Wild Rose Elementary

September 4, 2020

A Note From Mrs. Solomon

We can accomplish hard things, and we continue to do this each and every day both in-person and remotely!

We held our first outdoor PTO meeting on Monday evening. Please come and join us as we work through this year and work to be the best partnership that we can. Out next Meeting is Monday, October 5th @ 6:30 PM keep an look at for the time in case we

We had a productive week! This Friday our teachers participated in a teacher institute day. We worked on the following:

  • Curriculum Night Presentations
  • Social Emotional Learning for students and staff
  • Band and Orchestra distribution and lessons
  • English Language Learner Early Assessment
  • i-Ready diagnostic assessment and instruction
  • Zoom Digital Tool
  • English Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum and instruction
  • Professional Learning Communities collaboratively worked to deepen their knowledge of their specific content specialty.

It was a wonderful day of learning and preparation for our school year.

Below you will find information in regards to our curriculum nights next week and our arrival and dismissal plan.

Thank you for another great week! Both our in-person and remote classes are doing great!

Enjoy the long weekend! Happy Labor day!

Theresa Solomon

Curriculum Nights

Curriculum nights will be virtual. Below are presentations from each grade level and specialist. Please take the time to look at to your child's classroom presentation, as curriculum night will be a Q&A format. Questions should be submitted prior to the evening's session via a teacher's email or form that may have been shared by that team or teacher.

A link will be sent on Tuesday and Thursday from your classroom teacher(s) for you to use on curriculum night. There will be two (2) question answer sessions. Please choose the one that works best for your schedule: 6:00-6:20 pm or 6:30-6:50 pm.

  • K-2 Tuesday, September 8th
  • 3-5 Thursday, September 10th

Thank you and we look forward to meeting virtually next week!

Mrs. Solomon Welcome to 2020-2021 School Year

Kindergarten Curriculum Night Presentation

First Grade Curriculum Night Presentation

2nd Grade Curriculum Night Presentation

3rd Gibson & Holstein Curriculum Night Presentation

3rd Gilmore & 3rd Hancock Curriculum Night Presentation

4th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation

5th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation

Oasis Curriculum Night Presentation

PE Curriculum Night Presentation

General Music Curriculum NIght Presentation

5th Grade Band Curriculum Night Presentation

Art Curriculum Night Presentation

LRC Curriculum Night

ELL Mrs. Egan's Curriculum Night Presentation

Occupational Therapy Curriculum Night Presentation

Social Work Curriculum Night Presentation

Wild Rose Arrival and Dismissal PLEASE READ

Let me begin by thanking our community for their continued patience and attention to school messaging. I greatly appreciate your efforts to keep our students safe. I understand that this is challenging, however we need to keep everyone safe. Thank you for sharing your feedback with me on what can be improved. We continue to make improvements and hopefully we are finding ourselves settling into an improved solution.

The new procedures are outlined below and include visuals to support the explanation of the process. I am asking you to shift your thinking about dismissal to mirror that of arrival, in that you have a pick up window, not one designated time that you need to be on site to pick up your child.

These procedures were developed in conjunction with the Kane County Sheriff’s department and our Facilities department, as there are significant concerns regarding the traffic flow around the building.

Our morning arrival is very smooth and students are dropped off in the window of 7:45 to 8:00 am. Consider thinking about after school in the same way a window from 1:40 to 1:55 pm. Everyone does not have to arrive at 1:35. It takes approximately 10 minutes to get everyone through the drop-off line. Just be patient and all will go smooth.

The YELLOW arrows represent the BUSES and their flow, the RED arrows represent the CAR RIDERS .

Please pay attention to the street location that car riders are entering (Ferson Creek). Cars on Red Haw are asked to turn onto Ferson Creek Rd., then Oak Ridge Ln, and last onto Thornly Rd..



By creating this one lane of traffic we have only one lane entering into the car loop as well as an understanding of the flow of traffic. It is imperative that we follow the rules and SLOW DOWN. This traffic pattern is also new for students and our walkers need to adjust. We will have additional staff supervision on the east side of the school to help students that need to cross the street.

Please do not park across the street or on back streets for students to walk to you. Parking in different areas creates safety issues for our students and drivers. If we can commit to following this pattern the timing is minimal and all families will have a safe and stress free dismissal from school.

Again THANK YOU we are all problem solvers and we will have the most success by working together.

Wild Rose Library Book Check out Procedures 2020-2021

Print Books

  • Students will place books on hold through Destiny library catalog, once logged in using their google account, or by non-electronic means.

  • LRC staff will pull books from shelves and deliver them to students’ classrooms.

  • Students will return book/s to designated bins outside of the LRC as part of their morning routine.

  • LRC staff will empty bins each morning and place books in “quarantine” for at least four days before returning to the shelves.

  • LRC staff may also bring a selection of books to primary classrooms for students to check out. Students will touch only books they wish to check out.

Digital Books

  • Once logged in students can check out or hold ebooks through Destiny (our online library catalog) or Axis 360.

  • Books are automatically returned after 14 days.

  • All digital content can be accessed through the site’s LRC website.

Accommodations for Remote Learners - Curbside Pickup

  • Students will place books on hold through our Destiny library catalog. Please place all holds by Tuesday for a Wednesday pickup.

  • LRC staff will pull books from shelves and place books for contactless curbside pick up.

  • Books with students’ names will be on a cart inside the main entrance lobby each Wednesday for a 2:00 - 3:00 p.m pick-up.

  • Students will return books at this time to a designated cart outside the main entrance. All returned books will be placed in “quarantine” for at least four days before returning to the shelves and being made available for checkout.

  • Any digital/web resource material can continue to be accessed via the site’s LRC website using the provided passwords.

  • Database Passwords

How to put books on hold.


i-Ready Assessment and Instructional Tool

August 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to share that District 303 is implementing a Mathematics and Reading program called i-Ready. Below, you will find information about the program and how we will be using it in the classroom. Last year students took Performance Series, i-Ready is replacing Performance Series

What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will result in slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning. Adaptive assessments are designed to determine what standards students show competency in and which ones the student should continue to learn.

i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. These lessons are interactive and provide strategic support to keep your child engaged as they learn. The lessons will be fitted to your child based on the results of the diagnostic test. Your child’s teacher will monitor progress and can assign lessons based on how your student is progressing through the lessons.

What can I do to help?

To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to:

  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.

  • Try their best on each question and try not to rush.

  • Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected they will get only about half of the questions correct.

  • Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.

  • Use your paper and pencil to work out the math questions and come up with your best answer.

If your child is experiencing computer issues while at home:

To support your child’s learning in Online Instruction, you can:

  • Discuss your child’s progress on their i-Ready lessons.

  • Celebrate your child’s learning and growth.

  • Encourage them to follow through and complete lessons.

Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning! I look forward to sharing information with you throughout the year. If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s teachers. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting https://sites.google.com/d303.org/i-readyresources/home .


David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability

St Charles School District 303


Community Unit School District 303

201 S. 7th Street, St. Charles, IL 60174-2664 ◦ (331) 228-2000 ◦ www.d303.org

August 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 strives to provide all students with the best opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally in school. As part of this commitment, District 303 is enhancing our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) across the district for the 2020-2021 school year.

This year, students in grades 2-5 and students in 6-12 will be completing a universal screening tool to assess their academic, social, and emotional learning skills. The use of universal screening allows us to refine and strengthen our efforts to help all students achieve success by taking positive and preventative measures as early as possible. This also provides us with the opportunity to assist students who may need additional support with academic, social, and emotional learning.

One of the universal screening tools used by the District is the ECRA SEL Survey, which focuses on the following areas:

  • Responsible Decision Making

  • Self-Regulation

  • Social/Relationships

The ECRA SEL Survey will be completed three times this school year during the weeks of August 31st through September 10, January 18 through January 29, and April 26 through May 7. If a screening shows that a student will benefit from additional skill development, parents will be contacted and will work in collaboration with school staff to problem-solve and determine next steps.

Additional information about this screener and other assessments in District 303 may be found on our website at http://district.d303.org/assessment-accountability. Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring each of our students has the opportunity to achieve academic and social-emotional success.

Please feel free to contact your building principal or me if you have questions.


David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability




Both Remote and In-Person students need to report absences to their home school. Please call the main office if your child will be missing school, whether they are in person or remote. Thanks!

Student Self-Certification EVERY DAY

Prior to your child arriving at school, you will need to certify that your child is free from Covid symptoms. This is a two step process that occurs each and every day:

  • Step 1: Log-in here, using your HAC credentials. Answer the questions honestly. If you receive the green "you are good to go" screen, your child is clear to come to school. You do not need to print the green ticket.
  • Step 2: Initial your child's luggage tag (that we will be providing you) signifying your completion of the online form.

Student's have a luggage tag and a weekly dated insert. This tag should hang on their backpack and serves as a quick way for teachers to check that children have been certified, prior to them entering school. Children who are not certified will not be allowed in school until they are certified. Families will be called prior to allowing a student into the school building.

Teachers will have the students replace the weekly insert on Fridays, prior to them leaving for the day. If your child is absent on a Friday or did not receive the new insert, feel free to just flip the previous week's insert over, date and initial it, and we will replace it with a new tag when they return to school.


Wild Rose PTO

Wild Rose PTO is up and running and looking for our community to continue to support our students and staff.

Also please see the link below with more important PTO information.


Cub Scouts For All

"Cub Scout Pack 156 is still going strong! Our 1st Pack meeting of 2020-2021 school year will be Friday September 11th at 6:00 PM, at Shelter # 1 in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. All are welcome! Questions please contact Ed Doherty eddohe17@gmail.com or Matt Cameron matthew.w.cameron@gmail.com".
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School Issured Devices and Tech Help

If you need technical support with devices, please use the live chat instead of their phone line. It can be found here: https://district.d303.org/elearning-tech-support

Devices will be brought home on a daily basis, and should be charged at home nightly. We will not be storing devices in classrooms.

Your child's email address is their 800#@students.d303.org. You find their 800#, which is their student ID, by logging in to your HAC account.

If you need assistance with passwords please contact your child's in-person or remote teacher.

Teacher Assignments

During this unique time of educating students in both remote and in-person settings, we are making every effort to balance class sizes and maintain a sense of community for all our students. As parents continue to request changes for their children, impacting both remote and in person class size, we will need to continue to shift personnel and adjust the remote and in person classroom makeups. While continuity is our goal, these adjustments may result in changes in placements. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide meaningful educational experiences for all our students.


HAC is opened for you to view your child's teacher information. Changes are still possible, so please double check your child's class assignment.

Your transportation information is also available. Please follow this link to access transportation information.

Health and Safety

For additional information regarding COVIT-19, please visit the following websites or call the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931.

Centers for Disease Control

Illinois Department of Public Health

Kane County Department of Health

Wild Rose Dates to Remember

Friday, September 4 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute

Monday, September 7 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 8 - K-2 Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 10 - 3-5 Curriculum Night