Weekly Communique

April 9, 2021

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Thought from Dr. Pacatte

As we work our way towards the end of the school year, I’d like to encourage everyone to not only hang in there but remind you that we have all gone through this pandemic together. Everyone’s lives continued as we moved through this. Just because there was a pandemic doesn’t mean the things that happen in “regular life” stopped. Families experienced illness, loss, financial challenges, and ongoing uncertainty amplified by our situation. Please remember that the people answering the phones, our instructional staff, drivers, administrators, staff, and their families are in the struggle with you.


For some, it is a great opportunity to still have a job to come to everyday. For others, it is difficult to be away from something at home, but necessary to support the family. I am so proud of the work everyone is doing to hold things together to finish the year strong Things continue to change daily, and we have to find a way to respond. Transportation is reworking schedules to bring kids in for mandatory testing and spring sports. Building administrators are continually reworking schedules to accommodate the A/B changes, unfilled positions, and the mandatory testing. Secretaries are helping people to complete registration for next year, providing coats, lunches, or connecting them to the right person who can help solve a problem. Teachers continue to teach two different platforms simultaneously. It has been grueling for everyone including our students and families.


I encourage all of us to remember that everyone is coming from a different place and dealing with their own challenges and that impacts everyday exchanges. Let’s close the year by lifting each other up with kindness and patience. Let’s listen and work together. Let’s assume the best of intention. As a district, we remain committed to doing everything we can to finish the year safely and plan for the best new school year possible.

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Tweet of the Week

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#d56achieves

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Online Registration is NOW OPEN 2021-2022

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We want to end the week of Assistant Principals and give a BIG SHOUT to GSD 56 Assistant Principals. We want to thank you for all you do for our students!!

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Egg Hunt

Students in Mr. Wojo's physical education classes at Spaulding School went on a virtual egg hunt last week.
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Perfect Attendance Celebration

Students in Mr. Wojo's physical education classes at Spaulding School enjoyed a Minion's celebration video to recognize the wonderful attendance of so many students. Thirty-one of Mr. Wojo's students achieved perfect attendance during the 3rd quarter of the school year, while another twenty-eight achieved near-perfect attendance. This is a remarkable accomplishment given all of this year's challenges.

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PTO NEWS

An all-new Spirit Wear shop is up now! Check out our new designs, including our very own “D56 Strong” Tee! Show your pride for our district, and how, no matter the distance, we proved we are D56 strong!

https://vikingsd56.itemorder.com/sale

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LAKE COUNTY MAKER FAIRE

WARREN TOWNSHIP YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

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SOCCER ACADEMY SPRING SESSION

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SOCCER ACADEMY 2021-2022 SEASON TRYOUTS

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Information from the Department of Lake County

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Message from the CDC

COVID19 spreads mostly through close contact between people, but it is possible to be infected by touching surfaces covered with germs. Protect yourself and others: wear a mask, wash your hands, and clean frequently touched surfaces with soap and water or detergent.

More: https://bit.ly/2RiCLD1.

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It’s allergy season. COVID19 and seasonal allergies share some symptoms, but not others. Use this chart to compare the symptoms of COVID-19 and seasonal allergies so you can tell the difference. If you’re sick, you may need a COVID-19 test.

More: http://bit.ly/3qEzjRD.

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