Parent University

You're Invited

All District 301 parents/guardians are invited to join us for our first Parent University! This event will be held on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Central High School. Childcare will be provided by CHS students and D301 adminsitrators and refreshments will be served. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards to local restaurants.

RSVPs aren’t required but are appreciated. If you RSVP through this form, you’ll earn an extra entry in the drawing!

Click here to view the Parent University flyer.

What is Parent University?

Parent University is an opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the district and how to support their students. We will offer a variety of sessions so parents can choose the ones that interest them, and whether to attend 1, 2, or 3 sessions. For this Parent University, the following sessions will be offered:

Student Anxiety and Its Effect on School

Dr. Eric Nolan, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, will discuss anxiety in children, including coping skills and school refusal. This is a double session that will be offered at 6:15 only.

Social Media Awareness

Rebecca Jurs, principal of Lily Lake Grade School, and Phil Morris from the Kane County Regional Office of Education will share important information parents should know about how to keep their kids safe while using social media. This is a 30-minute session that will be offered at 6:15, 6:50, and 7:25.

My Child Has an IEP – Q&A

Mike Potsic, Director of Student Services, will facilitate a roundtable discussion with parents of students with an IEP. Parents will have the opportunity to learn from other parents about topics of interest to them. This is a 30-minute session that will be offered at 6:15, 6:50, and 7:25.

Navigating District Systems

Have questions about systems used in D301 such as Canvas, Skyward, and Naviance? Learn from district staff about the ins and outs of these programs and more. This is a 30-minute session that will be offered at 6:15, 6:50, and 7:25.


6:00 – 6:15    Refreshments

6:15 – 6:45     Session 1

6:50 – 7:20     Session 2

7:25 – 7:55     Session 3


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