Parent Message: June 1, 2021


Dear District 27 Parents,

We did it! Thank you for your endless support and partnership this school year. It truly takes a village to accomplish what we did this past year, and we could not have done it without the help of our full Northbrook community. Our PTA and District parents have been simply amazing.  

As I look back on my years in District 27, I could not have served a better community. Your support of the District and of me over the years demonstrated our united expectation to provide our children with the best education possible. Our students matriculate to GBN well-prepared to succeed. My hope for District 27 is that it remains the lighthouse District it has become and a district of choice for all future families. Please accept my deepest gratitude for allowing me to serve as your superintendent.

Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year
I am pleased to announce that we are anticipating full, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. We do not foresee a need to use the Leisure Center for kindergarten this fall. The plan is to have kindergarten at Hickory Point, along with Grades 1-2. We will remain in contact with the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Cook County Department of Public Health for updated safety guidance and will be sure to keep our District families informed over the course of the summer.

Laptop Collection
Please remember that all District-issued technology, including chargers and laptops bags, must be turned in by tomorrow. Students participating in a summer program will be issued different devices on the first day of the program.

Superintendent Transition
Dr. John Deiter will officially begin his duties as superintendent on July 1. It has been an honor to serve the District for the past 29 years, and I know that Dr. Deiter will be quick to share that same sense of pride in our community. 

As a reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2 is a half day for all schools. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe start to your summer! 


Dave Kroeze, PhD.
Superintendent of Schools