DPM Newsletter - September 30
Friday, September 30, 2022
Dear DPM Families,
Thank you to all who supported the Spirit of 67 Home Tour. As you know, the Spirit of 67 supports several amazing initiatives for our students through grants. The Spirit of 67 Grants are made possible through these fundraising opportunities and generous donations from our families. We appreciate this partnership and your generosity that enhances the lives of our DPM students through enriched everyday experiences at school. Please consider joining the Spirit of 67 and/or our APT to support additional student programming options.
Our DPM Braves were represented this week at the District 67 Board of Education meeting. Students shared how they cultivate a sense of belonging for all students at Deer Path and participate in our learning community! From joining Ambassadors with Christian Theodore to creating a chess club with Matthew Hough to supporting student leadership and service in W.E.B. with Laney Engelberg, there are opportunities for everyone to participate in an extracurricular that builds a sense of community across our 5-8 school.
We appreciate these students stepping up to share their experiences and avenues in which they are engaged in our learning community and encourage all to get involved in various ways, because together #WeAreDeerPath!
Megan Eigenrauch, 5/6 Principal
Sam Paulsen, 7/8 Principal
Monday Early Release - Updated Study Hall Attendance Procedure
A Student or Guardian can sign up for Study Hall via Google Form that is posted on the Schoology Class page or the DPM Website.
After 2:35pm dismissal on Monday, the staff member that supervises Study Hall will use the attendance spreadsheet for that week to record who is present.
Any student that is still unaccounted for after 2:45pm will be considered absent. The attendance secretary will email home to the guardian email address to notify them that the student did not report to the study hall.
If you were able to attend DPM’s Open House event on Thursday, September 15th, please complete the attached feedback form to share your thoughts and feelings from the evening!
Transportation Refund Request due Today! (9/30)
Parents/guardians who wish to discontinue bus service for their students for the 2022-2023 school year have until September 30th to contact Natalia Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org, to request a cancellation and refund. No transportation refunds will be issued after September 30th.
mySAEBRS Student Survey on 10/3
We will be collecting the mySAEBRS: Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener on Monday, October 3rd, during World Language, Enriched Studies or Learning Strategies. The assessment data will be used to continue to assess the overall health of the SEL instruction we provide and proactively identify students’ emotional or social needs. Follow up communication will be provided for student ratings that indicate they may benefit from further support in the future.
Comfort Dogs Visits Begin Next Week
Our partnership with Paws for Patrick begins next Tuesday (5th and 6th) and Thursday (7th and 8th). This program will offer students a chance to meet with comfort dogs during the school day. See the attached Waiver for information.
Conferences Sign-up Starts 10/6
Parent-Teacher Conferences for grades 5-8 will take place via video conference on the evening of October 20 or morning of October 21 using the Meet the Teacher platform. The same link (below) will be used for both scheduling your conference and attending conferences. Teachers will be available for five-minute individual conferences.
- When to Schedule: You can schedule your Parent-Teacher conferences anytime between: Thursday, October 6 at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, October 14 by 11:00 p.m.
- How: Please visit this Parent Guide for Booking Appointments. This guide contains everything you’ll need to schedule your DPM Parent-Teacher Conferences online at d67.meettheteacher.com.
- Need Help? Please email email@example.com for technical support.
Save the Date - 8th Grade at a Glance 10/12
Attention 8th Grade Families! Please join us in the Haskins Center at Deer Path on October 12th from 7:00-8:00pm to learn about the special events that occur throughout the 8th grade experience. Topics include opportunities to get involved in community service, upcoming celebrations, and what to do to prepare for the transition to high school.
Medical Forms Due 10/14
Please make sure that you submit the required Child Health Examination & Immunization Form for your student by October 14th to Nurse Steiber (5/6) or Nurse Egenthal (7/8). The requirements are below:
Physical examination form completed within one year prior to child’s first day of 6th grade
Immunizations completed according to the schedule of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Signed and dated by your healthcare provider.
Health History (back top of the physical examination form) is completed, dated, and signed by the parent/guardian.
New Procedure for Parents/Guardians of Students Who Need to Ride a Different Bus
If your child plans to ride on a bus other than the one to which they are assigned (for example, riding home with a friend), parents and guardians are now required to notify your school office no later than 11:00 AM that day. If the office does not receive notification, the student will not be allowed to change buses. This update is being made for purposes of safety, security, and efficiency. Please contact your principal with questions.
Individual assessment reports will be mailed to parents/guardians next week for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) and fall FastBridge screening. IAR scores are from Spring 2022. FastBridge scores are from Fall 2022. Students in 7th grade will receive an ISA report from the 2021 school year. More information about each assessment is provided in this summary.
Deerpath Road Resurfacing
In conjunction with the IDOT pump station project, a section of Deerpath Road will be resurfaced between Westmoreland Road and 255 W. Deerpath Road (the Lake Forest Public Safety Building), beginning the week of October 10. Resurfacing should be complete by the end of October, weather permitting. Traffic impacts and delays are anticipated during the resurfacing.
Sidewalk and Road Closures
ComEd continues work on replacing the bridge that runs parallel to Route 41 along Deerpath Road. To limit traffic impacts, the contractor has been instructed to avoid lane closures on weekdays during peak commute hours (i.e., 7-8 am, 3-4 pm).
For safety reasons, the north and south sidewalks in the area will be closed beginning Monday, October 3, and will remain closed until the new bridge is completed, likely sometime in early November. Deer Path Middle School students who use those thoroughfares to walk or bike to school will need to make alternate transportation arrangements during this time.
Deerpath Road will be completely closed from Ahwahnee Lane to Route 41 from the evening of Friday, November 4 through the morning of Monday, November 7 while ComEd’s contractor installs the bridge deck beams.
For further information, please visit the City’s Construction Project Updates web page.
Multicultural Family Meet-up
Please join us for a Multicultural Family Meet-up on Tuesday, October 12, 4:45-5:45 pm, at the Everett school playground. The district’s Multilingual Learner teachers are hosting an informal gathering for the kids to play and the families to get to know each other. All D67 families welcome–hope to see you there!
Lake Forest & Lake Bluff Community Safety Series
The Great Full Market
School Districts 65, 67, and 115 will co-host the second annual Great Full Market with Beacon Place and Quest Food Management Services on Sunday, October 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Great Full Market is a free farmers market and family festival for residents of Waukegan. The event will take place on the grounds of Beacon Place located at 603 S. McAlister Ave. in Waukegan.
The Great Full Market, hosted this year on World Food Day, provides members of the Waukegan community the opportunity to pick up fresh produce, dry goods such as beans and rice, and other pantry items, all at no cost. Families can also enjoy hot chocolate, churros, and activities including soccer, Lotería, face painting, and crafts led by Lake Forest and Lake Bluff students.
Donate to the Great Full Market
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Great Full Market, please visit our website.
Volunteer for the Great Full Market
The Great FULL Market on Sunday, October 16 provides a farmer's market setting where families can select their own foods that align to their needs and preferences. We are looking for adult volunteers to set up and assist families during the market, and students who are excited about playing soccer, handing out hot chocolate, assisting with the market activities, and facilitating Loteria with kids while their parents shop. We expect there to be about 200 families present with about 500 individuals being served on that day.
Please review the available slots on this form, and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Food Service News
Enjoy Taco Tuesday October 4!
APT News and Events
Picture retakes will be on October 12th from 8-12:30pm
Follow us on social media to see the latest and greatest happenings!
We’re on Facebook as DPM APT and Instagram as @deer_path_apt
Spirit News and Events
Special thanks to our incredible volunteers who ensured the event was harmonious and seamless. Also to the florists, food and beverage providers, tablescape designers, and landscapers whose attention to detail embellished every part of the tour.
Congratulations to all the Raffle winners who were notified today! Every sponsor, guest and raffle participant played such an important part in the success of the day which was set upon some of the most breathtaking backdrops of our community. Thank you for making the Spirit of 67’s signature fundraising event one of the most memorable ever!
Most important of all—we could not have done it without the generosity of the four homeowners for having opened their homes, gardens and hearts to help the Spirit of 67 fundraiser for our students ! We are so fortunate to have the greatest neighbors right here in Lake Forest! Thank you Homeowners!
Community Programs and Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the
latest programs offered in our community.
New this week...
CROYA Big Wheel Grand Prix! Friday, Sept. 30th 5:00pm-7:30pm in the CROYA parking lot. All 7th-8th graders welcome! Sign up on our website, https://croya.com/ . For more information check out our flyer! Big Wheel GP Flyer: https://croya.com/wp2015/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/09302022-Big-Wheel.pdf
Monday, Oct. 10th CROYA is taking a 7th & 8th grade trip to Fright Fest Great America! Limited space available. More information and the Fright Fest permission slip can be found on https://croya.com/.
Join Scouting! All-Town Scout Open House - Boys & Girls through grade 5 - Saturday, October 1 from 12-2 p.m. at West Park, Green Bay Road & East Westminster.
Race to Renew - 5K & Fun Run - October 1 at Lake Forest High School