News from Conyers Learning Academy

February 17th, 2021

Dear CLA Families,

We hope everyone was safe yesterday during our virtual snow day! Thank you for your flexibility and support with the virtual lessons.


For the next two weeks, we are running a Rolling Meadows Food Drive that will end with a few students getting the chance to throw a pie at the Principal. See the flyers below for more information. In addition, I can’t believe we are starting to talk about the 2021-22 school year already. Kindergarten Registration has opened for online registration. Please let us know if you have any questions as many of our students begin the transition to Kindergarten.


Important Dates in February and March

2/22 - Early Childhood ONLY - Non-Attendance Day

3/1-3/5 - Read-O-Rama Week

3/8 - Early Childhood ONLY - Non-Attendance Day

3/15 - Early Childhood ONLY - Non-Attendance Day

3/22-3/26 - Spring Break


Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Stay warm!


Matt Warren

Principal

Rolling Meadows Schools Food Drive

This year the PTAs at the five District 15 schools in Rolling Meadows will be participating in Food Drive from Feb.17th - Feb. 26th. Each school will be collecting food and other household essentials to be donated to one one of the local food pantries to help our local families in need. These dates were selected to align with one of the material pick dates to allow our Virtual Students and families to participate as well. For every item brought in, you child will be entered to win a chance to throw a pie in the Principals face! See the attached flyer from the PTA with the items needed. Our goal is to collect more than the other 4 schools!
Rolling Meadows Food Drive Flyer - English

Rolling Meadows Food Drive Flyer - Spanish

CLA Dine and Share Fundraiser

On Thursday February 25th, CLA has partnered with the "Taco Shop" in Palatine for a Dine and Share Fundraiser. Families can stop by and order food any time from 11:00am-8:30pm. Make sure to mention CLA when you place your order! Enjoy!!!

Taco Shop Fundraiser Flyer Eng/Spa

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open for Online Registration. All students who turn five-years-old on or before September 1st are eligible to attend Kindergarten in D15 next year.


For ALL students who attend CLA, when you register online, you will need to select “EXISTING D15 Families.” If your child has older siblings in elementary or junior high, you will also be asked to register them as well at the same time. The Infinite Campus site will require you to sign in with the username and password you previously created.


ALL Kindergarten students will be required to go into their home school and provide them copies of their child’s required medical forms, three proofs of residency, and birth certificate. The CLA Office will not be able to pass on the copies provided when you enrolled your child at CLA.


If you would like further information on the registration process, please refer to the CCSD 15 Registration Page on the website. https://www.ccsd15.net/Page/9066

If you are not sure which elementary school your child will attend, type in your address to this website - https://www.locatemyschool.com/map/ccsd15#


Students with an IEP - Every student with an IEP at CLA will have a transition meeting before the end of the school year to discuss your child’s kindergarten placement, services, and supports. For some students, they may be recommended to attend an elementary school other than their home school with a specific program. During this registration process, please submit all required documentation to your home school. If you have any questions, please contact the CLA Office.


Second Language Assessments
- Starting in March, all students attending kindergarten next

year will be required to fill out a new Home Language Survey form. These forms have been sent home with your child (virtual families will get the form at the next material pick up date). We ask that you compete and return this form as soon as possible. For any students who have a second language spoken at home, we will be scheduling a time to complete the language assessment while they are at school prior to the end of the year. This assessment will help determine if your child qualifies for Second Language supports and services in Kindergarten.


If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please do not hesitate to contact the CLA or your Home School Elementary Office for support.

5-Essentials Parent Survey

Every year the State of Illinois requires Parents, Staff, and Students to complete the 5Essentials Survey. Each school needs to have a specific number of families to complete the survey. We need your help to reach our goal! Please take a few minutes to complete the Parent 5Essentials Survey for CLA. If you have children at other D15 schools, you can complete the survey once for each school. Thank you for your input and help!


5Essentials Survey Link - https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/

Virtual Student Material Pick Up on Monday February 22nd

Pick Up Times - 9:30-11:30 and 1:00-7:00

Some of our Virtual students will have materials available for pick up on Monday February 22nd. Students in the following classrooms will have additional materials on Feb. 22nd:

Ms. Annie (Oravec)

Ms. H (Kim Heilbronner)

Ms. Jeannie (Whitfield)

Mrs. Jensen

Ms. Lauren (Schniers)

Ms. Monika (Bergen)

Ms. Taylor (Sharwell)


All materials will be located at DOOR 15 (Gym Entrance). We have made a small change to the hours for material pick up to avoid congestion in the parking lot with the buses in the morning. We have also added hours after school to help families who need to come and pick up materials after school. Please contact the office or your child’s classroom teacher if you are not able to pick up materials on Feb. 22nd. If you have any donations for the food drive, you can drop them off at this time with the staff.

CLA's Bilingual Liaison - Ana Flores

CLA is excited to introduce another new member to our team. Ana Flores is one of District 15’s Bilingual Parent Liaisons and she will be at CLA on Mondays and Tuesdays. Ana also supports other D15 sites and works at the POC and EPNRC throughout the week. She is a great resource for families and staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her with any questions or help finding community resources.
Phone # - 224-715-8099
Email - floresa2@ccsd15.net

Ana Flores’ Schedule

COVID-19 Testing Site in Palatine

There is a new No Cost COVID-19 testing location at the Community Resource Center in Palatine. Click on the link for further information.

English Flyer - COVID-19 Testing Site

Spanish Flyer - COVID-19 Testing Site

Russian Flyer - COVID-19 Testing Site

Ukrainian Flyer - COVID-19 Testing Site


Student Health Certification

As students return to school, parents are required to certify that their child is symptom and exposure free each day. Before you send your student to school, a parent must sign the student’s Health Certification lanyard for that day. By signing the lanyard every day you are certifying that the answers to the questions and symptoms below are all ‘no’.


  • Fever of 100.4° or higher
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain from unknown cause
  • New congestion/ runny nose
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue from unknown cause
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Have you been told by a contact tracer that your child has been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the last 14 days?


At the end of each week a new card will be placed in your child’s lanyard for the following week. Please note that the card must be dated and signed each day prior to school.


If a child comes to school and they do not have a lanyard or their lanyard is not signed, your child will be assessed by the school nurse, and a reminder note will be sent home, or phone call will be made. If the student shows any symptoms of COVID, they will be brought to the Protective Health Space and will need to be picked up from school immediately.


Additionally, if a student develops any symptoms of COVID throughout the school day (see list above), they will be brought to the Protective Health Space and will need to be picked from school immediately.


If your child was exposed to anyone who tested positive, please call our school nurse to discuss the necessary quarantine timelines.

School Nurse - Debbie Vojack - 847-963-3402

Contact Information at CLA

Our Administrative and Office team is here to support you and your family throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us.


Office Contact Information (for all office contacts)


Matt Warren - Principal - warrenm@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3405

Christy Loh - Assistant Principal - lohc@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3415

Megan McFalls - Assistant Principal - mcfallsm@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3404

Matt Stary - Assistant Principal - starym@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3492

Joe Koletsos - Student Services Coordinator koletsoj@ccsd15.net (847) 963-3426