Weekly Communique

April 2, 2021

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Thoughts from Dr. Pacatte

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is off to a great start and had their first meeting last night. It was so wonderful to hear the perspectives of staff, parents, and students. One of the first suggestions was for the district to create a page on our website devoted to highlighting the work being done to support equity and inclusion at D56. As a district, we are going to seek additional ways to share and promote the work we are doing so this information is accessible to as many people as possible.


The diversity of our district is what brings many to locate their families within our boundaries. This work will be the driver and guidepost for us; helping us to tap more deeply into our potential while building stronger levels of respect and belonging amongst our entire community. Stay tuned for more updates and the release of the webpage noted above.

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Tweet of the Week

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#56achieves

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ENJOYING THE WEATHER!

Some of Gurnee School District 56 students enjoying Spring Weather.
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SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION

Please read the following information regarding Spring Sports in District 56.


Please fill out this registration form: https://forms.gle/UPmG7BfQq96kHoWd9.

We will no longer be accepting participants after Friday, April 9th.


WHO: All River Trail & Viking 6th, 7th, & 8th graders are welcome!

WHEN: April 19th through May 27th.

HOW: These sports will take place in-person at Viking Park behind Viking Middle School and practice time is 3:30 - 4:45 pm. Please have your rides there by 4:45 to pick you up.


TRANSPORTATION: Please see the transportation question in the In-Person Expectation/ Transportation Section.



QUESTIONS: Please contact Nick Streicher (nstreicher@d56.org) with any questions!

LAKE COUNTY MAKER FAIRE

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Adler Arts Center

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Message from the CDC

Celebrate Easter this year with people you live with, virtually, or outside while staying 6 feet apart. Enjoy Easter dinner & egg hunts with the people you live with to protect yourself & others from COVID19. More: https://bit.ly/3n6X3x4.

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Even as some restrictions ease, let’s keep protecting ourselves and others. WearAMask. Stay 6 feet apart. Avoid crowds & poorly ventilated spaces. Get a COVID19 vaccine when it’s available to you. Proven prevention will help us get back to things we love: https://bit.ly/2X0zmwc.

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