East Leyden Parent Bulletin
February 5, 2021
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A Message from Dr. Manola
Good afternoon, and happy Friday! It’s hard to believe that we have made it to February, but the weather certainly reminds us that Winter is still here! We hope you and your entire family continue to be well and that you stay safe and warm, especially this weekend, as temperatures are continuing to drop. Please let us know if you need anything!
Looking ahead, we are beyond excited to welcome our Freshmen who have opted for in-person learning back into the building starting this Monday, February 8! As a quick reminder, here is the schedule for next week:
Monday, February 8: Freshmen Team A In-Person and our EL I students, with Freshman Orientation beginning at 8:00 am. All other students REMOTE.
Tuesday, February 9: Freshmen Team B In-Person and our EL I students, with Freshman Orientation beginning at 8:00 am. All other students REMOTE.
Wednesday, February 10: Freshmen Team A In-Person, along with our EL I students. All other students REMOTE.
Thursday, February 11: All students FULLY REMOTE, Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, February 12: Freshmen Team B In-Person, along with our EL I students. All other students REMOTE.
Each week, we will share the upcoming schedule to make sure everyone is on the same page. Please know that if you have any questions at all, reach out to our Principal or Assistant Principal’s office anytime:
Principal’s Office: 847.451.3023
Assistant Principal’s Office: 847.451.3025
Thank you for all you do and for our continued partnership. We truly appreciate you! Have a great weekend, and please stay warm!
Dr. Dominic Manola, Principal
Schedule for the week
CrisisGo Symptom Screener
As we plan for our return to in-person learning for those families who have selected to have their students come to campus, we wanted to let you know about an important step prior to coming in each day.
CrisisGo Safety iPass is the system used to send a daily self-certification form through email to the guardians of all students that have chosen to learn at school during the pandemic. Guardians need to submit the form every morning and students will then use a mobile app on their phones to show an entry badge while entering the buildings.
Please follow this link for additional information about the system and process
Buses will pick up students on the 7:25 am route to get them here on time. If students are being dropped off, we ask that they are dropped off or arrive no later than 7:50 am.
Leyden Celebrates Black History Month!
This week marks the first week of Black History Month. All month long, here at Leyden, we’re going to be highlighting Black historical figures who have shaped America in ways that may have gone unnoticed. We will be using Twitter to shout out these figures via our Twitter handle @leydenpride212.
Today, we’d like to highlight Claudette Colvin. Nine months before Rosa Parks led the now-famous bus-boycott, 15-year-old Colvin refused to give up her seat to a white person. She was arrested for this act and did not gain the notoriety or praise Rosa Parks did because of her age, look, and status in society. Learn more about her by following this link.
Special thank you to Gina Caneva here at East and Janine Asmus at West for helping develop our communications and messages throughout the month!
Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
The Parent-Teacher scheduler (PowerPTC) is now open. Parents/Guardians are able to sign up for conferences with their student's teachers.
Parents/Guardians will be able to select a 10-minute time slot between 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Interpreters will be available to assist parents/guardians if needed. To view instructions on how to schedule appointments please click
Virtual Residency Verification
You can find the online Residency Verification form as well as an instructional video at the Leyden website under the "Parents" section and select "Registration." This link will also direct you to the page. If you have any questions please contact the Assistant principals' office at 847-451-3025.
Follow this link to go directly to the survey.
NEW!!! Social Work Office Hours
If your child could use the support or connection with one of our social workers, please encourage them to attend our new social work virtual office hours. Details here.
Course Selection for School Year 2021-22
Course requests for the 2021-22 school year will be final on Wednesday, February 10. If your child did not attend their course selection meeting, please contact your child’s counselor prior to Wednesday.
Student Services and Hybrid
The priority for students during in-person learning is that they remain in class. For students who need immediate assistance from a Social Worker or Counselor, a drop-in center will be available between 8:30a-12:30p. Throughout hybrid learning, social workers and counselors will continue to meet remotely with students via virtual appointments.
SAT Prep Course
Registration for the SAT Prep Courses is now open and runs through Friday, February 5.
Free Virtual Tutoring
Free virtual tutoring is available for Leyden students. Follow this link for more information.
Cap & Gown
Follow this link to place your cap & gown order.
We are accepting selfies for the 2021 yearbook. Please see our website for more information.
Do you need a quiet and safe place to study? Sign up for Open campus here!
Summer School 2021
To view information about Summer School 2021 & Behind-The-Wheel please click here
Registration Office: 847.451.3025
Dean's Office: 847.451.3032
Bilingual Office: 847.451.3063
Tech Support: 847.451.5591 or
Hot Spot Request or Email Update: 847.451.3025