D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Dec. 3, 2020

School Board Highlights - December 1, 2020

D103 Learning Update:

January Learning Models: The District surveyed D103 families regarding their preference for in-person or remote learning. The results showed that the district can continue five full days per week of synchronous remote and in-person learning for all students in grades 1-8. The district was able to accommodate all students in their preferred learning model. Principals are reaching out to families to confirm their student’s learning model. Changes will occur Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

Staffing Schedule: The district is reviewing staffing positions and will make adjustments where needed.

COVID-19 Metrics: Current metrics are high in the Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 communities. Metrics are ten times higher than an acceptable range. It is highly unlikely that in-person learning will resume before winter break.

Planning for January 2021: The district is finalizing class schedules and transportation routes for students.

BinexNow Covid-19 Antigen Testing Update: D103 has been approved to test staff and students who show COVID-19 symptoms during in-person learning. BinexNow, a rapid 15-minute test, will be utilized once we resume in-person instruction. Symptomatic individuals, whether the test result is positive or negative, will need to leave school and follow up with their personal physician. A permission form will be required for the district to be able to test students.

School Fees:

School Fees proposed for the 2021-2022 school year were shared with the Board. Fees are proposed to increase about 2 percent more than what families paid this year. The Board asked the administration to review the full day kindergarten fee in relation to other local district programs and provide information to allow them to ascertain the adequate tuition fee. The Board will revisit school fees at a future meeting.

Other D103 News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting webpage.

Daniel Wright Fundraisers

Toys for Tots: The Wright Way Club is collecting new unwrapped toys to contribute to the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Please drop off new unwrapped toys inside the Daniel Wright front office vestibule before Friday, Dec. 11. The unemployment rate in the U.S.A. rose to 14% this year. Giving a little, can help a lot. Your donation will have an impact.

Help Sponsor a Family: Each year the Daniel Wright Student Council sponsors a family and purchases gifts to make their holidays more enjoyable. Please review the Student Council wish list. Drop items off at the front office vestibule before Friday, Dec. 11. With your support, we are able to fulfill the family's wish list.

Partnership News

Leave Your Legacy in D103

The D103 Learning Fund Foundation invites your family to leave a legacy at D103 with the launch of the Legacy Brick Fundraiser. With the completion of the Daniel Wright construction project, the Foundation invites families to donate $100 to inscript their name on a brick pathway outside the remodeled school.

This LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser video, narrated by Daniel Wright Principal Michelle Blackley and featuring the new school mascot, outlines the project. This is a great opportunity to bring our community together, so please consider a donation. The Learning Fund and all of our schools appreciate your generous support.

Holiday Spirit Wear Available

Our PTO sponsored spirit wear stores are stocked with new items perfect for the holidays, and free shipping through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Check out new apparel, plus masks, as well as two brand new stores! We now offer District 103 gear and Leaders in Learning apparel for staff!

Community News

Holiday Village Parade

Register to attend the Village of Lincolnshire's Holly Jolly Holiday Drive-Thru from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at village hall, 1 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire.

STEM Academy Offered by SHS Students

Welcome to STEM Academy! We are a highly accomplished online education center, dedicated to helping youth thrive. We offer five to seven week classes in STEM subjects for elementary and middle school students, taught by highly educated and gifted high school/university students. Our classes are free and offered online, as we believe all education should be accessible to everyone and anywhere. To register your student for a class, please visit the STEM Academy website. We update classes on a regular basis so check back regularly. Each of our classes begin on Friday, Jan 11. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged.


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