The Fairview Connection

AUGUST 27, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


It is a great feeling to have the first full week of the school year completed. We had a successful week here at Fairview, and it has been nice to reconnect with and get to know our students over these first eight school days. The start to a new school year always comes with some challenges as we settle into new routines, so I thank you for your patience and kindness as we are getting back into the swing of things. One of the unique challenges we continue to face operating our school during the pandemic is the required quarantining of students who have COVID symptoms, are exposed at home to COVID symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19 or have COVID-19 themselves. Please read this guidance document from district administration regarding what should be expected when students are given the option to “Zoom in” to the classroom if a student is required to quarantine.


It was wonderful to see so many parents at our optional informal meet and greet on Monday evening. We also were thrilled that we had such a large number of parents attend our classroom presentations later in the evening. Our success as a school stems from our partnership with families, so thank you for your commitment to your child and Fairview School! If you didn’t have time to watch this welcome video that was linked to the Back-to-School Night agenda, I encourage you to do so sometime this weekend.


Starting next week and continuing through September 10th, students will be engaging in our fall assessments. We gather data from a variety of sources to help us best instruct our students throughout the school year. Students will take the MAP assessment (Measures of Academic Progress) on Monday and Tuesday for both reading and math. This assessment helps us to analyze student growth over time and helps teachers identify specific skills to target when instructing each child. Students will also take the CBM-Math CAP (Curriculum Based Measure – Math Concepts and Applications), which is a universal screening assessment that provides information on each student’s current math abilities. The CBM-Reading screener will also be administered to measure students’ reading fluency, which is an excellent predictor of overall reading success. Lastly, the Fountas & Pinnell running record assessment provides teachers with good information about students’ fluency and reading comprehension. All of this data is valuable to us in determining what concepts to focus on with each child and where extra support may be needed to close any achievement gaps. Student reports from the MAP assessment will be sent home later this fall. We provide information to parents about the MAP assessment, because it is a comprehensive measure of math and reading ability and shows student growth over time. If you would like further information regarding how your child scored on any of these other measures, please email your child’s teacher to inquire. Any of this information can be made available to you if you’d like it. For more information about some of these assessments, please see our District 57 assessment page.


Thank you again for all of your support at home as we’ve opened a new school year. We know you are working hard as parents, and we appreciate it. If you ever need anything as the year progresses, please know that we are a phone call or email away. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,


Dan Ophus


Fairview Principal

Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328

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CHORUS IS BACK FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS!!!

Does your child like to sing, make new friends, and/or want to develop more confidence and creativity? If so, Chorus is a great place to do all of this and more! Click here for more information and permission slip to join. Forms due 9/3. Any questions, please email Mrs. Happ chapp@d57.org


BUS TRANSPORTATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR BEFORE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.

FAIRVIEW SPIRIT WEAR IS NOW ON SALE

Fairview spirit wear is now available. Click on the cheerleader to see the selection available this year and for online ordering instructions. Order deadline is September 10...place your order today.


Click on the cheerleader to shop now!

Access code is FAIRVIEW (all caps no spaces)


Any questions, please contact Audrey Canavino at acanavino@gmail.com

REMEMBER...MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHEN ENTERING OUR BUILDING


Masks need to be worn by all adults even if you are just dropping something off in the office for your student.

FAIRVIEW'S PTO ROCKS!!!!

Thank you for supplying each and every student with a Fairview take-home folder and a Captain Feather's mask.


It’s going to be a great year!

STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCEDURE

The office's procedure for those times when you need to sign your child in or out of school has changed. We maintain an electronic sign-in/sign-out sheet in the office so all you have to do is drop your student off (if arriving late) and we will sign them in and get them down to their class. If you need to sign your child out, ring the doorbell, tell us who you are picking up, and we will send your student out the front door.

FAIRVIEW'S ATTENDANCE LINE



Please make note that our attendance line phone number is the school's general phone number, 847-394-7320 and then press"1." The attendance line is available 24/7 for your convenience.

STUDENT SAFETY

We have many students who ride their bikes to school. Bike riders should always observe bike safety rules. Bike riding is not allowed in the bus turnaround at any time during the school day.

It is the intent of the school, and District 57, to provide a safe and healthy environment for children.


We are asking that you please not bring your dog/pet on school property for the safety of all our children. We have students who are afraid of dogs or are allergic.

STUDENT WATER BOTTLES & LUNCH BOXES



Please make sure that your child's name is on their water bottle and lunch box so that if it gets misplaced it can quickly be returned to him/her.

BIRTHDAYS

The Fairview PTO has a wonderful history of giving students a book for their birthday. For the 2021-2022 school year, they are continuing that tradition. If your child is celebrating a birthday this month and interested in a birthday book please have them go onto ClassLink on their chrome book and go to the Birthday Book link.

P.E. CLASS EXCUSALS

Is your child injured or unable to participate fully in gym class due to a medical reason? If your child needs to be excused from gym class or has limited physical capabilities, we require a note. A parent note can be written for up to one week (3 P.E. classes). If the duration is longer than one week, a doctor's note is required. Notes can be submitted to the nurse, Kelly Brunning, at kbrunning@d57.org, faxed to (847) 394-7328, or dropped off at the main office.

BUS BULLETIN

Throughout the year buses may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., vehicular congestion; train traffic, weather, mechanical issues, etc.). The district has been using Bus Bulletin for several years now and is confident that this online notification system is the best way to inform parents should the need arise. Click on the bus for more information and to register.

KEEP THE FRONT OFFICE INFORMED

When emailing your student's teacher regarding vacation plans, illness, doctor appointments, etc., please include the front office staff in your communication.


Also, please contact Fairview School’s office if your home/cell phone number, emergency contact numbers, or email address have changed.


If you have moved, please immediately contact the front office so we can update your student's records.


Chris Trezise, 847-394-7320, ext. 4001 - ctrezise@d57.org

Carolyn Young, 847-394-7320, ext. 4000 - cyoung@d57.org

FOUND AT BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC

MAN'S WEDDING RING...PLEASE CONTACT FAIRVIEW'S FRONT OFFICE IF YOU THINK IT BELONGS TO YOU.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EVACUATION PROCEDURES

PLEASE READ THIS AS IT INFORMS YOU WHERE FAIRVIEW'S RELOCATION SITE IS IF WE NEEDED TO EVACUATE OUR BUILDING IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

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