Willow Parent Bulletin #3
September 3, 2021
What do the teachers do on a day off?
Shield Illinois Testing
We started with our 2nd graders this week and got through most classes. There is definitely a learning curve, so I am asking for your help. Your child will receive a test tube with a funnel on the top. He/she has to "spit/drool" into it until the bottom 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch is filled. Easier said than done!
Here's where you can help:
- Let your child know that you are having him/her participate to stay safe.
- It's one of the few times you child can lower his/her mask... they won't get in trouble.
- If after some effort, your child just doesn't have enough liquid, please reassure him/her that it's OK to stop. We don't want kids upset and in tears or missing extreme amount of class time.
- Help your child practice first name, last name, and date of birth (including the year).
The nurse also now has a sample tube and funnel. She will stop by classes for K and 1st to show them what's expected ahead of time. You can learn more and find the opt out information on the District website, http://www.hsd153.org.