5Essentials Survey
Beginning November 16, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

· Effective Leaders
· Collaborative Teachers
· Involved Families
· Supportive Environments
· Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

All teachers and 6th through 12th grade students will be responding to this survey as well. The results will be sent to schools and districts in March 2017 and will also be included in the State School Report Card. Participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted November 16 through January 30, 2017. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/.

Welcome to the new look of Sunnybrook 171
From time to time, it is necessary to give our website a facelift. One of the goals of the District is to make sure that everyone is aware of what is happening. We want to make sure we are doing this as best we can and we just felt we outgrew our old site and needed to make some changes to make things easier for everyone. It might take a little getting use to but we feel in time you find this layout much easier to use.

Another step in keeping everyone more informed is our expansion into social media. You will be able to find us and get updates on Facebook and on Twitter, @SunnybrookSD171. So please become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get even more information as to what is happening in the District.

Maximize student achievement by cultivating: critical thinking skills, innovative instructional practices and a collaborative school, home, and community partnership

We believe student achievement is maximized when:

1. The self-worth of each child is nurtured within a diverse and inclusive environment 
2. Students are engaged in a rigorous, culturally relevant and innovative learning experience
3. Educators apply result-driven instructional practices
4. Teachers and staff are engaged in continuous professional development
5. Parents, students, staff and community collaborate

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