News from the District

Nutrition Information and Outside Food Guidelines for 2017-18
The District 181 Nutrition Information and Outside Food Guidelines have been updated for the 2017-18 school year. Families are encouraged to review this information, which is available on the District 181 website: > Parents > Health and Nutrition.

Registration Now Open for the Rotary Run Charity Classic
Registration is open for the 23rd Annual Rotary Run Charity Classic, taking place Sunday, October 15 at The Community House. This event benefits several local organizations, including the D181 Foundation. The series of race events includes a 10K, 5K, 3K, and mutt strut. The day’s fun includes family activities and the 2nd Annual D181 Mascot Race. The Mrs. B Trophy will be awarded to the D181 elementary school with the highest student and staff participation percentage, and the Mr. K Cup will go to the middle school with the highest participation percentage. Additionally, the Rotary Club is giving up to $150 to support wellness-related activities to any D181 school that meets a set student and staff participation level. Learn more and register at

Special Education Parent Events Slated for October 4 and October 5
All families are welcomed to attend two upcoming events focused on special education topics. On Wednesday, October 4, the Hinsdale Central High School PTO Parent Network is hosting “Transitioning to High School with an IEP or 504.” The event will be held at Hinsdale Central (7-8pm) and will be led by Hinsdale Township High School District 86 administrators. On Thursday, October 5, District 181 is hosting “An Overview of Section 504.” The event will be held at Monroe School (5:30-6:30pm) and will be led by D181 Assistant Superintendent of Learning (Pupil Services) Dr. Christina Sepiol.

Parent Signature Needed on Digital Learning AUA
A parent/guardian is asked to sign for each of their District 181 students the Acceptable Use Agreement (AUA) for digital devices. The AUA explains requirements and rules for students and families related to digital learning. Having a signed AUA on file will ensure that students in Grades 3-8 who are assigned a 1:1 device will be allowed to bring that device home. To access and sign the AUA, log into Skyward Family Access and click on the message that appears on the home screen. The Acceptable Use Agreement is available online for parents who wish to print the signature page and return it to their child’s school: > Learning > Digital Learning.

Family Portrait Discount Includes Fundraiser for D181 Schools
The D181 Foundation is partnering with Classic Kids Photographers in Hinsdale to offer a special opportunity that benefits District 181 schools. Parents who book a session and let them know they are a District 181 family will receive a discount on the sitting fee and the D181 Foundation will receive a $150 donation. The studio photo session discount continues through October 21. Outdoor photo sessions at Fullersburg Woods can be scheduled for September 29 and 30. To schedule an appointment, call Classic Kids at 630.323.7223.

HMS Construction Updates and Site Webcam Available Online
Community members are encouraged to visit the HMS Construction page of the D181 website (under the “Our District” section) for the latest news on the project to build a new Hinsdale Middle School and to see images of the building progress. A project webcam is now accessible from the HMS Construction webpage. Click on the page’s Webcam link to see four angles of site activity. The next community meeting hosted by construction manager Bulley & Andrews is slated for Friday, October 13 at HMS (8am).

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