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Reminder: Student-Led Conferences

Student-led conferences are on March 3 & 18th. If you have not scheduled a conference for your child, please contact the office at 630-588-5400.

Parent Support Zoom during Conferences (brief Zoom sessions)

Please consider joining a parent support session on March 3rd via Zoom (topics & schedule below):

  • 4:30-5 pm (Navigating Zoom)

  • 5:30-6 pm (How to help my child stay active in a flipped learning video)

  • 6-6:30 pm (Navigating Google Classroom & SeeSaw)

  • 6:30-7 pm (How to be successful in a remote setting)

  • 7:00-7:30 pm (Remote Learning Q&A)

Zoom link: https://ccsd93.zoom.us/j/2241662578

3rd Trimester Placements: In-Person vs. Remote

As we enter the start of the 3rd trimester, it is crucial that families commit to either In-Person or Remote learning. Having your child attend in-person some days & remote on others doesn't allow for our teachers to effectively plan and provide the very best instruction possible.

If you opted for In-Person, please make every effort to send your child each day (Tues-Friday).

If you opted for Remote, please make every effort to support your child by reminding them to log on at their scheduled time.

NEW- Daily Student Screener (Google Form)

Please remember that for our In-Person students (A & B), parents need to complete the health screener every day. We monitor the responses each day to ensure your child is safe. If your child has a symptom included on the screener, please indicate and connect with us at 630-588-5400 to discuss next steps.

A students: please complete it by 8:30 am (Tues-Fridays)

B students: please complete it by 1:00 pm (Tues-Fridays)

Click here to access directions for completing the health screener.

Next Material Pick Up: Thursday, March 18th

Our next material pick-up is scheduled for Thursday, March 18th from 4-6 pm for our remote-only students. Please use the back parking lot and someone will assist you- THANK YOU!

Satisfaction Survey Highlights

Thank you to all for taking the time to participate in the 20-21 Satisfaction Survey. Below are some highlights:


- 90% of parents indicated they feel their child is an active participant in class

- 88% of parents indicated that they enjoy having their child take an active role in the student-led conferences.

- 88% of parents indicated that they feel the school keeps them informed

- 90% of parents indicated that they feel their child receives enough individual attention from teachers

Areas for Improvement:

- 79% of parents indicated that the teacher communicates with them when their child does something well

- 38% of parents indicated that they have attended a PTA meeting

- 87% of parents indicated that they feel the principal provides opportunities for parental involvement

Continue Safety Practices at CSS

Thank you Carol Stream Families as we look at our metrics they continue to trend down. It’s important as a community that we continue to work together to lower the transmission rates. Please remember to follow the CDC guidelines regarding mitigation strategies. Dr. Hill recently shared the updated guidance in his enews.

As the weather warms we often have an increased number of walkers which may make it more challenging to keep 6 foot of distance. Therefore it’s important that even while outdoors during times such as arrival or dismissal we all wear our face mask. Your child’s health & safety is our first priority, so we are asking for your continued support by making sure you are wearing a face mask as well as practicing social distancing while on school grounds both indoors and outdoors.

Read Across America

This week marks the national Read Across America event. Please see the flyer to the left for our daily activities to promote reading for our students.

PTA Meeting: March 8th

Please consider joining us for our next PTA meeting via Zoom starting at 6:30 pm (link will be shared on the day of the meeting).

20-21 Yearbook

Our wonderful PTA is still working on creating a yearbook for the 20-21 school year. Some of it will contain pictures send in from our families. Please use the link below to upload a picture that may be used. Thank you!

Click here to upload a picture

No School - March 19th

Please remember that school is closed on Friday, March 19th as it is a student nen-attendance day.

CATs Time Reminder:

Students engage in CATs every day via Zoom. Students' participation in CATs each day is expected, so please support your child by setting reminders and timers for when their CATs starts. Please see the charts below for the CATs time. You can access the Zoom link on your child's SeeSaw/Google Classroom.

Mondays (fully remote - no A/B groups)

4th Grade: 8:55-9:35am

3rd Grade: 9:35-10:15am

5th Grade: 10:15-10:55am

Kindergarten: 12:15-12:55pm

1st Grade: 12:55-1:35pm

2nd Grade: 1:35-2:15pm

Tuesday-Fridays (A /B )

B- Students (have CATs in the mornings)

Kindergarten & 4th-Grade: 9-9:45am

1st-Grade & 3rd-Grade: 9:45-10:30am

2nd-Grade & 5th-Grade: 10:30-11:15 am

A-Students (have CATs in the afternoons)

Kindergarten & 4th-Grade: 1:25-2:10pm

1st-Grade & 3rd-Grade: 2:10-2:55pm

2nd-Grade & 5th-Grade: 2:55-3:40pm

Student/Family Wellness Screener

Please consider completing our student and/or family wellness screener, so we can know how our staff can support you. Thank you!

Link: https://forms.gle/3B3J5BCQgm2wYQWV8

iPad Battery Issues: Troubleshooting

Please click here to access some tips for troubleshooting your iPad battery

Need help- who to contact:

Technical issues (logging into your device, accessing apps, Zoom connectivity): contact Mrs. Spadlowski at 630-588-5417

Learning Activities posted on SeeSaw: contact your child's teacher directly via SeeSaw/Google Classroom, email, or by phone.

Miscellaneous: contact Principal Kyle at 847-802-2505 or email him directly kyles@ccsd93.com

Mr. Kyle's Contact Info - PLEASE SAVE

Communication is more important than ever, so please be sure to save Mr. Kyle's contact information below into your phone for quick and easy calls/texts from him. Thank you!

Mr. Kyle: 847-802-2505