Waterbury Roar

Volume 1, Issue 3; September 4, 2020

Congratulations on completing the second week of school!

I’m incredibly proud of how well staff and families are doing in navigating the technology to complete remote learning!

As we move into the third week of school, parents we do ask that the camera remain focused on the child and that you, as a parent/guardian are off screen. We also ask that you do not attempt to speak to the teacher during live teaching. The more we try to replicate in person school, the better the experience for all. If you have a technology issue, please call the school or email technology@esd20.org. If you need a conference with the teacher, please email the teacher or call them when live instruction is not occurring. We greatly appreciate the technical support you are providing your child. We ask that children begin to develop some technological independence, as appropriate.

As we ramp up our technology and use of digital resources, we are still asking that parents come Tuesday, 9.8., and the following Monday, 9.14., both 9.8 & 9.14 material pick up schedules are from 10 am to 5:30 pm. After the 14th, we will shift to bi-weekly material pick-ups, with the next pick up on 9.28. Please let your child’s teacher(s) know if you need schedule accommodations.

As I’ve been in a few classes, it’s been great seeing the students faces. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be conducting a read aloud in each child’s classroom. In a normal year, I could introduce myself to families and students in a variety of ways (from arrival/dismissal to lunch/recess to walking through the hallways).

If you have any fun or creative ideas, we’d love to hear them! The more we support and engage families and students, the better! Last, please continue to share your photos or videos of what your children have been up to.

Go Wildcats!

From our Nurse's DEN

Please ensure your Wildcat is compliant with grade-level requirements.

Grade K and transfer students who have not yet complied with the State of Illinois health mandates are required to submit proof of a physical exam and immunization records as soon as possible. Paperwork can be dropped off, faxed to (630) 539-2316, or scanned and emailed to the Waterbury nurse's office, lmontiel@esd20.org.

State of Illinois regulations require students to be in compliance or excluded from remote or in-person school beginning Thursday, October 15. Non-compliant students will have their access to remote learning blocked until these requirements have been met. Absences due to immunization and/or non-compliance are not excused.

If you have questions about what information is still needed

Please visit the district website (link below) or contact the Waterbury Nurse, Lisa Montiel via phone or email.
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PTO Paw Print

Our Parent Teacher Organization works all year round to benefit all of our children. Please come to any of our meetings this school year and consider volunteering. With your help, we will have another successful year at Waterbury!

First PTO Meeting of the YEAR!

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Please join the Waterbury PTO board for our first VIRTUAL board meeting on Zoom Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6pm.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82793856900

LUNCH PROGRAM Forms and Flyers (newest updated info!)

Chromebook Support

Information went out last night to families regarding the district's Chromebook Support happening today (see remaining slots available to day via the link below), however, if you need support and cannot make these time slots today please contact mcarone@esd20.org to set up alternate time to bring your device to Waterbury for troubleshooting.