Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Update

June 21, 2021

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Newsletter Update June 21, 2021

Get Your Summer On!

Specialized Schools....What is going on!?! Yes, it’s summer break and we hope you are enjoying time away from school, but we also want to make sure you are staying connected and productive through healthy activity and interaction.


Can’t find anything productive to do? Not working? Need a change of scenery? The Specialized Schools at Forest View is open from 1:00-3:00 PM next Monday through Thursday for any students who would like to come shoot hoops, play indoor soccer, exercise/work out, play FIFA or NBK 2K on PS4, hang out with friends, meet some new people, etc. Please RSVP at keir.rogers@d214.org.


If you can provide your own transportation, great; arrive when you can but keep in mind we close at 3:00 PM. Email at keir.rogers@d214 or call 847-718-7888 if you need a ride.

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Did You Grow?

Think about everything that has happened in the past 15 months. Reflect on and evaluate how far you've come. Take a look back but don't stay there. We can't live in past; I encourage you to look forward. We're here for you. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need something. Healthy communities look after each other.
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Parents Please Register Today!!!

The registration process is underway, please click HERE to get started. D214 has waived all 2021-2022 registration fees. Everyone can take the first step towards making 2021-2022 a fantastic school year by completing registration as soon as possible. Call or email if you need assistance with registration.


The first day of school is Wednesday, August 11th. All students will learn in-person through an A/B block schedule, the first block will begin at 8:35 AM!! School ends at 2:45 PM for the Specialized Schools.


FYI...We'll start summer pre-school activities in July for those who are ready to start the transition back. We may even need your help to help younger students.

Award Winning Short Film - Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times by Marcus Markou

Work-Learn-Grow (yes...it's a social emotional learning thing:)

Full transparency, Father's Day is tough for me for obvious reasons, but WELL DONE to the dad's supporting our students with love! (Shout out to all of my "dads" from TV land...Mike Brady, Fred Rogers, and James Evans) I've learned to understand that we can’t have everything we want. I have also learned that some people on this planet don’t have enough literal water to drink, so I'm thankful for what I do have.


People have really struggled over the last year. Some have always struggled. Have you taken time to show gratitude to the people who help you along the way? Gratitude is just one trait that defines social emotional growth, there’s also Self-Control, Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Empathy, Compassion, Humility, Self-Awareness, Integrity, and Collaboration.


We all need to grow in this area. Me included. I have a summer homework assignment for all of you. Watch the attached video (It's only 11 minutes and worth every second!) entitled Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times, and see if you can determine how the characters either succeed or fail to demonstrate social emotional intelligence through the traits listed above or by showing one of the five social emotional learning skills listed below...


  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Healthy Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision Making


How would life be different for either of them?


SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING....Herein lies the answers to the questions of boredom, illegal drug usage and abuse, inequity, racism, and hatred. Not to mention immaturity, road rage, unruly airline passengers, violence, and most other problems plaguing mankind. Grow in these areas, and enlighten your future; it's a choice.

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Student Health Information

Through our partnership with Ronald McDonald Charities and Advocate Children’s Hospital, we are happy to offer easy access to quality health care for school and sports physicals and/or immunization(s).


The Care Mobile will be available 9:00am-2:00pm at Forest View Education Center Thursday July 15 and at Elk Grove High School Thursday June 24 and Thursday July 22.


· Services are open to students who have no insurance or Medicaid (state-funded insurance).

· All services are provided at no cost.

· Appointment only. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

· Appointments will be on a first come, first serve basis.


*Please note, the Covid vaccine will not be available at these clinics.*


A physical exam is required for all students in the Class of 2025, transfer students, and students wishing to participate in athletics. The meningitis vaccine is required for all students in the Class of 2022. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for your student, please email or call Cindee Martorano at cindee.martorano@d214.org 847-718-7814 or Julie Denson at julie.denson@d214.org 847-718-4946.


INCOMING FRESHMAN- All incoming freshmen need a school physical dated on or after 8/11/20. Your student's class schedule will not be released and they will be excluded from school until a COMPLETE physical is on file. A complete physical includes up to date

immunizations, a completed health history signed by parents and a completed physical exam signed by your doctor or Nurse Practitioner. A dental exam is also required by April 2022 for all incoming freshmen.

SENIORS- All seniors require proof of completed Meningococcal vaccine series. Your student's schedule will not be released until this information is provided.

Completed forms can be emailed, faxed, mailed, or dropped off at school (your home school or your specialty program).


Please forward a copy of your student's Covid-19 Vaccination Card to the school nurse so we can enter the information in Infinite Campus. While vaccination isn't mandatory for attending school, it's helpful to maintain up to date health records for contact tracing purposes.

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