Kendall News

March 22, 2021

In Your Kendall News...

School and District Updates
  • Residency Verification
  • Materials Distribution - New Times
  • Help Wanted - Lunchroom Supervisors
  • Picture Day April 9th
  • Yearbook Candids
  • Welcome Class of 2034 - Incoming Kindergarten
  • IAR Testing - New Times
  • Important Dates
  • Chromebook Support
Kendall PTA POINTS
  • 2021-2022 PTA Board Nominations
  • Kendall Cookbooks are In!
  • 2021 Kendall Science Fair
  • Kendall PTA Membership
  • Gift Card Program

Residency Verification Process

The district is again contracting with a third party vendor to automatically verify student address information. As was the case last year, we anticipate the overwhelming majority of our families will be electronically verified.


If your residency is electronically verified, you will receive a letter of confirmation and there will be no need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries.


A letter will also be sent to families whose residency we are unable to verify electronically. The letter will provide details on additional information you will need to provide by May 3, 2021 in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.


Verifying residency is an effort to protect taxpayers and district resources by identifying non-residents attending District 204 schools. Illinois law mandates that parents demonstrate residency prior to enrollment in school and allows for periodic verification to validate compliance with the law.


Please contact the office with any questions or concerns.

Materials Distribution - New Times

Our next materials distribution for REMOTE STUDENT ONLY, will be held on April 5th.


Since we have significantly fewer remote only students, we will only run the distribution from 2:45 to 3:45. In an effort to avoid traffic congestion, we suggest the following times. However, families are welcome to come any time between 2:45 and 3:45.


Last Name A - F 2:45 to 3:00

Last Name G - M 3:00 to 3:15

Last Name N - Sh 3:15 to 3:30

Last Name Si - Z 3:30 to 3:45


We ask parents to:

  • Stay in their vehicle and allow our staff to bring materials to you.
  • Follow the traffic pattern attached.
  • Tape a sign to the passenger side of the car with their child(ren)'s name(s) and class. (Example: Jerger, Breah 5K)
  • Label any materials you are returning with the teacher's name.
  • Library Books do not need to be labeled or bagged

Help Wanted - Lunch Room Supervisors

As we prepare for our transition to 5 full days of school beginning April 13th, we are looking for a few lunch and recess supervisors for our Kendall students for the remainder of the 20-21 school year. If you are interested, please APPLY HERE and contact Kristine Micheles.


If you are interested but unsure about working at your child's school, many other elementary schools in the district are hiring as well!

Picture Day - April 9th

Students who are attending school in person will have their picture taken at school in the morning. All safety protocols will be followed for photos, however once students are in place for their photo, they will be allowed to remove their masks momentarily for the photo to be taken.


Students who are attending school remotely will have the option to come to Kendall in the afternoon to have their school photo taken. Parents will walk their child to gym door #6 and pick them up at gym door #5 after their photo has been taken. All parents and students should be wearing a mask while on school grounds. Remote Students - Please sign up HERE.


Photo package purchasing fliers will be sent home with in-person students tomorrow, March 23rd. Remote students will recieve the fliers at our next materials distribution on April 5th.

Digital Copy of Flyer

Yearbook Candids

We are looking for you best at-home learning photos for the 20-21 Kendall Yearbook! Do you have a photo of you child(ren) learning at home this year? We are looking for:

First day of School Pictures

Remote Learning with your Pets

PE at home

Patriot Spirit Days

And More!

Please submit your photos to the yearbook by emailing them to ojkelementary@gmail.com with the Subject "Yearbook."

By emailing your photo(s), you give us permission to publish the photo in our school yearbook.

Welcome Class of 2034

It is time to begin planning for our incoming Kindergarten Class for the 2021-2022 school year!


Please review our Kendall Kindergarten Presentation for information about next year, including a link to let us know you are coming!


Please feel free to share this information with any neighbors you know who will have a Kindergartener next year!

UPDATED: IAR Testing - Grades 3 - 5

NOTE: The testing schedule has been updated to reflect changes due to the start of in-person instruction 5 days per week.


Please review the information below in order to prepare for our first day of testing. As all students are scheduled to test, they will not have any zooms or asynchronous work in google classroom on these days. *RISE students will not follow the schedule below. Please speak with your teacher for individualized testing schedules.


Schedule:

Monday, April 12th

Arrival: 8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Dismissal: 11:25 p.m. - 11:35 p.m.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Monday, April 19th

Arrival: 8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Dismissal: In person students will resume regular schedule after testing. Remote students can be picked up by a parent at 11:35. Any students not picked up will follow the full-day schedule and be dismissed to walk home or ride the bus home at 3:00 p.m. with in-person learners.

Make-Up Sessions

In-person students will make up missed sessions during regular school days.

Remote students may be contacted to schedule a make-up for missed sessions.


Self-Certification:

All students must self-certify in ParentVue no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of testing.

Self-Certification Procedures


Health and Safety Procedures:

All students are required to wear a mask which covers both their nose and mouth on school grounds. Students riding the bus must wear their mask for the duration of the ride. Students arriving by car should have the mask on before exiting the car. Students (and any parents) who walk to school, should wear their mask on school grounds. Students in school will maintain physical distancing requirements of 3 to 6 feet at all times.


Student Testing Materials:

  • Fully charged chromebook (required)
  • Headphones or earbuds (required)
  • Pencil (required)
  • Mask (required)
  • Water Bottle (optional)

Important Dates

Wednesday, March 24th: Patriot Spirit Day!

Friday, March 26th: End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd: No School - Spring Break

Monday, April 5th: No School - Remote Learning Planning Day

Tuesday, April 6th: School Resumes

Tuesday, April 6th: PTA Science Fair Registration and Videos Due

Friday, April 9th: Picture Day (In-person in AM, Remote in PM)

Monday, April 12th: IAR Testing Day 8:50 - 11:35

Monday, April 19th: IAR Testing Day 8:50 - 11:35remote/3:00in-person

Chromebook Support

Please continue to work with your child's teacher to troubleshoot technology issues. If your child's device requires service, you can submit a request using our CHROMEBOOK SERVICE REQUEST LINK or by visitin our Kendall Website.

Kendall PTA Points

2021-22 Kendall PTA Board Nominations

http://bit.ly/2021-22PTABoard

Kendall PTA is currently accepting nominations for its 2021-22 Executive Board. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else please complete this form. We are currently accepting nominations for all board positions. (President, Vice-President, Secretary & Treasurer). If interested in co-chairing any of these positions with a friend or other, that option is available as well. Co-chairs are encouraged each year to share responsibilities and/or to shadow the current board member for a smooth succession of roles. 2021/22 will be the last year at Kendall for a couple current board members.

If there are any additional questions, please feel free to contact us: Chrissy Laughlin (cglaughlin@comcast.net) and Shweta Hiremath (shwetadonnimath@gmail.com). Please complete this application to the PTA Nominating Committee by Monday, April 19th. Voting will take place at the General PTA Meeting on Thursday, April 22nd.

Kendall Cookbooks have Arrived!

They are available for purchase thru the Kendall PTA MemberHub site!

https://kendall.memberhub.store/store

Pick one up for your student to participate in the monthly cooking challenges, as a keepsake for this school year, gift to a family member or friend OR choose to donate one to a Kendall Staff Member! Each cookbook contains an extra special insert with visual sequence recipes. The Kendall PTA thanks you for participating in this fundraiser!

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Kendall Science Fair

The Kendall PTA would like to invite all students to participate in the Kendall Science Fair! This is a non-competitive event, so come and explore the world of science! Participants will attend the Science Fair on Thursday, April 15th via Zoom. They will be put into a small group along with judges in a breakout room. They will have 10-15 minutes to conduct their experiment or explain their project followed by judges asking few questions. This will be an interactive session.

The Zoom sessions will be as follows:

6-7 p.m. -- K-2nd Grade

7-8 p.m. – 3rd-5th Grade

Register at http://bit.ly/SF2021Registration

Please register online, and submit your videos by April 6th, 2021. Videos are only for Kendall families to watch via the Kendall newsletter.

Here is the link for some additional guidelines:

http://bit.ly/ScienceFair2021-Guidelines

For any questions, please contact us at kendallptasciencefair@gmail.com

Kendall PTA Membership

The PTA is working hard to find ways to support our Kendall Students and Staff during this time at home. As always, we encourage families to join the PTA and support our efforts. Our membership is currently at about 15% and our goal is 100%. Help us get to 100%...your membership can make a difference! With the new 2020 online school registration, even lifelong members/supporters of the PTA have forgotten or not realized whether they have joined. Not sure if you are a member yet? Click here to check.

We Need Your Support! Purchase your membership at: https://kendall.new.memberhub.store

Gift Card Program

Enrollment code: 214FDB581L692

Download the Raise Right App, register, then enter the enrollment code provided to benefit Kendall PTA. Purchase or send eGift cards, reload gift cards, ship physical gift cards directly to you...all from your Raise Right App! The holidays may be over, but you can still purchase for other occasions (or personal use) throughout the year!

Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award

So many educators are going above and beyond supporting students during this time of uncertainty! If you would like to recognize your child's teacher please see the information below.


Anyone can nominate a District 204 staff member for the A+ Award. Nominations must include an essay (of 50-500 words) describing how this staff member has positively impacted students. We strongly encourage student nominations. Parent, alumni and community nominations are also welcomed.

Click here to submit a nomination for a staff member who goes above and beyond to make a difference for our students.