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September 14, 2020
In this issue of Talk205…
Receive Daily Text Reminders to Certify Your Student’s Health
An email will also be sent daily to the parents/guardians of any students attending in person. Your username is your student’s 5-digit PowerSchool ID (ex: 12345) and the password is your student's date of birth in mmddyyyy format (ex: 01011975). Please answer each of the three health questions honestly, and hit submit. Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe!
Seven York High Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Our National Merit Semifinalists will now have the opportunity to advance in the competition, and be considered for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. The National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. Those recipients also will be honored by the D205 Board of Education in the spring.
2020 Dukes of Distinction Ceremony – November 5, 2020
Congratulations to Jillian Arnold - Class of 2000, Manu Edakara - Class of 2010, Larry Larkin - Class of 1955, Kenneth Moy - Class of 1951, Martha Garman VanGeem - Class of 1972
Recipients of this award have excelled through significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments, service, and/or outstanding contributions to society. We will share more about each of the honorees in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 5th for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Virtual Program, when this year's Dukes of Distinction will be honored.
The York Distinguished Alumni Program began in the fall of 2013 and has since inducted 41 notable alumni into the program. To learn more, visit https://www.elmhurst205.org/
Foundation 205 Tree Sales Now Open
Looking for a high quality indoor holiday tree delivered straight to your front door? Foundation 205 is partnering with City Tree Delivery, a locally owned business specializing in outstanding quality and service. A portion of all sales will be donated back to Foundation 205.
Daily Student Health Self-Certification Process Required
This request is being asked of all D205 faculty, staff and families to complete. We need parents/guardians to complete our daily “certification” process prior to their child attempting to enter the school building each day. Please see our steps to complete the health certification process and watch our 1:47 video tutorial to learn how. The certification process is quick (less than 20 seconds per child) and the system is available now for parents/guardians to login and practice the health certification process.
D205 and Elmhurst Park Department Offering Club Ed ELearning Program for EC-5
Club Ed. is slated to start on Monday, September 21 and will be held Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The weekly cost will be $315 per child. Online registration will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday, September 10 at epd.org.
D205 and Community Meal Programs
COVID-19 Safety Precautions in District 205 Video
More details on our safety precautions can be found in the Open D205 section of our website, here.
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