News & Announcements

2020-2021 School Year to Begin with Remote Learning

After consultation with Illinois Department of Public Health and careful consideration of the health and safety of students and staff, Elementary School District 159 have made the decision to begin the 2020-2021 school year with remote learning for all students. In addition, the first day of lessons has been delayed until August 24.

Registration for New Students By Appointment ONLY

Appointments to register NEW students in grades K-8th will be done by appointment only. Appointments can be made July 28th-30th, from 10AM-3PM by contacting your neighborhood school. All RETURNING students must complete registration online.

Back to School - Monday, August 24th

Elementary School District 159 calendar for the 2020-2021 school year has been amended to reflect pushing back the school year by one week. Our official reopening for the 2021 academic year is now Monday, August 24, 2020. During this time, students will return to school remotely for two weeks.  However, we are examining a hybrid model with a remote option.  Further guidance is forthcoming.

Registration Snap Code

Students verification/registration information was sent out to the emails on file. Please register your student with the Snap Code provided. If you haven't received the code, please email mevans@dist159.com. If you have already registered online no further action is required.

Grab and Go Update - Tuesday, May 12th

Beginning on Tuesday, May 12th, Elementary School District 159 will resume providing breakfast and hot lunches at Colin Powell Middle School, as well as breakfast and ready to eat cold lunch meals at each elementary school.

ASTRO Family

The Neil Armstrong Elementary School Family send out words, songs and music of encouragement to their students. Click on the link above to view.

Grab and Go Meals Program Distribution Update

Elementary School District 159 will begin distributing Grab & Go Meals on Monday, April 20th at each of our neighborhood schools. Click on link above to see the distribution schedule and heating instructions for the meals.

Important Message

Due to our National Crisis, Elementary School District 159
Board of Education will be conducting a digital alternative to its regular Physical Meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
All participants may join the Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/727550902? and Meeting ID:727550902 Password: 651340
One tap Mobile +13126266799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 727550902

Message From Principal Etherly

Dear Astro Families, It is with great hope that this letter greets you in the best of health and that you are all doing what you can to be and remain safe. I have enjoyed meeting with some of our Small Astros via Zoom and Google Meet. I look forward to seeing many more faces, including the faces of our family members! To read the complete message click on the link above.
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