September, 2020


Dummer Orientation 2020-2021


Absences: Students shall be permitted no more than seven (7) excused absences, including vacations, per school year based upon parental/legal guardian confirmation for the reasons of the absence. After the student has been excused seven times in one school year, additional excused absences for illnesses may only be verified through a written medical statement from a physician.

The district policy follows the state policy. Our policy is subject to change if the state makes any changes.

Pick up and drop off: Please observe the following rules before and after school. With all of your help, we can make this a safe school year.


  • Drop off students in front of Dummer on the east side of the street or near the corner of Wells and Hall over by our playground.

  • Please do not drop off or pick up your student at our back door, unless your student is arriving late to school or being picked up for an appointment or illness.

  • Be aware of the yellow no parking area on the east side and west side of Wells Street. Tickets may be issued.

  • Crossing Guards are only in front of the middle school and at the intersection of Hall and Wells Streets.

  • Please stop your cars to allow buses to enter and leave the Sandwich Middle School turnaround.

  • Please obey the speed limit.

  • Students should not arrive before 7:45 a.m.

The use of a cell phone while driving in a school zone is illegal and the police will be ticketing drivers.

Cell Phones: Student cell phones are not allowed to be turned on when a child is in school or on school grounds while school is session.


Transportation Routes have been assigned. If you need transportation and have not received a call from your bus driver by Wednesday, September 2nd, please contact the Transportation Director, Sue Graham, at (815) 786-8325 to verify you are registered for transportation. Bus Seats are pre-assigned, so students must be registered to ride.



The carry over period for students who were receiving free/reduced lunch for the 2019-2020 school year will be until October 20, 2020. If you haven't turned in a new 2020-2021 application or received notification for approval for this school year, your child will automatically be charged for a lunch as of October 21, 2020. Free/reduced lunch applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available in the office of each school or on the Sandwich School District website at https://www.sandwich430.org/parents/forms.

If you have any questions contact 815-786-2187 ext 1.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, and Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Dear Parents,

As the 2020-2021 School Year quickly approaches, we wanted to reach out to all families to communicate what the district food service program will look like when school begins on September 8, 2020.

Each morning that your student is in attendance he/she will be offered a “Grab and Go” bagged breakfast. Each day your student will also be able to order a bagged lunch “Grab and Go” which will be consumed in the cafeteria. If you would like your student to receive school breakfast/lunch on their remote learning day, it will need to be ordered while in person. For example, if your student attends school on an "A" day and you would like them to receive a breakfast/lunch for the next day while they are learning remotely they will need to order the remote day food while at school the day prior. Your student would then be sent home from school with bagged breakfast and lunch. If your student's last day of in-person learning for the week is Wednesday, they will be able to take home Grab and Go breakfast/lunch for Thursday and Friday. If the last day is Thursday, they can take home breakfast/lunch for Friday and Monday.

Currently there is not a USDA waiver available to allow Sandwich School District to continue operating under the Summer Food Service Program (“SFSP”). SFSP has allowed the District to provide universal free breakfast and lunch meals to children ages 18 and younger during the spring.

At the start of School Year 2020-2021, the District will be required to operate under the National School Lunch Program (“NSLP”). This will require the District to provide meals to School District enrolled students only. Students will be charged meals based upon their assigned meal status (“free” “reduced,” and “paid”).

Parents of paid and reduced students will need to load funds onto your students lunch account in the schools Tyler system. Payments will not be accepted at the Point of Service when a student receives a meal so please be sure to upload funds to your student’s account. Please know you will be billed for both the breakfast and lunch as they cannot be separated out.

If your student is a full remote learner, meals will also be available for weekly pick up. Meals will distributed on Monday and Thursday between the hours of 8:30 am until 10:00 am. Meals should be picked up in the back of the Middle School, kitchen door #27. Monday you will receive 3 breakfast and lunch meals, Thursday you will receive 2 breakfast and lunch meals. All meals will need to be pre-ordered Thursdays by 12:00 pm for Monday meal pickup and Wednesdays by 12:00 pm for Thursday meal pickup. To pre-order please call 815-786-8881 or email: sandwichschoollunch@gmail.com. Please enter the back of the Middle School through the main parking lot and head north.

If you have any questions regarding the food service program, please contact Linda Alvarez Food Service Director lalvarez@sandwich430.org or by phone 815-786-8881.

We are looking forward to serving your student!

Lunch Card Negative Balances: We will be sending negative balance reports home as needed. You may check your student’s balance on the Tyler Parent Portal.


Supply Drop-Off and Remote Only Book Pick-Up


Thursday, Sep. 3rd, 1-3pm


Herman E. Dummer School

422 Wells Street

Sandwich, IL


Please come to the back parking lot of Dummer School between 1 p.m - 3 p.m. to drop off supplies if attending Blended (A/B) Days or to pick up books if you are doing Fully Remote Learning. Please stay in your cars and someone will come to you. If you are dropping off supplies, please have them in a bag marked with the student's name, grade and teacher. Thank you!

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*4th and 5th Grade Zoom Open House

4th Grade: Thursday, September 3rd @ 6:00 p.m. Invites will be sent to parent emails closer to the date.

5th Grade: Thursday, September 3rd @ 7:00 p.m. Invites will be sent to parent emails closer to the date.

*3rd Grade Project Challenge and 4th/5th Grade AT Math Zoom Open House

For Blended (A/B) Learning Students 3rd - 5th Grades

3rd Grade Project Challenge: Tuesday, September 1st @ 7:00 p.m. Invites will be sent to parent emails closer to the date.

4th Grade AT Math: Tuesday, September 1st @ 6:00 p.m. Invites will be sent to parent emails closer to the date.

5th Grade AT Math: Thursday, September 3rd @ 5:30 p.m. Invites will be sent to parent emails closer to the date.


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