ELC Principal Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Hello families & caregivers,

We have held three screenings and have been fortunate to welcome over 50 new families to our building. Our parking lot is very small and the D220 referendum will hopefully be extending our parking lot to make it easier for our families and staff.


Families that will be dropping off and picking up their child, please follow the steps below:


ELC arrival procedures


  • Please drive your vehicle to the ELC parking lot and find parking in the back rows

  • Do not drive through the bus lane or park in the bus lane

  • Stop for school buses displaying flashing red lights and an extended stop arm, which signifies children are entering or exiting the bus. Do not attempt to pass the bus.

  • Walk your child to the front entrance of the ELC; there will be staff members available to welcome students to the building at 8:00am (AM Preschool & Dual Language Kindergarten Arrival) and 12:05 (PM Preschool).


ELC dismissal procedures


  • Please drive your vehicle to the ELC parking lot and find parking in the back rows

  • Do not drive through the bus lane or park in the bus lane

  • Stop for school buses displaying flashing red lights and an extended stop arm, which signifies children are entering or exiting the bus. Do not attempt to pass the bus.

  • Meet your child at the front entrance of the ELC; there will be staff members that will bring your child outside at 10:27am (AM Preschool), 1:40 (Dual Language Kindergarten), and 2:27pm (PM Preschool).


Take care,

Ms. Michelle

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Erin's Law

Our School Psychologists and Social Workers will be presenting Erin's Law in all of our classrooms during the week of November 29th. Please review the following letter for further information.


Erin's Law at ELC

Volunteer Guidelines

Below are linked Volunteer guidelines provided by our school district. We have limited volunteers or guests in the building but are welcoming families that are visiting for educational purposes only.


Health Reminders

1. If your child is sick with covid symptoms, please keep all district 220 students at home and call our ELC School Nurse, Keri Personette, for further guidance.


Keri Personette, RN, PEL-CSN

kpersonette@barrington220.org

Phone: 224-770-4320

Fax: 224-770-4365


2. Our district Health and Wellness Policy supports the state level effort to combat childhood obesity. In addition, we have students in our school with allergies that we need to keep safe. In support of this effort, we do not celebrate birthdays with treats. We recognize that birthdays are an important occasion in a child's life, and we do honor that. Teachers have special birthday traditions in their classroom to recognize a child’s birthday. Please do not bring in treats into the building as we will need to send them home with your student. Thank you for honoring this decision as we support the health and wellness for all our students.

Transportation

Barrington Transportation Company's contact information in the event that your child is not picked up or if you want to reach them directly - (847) 381-1043.


If you have questions regarding your child's route or alternate transportation, please contact Megan Polzin - businfo@barrington220.org


*Kindergarten students will have different routes on early childhood screening dates. The following screening dates may impact the route times. Please review the screening dates below and the Ride 360 app for the most up to date information.


January 21st

March 4th


If you would like to request Alternate Transportation from a daycare provider or another location within Barrington 220 district boundaries, please request that directly at: https://bit.ly/3j4DVPA.

Important Dates Coming Up

  • November 4th: Fall Picture Day

  • November 5th: Inservice Day / No School for all students

  • November 24- November 26th: Thanksgiving Break

  • Week of November 29th: Erin's Law Presentations in classrooms

  • December 2nd: Fall Picture Retakes

  • December 23 - January 7th: Winter Break

  • December 21st: Winter Concert from Middle School Orchestra

  • January 10th: Students return to ELC after break!

  • January 17th: Dr. MLK Jr. Day / No School for all students

  • January 21st: Screening #4; No School for Preschool students

  • February 14th: Valentine's Day celebration

  • February 18th: Inservice Day / No School for all students

  • February 21st: President's Day / No School for all students

  • March 4th: Screening #5; No School for Preschool students

  • March 16th & 17th: Parent Teacher Conferences in evening

  • March 18th - March 25th: Spring Break

  • April 7th: Spring Picture Day

  • April 15th: Good Friday / No School for all students

  • May 30th: Memorial Day / No School for all students

  • June 1st: Last day of school!