The Fairview Connection
September 4, 2020
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS
Dear Fairview Families,
After two weeks of remote learning, we are settling nicely into our routines. I am so proud of our teachers and students for their hard work each day to help us continue to make progress with remote teaching and learning. While this model could never replace full in-person learning, it is nice to have this as an option while school safety and sustainability remain in question. While we are learning from home, our school nurse, Kelly Brunning, came up with a fun idea for students to engage in related to making healthy choices. Please read below for more details!
Do you like games, being active, and ice cream? Well look no further! Come join us in a game of Healthy Habits Bingo. All participants will have a chance to make healthy choices, be active, and possibly win free ice cream! Click this link for your Bingo sheet and instructions. Downloaded forms can be filled out and emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can make a copy of this form to complete the Bingo card electronically if that is easier. Contact Nurse Kelly Brunning with any questions! Contest ends September 30th.
We are excited to share that our LRC (Learning Resource Center) will be having a book checkout system. Please look at this link for details on how to reserve books and then come to Fairview to pick them up. If you have any follow up questions, please call (847-394-7320 x4133) or email Mrs. Patty Kennedy (email@example.com) and she can help you.
Starting next week and continuing through September 18th, students will be engaging in our fall assessments. We gather data from a variety of sources to help us best instruct our students throughout the school year. Students will take the aMath and aReading Assessments through Fast Bridge. This assessment will take the place of the MAP assessment we typically take during the fall. The MAP assessment would be challenging to administer and supervise via Zoom as both of these applications cannot run simultaneously. The Fast Bridge aMath and aReading assessments will help teachers identify specific skills to target when instructing each child and provide an overview of a student’s overall math and reading ability. Students will also take the CBM-Math CAP (Curriculum Based Measure – Math Concepts and Applications), which is a universal screening assessment that provides information on each student’s current math abilities. The CBM-Reading screener will also be administered to measure students’ reading fluency, which is an excellent predictor of overall reading success. Lastly, students will read a quick “where to start” word list assessment with our literacy support staff to give teachers a snapshot of each student’s reading level. All of this data is valuable to us in determining what concepts to focus on with each child and where extra support may be needed to close any achievement gaps. If you would like further information regarding how your child scored on any of these other measures, please email your child’s teacher to inquire. Any of this information can be made available to you if you’d like it.
Thank you to all parents and guardians for your continued support, flexibility and kindness as we continue to work together to help our students have success as remote learners. As always, please let me know if I can help you in any way. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK?
If the issue relates to problems with Zoom such as lagging, audio or video issues, dropping calls, etc., try the following steps listed below. If you’ve tried these suggestions and are still not having any luck, please click on the "Tech Assistance" button and fill out the form.
Restart the Chromebook by pushing the power button down for 2 seconds and then pushing it again to turn on the device. This can be done before school and during lunchtime.
Move closer to the wi-fi router if possible.
Close any extra windows/tabs you have open.
Monitor the number of and types of devices on your home network. Having multiple wireless devices may impact the quality of the calls, even if they are not in use. It is recommended to shut-down or power off any extra devices.
Second, this link provides families with three ways students can access the ClassLink launchpad, which is what comes up for students when they open their Chromebook. Among these options, you will see how to access this from a personal device. If you are having trouble with your district issued Chromebook and have another device available, this will be particularly beneficial. If this is an option for you, we recommend accessing Zoom on a home device and then using the Chromebook for all other aspects of their remote
If you are experiencing technology difficulties with your Chromebook, please fill out this form so our technology staff can help.
A Message about District 57's New Lunch Program from Adam Parisi, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations
Dear District 57 Community:
As you are aware, District 57 will be starting the school year with remote learning. Quest Food Management Services is busy reopening the kitchen and making modifications to the program to ensure safe serving. The menu has been modified and will include pre-packed meals for distribution for each school in District 57. Cold entrees will be offered; you will also have the choice to pre order a la carte items.
Although there will be modifications to the “way” we serve our food during this time, we want to assure you that the quality of “what” we serve will not change. We will be preparing meals daily, from fresh, high quality ingredients that adhere to Quest’s Food Philosophy. Modifications to the way we serve are outlined below:
Pre- Ordering with My Meal Order
Quest has made modifications to ensure your meal is served in the safest and freshest way possible. Because meals will be primarily served in a remote environment, the District is using an online ordering system (My Meal Order). Below are the steps for ordering weekly A la carte options.
Starting Tuesday September 8th the entire district will have the capability to order lunch and A la Carte items off of a new ordering platform.
• Please create an account with My Meal Order – Instruction attached. This will allow you to select the daily meals and/or a la carte options.
• Meal orders must be submitted by Thursday at Midnight for the next week.
• You will be required to create an account and transactions will happen at the point of order.
• It is highly recommended that the “low balance” notification is set up for your My Meal order account to ensure continuous food service. Insufficient funds will result in delayed ordering and may result in your order for the next week not being processed.
• First orders will be due September 8th at midnight for meal distribution on Tuesday the 15th and Thursday the 17th.
Meal Distribution will take place at Lincoln Middle School in D57 between 11:10-12:50pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week
• Orders for Tuesdays will be picked up Tuesday at Lincoln Middle School
• Orders for Thursday will be picked up Thursday at Lincoln Middle School
• Meals will be labeled with the student’s name and ID number
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Quest’s District Manager, Anthony Ferrazzuolo, at firstname.lastname@example.org or, Food Service Director at District 57. Donna Niesen at Donna.Niesen@questfms.com
Please see instructions on how to set up a "My Meal Order" account to order meals.
Una Durkan, Assistant Principal
Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328