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May 22, 2020
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An Indian Trail Middle School 8th grader holds a sign as teachers wish him well in high school on Monday, May 18, 2020 when 8th graders picked up promotional gowns and personal items.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,


With that, here is the rest of this week’s selection of D. 202 news and information:

This Week's Highlights


  • There is still lots of time to complete the 2020 Census. It is more important than ever, and very simple to do!

Households should have received a letter with a personalized, 12-digit Census ID code.

Go to http://my2020census.gov, use that code to sign in, and you’re all set!

Census data help determine our legislative representation in Congress and our share of $675 billion in federal funding.


Thank you in advance for doing your part!

  • District 202 will spray for weeds at its facilities from May 18-29, 2020, weather permitting.


  • The Board of Education will meet in regular session Board of Education members will participate in this meeting remotely. Here is the agenda.

Community members can view the meeting online and submit public comments by email by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26th.

  • Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lane Abrell wrote a special year-end community column this week reflecting on the last three months and what may come next year, and thanking the community.
Central Elementary administrators honor teachers by donating food to essential workers
May 21, 2020
John F. Kennedy MS assistant principal creates lunch group to help students navigate life in middle school
May 20, 2020
Thomas Jefferson ES teacher posts hearts for all students on school entrance
May 20, 2020
MAY 25
Memorial Day
MAY 26
Board of Education regular meeting
MAY 27
Plainfield Foundation for Excellence meeting (POSTPONED)
JUN 08
Board of Education regular meeting
JUN 17
Board of Education Committees
JUN 22
Board of Education regular meeting
Kudos and Congratulations
  • Eichelberger Elementary School has earned “Hero” status for raising and donating $15,020 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Plainfield High School – Central Campus senior Kaden Dolbee received a scholarship from the Elyssa’s Mission organization for organizing the first-ever Plainfield Suicide Awareness walk last fall. Elyssa’s Mission provides programs and support to prevent teen suicide.
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram image from instagram Denise Zettek has a relationship with each of the 600-plus students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School where she teaches health and physical education. Zettek began writing letters to as many of her students as possible to maintain contact with her students when school buildings were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she said. But she wanted to reach more students faster. So, she cut out 1,000 hearts by hand and wrote each student and staff member's name on them, posted them on the front of the school and notified the school community. Parents and their students came to the school to find their name and take a photo with their heart, Zettek said. "Honestly, I didn't expect the reaction it has shown," she said. "As simple as it was, it meant a million times more in their eyes." Visit http://www.psd202.org/news/1523 to read more on Zettek's efforts. Visit http://www.psd202.org/album/32/2178 for more photos. #202proud #InThisTogether #Hearts #teachersofinstagram #covid19

facebook image from facebook District 202 would like to honor Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Personnel Tony Manville for his 21 years of service to the District. Congratulations on your retirement! #202proud

twitter Plainfield North High School. #202proud https://twitter.com/whoisryana/status/1261049554755112972


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!

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Fifth graders pass through portal to sixth grade, 05.20.2020
Fifth graders pass through portal to sixth grade, 05.20.2020
Virtual Backpack
Chicago Fire Juniors West FC Player Interest Information
Chicago Fire Juniors West FC Player Interest Information
Community Blood Drive
Community Blood Drive
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.

Amid everything else, please also remember to take time this weekend to honor all those who died in service to our country and community.

Please also remember and honor the frontline and essential workers who are sacrificing to keep us healthy and moving.

Finally, please do everything you can to be safe and stay well, most especially practicing proper hygiene and washing your hands.


Have a good weekend.

Tom Hernandez

Plainfield District 202

Director of Community Relations

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

(815) 577-4008

(815) 514-5409 (cell)

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Twitter: @d202schools

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