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School-wide Sing-Along with Mrs. Locke via Zoom

You're invited to join our school-wide Holiday Sing-Along on Friday, December 18th starting at 2:30 pm via Zoom. Mrs. Locke will lead everyone through some wonderful songs.

Please be sure to:

- Use 1 device to Zoom together as a family (we're limited to 300 "zoomers" total)

- Keep yourself muted so everyone can hear Mrs. Locke

- Use the Zoom info below to access the event

- Sing loud and have fun :)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 836 0250 9327
Passcode: monday

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder: Winter Break (No School)

Please remember that school is not in session from Monday (12/21/20) through Friday (1/1/21). The school will resume (full-day remote) on Monday, Jan. 4th.

So what schedule are we using on Jan. 4?

We will continue using the full-day remote schedule until we return to in-person learning. We are hoping to start in-person in mid-January. This means that on Jan. 4th we will run the same schedule as we have been during the month of December.

Food Pantry Donation- THANK YOU!

Thank you to all our families who donated to the food pantry during last week's material pick up. We were able to donate a van-full that will ultimately go towards the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Student/Family Wellness Screener

Please consider completing our student and/or family wellness screener, so we can know how our staff can support you. Thank you!

Link: https://forms.gle/3B3J5BCQgm2wYQWV8

iPad Battery Issues: Troubleshooting

Please click here to access some tips for troubleshooting your iPad battery

CATs Time Reminder

Students engage in CATs every day (during their time at home) via Zoom. Students' participation in CATs each day is expected, so please support your child by setting reminders and timers for when their CATs starts. Please see the charts below for the CATs time. You can access the Zoom link on your child's SeeSaw/Google Classroom.

4th Grade: 8:55-9:35

3rd Grade: 9:45-10:25

5th Grade: 10:35-11:15

Kindergarten: 12:05-12:45

1st Grade: 12:50-1:30

2nd Grade: 1:35-2:15

Please note the Zoom info for PE has changed since the start of Dec. Mrs. Miller's PE Zoom info is below:

Link: https://ccsd93.zoom.us/j/6445622332?pwd=UW5EWGNTVGZCWXlONkJUODBFMTdSUT09#success

Code: 644 562 2332

Password: PEmiller


Every morning, students will join a class-wide Zoom meeting where they will check-in with their teacher. As a part of this meeting, the classroom teacher will take attendance. It is crucial that students make every effort to attend these meetings daily. For those who do not attend, they will be marked as "absent," and the CSS main office will reach out to families to verify their absence from school that day.

Preparing for In-Person Learning

Change is difficult for most of us. Check out some of the following tips to get you and your family ready for in-person learning.

Tips for Families:

- Stick to a bedtime (make sure they're getting 8+ hours of sleep)

- Create an evening routine checklist (set an alarm, charge my device, set out my clothes)

- Create a morning routine checklist (eat my breakfast, gather all my supplies (mask included), use the restroom, etc.)

- Set an alarm for when to depart for school

HOLD onto any boxes and paper

We're encouraging families to NOT throw out cardboard boxes and/or paper during winter break. These items may be used for hands-on activities planned by your child's teacher.

Need help- who to contact:

Technical issues (logging into your device, accessing apps, Zoom connectivity): contact Mrs. Spadlowski at 630-588-5417

Learning Activities posted on SeeSaw: contact your child's teacher directly via SeeSaw/Google Classroom, email, or by phone.

Miscellaneous: contact Principal Kyle at 847-802-2505 or email him directly kyles@ccsd93.com

Mr. Kyle's Contact Info - PLEASE SAVE

Communication is more important than ever, so please be sure to save Mr. Kyle's contact information below into your phone for quick and easy calls/texts from him. Thank you!

Mr. Kyle: 847-802-2505