Indian Grove Parent Update

June 2020

From Mrs. FIsher - Principal

Parents and Guardians,


Today is the final day of the 2019-20 school year. It is also the last school day for my career in District 26. After 27 years as principal at Indian Grove and 8 years working between Euclid and River Trails Middle School, it is time to retire and spend some time with family and friends. I would like to thank everyone who has crossed my path during my time in District 26. You will all be forever in my heart and have had a profound influence on my life.


This final newsletter is being sent just to inform parents/guardians of some updates about the end of this school year and preparing for the 2020-21 school year with a new administration and a new journey with students. During these past ten weeks, the families in the IG community have done a tremendous job keeping our students engaged. Our teachers planned some excellent lessons and integrated technology so that students could still connect with their teachers and peers. While we still don't know what the start of the 2020-21 school year will look like, we do know we want to give IG students the best opportunity to continue to learn and grow throughout their elementary careers.


Please take the time to look through this short update and to keep checking your email, our webpages, and social media sites for updates throughout the summer. It has been my pleasure to serve as your principal and I wish you all the best in the years to come.


Respectfully,

Lynn Fisher

Principal

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WE ARE WORKING ON...

At this time, we do not know how the start of the 2020-21 school year will look. We’ve been working on all of the logistics, and we will be sending some information to you over the summer. Please watch your email, check out our webpages and social media sites for updates.

  • Students should keep their Chromebooks over the summer.

  • Report cards for the third trimester were emailed on June 3. There will be no paper report cards given at the end of the year.

  • Indian Grove library books can be dropped off at IG using Door #1 for the whole month of June. The door is open from 7:00 am to - 5:00 pm. THIS IS A TIME CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS EMAILS.

  • All the student supplies, medications, and other materials were to be picked up at school by 3 PM on June 3rd. There are bags for 17 students left. Thank you to all the families who picked up their belongings!

  • Registration for the 2020-21 school year should be done by now. Returning students have to register again. Please go to www.rtsd26.org for more information. You do not have to pay the registration fees now online. You can submit payment at the bank.

  • Please notify the school if your child is NOT returning to IG in August. You can email lfisher@rtsd26.org until June 30.

  • Your child's homeroom placement for the 2020-21 school year will be sent to parents in August.

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IG Staffing Changes for 2020-21

Change is something we cannot avoid. Next year, there have been some changes in the staffing plan at IG. Below are the known changes in our faculty for next year:


  • Sandra Levy - Social Worker - Retiring, June 2020
  • Maureen Suchecki - 4th grade - Retiring, June 2020
  • Susan Strzalkowski - Paraprofessional - Retiring, June 2020
  • Amy Veytsman - Assistant Principal to Transitional Principal of new PreK - K School
  • Amber Stringer - 3rd grade at IG to 3rd grade at Euclid School.
  • Olga Adams - Returning to 4th grade classroom after one-year Parenting Leave
  • Joni Willie - Moving from 4th grade to 5th grade
  • Alexis Drennen - Moving from 3rd grade to 4th grade
  • Karen Klawans - Moving from Kindergarten to 1st grade
  • Katie Marsh - Moving from 1st grade to Kindergarten
  • TBD - 1st grade teacher
  • TBD - 3rd grade teacher
  • Bill Timmins - Principal, August 1, 2020
  • Emily Kruzel - Assistant Principal, August 1, 2020

Although this looks like a dramatic shift, all of these professionals will continue to do outstanding work. Best of luck to Maureen Suchecki, Sandy Levy, and Susan Strzalkowski as they begin a new adventure in retirement!

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