Elmwood Express

January 7th, 2022

From the Principal's Desk...

Elmwood Families,

2022 has arrived and it has arrived with a whirlwind. This past week we navigated through the first week back after a long break, below freezing weather and of course COVID-19. Thank you for all your support and patience during this time.

As a reminder, if your child is sick or has flu-like symptoms, keep them home and send an email to our attendance clerk. The Elmwood attendance email is ewattendance@epcusd401.org . Please include the following information in your email:

  • Your child's first and last name
  • Your child's grade level and teacher
  • Your child's ID number
  • Reason for absence and duration of absence

If needed, you can still call our absence line at 708-583-6260

Absence calls and emails must be received by 8:30 AM. Thank you for your cooperation!

The nurse and/or office clerk will help you navigate through the COVID protocols if necessary. We all need to do our part to ensure that the kids, staff and community stay safe.

A few additional reminders:

  • ACCESS testing for all English Language Learners will begin on Jan. 12th.
  • There is no school on Monday, January 17th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
  • There is no school for students on Friday, January 28th for a teacher institute day.
  • Please send students to school with warm coats, hats, and gloves. We will go outside if the weather allows us to.

We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday break! We look forward to an amazing 2022. As always if you have any questions please reach out to one of us.

Thank you,

Mr. Lerner & Mrs. Hagins

12+ Booster Event

We will be hosting a Pfizer booster vaccination event on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Elmwood Elementary School. This event is for anyone who is fully vaccinated and would like to receive the Pfizer booster shot if they are 12 years or older. It is open to students, staff, families and the community. You can sign up here!

Join us for a School Safety Overview

Join us at Elm Middle School on January 20th, 2022 for a school safety overview! The presentation will begin at 6:00 PM and will include information on school safety drills and school supports. All district families are welcomed to attend.
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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 10th- Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting at 3:45. Please contact Dr. Kari Smith at smithk@epcusd401.org for more information or to RSVP.

Thursday, January 13th- Pfizer Booster event at Elmwood Elementary School for those 12 and older.

Monday, January 17th- No School- MLK Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 19th- Board of Education Meeting at Elmwood Park High School @ 7:00 PM

Friday, January 28th- Teacher Institute Day- No School for Students