D34 Parent News
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Adapted In Person Begins Wednesday!
Start with a SELebration!
We are ready for District 34's move to Adapted In Person on Wednesday, April 7! Here are the important upcoming dates:
- April 2: No school (previously designated non-attendance day on approved calendar)
- April 5-6: Staff Planning Days: No Student Attendance - No Asynchronous Learning
- April 5, 7:00pm: Parent program: Cultivating Resilience During COVID with Doug Bolton, PhD
- April 7: (Late start, in person) First Day of Adapted In Person, kickoff of District-wide “SELebration”
- April 7, 8, 9: SELebration continues with transition activities, adapting to new routines and demands, building classroom community
The District will be using planning days on April 5-6, so students will not be in attendance, nor will there be remote learning. Five planning days were provided to every school district in the state by the Illinois State Board of Education to prepare for changes in schedules and environments during the pandemic. Those days do not have to be made up at the end of the year.
School Hours for Adapted In Person
GOAL school hours will not change in Adapted In Person.
Cultivating Resilience: A Program for Parents with Doug Bolton, Ph.D.
Monday, April 5th, 7pm
This is an online event.
Interpretation in Spanish, Korean and Mongolian will be available.
As part of D34's SELebration, Dr. Bolton will share current brain and social science research and provide strategies to help parents build resilience in their children -- and themselves -- so together, families can effectively manage stress now, and in the future.
Doug Bolton, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Formative Psychological Services in Northbrook. He has worked in schools with children and families for more than 25 years. Dr. Bolton provides consultation, supervision and professional development to parents, educators and clinicians on building children’s resilience, mental health issues in schools and creating trauma-responsive school communities.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
With the long weekend ahead, please review the travel guidance to make sure that your child can return to school safely on the first day of Adapted In Person on Wednesday, April 7!
An important point to help us keep all members of our community safe, and to reduce the number of close contacts who have to quarantine: Please do not send your child to school while awaiting their COVID test results, or the results of others in your household.
If you travel to a state on the yellow list, you do not need to take a COVID test or quarantine upon return. You must maintain strict masking and social distancing and monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms, both during and after travel.
If you travel to a state on the orange list, you must follow the quarantine guidelines, even if you visit the state for less than 24 hours:
- 10-day quarantine - OR -
- Take a test when you return, and quarantine until you receive a negative test result. The Flick Park testing location has easy online scheduling. - OR -
- Have had COVID-19 (within 90 days after onset of symptoms or, if asymptomatic, their positive test).
For international travel, the District follows CDC guidelines requiring at least a seven-day quarantine upon return. The CDC requires all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Then, 3-5 days after you return, you can test again and return to school with a negative test after 7 days. If you do not test, you can return to school after 10 days.
For Any Travel
Parents must provide negative test results for their children who travel. In all cases, those who have traveled must continue to:
- Monitor for symptoms for 14 days of returning from travel
- Practice distancing and mask wearing
Where to Send Results
Parents should send their children’s test result to your school’s health office:
Attea: Bernadette Godley, email@example.com
Glen Grove: Jennifer Hastings, firstname.lastname@example.org
Henking: Kathy Walstrom, email@example.com
Hoffman: Kathy Haring, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyon: Sydney Hellmer, email@example.com
Pleasant Ridge: Kathleen Pickard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Springman: Kathy Szwedo, email@example.com
Westbrook: Munhi Sohn, firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Testing at Flick Park: Closes April 30
You can take advantage of the convenient testing site at Flick Park (by appointment only). This location will close at the end of April.
Schedule a test at http://bit.ly/flickparkcovid
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Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year Is Open!
Registration for returning students is as easy as 1-2-3:
If you have questions, email email@example.com!
Building Future: Referendum Progress
On Monday, March 29, the Board of Education approved just under $53M in bids for the Phase 1 construction of the capital improvements approved by voters in last year's referendum. That amount is $4.5M less than expected. Stay up-to-date with the Building Future: Referendum Progress on our website.
You can watch Monday's recording of the meeting below.
Seeking New Staff Members & Volunteers
It's On! Summer School 2021
Food Service News
Free Lunch for All Students
Meal Boxes for Adapted In Person
From the District 34 Food Service Team
Beginning next week, meal boxes will be available for students (and/or their siblings under 18) who are not offered meals in schools. So GOAL families, and families of students who are in person but have siblings under age 18 who are not in school (or not in person), can participate.
Meal pick up will continue to be on Wednesdays. Pickup will be from 3:30-6:00pm at Springman Middle School. Pre-registration is required.
The next pick up will be Wednesday, April 7th.
* If you need additional assistance, you should reach out to your school's social worker. You can also contact the Northfield Township Food Pantry at 847-724-8300.
D34 ParentConnect: Dealing with Change - Brushing Up on Social Skills & Putting the Pieces Together
Thursday, April 22nd, 7pm
This is an online event.
Talking to others and socializing may feel uncomfortable after isolating for a year. Everyone, to varying degrees, feels uneasy right now. If this is what we're feeling and thinking, how can we help our children hone their social skills and reconnect with friends? Family Service Center and D34 staff will present information and strategies about Social Emotional Learning and growth mindset.
Spanish, Korean, and Mongolian translation available.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Events, Programs & Activities Around the Community
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