Freedom Newsletter

March 20, 2016

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Safe Drop off and Pickup

It has come to our attention that students are being dropped off in the alley just north of the school. This is unsafe and interrupts traffic, causing more safety issues.

Just a reminder to parents that students can only be dropped off/picked up at the GREEN locations on this map. We understand that when the weather is colder you don't want your student to be out in the cold, but we cannot have parents picking up students in the bus lane due to safety concerns. Thank you for your cooperation!

Summer Program Invitations

All students received a Summer Program letter inviting them to participate in one of D100's summer learning programs. The invitations were based upon each student's individual academic needs so as to provide all students with appropriate support and learning this summer.

Applications are due by April 8 and students are enrolled on a first-come first-served basis (no late applications will be accepted). Please contact your student's teachers or the school if you have any questions regarding these programs.

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing will occur on the following dates: April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21. Students will take 3 Math tests and 3 ELA/L (English Language Arts/Literacy) tests.

A few reminders for so that students feel ready and confident during the PARCC Tests:

  • Students should get a good night's rest
  • ALL students will be provided with FREE breakfast on PARCC Testing dates
  • Students must CHARGE their laptops/iPads each night
  • Students must have their OWN pair of headphones to use for the test.

February Perfect Attendance!

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Are you signed up for Schoology?

District 100 has implemented a new Learning Management System called Schoology which teachers, students, and families will use to share information on assignments, events, sports teams, clubs and school resources. Schoology is also where teachers post grades. We encourage all parents/guardians to sign up for a FREE Schoology account to connect to their student’s learning portal.

Please contact the school office for assistance with your Schoology account!

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Students have been learning how to climb in PE class

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STOP!T Bullying Reporting and Prevention

We are excited to inform you that our school has enrolled with STOPit!

STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a backend incident management system for school administrators.

Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.

Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts (anonymously, if the student so chooses) and/or to trusted contacts the student selects.

Get Help can be used to engage in two-way communication with school contacts or to access a 24/7, 365 talk-or-text Crisis Center.

Please read the letter home to families and attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, December 9th at 6PM if you would like more information.