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Upcoming Schedule Change

Monday, Jan. 11- Friday, Jan. 15th

All students (K-5) will continue their full day remote schedules as they have been for the past few weeks.

Monday, Jan. 18th- Martin Luther King's Birthday: NO SCHOOL

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 19th

All grades (K-5) return to the A/B groupings. This means that students will be with their teacher for 1/2 of the day, and spend the remaining 1/2 on individual activities and CATs at home. Families who have had a placement change received notification earlier this week. If you are unsure of your child's placement, please contact the school (contact info below).

Group A (with the teacher in the mornings)

- 8:45-11:20 am (Tuesday-Friday)

Group B (with the teacher in the afternoons)

- 1:00-3:45 pm (Tuesday-Friday)

Kindergarten, 1st-grade, 2nd-grade, & 3rd-grade: On Jan. 19th will return to In-Person (meaning at school) for 1/2 of their day and engage in individual activities and CATs for the remaining portion of the day at home. Families opting for full remote are still grouped into A or B which means they will Zoom with their teacher rather than physically coming to school.

4th-grade & 5th-grade: Will follow the A/B schedule starting Jan. 19th, BUT will not start any In-Person learning until Tuesday, Jan. 26th. During the week of Jan. 19th, all A/B students will Zoom with their teacher for 1/2 of the day and engage in individual activities and CATs for the remaining portion of the day. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 26th 4th & 5th-grade students will begin In-Person (meaning at school) for 1/2 of their day. Families opting for full remote are still grouped into A or B which means they will Zoom with their teacher rather than physically coming to school.

Starting Jan. 25th, every Monday will be FULLY REMOTE

Going forward, ALL students (K-5) will work with their teacher ALL day (ends at 2:15 pm) remotely via Zoom on Mondays. This means that students will not be in their "A" or "B" groups as they are Tues-Friday.

Questions?: click here for more information at D93's website


Reminder- Material Pick Up on Thursday, Jan. 14tth (K-5) from 4-6 pm.

For students in grades K-5, we're asking families to pick up materials anytime between 4 - 6 pm. Even if you're planning on In-Person, please come and collect materials.

As with the previous material pickups, please enter the back parking lot and follow the signage.

Staff members will be ready to assist you by placing your materials in your trunk. Please have your child's name (first/last), grade, and teacher name is written out on a piece of paper and placed in your car window. This will make the entire process much more efficient.


Reminder: Book Swap at Material Pick-Up

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Be Seen & Heard

On Friday, Jan. 8th all students participated in live Zoom sessions with Victor Pacini for his Be Seen & Heard presentations. The information contained within the sessions were tailored to a specific age group (ex: K-2, 3-4, and 5th-grade) focused on building students' awareness around keeping their bodies safe.

If interested, you are able to receive a free downloadable copy of Victor Pacini's book entitled Be Seen & Heard at http://www.victorpacini.com/bsh/.

More information can be found at https://programs.victorpacini.com/store/CBoRZGc4

PTA meeting on Monday, Jan. 11th via Zoom @ 6:30 pm

We are scheduled to have our next PTA meeting on Monday, Jan. 11th via Zoom starting at 6:30 pm. The Zoom link will be shared out on Monday. Hope to see you there!

No School: Jan. 18th (MLK)

The school will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18th in observance of Martin Luther King's birthday.

20-21 Talent Show

Please click here to access directions for the 20-21Talent Show

Student/Family Wellness Screener

Please consider completing our student and/or family wellness screener, so we can know how our staff can support you. Thank you!

Link: https://forms.gle/3B3J5BCQgm2wYQWV8

iPad Battery Issues: Troubleshooting

Please click here to access some tips for troubleshooting your iPad battery

CATs Time Reminder: Jan. 11- Jan. 15th

Students engage in CATs every day (during their time at home) via Zoom. Students' participation in CATs each day is expected, so please support your child by setting reminders and timers for when their CATs starts. Please see the charts below for the CATs time. You can access the Zoom link on your child's SeeSaw/Google Classroom.

4th Grade: 8:55-9:35

3rd Grade: 9:45-10:25

5th Grade: 10:35-11:15

Kindergarten: 12:05-12:45

1st Grade: 12:50-1:30

2nd Grade: 1:35-2:15

An updated schedule will be shared later next week for CATs times starting Tuesday, Jan. 19th

Preparing for In-Person Learning

Change is difficult for most of us. Check out some of the following tips to get you and your family ready for in-person learning.

Tips for Families:

- Stick to a bedtime (make sure they're getting 8+ hours of sleep)

- Create an evening routine checklist (set an alarm, charge my device, set out my clothes)

- Create a morning routine checklist (eat my breakfast, gather all my supplies (mask included), use the restroom, etc.)

- Set an alarm for when to depart for school

- Ask your teacher which materials NEED to brought to school each day

Arrival / Dismissal - Starting Jan. 19th (K-3) & Jan. 26 (K-5)

Tues-Fridays (Mondays are fully remote)

A Group: Drop off starts at 8:35 am / Pick up starts at 11:20 am

B Group: Drop off starts at 1:00 pm / Pick up starts at 3:45 pm

If you are more than 10-15 min late dropping off or picking up your child, you are asked to park and walk up to the school (Door #1) with your child.

Need help- who to contact:

Technical issues (logging into your device, accessing apps, Zoom connectivity): contact Mrs. Spadlowski at 630-588-5417

Learning Activities posted on SeeSaw: contact your child's teacher directly via SeeSaw/Google Classroom, email, or by phone.

Miscellaneous: contact Principal Kyle at 847-802-2505 or email him directly kyles@ccsd93.com

Mr. Kyle's Contact Info - PLEASE SAVE

Communication is more important than ever, so please be sure to save Mr. Kyle's contact information below into your phone for quick and easy calls/texts from him. Thank you!

Mr. Kyle: 847-802-2505