March 16, 2020-Afternoon
Virtual Spirit Week-
Monday, March 16-Pajama Day-Read a book in your PJ's
Tuesday, March 17-St. Patrick's Day-Wear your green! Share your favorite story of a family tradition or ethnic custom.
Wednesday, March 18-Wellness Wednesday-Dress for comfort. Take some time journaling, reflection, deep breathing or yoga. Take care of yourself.
Thursday, March 19-Sports Day-Get active, exercise is very important for your immune system. Get active! Put on your active workout gear. Take a walk with your family or get active indoors or outdoors with an online video, jumping jacks or running in place, etc.
Friday, March 20-School Spirit Day-Share your Lincoln Pride! Wear your Lincoln Spirit Wear and tell us why you are proud to be a Lincoln Leopard!
Good afternoon, Lincoln families. I would first like to say I hope everyone is well. We are obviously navigating some interesting times, but know that we are here for you and we will all get through this together. Above is our first submissions from our virtual spirit week. Please share photos this week and next, or share them on Twitter using our @LincolnD303.
As our mission and theme this year, Lincoln is #buildingsomethingawesometogether. Our students and staff can participate and stay connected through our online learning that is described below along with participating in our virtual spirit week and continuing to read BOB together along with some other shared online experiences we will have over our time apart. We even have an opportunity to write to local seniors during this time. Have your son or daughter write a letter and you can mail it to the address at the bottom of this newsletter or drop it off at Lincoln and I can send it to them. I am sure this would brighten their days during this time.
Staff members have spent their weekends and today preparing dynamic e-learning opportunities to ensure students will continue to have access to learning during the mandatory closure of classes in all public schools. While staff across the district have done an excellent time putting this plan together over the past few days, please know that this is a work in progress and not intended to replace what takes place daily in our classrooms. Later today, your child’s teacher will reach out to you or your child about where to find the learning opportunities that will start tomorrow.
Teachers will also outline what to expect in the coming weeks and what communication between teacher/student/parent will look like.
Here are the platforms for communication different grade levels will be using:
Kindergarten- Google Slides
First Grade- Google Slides
Second Grade- Google Slides
Third Grade- Google classroom
Fourth Grade- Google classroom
Fifth Grade- Google classroom and Zoom for live read aloud
Communication about e-Learning lessons will go out later today or by tomorrow morning from teachers to students or parents (depending on the grade level).
A limited number of staff members will be in the schools to answer phones between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM at the elementary schools and district office. Parents should only come to school if it is essential. Contact the school office before coming to the building.
Families who need assistance with food can come to Thompson Middle School Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for grab and go meals that will last two days.
The District 303 website is being updated regularly with information related to COVID-19, e-Learning and community resources.
If you do not have internet access at home and live in an area with Comcast service, they have recently offered free and low-cost internet access options for those in need. If Comcast service is not available we have a limited number of internet hotspots available, please contact the D303 IT Services office at (331) 228-5188.
D303 has implemented an online chat support solution. This is the best way for families to get support. We will be able to assist you during normal business hours, but if you leave a message, the support staff will follow up with you the next business day. Please click the following link to access chat: https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/
For families who need immediate technical assistance, please contact the HelpDesk Phone Support number between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 331-228-4357.
For chromebook replacement for broken devices please visit Thompson Middle School between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m Monday through Friday
Take the time while you are home to write to our local seniors.
They visited during Veteran's Day.
Along with reading with students, it would be great for you to take the time to write a brief letter to them.
I can mail it to them if you drop it off at school, or mail it yourself.
Covenant Living of Geneva, 27 Bennet, Geneva, IL 60134.