Graves Sailor Newsletter

September 24, 2021

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Parents and students in grades Kindergarten - 4th Grade,

We know that this is not an easy time for everyone but we thank you all for your continued patience as we continue following CDC Guidelines and COVID-19 protocols. As well as, getting used to our new routines.

Please see the following newsletter for important information.

School Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Entrance 7:50a.m.

Dismissal 2:50p.m.

Wednesdays (Late Start)

Entrance 8:50a.m.

Dismissal 2:50p.m.

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade: Door #2

3rd and 4th Grade: Door #3

*Please remember to be on time. All students should be inside the building by

7:50am(M,T, TH, F)/8:50am (Wednesdays). We've had a growing number of students who are arriving tardy. We will be looking at students with chronic tardiness and be reaching out to parents in the next couple of days.

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

Wednesday, October 6: Progress reports will will be sent via Seesaw and sent home with students.

Monday, October 11: No School - Columbus Day

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Homework Help

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Don't Forget your Face Mask

Parents, please remember to make sure your child brings an extra face mask or two in their bookbag in case it is needed.


Breakfast will be available every morning for students who wish to come in and eat before school starts. Door #7

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 7:30a.m.-7:45a.m.

Wednesdays 8:30a.m.-8:45a.m.

Please make sure to be on time so students have plenty of time to eat their breakfast since they have to be in the classroom by 7:50a.m.(M, T, TH, F) and 8:50a.m. (Wednesdays)

Thank you for your cooperation.

Technology Devices

Just a reminder that students should be taking care of their technology devices, especially when they take them home.

As stated in the student handbook at the bottom of page 36, students will be charged if these devices get damaged or lost.

  • Sleeve/Cover ($10)
  • Charger ($25)
  • Touch Screen ($115)
  • Device:
- $250 for a new device, Year 1

- $200 for a device that is 2 years old

- $150 for a device that is 3 years old

- $100 for a device that is 4 years old

Keeping everyone safe

Please remember that if your child has any of the following symptoms they should NOT attend school until you have spoken to the school nurse. If your child attends school with any of the following symptoms you will be called to pick up your child and siblings immediately. Even though siblings aren't showing any symptoms they must be taken home as well.

· Fever (100.4 or higher)

· New onset of moderate to severe headache

· Shortness of breath

· New cough

· Sore throat

· Vomiting

· Diarrhea

· New loss of sense of taste or smell

· Fatigue from an unknown cause

· Muscle, or body aches from and unknown cause.

If a student has had contact with a Covid positive person, they must be kept home, and the building nurse notified.

Please see the following chart for more information...

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Social Work Corner

The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) System will be known at Graves Elementary School as “The Super Sailor System” which has three basic expectations:

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Safe

It is our goal to make the understanding of The Super Sailor System clear and easy for all our students. Classroom teachers, with their students, will create behavior expectations for his/her classroom. We ask that you support our efforts by being a good role model for your child(ren) and reminding them of our expectations on a daily basis. We will continually be teaching and reinforcing these expectation throughout the year !


Graves School Social Workers

Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

Did you know?

  • An adult brain weighs 3 pounds.
  • The brain cannot feel pain.
  • Your brain never sleeps.

Staying Connected!

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Please remember that the previous information is for students in grades Kindergarten-4th only.

For more information about our Preschool program please contact the

Pre-School Director, Kathleen Dunn at 708-546-7151 or at

Graves Dual Language School

6021 S. 74th Ave.

Summit, IL 60501

(708) 458-7260


Office Hours

7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m Monday - Friday

(708) 458-7260

Starts the week of October 12th