BG eNews -Home Edition

May 20, 2020

Notes from Mrs. Klueppel...

  • Student Supply Pick Up: We have things that belong to you and your child and you likely have a few things that belong to us. Included are details regarding the processes we will use to get your things back to you and for you to get things back to us.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MkWhYcPlGbbSIxZGtiIFd0wh1Q-x7hAZxuwcTCTMabg/edit?usp=sharing

    *If you have any questions at all regarding this process please contact me directly, amy.klueppel@d303.org

  • Information about summer food service and school fee/food waivers can be found below under CUSD303 News.

  • Third Trimester Report Cards:

    Third trimester report cards will be available on HAC on the morning of May 28th. Please be aware that all schools are in uncharted territory when it comes to 3rd trimester report cards. Being that all but three weeks of the final trimester took place in a remote learning platform, proficiency markings and standards reported on will simply look different. Throughout remote learning, all grade levels have focused on essential standards. Therefore, fewer standards may have been addressed in the third trimester, leading to an increase in the number of standards with a marking of NA.

Moving?

If you are moving out of D303, and know your child will not be returning to Bell-Graham for the 2020-21 school year, please call or email the office.


Please complete and return a student records transfer request form also. It is required to transfer records to your child's new school.

Returning Student Registration- Deadline June 5

Returning Student Registration for 2020-2021 has moved to an online format. In years past, parents completed the necessary paperwork in paper format. This year, all acknowledgments and authorizations are contained in a single electronic, online registration form that will be easily accessible from most electronic devices (computer, Chromebook, and Smartphones).


Parents can sign into the Returning Student Online Registration form using their Home Access Center (HAC) credentials, select individual students, and complete their registration. The form is located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website.


Registration fees for elementary and middle school are available in Pushcoin and billed to reflect the early bird discount of $10.00 if paid by May 22. High School fees will be available in June. For families who may qualify for a fee waiver, and are not directly certified by the state, a 2020-2021 district fee waiver application will be available on the District 303 website in July, accessible from the Parent/Community menu.

PTO NEWS

ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL:

The selection for One Book One School summer reading program is the Mouse and the Mototcycle. Please see the flyer.​ You should have received/recieve your family’s copy of the book at supply pick up this week. Please go to this link for more information and to support the reading with some fun activities.


BIG THANKS TO HEATHER TRASK:

Heather has compiled the BG 2020 Quarantine Edition of the Virtual Talent Show. In addition, she is working on a special presentation for the outgoing Fifth Grade students. Big thanks for her hours of work to honor our BG students.


BG VISITS:

Looking for an idea to pep up your BG student? BG the Bobcat will be available for drive-by visits, or video-“grahams”. The BG PTO wants your students to continue staying strong and feeling some BG love during the end of this school year. So whether you need an incentive to have your student finish strong or reward them for a job well-done or even to celebrate a birthday, please let us know. Contact kellyacameron@yahoo.com or text Kelly at 630-452-7984 if you are interested.
Bell Grammies Talent Show 2020

Medication Retrieval Process

There will be a Nurse available for Medication pick up during these remaining times:


Wednesday, May 20 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Last name beginning I-P and for anyone who can't make the day times

Thursday, May 21 - 9:00 - 11:00 AM Last name beginning Q-Z


Emails were sent to families that have medications at school but if you are unsure if your child has medication/supplies still in the building, please contact the nurse, LeeAnna Anzaldi, at LeeAnna.Anzaldi@d303.org to confirm.


Medication Retrieval Process:

During designated pick up time, parents will pull the car up in front of the front doors with family name displayed in the window. In addition to your child's name and classroom, please remember to draw a star on the sign to indicate to staff that you also need to pick up medication. Staff will notify the nurse to bring medication out. To maintain social distance, please roll down a rear or passenger window, or open the car trunk. A nurse wearing a mask and gloves will then come out to place medications that are in a ziplock bag inside your vehicle. This process will work just like a grocery store pick up. The Nurse will initial pick up form with date you picked up medications and this will act as a signature. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the health office.


331-228-2104

Stay Safe, Mrs. Anzaldi

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR 2020-21

Currently, the State of Illinois has not issued any information regarding changes in the school health requirements or their due dates for the upcoming school year. St. Charles CUSD 303 will continue to monitor and report any changes as they become available from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health/State of Illinois. We recognize that medical, optical, and dental appointments may not be readily available and that specific medical conditions may affect the scheduling of appointments. We recommend that families work with their primary care providers as social distancing practices evolve.

Attention 5th Grade Families:

The Thompson PTO has teamed up with School Tool Box to give incoming 6th graders the option of purchasing pre-packaged school supplies for next year. Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address. You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items. Be sure to place your order early to allow plenty of time for your supplies to be shipped to your home before supply drop off day. Please use this link (https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/) to place your order. Please see this flyer for more information.


School supply lists for next year can be found on the Thompson registration page by clicking here.

St. Charles Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading is almost here!


The St. Charles Public Library District invites kids to read a little bit every day to keep up their reading skills outside of the school year. They can pick up a book in any format- print or digital, and they can read or be read to. If a kid reads 20 minutes each weekday for the ten weeks of the program, he or she will reach 1000 minutes by August 2nd!


Starting May 26th, visit our website or scpld.readsquared.com to sign up and start logging minutes online. Kids receive a virtual badge for every 100 minutes logged! Complete an online mission each week and earn additional minutes.


At 1000 minutes, kids are eligible for a book prize and an entry in our Grand Prize Drawing. There will be five gift baskets in the drawing- each focused on a different area: Reading, Science, Art, Video Games, and Legos.


Additionally, we are excited to announce that the St. Charles Public Library will be offering library cards to all District 303 students! Every student who attends a District 303 school will be eligible to get their own library card. Parents will opt in for a student card when they do online registration. Please note that only students will be able to get a library card. Parents, or other family members who do not attend school are ineligible to receive a card.


A library card will give you access to all our ebooks and eresources while our public space is closed. You can access all the information on what we have available at scpld.org/ebooks.


We are so excited to offer this invaluable resource to our students at District 303. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Stulgate, 630-549-8971.

Dig Deeper! Summer Reading 2020

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars Ozzie's Reading Club is one more thing that got interrupted by the pandemic. Our reserved games were cancelled, and the Cougars still don't know when their season will start. Instead of rescheduling our school night, they've graciously decided to give each student a ticket voucher to any game this season. Of course, you will have to wait to order until a modified schedule is announced.

BG Bobcats Virtual Art Show

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Helpful Links

CUSD 303 News

Summer Food Service Plan

School Fees/Food Waiver

Incoming All Day Kindergarten Families

We have adjusted the billing and payment options for all-day kindergarten in order to accommodate the possibility of remote learning resuming in the fall. The option to pay for the full year has been removed and replaced with the option to pay in full for one semester at a time (5 months). You will still receive the 10% discount if the semester is paid in full by July 31, 2020. The fee that is paid will apply once in-person learning resumes.


In the event we return to in-person learning at the beginning of the school year, and continue into the second semester, you will be billed for the additional in-person learning (the second semester). We hope this will avoid the circumstance of families overpaying up front and having to wait for refunds if we are unable to return to the classroom in the fall.