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UPDATED 6/11/2021

ESY 2021 Program Information Final preparation is complete and we are excited to begin a rewarding six weeks of Extended School Year (ESY)! ESY will be delivered in-person, or as appropriate online in a remote learning format at Maine East High School beginning Monday, June 14th, until Thursday, July 22nd. Instructional hours will be from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and there will be no sessions on Fridays along with Monday, July 5th. For those students participating remotely, the four (4) hours of daily instruction will be a combination of synchronous learning (i.e. online in real-time) and asynchronous learning (i.e. occurring through appropriate online channels without real-time interaction).

Summer COVID 19 Self-Certification

Summer COVID 19 Self-Certification Students & Staff are required to complete a daily self-certification during ESY before the arrival to school or loading on district contracted transportation. If a parent requires a printed form, this will be sent home with your child if the electronic form is not complete. Until further notice, the district is required to have any individual on campus complete a daily self-certification form.
Executive Order 2020-47, has been amended and extended through June 26, 2021. The order requires individuals in public schools to follow IDPH and ISBE guidance during Phase 4 through Phase 5 and take proactive measures to ensure the safety of students, staff, and visitors. Individuals are required to self-certify that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms before entering the school building.

ESY is defined as special education and related services provided to a child with a disability beyond the normal school year of the public agency following the child’s IEP and at no cost to the child’s parents (ISBE 2005).  ESY aims to help students maintain current skill levels and avoid regression of goal progress. 

Our staff will include Special Education Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Occupational therapists, Physical Therapists, and other related service personnel. To participate in ESY, the ‘active IEP’ must indicate a need for ESY services determined by their IEP team.


Edward Pieczynski
Assistant Director of Special Education


ESY LOCATION: Maine East High School

ESY DATES: June 14 – July 22, 2021 (4 days/week Monday-Thursday)  *No School on Monday, July 5th

ESY TIMES: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

*Note that the four (4) hours of daily in-person instruction will address the services determined by the IEP team. If services are deemed appropriate in a remote setting, a combination of synchronous learning (i.e. online in real-time) and asynchronous learning (i.e. occurring through appropriate online channels without real-time interaction) will be delivered. 

Week 1 June 14-17 | Week 2 June 21-24 | Week 3 June 28-July 1 | Week 4 July 6-8 | Week 5 July 12-15 | Week 6 July 19-22


ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS: Parents of a student that requires ESY services per their ‘Active IEP’ will received a registration Email on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021, with a link to complete the online registration form.  We ask that families complete the registration form MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021, in order for the district to finalize class and service assignments. To inquire about further ESY information please contact Ed Pieczynski, Assistant Director of Special Education via email at [email protected].


Please complete the online registration form or the registration form by Monday, March 1, 2021. If you choose to decline services, please indicate that through the registration process by the deadline to assist in assigning students a classroom teacher.



Natalia Bialecki, [email protected];  Allison Cole, [email protected];  Tim Cook, [email protected];
Maureen Kudlik,
[email protected]; Abby Lynch, [email protected]; Jake Nesler, [email protected];
John Rey,
[email protected]; Elise Schall, [email protected]; Amelia Schmitt, [email protected]; and
Robert Winkel,
[email protected]


SLP: Georgia Peterson, [email protected];
OT: Brenda Westmorland,
[email protected]PT: Danielle David, [email protected];
Vision/O&M: Jen Duncan,
[email protected];
Counseling: Jessica Foley [email protected] & John Park, [email protected];
School Nurse: Brenda Keeley, [email protected]; Eileen Keesho, [email protected]; Kathy Klein, [email protected]

Teacher Assistants

Julia Adams, Abla Alqaissi, Juliette Bilodeau, Nataiya Brewton, Ash Chlimon,Tom Drugas, Kelly Fiarito, Kathy Garrity-Rodinos, Sam Helfrich, Steve Kohl, Lucy Pruban, Mary Lyons, Sherie Mascola, Jennifer Musich, Erick Noriega, Christina Rosales, Eric Santiaguillo, Venus Whiting

Office Staff

Transportation Coordinator: Erin Dunleavy, [email protected] 847-292-6521
Administrative Assistant: Ann Feldkamp, [email protected] 847-292-8016
Assistant Director for Special Education: Ed Pieczynski, [email protected], 847-292-6393