D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; April 9, 2021

School Board Highlights - April 6, 2021

D103 Learning Update

  1. Restore Illinois Guidance:

    • The state is in Phase 4 and the Bridge to Phase 5 criteria has been released: To get to Phase 5 Bridge criteria the community needs to show that 70 percent of its residents 65 and older have been vaccinated. Lincolnshire has about 45 percent of its residents over 65 vaccinated. Also, there can be no reversals in community COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for a 28-day monitoring period.

    • The criteria to move from Bridge to the Phase 5 plan is that 50 percent of residents 16 and older have been vaccinated and that there is a stable or declining COVID-19 metrics recorded during a 28-day monitoring period.

    • Under Phase 4 criteria D103 is looking at a possible outdoor spectator event for eighth-grade graduation at the SHS Football Stadium (15 people per 1,000 square feet, which allows families and students to gather outdoors for graduation.) For inclement weather, Daniel Wright is looking at moving graduation inside to the SHS Sports Center (where guidelines allow 250 people or 25 percent capacity) where D103 would likely split the class into two time frames and allow a limited number of family members to attend the event.

  2. Quarantining Close Contacts exposed to COVID-19: Individuals who have been in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 will have to quarantine for 14 days if they were six-feet or less from the infected individual for 15 minutes, masked or unmasked. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 the CDC recommends quarantining the class if there is a positive COVID-19 case in the classroom. In addition, students riding a school bus with the positive COVID-19 case may also quarantine, depending on proximity to the infected individual. Due to these scenarios two classes at Sprague and one class at Half Day had to quarantine recently.

  3. Fall Planning: D103 is planning for 100% return to school in the fall.

    • The District is waiting for further information from the State regarding remote learning.

    • Students with medical needs will be offered a remote learning option, pending State guidance.

    • The District is in the process of purchasing desks to allow for three-foot distancing.

    • D103 is reviewing the need for daily surveillance testing.

    • D103 will ensure that current mask protocols are followed.

    • D103 is planning for the return to full day kindergarten.

    • D103 is looking at busing options to transport students to/from school.

    • Spanish will be offered to all grade levels in the fall.

    • Group lessons in music will expand to practice outdoors.

  4. Metrics: D103 has a positivity rate of 3.4 percent. The incidence rate is ticking up slightly to 10.6 in D103 zip codes and 12.9 in Lake County. In Lake County there have been no reports of a COVID-19 outbreak in schools, which is defined as five people or more testing positive for COVID-19 in the same location.

Staffing Plan

The 2021-2022 staff plan was presented to the school board. Certified and associate staffing was adjusted for the 2021-2022 school to pre-COVID numbers. There was no change in administrative staffing.

Board Meeting Schedule

The 2021-2022 Board Meeting Schedule was presented to board members. The schedule adheres to the similar current meeting schedule with the avoidance of meetings on religious and other days off of school.

Administrator and Classified Salary Increases

Area school district salaries are averaging 3 percent raises for administrator and classified salaries and District 103 is recommending the same pay increase for the 2021-2022 school year.

District News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

D103 Partnerships

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

D103 PTO's virtual 5K run/walk event is now open for registration.

In order to keep our community safe and continue to raise funds for our school district, the D103 PTO will host its first ever (hopefully only) ​Run for D103 VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk. Please visit the Run for D103 website to learn more about the event and register.

Leave Your Legacy in D103

The D103 Learning Fund Foundation invites your family to leave a legacy at D103 with the launch of the Legacy Brick Fundraiser. With the completion of the Daniel Wright construction project, the Foundation invites families to donate $100 to inscript their name on a brick pathway outside the remodeled school.

This LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser video, narrated by Sprague School Principal Ann Hofmeier and featuring the school mascot, outlines the project. This is a great opportunity to bring our community together, so please consider a donation. The Learning Fund and all of our schools appreciate your generous support.

Volunteer of the Year Award

The D103 PTO Executive Board appreciates all of our volunteers! We also like to acknowledge that one special person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. If you know of a deserving person you would like to nominate for the 2020-2021 D103 PTO Scott S. Guziec Volunteer of the Year Award, please fill out the Google nomination form. Nominations are due by May 1.

Dawn Anderson Angel Award

Each year, the PTO recognizes a volunteer who exemplifies the commitment of Dawn Anderson to District 103. Dawn generously volunteered for District 103, the D103 PTO and in our community. We now award a volunteer that demonstrates that commitment.

Requirements for Nomination: The nominee must be someone whose youngest child is an eighth-grade student so that this volunteer will be "graduating" from District 103. The volunteer should be someone who has committed his or her time over several years to our District, including volunteering for the PTO.

Maybe this is a visible volunteer who has led many PTO events or a quiet contributor who we could always count on to fill in when needed. Like Dawn, this volunteer should have an infectious volunteer spirit. The deadline for submission is April 30. Please fill out the Google nomination form to recognize a volunteer.

Community News

Wine, Dine, & Win in Lincolnshire

The Village of Lincolnshire is holding a Wine, Dine, & Win campaign during the month of April to do our part to help Lincolnshire restaurants. Check out the restaurants and how to win a $50 gift car on the Village of Lincolnshire website.

Law Day

Chief Judge Diane Winter and the Judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit would like to extend an invitation to Lake County students to participate in the annual Lake County Law Day activities. This year’s theme is “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” The Judges look forward to seeing the great talent and skills of students in Lake County.

Enrichment Summer School

The Center for Gifted offers in-person spring and summer classes in Long Grove and Elmhurst. Please visit the Center for Gifted website. Masks are required, social distancing is enforced, and hand sanitizer must be non-scented. All classes are a maximum of 10-12 children. Students need NOT be tested or identified as gifted, just eager to learn!

D103 Partnerships

Upcoming Events