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Our middle school start and end times (i.e. bell times) have consistently been 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. since the 2008-2009 school year.   Prior to the 2008-2009 school year, bell times for the middle schools was 9:10 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.  Under the current schedule, we have struggled with our ability to support “on time” afternoon transportation at middle schools. These delays have also impacted after school athletics and other activities that rely upon availability of drivers to support their transportation needs.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have received confirmation that a third Jacobs High School student who had been awaiting test results has tested positive for mumps.

The student has been out of school since May 14th and, as a result, there is minimal chance that other students were exposed during the period of time that he may have been contagious.

In District 300, we believe that students should enjoy reading and have the opportunity to choose a summer reading book that interests them. 

That’s why, in the summer of 2017, we are giving you, the student, the ability to select one of 10 exciting books including:

District 300 Staff, Students, and Community,

One of the things we pride ourselves on is that regardless of which school a child attends, District 300 is one large family. Baskets of purple ribbons will be available inside the Sears Centre for all of our graduations. All graduates are invited to wear a purple ribbon to show their support for the Hampshire community.

Dear Parent and Guardians,

We have just received notification from the Health Department regarding a second confirmed case of the mumps at Jacobs. In addition, we were also made aware of a possible third case pending test results early next week.

This Saturday, May 20, is a very exciting day for all of our students, families, and staff. I would like to provide some reminders about the graduation event and outline the procedures should we encounter any severe weather. 

At the conclusion of each ceremony, students will be directed to exit from the northwest corner of the Sears Centre while parents and family exit out the main entrances at the same time. Families will reunite with their graduate on Hoffman Blvd.  This process is necessary to allow staff adequate time to reset for the next graduation event.

On May 19th, Hampshire High School will play in a “Strike Out Cancer” game at Trout Park in Elgin benefitting the Jason Motte Foundation that raises money for people affected by cancer.

District 300 invites graduates, families, and friends to share graduation moments on social media by using the hashtag #D300GRAD in celebration photos.

On Saturday, May 20, students will graduate from District 300 high schools during commencement ceremonies at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates (for specific information, including ceremony times, click here). District 300 would like to celebrate this achievement with our entire community on social media.

The District was informed today, May 15th, that Jacobs High School has one student with a confirmed case of mumps.

The Kane County Health Department does not consider this an outbreak (an outbreak requires three or more confirmed cases in one facility). However, individuals with compromised immune systems and students who have not received the mumps vaccine and were in direct contact with the student who contracted mumps will be excluded from school for the remainder of the year.

The School District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence will present the seventh annual Cultural Arts on the Fox May 12-13, 2017, offering a treat for the eyes and the appetite.

The event will showcase outstanding student artwork from all 26 District 300 schools, along with bite-size desserts created by the Jacobs High School Culinary Arts Classes, set against stunning views of the Fox River in historic Old Town Carpentersville. 

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Fax: 847-551-8413
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