Hometown School Newsletter
January 11, 2022
Please be reminded there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 17th. It is a holiday.
We have moved to the new five day quarantine guidelines adopted by the IDPH and CDC. Students who test positive will quarantine for five days and may return on day six if they are symptom free. Students will be expected to continue to wear their masks during the day. At lunch, students will eat at a separate table to finish the 10 day quarantine. Students who are not regular mask wearers will need to quarantine for the 10 total days. If you have questions about the new guidelines please email email@example.com.
Calling all Careers!!
Jump Rope for Heart
Morning drop off
Shield Parent Portal
5Essentials Parent Survey
Students and teachers across Illinois now have the opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Additionally, your 4th-8th grade student will be asked about their experiences in school to help give school leaders critical student input and help develop future school improvement plans. If you would like to view the student survey questions or opt-out your student please complete the form found at: d123.org/five. You and your student's identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and anonymous. To get started with the survey head to d123.org/five.
Winter MAP Testing
Teacher Spotlight: Meet Mrs. Jennifer Sieracki
I have been teaching for 19 years! I was at Kolmar as an instructional aide in preschool for 2 years before coming to Hometown. I taught 4th grade for 7 years and have been in 3rd grade for the last 10 years!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I would love to take my family to Hawaii and hopefully to Europe someday. I would love to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris! I took French in middle school and high school and absolutely loved learning the language.
What is the best thing about working at Hometown?
The best thing about Hometown is the amazing staff I have been lucky to teach with. I have met some of my closest friends here and am always amazed at how dedicated everyone is to the wonderful students we see everyday!
What is your favorite food?
I do not have a favorite food, but I prefer salty over sweet! Chips and dip, pretzels, cheese and crackers are always my go to snacks!
Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire my parents of course for setting such a good work ethic in my brother and I. But my children I also admire! They are extremely understanding, patient, supportive and go with the flow of our crazy, busy lives! I love when I get compliments on them, it makes my husband and I beam with pride!