D34 Parent News

April 2021

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Adapted In Person Begins Wednesday!

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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

Students who are in person will attend in person five days a week. Wednesdays will continue to have a late-start schedule.

GOAL school hours will not change in Adapted In Person.

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Look for Bus Route Letters Today!

Check your email inbox later today for updates and reminders about bus routes, schedules and seat assignments.

Reminder: What to Expect

If you want a refresher on what to expect in the Adapted In Person environment, you can review the information shared with families in March.
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Cultivating Resilience: A Program for Parents with Doug Bolton, Ph.D.

Monday, April 5th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Zoom: tinyurl.com/D34Resilience

Password: BeWell34

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.

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Travel Reminders

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.

Domestic Travel

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:

International Travel
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:

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

Español - 한국어 - Монгол

PRUEBA DE COVID-19 GRATIS EN FLICK PARK | FLICK PARK에서 무료 COVID-19 테스트 | Flick Park дээр үнэгүй COVID-19 туршилт

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year Is Open!

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open for new and returning students. So, whether you're enrolling your youngest for 8th grade, or have an incoming kindergartener, follow along the step-by-step registration process on our website, to make sure you don't miss a step. The District will offer an early bird discount for those who register by May 31, 2021.

Registration for returning students is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Log into PowerSchool
  2. If required, complete residency verification
  3. Pay fees online

If you have questions, email residency@glenview34.org!

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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.

District 34 Special Board of Education Meeting: Construction Bid Approval, 3-29-2021

Seeking New Staff Members & Volunteers

District 34 is hiring substitutes and seeking volunteers to support our schools, staff and students!
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It's On! Summer School 2021

Look for registration information soon! Summer School is open to all students currently in EC-7th grade. The District will provide information on additional summer programming for students identified as needing review and reinforcement and those who qualify for Extended School Year (ESY) services according to their IEPs.
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Food Service News

Free Lunch for All Students

The Federal lunch program extends free meals for every student to end of school year, so your child will not need to swipe a card for lunch. Lunch orders are taken daily in the classroom, with a limited menu of four daily choices.

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.

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D34 ParentConnect: Dealing with Change - Brushing Up on Social Skills & Putting the Pieces Together

Thursday, April 22nd, 7pm

This is an online event.

Come join us for part two of a two-part event on Thursday, April 22 at 7pm.

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.

Zoom: tinyurl.com/D34Parent

Passcode: Connect

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Community Resources

Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth

Hello from GNCY!

Please see this valuable information from Let's Talk Cannabis with ways to be there for your child while encouraging a cannabis-free life.

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Events, Programs & Activities Around the Community

District 34's digital backpack is through a flyer communication tool called Peachjar. You should have received a welcome email from Peachjar that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences, but you do not need to log in to receive or view school digital flyers. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. You also will be able to visit your school’s website to see school-approved digital flyers by clicking the Peachjar button on each school’s website.

Note: Peachjar is free to our schools because community partners pay a small service fee to post and distribute digital flyers (typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers).