First Days at Lyon

August 2021

Glenview District 34

Our Mission

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

Lyon School

1335 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

(847)998-5045 Phone/(847)998-9701 Fax

(847)657-2894 Absence Calls/Health Office


Dear Families,

We are getting closer to the first day of school, and can’t wait to welcome your students to Lyon! Please read through this newsletter in detail, as it includes important information in regards to the first days and routines of school. You can also reference our summer newsletter that was sent in July, if you were unable to read it then!

Meet and Greet -Monday, August 16th

We are asking families to limit their visit to 20 minutes, to help ease congestion in the classroom.

First Grade- 10:30-12:00pm

Second Grade- 2:30-4:00pm

First and second grade families, please join us for an “open house” opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, and see their classroom prior to school! Kindergarten families, you will have an opportunity to see your child’s classroom and visit with their teacher during the Kindergarten “soft start” days reflected in the letter you have previously received (dates and times included once again in this newsletter).

Wednesday, August 18

First Day for Students in Grades 1st & 2nd - LATE START 9:45 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarteners will attend school with an adult (parent, guardian, grandparent, aunt, etc.) for 45 minutes. Kindergarten families will enter through the office at their child’s assigned AM or PM “orientation” time.

Please enter the office, and we will direct you to your child’s classroom. We are asking that only 1 adult attend per child. That adult must bring a driver's license or a state I.D. to enter the building.

AM Families ONLY

10:15 am-11:00 am- Kindergarten - Last Names beginning with A-L

11:15 am-12:00 pm- Kindergarten - Last Names beginning with M-Z

PM Families ONLY

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Kindergarten - Last names beginning with A-L

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. kindergarten - Last names beginning with M-Z

Thursday, August 19, 2021 Ease into Kindergarten - Last names A - L

Kindergarteners' will attend school without an adult, please note only half the class attends each day. Students may begin to take the bus to school on this day!

AM 8:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

PM 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Friday, August 20, 2021 Ease into Kindergarten - Last names M - Z

Kindergarteners will attend school without an adult, please note only half the class attends each day. Students may begin to take the bus to school on this day!

AM 8:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

PM 1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

August 23, 2021


Thursday, August 26

Curriculum Night

This event will be virtual. - 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.

The evening is intended to provide parents with an overview of the curriculum. Look for more information to follow. Save the date

Monday, September 6

No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 7

No School

Thursday, September 16

No School

Tuesday, September 21

PTA Meeting at Lyon 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, September 24

Picture Day

First Day Procedures - 1st and 2nd Graders

Remember, this is a late start Wednesday!

Teachers will being to gather on the blacktop at 9:35 to meet students. Please note, that typically Wednesday supervision begins at 9:40. We will go back to our regular schedule following the first day of school.

First Day Procedures for First and Second Graders

On the first day of school, parents who will typically use the carpool lane, may park, and walk their child to the blacktop on the south side of the building. Here, your child’s teacher will be available to greet your child outside of the school. They will have a sign with their name, so you can easily identify where to go. Children will be lined up, and escorted into the building by their teacher.

If you are unable to park and accompany your child to the blacktop, you may use the carpool lane to drop your student (following the procedures mentioned earlier in this newsletter), and staff will be available to assist your child, and guide them to their teacher. If your child takes the bus, there will be adults available to help them find their teacher on the first day of school.

Please remember, following the first day, all parents are asked to utilize the carpool lane, and will not be able to park and get out of their vehicles. On the second day of school, we will resume carpool lane drop off, and normal entry procedures, where students enter the building immediately upon drop off.

Daily Drop off and Pick Up Procedures

The following procedures have been put in place to make the beginning and end of the day safe and smooth. We ask that all parents assist us in assuring that every child at Lyon is safe by following these rules. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.


Students will be let into the building at 8:40am. This is when we will begin to allow students out of their cars. Dismissal will begin at 3:40pm. This is when we will begin to place students into cars.

All parents are asked to remain in their vehicle and pull up alongside the canopy at the front of the building to unload/load their children on the curbside. The line for cars starts at the student loading area and continues around the outer perimeter of the bus lanes. Parents are not allowed to park and walk their children through the parking area to/from a vehicle. If a child is having difficulty and requires adult assistance, please pull your car into one of the 15 minute spaces. We will follow this same carpool lane procedure for mid-day Kindergarten pick up as well, following the AM session.

All traffic should go around the bus lanes and remain in the car lane for drop-off/pick-up. Only a single lane of traffic will be allowed in the inner circle of the driveway along the front of the school. Anyone needing to enter the school for a before/after school meeting or activity is asked to park in the outer lot and utilize the crosswalk near the building to cross. The only exceptions to this are vehicles with designated disabled parking permits and the student services transportation vehicles.

Parents will not be allowed to park and wait in the school hallway or under the front canopy of the school for their child, but must remain in their vehicle before and after school. If your child is assigned a bus please use this service whenever possible. If you will be picking children up at the end of the day, please write a note indicating your child will be a car rider or a walker. Your signature, your child's teacher's name, along with the correct day/date, will help in making the correct changes.

If on a rare occasion your transportation arrangements require a change for your child during the school day, please call the office before 3:00 p.m. This will allow the office staff ample time to notify your child’s teacher of the change.

Students are not allowed to ride any bus other than the one assigned. Thus, a child may not ride home on another bus for a play date or go to another child’s home if it requires a change from their assigned bus. Parents will need to make their own transportation arrangements for this purpose.


Please remember, you may only pick up your child at one of these doors if your child walks to school. Otherwise, your child will need to be picked up in the carpool lane via your vehicle.

If there is an occurrence, where a child needs to be a front or back door walker due to an appointment, etc., please send a note with your child’s teacher, and we can accommodate this request.

Backdoor Walkers

If you take the path behind Lyon School (to the south of the construction site), you may pick up your child at the MPR Door near the playground (Door G.)

Frontdoor Walkers

If your child will regularly be walking to and/or from school, they will be a “front door walker”, and can be picked up on foot near the carpool line.

Finally, please observe and follow all directions of the Lyon staff. They are present to assist in a safe and efficient pick up for your children. Thank you again for your cooperation with these procedures.

Arrival/Dismissal Kindergarten (Car Lane and Walkers)

AM Arrival- (8:40am)- Students will follow the same procedures of general AM drop off mentioned above.

AM Mid-Day Pickup (11:25am)- Carpool Lane will be in the front of the building, as it is for morning and afternoon drop off for all students. Parents are asked to remain in their vehicles. If a student is a walker, they will pick up their child in this location as well.

PM Mid-Day- Drop Off (12:55)- Carpool Lane and buses will drop off students in the SOUTH parking lot. Please remain in your cars if you drive your student to school. Students who are walkers, will also meet in this area, on the south blacktop, near the kindergarten entry door.

PM Dismissal- (3:40pm)- Students will follow the same procedures of general PM drop off mentioned above.


Thank you to those who have completed the registration process. Please note that we will need physical and immunization records for all kindergarteners and new first and second-grade students before the first day of school. If you have an appointment set up with your pediatrician, please provide this information to us as soon as possible. Students missing physicals and immunization records will be unable to remain in school until documentation of these items or proof of an appointment has been provided.

D34 Parent News

Please read this important newsletter shared from District 34. This newsletter includes information about SHIELD testing, food service, and more!

Other Informational Items


-First and second graders will be eating lunch in the cafeteria.

-Four classrooms will eat at a time, and students will be distanced 3+ feet apart.

-Students will sit in assigned seats at lunch for contact tracing purposes.

-Students will be encouraged to place their masks back on as soon as they are done eating, and will be able to take them off once outside for recess.

Safety Protocols

Please continue to read district communication in regards to safety protocols taking place in D34.

Water Bottles

Please send your child to school with a water bottle as water fountains will not be used. Bottle filling stations are available to refill the water bottles.


Lunch will be free of charge for all students throughout the 21-22 school year, however, milk purchased alone, without lunch, will cost sixty cents. Please note that students are allowed to bring their own lunches as well.


Breakfast will be served in our Multipurpose Room beginning at 8:40 free of charge for any student who needs it. Please encourage your child to go to the Multipurpose Room if they were unable to have breakfast at home before going to their classrooms.


We will not be having snack breaks for students, however, school snacks will be available for students as an accommodation and/or based on need. Please encourage your child to let their teacher know if they are hungry during the day.

We can't wait to see you soon.