School starts in four weeks!

We hope you and your family are in good health and enjoying your summer break.  As the new academic year rapidly approaches, we would like to remind you that the return to school is now only four weeks away! We are eagerly preparing for the upcoming school year and are thrilled to have your continued partnership in your child’s education.

First and foremost, we would like to express our gratitude for your support and cooperation throughout the previous academic year. For those new to District 219 this year, we welcome you!  To help you and your student transition smoothly into the new academic year, we have compiled some essential information below.

First Day of School for Students Wednesday, August 16, 2023

(Regular Bell Schedule) 

Bell Schedules Regular Bell Schedule

Niles North & Niles West (Same Schedule)

*90-Minute Late Start Bell Schedule 

Niles North & Niles West (Same Schedule)

*See 2023-2024 School Calendar below for late start days.

School Calendar Please access and review the official 2023-2024 School Calendar for important holidays, parent-teacher conferences, and marking periods.

The online residency portal is open.

Please reference the Enrollment & Residency Verification letter. Our teams are also available at North and West to help with your residency verification.  Residency must be completed by the first day of school.
School Fees Waived  The District 219 School Fee Structure for the 2023-2024 school year will continue to be waived, with the following exceptions:  Behind-the-Wheel ($450) and School Parking ($300) fees.

We understand that each student’s journey is unique, and we are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive educational environment for all.  Parent/caregiver involvement plays a vital role in the success of our children. We look forward to working closely with you to make this year a successful and enriching experience for your child. Together, we can empower our students to achieve their full potential.  

Additional communication from the principals of Niles North and Niles West is forthcoming. In the meantime, enjoy the remainder of your summer as we await the return of our students. 

Thank you for your ongoing partnership.

Tom Moore


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