Prairie View

September 2020

Learning Today, Shaping Tomorrow

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Student Self Certification Guidelines for COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our school community, Joint Guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health requires that every student undergo a daily symptom screening prior to boarding the bus each school day or before entering any school building each school day.

The parent/guardian signature on the attached slips is verification that prior to your child boarding the school bus each day or entering a school building each day, your son/daughter has received a daily symptom screening at home by an adult caregiver and has verified your son/daughteris not experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

-Fever (100.4 degrees or higher, without the use of fever-reducing medication)


-Muscle or body aches


-Shortness of breath

-Sore throat

-Newuncontrolled cough(for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

-Congestion or runny nose

-New loss of sense of taste or smell

-Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

Additionally, the parent/guardian signatureis verification that priorto boarding the school bus each day and/orentering a school building each day, your son/daughter:

-Has no thad close contact with any person who has a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19 within the last 14 days. CDC defines CLOSE CONTACT as:

-Anyone (with or without a face covering) who was within 6 feet of a confirmed case of COVID-19 (with or without a face covering) for a cumulative of 15 minutes throughout the course of a day.

-close contact begins two calendar days before the onset of symptoms

-if close contact was not showing symptomsthe period begins two calendar days before they tested positive

-Has not traveled outside of the country within the last 14 days

If your son/daughter WILL NOT BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR ANY REASON, please notify the school by calling the attendance office. Please include a listing of symptoms and/or reasons for the absence when speaking with the secretary or leaving a message, School staff may contact you to gather additional information. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in protecting the health of our students and all members of the Sandwich CUSD#430 learning community.

Please click here for the Student Self Certification form

Attendance for Remote Days

On remote learning days please be sure to access the attendance form provided to you by your teacher. This form will need to be completed between 7:15am - 3:15pm in order for your student to be marked present for that day.


Ordering Lunch for your student(s)

Every Friday, your teacher will send home a google form. At this time, choosing a lunch for your student on their at-home/remote learning days means your student(s) will receive breakfast and lunch. As of September 3rd, the USDA announced the extension of the "Free Meals for Kids" program which will allow all students to receive school lunches and breakfasts at no charge until the end of the calendar year.

**If you would like to have meals provided on school days Monday - Friday for the rest of the calendar year or while the "Free Meals for Kids" program is active, please email with your child's name and classroom teacher. If you choose this option, you will not have to fill out the google form each week for your student(s).


The carry over period for students who were receiving free/reduced lunch for the 2019-2020

school year will be until October 20, 2020. If you havenn't turned in a new 2020-2021application or received notification for approval for this school year, your child will automatically be charged for a lunch as of October 21, 2020. Free/reduced lunch applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available in the office of each school or on the Sandwich School District website at If you have any questions contact 815-786-2187 ext 1. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, and Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Please note, even though free meals will be provided to all students through December, we are still urging those that normally apply for this program to still apply. This way when the USDA program ends your student will still be provided with free or reduced meals if approved.


Bus Information

Transportation Routes have been assigned. If you need transportation and have not received a call from your bus driver, please contact the Transportation Director, Sue Graham, at (815) 786-8325 to verify you are registered for transportation. Bus Seats are pre-assigned, so students must be registered to ride.
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Arrival and Dismissal Student Drop Off Map

Please refer to this map when dropping or picking up students at school.

Change in Transportation

When there is a change in your student's transportation, we prefer an email notice to your student(s) teacher. In an emergency, please contact the school office no later than 2:00 p.m. so we can notify our staff and ensure your child's safe dismissal. If the school does not have a notice of change in transportation, the normal way of transportation will be followed.

*When dropping students off in the parking lot, we ask that everyone stays in line to exit the parking lot for everyone’s safety. Please do not go around the vehicles in the line.

*If your student arrives after the 8:10 bell, you must come accompany your student to the front doors of the school to sign your student in. Please ring the door bell and someone in the office will come out to have you sign your student(s) in.

*If your student needs to leave school before the end of the day, please email your student's teacher. When picking them up, please come to the front doors and someone in the office will come to you to sign him/her out. Your child will be called to the office when you arrive.

School Supplies

Times are especially difficult during these unforseen circumstances. If your student(s) need assistance with acquiring school supplies for the 20-21 school year, please contact the office at 815-786-8811.

News from the School Nurse

I’m looking forward to partnering with you to ensure your student’s health and safety while they are at school.

Physical & Immunizations - All Kindergarten students are required to have a physical exam and an up-to-date immunization record on file by the first day of school. This is a state requirement for school attendance for both face-to-face and remote learners.

Vision Examination – All Kindergarteners and any student attending school in Illinois for the first time are required to submit a State of Illinois Eye Exam or Waiver by October 15th.

Medication - All medications, including cough drops and over-the-counter products, require a Medication Authorization Form to be completed and signed by a student’s healthcare provider and their parent/guardian.

If your student has a health concern that we have not already discussed, please call (815-786-7824) or email me at so that we can set up a time to discuss your student’s needs.

Virtual Open House Slide Show


  • To access the slideshow that was shared during Mrs. Kedzierski's virtual open house please click the following link: Click Here!

  • To access the slideshow that was shared during Mrs. Corbin's virtual open house please click the following link: Click Here!

1st Grade

  • To access the slideshow that was shared during Mrs. Forester's virtual open house please click the following link: Click Here!
  • To access the slideshow that was shared during Mrs. Hester's virtual open house please click the following link: Click Here!

2nd Grade

Mrs. Gudmunson

  • To access the slideshow that was shared during Mrs. Gudmunsen’s virtual open house please click the following link: Click Here!

  • To access the slideshow that was shared during Mrs. Johnson’s virtual open house please click the following link: Click Here!

3rd Grade

Mr. Steimel

  • To access the slideshow that was shared during Mr. Steimel’s virtual open house please click the following link: Click Here

  • To access the slideshow that will be shared during Ms. Jordan’s virtual open house please click the following link: Click Here!

Arbor Food Menus

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