FACE Connection

District 186 Family And Community Engagement - F.A.C.E. #14

*FACE Connection newsletter highlights topics families, schools, and communities can use to successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.
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School Meal Distribution During Hybrid Learning

District 186 began the Hybrid In-Person Learning phase on Tuesday, January 12. The school meal (breakfast and lunch) pickup locations and times will be available as follows.

Monday 7-11:30 AM

  • All schools except Ball Charter, Douglas, ELC, Lawrence, and Lincoln.


  • 7-8 AM – Lanphier, Southeast, Springfield
  • 8:45-10 AM – Franklin & Washington

These times have been chosen to accommodate families during times of greatest demand (early morning), yet also provide a later option for those families who need it. Hybrid students will receive meals at school on their assigned days.

* Meal Distribution for All Children is open to all children up to age 18, not just District 186 students.

Attendance Information and Instructions

District 186 Attendance Procedures

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A Musical Message for Essential Workers | Merit School of Music

Talking with Children/Youth About Tough Topics

'Just Breathe'

In this powerful short film, watch and hear from elementary school students learning to use mindfulness to navigate feelings. created by Mindful Schools graduate and filmmaker, Julie Bayer Salzman.

"Just Breathe"

Community Resources

How to Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic

Check out Live Well Magazine blog for this article: How to Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic which gives tips on taking time for you. It provides tips to - Avoid toxic relationships - Step Away - Schedule downtime - Make healthy choices - Reconnect!

Provided by Memorial Health Systems

What is F.A.C.E.?

FACE = Family And Community Engagement

Springfield District 186 defines Family And Community Engagement as school, family and community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students.

What happens when schools, families, and community work together?

A space launch relies on engineers, mathematicians, and physicists working together to send astronauts into space. The same is true for children’s learning—to take off, families, schools, and communities need to work together.

Everyone at mission control works together to plan, implement, and complete a mission. Families, schools, and communities can do the same thing by collaborating and planning successful learning and exploration at the start of the school year. And by working together throughout the year on this shared mission, they can successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.