Lions Park Paw Prints

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Lions Park Families,


Next week is the last week of our second trimester. We are so proud of all of our students, staff and families. Everyone has done such a wonderful job of demonstrating positivity, resilience and flexibility during this most unusual school year. On February 22nd we will have more students join us for in-person learning. We were fortunate that the movements for third trimester did not necessitate any changes in teacher assignment or schedules. Therefore, the only students changing teachers on this day will be those who are changing from remote to hybrid.


We wish a Happy Valentine's Day to all Lions Park students and their families. Thanks to all parents who helped facilitate Valentine exchanges. Whether or not your child's class exchanged Valentines, all students were able to do something to celebrate Valentine's Day with their class in person or on Zoom today.


Reminders for Hybrid Families: Please help us by ensuring your child's Chromebook is fully charged when coming to school, particularly in afternoon. It may be a good idea to have your child charge it overnight AND during the long lunch break. While instruction is usually happening live, students may still complete assignments and tasks on their Chromebooks. We have also had situations where a teacher who is forced to quarantine teaches via Zoom while the students are supervised by another school staff member.


Please also have your child put an extra clean mask in his or her backpack. We have had several students forget this week. We do have extras we provide when needed, but it would be helpful if students also had a back up supply.


Help Wanted in District 57: We are seeking an instructional assistant at Lions Park and multiple assistants at other schools. The qualification for this role is to have a paraprofessional license. If you have an Associate’s Degree or higher or at least 60 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited college or university, you can apply for a Paraprofessional License. It is not a difficult process. If you are interested in learning more about this role, please feel free to reach out to me at kkelly@d57.org. We are also always in need of substitute teachers. There is a flyer below with the details of how to become a substitute teacher.


Live Stream for Hybrid Students: If your child is quarantined and is unable to come to school due to exposure to Covid, personal illness or family illness, please contact Ms. Kelly to arrange a live stream to their hybrid classroom. This will be different from the remote learning experience earlier this year because the teacher will have in person students and your child online, but it will provide access to core content when your child is unable to come to school. We are providing a live stream when students are out for illness or exposure to Covid. When we provide a live stream due to illness or exposure to Covid, our building technology assistant provides teachers with an additional laptop. Teachers also have to adapt some of their plans. We obviously will always provide education to students who have to be out for extended periods, but we can't promise we will always be able to accommodate last minute requests.


Enjoy the long weekend, and don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to better support your child and/or family.


Warmly,

Katie Kelly

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, February 15 - NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

Thursday, February 18 - Board of Ed Meeting @ FV, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24 - PEPS Mini-Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

NOTE FROM THE NURSE

Attention 2nd Grade Parents: Dental Exam Reports are due by May 15th.


Thank you to the parents/guardians who have already sent in your Dental Exam Forms. Dental Exam Forms for all 2nd Graders are due by May 15th, 2021. Dental exams after 11/15/2019 are acceptable. If necessary, please schedule an appointment for your child soon. Please have your dentist complete, date, and sign the State Dental Exam Form (below).


Feel free to contact the health office with any questions.


Cathy Bauer BSN, RN

Lions Park School Nurse

Ph: 847-394-7330

Fax: 847-394-7338

cbauer@d57.org

Parents of In Person Students Must Read these documents

COVID 19 - D57 DONATIONS

COVID-19 has presented many unique hardships and challenges for some of our family
members, friends and neighbors. Some parents have asked if it’s possible to make a
financial donation to help support District 57 families who are currently in need. The
District has set up a system to facilitate this for anyone who is interested. We
will distribute the collected funds to families, based on formal requests that are made.
If you would like to donate, simply go to this link:
https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/Login/mt-prospect-sd-57 and click
“Make a one-time payment.” Fill in your student’s name, school and grade, and click
“COVID-19 Donation to District 57 Families.” Fill in your information and donation
amount, then proceed to the payment section. Thank you so much, in advance, for your
kindness and generosity.


Those who are in need of support can fill out this online form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j62TjhwU4mCpX6jt5IRZndg7Yfzm_pepNl9WmU3IMG4/edit


Names will only be seen by select District personnel who are distributing the funds.


Thank you.


Adam Parisi, Ed.S.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations/CSBO and Treasurer

Mount Prospect School District 57

847-394-7300 x1003

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

When we begin with the Hybrid schedule on Tuesday, January 19, if your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8-10:30 and 12:30-3 M-Th or 8-10 and 1-3 on Fridays), it is important that you report the absence to the Lions Park office at (847) 394-7330 or by using the form on our website. We appreciate your cooperation!

Technology Issues

Although technology can work well, there are times when it just does not work correctly. Teachers will not be available to respond to emails during instructional times. Instead, please submit a Remote Learning Technology Support form by clicking here. Once submitted, someone from our District Technology Team will contact you to provide assistance.



If you experience a technical issue, please follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem:


  • Restart the Chromebook (make sure it turns all the way off before turning back on).

  • Quit any unused applications.

  • Sign out of an application if it's not working, and sign back in.

  • Move closer to your internet router if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

  • Turn off any accessibility features i.e., contrast mode, special cursor that may be set on the Chromebook. These can cause applications to run slow.