North Shore 112 Monthly
In this newsletter...
- Important upcoming dates
- Useful resources for parents and guardians
- Board of Education news
- Curriculum Corner
- And more!
9/7: Open House at Braeside, Oak Terrace, Ravinia, Red Oak
9/14: Open House at Indian Trail, Sherwood, Wayne Thomas
9/19: Regular Board of Education Meeting
9/21: Open House at Edgewood, Northwood
9/30: 112 Education Foundation Annual FUNd Run
Ravinia Recognizes the NSSD112 Maintenance Team
Next Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023, 07:00 PM
Northwood Middle School, North Avenue, Highland Park, IL, USA
If you are looking for more information on how you can support your child’s mental health, check out ParentGuidance.org resources where you can access free courses led by licensed therapists on more than 50 topics. Also, check out the course titled, Guiding Your Child through Difficult Times, by Dr. Kevin Skinner.
Guidance for Parents and Guardians
Mental Health Night
Securly Home - Manage and Monitor Student Devices
In September, the district will begin rolling out a new resource to help you manage and monitor your children’s use of school-issued devices outside of school hours. It is called Securly Home. The goal of this tool is to promote the responsible use of technology, prevent access to inappropriate content and identify potential concerns that may require our attention.
Home-monitoring features for parents/guardians include:
The option to lock devices or limit access to the internet
The ability to monitor which websites students visit or searches they make on school-issued devices at home
Weekly email reports summarizing your child’s online activity
Real-time notifications about serious concerns like cyberbullying or self-harm-related content (this is in addition to the other tools already in place that alert school administrators)
This is a free resource for parents/guardians in our district. Within the next few weeks, you will be receiving an email directly from Securly with information about how to sign up.
All of our pre-K through fifth grade classroom teachers who support reading instruction continue to be professionally developed on the best practices for the instruction of reading. Last year the district implemented a new foundational reading skills resource for K-2, CKLA Skills, to support reading instruction in English. This year we are implementing Caminos Lectoescritura for Spanish foundational reading skills at the K-2 level for dual language students at Oak Terrace and Red Oak.
Students will have finished the NWEA MAP tests by Friday, September 8. The results of both NWEA MAP (K-8) and 2023 IAR results (4-8) will be sent home on Friday, September 15.
Dr. Kevin Ryan, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, dressed up as book character David in a visit to a Ravinia kindergarten classroom. Together they learned about classroom rules and expectations for the school year. Thanks for the fun visit, Dr. Ryan!
Why choose us?
Our staff works hard to create schools where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. High-quality materials and technology give our staff and students the tools needed to be innovative and highly engaged. As a member of District 112, you’ll be working to advance yourself as well as fulfill a long legacy of District 112 being the home of pioneering educators, dedicated staff, and innovative instructional practices.
Become a paraprofessional!
Do you enjoy working with kids? Are you looking for an exciting and upbeat working environment? Are you looking to work on a daily basis and receive benefits? If so, check out our current paraprofessionals job openings and apply today!
Substitutes and Nurses!
We are also seeking guest (substitute) teachers and guest nurses. This is an ideal role if you are looking to work flexible hours once or twice a week. Plus you'll be making a difference in our students' lives! We recently increased our daily rate to $150 a day for guest teachers. Please feel free to reach out to Valerie Kilen (email@example.com) with any questions or apply to be either a guest teacher or nurse today!
Having an issue with your student's device? Need assistance with district software, such as Infinite Campus? Submit a support ticket and a member of our tech team will reach out as soon as possible.
ParentSquare is North Shore School District 112’s primary communication tool. It is used by the district office and schools to send emails, text messages and phone calls to parents/guardians, staff members and the community.
Visit the ParentSquare page on our website to learn more or access your account.
North Shore School District 112 is a beacon of quality education for more than 3,500 students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Serving Highland Park, Highwood and Fort Sheridan, the district encompasses nine standout schools, each committed to fostering academic growth and readiness for high school and beyond. NSSD112 is driven by core principles encapsulated in the motto: Inspire...Innovate...Engage!