Message from the Principal

September 14 ,2020

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Message from the Principal

Dear Central Road Families,

Thank you for picking up your child’s additional classroom resources on Thursday. If you were unable to make it, we still have the items for you. Please stop by our school office during our hours of 8:00 am- 4:30 pm.

In preparation for in-person learning, Central Road has created a video that provides students with a visual of our new arrival procedures. Teachers will be showing the video to students and answering any questions, prior to the student’s return date.

Arrival Video

The self-certification process is an important collaborative process between Central Road and families. If your child is returning to in-person learning, please sign the self-certification card in the lanyard that was provided to you during our first supply distribution. Parent signatures are required daily. If you need a new lanyard, please visit our school office prior to your child’s return date. Thank you for helping us to ensuring everyone’s safety.

Our PTA will be hosting a Chalk the Walk event on Saturday, September 26th, and Sunday, September 27th. Students will be invited to draw pictures of Wolfie on sidewalks in our community. Mr. Meyers will provide students with lessons on how to draw a wolf during art class. There will be additional information shared soon.

Young Rembrandts, an after school art program, is offering virtual classes. For more information and to sign-up, please visit their website.

Let’s make it a great week!


Patti Van Winkle

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Mask Requirements for In-Person Learning

Students will be required to wear face coverings at school. Face coverings must cover a student’s nose and mouth. A face shield may not be a replacement for a mask, but can be worn in addition to the mask. We kindly ask families to send an extra face mask to school, in case a mask needs to be replaced during the day. ISBE recently changed its guidance and gaiter masks are no longer permitted.

Parent/Caregiver MAP Testing Tips

Before Testing Administration

  1. Prepare district-issued Chromebook device for testing using the Device Setup guide

  2. Confirm that the communication platform (GoogleMeets/Go Guardian) is working and that the student can communicate effectively with the school proctor

  3. Make sure that the student has access to any accommodations that they need and have been approved by the school/district (pencil/paper, calculator, bi-lingual dictionary, etc.)

  4. Work with the student to develop a plan on how to minimize distractions that could occur during the test

During Test Administration

  1. Help student to login using the test session name and password provided by the proctor

  2. Ensure that the student is following all rules laid out by the school/district and that the student is not using unapproved devices or accommodations

  3. Monitor progress of the student and ensure that technical difficulties are not preventing the student from trying their hardest

  4. Be prepared to contact the proctor should any technical issues arise

  5. Enable the student to demonstrate what they are ready to learn by not providing assistance in answering questions

Ending Test Session

  1. Help your student shut down the MAP Growth assessment window

  2. Ask the student how the assessment went, what they think they did well, and what questions they found most challenging

If your child does not complete the MAP assessment in this window the test will not be scored.

Here are some additional resources for families from NWEA. Family Toolkit

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District 15 In-Person Re-Entry Schedule

Monday, September 21: Kindergarten

Week of September 21: MAP Testing- Grades 2-6

Monday, September 28: Grades 1-2 and self-contained early childhood

Monday, October 5: Grades 3-4

Tuesday, October 13: Grades 5-8 and ECDEC

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Technology Support

For assistance with technology, parents or students should call the school’s office or email, Mrs. Sasaki, We can assist with troubleshooting or, if necessary, can replace a broken device with a loaner.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, September 19th- No School- District 15 E- Learning Day

  • Monday, September 21st- In-person Kindergarten classrooms return to Central Road

  • Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th- PTA Chalk the Walk

  • Monday, September 28th- In-person Grades 1-2 classrooms return to Central Road

District 15 Newsetter

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District 15 Community eFlyers

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