Lines' Back to School Newsletter

August 5, 2022

We are so excited to welcome Lines' 500+ students back for the 2022-2023 school year! Please read this newsletter carefully as it has a lot of important information. SEE YOU SOON!

Classroom Assignments & Transportation Information: 8/5 at 5pm

Just a reminder that your child's classroom assignment (homeroom teacher) and transportation information both go live this afternoon (August 5) at 5:00 pm via the IC parent portal. If you have any problems logging in, you can contact the IC Helpline at 847-842-3580.

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Meet the Teacher for Grades 1-5 – August 19 (2:00-2:45)

Meet the Teacher takes place on August 19 for grades 1-5. You will visit your new classroom, meet your teachers, and drop off your school supplies! (Doors open at 2:00.)

Kindergarten students will have their Meet the Teacher on August 22 and 23. (You will hear from your kindergarten teacher in a week or so to schedule your specific meeting time!)

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Back to School Night

As we did in 2019, this year Lines' Back to School Night will take place on two separate evenings; August 29 will be for grades K-2 and August 30 will be grades 3-5. By having two Back to School Nights, we will be able to alleviate some of the congestion in the parking lot, hallways, and gym.

August 29 -- Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade (6:00-7:30 pm)

6:00-6:30 – K, 1st & 2nd grade parents meet with Dr. Hyllberg and staff in the gym

6:30-6:50 – Parents have time to walk around the school, visit teachers, etc.

6:50-7:30 – Classroom presentations with homeroom teachers

August 30 -- 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade (6:00-7:30 pm)

6:00-6:30 – 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade parents meet with Dr. Hyllberg and staff in the gym

6:30-6:50 – Parents have time to walk around the school, visit teachers, etc.

6:50-7:30 – Classroom presentations with homeroom teachers

* Children should not attend Back to School is a parent only event. Thank you!

Bus ID Cards

Students in elementary grades K-5 will again scan on and off the school bus each day using an ID Card clipped to their backpack by a red plastic coil keychain.

New student ID cards for the 2022-2023 school year will be handed out to families during our Meet the Teacher event on August 19. Families that are unable to attend on August 19 will receive their ID Card on the first day of school.

Returning students should continue to use the red coil keychain that they received last year. A limited amount of replacement coil keychains will be available at the school office for a fee.

ID card replacement fee - $3.00

Bus/ID card plastic holder replacement fee - $2.00

Visitor Procedures

In our district’s continued effort to keep our students and staff safe, remember to bring your driver’s license or state ID when you come to visit/volunteer at Lines. The reason for this is we run your ID through VisitU, our sex offender background check system. After your ID is scanned, you will be issued a visitor lanyard and visitor sticker before being admitted into the building. Every D220 school follows these procedures. For the safety of our students, no exceptions.

Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

Lines' before school student drop-off and after school student pick-up procedures:

  • Drop students off in the morning between 7:35-7:50; they will walk to the playground until they are brought into the building at the 7:50 bell.

  • Parents who pick their children up after school should not enter the Lines driveway until 2:30 pm (2:00 Wednesdays.)

  • Always pull your vehicle up as far as possible in the drop-off/pick-up line.

  • Drivers should not exit their vehicles when in the drop-off/pick-up line.

  • Cell phone usage in a vehicle in a school zone is against the law (including Bluetooth!)

  • Always yield to school buses.

  • Waves and smiles to the supervisors are always appreciated!

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Lines' Staffing Updates for the 22-23 School Year

  1. Ms. Julie Corso - Administrative Assistant (Mrs. Brewer retired)

  2. Mr. Thomas Flynn - Band

  3. Mrs. Jacey Fruhauf - Speech Language Pathologist (added position)

  4. Ms. Maritza Galvan - 3rd grade Dual Language Teacher

  5. Ms. Tory Gates - Special Education Teacher (Mrs. George transferred to Roslyn)

  6. Ms. MacKenzie Jaekel - Occupational Therapist

  7. Ms. Kendall Lydon - Social Worker (Mr. Kline transferred to BHS)

  8. Mrs. Chris McKenna - Special Services Assistant

  9. Ms. Hope Miner - Music Teacher

  10. Mrs. Rebekah Morrison - Special Services Assistant

  11. Ms. Eva Ortiz - 3rd Grade Dual Language Teacher

  12. Ms. Kathryn Snell - 4th Grade Teacher (Mrs. Wiese moved to 3rd grade)

  13. Mrs. Michele Wiese - 3rd Grade Teacher (Ms. Carlstrom transferred to Grove)

Build 220 Parent Community Presentation for Lines -- 9/26/22 (3:30-4:30)

I'm excited to announce that Lines will be having some construction work next summer (the summer of 2023) as the Build 220 initiative continues to progress in D220! Lines will have some extensive work done in our office area and on our third floor (art room, extended room, etc.) You will have an opportunity to preview the designs and provide feedback during Lines' Build 220 Parent Community Presentation on Monday, September 26, at 3:30. More information will come out in a couple weeks, but I wanted to give you a heads up so you can put it in your calendar!

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A Look Ahead

August 19 – Meet the Teacher for grades 1-5 (2:00-2:45)

August 22 – First day of school for grades 1-5

August 22 & 23 – Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (via appointment only)

August 24 – First day of school for kindergarten (2:10 DISMISSAL ON WEDNESDAYS!)

August 26 – PTO Ice Cream Social (Time TBD)

August 29 – Lines Back to School Night for grades K-2 (6:00-7:30 pm)

August 30 – Lines Back to School Night for grades 3-5 (6:00-7:30 pm)

August 30– Fall Picture Day

September 5 – No School (Labor Day)

September 19-23 – Barrington School District 220 Safety Week

September 26 – Build 220 Parent Community live ZOOM Presentation for Lines (3:30-4:30)

October 5 – Picture Retakes

October 19 & 20 – Fall Conferences

October 21 – No school (Institute Day)