The Fairview Connection

August 28, 2020

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve made it through our first week of remote learning! Thank you for your support helping your children get ready for each new school day, setting up a workstation for remote learning with all the supplies needed, and troubleshooting any technology issues that came up. We appreciate it! Please take a moment to view today’s video newsletter with your children. Mrs. Durkan and I plan to send home a video message to families every other week that has helpful information about remote learning and gives us a chance to wish our students a Happy Birthday if they have a birthday coming up.


In addition to today’s video message, I’d like to draw your attention to a couple of other important links. First, if you are experiencing technology difficulties with your Chromebook, please fill out this form so our technology staff can help. If the issue relates to problems with Zoom such as lagging, audio or video issues, dropping calls, etc., try the following steps listed below. If you’ve tried these suggestions and are still not having any luck, please fill out the form.


  • Restart the Chromebook by pushing the power button down for 2 seconds and then pushing it again to turn on the device. This can be done before school and during lunchtime.

  • Move closer to the wi-fi router if possible.

  • Close any extra windows/tabs you have open.

  • Monitor the number of and types of devices on your home network. Having multiple wireless devices may impact the quality of the calls, even if they are not in use. It is recommended to shut-down or power off any extra devices.


Second, this link provides families with three ways students can access the ClassLink launchpad, which is what comes up for students when they open their Chromebook. Among these options, you will see how to access this from a personal device. If you are having trouble with your district issued Chromebook and have another device available, this will be particularly beneficial. If this is an option for you, we recommend accessing Zoom on a home device and then using the Chromebook for all other aspects of their remote learning while we work out these technology issues. Finally, click here for information from the Mount Prospect Public Library about coming into the library, the many items available to check out, web resources, getting a library card, parking lot pickup, and more.


I hope you all have a nice weekend, and we look forward to seeing our students again next week!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

TECH FAMILY RESOURCE

Helpful information about students accessing ClassLink Launchpad

Student Absences

If your child(ren) will not be participating in remote learning on a given day, please call the school's attendance line (847-394-7320, press 1). Our attendance line is available 24/7 for your convenience. We will contact the parent of a child who is absent from school if we have not been notified in advance of their absence. We understand that your child might be marked absent by his/her teacher because the child might be experiencing difficulties when trying to log in for the day. The teacher does not go back into their attendance and update it when your student does finally log in, therefore we will be calling home to see if your son/daughter is ill. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Dan Ophus, Principal

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal


Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328