November 20, 2020
We would like to wish all of our students and families a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. We are incredibly grateful for all of the amazing care givers that have collaborated with us to provide meaningful educational experiences for your children. Your collaboration and cooperation have been greatly appreciated and noticed. We know that your Thanksgiving holiday may not be your traditional holiday this year due to social distancing and safety guidelines, but we certainly hope that all of you have an opportunity to relax, recharge and enjoy your families.
The Entire Indian Prairie Staff
School Office Update and Technology Support Update
Beginning Friday, Nov. 20th, per the Governor's Tier 3 mitigation order, the Indian Prairie school office will be closed to the public. All tech support for repairs and loaners will be handled at the CORE Center / Door 6. No appointment is necessary. Support is available from 8-11:30 and 1-3:00
Please remember to report all absences to our 24-hour attendance line 815-788-5705. This includes absences for illness, appointments, vacation, religious day and any other reason.
Indian Prairie website: www.d47.org/IPS
November 23-Parent Teacher Conferences-8:00 am -8:00 pm
November 24-Parent Teacher Conferences-8:00 am-11:00 am
November 23-27-no school, Thanksgiving Break
November 30- School resumes
Community Harvest Drive
Below is our food distribution schedule for next week. If/when additional distribution dates/times and locations are determined, we will communicate this to all families.
Tuesday, November 24th, 3pm to 6pm at Hannah Beardsley Middle School (515 E. Crystal Lake Ave., CL) and Glacier Ridge Elementary School (1120 Village Rd., CL)
COVID-19 Daily Health Screening
Daily health screeners do not need to be completed for students during remote learning. However, we ask parents/guardians to contact the school nurse should their student(s) test positive for COVID-19 or be quarantined.
D47 Teaching and Learning Highlights
We’d like to spotlight the great teaching and learning going on both remotely and in-person in District 47. Excited about something a student has learned? Want to give a shout-out to a special teacher? Please email a brief description and/or photos to Denise Barr, Director of Communications and Public Engagement, at email@example.com or post to social media with hashtag #forward47. The District will include these highlights in the weekly “D47in47” video.
If you are struggling with your device and need support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will get back to you to assist.
Does your family need assistance in order to meet their needs? If so, please complete this Family Assistance English form or Family Assistance Spanish form. During the 2020-2021 school year, Indian Prairie Social Workers will add an anonymous texting service called “Remind 101”. This will help families receive private, quick, and simple up to date information. Please note that resources are very limited, and completing this form is NOT a guarantee of assistance." Please contact Emily Gorman,
NEWS FROM THE PTA
PTA Executive Board 2020-2021
1st Vice President-Heather Nelson
2nd Vice President-Erin Light