What's Happening

El Jardin De Los Suenos - Garden of Dreams
With Winter now in full swing, District 26 can’t wait for Spring to arrive to start planting again! Starting in January, applications will be accepted for garden plots to the River Trails School and Community Garden, El Jardin De Los Suenos (Garden of Dreams).
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Parents’ Guide to New Assessment in Illinois
In 2010, Illinois began implementing the new Illinois Learning Standards, based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in English language arts and mathematics as they progress through grades K–12. In school year 2014-15, Illinois will be rolling out new assessments aligned to the CCSS. The new assessments will be used to gauge how well students are mastering the CCSS — and, ultimately, how ready they are for college and further career education.
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Important 2015-16 School Calendar Changes
The River Trails School District 26 Board of Education approved the new 2015-16 school calendar at the November 18, 2014 board meeting. There are several major changes to next year’s calendar that parents should be aware of which are highlighted below:
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Superintendent's Message

Dr. Delli

Dear Community Members,

In an ongoing effort to ensure that River Trails School District 26 is meeting its obligation to deliver high quality educational services to the children of our community, we felt it was necessary to conduct a geodemographic study to better anticipate student enrollment.  The last such study was conducted in 2009.  We again enlisted the expertise of Dr. Charles Kofron, a geodemographic and statistical consultant, to assist the district in projecting student enrollment. 

In October, Dr. Kofron interviewed sixteen individuals consisting of village officials, teachers, administrators, parents, school board members, realtors, and community members who helped contribute to the data within the report. 

At the Tuesday, January 6th Board of Education meeting Dr. Kofron presented his report which contained updated independent estimates and projections of population and housing characteristics, live birth records, actual fall enrollments, and Cook County Assessor data to assess and he answered questions concerning community growth and future enrollment expectations in District 26. 

While his findings indicate an overall stable student enrollment prediction, the report contains a wealth of interesting and relevant data. 

If you would like to view the presentation to the Board, or the report in its entirety, you can do so by clicking on the “Documents and Flyers” section on the right hand side of the page.


Dane A. Delli, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools