The Fairview Connection

September 25, 2020

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


As you may already know, at the District 57 School Board meeting last evening, the decision was made to transition to a hybrid model of instruction giving parents the option to have their children come to school for in person learning starting on November 9th. Families will still have the opportunity to choose to continue with remote learning if they feel most comfortable with this option. The district sent a survey to all families today where you will be able to make a choice between transitioning to hybrid half-day in person instruction or remaining in a remote setting. It is very important that families fill out this survey by the October 2nd deadline to allow us time to prepare for this shift, as many steps will need to be taken between the close of the survey and the transition to this plan in order to be ready for our students. Thank you for your help!


For more detailed information about what each option will look like, please read the information provided at this link. Please note, in order to create a schedule for a half-day hybrid model of instruction, we were required to change our start and end times for the school day for both hybrid and remote learners. This change allowed us to have time to sanitize classrooms between our AM and PM classes, run workable bus routes between the three elementary buildings, ensure our programs could still run across both hybrid and remote learning models, and provide teachers with the plan time required by their contract. The link included above provides more in depth information about those upcoming changes, so please be sure to read it thoroughly prior to filling out the survey provided by the district. I know this is a lot of new information and can be overwhelming to parents, so do not hesitate to reach out to me via phone (847-394-7320 x4012) or email (dophus@d57.org) if you have any questions about this transition. I am here to help! Lastly, take a few minutes to watch this video with your children for some other updates, celebrations of upcoming birthdays, and student acknowledgements. Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal



THIS IS A REMINDER THAT YOU MUST WEAR A MASK WHENEVER YOU ENTER OUR BUILDING.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

HEALTHY HABITS BINGO



Healthy Habits Bingo cards are due by Wednesday, September 30. Email your Bingo card to Nurse Brunning at kbrunning@d57.org

SPIRIT WEAR ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, 9/28

Deadline to place your spirit wear order has been extended to Monday, September 28. Click on the cheerleader to shop now!


Access code is FAIRVIEW (all caps no spaces)


Any questions, please contact Audrey Canavino at acanavino@gmail.com

JOIN FAIRVIEW'S PTO

We need you! ALL OF YOU!!!!

Our goal is 100% of Fairview families to be a part of our Parent-Teacher Organization, the PTO!


“What does that mean?”

Just donate $5 to represent your family!


“Where does the money go?”

It funds all of the things we do! (check out our PTO Facebook page)


“What do I need to do?“

Nothing! Joining just means SUPPORTING our school! We know you’re busy.


“What‘s in it for me?”

You get access to our membership directory, Directory Spot. It’s a great tool for play dates, coffee get-togethers with other Fairview parents, and birthday party invitations!


Click here to join today.


Thank you so much!



Fairview PTO
CHROMEBOOK TECH SUPPORT FORM

Please submit this form if you are experiencing any problems with your student's Chromebook

OCTOBER AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 9 - Half-day Attendance...NO SCHOOL IN PM

Monday, October 12 - NO SCHOOL - COLUMBUS DAY

Thursday, October 15 - Board of Education meeting

CONTACT US

Dan Ophus, Principal

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal


Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328