D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Aug 27, 2021

School Board Highlights - August 24, 2021

D103 Opening of Schools Update

Information regarding the following topics for the start of school were reviewed at the Board meeting.

  • Training during staff institute days

  • School events including SEL and kindness activities

  • Close contacts and quarantine - understanding how this is defined and who is considered a close contact at school or on a school bus

  • Testing and how it is being administered in D103

  • Issues/Solutions

    • The Board reviewed some of the issues facing D103 such as student spacing and staffing needs for contract tracing and possible solutions for those issues.

  • COVID metrics for the village and county were reviewed

The slide presentation provides additional details for the beginning of school discussion.

Enrollment Update

Enrollment for the first day of school shows 1,854 students in grades K-8 attending D103 schools.

Contractual Custodial Services

Administration received the Board’s approval to go out to bid for custodial services for a few positions for the school year. The district has had difficulty recruiting and retaining individuals in this position, a problem not isolated to our district. Knowing the importance of maintaining a clean environment in the upcoming year and in order to have adequate coverage, the district will go out to bid for a custodial vendor to help support the existing custodial crew.

Professional Development

The district offered several professional development opportunities to kick off the school year.

  • Orange Frog Training: The workshop participants learned about the benefits of positive psychology and its effects on peoples’ personal and professional lives.

  • Kagan Training: The workshop shared positive, research based classroom strategies with participants.

  • New Staff Orientation: The new staff orientation included introductions to district and building administration, engagement strategies, PowerSchool, as well as members of PTO, Board of Education, and the Association.

MAP Testing

Students in Grades 1-8 participate in MAP (the Measure of Academic Progress) at the beginning of the school year. MAP is a computerized adaptive test, which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.

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Busing Route Changes

Transportation has had to make changes to some routes, which may affect the pick up and drop off times for buses. Please check your child's Unified Classroom account after 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, for changes that will take place on Monday. Buses may run late picking up and dropping off students as we navigate routes the first few weeks of school. Please be patient with us.

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Parent-Student Handbook

The Parent-Student Handbook is available for student and parent review. Please find it under the parent and student tabs on the website.
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Automated Attendance Calling

The 2021-2022 school year automated attendance calling will begin Monday, Aug. 30. Automated messaging will be sent to parents via phone call, text, and email from our messaging service, BlackBoard.

If your child will be absent or tardy, please contact the appropriate school by the following time so that you will NOT receive an automated message of your child’s absence.

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For information about COVID prevention and COVID cases across D103 schools, please see the following web pages:

You may still sign your child up for free weekly testing. Please review the news bulletin for more information.

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Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page. The meetings are now being held in person only.

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