November 6, 2020
Highlights you will find:
- Nurse's Guidelines
- Staff Spotlight
- Sign up for remote student pictures, Nov. 13
- Lincoln Family Directory-PDF attached
- PTO newsletter
- Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added
Friday, 11/6/20- Fall Fundraiser opens online-see PTO newsletter
Monday, 11/9/20 - Remote Learning Planning Day, Virtual resources for students included below
Friday, 11/13/20 - Picture Retakes and Remote Students Picture Day
- End of 1st trimester
November 23-27, 2020 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, 12/2/20 - Report Cards available on HAC
As we enter November at Lincoln and across the district we are focusing on gratitude. I am thankful for all of our teachers and staff who are working hard to continue the top-notch educational practices for all of our students. I am thankful to our students who continue to work hard every day and show flexibility and perseverance. I am thankful to our families for all that you continue to do at home and in the broader community to keep our students safe and ready to learn.
The District has taken safety precautions and protocols very seriously, and we are thankful that our families and staff have done the same. Our ability to provide in-person instruction relies directly on our community’s willingness to follow critical safety measures both in and out of school. Let’s continue to do so during this weekend and beyond so our schools can stay open.
Please continue to practice the 3Ws:
Wear a mask
Watch your distance (maintain 6 feet of social distancing)
Wash your hands frequently
Thank you in advance for being extra cautious this weekend. This is truly a community effort, and we are in this together.
Monday-remote planning day
November 5, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020 is a Remote Learning Planning Day for staff. During the time that District 303 staff members are engaged in their learning, students have the opportunity to use this day to work on assignments or to engage in optional learning experiences that the district has created.
Please visit the website D303 Optional Remote Learning For Students to access this resource. The website houses a variety of optional learning experiences in the areas of math, digital citizenship, English Language Arts, college and career, virtual field trips, STEM, and social-emotional learning. Although these optional learning experiences were designed for use on Remote Learning Planning Days, students are welcome to engage in the learning experiences on the website at any time.
Art Highlight from 4K
Name: Leslee Schilb
Occupation: School Social Worker
Place of birth: Elmhurst
Family: Ryan, Addie (13yrs old), Brooklyn (11yrs old)
Pets: Piper, 4 yr old Goldendoodle
Favorite sport: Playing-softball, watching-basketball
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: sit on the patio with friends
Best places to visit: My in-laws in Venice Florida
Favorite book: Before We Were Yours
What superhero would you be? Mary Poppins, she can clean everything in a snap!
One wish: To have a beach house one day
Favorite food: Mexican
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? DQ
Favorite Season: Fall, I love the vibrant colors
Favorite College: Hoosiers
Favorite Team: Chicago Sky
Airplane or Road trip: Airplane
Fun Facts: I once went into Kenny Chesney’s RV to meet him after a concert!
Student Pictures - Retakes & Sign-ups for Remote Learners
Color Portraits will be at Lincoln on Friday, 11/13/20. Any student who did not get their picture already taken or wishes to get a retake can do so on this day from 12:45-1:30. We will have them come down to the kindergarten room and take retakes.
Remote students will be invited to come into school on that day between 2:00-3:15 p.m. and have their pictures taken. Here is a Sign-up Genius form to schedule your student’s timeslot for those remote students.
Please sign up for one slot per student, please let me know if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org. Order form pdf is linked below.
From the Nurse
As winter approaches along with the troubling onset of cold and flu season, we all must remain vigilant about taking precautions to keep all of our Lincoln Learners safe and healthy. I am so impressed when I observe our students washing their hands, being mindful of social distancing and wearing their masks like champs. We have good evidence that these simple actions really work to keep the number of infections down. Even though we've recently experienced a big uptick in COVID-19 cases in Kane County, our illness rates at Lincoln remain very low.
If your child is home, or we send them home, presenting with any COVID-19 symptoms, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all household members (e.g. siblings, parents) stay home also until the symptomatic child is cleared by their Health Care Provider with a medical note indicating an alternative diagnosis or a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result.
To see the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals in Pre-K, K-12 Schools, go to our d303 website at www.d303.org, scroll down to District 303 Reopen School Plan and click, now scroll down and find this document under Health and Safety Resources.
Please dress appropriately-we will continue to go outdoors daily
Author Visit--pictures and order forms
Food Service Update
**BREAKFAST being added starting 11/10/20**
Organic Life will be offering breakfast at all Elementary Schools. Breakfast meals are free for all students just like the lunches.
Students will have the option to order breakfast in the morning as they already do for lunch. Organic Life will prep the breakfast bags and deliver them to the classrooms by 1:20pm each day for students. This helps to support students eating a breakfast before coming to school the next day.
The Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) has been extended through June 30, 2021. As a result, any child between the ages of 1 and 18 is eligible to receive free meals at any District 303 site, as well as two off-site locations. Click on the graphics below for sites and pick up times. It is not necessary to provide the names of the children receiving meals at the pick-up locations.
Elementary school students who attend in-person every day will receive free meals at school
Elementary school students who are learning remotely may pick up meals at any site
Middle school students who attend on the hybrid schedule may sign up to receive the next day's meal that will be distributed after school
Middle school students learning remotely may pick up at any site
High school students attending in-person may pick up meals after school.
High School students learning remotely may pick up meals at any site