Lions Park Remote Learning Update

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Lions Park Families,


It was amazing this week to have our building again buzzing with the excitement of hundreds of children for the first time in over ten months. While we wish things were truly back to normal and we were able to welcome all 504 of our students back to school for full days, we celebrate this step forward. While this has been and continues to be a challening time in our world, we are proud and impressed by the way our community has come together. If you haven't already seen it, please watch this video Jenny Quinn created that depicts the District's journey over the past 10 months.


Thank you to all the Lions Park families who donated food or money towards treats for the Lions Park staff. The PTO received donations from twenty-five families. Special thanks to Allison Bull and the PTO board for coordinating this effort. Our staff are so grateful for the support of our community.


We are just wrapping up make up tests for our winter benchmarking for all students. Teachers will be reviewing data over the next two weeks to plan for instruction and identify students who may need intervention and/or enrichment. We are proud of the efforts of our students and staff to collect this important information that allows us to provide more teargeted instruction to your children.


With our new student schedules, our Lions Park office hours have changed. The office will now be open from 7:30AM-3:30PM Monday-Friday. This will make our office hours better aligned with student learning hours, whether students are learning remotely or in person.


While we now have many students in person we are not doing daily intercom announcements so we preserve as much instructional time as possible. We will continue to share birthdays in the newsletter. Our December and January birthdays can be found at this link.


Thanks to the parents of our in person students for helping us to have a safe arrival and dismissal. In addition to our new drop off zone in the staff parking lot, we still maintain drop off zones on Council Trail and School Street. Both of these are also only drop off zones. If you wish to park and walk your child to his or her door, you should park south of Lions Park on Elm or School Streets. The area in front of Lions Park on Council Trail and School Street are no parking zones during drop off times. As was mentioned in my email the other day, we appreciate those dropping off at any drop off zones pulling all the way up and having children exit curb side. We all need to work together to keep everyone safe.


As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Warmly,

Katie Kelly

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, January 25 - PEPS Mini-Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 28 - Board of Ed Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

Parents of In Person Students Must Read these documents

COVID 19 - D57 DONATIONS

COVID-19 has presented many unique hardships and challenges for some of our family
members, friends and neighbors. Some parents have asked if it’s possible to make a
financial donation to help support District 57 families who are currently in need. The
District has set up a system to facilitate this for anyone who is interested. We
will distribute the collected funds to families, based on formal requests that are made.
If you would like to donate, simply go to this link:
https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/Login/mt-prospect-sd-57 and click
“Make a one-time payment.” Fill in your student’s name, school and grade, and click
“COVID-19 Donation to District 57 Families.” Fill in your information and donation
amount, then proceed to the payment section. Thank you so much, in advance, for your
kindness and generosity.


Those who are in need of support can fill out this online form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j62TjhwU4mCpX6jt5IRZndg7Yfzm_pepNl9WmU3IMG4/edit


Names will only be seen by select District personnel who are distributing the funds.


Thank you.


Adam Parisi, Ed.S.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations/CSBO and Treasurer

Mount Prospect School District 57

847-394-7300 x1003

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

When we begin with the Hybrid schedule on Tuesday, January 19, if your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8-10:30 and 12:30-3 M-Th or 8-10 and 1-3 on Fridays), it is important that you report the absence to the Lions Park office at (847) 394-7330 or by using the form on our website. We appreciate your cooperation!

Technology Issues

Although technology can work well, there are times when it just does not work correctly. Teachers will not be available to respond to emails during instructional times. Instead, please submit a Remote Learning Technology Support form by clicking here. Once submitted, someone from our District Technology Team will contact you to provide assistance.



If you experience a technical issue, please follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem:


  • Restart the Chromebook (make sure it turns all the way off before turning back on).

  • Quit any unused applications.

  • Sign out of an application if it's not working, and sign back in.

  • Move closer to your internet router if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

  • Turn off any accessibility features i.e., contrast mode, special cursor that may be set on the Chromebook. These can cause applications to run slow.