Hiawatha Elementary

Week of September 13th

Hello Husky Families-

Thank you to all the families that joined us for Curriculum Night. We know how important it is to the success of the students when we partner together with school and home. We look forward to a strong school home partnership as we go through this school year.

Please make sure your child has an extra mask in their backpack. Many students are needing to change their mask throughout the day for various reasons and would be helpful if they have an additional mask with them.

Please make sure your student is in line on the playground by 8:20 each morning. Students begin to enter the building at 8:25 (K-5th) and 8:30 for all preschool students. If you are late, your child will need to come through the front door and need to be signed in by an adult. Please remember that you need to be wearing a mask to enter our foyer. We appreciate your cooperation with this and helping to keep everyone healthy.

School Picture Day is coming on Thursday, 9/30. Please see the below sign for more information. Flyers will be sent home with your child soon.

We are asking for the community's help in keeping our playground a safe, clean and a fun environment for our children. We have recently had acts of vandalism to our new equipment. We ask that if you see any inappropriate behavior that you help us by contacting the Berwyn Police Department. We have worked hard to have this wonderful new space and want to keep it safe for all students.

We also want to remind everyone that as adults in our community we are all role models for our students. Please remember before engaging in any disrespectful behavior that students are watching and we want to teach them how to be respectful of everyone. We appreciate everyone dropping off and picking up their students in a safe and respectful manner.

Please remember to complete the RAPTOR screening every morning before 8:15 a.m. This needs to be completed each day for every student. We appreciate you helping us to keep everyone safe and healthy. All students should be lined up on the playground by 8:20, entrance to the building begins at 8:25.

If your child is exhibiting any symptoms on the RAPTOR screener or has been a close contact to a COVID-19 positive case, your child should stay home. Nurse Cindy will call and follow up with you regarding your child’s illness and when they can return to school.

Stay safe and healthy Huskies!

Jodi Meyer jmeyer@bsd100.org

Justin Gonzalez jgonzalez1@bsd100.org

News from Nurse Cindy

Children who come to school with symptoms of illness are not in the best frame of mind for learning. Please do not send your child to school if any of the following symptoms are present:

  • “Runny” nose, especially with green mucous

  • Rashes or any scratching for unknown reasons, with or without fever

  • Red, watery, itchy eyes that were crusted shut upon awakening

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Sore throat

  • Chills or fever of 100.4 or higher

  • Diarrhea or vomiting

  • Coughing (new, constant)

  • Headache

  • Muscle aches or body aches

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Severe abdominal pain

  • Difficulty breathing or faster than normal breathing

If your child shows any signs of COVID, please keep home and consult with your Doctor or school nurse about testing. Continue to keep your child home until instructed by your doctor/medical professional that it is safe to return to school. All elevated temperatures must return to a normal temperature for 24 hours without the use of anti-fever medicine (i.e. Tylenol, Motrin, Advil). Please call the school each day your child is sick to report their absence.

Every time your child misses school to see a doctor, have the doctor write a note. Bring the note to school when the child returns.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter. Together we can keep all of the Staff and students healthy and ready to participate in school feeling their very best! If you have any questions please call me at any time.

Safety Guidelines

Here are a few of the guidelines that D100 will be following for the school year:

  • Per the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) proclamation, all schools will resume regular, full in-person schedules for all students.

  • District 100 will work closely with the families of students who are home bound and/or have significant health conditions, as we do in any school year, to determine the best instructional forum to meet individual student needs.

  • We will begin the year with multiple mitigation strategies in place to ensure a safe return for students and staff. Below is a summary of the mitigation strategies being implemented in District 100 and you can find more detailed information on the CDC website.

    • District 100 will continue to encourage and provide opportunities for all eligible students and staff to receive vaccinations.

    • Masks will be required for all students and staff while indoors and on buses.

    • Masks may be removed outdoors, if physical distancing can be maintained.

    • Parents will be asked (not mandated) to share if their child has been vaccinated. This will help with determining quarantine.

    • Three-foot social distancing will be maintained, to the greatest extent possible.

    • Remote instruction will be made available to students if they need to quarantine during the school year due to exposure.

    • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine if they are asymptomatic.

    • Regular breakfast and lunch service will resume and additional spaces for meal service will be utilized, when necessary.

    • Daily self-certification and BINAX-NOW testing for symptomatic students and staff will continue. At this time, we plan to provide optional saliva screening for unvaccinated students and staff.

    • The cleaning, hygiene, and ventilation protocols that were in place last year will continue.

    • School-specific procedures will be provided as the school year approaches.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Cook County Health is now welcoming at Morton East Adolescent Health Center adolescents ages 12-17 that would like to receive a COVID Vaccine:

*12 - 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Vaccinations are free regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Appointments available:

Monday - Friday - 10:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Click this link to schedule an appointment


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