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Creekside Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Tanya Thulin cheers for her morning class after reciting the alphabet on the first day of remote learning on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

We hope “Remote Learning” went relatively well for your family and thank you for your continued support.

It was definitely a different – and challenging – teaching and learning experience for everyone involved, but by and large it was a good first week.

Check out our “First Week of Remote Learning” video.

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




This Week's Highlights



Illinois Department of Public Health Mobile Testing Units will administer free COVID-19 tests Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, 2020.


September 30th will be the last day to complete your 2020 Census!

Remember, the Census helps determine Will County’s share of federal funds (including those for schools.)

It is easy and quick:

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

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!


  • The Board of Education will meet in special session again at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 to continue discussing the process to create a new five-year strategic plan for District 202.

The Board of Education, superintendent, administrators, and the consultant facilitating the process will be the only participants, however, the meeting is public and can be watched online.



  • Due to recent changes in federal regulations, District 202 and our food services partner, Aramark, are now offering FREE "Curbside Meal Service" to ALL children through age 18, whether or not they are enrolled in District 202. 

All children are now eligible for one week's worth of breakfast and lunch at pickup.

Meals can be picked up from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays at nine District 202 schools.

  • District 202 is proud to once again support “National Hunger Month” in September 2020. We encourage our community to donate food and essentials to identified community locations.
District 202 to again serve free meals to all students up to age 18
Sep 4, 2020
District 202 buys 6,700 laptops for early elementary students
Sep 4, 2020
PSHS freshman working to become 1st local female Eagle Scout
Sep 4, 2020
D. 202 supports National Hunger Month, Encourages Donations
Sep 3, 2020
SEP 09
Board of Education Special Meeting
SEP 14
Board of Education regular meeting
SEP 23
Board of Education Committee meetings
SEP 28
Board of Education regular meeting
OCT 13
Board of Education regular meeting
OCT 21
Board of Education Committee meetings
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram image from instagram District 202 elementary, middle and high school students returned to school remotely this week. For a peek inside what ...

twitter image from twitter U.S Rep. Lauren Underwood met with District 202 administrators at Liberty Elementary School on Sept. 2. Underwood, who represents the 14th District of Illinois, which includes parts of D. 202, visited the school to see how COVID-19 has impacted teaching in the classroom. Click Here — Plainfield Community Consolidated SD 202 (@d202schools) Click Here

facebook image from facebook Bonnie McBeth Learning Center and three of its satellite Preschool for All programs have earned the Gold Circle of Quality from ExceleRate Illinois. Bonnie McBeth, the Ina Brixey Center and early learning classrooms at Freedom and Charles Reed elementary schools earned the honor in 2019. This is the first time the Ina Brixey Center qualified since it opened in the August 2019. ExceleRate Illinois rates preschool facilities using the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale, said Mina Griffith, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. The award is a high accomplishment, she said. “This rating recognizes the hard work our staff has done to not only set up the physical environment, but also use the high-quality instructional practices to support early childhood development,” Griffith said. District 202’s Preschool for All program serves 320 students and is funded by a grant, said Maria Maguire, Preschool for All Coordinator. “(The rating) means we have a high-quality preschool program to offer our families,” Maguire said. “Families will know that their children are in a safe, healthy and learning environment.” The district’s Preschool for All program began in 2004 and provides free preschool to children ages 3 through 5. Students must qualify for the program and are assessed on how socially and academically ready they are for preschool. The district’s Preschool for All program has earned a Gold Rating since the system began its evaluations in 2014. Preschool for All programs at Bonnie McBeth, Thomas Jefferson and Creekside elementary schools, and Plainfield East High School earned the gold in 2014. Programs at Bonnie McBeth, Aux Sable Middle School, Charles Reed, Lincoln and Ridge elementary schools earned the rating in 2018. Bonnie McBeth satellite locations hosted in other District 202 schools were not reviewed as part of this year’s cycle. #202proud


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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Elementary school first day remote learning, August 2020
Elementary school first day remote learning, August 2020
Virtual Backpack
Spectrum Youth Singers, Plainfield
Spectrum Youth Singers, Plainfield
Arts Enrichment Sessions with Spectrum Youth Singers,Plainfield
Arts Enrichment Sessions with Spectrum Youth Singers,Plainfield
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.


Please have a safe, restful Labor Day weekend.


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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