FACE Connection

District 186 Family And Community Engagement - F.A.C.E. #9

*This FACE Connection newsletter highlights topics families, schools, and communities can use to successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.

Springfield Public Schools, Spfld. IL

This edition of FACE Connection will focus on supports by providing links and resources for remote learning.

Be clear about your goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it. — Sayings

Click Here - Return to Learn

Plan, Frequently Asked Questions,...

Our New Roles in Remote Learning

Andrea Goetchius and Lauren Acree's recent blog on Education Elements:
Families and Distance Learning: A Guardian’s Guide To Kicking Off Distance Learning focuses on how the roles of families and teachers will be different during distance/remote learning.

They state that parents do not need to be available 24 hours a day, but they will need to help their child with; Independence, Schedule & Routine and Problem solving. In the article you will find concrete tips for each of these to support you as you support your child(ern) doing remote learning. Read more Here.

Click Here - Remote Learning Resources

Parent Sign up for Canvas, Zoom Tips, and more

Children narrate 'Tips for Remote Learning'

Family Remote Learning Tips: Student Narration
Click Here - Device Information

Device Repair, Tech Usage, Support....

Teens Talk About Starting The New School Year

Illinois Coalition for Community Services works with youth in central Illinois, which includes giving youth a voice in our community. One way they do this is by providing podcasts! In the recent episode they invited two guest speakers from Springfield School District on the ICCS Care's Podcast! SHS students, Emma Cox and Chase Heyen discuss tips to practice to reduce stress and anxiety, and how to prepare yourself to start the remote school year on a positive note! Follow ICCS Care's Podcast to hear future episodes that feature different SPS students.

Click here to listen.

Community Resources

US Dept. of Labor: Benefits.gov

Where to find benefits & coronavirus (COVID-19) resources on Benefits.gov

Immunization Information for 2020-2021 School Year!!!

In the fall of 2020 your child will be entering kindergarten, 6th, 9th or 12th grade. For entry into each of these grades, updated health information is required. Due to the closures associated with COVID-19, District 186 is aware appointments for physicals and immunizations may not be available at this time. Please contact your child’s physician regarding possible appointment as soon as possible.

Resources available to help meet your child's health care needs:

SIU School of Medicine at (217)545-8000

Central Counties Health Center at (217) 788-2300

HSHS Medical Group is here to help your kids get ready with school and sports physicals - for a flat fee of $20!* - @ HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care, Pediatrics | (217) 241-1295

Priority Care South MacArthur | (217) 789-1403 *Excludeds vaccinations

What is F.A.C.E.?

FACE = Family And Community Engagement

Springfield District 186 defines Family And Community Engagement as school, family and community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students.

What happens when schools, families, and community work together?

A space launch relies on engineers, mathematicians, and physicists working together to send astronauts into space. The same is true for children’s learning—to take off, families, schools, and communities need to work together.

Everyone at mission control works together to plan, implement, and complete a mission. Families, schools, and communities can do the same thing by collaborating and planning successful learning and exploration at the start of the school year. And by working together throughout the year on this shared mission, they can successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.