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Emergency School Closing Notifications

Please be sure to read the letter from our superintendent about the decision-making process when weather conditions may prompt a school closing. As a reminder, the Honeywell Instant Alert System should have your current contact information on file. Parents and staff may also choose to receive free notifications from the Emergency Closing Center. You can find log in information on each school web site through the Parents Information tab. Contact Bonnie McNeill with questions at (847) 945-6665 ext 6533 or bmcneill@d103.orgLocate Dr. Warren's letter here:

NEW State of Illinois Health Requirement:Tdap Vaccine
The State of Illinois requires each child entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades at our school to show proof of having received one dose of the Tdap vaccine by the first day of the 2013/14 school year. Many of you may have already fulfilled this requirement. To find out which forms of documentation comply with this requirement, please click here Please submit your documentation to the school health office before August 20, 2013. Questions? Please call the school nurse, Karen Presutti, at (847) 295-1560.

Life Threatening Allergies & New Food Guidelines Information about the new Life Threatening Allergy Procedures and New Food Guidelines is posted on the Districtís Parent Information web page. Click here to find the Life Threatening Allergies: Parent Letter, Quick Reference Guide for Food at School, Procedure Summary and Procedure Checklist for Parents and Students.

You MUST have a physical on file with the school nurse in order to participate in the district sports program


The Lake County Dept. of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reporting that Illinois is experiencing an increase in cases of seasonal influenza. The CDC recommends obtaining the flu vaccine for everyone over 6 months of age, if you have not already done so. Helpful tips and additional links to resources are included on our Flu Update posted at

Grade 8 Springfield Trip: Register Now!
The deadline for online registration for the 8th Grade Springfield Trip has been extended until Friday, December 20th!  Give the gift of Springfield this holiday season! All information regarding the trip is online: a $100 deposit will secure your student's space, with the final payment due in March 2014! Log on today to register your 8th grader for a memorable experience to share with the DW Class of 2014! Register online with Hemisphere Travel Company and use the code 14TA6786. Locate the information about the trip on the virtual backpack, or click here:


The Transitions Guide published by SHS is now posted on our virtual backpack at Please take a few moments to review it for important dates and more details about important upcoming programs.


THANK YOU to everyone who made the PTO Book Fair possible!  
In addition to raising $7,500 to fund Links to Learning Grants and other PTO programs, $1,000 of new books were purchased for our libraries, over 400 Teacher Wish-List books were provided to our teachers, and 120 amazing new books were donated to our Giving Tree recipient, Reading Power, in North Chicago. More details are posted online at


PTO is holding a winter School Spiritwear Sale from January 17th - February 2nd with orders placed online at The flyer with available options is posted on our virtual backpack under our school's section, or click here:

Thank You, DW Families and Staff!
We want to thank everyone who donated a toy to our Toys for Tots drive. Toys were picked up on Monday morning, and they will be provided to needy children over the holiday season.

The World Language Committee wants to thank the parents and staff who have been part of the World Language study. At the Board of Education meeting on March 19th, a new World Language program was approved for School District 103. More information is posted on our Curriculum & Instruction web page at Please contact Katie Reynolds with any questions at

Looking for information about happenings at Daniel Wright? Visit the virtual backpack at for information about:
* Athletics Tryouts
* Bully Prevention Program
* School Supplies for 2013-2014

5th/6th Grade Reading List: Click here
7th/8th Grade Reading List: Click here


Congratulations to the finalists in yesterday's National Geographic Bee!  

1st Place: Praneet; 2nd Place: Charlie; and 3rd Place: Alex

Praneet will now take the state qualifying test! Congratulations to all participants on a great job!


The District 103 PTO will bring Colonial Days to our 5th graders on Tuesday, February 4th. We are looking for volunteers to help make this extended learning experience a special one for our students. To find out how you can get involved, please see the related flyer at Contact Michelle at or Kathy at with any questions. Thank you!   


December 9th thru the 13th:
The week of December 9th, student tech teams lead the Hour of Code activities and explained how they relate to everyday life. Our 5th and 6th graders learned about sorting, text compression, error detection, image transmission, and more. For additional resources, visit


Please join us in congratulating our 5th grade STAR students for the 1st quarter: Chloe, Adi, Michael, Caroline, Madison, Andrea, Andrew and Noah! For information on their nominations, please visit

Congratulations, IMEA Musicians!
Congratulations to our orchestra students who performed at the IMEA Festival Concert on Saturday, November 2nd at Wauconda High School! Special kudos to Lydia, first chair Violin II, and Daniel, 4th chair Violin II: Alexander, Cheryl, Aishani, Andrew, Jason, Haddon, Anjali, Daniel, Mai, Esther, Delbert, Ravi, Lydia, Daniel, Jennifer, Haoyang, Katherine, Jeremy, Alyssa, and Josephine. Congratulations also to our band students who performed at the  IMEA Festival Concert on Saturday, November 2nd: Giorgio, Joe, Austin, Dexter, Jessica and Scott!

Skyward Student Access
Parents/Guardians of 7th, and 8th graders should have received login information for students to view their own grade book through Skyward. Please note, these student login/password combinations are separate from the parent login/password combinations. (Parents' login/password combinations for Family Access/Skyward have not changed unless specifically requested by parent users.) This access supports 7th and 8th graders in taking an active role in their education. Parents of 6th grade students can also log in and view their students grade book. If you have any questions about Family Access/Skyward, please call us at (847) 295-1560, and we will be happy to assist you.

Other District Sites:
Laura B. Sprague School Elementary (grades K-2)Half Day Elementary (grades 3-4)District 103

Contact us
1370 North Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069    847.295.1560