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May 3 - 7, 2021

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5/3-5/7: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

5/10-5/14: MAP testing in homerooms, Grades 2-5

5/28 - Tentative Last Day of School

Click here to view the full calendar

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Spirit Days This week

  • Tuesday, May 4 - Star Wars Day

Registration for 21-22 School Year

Registration is now open for the 2021-22 school year. Click the REGISTRATION link on the rtsd26.org website and sign in to PowerSchool to complete the registration process.

Please complete the registration by May 15, 2021.

Jump Ropes

If your student borrowed a jump rope from the school to participate in the jump rope for heart challenge, please return it to the main office.

MAP Testing - Grades 2-5

ALL second through eighth grade students will take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment the week of May 10-14. The MAP test is a standardized assessment designed to measure student proficiency of standards and individual growth over time.

The MAP assessment provides our district with important data to drive decision making. This assessment is used to help determine placement in accelerated programs and intervention services. This year’s data will also help us monitor and respond to the effects of the pandemic on student learning. It is very important that ALL of our students take the MAP tests this spring.

Students will take two MAP assessments, one in reading and one in math. Students will be scheduled for two testing days, and the test will take between 60-90 minutes each.

Remote students will be taking the test at school. COVID protocols and social distancing will be followed. A schedule for testing will be shared by Wednesday, May 5. If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact me. We are asking ALL remote students to participate in this important assessment.

Class Sectioning for 2021-2022 School Year

This is the time of year that our staff begins the process of student/teacher assignments for the 2021-22 school year. Your child’s classroom teacher, the grade-level teaching team, all of our specialists, and the administrative team each play a role in the process. We work to place each of the children into the very best setting that we can. We consider learning styles, student personalities, class size, student academic strengths and needs, and we strive for a heterogeneous class makeup (full range of abilities).

While requests for specific teachers are not accepted, you are welcome to submit a letter to Mr. Timmins no later than Friday, May 14, 2021 describing your child’s characteristics as a learner and their needs in school.

Please keep in mind that we will accept the following information from parents:

  • If an older child in your immediate family had a teacher and you’d like to request that a younger sibling not have the same teacher, please share this information.

  • If you know that your child must be separated from a specific child to optimize your child’s learning experience, please share this information.

  • If there is information about your child’s learning style that you feel is pertinent, please share this information.

Please remember: Parental requests for specific teachers or classrooms are NOT accepted.

Factoring in all of the above variables as we create class lists is a delicate balancing act. We take great care with all of this and appreciate your understanding and support as we move through this complex planning process.


Please make sure student masks are being washed between uses. Thank you!
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PTC Portal

Indian Grove Parent Teacher Council

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
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Capannari Coolest School Fundraiser

Happy Spring, Indian Grove! We are so excited to once again participate in the 2021 Coolest School Promotion! This years contest is going to be similar to the 2020 Fall promotion.

All ice cream orders will need to be placed on your schools specific “Online Order Up Day”. Please click on this link. Your virtual order up day is Thursday, April 29th, 2021! You will then pick up your order on Saturday May 1st, 2021 at the Capannari warehouse between the hours of 11am - 3pm.

The warehouse address is: 701 N Wheeling Rd. Mt Prospect, IL, 60056.

Instructions for pickup: When you get to our warehouse, please head to the back entrance. Someone will be there to greet you. Please stay in your vehicle, we will get your name and within 3-5 minutes, we will run your order out to your car.

The event flyer can be viewed here.

Box Tops for Education

Earn FREE money for Indian Grove!

Look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products you know and love! Buy the products, scan your receipt with the Box Tops mobile app and automatically earn 10¢ Box Tops for Indian Grove. Some of the products that earn money for Indian Grove include Annie's Mac and Cheese, Annie's Granola bars, Cheerios, Corn Chex, Yoplait Go Gurt! and lots more. Click here to learn more: https://www.boxtops4education.com/Participating-Products-Page

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