Weekly News from Kimball Hill

August 24, 2020

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Message from the Principal

Dear Kimball Hill Parents and Families:


What an exciting first week of school! It was amazing to welcome our students back and see all of the smiling faces! I am so proud of the resilience and flexibility our students have shown during such a unique time. Thank you to all our parents for your patience and grace as our teachers get familiar with live teaching. Please reach out directly to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. We value your feedback and our partnership with parents.


Our virtual parent orientation is this week Wednesday, August 26th (times listed below). We hope all parents will be able to attend! In an effort to accommodate parents that have children at the junior high, our original date was moved from Thursday to Wednesay so that parents can attend both orientations. This is a great opportunity to meet your child(ren) teacher face to face and learn about the curriculum; as well as hear class updates.


Thank you again for your continued support! We are so grateful for our Kimball Hill parents. Your children are amazing because of what you do and show them at home each and every day! We know this is not easy and we have been so impressed by your flexibility and patience during these unprescented times.


As always, please reach out to me any time with questions or concerns at lacamerm@ccsd15.net or call the school at 847-963-5200.


Warmly,


Michelle LaCamera

Return to Learn dates REVISED

REMOTE LEARNING FOR ALL

K-6th grades

School hours: 8:45am-3:25pm

Morning Kindergarten: 8:45am-11:20am, Fridays: 8:45am-10:55am


Fridays: 8:45am-2:35pm

Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:50-3:25pm, Fridays: 12:25pm-2:35pm


Gradual Rolling Entry to In-Person Classes

NEW TENTATIVE CALENDAR DATES FOR RE-ENTRY TO IN-PERSON LEARNING

  • Monday, September 21: Kindergarten and K-8 self-contained special education programs

    • ACES, Multiple Needs (MN), Early Childhood SIP: Half-day only (9:00-11:30 a.m.); transition to a full- or extended-day starting on Tuesday, October 13

    Monday, September 28: Grades 1-2 and self-contained early childhood

    Monday, October 5: Grades 3-4

    Tuesday, October 13: Grades 5-8 and ECDEC (junior high in hybrid model)


District 15 Helpline Available

Do you need help and are not sure who to contact? Do you have concerns or worries about yourself or others? The District 15 helpline is only a call or text away Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Our student services staff are available during these stressful times. Call or text:

English: 847-460-2099

Spanish: 847-460-2129

Calls or texts received outside of these hours will be answered the following workday. You can reach out about multiple topics, including but not limited to:

  • Social or emotional concerns;

  • Resources such as food, housing and transportation; or

  • Ideas on how to support your child

School Supplies

On the school/district webpage, you will find each grade level’s school supply list. If you are unable to purchase supplies due to financial issues please let us know or contact the Palatine Opportunity Center at 847-776-9500 or 847-776-2523. They can connect you with community agencies that help families with school supplies.

Information from Nurse Lidia

The following are requirements for all Kindergarten and 6th grade students, whether your child is attending in-person instruction or receiving instruction virtually. All students are required to meet health examination and immunization requirements. Students not in compliance will be subject to exclusion from school until Illinois State.

HEALTH EXAMINATION AND VISION FORMS ARE due by October 15, 2020

● must include lead screening for children who are six years or younger and diabetes screening

● must be dated within one year prior to the first day of school (August 19, 2020)

Certificate of Child Health Examination-English


REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

· DTP/DTaP – 4 or more doses with last booster after 4th birthday

· Polio – 4 or more doses with last booster after 4th birthday

· MMR – 2 doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday

· Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine-2 doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday and 2nd dose no less than four weeks after the first dose, or proof of varicella disease.


Parents requesting religious or medical exemptions to any school health requirements must provide the appropriate documentation prior to the due date. The instructions for completing the Certificate of Religious.

Exemption form and the form are available at: Instructions for Completing Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption to Required Immunizations and/or Examinations Form


2. VISION EXAMINATION- due by October 15, 2020

StateofIL_EyeExamForm.pdf

Eye Examination Waiver Form


3. DENTAL EXAMINATION – due by May 15, 2021. The dental examination must have taken place

within 18 months prior to May 15 of the school year.

IDPH_DentalExamForm-Eng.pdf

Dental Exam Waiver Form


The following are requirements for all 6th students, whether your child is attending

in-person instruction or receiving instruction virtually.


1. HEALTH EXAMINATION

– physical examination must have taken place within one year prior to school start date

(August 19, 2020).


HEALTH EXAMINATION FORM IS DUE OCTOBER 15, 2020

A student not meeting this requirement is subject to being excluded from school.

- Certificate of Child Health Examination-English


REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS:

· Tdap - 1 dose before 6th grade year

· Meningococcal conjugate vaccination - 1 dose received on or after 11 years of age


PROOF OF PREVIOUS REQUIREMENTS:

· DTP/DTaP – 4 or more doses with last booster after 4th birthday

· Polio – 4 or more doses with last booster after 4th birthday

· MMR – 2 doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday

· Hepatitis B vaccine - 3 doses

· Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine - 2 doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday and 2nd dose no less than four weeks after the first dose, or proof of varicella disease


2. DENTAL EXAMINATION

- Due by May 15, 2021. The dental examination must have taken place no earlier than 18 months

prior to May 15, 2021.

-IDPH_DentalExamForm-Eng.pdf

-Dental Examination Waiver Form


All students are required to meet health examination and immunization

requirements. Students not in compliance will be subject to exclusion from


Send these completed medical records to our school nurse, Mrs. Lidia Aleman.

New Families (including Kindergarten)

We would like to welcome new families to Kimball Hill. Since we cannot bring families to the school for in person orientation, we will be holding off until we resume to in person learning and at this time sharing information electronically on Parent Orientation night. I am available by phone or email for any questions. Please do not hesitate to reach out any time. Our kindergarten teachers will also answer any classroom related questions for first time families.

Stay Connected with our KH PTA

Our Kimball Hill PTA will be looking for parents to help in a different way this year! We are always looking for volunteers! Our PTA is working on a schedule for virtual meetings at this time. At each PTA meeting, you hear updates about the school programs, upcoming PTA events, and the various ways you can get involved in the Kimball Hill community.


If you ordered a yearbook this past school year and have not picked it up yet, please stop by the school Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm. Please call when you are in front of the school and a staff member will bring it to your car.

Bus Information

Bus information for free riders will be available to view by logging into Campus Parent or by downloading the free Infinite Campus mobile app on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. Due to the transportation restrictions faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, change requests will not be taken this year. Paid transportation requests will be very limited. Paid riders will be notified if busing will be provided on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m.

Meal Delivery

We know that many of our students are dependent on school meals for nourishment, and in the interest of ensuring this need continues to be met while District 15 schools are closed due to COVID19, we have established a schedule for food distribution.

District 15 will deliver food every day, Monday-Friday, August 17 - September 4, 2020.

  • Lunch and breakfast for the following day will be offered daily.
  • Starting August 19, meals are only available to D15 students, and will be charged to their meal account according to their meal benefit status.

Instructions for picking up food are as follows:

  • In every location look for the District 15 bus for food delivery (*except where noted).
  • Meals will be charged to each student’s account upon pick-up.
  • Lunches will be charged at $2.60 ($0.40 for those qualifying for reduced price meals).
  • Breakfasts will be charged at $1.30 ($0.30 for those qualifying for reduced priced meals).
  • Students who qualify for free meal benefits will not be charged.
  • Students at Jane Addams, Virginia Lake, Lake Louise, Winston Campus Junior High and John Conyers Learning Academy will all receive free meals due to the schools’ CEP status.
  • Nutrition Services staff will scan student barcodes on-site upon pick-up to take payment from MealTime accounts.
  • Students do not need to be present in order to receive meals. Parents may pick up meals for D15 students but should have the student barcode card with them.
  • Nutrition services staff will be able to look up students who do not have a barcode card.
  • If you need a replacement barcode card for your student, please call (847) 963-3930 or ask for the sign up sheet on any of the meal distribution buses. Cards can also be picked up at your school office.

  • Menus will be updated weekly and posted online along with any cooking instructions (if needed).

For questions on the menu, please call 847-963-3928. For questions on transportation, please call 847-963-3909 or 3912.

Meal Delivery Schedule


Serving Times

Locations


11:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Foxfire Clubhouse


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • District Office (1st Bank Drive)
  • Treehouse Clubhouse
  • Saratoga
  • Silver Lake Apt
  • Long Valley
  • Geneva/Ports O Call
  • Sterling


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Conyers Learning Academy (*Door 15)
  • Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School (*Door 3)
  • Winston Campus (*Door 1)
  • Walter Sundling JH (*Door 23)
  • PNRC
  • Falcon Park
  • Dundee Qtr
  • POC
  • Green Lane South
  • Nichols Rd (midblock)


11:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • Spruce


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

  • Southhampton
  • Baldwin

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Bayside
  • International Village
  • Stuart R Paddock
  • Baldwin
  • Panorama
  • Winslow Drive
  • Rose Drive


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Carriageway

Important Dates


August

Parent Orientation "virtual live session"

Wendesday, August 26th

  • 5:30pm-6:15pm K, 1, 2
  • 6:15pm- 7:00pm 3, 4, 5, 6
  • 6:00pm-6:30pm Specials Area Teachers


September

In Person Learning revised

  • Monday, September 21: Kindergarten and K-8 self-contained special education programs

    • ACES, Multiple Needs (MN), Early Childhood SIP: Half-day only (9:00-11:30 a.m.); transition to a full- or extended-day starting on Tuesday, October 13

    Monday, September 28: Grades 1-2 and self-contained early childhood

    Monday, October 5: Grades 3-4

    Tuesday, October 13: Grades 5-8 and ECDEC (junior high in hybrid model)


Contact Us

Our Facebook page is up and running. Please follow us on Twitter and like our FB page.


Facebook https://m.facebook.com/KimballHillSchool/

Twitter https://twitter.com/KHCougars


Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School Principal

lacamerm@ccsd15.net