Lions Park Remote Learning Update

LETTER FROM THE Princpal

Dear Lions Park Families,


It is hard to believe that today was our last day before Thanksgiving break. I hope that students, families and staff take advantage of the week off to rest, relax and recharge.


By now all families should have received report cards for your children. We hope you were able to take some time to celebrate things that are going well and to identify goals for areas to improve. We would typically have had parent and teacher conferences during these last two weeks, but we did not schedule them for this time because we had anticipated that some students would be in their first two weeks with a new teacher. As you have likely heard the transition to hybrid learning has been postponed until January 19th. In light of this news, we have decided to go ahead and hold conferences with current teachers between December 7th and January 14th. Because we were not able to afford much lead time for teachers regarding this plan, specific conference dates will vary from one teacher to another. All Lions Park teachers, including homeroom teachers, special area teachers, special education teachers MSS, LSS, multilingual supports, etc… will have three nights of conferences. You will be able to confer with as many of your child’s teachers as you wish, but you will have separate meetings with each teacher. The homeroom teacher conferences will be 20 minute slots as usual. Some other teachers may have shorter slots due to larger caseloads. We hope that this will still be convenient for families since all conferences will be held via Zoom, so you won’t have to leave your house for conferences. Prior to Friday, December 4th, we will send a link to the conference sign up. We will share the exact release time and date in advance of the sign up opening. As has been done in previous years, sign up will occur on Sign Up Genius. All conference slots will be selected on a first come, first served basis.


I wish you and your families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. During this season of gratitude, I want to take this opportunity to thank your children, your families and our staff for making our Lions Park School community such a wonderful place for all even during these difficult times. Your children deserve recognition for their resilience, hard work and positive attitudes as they have learned to attend school in a completely different way. I am so grateful to parents and guardians for your patience, flexibility and support during this year. The hard work, dedication and creativity of our staff has been a source of inspiration to students and adults who have had the fortune to witness their work.


Warmly,

Katie Kelly

Principal

Lions Park School

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, November 23-Sunday, November 29 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30 - Classes Resume

Volunteers Wanted

As we plan for the new reality of our arrival and dismissal when we begin hybrid, we would love to have some parent volunteers for arrival and dismissal, both in the morning and in the afternoon. If you are interested in assisting with a safe arrival and dismissal by helping students cross the street and/or helping maintain social distance, please fill out this form.

MRS. DAVIDOV'S 5TH GRADE CLASS PROJECT

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NEWS FROM THE LRC

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Read to Succeed Program has been suspended; we will not be participating this school year. However, any unused tickets earned during the 2020 season will be valid throughout the remainder of this year with block out dates. Additionally, they will also honor the ticket through August 31, 2021 to provide families with even more flexibility to visit. For more complete details of the park and hours of operation, please visit Six Flags Great America Chicago . Keep on reading!

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

If your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8:50-11:50 and 12:50-3:20), it is important that you report the absence to the Lions Park office at (847) 394-7330 or by using the form on our website. We appreciate your cooperation!

Technology Issues

Although technology can work well, there are times when it just does not work correctly. Teachers will not be available to respond to emails during instructional times. Instead, please submit a Remote Learning Technology Support form by clicking here. Once submitted, someone from our District Technology Team will contact you to provide assistance.



If you experience a technical issue, please follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem:


  • Restart the Chromebook (make sure it turns all the way off before turning back on).

  • Quit any unused applications.

  • Sign out of an application if it's not working, and sign back in.

  • Move closer to your internet router if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

  • Turn off any accessibility features i.e., contrast mode, special cursor that may be set on the Chromebook. These can cause applications to run slow.