The Fairview Connection

SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


It was great to have our students with us for a full five days this week with our fall assessments behind us! I am so proud of our students and staff for continuing to face the challenges of teaching and learning amidst the restrictions the pandemic has caused. While the masks, space restrictions, and teaching/learning over Zoom as needed are all difficult, we continue to move forward to the best of our abilities while doing what we can to be safe. I know this has been a challenge for you as parents as well, and I appreciate your continued patience and support particularly when we have been required to have your child stay home.


As we continue to establish our schoolwide routines for this school year, here are a few reminders and tips that will help us to function most effectively as a school. Thank you for your help with these items in the event that they pertain to you.


  • When dropping students off in the morning using the north parking lot drop off zone, should you ever arrive late after the supervising adults have gone inside, please pull around front and drop students off at the main entrance instead.

  • When using the north parking lot drop off zone, thank you for pulling all the way up to the sign to keep things moving efficiently. Please also stay in your vehicle while in this drop off zone. If you’d like to meet up with your child somewhere on school grounds, plan to park first.

  • In the event that your child ends up testing positive for COVID sometime over a weekend, please email both Fairview's nurse, Mrs. Brunning (kbrunning@d57.org), and me (dophus@d57.org) as soon as you find out. This will allow us to contact any close contacts with enough lead time for those parents whose children may need to stay home. Finding out at the last minute is much more difficult from a childcare standpoint, so the sooner we know, the better!


As we look forward to next week, the staff will be participating in our fall data review on Thursday to set goals for instruction and identify students who may qualify for additional support from our math or reading support teachers. If your child does qualify for additional support, you will receive notification from school with more details sometime during the week of September 27th. We look forward to using our data to help us make good decisions for our students! Thank you for reading the rest of the newsletter below for more important information about our school. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328

BIRTHDAYS

The Fairview PTO has a wonderful history of giving students a book for their birthday. For the 2021-2022 school year, they are continuing that tradition. If your child is celebrating a birthday this month and interested in a birthday book please have them go onto ClassLink on their chrome book and go to the Birthday Book link or click on the graphic to access the link. Students who are learning from home can pick their birthday book up from the school.

STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCEDURE

The office's procedure for those times when you need to sign your child in or out of school has changed. We maintain an electronic sign-in/sign-out sheet in the office so all you have to do is drop your student off (if arriving late) and we will sign them in and get them down to their class. If you need to sign your child out, ring the doorbell, tell us who you are picking up, and we will send your student out the front door.

7TH ANNUAL PINK LEMONADE 5K


Run, walk and fundraise to support Lemons of Love and help us provide free programs for people impacted by cancer. Click on the logo for more information about registering for the 5K and the contest that is only open to District 57 students.

MARKET DAY ORDERING IS BACK...TRY IT TODAY!

CLICK ON GRAPHIC FOR MORE INFORMATION.


* Go to http://www.marketdaylocal.com


* Put in your email and password to sign up.

* Choose Fairview (Mount Prospect) and order!

* Food ships directly to your house!

REMINDERS FROM THE LUNCHROOM


PLEASE put your child’s name in permanent marker on his/her lunchbox and water bottle


PLEASE send spoons or forks if your student will need one for something in their lunch (i.e., pudding, fruit cup, etc.)


PLEASE make note of the lunch/recess schedule:

2nd/3rd grade-11:50 lunch/12:20 recess

4th/5th grade-11:50 recess/12:20 lunch

FAIRVIEW'S ATTENDANCE LINE



Please make note that our attendance line phone number is the school's general phone number, 847-394-7320 and then press"1." The attendance line is available 24/7 for your convenience.

P.E. CLASS EXCUSALS

Is your child injured or unable to participate fully in gym class due to a medical reason? If your child needs to be excused from gym class or has limited physical capabilities, we require a note. A parent note can be written for up to one week (3 P.E. classes). If the duration is longer than one week, a doctor's note is required. Notes can be submitted to the nurse, Kelly Brunning, at kbrunning@d57.org, faxed to (847) 394-7328, or dropped off at the main office.
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BUS BULLETIN

Throughout the year buses may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., vehicular congestion; train traffic, weather, mechanical issues, etc.). The district has been using Bus Bulletin for several years now and is confident that this online notification system is the best way to inform parents should the need arise. Click on the bus for more information and to register.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EVACUATION PROCEDURES

PLEASE READ THIS AS IT INFORMS YOU WHERE FAIRVIEW'S RELOCATION SITE IS IF WE NEEDED TO EVACUATE OUR BUILDING IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

KEEP THE FRONT OFFICE INFORMED

When emailing your student's teacher regarding vacation plans, illness, doctor appointments, etc., please include the front office staff in your communication.


Also, please contact Fairview School’s office if your home/cell phone number, emergency contact numbers, or email address have changed.


If you have moved, please immediately contact the front office so we can update your student's records.


Chris Trezise, 847-394-7320, ext. 4001 - ctrezise@d57.org

Carolyn Young, 847-394-7320, ext. 4000 - cyoung@d57.org

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