The Fairview Connection

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve had another productive week here at Fairview! Students in grades 2-5 completed both their MAP assessments and Reading Benchmark assessments that I described last week. We also completed all of our grade level expectations assemblies where we reviewed our school wide expectations with all students to make sure we are all on the same page regarding what it looks like to be safe, respectful, and responsible at school. Take a look at our Fairview Expectations Matrix for information about what we expect while at school. Our staff continues to help students establish routines to help them be successful learners while simultaneously moving forward with curricular goals. I applaud our staff for all of their hard work in establishing strong classroom environments that are safe, welcoming and engaging, our students for being good listeners and active participants in all that we are doing together at school, and our parents for all of the love and support they give at home to help their child be prepared for their school day. We are off to a great start!


Next week is a shortened three day week due to Labor Day and a non-attendance day on Tuesday. We look forward to seeing our students once again starting Wednesday. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this coming week, our 3rd grade students will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). This assessment is typically given to our 2nd grade students, but this did not occur last year due to logistical concerns related to the pandemic. We will continue giving the CogAT to 2nd grade students later this school year, but did not want to skip our current 3rd graders as this data provides the school and parents with helpful information about students’ verbal, quantitative and nonverbal reasoning skills. We also use this assessment as one measure, along with MAP assessments, to help identify students who might be best served by our accelerated math (starting in 3rd grade) and enrichment reading (starting in 4th grade) teacher. You will be notified in late September or early October if your child newly qualifies for one of these programs.


As we are now about three weeks into the school year, we’ve noticed some areas regarding our school day where we could use your help. First, please keep in mind that the bus turnaround during arrival and dismissal is for busses only. Students and parents should refrain from walking or biking through this area before or after school. It should never be used as a car drop off or pick up zone either. Thank you for your help! Additionally, for our bus riders, parents please remind your child that they are expected to keep their masks on during the entire bus ride.


Sometime next week, you will receive an email with a listing of all of the extra-curricular clubs we will be offering this school year, the days they will be offered, grade levels the club is open to, and a short description of what the club will entail. Students will be given the opportunity to express their interest in clubs by rating the clubs that are available at their grade level using a Google form that will be linked to the email. Students will not get into all of the clubs they are interested in. We will conduct our lottery drawings for each club based on interest. If a student does not get into their top choice, they will be entered into the lottery for their second choice club and so on. This will be explained in greater depth in the email that will be sent next week. While our goal is for every interested student to be selected for a club, we cannot guarantee that this will occur as each club will have a maximum number of participants. We will keep a list of anyone who did not get into a club this year and give them first priority next year should this occur. Once club lists are formed using the process described, parents will be notified and we will ask for payment ($25). If you have any questions, let us know. Have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to seeing our students again on Wednesday!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


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

FAIRVIEW SPIRIT WEAR IS NOW ON SALE

Fairview spirit wear is now available. Click on the cheerleader to see the selection available this year and for online ordering instructions. Click here to go directly to the order form. Order deadline is September 10...place your order today.


Click on the cheerleader to shop now!

Access code is FAIRVIEW (all caps no spaces)


Any questions, please contact Audrey Canavino at acanavino@gmail.com

STUDENT APPEARANCE CLAUSE

District 57 produces materials about its programs and activities. As a student of the District, a student may be included in video tape or photographs taken at school or district functions. If parents wish to restrict the publication of the student’s face, likeness, voice, or appearance, including the publication of a child’s picture on the District, school, or classroom website, as part of a class or school activity, they must submit a written request annually by September 15 to the building principal.

RAINBOWS SUPPORT GROUP

Rainbows is a support group for students who are dealing with a divorce, death, separation, or deployment. The groups meet during the students’ recess time. If you are interested in having your son or daughter participate in this group please fill out this form. Forms must be signed and returned to Miss Ciruelas no later than September 13th.


Any questions, please contact our social worker, Katherine Ciruelas. Email: kciruelas@d57.org

Phone: 847-394-7320, ext. 4141

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.
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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.

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.

REMEMBER...MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHEN ENTERING OUR BUILDING


Masks need to be worn by all adults even if you are just dropping something off in the office for your student.

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.

STUDENT WATER BOTTLES & LUNCH BOXES



Please make sure that your child's name is on their water bottle and lunch box so that if it gets misplaced it can quickly be returned to him/her.

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.

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

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

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