Communication with parents takes place on several levels. School
newsletters are e-mailed to parents on a regular basis and are available
on the school websiters. Local newspapers and village publications
report frequently on Board of Education meetings and school events.
Reporters are regularly kept current on district-wide news and school
programs. A quarterly newsletter, The 13 Times, is mailed
to all district residents.
Our K–8 curriculum offers each student a strong foundation
in reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
We also provide music, art and physical education in all grades,
with drama, communications, and Spanish at the middle school level.
A reading support program expands the abilities of students by
reinforcing their strengths while remediating weaknesses. Staffed
by district reading specialists, this federally-funded program is
offered to students identified through test scores and classroom
reading performance. These students work in small groups during
30-minute sessions several times each week.
Parents or guardians of any student may inspect instructional materials
used in our schools. Those materials include textbooks, teachers’
manuals, and other print and electronic resources. Please call the
principal’s office for an appointment if you wish to view
any of these materials.
Common Core Parent Brochure
Common Core Parent Resources
The Bloomingdale School
District 13 Education Foundation is a nonprofit, independent
tax-exempt corporation founded in 1998, to provide special opportunities
and experiences for the children and staff of our district. Long
term, the community cannot rely solely on traditional funding to
ensure quality public education; private, supplemental support is
required. The Foundation will raise and channel donations for creative
and innovative projects that will benefit everyone in District 13.
Nominal fees are charged for materials as follows:
Same as Regular Education
Band Instrument Rental:*
Fees for students who enroll after
school has begun are issued on a pro-rated basis. Pro-rated refunds
are also issued for students leaving the district. Contact the district
office for the reduced fee and refund schedules.
Board of Education policy allows for fees to be waived in extreme
economic situations. Please contact Director of Finance, Adam Parisi
at 630-671-5035 with more information.
Freedom of Information
Procedure for submitting Freedom of Information Act requests:
Written requests may be submitted to the district's FOIA Officer
by personal delivery, mail, fax, or e-mail using the FOIA
FOIA requests for public records should be directed to:
Kathy Ogden, Freedom of Information Officer
Bloomingdale School District 13
164 S. Euclid Ave.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
The links listed below provide access to the mostly commonly requested
Persons making a request for copies of public records must pay
any applicable copying fee. No fees shall be charged for the first
50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies. After
the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies
shall be 5 cents per page.
In addition to copying fees, persons making a request for a commercial
purpose as defined in FOIA, must pay a fee of $10 for each hour
spent by personnel in searching for and retrieving the record. However,
no fees shall be charged for the first eight hours spent by personnel
in searching for or retrieving a requested record. Whenever the
District charges any fees to a requester making a commercial request,
the Freedom of Information Officer shall provide the requester with
an accounting of all fees, costs, and personnel hours in connection
with the request for public records.
Records of current (within one year of opening day) physical examinations
and immunizations are necessary for students entering Kindergarten,
Grade 6, and when moving to Illinois from out-of-state, and are
due by the first day of school.
Dental examinations are required for students entering Kindergarten,
2nd, and 6th grade.
Eye examinations are required for students entering Kindergarten
or students transferring into the district.
The three immunization series for Hepatitis B is required for Grade
5. A Tdap vaccine is required for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
after their 11th birthday.
Because the student’s education is a partnership between school
and home, we encourage parent involvement. Active parent organizations,
which are a good way to see what really goes on, operate at each
school. These groups provide many hours of volunteer work in libraries,
classrooms and at activities. They also raise funds to help provide
assemblies, hot lunches, band uniforms, video equipment, and more.
For more information, call the school office or the following parent
- Dawn Schram – Erickson PTO President
- Ellen Kirkham – Westfield PTO Vice-President
- Mandy Higgins – DuJardin PTO President