Leyden Pride

October 17, 2022

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Important Dates

Oct 17 No School

Oct 18 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct 22 Make a Difference Day

Nov 8 Election Day, No School

Nov 23-25 No School

Dec 21 Last day of Semester

Dec 22 Jan 8 Winter Break

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Parent Teacher Conferences: October 18

Registration is open for Parent Teacher Conferences

First Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Tuesday, October 18. To best fit the needs and preferences of our families, Leyden will be offering virtual conferences from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and in-person, on campus conferences from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Upon request, translators will be available for both virtual and in-person conferences.

Virtual Attendance

Parents/guardians need to sign-up electronically in advance for the virtual teacher meetings. Please use the link below to be directed to the slide deck which contains the login information through our Home Access Center (HAC). The scheduler is open for families and registration closes on the day of the conferences, tomorrow, (October 18) at 8 a.m.

Link: Login Steps for Home Access Center (HAC) and Conference Registration

In-Person Attendance

Parents/guardians who plan to attend the in-person evening conferences do not need to register in advance and will be provided their student’s schedule and teacher’s names upon arrival.

If you need any assistance with signing up for the conferences, please reach out to the main offices at 847-451-3122 (West) or 847-451-3000 (East).

End of semester student schedule

Leyden no longer runs final exam schedules at the end of the semesters. Students will attend half-day schedules on Monday, December 19, and Tuesday, December 20, with Wednesday, December 21, running a usual in-service schedule for the last day before winter break.

DAY 1 (Dec 19)

Period 0: 7:00-7:25 AM

Period 1: 7:35-8:20 AM

Period 2: 8:25-9:10 AM

Eagle Time: 9:15-9:50 AM

Period 3: 9:55-10:40 AM

Period 4/5 5/6: 10:45-11:30 AM

STT: 11:30-12:00 PM

DAY 2 (Dec 20)

Period 6/7/ 7/8: 7:35-8:20 AM

Period 9: 8:25-9:10 AM

Eagle Time: 9:15-9:50 AM

Period 10: 9:55-10:40 AM

STT: 10:40-11:10AM

*Wednesday, December 21, will run a normal in-service schedule.

**Grab and Go student lunches will be available after all half day schedules.

Winter weather closings

The potential for winter weather school building closures is upon us. In the event that in-person instruction would need to be cancelled due to snow, freezing temperatures, or other hazardous conditions, all families, students and staff would receive direct communication (email, phone, text) from Leyden. In addition, the information would be posted on the Leyden website and in local and social media outlets.

As a reminder, the general plan would be to move to an E-Learning, asynchronous schedule. This means that assignments would be posted in Schoology by 9 a.m. and students would need to complete them by the end of the day. If the emergency situation continues longer than one day, the district plans to switch to a synchronous E-Learning schedule for the second day and beyond, as necessary. The synchronous schedule would follow the same format as a regular school day bell schedule.

For more information on Leyden’s emergency schedules, please visit our website. Link: Website

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC)

The first meeting of the school year will be held October 25, 6 - 8 p.m. in the Little Theater at East Leyden. The meeting is also available virtually. Join: https://leyden212-org.zoom.us/j/92425600999

BPAC is a committee that supports and promotes the social, emotional, and academic growth, and development of our bilingual community. The organization represents the interest and needs of our bilingual community at Leyden through participation in the educational process and in the decisions to be made that will have an impact on the future of our students.

For more information, please contact Christina Schmidt cschmidt@leyden212.org or 847-451-3074.
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