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Message from Mr. Riordan 9/17/2021
Lorilee Jordahl

Dear Hawthorne Families,

Today, we completed our third and final fire drill for the year. The Elmhurst Fire Department was here to observe us, and everyone did a fantastic job. We are almost done with MAP testing and results will be sent in the near future.

NAMI DuPage County Octoberfest
NAMI DuPage is joining forces with the DuPage County Fair Association to put on some fun in 2021!

WHEN: October 1-3, 2021
WHAT: Octoberfest
WHERE: DuPage County Fairgrounds
WHY: Get out of the house and raise money for a good cause

  • Carnival rides and kids’ activities
  • Car show
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Wine and beer tasting
  • Live music
  • And much more! 

Proceeds go to NAMI DuPage to continue to offer free and low-cost services, including:

  • Mental Health education to Jr. High and High School students
  • Teen support groups
  • Support groups and Peer counseling
  • Educational and support programs
  • Career education 
  • Social and recreation programs

Reminder about keeping our school community healthy
We want to ensure that our school community remains healthy. As a reminder, if your student is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they should remain at home. 

  • Fever (100.4°F or higher), 
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache,
  • Shortness of breath, 
  • New cough, 
  • Sore throat, 
  • Vomiting, 
  • Diarrhea, 
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell, 
  • Fatigue from an unknown cause,
  • ​​​​​​​Muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.

Additionally, students should remain home if any of the following apply:

  • The student has been asked to quarantine by the local health department.
  • The student has tested positive for, or is awaiting the results of, a COVID test.
  • ​​​​​​​The student is unvaccinated and a member of the household has symptoms of COVID or has tested positive for COVID-19.

Thank you for your role in helping keep our school community safe.

Forward Together Plan
Throughout this pandemic, the health and safety of Elmhurst District 205 students and staff remain our highest priority. Elmhurst School District 205 has developed a comprehensive plan aligned to local, state and federal guidance. The Forward Together Plan for 2021-22 offers some frequently asked questions about the reopening of our schools, the District’s health and safety protocols; sanitation and ventilation mitigations and a Dashboard that presents COVID-19 metrics. As health information and related procedures change, we will continue to review and update the plan, as well as continue to monitor local health and safety metrics. If you have additional questions, please email

Lunch Menu
Click here to view the lunch menu for next week.

Important Dates
September 22 - Late Arrival


Tim Riordan

  • Hawthorne