The News You Can Use

January 22, 2021

Principal's Message

Ravinia Families,

We are excited to welcome students back in person for our hybrid learning model on Monday, February 1! This time frame allows our families and staff to arrange for childcare if necessary, and time for anyone out of town to make travel plans and self-quarantine if needed. While this is not a requirement at this time in Lake County or District 112, we will change our practices if health officials give us different guidance.

Over the summer we worked hard to create protocols and procedures at Ravinia that would ensure we could exceed the expectations regarding social distancing and safety procedures during these times. Little will change in this regard when we return in February. Click on the button below for more information about returning to school.

We are excited to welcome our students and full staff back into the building next month!


Courtney Nordstrom, Principal

Special Edition: Back to Hybrid News You Can Use

Click on this link for reminders about coming back to our hybrid model starting February 1. There is important information about Crisis Go certification, materials to return, and other important information.

Important Dates to Remember

2/1 - Return to Hybrid In-Person School, Ravinia Spirit Wear Day

2/5 - Spirit Day, Favorite Sports Team and/or Super Bowl Wear

2/9- Board of Education Meeting, 7pm

2/12 - Valentine's Spirit Day, Wear Anything Love Related

2/15 - Institute Day, No School

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Join Any Time - Virtual Lunch Bunch!

We will be offering social groups, led by Ravinia staff, twice a week for every grade over the lunch hour beginning January 4. Each session will last 30 minutes. This is an opportunity for students to see their grade level peers and interact socially. Activities will vary by grade and session, and attendance is voluntary and flexible. We encourage students to bring their lunch (or not) and hang out with their peers! We've left plenty of time for a screen free break in the middle of the day as well. If you have any questions, please reach out.

From the Library

Book Returns: February 1st is right around the corner and I can't wait to see some of our students in the building. In the meantime, let's look for some books. If you have library books that you are finished reading please have your child return them to their classroom teacher when we return. If you have a remote student, you are welcome to drop off library books in the return bin located in the vestibule at school. The front doors are open on regular school days from 8:00am-4:00pm. Please feel free to drop off any books at your convenience.

We are also halfway through our iRead contest. Please continue to support our students with reading and recording their minutes on the reading log. Good Luck!

District Lunch Resources

Any family with children 18 or younger is eligible for free meals during this time. You can pick up meals at Oak Terrace between 10:30-1:30 Monday-Friday, or you can sign up to have the meals delivered directly to your home while everyone is remote! There is no registration needed to pick up meals at Oak Terrace. This program is for all our families and is funded regardless of number of students. Your participation does not 'take away' from others being able to participate.

If you'd like to have the meals delivered to you, see the information below:

Please complete this form to join the program.

Deliveries of breakfast and lunch will be twice a week, Mondays (2 days worth) and Wednesdays (3 days worth).

  • As new families apply for delivery, they will be added to the route for the following week.
  • When we are back in person, remote families will still be eligible for food deliveries, but hybrid families can still pick up meals at Oak Terrace.
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Nurse Communication Reminders: Report ALL Absences

Please inform Nurse Betsy if your child (or someone in your home) tests positive for COVID19, has had close contact with someone who has tested positive, or is sick (including symptoms).

This includes ALL absences - including vacation, appointments, or any other absence. We still need to document these absences during our pivot to remote learning. Ms. Weiss can be reached at: or 224-765-3709.

The Lake County Health Department is offering additional mobile testing services during this time. You can view the sites, hours, and more information here.

Practice the 3-Ws and stay healthy.

Social Emotional Supports

Please click this link to see additional social-emotional supports offered by District 112.

Ravinia School

AM in Person Session: 8:40-10:55

PM in Person Session: 12:55-3:10