Jane Addams School Updates
October 14, 2020
Important Information for our Return to In-Person Families
We have had a wonderful re-entry as our K-6 students have returned these past few weeks. We have adjusted a few safety items we would like to share with all families.
In regards to drop-off and pick-up, it is important to stay in your vehicle for both arrival and dismissal. We will take all students temperature in the car in the morning to assure self-certification. Please arrive no earlier than 7:45. In the afternoon, we are releasing students in primary first and walking them to you. If you remain in your vehicle, we can quickly and safely socially distance. This will allow our older students to quickly locate you and actively supervise these students as they leave each day. If you are a walker, please drop your child off before school and collect your child after school at the end of the drive each day.
If you have lost or misplaced your self-certification lanyard, we have additional lanyards at school. Please make sure your phone numbers are up-to-date in the unlikely event we need to contact you or one of your emergency contacts.
Please send two water bottles and district approved face masks. Your child's teacher sent you a schedule for the day with included additional safety precautions. Please reach out to your child's teacher with specific questions regarding mask breaks, or special needed accommodations.
If you have not done so, return your child's Chrome Book. The 4th through 6th grade students are issued a 1:1 device, but K-3rd grade students will use and keep their device at school. If a child does become ill, we can provide a CB and work for them to complete while they are away from school.
Lastly, students will be eating in the class. We are assuring 6 feet of distance for lunch time. When outside, we are asking students to remain masked. Teachers at Jane Addams have scheduled many authentic opportunities for their class to enjoy the outdoors and our P.E. teacher, Mr. Walker, will be taking them outdoors most every period. Please plan on sending your child prepared for the weather.
We appreciate your support as we return to in-person learning. We are so proud of all our staff, students, and families.
SPARK Upcoming Meeting October 19 7-8:30 pm
The October (virtual) SPARK Meeting will be on Monday, October 19th from 7-8:30pm. The topic is Emotional & Sensory Self-Regulation. Join the Google meet with this link is https://meet.google.com/cbb-gtez-keb or the meeting code: cbb-gtez-keb
Below are YouTube channels you can visit for daily SEL activities
State Mandated Drills
This week we will be reviewing and highlighting our routines regarding the following annual requirements. During the 2020-21 school year, your student will be participating in the following as required by Illinois School Code:
- Three evacuation drills. One of the three evacuation drills must be supervised by the appropriate fire department.
- One bus evacuation drill.
- One law enforcement drill.
- Each school in D15 completes two law enforcement drills annually. One of these two law enforcement drills must be a staff initiated lock-down.
- One severe weather and shelter-in-place drill.
Ms. Dime's Nurse Updates
The School Nurse at Jane Addams wants families to know that we are always available to support you and your child.
Please feel free to contact below:
Health Office phone: 847-963-5002
Health Office email: email@example.com
Please remember to complete the self-certification card for your students daily.
A new medication form is required at the beginning of each school year and available here for your convenience. Now that all our in-person learners have returned we have found parents have begun to request this form again. Please call us if you have specific questions.
Picture Day is October 27 at Jane Addams
We are photographing all students in cohorts as well as offering school pictures to our virtual students this day. If your child is a virtual learner, PTA will be coordinating the sign-up genius October 27th. You may choose to sign-up OR send in a photo this day for the school year book.
In-person packets will be sent home with your children in the near future. On-line ordering will also be an option.
We look forward to working together.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Hard to believe it is time to begin discussing Parent-Teacher Conferences!
Jane Addams will be holding VIRTUAL Conferences on November 23rd and November 24, 2020
11:30-7:30 pm November 23
7:30-11:30 am November 24
If you have not scheduled a conference with your child's teacher, please call your child's homeroom teacher.