Panda Prints

June 4, 2020

Principal's Note: Summer Time!

This is not the end of the school year we all had in mind, but we persevered and together we made it until June 4th! Thank you Sherwood families for your support and collaboration not only during e-Learning, but throughout the ENTIRE school year. We are fortunate to have such amazing families at Sherwood!

Congrats to our 5th graders moving onto 6th grade next year! We hope you enjoyed your virtual awards assembly, dance party and montages last night. Thank you to all who were a part of creating this memory for our incredible 5th graders. Thank you PTO for purchasing 5th grade lawn signs and t-shirts for ALL of our 5th graders!

For those families moving this summer, you will be missed! We wish you the best on your next adventure.

And for our returning Sherwood families, although we have been apart since March, the Sherwood staff STILL has been planning for an amazing fresh start to our next school year. The background of this newsletter and the picture you see are your first clues! Shine bright Pandas!

Since we couldn't sign yearbooks in person, we created a virtual Sherwood staff yearbook signing page for our students to add to their memory books! Thanks to Mrs. Nekritz for organizing this for Sherwood! CLICK HERE

Because I can't say goodbye in person, please check out the video below. Have a wonderful summer Pandas!

Panda Pride,


My Movie

Sherwood Summer Birthdays

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Student Materials Pick Up Information 6/10/20

The time has come to gather your child's belongings from Sherwood! We will provide families with opportunities to pick up student belongings and/or drop off items belonging to the school on Wednesday, June 10th. Please note that we will not be accepting iPads and Chromebooks at this time. Most students will keep their devices throughout the summer; 2nd and 5th graders will exchange their devices at a separate event that will be held in July. Class composites will be included with your child's items, IF we receive them in time. If they are not mailed to Sherwood in time for our pick up event, we will mail 5th grade composites and distribute all other composites in the fall. Our PTO is in the midst of organizing yearbook distribution for all families.

We want to make sure the exchange of materials is as safe as possible for ALL:

  • Materials pick up and drop off will take place in the front of the building in the front circle.
  • This is a curbside event.
  • Please follow our typical traffic pattern as if you were picking up your child from school. The only difference is that all cars will come through the front circle as the final destination. There will be staff outside directing traffic. Please be safe!
  • PRIOR to arriving at the school, place a sign in your passenger window indicating your child(ren)'s full name(s) in BOLD. This will help us to quickly retrieve your child’s belongings.
  • If there are items you need to return to school (ex: library books, instruments, etc.), please place those items in a bag labeled with your child’s full name, grade and teacher. Please place the bag in your trunk.
  • As you pull up in the front circle, please have your trunk open. Staff will ONLY remove BAGGED items that need to be returned and/or will put your child’s school bagged belongings in your trunk.
  • Exit the line as soon as you have received your items.

ADDITIONAL Safety Guidelines:

  1. You may only come to school during your scheduled times.

  2. You must remain in your vehicle at all times.

  3. You must wear a mask to slow the transmission of the virus per the Cloth Face Coverings Guidance.

  4. You may not come to the school if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 per the CDC’s list of symptoms:

    1. Cough

    2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    3. Fever

    4. Chills

    5. Muscle pain

    6. Sore throat

    7. New loss of taste or smell

You may not come to the school
if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID within the past 14 days per IDPH (see IDPH information)

** Please RSVP by filling out THIS FORM **


A - C

8:00am - 9:00am

D - J

9:00am - 10:00am

K - M

10:00am - 11:00am

N - S

12:00pm - 1:00pm

T - Z

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Message from our Social Workers and School Psychologist

With the school year coming to an end and all of us getting ready to transition into summer, we want to recognize how important it is to obtain a sense of closure for this school year. We’ve been through a lot, both during remote learning and throughout the rest of the year. 2019/2020 will go down as one of the most unique, unusual, but also a very special year.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Summer Reading

The end of the school year is coming to a close, but reading opportunities and the pursuit of curiosity does not need to end. The District 112 librarians have compiled several resources for your children.

Check out our Summer Reading Recommendations. Here you will find ebook platforms, community programs and grade level suggested book lists to keep your children reading throughout the summer!

Happy reading!

Mrs. Weiss

Registration/Enrollment Information For ALL D112 Students

  • D112 Annual Update for returning students will be available on June 1st through the Parent Portal.

  • NEW this year, families with a lease must provide the current lease prior to the start of the school year.

  • Change of Address will need to be submitted to Required Forms

  • Transportation requests for a pickup and/or drop off location different than the home address for the upcoming school year, must be received no later than July 1st. Transportation Information

  • Students fees will be available to be paid through the Parent Portal / Webstore as of June 1st.

  • IL State Free / Reduce Waiver will be available on July 1st through the Parent Portal.

  • Students not returning for 2020-2021 school year, complete a 20/21 Students Not Returning Form.

  • If you need to return any electronics, submit a technology ticket.

For questions please call Daisy Alcaraz at 224-765-3046 or email

Moraine Township Pantry

Summer is here-we know it’s been a tough couple of months for everyone. In past years, Moraine Township has partnered with Dist. 112 to offer a summer vacation breakfast/lunch bag program to families eligible for free and reduced lunch. Due to COVID -19 and changes to pantry operations, we are unfortunately not able to offer the program this summer. Please register for our pantry, where you can pick up food and more on a weekly basis. In addition, you may have experienced recent job loss or change in circumstances. Our case worker Lupe Somerville is available to help them access services ( or 847-432-3240).
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Summer Social Connection

North Shore School District 112 will be offering groups for students who might have difficulty staying connected to peers this summer. Students will be grouped based on interest and ages. The groups will be facilitated by a social worker in the District and provide students with a way to virtually engage with peers who have similar interests. If you feel your child would benefit from participation in Summer Social Connection, please complete the form.

Contact Dr. Holly Colin with questions at or 847-505-9747.

Upcoming Dates


Early Release @1:40pm

Last Day of School