This Week at Windsor 4.30.2021

Teachers make a difference at any distance...

Windsor Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful week. It was so great to see all of our students present for in-person learning on Monday! I can't believe that April is over and May begins tomorrow, I feel like April just started! Next week is Teacher Appreciation week, while we always appreciate everything our teachers do for our students, next week we will be celebrating them! Thank you to all of the room parents that have been hard at work planning some really special days for our teachers!

Register for the 2021-22 School Year: The 2021-2022 AHSD Online Registration System will be launched on Monday, May 3rd. Families will receive an email asking them to complete the online registration process. Please do register as soon as possible!

Field Day: Our PE department has been working on field day plans, this year field day will look a bit different, we will be having field day events in all PE classes the last two weeks of the school year.

MAP info: NWEA MAP spring 2021 reports for IN-PERSON 2nd - 8th-grade students will be sent home via backpack mail on Friday, May 7th. If you would rather pick up your child's report, please contact the school's main office by Thursday, May 6th. Reports for REMOTE 2nd - 8th-grade students may be picked up in the school's main office by the end of the school day on May 7th. All MAP reports not picked up by the end of the school day on May 7th will be mailed home.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR): Starting on Wednesday, students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). The IAR is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. IAR assesses the Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Fifth-grade students will also be administered the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). District 25 uses the IAR and ISA results to evaluate the effectiveness of overall programming. IAR and ISA results are not used for student placement into support services or advanced placement. Our approach to this assessment with our students is to encourage them to try their best to show us what they know, but we do not want this to become a source of stress for them. The schedule for the IAR and ISA assessments can be found below.

Zooming: Just to clarify, we will not approve zooming into classrooms for students/siblings until we receive a positive Covid test or our nurse has recommended quarantine due to the close contact of a positive Covid case. Reminder, it may take up to one school day for the teachers to set up technology and have materials ready for pick up in the vestibule. Many of our classrooms no longer have any remote students left.

Drop and Go: Just a reminder to please pull up as far as possible on Windsor Drive before and after school, this allows for more cars to enter Windsor Drive and keeps the intersection clear.

Have a wonderful wildcat weekend,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Upcoming Events:

- Monday, May 3rd- Online Registration for the 2021-22 School Year Open

- Tuesday, May 4th- 6:30 p.m.-- Virtual Kindergarten Night (Zoom link will be emailed out to incoming Kindergarten families on Friday, April 30th)

- Thursday, May 13th and Friday, May 14th- Kindergarten Screening in LMC

Windsor PTA

Next PTA Meeting: May 12th-- 7pm

Assessment Update:

3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) assessment the weeks of May 5th and May 10th. 5th Graders will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) the week of May 17th. Details for remote student participation were communicated to those families in an email from Mrs. Soprano earlier today.

The schedule for the IAR and ISA assessments are as follows:

3rd Grade:

ELA 1: May 5th @ 10:15 AM

ELA 2: May 6th @ 10:15 AM

ELA 3: May 7th @ 11:15 AM

Math 1: May 10th @ 1:15 PM

Math 2: May 11th @ 1:15 PM

Math 3: May 12th @ 1:15 PM

4th Grade:

ELA 1: May 5th @ 9:15 AM

ELA 2: May 6th @ 10:30 AM

ELA 3: May 7th @ 11:30 AM

Math 1: May 10th @ 9:30 AM

Math 2: May 11th @ 9:30 AM

Math 3: May 12th @ 9:30 AM

5th Grade:

ELA 1: May 5th @ 1:15 PM

ELA 2: May 6th @ 1:15 PM

ELA 3: May 7th @ 1:15 PM

Math 1: May 10th @ 9:30 AM

Math 2: May 11th @ 9:30 AM

Math 3: May 12th @ 9:30 AM

ISA 1: May 17th @ 1:15 PM

ISA 2: May 18th @ 1:15 PM

ISA 3: May 19th @ 1:15 PM

Mrs. Stella's Station

TangMath is sponsoring a Spring Challenge, and we are hoping that our Windsor Wildcats will join the fun. Attached HERE is a website that contains all the games and activities students need to participate. Some classrooms may have already sent home a paper copy of the challenge for students. Students have until May 4 to complete the activities and to let Mrs. Stella know they finished. All of the information regarding the challenge can be found on the WEBSITE. Winners will be chosen both by TangMath and locally at Windsor School. We hope to see many of our students participate in the challenge!

Notes from the Health Office...

Hi Parents!

We are seeing an uptick in illness and seasonal allergies. These health issues often have the same symptoms of COVID. If your child has symptoms of COVID they can be tested in our COVID 19 testing clinic free of charge at Thomas Middle School from 3-4:30 every school day! You must make an appointment for your child (only for students in district #25 that have symptoms).

Here is the link:

Please remember to keep your child home from school and any siblings that have any COVID symptoms and contact me (your school nurse).

Thank you again for partnering with us to continue to keep Windsor School a safe place for everyone!


Darlene Carpenter, RN

Windsor School Nurse

Summer U 2021

June 16-July 14, 2021 at Thomas Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration begins on March 1, 2021 at 9am and ends on April 30, 2021. Please visit for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email for assistance.
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Attention Families

The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois Students. If you feel you may qualify but have not already completed a Household Eligibility Application to determine eligibility for free or reduced meal status, please submit one immediately. Applications can be downloaded from the district website or pick up an application from your child's school.

Please read the attached letter for more information.

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Important Tech Tip:

Please remind your students that they should power down their Chromebooks at least once a day and maybe at lunchtime as well. That will help the "glitchiness" many are experiencing.

iPads should also be rebooted occasionally to prevent connectivity issues. Instructions are below.

To turn off your Chromebook completely, try one of these options:

  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Power .
  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.
  • Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.
  • Press and hold the Power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out

To Power Down Your iPad:

  • Press and hold the On/Off/Sleep button at the upper-right corner of the iPad. Slide the bar to Power off.

How to Clean/Sanitize Chromebooks and iPads

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