Anderson School News! 9/15/20

Digging "IN"to Learning!

iReady! A great way for us to know our student's learning needs

Click below to see the parent letter from D303 regarding iReady.

IReady Parent Letter

Here is a very helpful page if you are interested in learning more about iReady.

D303 iReady Resources Page

Now that we have finished the fall diagnostic, we will be sending home your child's iReady Diagnostic reports when the assessment window is closed. These results will also be uploaded into the Home Access Center (HAC).

Coat, Hat, Gloves, Oh My!

Hello Anderson Families,

The weather is changing quickly and I want to remind you that we will be going outside as much as possible this year for PE. I need you to send your student with a coat, hat and gloves. Being outside gives us an opportunity to take our masks off and the ability to learn, move and play in a more meaningful way. Thank you

Erin's Law Presentations Coming Soon

I wanted to inform you about Erin’s Law, an Illinois law that requires public schools to provide a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program in grades PreK-12. Named after sexual abuse survivor Erin Merryn, Erin’s Law will be implemented again this year in all District 303 Schools utilizing the Child Protection Unit of the Second Step resource.

Starting next week, several lessons will be facilitated by our school social worker, school psychologist, and the classroom teacher. The lessons will address identifying safe and unsafe touch, private body part rules, and learning ways to stay safe.

For more information about Erin’s Law, you can access a short video at the link below.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you,

Mr. Jarot


A few reminders from the health office. If you have one child who has any symptoms that could be related to COVID (fever of 100.4 or higher, headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, congestion, runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue, muscle or body aches) keep all of the rest of the siblings home, even if they are well until a clearance note is provided to return to school (see chart). If you pick up one child up from school with any symptoms related to COVID, you must pick up their siblings also. If you work in the district and you or your child goes home sick with these symptoms, all family members in D303 must go home. Your school nurses can help you in determining your options for the symptomatic child and the siblings to return to school. Please certify your child every morning.

Anderson health office (331) 228-3304

Picture Re-Take Day and Remote Learning Student Pictures are coming soon!

You are not satisfied with your child's picture, we have Picture Retake Day on Thursday, Oct. 15th.

Simply follow the steps listed below to order your pictures.

1. Click on this link:

2. Enter our School Order Code: 50670MA

3. Follow all the steps online. (Enter your child's information and select your picture package)

Note: You do not need to print the receipt and turn it in as prompted.

Remote Learning Student's Picture Day:

We just scheduled Thursday, October 15th as Picture Day for our Remote Learning Students. More detailed information will be coming later.

Here are the basics. We will be creating a sign-up system where you can pick a time for your student's picture. Families will drive through the bus lane, students will get out quickly, have their picture taken, then return to their parent's car. Again, more details will be coming out soon. Save the afternoon (2:00-4:30) of 10/15 for Remote Learning Picture Day!. Sign Up slots coming soon.

From the Anderson PTO

We NEED you!

We don't know exactly what volunteering will look like this year but we still want to have volunteers ready when needed. If you are interested in helping for home or in person (when we are allowed to) please fill out the linked form and we will contact you when we need your help. CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer!

Yearbook Needs You!

We are looking for people to head the yearbook committee. The committee helps take and gather pictures throughout the school year. Pictures are then uploaded and formatted into the yearbook pages. If you are interested in helping make our yearbook great this year please contact Lisa at:

Also don't forget to send us your pictures from the first days of school. Whether you are learning virtually or in person we want all Anderson Foxes to be represented in our yearbook. Pictures can me be emailed to

Portillo's Dine Out Fundraiser

Dine out at Portillo's in Elgin on Tuesday, September 22nd from 5:00-8:00. Bring in this flyer or show it on your smartphone and 20% of the proceeds will benefit our school.