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May 29, 2020

Principal's Note: Common Questions We Are All Asking

Never have we ever closed a school year like this while also having to plan for a new school year during such uncertain times in the world. Please know district and building administration have been working around the clock with guidance from many reliable sources to make sure our plans moving forward are safe for our staff and families.

Q. When can I pick up my child's belongings that were left at school?

A. District and building administration are currently working on a plan for item/material pick up. The moment we have an approved date for this to occur, we will reach out to all families.

Q. Will we have in person school in the fall?

A. Great question that we wish we knew the answers to! At this point, we are waiting for guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health. Dr. Lubelfeld will be sharing more information at our June 30 Board of Education meeting.

Q. When will school start?

A. We are tentatively planning to start school on August 24, but that date may change based on everything that is going on. Class placements are shared approximately a week before school begins. Classroom teachers will reach out to families to introduce themselves before the start of school.

Q. What will you do differently knowing these children have been at home for so long?

A. In some ways, we will do what we have always done: meet children where they are and help them grow from there. We always prioritize building community and fostering relationships at the beginning of the school year, and we will continue to do so. We also recognize that some students will need additional social-emotional support and time to acclimate to a new environment and routine.

Please reach out if you have any additional questions. As I know I've mentioned before, we MISS seeing you all in person...SO MUCH! I hope you find time to recharge this weekend as we gear up for our last week of school!

Panda Pride,


Happy Birthday!!!

May 30th

Ellie Auslander

Erik Kruzich

June 1st

Susan Ennadzim

June 2nd

Lucy Freeman

Chaya Mantelman

June 3rd

Phoenix Gross

Chase Heller

June 4th

Kameron Brebner

Ethan Horwich

Registration/Enrollment Information For ALL D112 Students

  • D112 Annual Update for returning students will be available on June 1st through the Parent Portal.

  • NEW this year, families with a lease must provide the current lease prior to the start of the school year.

  • Change of Address will need to be submitted to Required Forms

  • Transportation requests for a pickup and/or drop off location different than the home address for the upcoming school year, must be received no later than July 1st. Transportation Information

  • Students fees will be available to be paid through the Parent Portal / Webstore as of June 1st.

  • IL State Free / Reduce Waiver will be available on July 1st through the Parent Portal.

  • Students not returning for 2020-2021 school year, complete a 20/21 Students Not Returning Form.

  • If you need to return any electronics, submit a technology ticket.

For questions please call Daisy Alcaraz at 224-765-3046 or email

Check Out D112's Water Week!

The PE teachers in NSSD112 have teamed up to create our first-ever Water Week (June 1-4). This Week will allow you to complete Field Day experiences in your living room or backyard.

All stations can be simply created using household items and a little ingenuity. We look forward to seeing your photos and comments! Watch this short video about the week!

Message from our Social Workers and School Psychologist

Hello from the Sherwood social workers and school psychologist. We are writing to let you know that we will be holding "office hours" on Monday from 1:30-2:30. This time will be available for any student or parent who would like to discuss concerns in a one-on-one setting. To access these services, please click on the zoom link below. You will be admitted to a "waiting room" where we will then be able to assign you to a breakout session with one of us. As always, you can email us directly if you have questions or concerns. We are here to support you during this changing time.

Join Sherwood SEL Zoom Meeting

The meeting is being offered on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 829 8990 0160
Password: SEL

Library Weekly Spotlight: June 1st-4th


Library Weekly Spotlight June 1-4

Week of June 1-4: LEGO: tallest tower challenge, visit Poland, yoga for kids, static electricity STEM, and ebook recommendations. Also enjoy these read-alouds from our 112 librarians!

Summer Social Connection

North Shore School District 112 will be offering groups for students who might have difficulty staying connected to peers this summer. Students will be grouped based on interest and ages. The groups will be facilitated by a social worker in the District and provide students with a way to virtually engage with peers who have similar interests. If you feel your child would benefit from participation in Summer Social Connection, please complete the form.

Contact Dr. Holly Colin with questions at or 847-505-9747.

Upcoming Dates

4/7/20 - 6/4/20



Early Release @1:40pm


Early Release @1:40pm

Last Day of School