Lions Park Remote Learning Update

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Lions Park Families,


As was planned, our students and their teachers have been engaging in fun and festive activities in addition to their learning activities. The teachers were creative in finding ways to infuse festive elements into their lessons. Some things classes did included holiday read alouds with their peers, card and gift making to spread holiday cheer and spirt days with themed outfits.


Our parent and teacher conferences have continued during this week. We are so thankful to our parents for making time to attend these conferences and asking good questions. We also appreciate the preparation our teachers do for these evenings.


We know this will be a very different winter break for our studetns and their families. Our school psychologist, Amy Peters, wrote a newsletter addressing this topic. Please take a few minutes to read Parenting in a Pandemic - Holiday Edition newsletter.


I am looking forward to this holiday, despite the fact that it will look very different than in past years. My daughters and I plan to continue to bundle up and head outside to view lights and socialize. We have also gotten creative with our virtual get-togethers. Last weekend our family and another family made pancakes together on Zoom. We also look forward to more movie nights. We have been watching many holiday movies, old and new.


However your family decides to spend the time, I wish you health, relaxation and joy. On behalf of the entire Lions Park staff, I wish you all a celebratory holiday season and a happy new year!


Warmly,

Katie Kelly

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 21 - Sunday, January 3 - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

Monday, January 4 - Classes Resume

Wednesday, January 6th- Friday, January 16th- MAP and FastBridge Assessments

COVID 19 - D57 DONATIONS

COVID-19 has presented many unique hardships and challenges for some of our family
members, friends and neighbors. Some parents have asked if it’s possible to make a
financial donation to help support District 57 families who are currently in need. The
District has set up a system to facilitate this for anyone who is interested. We
will distribute the collected funds to families, based on formal requests that are made.
If you would like to donate, simply go to this link:
https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/Login/mt-prospect-sd-57 and click
“Make a one-time payment.” Fill in your student’s name, school and grade, and click
“COVID-19 Donation to District 57 Families.” Fill in your information and donation
amount, then proceed to the payment section. Thank you so much, in advance, for your
kindness and generosity.


Those who are in need of support can fill out this online form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j62TjhwU4mCpX6jt5IRZndg7Yfzm_pepNl9WmU3IMG4/edit


Names will only be seen by select District personnel who are distributing the funds.


Thank you.


Adam Parisi, Ed.S.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations/CSBO and Treasurer

Mount Prospect School District 57

847-394-7300 x1003

Volunteers Wanted

As we plan for the new reality of our arrival and dismissal when we begin hybrid, we would love to have some parent volunteers for arrival and dismissal, both in the morning and in the afternoon. If you are interested in assisting with a safe arrival and dismissal by helping students cross the street and/or helping maintain social distance, please fill out this form.

NEWS FROM THE LRC

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Read to Succeed Program has been suspended; we will not be participating this school year. However, any unused tickets earned during the 2020 season will be valid throughout the remainder of this year with block out dates. Additionally, they will also honor the ticket through August 31, 2021 to provide families with even more flexibility to visit. For more complete details of the park and hours of operation, please visit Six Flags Great America Chicago . Keep on reading!

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

If your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8:50-11:50 and 12:50-3:20), it is important that you report the absence to the Lions Park office at (847) 394-7330 or by using the form on our website. We appreciate your cooperation!

Technology Issues

Although technology can work well, there are times when it just does not work correctly. Teachers will not be available to respond to emails during instructional times. Instead, please submit a Remote Learning Technology Support form by clicking here. Once submitted, someone from our District Technology Team will contact you to provide assistance.



If you experience a technical issue, please follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem:


  • Restart the Chromebook (make sure it turns all the way off before turning back on).

  • Quit any unused applications.

  • Sign out of an application if it's not working, and sign back in.

  • Move closer to your internet router if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

  • Turn off any accessibility features i.e., contrast mode, special cursor that may be set on the Chromebook. These can cause applications to run slow.