TIOGA FAMILY BULLETIN
DROP-OFF & PICK-UP REMINDERS
Thank you to all of the families that have helped to maintain a safe and orderly student arrival and pick-up.
As reminders, families can further assist in creating a safe arrival by ensuring that:
- Students exit their vehicle through the curbside door.
- Parents and students respect the directions of Tioga's crossing guards.
- Families respect Village of Bensenville parking signs when parking on nearby streets and the property of Tioga's neighbors.
- Dropping students off on Memorial Road is not permitted due to student safety issues.
Please contact the Tioga office with any questions about student arrival or dismissal.
News & Notifications
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Have a great summer, and thank you for your support this school year!
I hope summer break will provide everyone an opportunity to enjoy some fun in the sun with family and friends. I hope we can all return in August, rested, recharged, and ready for another great year of “Learning & Growing Together.”
END-OF-YEAR HONORS: District 2 recognizes employee achievements in return of its annual celebration of teachers and staff
District 2 capped off Teacher Appreciation Week with the return of its annual end-of-the-year celebration and recognition of teachers and staff, which was held Wednesday, May 10, at White Pines Golf Club. Shelved for the past three years due to COVID, the annual ceremony recognizes employees who are retiring or celebrating milestone anniversaries with the District, and teachers who recently earned tenure with the District.
SUMMER NUTRITION: Free summer meal programs available at Tioga
Bensenville School District 2 will serve FREE meals to anyone 18 years and younger throughout the month of June.
BRIDGE TO BLACKHAWK: Two-day orientation program will help incoming sixth graders feel like they belong
Everyone belongs at Blackhawk Middle School! That’s why the school is hosting its new Bridge to Blackhawk two-day orientation program for incoming sixth graders.
CONGRATS ... AND BEST WISHES: District 2 welcomes two new members to its Board, and thanks two departing members for their service
Voters elected two newcomers and three incumbents to the Bensenville School District 2 Board of Education during the April 4 election.
WELCOME TO DISTRICT 2: Meet a new member of the District's Community Relations team
Meet Gabriela Escobar, our new Bilingual Community Relations Assistant. Gaby is teaming up with Tim Waldorf, our Community Relations Coordinator, to improve our connection with our families that speak languages other than English. Together, they will be working to ensure that our communications are linguistically sound and culturally aware.
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Thank you, BSD2 teachers and staff!
Every year, Teacher Appreciation week falls at the beginning of May – a time when we all are encouraged to #thankateacher. As I approach the end of my first year as a superintendent, though, I’m compelled to thank our over 200 teachers and another 200-plus staff members for their combined contributions toward the education of the more than 2,000 students we serve here in District 2.
JOIN US: We need you to work in District 2
If concern for kids motivates you, and if you're driven by a sense of civic pride, consider applying for one of our open positions, which include teachers, classroom aides, substitutes, bus drivers, lunch and recess supervisors, and crossing guards.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: BSD2 Board approves official 2023-2024 school calendar
Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 16, and the last day of school will be Thursday, May 30, unless emergency days are needed. Other key dates are as follows ...
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Introducing Right At School, our new elementary after-school program provider
We are excited to announce that the nationally recognized after school student enrichment program provider Right at School is coming to District 2! Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, Right At School will run the district’s after school programming for Johnson and Tioga schools.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: District 2 teacher honored in the 2023 ISBE Those Who Excel awards program
Carla Vazquez, a dual language first-grade teacher at W.A. Johnson School, received “Special Recognition” in the Illinois State Board of Education’s “Those Who Excel”” awards program on February 3.
MAKING THE GRADE: The 2022 Illinois Report Cards are available online for BSD2 schools
This year, all three BSD2 schools maintained "Commendable" status based largely upon students' scores on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) completed in the spring of 2022.
MEET DR. McCLUSKEY: District 2's new superintendent steps into the 'Spotlight'
Lights! Camera! Action! Dr. Katie McCluskey recently visited the Village's TV studio to record her first "Spotlight on Bensenville." If you've not yet had the opportunity to meet her, let Lara Schwarz, District 2's Community Liaison, introduce you to District 2's new Superintendent of Schools.
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For a limited time, you may be eligible to receive Internet service and equipment at no cost with the Federal Government's Emergency Broadband Benefit. Keep you and your family connected for work, remote learning and everything else you need to do online.
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Together, we can do anything!
Learning and growing together is the key to every successful organization and I couldn’t be more proud of our staff and students and our launch of the school year.
TIME FOR A NEW LOOK: District 2 introduces new "Learning & Growing Together" logo
The logo, which is shown to the left, was chosen earlier this school year in an online survey of students, staff, parents and community members.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: New policy addresses student absences related to mental and behavioral health
Parents/guardians may keep a student from school for up to five mental health absences with no need to provide a medical note.
DOLLARS & SENSE: District 2 Board of Education approves 2022-2023 budget
The budget authorizes about $42.9 million of spending, paid for with about $44.2 million in revenue. The projected surplus is about $1.3 million.
CHECK IT OUT: If you're active on social media, please like and follow the BSD2 Facebook page
If social media is your thing, we’d love it if you’d visit the new page, click the “like” and button, and follow our postings to keep up with the latest BSD2 News.
STUDENT HANDBOOKS: Parents, please review this information with your children
Your child will be held accountable for the behavior and consequences outlined in the handbook, both during the regular school day and extracurricular activities. So please read and review the handbook with your child.