Wild Rose Elementary

August 21, 2020

A Note From Mrs. Solomon

Dear Wild Rose Families,

WE DID IT !! School has begun both in-person and remote. I know there have been a few hiccups with technology and learning some new protocols, all and all, we have done accomplished great things!! Kids and adults are smiling!

Next week we will welcome our 3-5th grade students on Wednesday, for those who have chosen in-person learning, as well as, lunch will begin at school.

I hope you all have the most enjoyable weekend!

Mrs. Solomon

Schedule Change!

Schedules change on Monday! We will be starting our regular schedule with our K-2 friends! Student drop off is at 7:50. Please see the schedule below.


Monday, August 24th, Kindergarten students will begin their regular half day schedule.

  • AM Kindergarten: 8:00-10:15
  • PM Kindergarten: 11:25 - 1:40

1st - 2nd Grade

Monday, August 24th, 1st and 2nd grade students will begin their regular schedule.

  • 8:00 am - 1:40 pm
  • Lunch will be served

3rd - 5th Grade

Monday, August 24th - Tuesday August 25th, 3rd - 5th graders will be remote.

  • This remote day will be a regular day from 8:00 am - 1:40 pm.

Wednesday, August 26th, 3rd- 5th graders begin their regular, in-person schedules.

  • 8:00 am - 1:40 pm
  • Lunch will be served


Both Remote and In-Person students need to report absences to their home school. Please call the main office if your child will be missing school, whether they are in person or remote. Thanks!

Lunch Update

As we have our first lunches of the school year next week, please be mindful of what you are including in your child's lunch. Things they can open without adult assistance is preferred.There's a great visual below showing some suggestions.

Students will now be able to eat lunch in the cafeteria and gymnasium. There will be no more than 42 students in each area, with lunch supervisors present. Students will be socially distanced by at least 6 feet.

  • Students will need to wash hands prior to eating lunch.

  • Supervisors will distribute hand sanitizer to students after they are done eating. They can also choose to wash their hands in the bathroom.

  • Two classrooms will eat the cafeteria and two classrooms will eat in the gym.

  • Tables will be labeled with class codes, like we are used to, and they will also be color coded.

  • When students enter the cafeteria they are to report directly to a seat. Seats will be marked where a child can sit.

  • Students who are bringing lunch from home should individually carry their lunch into the cafeteria.

  • Once the lunchbox is opened and food is ready to eat, a child may take off their mask and place it in the plastic box for their mask.

  • When students are done eating, they are to put their mask back on.

  • Students discard their trash when they are dismissed to outside for recess.

  • Students ordering hot lunch will be called by table color/class up to grab their sacked hot lunch.

  • The tables will be cleaned and sanitized prior to and after a student's lunch time.

Students will be supervised by lunch supervisors while eating lunch and by their classroom teacher or other certified staff member when outside for their recess.

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Student Self-Certification IMPORTANT

Prior to your child arriving at school, you will need to certify that your child is free from Covid symptoms. This is a two step process:

  • Step 1: Log-in here, using your HAC credentials. Answer the questions honestly. If you receive the green "you are good to go" screen, your child is clear to come to school. You do not need to print the green ticket.
  • Step 2: Initial your child's luggage tag (that we will be providing you) signifying your completion of the online form.

Student's have a luggage tag and a weekly dated insert. This tag should hang on their backpack and serves as a quick way for teachers to check that children have been certified, prior to them entering school. Children who are not certified will not be allowed in school until they are certified.

Teachers will have the students replace the weekly insert on Fridays, prior to them leaving for the day. If your child is absent on a Friday or did not receive the new insert, feel free to just flip the previous week's insert over, date and initial it, and we will replace it with a new tag when they return to school.


Join the Orchestra!

Attention all 3rd Grade Families!

Your child may join the orchestra program here in D303!

Your child can participate in orchestra whether you have chosen in-person instruction or are a remote learner.

The instruments of the orchestra are: violin, viola, cello and bass

Here is a presentation about our Wild Rose Orchestra: Wild Rose Orchestra Program Information

Ready to Join? You can enroll right here! Orchestra Enrollment 2020 - 2021

Parents - Join us for one of two Zoom meetings where we will share a program overview presentation, safety precautions, and rental information. Both optional presentations are identical, and there will be opportunities to ask questions about our orchestra program.

Wednesday, August 26 7:00PM Orchestra (Click on the link below to attend)

Wed. Aug. 26 7:00PM Orchestra Program Overview Meeting

Thursday, August 27 7:00PM Orchestra (Click on the link below to attend)

Thurs. Aug 27 7:00PM Orchestra Program Overview Meeting

Looking forward to another wonderful year of orchestra here at Wild Rose!

For further information, contact Mrs. Rollins -- lori.rollins@d303.org

School Issured Devices and Tech Help

If you need technical support with devices, please use the live chat instead of their phone line. It can be found here: https://district.d303.org/elearning-tech-support

Devices will be brought home on a daily basis, and should be charged at home nightly. We will not be storing devices in classrooms.

Your child's email address is their 800#@students.d303.org. You find their 800#, which is their student ID, by logging in to your HAC account.

If you need assistance with passwords please contact your child's in-person or remote teacher.

Arrival and Dismissal Plans

THANK YOU for your patience as we work to adjust our arrival and dismissal plans.

We are adjusting and finalizing our procedures regarding our arrival and dismissal.

Parents are asked to use the car lane to drop their child off, if they are not taking the bus. Please do not walk children to their classroom doors, we will have staff supervising to help students get to where they need to be.

To help expedite our dismissal process, we are asking that those choosing to pick up their child have a name placard visible during pick-up. It can be placed in your window, on your windshield, or attached to the underside of your passenger visor. Placards should have been sent home this week please let us know if you did not receive one for your vehicle.

Please be aware that we are seeking additional assistance from our district administration as well as the sheriff's department to relieve the bottleneck of traffic. We are working on a couple of different systems and won't know what works until we have all students K-5 in-person. Please be flexible as we work through our system.

We appreciate your cooperation as we work to make arrival and dismissal as safe and efficient as possible.

Teacher Assignments

During this unique time of educating students in both remote and in-person settings, we are making every effort to balance class sizes and maintain a sense of community for all our students. As parents continue to request changes for their children, impacting both remote and in person class size, we will need to continue to shift personnel and adjust the remote and in person classroom makeups. While continuity is our goal, these adjustments may result in changes in placements. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide meaningful educational experiences for all our students.

Extra Extra!

As we will be wearing masks most of the day, it is important that your child packs at least one, if not two, clean masks in their backpack. If their mask gets wet or dirty, we want to make sure we have a new one for them to use. Keeping a baggie of extra masks in their backpack will help tremendously during the day!


Elementary students will not be allowed to eat in the classroom during instructional time. Teachers may provide a break, including while outside, for students to eat a snack.

I am also suggesting flip top/straw water bottles. These typically prevent spilling and are easier to access with masks.

Band Information

Hello, Incoming 5th Grade Families!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. We are excited to get the school year started and are hopeful that your incoming 5th grader will join the Band Program here in D303!

Band will look a little different at the beginning of this school year. Following guidelines set forth by the National Association of Music Education and D303, beginning band students will all begin learning the fundamentals of musicianship by starting instruction on percussion. As the school year progresses, and health guidelines change, students may transition to the wind instrument of their choice.

Would you like to know more about the ins and outs of the band program - including how to rent an instrument, when lessons meet, expectations of the program and more? This presentation will help! Beginning Band Program Overview

Join us for a Parent Informational Meeting on Zoom! Choose the meeting that works best for you. Meet the D303 band staff, and ask any additional questions you may have. Registration Links and Login codes will be sent out prior to the meeting.

Wednesday, August 26 6:00PM Beginning Band Parent Informational Meeting

Thursday, August 27 6:00PM Beginning Band Parent Informational Meeting

Already know your child will be joining band next year? You can enroll right here! Band Enrollment 2020 - 2021

Where to rent your percussion kit: D303 works with Quinlan and Fabish, a premier music instrument rental company. A Quinlan and Fabish representative visits your child’s school weekly for easy one stop shopping. Here is the link: https://www.qandf.com/percussion-combo-kit-rental/

Some Questions and Answers about Band This Year:

Will there be live lessons? YES. Band students will have lessons at school in a socially distanced classroom. Lessons will begin the week of September 7.

My student is studying remotely. Can they be in band? YES! I will be teaching lessons both in person and remotely. Lessons will begin the week of September 7.

Will there be Before School Band? Yes! D303 is committed to student and staff safety. Before school band will be held in smaller and socially distanced groups. Some weeks your child will come to school early for live group band, while other weeks they will join us virtually. This will allow all students to participate in group band, and maintain small numbers with social distancing. Before school rehearsals are planned to begin the week of October 12.

Will they be sharing instruments? All band members rent their own instrument. Musicians bring their own instrument to and from school for lessons, rehearsals and home practice. Musicians should also bring their own folding music stand to and from school for lessons and rehearsals.

What about concerts? Yes, there will be “concerts”, however performance opportunities will be done remotely or in a small group setting. We will not be holding traditional concerts this school year.

We’re looking forward to getting started with your new musician!

D303 Elementary Band Staff


HAC is opened for you to view your child's teacher information. Changes are still possible, so please double check your child's class assignment.

Your transportation information is also available. Please follow this link to access transportation information.

Young Rembrants - Drawing on Demand

Although we will not be holding Young Rembrandts before school, there is still an opportunity for your child to participate in the program remotely. through Young Rembrandts "Drawing On Demand" classes.

Drawing On-Demand! No schedules and no expiration… when you purchase an on-demand package we’ll send you a set of hour-long drawing classes right to your inbox. Have your kids draw whenever you need a break… 7am? 7pm? We’ve got you covered! Young Rembrandts is excited to offer a new series of drawings featuring our Founder, Bette Fetter as Instructor. These lessons provide fresh, interactive and fun content. E-drawing will continue to develop your little Artist's fundamental art literacy skills and academic knowledge and fun. Registered participants will receive a link to the online courses. Keep your kiddos busy with YR at home.

Supplies needed: a piece of paper, a pencil, a sharpie, and colored markers/crayons.

Families can choose from 8 different groups of lower cost video packages. (5 lessons for the price of 4= $40 ). These will be available thru December and possibly the whole school year. Parents pick ONE or MORE. It is their CHOICE.

REGISTRATION EMAIL LINK https://conta.cc/30pSKnm

PREVIEW VIDEO (1 minute) - https://www.viddler.com/v/19377b8b?secret=14534950

Health and Safety

For additional information regarding COVIT-19, please visit the following websites or call the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931.

Centers for Disease Control

Illinois Department of Public Health

Kane County Department of Health