Back-to-school packet + fee info for 2020-2021 school year

Dear Huskie Families, 

Hope you are all doing well! I first want to thank you for your patience as we continue to work out the specifics of our plans for a new school year unlike any other. As administrators presented to the Board on July 9, we are planning for remote learning for the first semester of 2020-2021. We will be publishing an FAQ soon and holding a virtual town hall meeting on August 10 from 6-8 p.m. to address the many questions shared with us by families, students, and staff. We will notify you when the FAQ is published.

In the meantime, there are some key pieces of information families need right now. Most importantly, we need to make sure that your students have the books and materials they need for the coming school year. Toward that end, we have developed a safe method for all students to come to the building the week of August 10. Please review the included materials for more information. 

The start date for school has changed
As Dr. Pruitt-Adams shared with you yesterday, in order to ensure that we are able to make our final preparations for instruction this fall, we will be using two Remote Learning Planning Days to start the year. This means that the new date for Huskie Kickoff for freshmen is Tuesday, August 18, and the first date of classes for all students is Wednesday, August 19. Additional information for both dates will be forthcoming.  

Safety protocols
You will note in the included materials that we have taken very deliberate steps to ensure the health and safety of all our students during the schedule pick-up event. In order to successfully implement these procedures, it is critical that you stick to the time slots you’ve been given. We will not be able to accommodate individuals who arrive outside their assigned slots. Click here to find your time slots for Schedule Pickup Week.

The Back-to-School Packet is online only
We did not send the documents via regular mail, we posted them online only at this link. You can also find it on our homepage ( Look for the Quick Link called Back-to-School Packet at the bottom right of the page. 

Skyward/Family Access is our student information portal 
You can download the Skyward mobile app from your app store, or go to our homepage ( and look for the Quick Link called Family Access. Don’t know your password? Go to our Family Access login page and click “Forgot your Login/Password?” For questions or concerns, please email or leave a message for a return call at (708) 434-3737, option 1. Please note that student schedules are not available until Schedule Pick Up Week in August, and they are not posted in Skyward until classes begin. 

All 2020-2021 fees are payable now and are due by Friday, July 31
This includes the Instructional Materials Fee ($268), the Technology Fee ($50), and the District Fee (varies by grade). Please pay your fees online through your Family Access account as the Bookstore is not open for in-person payment. If you need to submit a fee waiver or set up a payment plan, please contact the Bookstore at You also can call 708-434-3940 and leave a message for a call back. Please note that Family Access will not be available on July 22nd-23rd but will reopen on July 24th. 

I hope your family remains healthy and well and that you enjoy the remainder of your summer.

Best regards,

Greg Johnson
Associate Superintendent