We encourage families to take advantage of the summer weather and walk or bike to school if possible.

We are anticipating a smooth start to the 2018-2019 school year and will be monitoring the traffic for any changes. Special thanks goes to the Elmhurst Police Department for its continued presence and vigilance to ensure the safety of our students. As always, we will keep you updated so that you can make the best plans for your families.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,


Financial assistance is available in the form of student fee waivers for qualified families. Apply for assistance by filling out a Request for Financial Assistance form and returning it to the main office of your child’s school, beginning the first week of August. Please click on the links below to access the appropriate form:

Elementary & Middle School

High School

2018-19 Free/Reduced Lunch Application and Instructions (Español)

Completed free/reduced lunch applications must be turned in to your child's school for initial authorization, beginning the first week of August. All applications must be on the 2018-19 form. The District cannot accept old applications. Request for Financial Assistance/Waiver of Student Fees is due by November 15, 2018.

In mid-July, over 1,000 notification letters were mailed out to students who were automatically certified for free lunches last year (2017-18). Families who have received this letter DO NOT need to apply. However, if a letter is received for one child and there are other students in the family who did not receive a letter, please call the District 205 Food Service Office at 630-617-2436 to provide further information. Be sure to keep this letter, as you may need it for other programs and benefits (Comcast Internet Essentials, Park District programs, etc.).


2018-2019 Bus Schedules

Please see below for the 2018-2019 bus routes. Please arrive at your stop about 10 minutes early until the routes are fully established. Late start routes will be posted soon. 


Bus 1 

Bus 2

Bus 3

Bus 4


Jackson School Student Council collects Box Tops for Education

Each year student council collects Box Tops for Education as a way to raise money. The funds we raise are then used to purchase a school gift and donate to a charity.  Please visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/  to see a list of participating products.  Remember, each box top is worth $0.10!  It all adds up!! Thank you for your support and SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS!!

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Jackson School Mission Statement

"The Mission of Jackson School is to work and learn together to reach our goals and to provide an education that empowers all students to succeed in a rapidly changing world."

Online Resources for Students in Reading and Math

The following are websites that we feel can be very useful for students to use as they work from their MAP RIT scores to help meet their individual skill levels. Each of the sites below links to ...more