March 17, 2023
- Wednesday, March, 22- Early Release
- Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 - Spring Break
- Monday, April 1 - School Resumes
- Tuesday, April 2 - IAR testing begins for grades 3-5
- Friday, April 7 - School Improvement Day - No School
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
From Mrs. Woodring
This past week was a very busy week, starting last Friday with students participating in St. Baldrick's, to one of our very own winning a medal in basketball at ISU for basketball in Special Olympics, congratulation Myra Cacini. This week we had our first and third-grade music performances on Tuesday, Wednesday we hosted the author Ms. Schu and illustrator Ms. Castillo, then on Thursday our orchestra students went on a field trip to the Elgin Symphony. It felt like pre-Covid times with visitors, live performances, and personal accomplishments and connections. (photos are included of these various events at the bottom.)
Next week is our final week before spring break, our student council has planned a spirit week so look before for the information.
Please consider completing this survey we have a little over 10% response rates from our parents.
The 2023 Illinois Parent Survey is currently open for you to access and the student survey will be given this week to our Lincoln students during the school day. These surveys are very important as they provide a feedback loop that allows us to reflect on and refine our educational practices. Every year D303 participates in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey as a way to collect feedback from all of our stakeholders: students, teachers, staff, and parents/guardians. The Parent Survey, for parents, will be open from March 2, 2023, to March 10, 2023.
You and your child’s participation in the survey provides an opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of our school’s effectiveness. These responses will help us understand the conditions at Lincoln and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Below is the link to the survey for you:
Thank you in advance for your feedback as we greatly welcome and appreciate it.
Student Council's Spirit Week March 20th - 24th
Monday: Sunglasses Day
Tuesday: Flower Shirt & Crazy Socks (In honor of National Downs Syndrome Day)
Wednesday: Beach Bag Day Instead of a Backpack
Thursday: Beach Hat Day
Friday: Beach Towel Day
Staff Recognition and Acknowledgement
Here is the link to the form, https://forms.gle/XzjVuHd5HK7zGMBj9
In the future it will be embedded as a button.
We want all to be able to participate and attend our field trip celebrating our community of readers!
Please call the Attendance Line to Report an Absence
If your student is going to be late or absent, please call 331-228-2500 and press 1 to report the absence and the reason. Leave a message on the attendance line as soon as possible that morning or the night before. Thank you for your help in verifying absences from school.
D303 Administration has worked with the Board of Education to establish a routine summary on the health of District 303 through a Data Dashboard. This chart, which will be updated monthly on the District website, provides an overview of nine important measurements in the categories of Academics, Operations and Belonging.
Health Office News
A note from the Health Office:
It’s never too early to start planning!!
Dental Examination Requirements
Students in kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15th.
We are seeing an increase in the amount of gastrointestinal related illness in our school and within the D303 community. Common reported symptoms are: nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Fever, headache, body aches and diarrhea may also be present. Symptoms usually develop 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to a gastrointestinal illness. Most people will see improvement within 1 to 3 days without treatment.
Gastrointestinal illness can be passed through the feces and vomit of infected persons. Students can become infected by person-to-person contact, eating contaminated food or water, by coming into contact with contaminated surfaces, or by tiny particles in vomit spread through the air that land on surfaces or enter a person’s mouth.
Proper hand hygiene practices are the best way to prevent the transmission of gastrointestinal illness. Hands should be washed with warm water and soap. Hands should be scrubbed for 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer can be used in addition to handwashing, but hand sanitizer should not be a substitute for handwashing.
Students with vomiting or diarrhea should not attend school while symptoms are present. D303 guidelines allow a student to return to school as long as there is no vomiting or diarrhea within a 24 hour period without using medication to control these symptoms. Students should also be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. A fever is a temperature of 100 F or greater .
Family Contact Info - Please verify for your family!
This week’s first snow is a great reminder to make sure the contact information you’ve provided the District is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:
View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:
- From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
- Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
- To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the Cell/Text field
- Select the “save” button