Kimball Hill 1st Day News

August 18, 2020

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The First Day of School is TOMORROW - August 19th!

Kimball Hill staff is SO excited to welcome back all of our students tomorrow! Whether you opted to learn in person or virtually this year, all of our students will begin remotely on Wednesday, August 19th. Teachers have been working to ensure everyone has a smooth start to the year. We recognize, however, that things don't always go as planned. Getting up early and being ready for learning on the first day of school can be a challenge in the most typical of years. This year could pose challenges we have not encountered in previous years. We are willing and prepared for everyone to do their best. In turn, we ask that you grant us the same grace if something goes wrong on our end. As in past years, I know we will settle into a routine over time. Please see below for a few tips to prepare and some information to know about what to expect on Day 1. If you were unable to pick up your child's chromebook today, please come to school tomrorow from 8:30am-12:00pm.


Setting Up for Success


  • Power down your screens about an hour before bed tonight.
  • Spend the hour before bedtime reading or doing an activity that is relaxing for you.
  • Identify a learning area in your home where you will do your school work.
  • Place your Chromebook in your learning space and plug it in to charge it.
  • Practice logging on with your login and password. If you need help, have your parents email your teacher. You need to log in on your school device, not mom or dad's computer.
  • Gather any extra materials you may need - paper and pencil should be good for tomorrow.
  • Remove any distractions from your learning area.
  • Set an alarm - school starts at 8:45am. You should be ready to learn at that time. You should be dressed, teeth brushed and already have eaten breakfast.
  • Bring your smile to school with you!


First Day Expectations


  • ALL students should be up, dressed and ready to learn! Classroom teachers should have identified your log - on time and provided you with information on how to join the class via SeeSaw for our K-2 students, or Google Classroom for our 3-6 learners. PLEASE NOTE, if KH is your home school but your teacher is teaching from another D15 school, you will follow the teacher's school schedule and your school times may be a bit different.
  • Students should plan to be engaged in school activities throughout the day. Some will be live interfacing with teachers, other activities may be self -directed.
  • All classes will start with a Morning Meeting. The purpose of the Morning Meetings is to make connections, learn routines, and understand expectations.
  • Teachers are partners with students and their families. Please reach out to your teacher if you have any questions or need assistance with anything.

Return to Learn

1st days of school- REMOTE LEARNING FOR ALL

August 19th for Grades 1-6 August 19th for ECDEC, Kindergarten

School hours: 8:45am-3:25pm

Morning Kindergarten: 8:45am-11:20am, Fridays: 8:45am-10:55am


Fridays: 8:45am-2:35pm

Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:50-3:25pm, Fridays: 12:25pm-2:35pm


Gradual Rolling Entry to In-Person Classes

NEW TENTATIVE CALENDAR DATES FOR RE-ENTRY TO IN-PERSON LEARNING

  • Tuesday, Sept. 8: Kindergarten and Bilingual Full-day Kindergarten

  • Monday, Sept. 14: Special Education Self-Contained Programs

  • Monday, Sept. 14: Transitional Bilingual Programs (CR, GMS, JA, KH, LL, LS, SRP, VL, WCE, FCW, PH, WB) return to daily in-person instruction in some capacity. More details will be provided by each school in the coming days.

  • Monday, Sept. 21: Grades 1-2

  • Monday, Sept. 28: Grades 3 and 4

  • Monday, Oct. 5: Grades 5 and 6 and ECDEC across all sites

Information from Nurse Lidia


The following are requirements for all Kindergarten and 6th grade students, whether your child is attending in-person instruction or receiving instruction virtually. All students are required to meet health examination and immunization requirements. Students not in compliance will be subject to exclusion from school until Illinois State.


HEALTH EXAMINATION AND VISION FORMS ARE due by October 15, 2020

● must include lead screening for children who are six years or younger and diabetes screening

● must be dated within one year prior to the first day of school (August 19, 2020)

Certificate of Child Health Examination-English


REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

· DTP/DTaP – 4 or more doses with last booster after 4th birthday

· Polio – 4 or more doses with last booster after 4th birthday

· MMR – 2 doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday

· Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine-2 doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday and 2nd dose no less than four weeks after the first dose, or proof of varicella disease.


Parents requesting religious or medical exemptions to any school health requirements must provide the appropriate documentation prior to the due date. The instructions for completing the Certificate of Religious.

Exemption form and the form are available at: Instructions for Completing Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption to Required Immunizations and/or Examinations Form


2. VISION EXAMINATION- due by October 15, 2020

StateofIL_EyeExamForm.pdf

Eye Examination Waiver Form


3. DENTAL EXAMINATION – due by May 15, 2021. The dental examination must have taken place

within 18 months prior to May 15 of the school year.

IDPH_DentalExamForm-Eng.pdf

Dental Exam Waiver Form


The following are requirements for all 6th students, whether your child is attending

in-person instruction or receiving instruction virtually.


1. HEALTH EXAMINATION

– physical examination must have taken place within one year prior to school start date

(August 19, 2020).


HEALTH EXAMINATION FORM IS DUE OCTOBER 15, 2020

A student not meeting this requirement is subject to being excluded from school.

- Certificate of Child Health Examination-English


REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS:

· Tdap - 1 dose before 6th grade year

· Meningococcal conjugate vaccination - 1 dose received on or after 11 years of age


PROOF OF PREVIOUS REQUIREMENTS:

· DTP/DTaP – 4 or more doses with last booster after 4th birthday

· Polio – 4 or more doses with last booster after 4th birthday

· MMR – 2 doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday

· Hepatitis B vaccine - 3 doses

· Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine - 2 doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday and 2nd dose no less than four weeks after the first dose, or proof of varicella disease


2. DENTAL EXAMINATION

- Due by May 15, 2021. The dental examination must have taken place no earlier than 18 months

prior to May 15, 2021.

-IDPH_DentalExamForm-Eng.pdf

-Dental Examination Waiver Form


All students are required to meet health examination and immunization

requirements. Students not in compliance will be subject to exclusion from


Send these completed medical records to our school nurse, Mrs. Lidia Aleman.

Important Dates


August
  • August 19: 1st Day of School- Remote Learning-ALL students


September

In Person Learning

  • Tuesday, Sept. 8: Kindergarten and Bilingual Full-day Kindergarten

  • Monday, Sept. 14: Special Education Self-Contained Programs

  • Monday, Sept. 14: Transitional Bilingual Programs (CR, GMS, JA, KH, LL, LS, SRP, VL, WCE, FCW, PH, WB) return to daily in-person instruction in some capacity. More details will be provided by each school in the coming days.

  • Monday, Sept. 21: Grades 1-2

  • Monday, Sept. 28: Grades 3 and 4

  • Monday, Oct. 5: Grades 5 and 6 and ECDEC across all sites