Henking Family Newsletter
March 4, 2022
Report Cards Available for Viewing!
You now can log into PowerSchool (https://pschool.glenview34.org) to see your child’s second-trimester report card. Click on the “Report Card” icon on the left navigation bar. We also ask that you click the checkbox, and Submit button at the top of the page to confirm that you have reviewed it.
If you have trouble logging into PowerSchool, please reach out to your school’s front office.
Report cards will be translated into Spanish, Korean and Mongolian. You’ll see the tabs at the top of the screen on the Report Card page in PowerSchool.
If you have any questions about your child’s report card, please contact your child’s teacher or Patty Puetz.
Online Registration for Kindergarten Is OPEN!
If you have a child who will be 5 by September 1, 2022, we need you to register online as soon as possible! The District will make staffing decisions, and plan for half-day programming, based on enrollment numbers in March. Registrations help District 34 with hiring and planning details so we're ready to go for 2022-23!
Save $300 by registering before March 30, 2022. Payment for Full Day K is automatically spaced in installments and payment plans are available! The early registration rate for half-day kindergarten is $127.
Fee Waivers & Reduced Fees
Families who need financial assistance can apply for an income-based fee waiver. Those who apply must provide proof of income to be considered for free or reduced FDK fees. The reduced fee is $580. The criteria for receiving a fee waiver are the same as the National School Lunch Program.
5 Essentials Survey
Your input on this statewide survey -- given to parents of all students throughout the state of Illinois -- allows us to help us improve our schools for our students. As a parent, taking the survey will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered for the Illinois State Board of Education by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environments
- Ambitious Instruction
Prior research in more than 400 schools shows that schools strong on at least 3 of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes.
Please click here to take the parent survey. We ask that you take the survey for each school in which you have a child. We will be pleasantly persistent in the coming weeks as we hope to reach 100% participation before the survey closes on March 11, 2022. We plan to use the results of this year's survey to give us a clear picture of our schools' climate and culture. If at least 20% of parents participate in the survey, a parent supplement report will be generated and we will share these results with the community.
Lost and Found
News from the HENKING/HOFFMAN PTA
Staffing Shortages: How You Can Help
District 34 still is experiencing critical staffing shortages and the need for substitute teachers continues to be high. Becoming a short-term substitute teacher is one easy way to help our schools and students. A short-term substitute teacher only needs:
- 60 university/college credits in any content area
- To complete a required three-hour training ($25)
- Get a Short-Term Sub license with ISBE ($25)
The North Cook Intermediate Service Center (our regional office of education) is hosting a session of the required training on March 4, 2022 from 12:00-3:30 p.m. Register here.