Superintendent’s Forum and Community Survey – New Date!
Due to the cancellation of school on Thursday, Feb. 9 from inclement
weather, the Superintendent’s Forum to discuss a potential capital
improvement bond referendum with the community has been rescheduled for
Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at Elwood Middle School. In addition, the
community survey set to originally launch on the district’s website on
Feb. 10 will now launch on Friday, March 10 and will remain active
through Monday, April 10. Thank you for your continued participation!
At its business meeting on Jan. 26, the Board of Education accepted a number of donations to the district’s schools.
The Elwood Booster Club generously donated money towards a number of clubs and programs.
They donated $1,053 to fund the Robotics Club at James H. Boyd Intermediate School through 2017. The organization also donated $6,300 to fund the Mathematics, Robotics and ESL Homework Club at Elwood Middle School through June 2017. They donated $120 toward funding the STEAM Program and $2,106 to fund the ESL Homework Club at James H. Boyd Intermediate School through June 2017. In addition, the Elwood Booster Club donated $1,053 to fund the Crazy 8’s Math Club at Harley Avenue Primary School through June 2017.
Donations were also made by Elwood SEPTA. The organization donated $528 to fund the Winter Krafty Kids Club and $500 to fund the SEPTA Friendship Club at Harley Avenue Primary School.
The Elwood Middle School PTA donated $75 and James H. Boyd PTA donated $500 toward the STEAM Program.
Mr. Bill Rom generously donated a Tred Sled by Rogers Athletic Company which has an estimated value of $6,000 to the Elwood Athletics Department.
Donations of $1,137.56 and $22.73 were made to fund the Barbara Quigley Memorial Fund, and the John H. Glenn Football Alumni Association donated $3,106.90 to fund the expenses associated with lift equipment rental.
The district thanks these organizations and individuals for their contributions and extreme generosity. With your support, students are now given opportunities that otherwise would not be possible.
In accordance with the PL 94-142 legislation, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, we are seeking to locate all children ages 1 day to 21 years, residing in the Elwood School District, who because of a disability or special need may require special education or supportive services. This information is needed for us to plan educational services for preschool children ages 3 to 4 and school-age children 5 to 21, as well as to provide appropriate services for those who may have left school because of a disability without a diploma and wish to return before age 21 to complete their education.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) insures that all children with disabilities have available to them a free, appropriate public education, which includes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs. It further assures that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected.
If you have a child who you believe may have a disability that may require special education or related services, please advise the school district by calling the Office of Special Education at 631-266-5400, ext. 437. We can advise you of evaluation and intervention services available at no cost to you. Children who need help and receive it early have a better chance of school success.