1910 W 170th Street, Hazel Crest, IL 60429.  Phone: (708) 335-0790  |  Fax: (708) 335-3520
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Dear Jesse White Learning Academy Families:

On behalf of all the staff members, I welcome you and your family to Jesse C. White Learning Academy. The JWLA learning community encourages students to be safe, caring, respectful, and ready to become positive lifelong learners.

Personally, I am grateful and elated to continue this journey with you as your Principal. Over the past year, I have had a chance to meet many of you and your children, and look forward to continue building strong relationships with all of you in the upcoming year. As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff will be engaging in conversations around having a growth mindset, both for themselves and all of our students. We believe that every person in this building should always be growing and learning. Despite obstacles that may arise, we must always believe in our ability to rise above challenges and come out stronger on the other side. Together, we must always reach for excellence.

Please join me in welcoming our new assistant principals, Ms. Tiffanie Burton and Mr. Talaat Mc Neely to our JWLA Family. Ms. Burton will be the Instructional Leader for grades 3-5 and Mr. McNeely will be the Instructional Leader for grades 6-8.

IMPORTANT! New School Hours

School is set to begin on August 13, 2018. The NEW school hours are as follows:

  • Start time: 8:00 A.M.
  • Breakfast: 8:00-8:20 A.M.
  • Dismissal: 2:45 P.M.

Student Uniform (School Board Policy7:165):

Hazel Crest School District 152½ student uniform policy requirements are as follows:

  • Light blue or white polo styled or button down shirt
  • Black or navy pants (no denim, jeans leggings, joggers, or jogging pants allowed)
  • Black or Dark Navy Blue soft sole shoes (no colored sneakers, flip-flops, house slippers, or slide shoes allowed)

Finally, we are committed to doing all that we can to make school a successful experience for every student and we firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students. Thank you in advance for your support and commitment.

Kind Regards,

Dr. Cynthia Levy


Office: 708-825-2190

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