D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Dec. 11, 2020

Sign Up to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

The Lake County Health Department is pleased to announce that the Lake County AllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents may now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them. Registering online is easy and secure. You may also register over the phone by calling the Lake County Health Department at (847) 377-8130.

“We want to assure our residents that their safety is our top priority,” said Mark Pfister, Executive Director at the Lake County Health Department. “The COVID-19 vaccines that will be available soon have gone through extensive clinical trials. The trial results indicate remarkable effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 with low risk of serious side effects. This is an exciting moment in science and an important step toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic, which has come at great cost to public health, our healthcare systems, and our economy.”

By entering basic information and answering a few screening questions on the portal, you will be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. You can register yourself and others on the portal. Once you are registered, you can also schedule your vaccination appointments through the Lake County clinics or facilities through the system when a vaccine is available to you. The portal also includes answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccination.

“The Lake County AllVax Portal gives us the opportunity to protect the health of our community by getting the right people the vaccination at the right time,” said Jefferson McMillan-Wilhoit, Director of Health Informatics and Technology at the Health Department. “This portal is a huge advance in being able to reduce infections and restore our communities, and we encourage all residents do their part—get registered on the portal and get vaccinated.”

The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines will help us protect our communities. The Lake County AllVax Portal streamlines the process of getting vaccines to Lake County residents to reach our goal of 80% of Lake County residents vaccinated.

Because vaccine supply will be limited at first, certain groups of people who are at higher risk will be eligible for vaccination before others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is helping state and local health departments distribute the vaccine fairly. You can find out more about these guidelines on the CDC’s website, ‘How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations’.

Visit the Health Department’s Coronavirus web page for updates, testing information, community guidance and resources, answers to frequently asked questions, and to sign up for the Health Department’s weekly COVID-19 newsletter. General questions can be sent via email to COVID19@lakecountyil.gov.

For information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.

Common Vaccine Questions

Question: What information do I need to register?

Answer: The information needed to register for a vaccine is:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Zip code
  • Risk factors

Question: Am I able to also register another person?

Answer: Yes, you can register other people through your profile. Go to your home page and click "Add another person".

Question: Who will COVID-19 vaccines be distributed to first?

Answer: At first, the supply of vaccines will be limited. Certain residents will receive their vaccines before others. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on this timing. As of December 4, IDPH has prioritized residents in this order:

  1. Health Care Personnel and Long Term Care Facility Residents
  2. Essential Frontline Workers - pending CDC guidance
  3. Adults with high risk medical conditions and those over 65 years of age - pending CDC guidance
  4. All other adults and people in other congregate settings - pending CDC guidance
  5. Young adults and children (if a pediatric vaccine is available) - pending CDC guidance

Other D103 News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting webpage.

Daniel Wright Fundraisers

Toys for Tots: The Wright Way Club is collecting new unwrapped toys to contribute to the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Please drop off new unwrapped toys inside the Daniel Wright front office vestibule before Friday, Dec. 11. The unemployment rate in the U.S.A. rose to 14% this year. Giving a little, can help a lot. Your donation will have an impact.

Help Sponsor a Family: Each year the Daniel Wright Student Council sponsors a family and purchases gifts to make their holidays more enjoyable. Please review the Student Council wish list. Drop items off at the front office vestibule before Friday, Dec. 11. With your support, we are able to fulfill the family's wish list.

Partnership News

Leave Your Legacy in D103

The D103 Learning Fund Foundation invites your family to leave a legacy at D103 with the launch of the Legacy Brick Fundraiser. With the completion of the Daniel Wright construction project, the Foundation invites families to donate $100 to inscript their name on a brick pathway outside the remodeled school.

This LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser video, narrated by Daniel Wright Principal Michelle Blackley and featuring the new school mascot, outlines the project. This is a great opportunity to bring our community together, so please consider a donation. The Learning Fund and all of our schools appreciate your generous support.

Holiday Spirit Wear Available

Our PTO sponsored spirit wear stores are stocked with new items perfect for the holidays, and free shipping through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Check out new apparel, plus masks, as well as two brand new stores! We now offer District 103 gear and Leaders in Learning apparel for staff!

Community News

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