Administration | Elm


Elm Middle School's main office is where you will find our administrators and our indispensable administrative support staff. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except when school is closed due to holidays or breaks.


Main Office


Title

Name

Phone

Email

Principal

Ms. Ashley Groeneveld

708-452-3550

groenevelda@epcusd401.org

Assistant Principal

Ms. Stephanie Spiewak

708-452-3550

spiewaks@epcusd401.org

Dean of Students Mr. Michael Goodman 708-452-3550 goodmanm@epcusd401.org

Principal's Secretary

Ms. Maria Vargas

708-583-6225

vargasma@epcusd401.org

Office Clerk

Ms. Jean Tito

708-583-6226

titoje@epcusd401.org


Office Hours


As noted above, during the school year our office hours are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The office is closed for business during the summer from early June to late July.


General Contact Information


School
Address

Main Office
Phone

Main Office
Fax

School
Email

School Closing
Information

7607 W. Cortland St.,
Elmwood Park,
IL 60707

708-452-3550

708-452-0662

elminfo@epcusd401.org

708-452-7272-8


To Report an Absence


To report an absence, call or email the attendance clerk:

  • If calling, use the attendance voicemail at 708-583-6600 before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.
  • If emailing, use elmattendance@epcusd401.org before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.

Parents should leave the following information:

  1. Student name and year in school (please spell your child's last name).
  2. Student ID number.
  3. Date of absence.
  4. Reason for absence, and the name and daytime phone number of the parent.

A parent or legal guardian is required to contact Elm's attendance clerk by voicemail or email every day the student is absent from school. If the contact is not received before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused.


Chain of Command


When questions, concerns or interests regarding your child's progress or school program arise, please address them promptly by contacting the classroom teacher. Use this directory to look up the Elm teacher you need to contact.

If questions or concerns remain, it is appropriate that you then contact the building principal or assistant principal.

In the event that there are remaining or unresolved questions or concerns, feel free to contact Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leah Gauthier.

For additional information, the District-level organizational chart is available here.

Remember, always contact the teacher first!


When Visiting Elm


To get to the main office, you must enter through Door 1 at the front of the school on Cortland Avenue. You must sign in and out at the visitor's check-in area. You will need a photo ID. 

After being screened through a secure database, you will be issued a visitors pass. Advance appointments are recommended to see any staff.

All visitors must observe District 401's policy and rules governing conduct on school property, which can be found in Section 8:30 of the Board of Education's Policy Manual.