Hiawatha Elementary

Week of May 31st

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Hello Husky Families-

It is hard to believe this is the last week of the 20-21 school year. This year was definitely one like no other. Back in March of 2020 I don’t think any of us could have fully imagined how much the pandemic would impact our day to day routines. We have reimaged what school looked like repeatedly with the remote and hybrid format. Our teachers have taught in ways never even thought about before last March. We are all beyond proud of our teachers, students and all of you for partnering with us and ensuring your child was learning. We couldn’t be more grateful for the Hiawatha community and how everyone came together this past school year.

Remember to join us for our last virtual night event on Tuesday, 6/1 at 6:00 p.m. The link will be shared on Tuesday for READER-PALOOZA.

Wednesday, June 2nd is our last day of school and students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. All hybrid students need to have their iPad, messenger bag, charger cable and block and Logitech crayon.

REMOTE ONLY students will need to return their iPad, messenger bag, charger cable and block and Logitech crayon in the afternoon between the hours of 1-3 p.m.

If you have not completed returning school registration yet, please do so this week. We are in the process of planning for next school year and need accurate student numbers to complete our plans. Check your email for the snap code you need to complete registration for your child. Everyone will receive a confirmation when the registration process is complete. If you are not returning to Hiawatha, please call the office with your new address and school information and we will put transfers together for you.

We look forward to having ALL of our students back in the building in August as we return to a full day of school. We will keep you all updated on our plans as we continue to plan for a safe return over the summer.

Stay safe and healthy Huskies! We wish you all a very fun and relaxing summer.

Jodi Meyer jmeyer@bsd100.org

Justin Gonzalez jgonzalez1@bsd100.org

Summer Reading Program

This year, Berwyn South D100 is partnering with the Berwyn Public Library for the Summer Reading Program. We would like to invite all students to participate in “Explore Berwyn and Beyond”. The Library will kick off the event on June 5th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Library’s parking lot. Because of the size of the event, all patrons should wear masks and observe social distancing. There will be prizes, music, entertainment, and a chance to meet some beloved characters from favorite books. Send a picture of your child reading throughout the summer so that we can post it on social media to summerreading@bsd100.org. We encourage students to read around 30 minutes each day. Younger children can read on their own, with an adult, or listen to audiobooks.

Here is the Kickoff event information on Facebook

Here is the form to sign up for the program in District 100

You can use these hashtags to post on social media:

#BerwynReads #D100inspires #D100reads #D100lee

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Cook County Health is now welcoming at Morton East Adolescent Health Center adolescents ages 12-17 that would like to receive a COVID Vaccine:

*12 - 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Vaccinations are free regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Appointments available:

Monday - Friday - 10:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Click this link to schedule an appointment


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Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Parent Handbook

Please remember that if your child is in hybrid we expect them to be in the building on their cohort days. Teachers have plans for them to be in school and unless there is a student illness please make sure they are in attendance on their scheduled days. Hybrid students should enter the building at the designated door between 8:30-8:45 a.m. This allows students to be ready for instruction to begin right at 9:00.

Remote Learning TIps

A few reminders to help remote learning be successful for your child…

  • Please make sure your child has their iPad and Logitech Crayon charged and is ready each day.

  • Keep your students schedule nearby to help them know what is coming next in their day.

  • Keep a small box of supplies near the child’s learning area so they can quickly have access to what they need throughout the day.

  • Headphones are also very helpful when you have more than one child on devices and will help everyone to focus.

  • A quiet area away from the tv is also very important.

Social Work Support

My name is Katelyn McCloskey. I am the School Social Worker at Hiawatha. My role at Hiawatha is to work with students to help them be successful in the classroom through teaching coping skills, problem solving skills and expression of feelings. There are a lot of extra stressors put on children and families in the time of Covid-19. If you are ever in need of support please feel free to contact me.

Email: kmccloskey@bsd100.org

Returning School Registration 2021-2022

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Student Attendance

Please remember every child should be logging into Clever and clicking their teacher's name/picture to connect to the 9:00 a.m. morning meeting to get their day started. If your child is going to be absent please call the school office to report the absence by 9:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Registration 21-22

Do you have a child that will be turning 5 on or before September 1. 2021? If so, online Kindergarten registration has begun and we look forward to welcoming new kindergarten students next school year.

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Meal Pick-Up

Meals available for all students and anyone 18 and under until June 30, 2021.Meals will be sent home with students at the end of each school day and curbside is available after dismissal.

Curbside Pick Up Times and Locations:

Mondays at Freedom, Heritage and Pershing 10am-12pm

Wednesday at Freedom 4pm-6pm

Tuesday-Friday Freedom and Heritage 12:30pm-1:30pm

Tuesday-Friday All Elementary Schools 11:45am-12:45pm

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Mark Your Calendar

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Be Safe! Be Responsible! Be Inspired!

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