D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Sept 17, 2021

School Board Highlights - September 14, 2021

The Board discussed the following topics related to the D103 Learning Updates.

  • Changes to Operations

    • Students are now eating at a six foot distance

    • Test to Stay is requested by almost all families who come in contact with a positive COVID case. There have been no positive results from the Test to Stay option.

    • There is no transmission of COVID in the schools, which means our mitigations are working.

    • Administration is automating communication to families of positives and close contact cases as a way to lessen staff workload.

  • Nursing Support

    • Two agencies are looking for staff to support our nurses

  • Contact Tracing Support

    • Plan to hire contact tracing personnel

  • Testing

    • 1,152 students are signed up for weekly testing

    • 182 staff are signed up

  • Fully Vaccinated Staff and Students

    • Staff 92%

    • Sixth-Grade 1%

    • Seventh-Grade 71%

    • Eighth-Grade 80%

The slide presentation provides additional details on this school board discussion.

Enrollment Update

Enrollment for the sixth day of school shows 1,839 students in grades K-8 attending D103 schools.

The September 14, 2021 Board meeting agenda is available for additional information.

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Important Software Update

Apple has recently released a very important security update in their newest version of iPadOS - 14.8

Please check with your child to see if their iPad is up to date. We did push out the update to all district iPads, but some devices may not have updated overnight if they were not plugged in to power and connected to Wifi. We are strongly recommending that the update be completed as soon as possible.

To check for iPadOS updates, use the following steps (both district issued and BYO iPads):

  1. Tap on the "Settings app" (gray gear)

  2. Tap “General”

  3. Tap “Software Update”

  4. If there’s an update available, you will see information about the update, followed by an “Install Now” button.

    1. please make sure the iPad is plugged into power, has at least 50% battery, and has 5 GB of free space, and then proceed with the update.

    2. If you need to free up space on the iPad, deleting/removing photos/videos is often the best place to start.

  5. If the iPad says “Your software is up to date,” then you’re all set.

Please complete these steps as soon as possible in order to maintain the best possible security on your iPad.

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Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting will occur on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

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