This Week at Windsor 3.12.2021
Teachers make a difference at any distance...
We had a busy week here at Windsor! This week we finished up CogAT testing for our third and fifth graders, our fourth and fifth grade completed their 5Essentials survey, and we practiced both a lockdown drill and a shelter-in-place drill. The students did a wonderful job today discussing and practicing what to do in emergency situations. We did the drills a bit differently due to our covid restrictions but all students had the opportunity to practice.
We have our Spirit Week next week, be sure to check out the schedule below. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of school spirit!
Spring Break Travel
As spring break approaches, we ask that you notify your child’s teacher if you will be quarantining after travel or extending your vacation beyond March 28th. Students who are quarantining will be allowed to attend class remotely due to the recommendation from the IDPH.
We hope you all have a nice weekend ahead. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour this weekend.
Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano
- Friday, March 12th- Elementary Report Cards will be mail home
- March 15th-19th- Spirit Week--see schedule below!
- Monday, March 22nd-Friday, March 26th- Spring Break
- March 31st- Picture Retakes
- Wednesday, April 7th- Bedtime Math (Grades K-2)-6:30-7:30 PM
Summer U 2021
Picture Day: Retakes will be March 31. Remote student sign-up coming soon.
Green Team: This year the green team will be offering take-home activities instead of the usual meetings. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/WindsorGreenTeam.
5th Grade parents- Please download and view the flyer below regarding photo collection.
Notes from the Health Office...
Please review the updated guidelines for both domestic and international travel.
Please visit this website for current guidelines for international travel:
Please visit this website for current guidelines for domestic travel:
CCDPH guidance is consistent with the City of Chicago’s Travel Order to reduce confusion among people living and working in Cook County. As always, if you or your child are exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to a positive case or a suspected case while travelling, do not come to school/send your child to school and contact your school’s nurse.
Please note, District 25 will not be monitoring our students and our staff’s travel over Spring Break. We simply ask that families follow the guidelines listed above and linked above. Travel guidelines are updated regularly, and it is important that you check the above links prior to your travel.
Thank you again for partnering with us to continue to keep Windsor School a safe place for everyone!
Darlene Carpenter, RN
Windsor School Nurse
Mrs. Stella's Station
Parents, students, and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Windsor School. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
· Effective Leaders
· Collaborative Teachers
· Involved Families
· Supportive Environments
· Ambitious Instruction
All 4th and 5th-grade students will be responding to this survey during the week of March 8th. 5Essentials Reports will be sent to schools and districts in May 2021 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.
Additionally, we have chosen to provide the Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of Windsor parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated.
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at Windsor School and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
Please take few minutes to complete the survey linked below. The survey window will close on April 2, 2021.
Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois Students. If you feel you may qualify but have not already completed a Household Eligibility Application to determine eligibility for free or reduced meal status, please submit one immediately. Applications can be downloaded from the district website or pick up an application from your child's school.
Please read the attached letter for more information.
Important Tech Tip:
Please remind your students that they should power down their Chromebooks at least once a day and maybe at lunchtime as well. That will help the "glitchiness" many are experiencing.
iPads should also be rebooted occasionally to prevent connectivity issues. Instructions are below.
To turn off your Chromebook completely, try one of these options:
- At the bottom right, select the time. Select Power .
- At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.
- Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.
- Press and hold the Power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out
To Power Down Your iPad:
- Press and hold the On/Off/Sleep button at the upper-right corner of the iPad. Slide the bar to Power off.