The Golden Apple

December 2021

Community Food Resources

As we head into Winter Break, we want to share Community Food Resources that are available to families and community through December 31, 2021.


There are several locations available for families to access food resources. A comprehensive list of locations may be accessed at https://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/where-to-get-food/. Some of the closest locations within the Round Lake Area include the following.

  • Catholic Charities
    101 N Cedar Lake Rd, Round Lake, IL
    Phone: 847-546-5733

  • Avon Cares Food Pantry (temporary location)
    25519 W IL Rte 134, Ingleside, IL
    Phone: 847-912-9278

  • Community CARE Center of The Chapel
    25270 W Hwy 60, Grayslake, IL
    Phone: 847-201-2777


Please contact Heather Bennett at hbennett@rlas-116.org or 224-842-2015 if you have any questions about this information.

Winter Weather School Planning

Please be aware that if schools need to be closed to students and staff due to hazardous weather conditions, an Asynchronous Learning Day (E-Learning Day) may be considered.


If an Asynchronous/E-Learning Day is called students will be expected to access Canvas for learning instructions. Additionally, teachers will hold open Zoom meetings as follows:


  • Preschool: Check-in meeting (9:00am-9:15am for AM Session & 1:00pm-1:15pm for PM Session)
  • Elementary (Grades K-5): Morning classroom check-in meeting (9:00am-9:30am)
  • Secondary (Grades 6-12+): Open office hours (9:00am-9:30am)


Detailed Asynchronous Learning Day instructions may be viewed on your child's Canvas classroom page.


Announcement of an Asynchronous Learning Day will be made with as much notice as possible.

Round Lake Area Exchange Club Youths of the Month

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Each year, the Round Lake Area Exchange Club, recognizes 6 Youths of the Month. These students are tasked with writing and presenting an essay on a specific topic. The 2021-22 theme is, “The COVID-19 Pandemic drastically changed every aspect of our lives, in every way imaginable. Reflecting on what you learned during this time about yourself, your community, and the world, explain how your perspectives on success, empathy, prioritizing, social inequities, and leadership have been reshaped.”


Congratulations to the November 2021 Youth of the Month, RLHS senior, Ramon Patton and December 2021 Youth of the Month, RLHS senior, Stephanie Martinez!

Community Partner Highlights

We are so grateful to some wonderful community partners that have supported RLAS-116 families during this holiday season. Some of these partners include:


  • The Chapel, Grayslake
  • Heritage Church, Round Lake Beach
  • Greater Round Lake Fire District
  • Sharky's Billiards
  • Fox Lake/Round Lake Rotary Club
  • Round Lake Beach Police Department
  • Round Lake Park Police Department

Twilight Tutoring Program

We are pleased to announce that a Twilight Tutoring Program is available to all RLAS-116 students, in grades K-12!


Twilight Tutoring provides students with virtual access to certified teaching staff after the regular school hours have ended on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Teachers will assist with assignments as well as provide targeted academic support to students in math, science, ELA, and social studies.


Students may access the Help icon in a Canvas course to access the tutoring zoom link.

Please contact your child’s teacher or school administration if you have questions about the Twilight Tutoring Program.