Hiawatha Elementary

Week of April 5th

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Hello Husky Families-

We hope everyone had a great Spring Break and is staying healthy. Just a couple of reminders if you traveled during the week off of school. At this time, District 100 is not requiring testing or quarantine for state to state travel, but is following guidance for testing and quarantine for international travel. We encourage all families to follow guidance based on your travel destination and closely monitor symptoms when returning from travel. Please contact Nurse Cindy if you have any questions regarding travel or symptoms your family may be experiencing.

We look forward to starting Quarter 4 this week and welcoming back more students to hybrid learning. Just a reminder that we have a half day “remote learning” only for the morning of Tuesday, April 6th. Students will be back in the building for hybrid learning on Wednesday, April 7th.

Our hybrid learning plan was expanded for Quarter 4 and all students are invited to attend school Tuesday through Friday. Students should arrive at school between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. and will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Please contact us or call the office if you have any questions about hybrid learning for Quarter 4.

Do you have a child that will be turning 5 on or before September 1. 2021? If so, online Kindergarten registration has begun and we look forward to welcoming new kindergarten students next school year. Please see below for details regarding registration.

If your child is coming in next week, please be sure to respond to the self-certification email from noreply@raptortech.com. We appreciate your time and attention to this new system. One of the pieces of the self-certification form, is conducting a temperature check. In order to have a more accurate temperature during these winter months, we are asking families to take their child’s temperature at home. Students with a temperature above 100.4 should not come to school. Students experiencing any of the symptoms on the form will also not be able to enter the building. These pieces are critical in ensuring everyone’s safety as well as a successful hybrid plan. If your child is exhibiting symptoms, we are asking families to keep all children at home until the symptoms subside and you speak with our school nurse.

Please continue to make sure your child is in attendance everyday. Student attendance is very important to your child’s success this school year and we need to work together on this. Please remember that if your child is going to be absent for any reason, you need to call the school office at 708-795-2327 to report the absence.

Please remember to continue to do your part to help stop the spread of this virus in our community. Please remember to always wear your mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings.

Stay safe and healthy Huskies!

Jodi Meyer jmeyer@bsd100.org

Justin Gonzalez jgonzalez1@bsd100.org

Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Parent Handbook

Please remember that if your child is in hybrid we expect them to be in the building on their cohort days. Teachers have plans for them to be in school and unless there is a student illness please make sure they are in attendance on their scheduled days. Hybrid students should enter the building at the designated door between 8:30-8:45 a.m. This allows students to be ready for instruction to begin right at 9:00.

Remote Learning TIps

A few reminders to help remote learning be successful for your child…

  • Please make sure your child has their iPad and Logitech Crayon charged and is ready each day.

  • Keep your students schedule nearby to help them know what is coming next in their day.

  • Keep a small box of supplies near the child’s learning area so they can quickly have access to what they need throughout the day.

  • Headphones are also very helpful when you have more than one child on devices and will help everyone to focus.

  • A quiet area away from the tv is also very important.

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Social Work Support

My name is Katelyn McCloskey. I am the School Social Worker at Hiawatha. My role at Hiawatha is to work with students to help them be successful in the classroom through teaching coping skills, problem solving skills and expression of feelings. There are a lot of extra stressors put on children and families in the time of Covid-19. If you are ever in need of support please feel free to contact me.

Email: kmccloskey@bsd100.org

Spring break can be a time of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation for our students. It can also be a bit difficult for some students as it changes the students daily routine. The attached article has some good information on managing school holidays/breaks. Take some time to enjoy your family this spring break.


After School Clubs

OAV with Mrs. Ivnik:

Wednesday, 4/7 3:00-3:30

Student Attendance

Please remember every child should be logging into Clever and clicking their teacher's name/picture to connect to the 9:00 a.m. morning meeting to get their day started. If your child is going to be absent please call the school office to report the absence by 9:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Registration 21-22

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Meal Pick-Up

Meals available for all students and anyone 18 and under until June 30, 2021.Meals will be sent home with students at the end of each school day and curbside is available after dismissal.

Curbside Pick Up Times and Locations:

Mondays at Freedom, Heritage and Pershing 10am-12pm

Wednesday at Freedom 4pm-6pm

Tuesday-Friday Freedom and Heritage 12:30pm-1:30pm

Tuesday-Friday All Elementary Schools 11:45am-12:45pm

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Mark Your Calendar

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Be Safe! Be Responsible! Be Inspired!

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