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1.4.2022 13th Edition

WELCOME to 2022

On Monday, January 10th, we will be ready to welcome your children back to school! As we enter the second half of the school year, please continue to prioritize your health. Together, we will work as a team to continue to make school welcoming and safe!

Self Certification on January 10th

Monday, January 10th, is a required self-certification day.

Parents need to use ParentVUE to self-certify that students coming on campus are free of COVID-like symptoms. When you log in to ParentVUE, you will see a screen asking you to self-certify that your child is symptom free.

The current transmission level is HIGH which requires monthly self-certification. Self-certification will only show up in ParentVUE on a school day. Please self-certify your child on, Monday, January 10th, 2022.

Please note: if you are using the ParentVUE app to self-certify, you need to make sure you are using the most updated version and are logged in. If you have any difficulties with the app, please use the desktop version to complete self-certification.

Self-certification does not mean you are saying your child is symptom free for an entire month, but rather that you will monitor your child’s health closely every day and keep them home when they are not feeling well. You can report your child's absence using ParentVUE after completing the self-certification process.

Thank you, in advance, for completing this step and for your cooperation!

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Students in grades fourth through twelve across Illinois have the opportunity to participate beginning January 11, 2022 in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey implemented by the Illinois State Board of Education. This statewide survey is based on 20 years of research at the University of Chicago. It asks students about their experiences in school, giving school leaders critical student input to help develop school improvement plans.

Student participants will be required to log-in using their student ID and birth date in order to complete the survey. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn course material.

Please be aware that under the Protection of Pupil Rights Act. 20 U.S.C. Section 1232(c) (1) (A), you have the right to review a copy of the questions asked of your child. While the link to this year’s survey questions has not yet been made available, the questions are the same as last year and can be found on the Illinois 5Essentials website at

If you do not want your son or daughter to participate, please contact your child’s school by January 11, 2022.

How to access 2021 DLM-AA Results

Students in grades 3-8 and 11 who participated in the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment (DLM-AA) in Spring 2021 will be receiving score reports in PDF format via ParentVUE starting on January 14, 2022.

Scores for DLM-AA are reported in the subject areas of English/Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. For students in grades 5, 8, and 11, scores are also reported in the subject area of Science. PDF score reports include how students performed on each subject area domain and essential element.

Beginning January 14, 2022, DLM-AA PDF score reports can be found in ParentVUE by clicking on the “Documents” section at the left and then looking for “DLM-AA Test Scores”.

5th Grade ONLY- Growth and Development Curriculum

5th grade growth and development curriculum is on the horizon. On Thursday, January 20th the boys and girls will meet together for an overview of the maturation process. The girls and boys will then be separated into gender groups and the boys will meet with a male District PE/Health Educator while the female student's meet with a certified nurse. There will be a recap of some of the subject areas that were covered during the presentation.

Additional information will be sent home on Monday, January 11th. If you do not want your child to attend, please complete and return the permission form which will be sent home on 1.11.

The goal of this presentation is to provide factual information and clear up any questions.

Updates from the LMC - Reminder

Thank you to all of our Young families for your support of our fall Book Fair. Our school gets back 25% of all sales, which helps us buy new books to provide to our students. At this time in the year, we have already had over 17,000 circulations since August. We are so excited to continue to expand our readership and share stories. Thank you for helping our LMC collection grow.

Mrs. Ranucci


Next Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education will meet at the Crouse Education Center on January 10, 2022 at 7pm

Meeting agendas and documents will be available online prior to the meeting. Indian Prairie School District 204 Board of Education meetings will require masks to be worn at all times by those attending the meeting. Video of the regular meeting can be streamed live or viewed the following day at the District’s YouTube channel.

Food Service

This year, we have been providing a grab and go style lunch at no charge to all students. Please visit the IPSD website for more information on the free meal program and for menu options.

Covid Dashboard

Positive cases of COVID-19 at each school in Indian Prairie 204 can be found on the District's COVID Dashboard. The information is updated each Monday by 4 pm. If your child is in close contact with someone who tested positive, a member of the COVID-19 Response Team will notify you directly regarding the need to quarantine as a precaution.

Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and Wells Fargo Advisors are partnering for the eighth year to recognize our outstanding staff members who go above and beyond. To nominate someone who is making a difference, visit A+ Award.

Elementary School Hours

Regular Hours:

Arrival: Doors open at 8:50. Bell rings at 9:05. Students should be in class and ready to learn at 9:05.

Dismissal: 3:35 Every Day


Arrival on Wednesdays ONLY-Doors open at 9:00 and bell rings at 9:15.

Dismissal: 3:35

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 23rd - Friday, January 7th No School - Winter Break

Monday, January 17th - NO SCHOOL - Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 18th - NO SCHOOL - SIP/Teacher Work Day

Wednesday, January 26- PTA Meeting at 7:00 in person at Nancy Young Elementary

Navigating Nancy Young Elementary

To learn about arrival and dismissal procedures please click the picture or click here.