Bulldog Bulletin 9/24

The Latest and Greatest News for Churchill Families

Churchill Clubs

Clubs are a great way to enrich a student's experience at Churchill. They get to connect with others and explore their personal interests outside of the regular school day. Our sign-ups for our first round of clubs start today and will end on Thursday, 9/30. If you are interested in participating in a club, please review the document below and click the Sign-up Genius Link to reserve your spot.


Students can sign-up for one club per session. In order to accommodate all students, we ask that students only sign-up for two clubs a year. If you have questions regarding club sign-up, please contact the main office.

Open House Feedback Form

We would love your input and feedback on your Open House experience. Your form results will be used to inform our team and decisions made related to the needs of our learning community. If you have not yet watched the open house videos, please reach out to your child's teacher for their specific video and see our website. Thank you in advance for your participation.


SHIELD Testing Update and CCDPH

Our students and staff are doing a fantastic job with SHIELD testing each week. While we had some delays and challenges this last week due to a new funnel being used we tested 508 students and received 494 negative results and 0 positives. We will send an update should we encounter any future challenges.

The CCDPH has also confirmed this week that there is no outbreak in any classroom at Churchill School. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and reach out to us with questions or concerns.

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Remote Instruction

If your child tests positive for COVID or is close contact they will be assigned remote instruction. The nurse will provide quarantining information and the principal will follow-up with details regarding remote instruction. The process of preparing for a transition to remote learning typically takes 48 hours depending on when the notification of positive/close contact happens. Our teachers and tech staff need this time to prepare materials and prep the classroom for this new mode of learning for your child. Thank you for your continued understanding and patience. Please feel free to share your questions and feedback so we can continue to refine our process.

Lunch Adjustments and Arrival/Dismissal Reminders

We recently made adjustments to lunchtime to allow for more spacing between students while unmasked and eating lunch. The students have done well making this change and we appreciate everyone's cooperation as we continue to refine the procedures during this challenging time of day. We will rotate and change the students sitting in the alternate seating starting the week of October 11.

Arrival and dismissal are going well. They continue to be busy times and we appreciate all the students and families that are following our procedures at the beginning and end of the day. A few reminders: Please do not use the staff parking lot to drop off or park during arrival or dismissal. If you are crossing through or in the bussing area at any point during arrival or dismissal, please change your walking/travel path to avoid this area. If you are parking and walking to meet your child during dismissal, please do so south of 191st street. If you are onsite at dismissal, please wait for your child or designate a spot that is beyond the bike racks. The dismissal area is crowded and additional people make it difficult to guide students to their designated areas.

Counseling Corner

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It's important to teach children coping skills that can help them face their fears, calm themselves down, and cheer themselves up. Here are a few emotion-focused and problem-focused coping skills to practice with your child.

  • Labeling feelings
  • Learning positive self-talk
  • Watch a funny movie
  • Create a calm-down kit
  • Practicing the script for asking for help
  • Make a list of pros and cons

To find the full Counseling Chronicles newsletter, click here.


Foundation 153 - Fund Run

Sunday, Sep. 26th, 12am

18220 Morgan Avenue

Homewood, IL

Specials Rotation B - Ends

Friday, Oct. 1st, 12am

1300 190th Street

Homewood, IL

Our 2nd rotation of specials for Trimester 1 comes to an end.


Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 12am

This is an online event.

Family notification will be sent to check Parent Portal. Your child's up-to-date grades will be available for viewing online. Continue to regularly check here for missing assignments and grades.

Indigenous Peoples' Day (District Closed)

Monday, Oct. 11th, 9pm

1300 190th Street

Homewood, IL

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Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 7pm

18220 Morgan Avenue

Homewood, IL