Message From Central Road School
Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal
A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 03/06/2022
Dear Central Road Families,
We officially are in the month of March! The weather felt more like spring this week and we hope it continues to stay with us for the long term. Spring was in the air at Central Road as students and staff spent time teaching and learning. As students in grades 3-6 head into IL State IAR testing next week, we encourage students to get some extra sleep and put their best foot forward when taking their assessments. We know our students will perform to the best of their abilities.
We hope your weekend is restful and enjoyable with both family and friends.Thank you for taking the time to read our weekly communication. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Central Road Highlights!
Our students enjoying the nicer weather this week!
PBIS Paper Airplane Contest
Our school wide winner was Riley from 1st grade!
Dr. Heinz played some basketball this week at CR!
Important Dates to Remember
Week of March 7th-IAR testing for students in grades 3-6
Wednesday, March 9th-BOE Meeting @7:00 pm
Friday, March 11th-Early Release @2:15 pm
Wednesday, March 16th-PTA Meeting @7:00 pm
Monday, March 21st to Friday, March 25th-NO SCHOOL Spring Break
Monday, March 28th-Welcome back to school after Spring Break
IL Assessment of Readiness Grades 3-6
Testing will take place next week. Students in grade 3rd-6th grade will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). There will be 3 ELA and 3 Math Assessments. All students will be testing on Tuesday, March 8th, Wednesday, March 9th & Thursday, March 10th. Any student who misses a session will be required to make it up upon their return. Make-ups will begin Friday, March 11th. If you have any questions regarding IAR, please contact Mrs. Green at email@example.com
Upcoming Comfort Dogs Experience!
Our next special event at Central Road will include Comfort Dogs visiting each classroom between 9:00-11:30 am. March 14th is the day for the dogs-our special friends will visit. Classroom teachers have their individual time scheduled and will share that out in their upcoming communications. We will have 5 comfort dogs coming into school. Comfort dogs will travel to each classroom where students will be able to meet and pet the dogs, and ask any questions they may have about what comfort dogs do for a community! If your child may have a dog allergy or if you have any medical concerns regarding our upcoming visit, please feel free to contact Mrs. Patel or Mrs. Shostachuk so we can make any needed adjustments. The dogs are from the Lutheran Church Charities. Here is the website if you would like an additional information. We are excited for this experience on March 14th!
COVID Mitigation Plan-Update
The District is maintaining the following mitigations:
Promoting hand hygiene;
Continuing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols;
Continuing SHIELD testing for those that chose to opt-in; and
Isolating positive cases for 5 days at home with masking for an additional 5 days upon return to school. Isolation will be 10 days if the positive individual does not want to wear a mask for days 6-10.
The District has modified the following mitigations:
Recommended, but not required masking in school & on the bus
Maintaining social distancing to the greatest extent possible;
Requiring all students to stay home until they are free of symptoms (fever, vomit, and/or diarrhea) for 24 hours without medication (per the student handbook);
Sharing vaccination information on the District’s website;
Continuing with the use bell covers for instruments; specialized masks are recommended, but not required during rehearsal; and
Choir and general music students will be “singing outward” vs. facing each other while maintaining the greatest amount of social distancing possible.
The Board of Education made decisions on the following mitigations:
Contact tracing: The District will remove contact tracing as a mitigation effort due to the inability to properly contact trace with individuals in a mixed mask environment. Removing contract tracing also removes individuals being excluded from school based on close contacts. Moving forward, a letter will be sent to a classroom if there is a positive case in the class. This practice is similar to what the District does if there are other serious illnesses in a classroom. We will continue to provide a similar notice if there is a positive case on a bus. Staff will receive an email at the end of each day indicating how many student and staff cases the building had that day.
Test To Stay: With the removal of contact tracing, there is no longer a need for the Test To Stay protocol to be used.
Vaccination for Staff: The District has removed the weekly testing requirements for unvaccinated staff.
District 15 continues to ask individuals to stay home when they are sick or symptomatic. Per the student handbook (pg. 49-50), students need to stay home until they are free of symptoms (fever, vomit, and/or diarrhea) for 24 hours without medication.
Please keep in mind that these could be COVID symptoms and we strongly recommend you consider getting a PCR test before returning to school. COVID-19 symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea as identified by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Students who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to receive concurrent learning while they are out of school. Students who are home with symptoms, awaiting a test, or home with any other illness will not receive concurrent learning.
Information about local vaccination opportunities will continue to be available on our website for those interested.
Families of students with IEPs or 504s should contact their Assistant Principal (504) or Special Education Coordinator (IEP) if they have any questions or concerns.
Health Office News 03-06-2022
If you have any questions regarding your child's health, you may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 847-963-5102. We will work together to ensure all guidelines are followed and clearly understood while keeping our students all safe and healthy!
Thank you for your patience. Amita Patel, Central Road Nurse
Protected Health Space Phone Number is 847-963-5114
THANK A CENTRAL ROAD STAFF MEMBER
As we enter the 2nd half of the school year, I invite you to take notice of the things you see your child's teacher do, hear your child's teacher say, or the things you hear your child gush with excitement about related to their teacher. We've included this simple form for you to submit should you feel so inclined to do so. Children in full day school spend more of their waking day with their teacher than they do with their parents. We thank you for entrusting your child with us! This has been a good school year and your kind words mean more than you know!
Spring Orchestra Concert May 12th & Spring Band Concert May 17th
ORCHESTRA Concert will take place on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 pm at CLA.BAND Concert will take place on Tuesday May 17 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be at Conyers Learning Academy Gym. Further details will be shared closer to the date. Please add these to your family calendars now. We look forward to performing live music for an audience!
Contact Information for Central Road School
Welcome to Central Road Elementary School, Home of the Wolves! We are located at 3800 Central Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2554.
Our main office phone number is 847-963-5100. Our Absence Line is 847-963-5101.
Principal: Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk 847-963-5105 email@example.com
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Lauren Green 847-963-5104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Secretary: Mrs. Pam Rogers 847-963-5180 email@example.com
School Nurse: Mrs. Amita Patel 847-963-5102 firstname.lastname@example.org