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ACCESS Testing begins 1/16/2020

posted Jan 13, 2020, 8:04 AM by Stephen Geraci



What Is the ACCESS Test?
ACCESS stands for "Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners." It's a test that's given to students from kindergarten to grade 12, to assess their progress in learning English. The test is administered by the WIDA Consortium, and it meets the government's requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This act sets forth standards for monitoring a student's journey towards English proficiency.

Illinois School Safety Drill Act

posted Sep 18, 2019, 1:57 AM by Stephen Geraci   [ updated Oct 30, 2019, 6:11 AM ]


Burnham School District 154.5 complies with the Illinois School Safety Drill Act. Public Act 100-996 recently amended the School Safety Drill Act to require all schools in Illinois to conduct at least one (1) annual active shooter or active threat drill, effective January 1, 2019. The drill must occur within 90 days after the first day of each school year, meaning the 2019-2020 school year.  Pursuant to the amendment, these drills are to be conducted in order to evaluate the preparedness of school personnel and students in response to a school shooting threat, which has unfortunately become all too common in recent years.

This requirement previously provided that drills could be conducted on days and times when students were not present in the school building.  Following the amendment, the Act now requires active shooter drills to be conducted on days and times when students are typically present in the school building, and the drills must involve participation from all personnel and students present at the school at the time of the drill.  The Act does provide that administrators or school support personnel may, in their discretion, exempt students from participation in the drill.  Finally, the Act now provides that the appropriate local law enforcement agency must observe the administration of the drill.

The changes made to the Act are intended to ensure that students and staff are adequately prepared in the case of an active shooter emergency. 


El Distrito Escolar Burnham 154.5 cumple con la Ley de Simulacros de Seguridad Escolar de Illinois. La Ley Pública 100-996 modificó recientemente la Ley de Simulacros de Seguridad Escolar para exigir que todas las escuelas de Illinois realicen al menos un (1) tirador activo anual o simulacro de amenaza activa, efectivo a partir del 1 de enero de 2019. El simulacro debe ocurrir dentro de los 90 días posteriores al primer día de cada año escolar, es decir, el año escolar 2019-2020. De conformidad con la enmienda, estos simulacros se llevarán a cabo para evaluar la preparación del personal escolar y los estudiantes en respuesta a una amenaza de tiroteo en la escuela, que desafortunadamente se ha vuelto demasiado común en los últimos años.

Este requisito siempre preveía que los simulacros se podrían realizar en días y horarios en que los estudiantes no estaban presentes en el edificio escolar. Después de la enmienda, la Ley ahora requiere que se realicen simulacros de tiradores activos en los días y horarios en que los estudiantes suelen estar presentes en el edificio escolar, y los simulacros deben involucrar la participación de todo el personal y los alumnos presentes en la escuela en el momento del simulacro. La Ley estipula que los administradores o el personal de apoyo escolar pueden, a su discreción, eximir a los estudiantes de participar en el simulacro. Finalmente, la Ley ahora establece que la agencia local apropiada de aplicación de la ley debe observar la administración del simulacro.

Los cambios realizados a la Ley tienen la intención de garantizar que los estudiantes y el personal estén adecuadamente preparados en caso de una emergencia de tirador activo.

Next School Board Meeting 1/16/2020 6:30 pm

posted Dec 16, 2018, 7:05 PM by Stephen Geraci   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 7:33 AM ]


Burnham School now on Instagram

posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:54 AM by Stephen Geraci   [ updated Oct 30, 2019, 6:11 AM ]

Check out our Instagram page at burnham_school 


Greenbay Avenue Closed During Arrival & Dismissal

posted Aug 22, 2016, 6:57 PM by Stephen Geraci   [ updated Oct 30, 2019, 6:11 AM ]

Due to concerns for the safe arrival and dismissal of our children, Greenbay Avenue in front of the school will be closed to through traffic from 8:00 am - 9:00 am, and 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (busses only) during these times. Thank you for your cooperation! 

Vehicles MAY NOT be parked or located in the bus lanes or fire lanes at ANY TIME.  Bus lanes and fire lanes are clearly marked.  No double parking in front of the school at ANY TIME. Vehicles located in these locations may be ticketed and/or towed by the police.  


Debido a la preocupación por la llegada segura y destitución de nuestros hijos, Greenbay Avenue en frente de la escuela estará cerrada al tráfico desde las 8:00 am - 9:00 am y 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (solamente buses ) durante estos tiempos. ¡Gracias por su cooperación!

Los vehículos no pueden estacionarse o localizados en los carriles bus o carriles de fuego en cualquier momento. carriles bus y carriles de fuego están claramente marcadas. No hay estacionamiento en doble fila en frente de la escuela en cualquier momento. Vehículos ubicados en estos lugares pueden ser multados y / o remolcados por la policía.

Uniform Policy

posted Aug 2, 2016, 12:21 PM by Stephen Geraci   [ updated Oct 30, 2019, 6:11 AM ]


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