Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

February 22, 2022


Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, Feb 23 (day 3): Enjoy your day!

Thursday Feb 24 (day 4): Early Dismissal. 11:30

Family Conferences. 5:00-8:00 (ALL VIRTUAL)

Friday Feb 25: No School Family Conferences. 11:30-6:30pm (ALL VIRTUAL)

Monday Feb 28 (day 5): Enjoy your day!

Tuesday March 1 (day 1): SHIELD testing

St Germaine's Parking Lot

Every year I get a call or two from St Germaine (across the street from Hannum) with complaints about people speeding in and out of the parking lot. This occurs at the beginning of the day and then end of the day.

They have always been incredibly generous with their private parking lot in allowing our parents to park there. They are a private lot and can ban us if they choose. We would like to continue the good relationship we have with them and follow the safety rules in place.

Please be careful as you are pulling in and out of their lot. There are many children and senior citizens who are not always able to move quickly. It is our job to watch out for them and to be kind. Myself or Mr Reedy, the Principal of St Germaine School may be out there to watch the traffic. If you are asked to move or to slow down, please do so respectfully. Thank you for your cooperation.

Family Conferences

Hopefully you have signed up for a 15 minute virtual conference with your child's teacher. Teachers will be sending out a Google Meet link within the next couple of days. Please look out for it. If you do not get a link, please let your teacher know. On that day, if you are having trouble, please call the office and we will try our very best to assist you.

5 Essentials Survey

Students and teachers across Illinois now have the opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Hannum School. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Right now we only have 3% of our families that have participated. We have to have 20% in order for the feedback to be given to us. Please take a few minutes to give us some information.

Additionally, your 4th-8th grade student will be asked about their experiences in school to help give school leaders critical student input and help develop future school improvement plans. If you would like to view the student survey questions or opt-out your student please complete the form found at: d123.org/five. You and your student's identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and anonymous.

5 Essentials Survey Here

Fill it out today!

D123 Pre-School and Kindergarten Registration NOW OPEN!

Now is the time to register any children who will be old enough for preschool or Kindergarten!! Please click on the links below for more information as the requirements are different depending on the program you are interested in.
Kindergarten 2022-2023

Please click here for everything you need to know about enrolling your child in D123 Kindergarten programs

Pre School 2022-2023

Please click here for everything you need to know about enrolling your child in D123 Preschool programs.

CoVid Updates

WOW! So much has happened since last Tuesday Take Home!!

*Masking is now STRONGLY RECOMMENDED but not required for all students, staff and parents. If students take the bus for band or any other reason, they are still required to wear a mask.

*Close contacts no longer need to quarantine or get a negative CoVid test, although that would also be strongly recommended. We will notify you if you are a close contact, but it is just for your information.

*Positive cases will still need to quarantine for 5 days. After 5 days they may return and will no longer have to be separated at lunch time.

*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. We get results anywhere from early the next morning until Thursday. We will always try to call you with a positive test as soon as we know. If we get results early in the morning, we will attempt to contact you before school begins.

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 Parent Portal

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

Hannum Traffic Map

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

2020-2021 Hannum Yearbook

Did you know you can STILL order a 2020-2021 Hannum School Yearbook through August 15? Click on this link to order

News from your Hannum PTA

*Join the PTA for just $5.

*Our next Eat and Earn will be at Portillos on Thursday, Feb 17th.

*If you would like updates on Hannum PTA events:

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-sign up for Remind text message alerts by entering 81010 and texting the message @hannumpta1

Fifth Grade Spotlight

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Hannum's Weekly Snapshot

Check out what students have been up to this past week!

Staff Member Spotlight

Learn about a featured Hannum staff member weekly! This week features one of our kindergarten teachers!