Lions Park Remote Learning Update

Letter from the Principal

Dear Lions Park Families,


I hope that many of you were able to watch the Board of Education meeting last night. There were many community comments that reinforced my belief that the District 57 community is compassionate, collaborative and creative. We understand that this is a challenging situation for so many. Even if the plan we have moving forward is not meeting your needs, I welcome suggestions as to how we can help your child and family through the current plans we have in place.


Each family will have the opportunity to select either the hybrid option or the full remote option. You should have received survey information today from District 57. It will be extremely helpful if every family can complete the surveys for their children by the October 2nd deadline.

Below are some resources that may be helpful to you as you make your decision. These were also shared in an email from Dr. Aumiller.

  • A link to the presentation slides that outline the hybrid option for elementary students.

  • A link to a video of the entire School Board meeting, including the presentation of the plan.


This week our grade level teams met to review the data we have about your children's literacy and math skills. Teams used the data to discuss ways instruction can be refined to support student growth in literacy and math. Teams also discussed students who would benefit from support from our LSS (Literacy Support Specialist) and MSS (Math Support Specialist) teachers or from our enrichment teacher in third-fifth grades. I am constantly impressed by the commitment Lions Park teachers have to ensuring growth for all students.


Warmly,

Katie Kelly

MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT OFFICE

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
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 anthony@questfms.com or, Food Service Director at District 57. Donna Niesen at Donna.Niesen@questfms.com

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

If your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8:50-11:50 and 12:50-3:20), it is important that you report the absence to the Lions Park office at (847)394-7330 or by using the form on our website. We appreciate your cooperation!

Technology Issues

Although technology can work well, there are times when it just does not work correctly. Teachers will not be available to respond to emails during instructional times. Instead, please submit a Remote Learning Technology Support form by clicking here. Once submitted, someone from our District Technology Team will contact you to provide assistance.



If you experience a technical issue, please follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem:


  • Restart the Chromebook (make sure it turns all the way off before turning back on).

  • Quit any unused applications.

  • Sign out of an application if it's not working, and sign back in.

  • Move closer to your internet router if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

  • Turn off any accessibility features i.e., contrast mode, special cursor that may be set on the Chromebook. These can cause applications to run slow.

Instructional Assistant Position Available

We are looking to hire an Instructional Assistant for some in-person work with students starting immediately. Please email Ms. Kelly at kkelly@d57.org if you want to learn more.

PTO Secretary Needed

Hey Lions Park Families, ever wondered what the PTO is all about and how you can get more involved? Well the PTO is looking for an enthusiastic individual to fill our secretary position. The position involves taking some notes during PTO meetings which are only held once a month and posting them to the PTO website. If you feel like this is something you would like to do please contact the PTO, we would love to have you. You can reach us at either mjmehren@yahoo.com or m.janiczek01@gmail.com

PTO Spirit Wear

We are pleased to bring back the Lions Park Spirit Wear Sale beginning Monday, 9/14 through this Sunday September 27th. This year you can also purchase Lions Park masks! Use the information below to shop!

Store Link: https://www.storessimple.com/crpromotions/groups.php

Access Code: LIONSPARK