Good Grief!

All the "Good" without the "Grief"!

August 31, 2020

Health Office Notes

When Your Child is Sick:


If your child is feeling sick, please be detailed when you call in to the attendance line, before 9:30am. The McHenry Health Department requires that we provide details about specific symptoms.


Health Forms:


While we have received many physicals, vision and dental forms so far, we are still missing many student's documents.


The Illinois Department of Health has not changed any of the health requirements for this school year.

These requirements apply regardless of remote vs in-person learning.



  • Students in PreK need a current physical
  • Kindergarteners need physical, vision and dental exam
  • 2nd grade requires an updated dental exam
  • 6th graders need to provide physical, proof of updated immunizations and dental exam.
  • Students new to Illinois schools need to provide physical, vision and dental exam


In addition, every student needs to have a completed 2020-2021 health survey on file.

All Health forms can be found on the school webpage under "Parents" dropdown, select Forms

Please contact your physician and make the necessary appointments.

Paperwork must be received by the school prior to October 15th.

There is a yellow box in the front office vestibule that is cleared nightly.



Please call the nurse if you have any questions, Mrs. McLaughlin at 815-653-2311.

Remote Learning Reminders:

Everyone is doing a great job with Remote Learning! Thank you for all of your help and support. Here are a few reminders:


  • Log into each class on time with your microphone muted.
  • Find an area in the house for your child to work without any distractions; dogs barking, parent conversations, loud music or TV. All lessons are recorded.
  • Take advantage of the teacher office hours to ask clarifying questions about any lessons.
  • Call school by 9:30am, if your child is going to be absent.

Friday, September 4 - NO SCHOOL - Institute Day!

PreK - 5th Grade Curriculum Night:


When: Wednesday, September 2


Time: 6:30pm


Where: At Your House!


How: Your child's teacher will share a link to a "Curriculum Night Presentation"


If you have any questions about the presentation, please contact your child's teacher.

6th-8th Grade Curriculum Night

When: Thursday, September 3


Time: 6:30pm


Where: At Your House!


How: Your child's teacher will share a link to a "Curriculum Night Presentation".


BE SURE to check on TeacherEase for your child's schedule.


If you have any questions about the presentation, please contact your child's teacher.

Lunchroom Notes:

If you have not ordered your meals for September 1 through September 11, there is still time! Attached is the September Menu. Be sure to complete the Meal Order Form by Monday, August 31.


Meal pick up is everyday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

PIZZA! PIZZA!!

Mark Your Calendar!! PTO will begin their fall fundraiser on September 7. Watch for further details!

Granola FOR Grandparents

We can't get together this year, but we can still have fun!!


PTO will be providing a "Make Your Own Granola Kit" to be done at home with your grandparents.


If you would like to receive a Granola Kit, please RSVP to Ali Pohlhammer at 815-236-7091.


Drive up Granola Kit Pick Up will be Saturday, September 12 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Harrison School!

Checking Out Library Books - Remotely!

Students can check out library books this fall!


GRADES 3-8

Students reserve books using Destin Discover or with a Google Form


GRADES K-2
Student reserve books using a Google Form (with parent/guardian help)


In-person PreK/ECSE will get their books when in the building


Books will be ready in 1-2 days - pick up on a table by the Front Office


Return books to the box by the Front Office anytime between 8:00am and 4:00pm



Check out our library website at: https://sites.google.com/view/hsd36library/more/fall-2020-book-check-out


Pleas contact Mrs. Anderson, danderson@hsd36org, if you have any questions.


Happy Reading!

Monday, September 7 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL!