East Leyden Parent Bulletin
September 25, 2020
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Be Kind.Find Your Passion.Commit to Excellence
A Message from Dr. Manola
Hello, and happy Friday! Can you believe we are wrapping up September? It’s incredible how quickly this month has gone, and that Fall is here. This morning, we are excited to join you to share some important updates and information and take a quick look ahead!
To begin, please know how incredibly proud we are of all of our students and families; despite the incredible challenges and uncertainties we are facing, our Leyden families continue to go above and beyond. Student attendance has been incredible, engagement continues to be high, and we are seeing some outstanding learning and teaching taking place. We know this isn’t the ideal learning environment, and appreciate everyone’s efforts. If you ever need anything, please reach out.
Additionally, we would like to say thank you so much to everyone who took part in our Parent-Teacher conferences on September 15. We had a great turnout, and the conversations were extremely productive. Feel free to reach out to your teachers anytime to set up a time to talk, and please mark your calendar for our Quarter 2 Parent-Teacher Conferences, taking place on Tuesday, November 17. More information to follow!
Lastly, please know that we are always here for you. If you have any questions or need anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of our administrators, and we will be happy to help. Thank you for all you are doing to help our students be successful. We are all in this together!
Dr. Dominic Manola, Principal
Parents and Guardians,
As you know, the Fall 2020-21 school year has been unlike any other school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The way we teach and learn has changed and will continue to do so as the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves. Our top priority is the wellness and safety of our entire school community. As our plans continue to take shape this school year, please know that we will be in constant communication with you to share information, updates, and gather input.
Stay connected to Leyden in the following ways:
- Check your email for news and updates in the Leyden Pride e-Newsletter and school Parent Bulletins
- Download the free mobile app by searching Leyden High School Dist 212
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @leydenpride212
- "Opt-in" to receive important messages from the district via our text messaging service.
Please continue to check these communication channels for important updates.
As a reminder, because we are on a Quarter model, the three classes your student is currently taking (Periods 1, 2 & 3) will be COMPLETE FOR THE SEMESTER on Friday, October 16, 2020. Thank you for continuing to encourage your students’ to stay engaged and complete all of their works, as well as reach out to their teachers if they need anything
All incoming freshmen are required to submit a health examination with proof of required immunizations prior to the first day of school. To date, there are still a number of students who have not submitted this document. In order to eliminate disruption to your student’s schedule, if you have not yet submitted this document, please do so as soon as possible. This health examination must be completed within one year of entering high school and must be completed on the Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form.
Dental examinations are due no later than May 15, 2021. School dental examinations must have been completed within 18 months prior to the May 15, 2021 deadline.
Please submit all documentation to Marlene Cuevas, School Nurse.
Any student who has entered the 12th grade shall show proof of receiving two doses of Meningococcal immunization MCV4. Students that are not in compliance by October 15, 2020, are subject to exclusion from school until the appropriate documentation has been submitted according to the IDPH code.
Please contact the health office at 847-451-3084 with any questions.
PLANNING & PAYING FOR COLLEGE
If you missed the Planning & Paying for College virtual program, CLICK HERE for the presentation and resources.
All senior students will need to create a “Parchment Account” in order to send their transcript to colleges, postsecondary institutions, and future employers. If your senior son/daughter has not yet created their student parchment account, please remind them to do so. Click here for instructions on creating a Parchment account.
The importance of a high school transcript
Sophomore and Freshmen Parents
The counselors will be sharing a quick lesson on “The Importance of a High School Transcript” with freshmen and sophomore students next week. Please encourage your freshmen or sophomore student to view and complete the lesson found here
Clubs & Activities
We are proud to announce the roll-out of most of our Clubs and Activities starting Quarter 2! By October 20, we expect most of our groups to begin meeting with our students. Our goal for the start of the school year was to ensure that our classroom instruction was up and running successfully. We are incredibly pleased with what is happening in our classes, and are excited to begin connecting with our students once again through co-curricular! Look for more information in the coming weeks, including a Virtual Activities Fair, about what's available for our students to get involved!
Log Volunteer Hours
Did you know that to earn the Excellence Award students demonstrate success in Seven different areas including grades, attendance, citizenship, etc? We require at least 25 hours of service for the Excellence award. To log your hours please visit this website. There is a video demo on how to log previous service events. Please visit Home Access Center and navigate to School Links - Excellence Award Status to check your current number of logged hours.
There are many different types of services that you can complete while staying safe and social distancing. From raking leaves to helping younger siblings with e-learning. Check out our always up to date list of local opportunities here.
Registration Office: 847.451.3025
Dean's Office: 847.451.3032
Bilingual Office: 847.451.3063
Tech Support: 847.451.5591 or
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