Message from the Principal

October 12 ,2020

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Message from the Principal

Dear Central Road Families,

It was amazing to welcome back our 3rd and 4th graders! We can’t wait to see our 5th and 6th grade students on Tuesday! A friendly reminder, that we do not have school on Monday.

The re-entry of our students has been a very smooth transition. Our in-person students are doing an incredible job in their classrooms.

Please join me in welcoming Central Road’s new school nurse, Ms. Amita Patel. Ms. Patel has an extensive background in nursing. Ms. Patel is team-oriented, an excellent communicator and will ensure that all of the students at Central Road have their individual needs met through her care. Ms. Patel can be contacted at or 847-963-5102.

Picture day is quickly approaching on Thursday, October 22. Pictures will be taken in our gym. The space will be ventilated and frequently sanitized. We will invite one in-person class down at a time, and will clean in between classes. Students who are in virtual classrooms are invited to come to Central Road on Thursday, October 22nd from 1:30-3:00. If you are interested in having your child’s picture taken, please complete this form, so we know how many students to expect. Virtual Student Pictures

At the end of the school year, Central Road creates a yearbook that includes individual student photos and pictures of students engaged in learning activities.

Parents may submit a individual student photograph of their child later this school year for the yearbook, if you elect to not move forward with a photograph through Interstate. The photos will be added to our yearbook.

We are also collecting submissions of photographs of your child participating in school activities in the virtual learning environment. Please add photos to this folder. Pictures will be collected through the month of March. Central Road 2020-21 Yearbook Photos

We can’t wait to see our fifth and sixth-grade students on Tuesday!


Patti Van Winkle, Principal

Central Road Highlights

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Interstate Studio Safety Measures

We are sharing the following information on our protocols so you know exactly what to expect from Interstate as Fall Picture Day 2020 approaches.

Please know that the health and well-being of our schools, our employees and every

community is top priority, and we are doing everything we can to reduce the

spread of COVID-19.

Fall Picture Day

Our photography team has been updating procedures and preventive measures that

include, but are not limited to:

Sanitation of Photo Equipment- Cameras, equipment and stools will be sanitized between

  • every class or group.


  • are required to wear face coverings.

Social Distancing- The distance between the camera and a student is 6 feet. Paper

tape will be used to mark 6 feet apart for the student lines.

No-touch Order Envelope Collection- We are working to be 100% paperless this year, with all ordering done safely online.

We will keep the same teams of photographers together, minimizing

  • their exposure to other photographers.

Additionally, we will continue to follow guidance from local authorities in each of the communities we work in regarding further developments. Your safety and peace of mind is important to us, and we hope this better informs you of the measures we have put in place.

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MAP Testing

MAP Testing will take place on Tuesday, October 13th through Friday, October 16th.

Virtual students who are completing the assessment at home, if you receive an error with the resolution on your child's computer, please follow the steps in this video.

Changing Resolution on a Chromebook

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Central Road PTA News

Membership Drive 2020-2021: Each year, become an advocate for your child through the PTA. Membership is renewed every year. Don’t worry, signing up for a PTA membership does not mean you have to help out. It simply means you want to help the PTA organize amazing programs and support our students and teachers throughout the school year. This year, the PTA is committed to hosting an event for our families at least once per month.

Our membership form can be found here. This form can be dropped off at Central Road School with cash/check payment, or submitted electronically by emailing a scan or picture of the form to You can also pay online (see form or visit our PTA membership webpage for details). Questions? Email Sanja Harvey at

Please contact our PTA President, Dan McCullough with ideas or questions.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, October 12th- No School- Columbus Day

  • Tuesday, October 13-Friday, October 16th- MAP Testing ( Grades 2-6)

  • Tuesday, October 13th- In-person Grades 5-6 return to Central Road

  • Thursday, October 22nd- Picture Day

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Technology Support

For assistance with technology, parents or students should call the school’s office or email, Mrs. Sasaki, We can assist with troubleshooting or, if necessary, can replace a broken device with a loaner.
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