Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

December 21, 2021


Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, Dec 22 (day 5): Winter Parties. 2:15pm

Thursday Dec 23- Wednesday Jan 5: No School! Enjoy Winter Break!

Thursday Jan 6 (day 1): Welcome Back!

Friday Jan 7 (day 2): Enjoy the day!

Happy Winter Break!

All of us at Hannum School wish you all a wonderful holiday and winter break! We have one more day of school and then we will see everyone back at school on Thursday January 6, 2022!

Breakfast Change for 2022

After Winter Break, Hannum breakfast will once again be served in the morning, before the bell. We will NOT be sending them home at the end of the day. Children can come to school starting at 8:10 to eat breakfast. Breakfast ends at 8:25. Students should come to the front doors of the school if they want to eat breakfast. This meal will continue to be free for everyone that comes to breakfast.

Lunchtime Beverages

Children should not be bringing cans of pop (or do you say soda?) to school for lunch. Juice boxes or pouches, water or milk are all fine. Cans of pop are not healthy and should not be brought to school. We have also noticed some students bringing in glass bottles of cola. This is dangerous and could injure someone if dropped. Please think about another item for your child to drink at lunch.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Please do not drop students off on the opposite curb from where school is and walking them across, especially on the 2nd/3rd grade doors. and the 4/5 grade doors. This holds up the line, but is also dangerous. I see it happen constantly and while we'd like to think that drivers are being careful when they drive around our school, it isn't always the case. We don't want your child to be in a tragic accident.

If you are picking students up at the K/1 doors, please DO NOT park and block the driveway and please DO NOT park in the driveway leading to the parking lot of St Germaine. That is against fire code. You may park in one of the parking spots in the lot. I come out those doors and get everything moving smoothly and then move on to another area and then we have problems again at the K/1 doors. Please follow the rules whether I am there or not.

Please do not bring pets to pick up or drop off your child. We have children with allergies, but we have also had instances where the dogs have gotten loose and really caused problems. I love my dog too, but please leave them at home.

Hannum Traffic Map

Please note the drop off locations and where you are allowed to park and get out of your car.

CoVid News

Our numbers are up so much since the beginning of the year. This leads to anxiety for everyone, Depending on the number of cases in a classroom, we may have to quarantine an entire classroom, so please if your child is not vaccinated, please make sure you are careful with who you are interacting with. These phone calls have been very difficult to make and very difficult for you to hear. I do not take this lightly. Please be careful with who your children are interacting with, especially during Winter Break. I am expecting a continued rise when we return. When we do close contacts we are only looking within school. We cannot know who your children are with outside of school, so if your child tests positive, you should let their friends know as well. More information will be given to you regarding your particular circumstances. Students may also be quarantined due to showing symptoms.

If your child has been FULLY VACCINATED (meaning its been at least 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine) please let us know and your child will not have to quarantine. If you are willing to let us know ahead of time, please call Mrs Malloy or upload your child's vaccination record on to Skyward. You can call the office if you need help with this.

If your child is suspected of having CoVid or has symptoms that are associated with CoVid we can only accept a real time PCR test. Not an Antigen or Rapid test due to false positive and negative results.

When students are quarantined, they will be given work for someone to pick up in the foyer of school. Students will get in invitation to a Homework Help Google Classroom to log on between 3:30 and 4:30 to get assistance from a Hannum staff member for work that they are struggling with. They just need to log on during that time and someone will be available to help them while they are quarantining.

SHIELD Illinois

FYI.... We have a new testing day. Hannum will now test on Tuesdays. THERE WAS NO TESTING TODAY 12/21.

Please check out the button below for information on opting in to having your child proactively tested for Covid 19.

The SHIELD Illinois program is a quick, simple, and non-invasive COVID-19 screening test. Students that have opted-in to the program will provide a small amount of saliva that is tested at a professional lab. Results of the test are then provided to families and our school district within the days following. The program offers students the opportunity to reduce or waive quarantine requirements in the event of close contact with a positive case or if the student demonstrates symptoms. You can opt-in to the program at any time by accessing Online Forms in Skyward Family Access. More information about the SHIELD Illinois program can be found at: d123.org/shield-illinois-testing-program

It now looks like depending on when you signed your child up, they may not be able to test until the following week.

Shield Illinois Testing

Opt your child in to "stop the spread)

SHIELD Parent Portal

Follow these directions so you can get your child's results when they are ready.

News from your Hannum PTA

*Support the PTA and meet new people by becoming a member for just $5!! Don’t forget, you must be a paid PTA member to volunteer for classroom parties.

Have a wonderful Winter Break!

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