August 6th, 2021
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Additionally, welcome to all of our families. We know that in order to provide the best education for each of our students, it is important to work together as a team, both staff and families. We have upcoming events, such as Open House, where we would love to see as many of our families as possible. We will have events throughout the year to help build our students both academically as well as socially. And lastly, we always focus on communication because we all know that we have the same goal - to do what is best for each of our students.
We are Covington Community. And we are here for each other.
New Staff at Covington
We have several new staff members that are joining our Covington Community this year. Please welcome:
- Jessica George - Kindergarten
- Nicole Ranieri - Grade 2
- Ariana Munoz - Grade 5
- Alex Montes - Resource
- Ashley Lettiere - Title I Intervention
- Rebecca McNaughton Smith - Instructional Aide PreK
- Trinity Lee - Art (Day 4)
- Beth Keblusek - Media Center (Day 4)
I am so excited to welcome each of these individuals to our staff and they are all eager to get to know and work with our students and community.
School Supply Drop Off
If you cannot make it during the day, we also will have the option of coming to the building from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. to drop off supplies in the classrooms. Please note though that not all staff will be in the building for the evening option.
Covington Open School Open House
Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 6-7:30pm
9130 South 52nd Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Map
Students walking to and from school should utilize crossing guards.
Staff members monitoring student drop off at the designated grade level doorways enter the building at 8:25 a.m. Students arriving after 8:30a.m. must enter through the Main Office.
Students being dropped off by car at Door 2 will enter Door 2 and walk to their designated grade level door.
Students walking to school will line up by their designated grade level door
Traveling east on 92nd St past 52nd Ct is not permitted during drop-off times.
52nd Ct. is one way north from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m
Health and Safety Plan
Effective immediately, students, staff, and visitors will be required to properly wear face coverings while indoors in all District 123 schools and on all District 123 school buses.
Families should continue to keep their children at home if they display any signs of infectious illness or have a temperature above 100.4.
Return to in-person learning and regularly scheduled extracurricular programs.
Continue to have dedicated time to practice hand-washing.
Be given age-appropriate instruction on proper respiratory etiquette.
Practice social distancing to the extent possible.
Use temperature checks during the start of the school day.
Isolate students within the building if they begin to display symptoms of infection.
District 123 will:
Implement a voluntary COVID-19 screening and testing program in partnership with the University of Illinois and the SHIELD program.
Utilize enhanced cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation.
Continue to follow quarantine, isolation, and contact tracing protocols as recommended by the CDC/IDPH/ISBE.
I will be sharing more specific Covington information next week.
First Day of School
Incoming Kindergarten students will begin with a full day on Friday, August 20th.
Health and Safety Protocols
Throughout this entire planning process, we have made it a point to prioritize the health and safety of all of the members of our Covington Community. In order to assure this, we will be making it a point to have scheduled times so that students are washing their hands a minimum of four times per day. In order to minimize the amount of interaction between individuals, we have taken measures such as having scheduled washroom breaks for classes and practicing social distancing throughout the school building.
Additionally, masks are to be worn in our buildings at all times with the exception of while the students are eating lunch. Please take time to talk to your students about the importance of wearing a mask and how it should be properly worn. Take some time over the upcoming weeks practicing to wear it especially for longer periods of time. With that, we intend on using our outdoor spaces as much as possible for lunch, recess, or other breaks so that students can take their masks off while socially distancing when weather permits.