Thompson Friday Forecast
May 14, 2021
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
National School Nurse Day
Unlike any other year or any other position in our school, this year has been uniquely challenging for our school nurses. Wednesday we celebrated National School Nurse Day. Certainly this year it would be appropriate if everyday was identified this way. I would like to thank our wonderful Health Office staff, Mrs. Isbrandt, Mrs. Esposito, and Mrs. Kashuba, for their tireless dedication trying to keep us all safe! This year their job grew tenfold with the tracking of COVID cases and phone calls with the KCHD all while the COVID guidelines were often being revised. We are in good hands with these extremely skilled and caring staff members!
Administrative Change at Thompson
As I mentioned in a Friday Forecast newsletter in April Mr. Shane Darnell, one of our current Thompson Middle School Assistant Principals, was named the next Principal of Sandwich High School. It is my pleasure to announce that Ms. Lindsay Mortensen will be joining the Thompson administrative team next year replacing Mr. Darnell. Ms. Mortensen is a former bilingual teacher in Schaumburg District 54 and current Assistant Principal with the Chicago Public Schools. She brings with her a significant amount of experience working with students and their families. Welcome Ms. Mortensen!
End of the School Year
We are coming to the academic home stretch of the year, two weeks to go! This is the time in the year that students should be finishing up activities, checking in with teachers regarding assignments, and making sure learning expectations have been met.
Enjoy your weekend!
D303 schools offer a variety of summer athletic and music camps for students of all ages. Join us for these fun activities and meet new friends!
Notes from the Nurse…
Please do not forget to pick up all medications by the last day of school! Those medicines not picked up by an adult by May 28th, will need to be disposed of. The only medications that can be given to a student to transport home are those that are allowed to be self carried (Epi Pens, Pancreatic Enzymes or inhalers). If there is a self carry form on file for one of those medications, please remind your student to stop in and pick up medication before leaving on the last day. All medication orders must be renewed each school year. Forms are available on the district web site under “Parents”, then “forms” or by contacting the health office.
Appointments for the required 6th grade and 9th grade physicals tend to fill up quickly and should be scheduled now! Please submit the completed physicals to the respective schools as they are done. They are required to be submitted for review prior to the first day.
The health office is closed during the summer months. I will return for limited hours beginning in early August. Please contact me if there are new medical concerns for your child or if your child will need a health plan at school.
Have a safe and healthy summer!
Diane Isbrandt RN, M.Ed.
Professional Educator License-School Nurse
Online Registration for Next Year
Returning Student Registration for 2020-2021 is once again an online format. All acknowledgments and authorizations are contained in a single electronic, online registration form. Please complete this by June 1st!
The form will be located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website and on Thompson’s website under Parents/Registration Materials. Parents can sign into the Returning Student Online Registration form using their Home Access Center (HAC) credentials, select individual students, and complete their registration.
Registration fees for all students will not be billed in PushCoin until July 1, 2021. A 2021-2022 district fee waiver application will be available on the District 303 website in July, accessible from the Parent/Community menu, for families who may qualify for a fee waiver and are not directly certified by the state.
Please contact the main office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3100!
A reminder from the school nurse…
State legislation requires that all Illinois children in sixth grade will have a dental examination. A licensed dentist must perform the examination, and he or she shall sign the form. Dental offices should have the form available, but it is also available online at www.d303.org under Departments, then Health Services, then “Health Documents and Forms”. Each 6th grade student must present proof of a dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15, 2021. The exam must be dated within 18 months prior to May 15, 2021. If your child has had an exam already, you can ask your dentist to complete the form for the exam.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a waiver for children who show undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. Parents or legal guardians who object to the dental examinations on religious grounds shall present to the school a signed, detailed statement of the objection.
The deadline is quickly approaching! Please submit this if you have not already done so. If you have any questions, please contact the TMS nurses.
Diane Isbrandt RN, PEL-CSN
Sherri Esposito, RN
Amy Kashuba, RN
Thompson Middle School
Chromebook Device Exchange
Dates to Remember
Monday, May 17 - Early Release Monday
Monday, May 24 - Early Release Monday
Friday, May 28 - Last Day of School
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Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal
Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator