IG Guardian

December 13, 2021 - January 7, 2022

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Welcome Back Mrs. Kruzel!

Mrs. Kruzel has returned and will resume all of her previous duties.
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Vaccinations

Once your child has received both doses of the vaccine, you can submit a copy of their completed vaccination card to the district. Students that have received two doses of a covid vaccine will not have to undergo weekly COVID testing and, as long as they have no symptoms, can avoid quarantining if they are exposed to someone with a confirmed case.


To submit your card, please fill out this form and include a picture. You will need a Google account to use this form. If you do not have a Google account, please submit proof of vaccination directly to your school’s office in person.


As always, feel free to contact your school or the district office with any questions.

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12/14 - Board of Education Meeting

12/20-1/2 - Winter Break NO SCHOOL

1/3 - Institute Day NO SCHOOL

1/4 - Classes resume

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Assessments

We will be completing a variety of assessments over the next couple of months:


Winter Benchmark Testing

We are in the process of completing winter benchmark testing with all of our students. Students in grades 2-5 completed the winter MAP this past week. Students in 1st grade will complete the winter Aimsweb benchmark when we return from break.


ACCESS Testing

Students that are identified as English Learners will be taking the ACCESS test in January and February. Only specific students complete this assessment, which measures English language proficiency in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking.


Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

Students in grades 3 and 5 will be completing the CogAT in February. The Cognitive Abilities Test is intended to estimate students' learned reasoning and problem solving abilities through a battery of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal test items.


Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

Students in grades 3-5 will take the IAR in March/April. IAR is the state accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district and assesses the Illinois Learning​ Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.


Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)

Students in grade 5 will be completing the ISA at the same time they complete the IAR. ISA is the state accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district that assesses Illinois Learning​ Standards in Science.

Lunch/Recess Supervisors and Volunteers

We are once again short 5 lunch/recess supervisors and would appreciate any time that our community is willing to volunteer to help out.


Please follow this link to view the times if you would like to volunteer.


Please follow this link to view the application if you or someone you know is interested in one of the openings.

After School Activities

We have a variety of after school activities happening at IG. Check out the calendar page of the IG website to see all the meetings coming up!

Lost and Found

We have many sweatshirts, jackets and water bottles that have been lost so far this year and not yet claimed. If you recognize anything on the pictures below, please encourage your student to pick it up from the lost and found.
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Week of December 13
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Week of January 3
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**Menu items subject to change due to availability and supply chain disruptions. A meal will always be available for every student who would like one.**
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Substitutes Needed!

Want to choose your own schedule and help make a difference in our students’ lives? Come join us as a substitute teacher! We have an immediate need for subs at all of our schools. Daily rates were recently increased! For more information or to apply, visit applitrack.com/rtsd26/onlineapp/default.aspx.

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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.

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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