The mission of Emerson Elementary School is to create a safe, respectful environment where students are empowered to be responsible and take risks. Through cooperative efforts, staff, students, and families will promote life-long learning and provide for individual needs

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Since sending the survey July 17, people have reached out with requests for additional information to help them determine the best decision for their children. Therefore, we are including two additional pieces of information in this communication, which we hope will be helpful and have extended the deadline for responding to July 31 at 5 p.m. All responses will be considered final at that time, and you will receive an email from D205 confirming your submission after the results have been reviewed.

TruGreen will treat the lawns and athletic fields throughout Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 starting July 28, 2020.

Walk in Registration for new students will be held at the District Office (162 S. York Street) on the following dates/times: 

  • Tuesday, July 14: 9 AM- 3 PM
  • Wednesday, July 15: 1-7 PM
  • Thursday, July 16: 9 AM- 3 PM
  • Monday, July 20: 1-7 PM
  • Wednesday, July 22: 9 AM- 3 PM
  • Thursday, July 23: 1-7 PM

Please be aware that social distancing will be adhered to and that masks are required to be worn inside the building. 

We always thank our Emerson Elementary School residents for the pride and interest they take in our schools. District 205 is adding a detention pond on the west side of the Emerson campus in order to mitigate flooding. The project not only benefits the school but will improve conditions for neighboring residents.

Emerson has flooded for many years. The stormwater would flow from the adjacent church onto the school parking lot and straight into the first floor doors. In every heavy rain, District 205 staff would place sandbags in front of the doors to prevent the stormwater from flowing into the school. This project will help steer the water into a stormwater retention area in the southwest section of the Emerson property.

In order to establish the detention pond, several trees were removed. However, the District will plant about 22 new trees on the property after the construction is completed. The trunks from several trees will be repurposed as furniture in an outdoor classroom. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make our school better for our students and neighbors.

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School Hours

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch Period 1 (1st, 2nd grade) 
10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

Lunch Period 2 (3rd, 4th & 5th grade)
11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

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