Thoughts from Dr. Pacatte
Time to catch our breath…
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best possible summer! As things begin to open up again, I hope to see our families out and about. Let’s take the time to connect with one another, neighbors, friends, and family. Let’s set aside our devices and give our minds a break. Enjoy the weather and the ability to go outside and play! We have beautiful parks and walking trails in our community. We have a lakefront 15 minutes away. Hop in a car and spend some time watching and listening to the waves. This year has created stress and challenges for most of us. We need to find ways to create relief and make emotional deposits. Our children need this just as much as we do.
Thank you for your patience and support during this year. I recognize it was impossible to make everyone happy, but we did the best we could. Personally, I am so looking forward to the first day of the new school year. I am excited to see buses pulling up and dropping off all of our kids for a full return. I hope that the masks will no longer be required so smiles can be shared and voices no longer muffled.
What about next year?
We continue to plan our 21-22 school year for 3ft apart and masks, yet are keeping our fingers crossed that will change. This will depend upon the actions of the Governor and the Illinois State Board of Education. I will continue to communicate any changes in guidance that will impact our programming.
We are working with the Regional Office of Education to determine what options we will be able to provide for medically fragile students and obtain the specific criteria for qualifying as such. This information will come out as soon as we have it, along with the required medical forms and application. The State is requiring students to return to the buildings and a return to providing homebound/hospital tutoring for students that qualify as medically fragile. There is no longer a requirement to provide remote learning for students including those with a medically fragile household member.
If you believe your child will qualify for special programming please be sure to watch for a survey and subsequent information.
- Complete Online Registration
- Submit Proof of Residency (done electronically beginning on June 21)
Timely completion will allow for better planning in the schools and busing information becoming available with time to spare!
Bus Drivers needed for the 21-22 school year. Please apply through the link below:
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Summer 2021: Free Meal Program
Spaulding School Field Day
Spaulding School held two Field Days this year to accommodate two sets of students that attend school on alternate weeks. Students moved between eight stations, which included soccer, yoga, an obstacle course, dance, an action story, hula hoops, races, and “Would You Rather?” Students working remotely from home also participated in activities that were delivered via their iPads.