The Golden Apple

October 2021

We Celebrate Our Principals!

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Please join us in celebrating our school principals in honor of National Principal Appreciation Month!


A school principal is the leader of a school and has a variety of responsibilities. Some include providing strategic direction, assess and model teaching methods, monitor student achievement, encourage parent involvement, administer the school budget, hire and evaluate staff, and oversee facilities. All this is done in a normal school year, not to mention all the new challenges that COVID-19 has brought to their daily responsibilities.


We express our sincere gratitude to all our principals! Your leadership has made such a great impact on our community!


Would you like to send a note a special note of thanks to your school principal? Please see below for their contact information.


2021-2022 School Principals


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COVID Data Reports

RLAS-116 is pleased to report that mitigation strategies continue to be implemented successfully within our schools and active COVID cases remain low to date.


Our community may access daily COVID data metrics, including active positive cases by school, positivity rate and incidence rate by 60073 zip code, as well as mitigation strategies, on a COVID-19 Dashboard located on the District's website.


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COVID Vaccine Mandate for Staff

On August 26, 2021, Governor Pritzker presented and signed COVID-19 Executive Order No. 87. This order requires that all school personnel be fully vaccinated OR be tested weekly until the order sunsets.


RLAS-116 is in full compliance of this order. Any school personnel who has not been fully vaccinated is being tested weekly.


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COVID Vaccine Information

The Lake County Regional Office of Education will host a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for individuals 12 and older on Saturday, October 9 and Saturday, October 30.


The Clinic will be held at the Lake County Regional Office of Education's Libertyville site, located at 500 W Winchester Rd, Suite 202, Libertyville.


Appointments may be made by emailing klang@lake.k12.il.us. Walk-ins are also welcome!


Additional community vaccination sites are can be viewed on the Lake County Health Department website.


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School Safety Drills

All Illinois school districts are required to participate in a variety of safety drills each school year. Below is a list of drills that staff and students are asked to participate in.


  • Fire Drills
    Students and staff exit the building at least three times per year to practice safe exit routes in case of a fire.

  • Tornado Drills
    Students and staff participate in tornado drills at least twice per year. Safe locations within the building are identified for every area.

  • Bus Evacuation Drill
    Students participate in bus evacuation drills at least one time per year to practice safe exiting of a bus in case of an emergency.

  • Shelter-in-Place or Lockdown Drills
    Students and staff participate in Shelter-in-Place or Lockdown drills at least twice per year. Shelter-in-Place is utilized when there is an incident occurring off school property and requires police or fire response. A Lockdown is utilized when there is an incident occurring on campus or inside of the school that may cause danger. Parents/Guardians will be notified in advance of any Lockdown drill.


Please contact your child's school office or Cory Fink, Coordinator of District Crisis & Safety, at cfink@rlas-116.org if you have any questions regarding school safety drills.


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Breakfast/Lunch Menus Available Online!

RLAS-116 partners with OrganicLife for student food service.


Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the District's website. When accessing the webpage, select your child's school. The monthly menus may be viewed on this webpage.


Nutrition information is available by clicking individual food item.


A short video showing how to access the OrganicLife Nutrislice menus is available:



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Board of Education Meeting Live Streaming

Did you know that the RLAS-116 Board of Education live streams their Regular meetings? Members of the public may access the live stream link via the Board of Education meeting calendar and/or via the BoardDocs electronic packets. Recordings of the Board meetings are also available on the District's YouTube channel.


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