Hometown School Newsletter
January 18, 2022
We hope everyone had a great extended MLK weekend. As a reminder, please contact the office if your child is feeling ill or anyone in the house is having Covid symptoms.
We have moved to the new five day quarantine guidelines adopted by the IDPH and CDC. Students who test positive will quarantine for five days and may return on day six if they are symptom free. Students will be expected to continue to wear their masks during the day. At lunch, students will eat at a separate table to finish the 10 day quarantine. Students who are not regular mask wearers will need to quarantine for the 10 total days. If you have questions about the new guidelines please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5Essentials Parent Survey
Students and teachers across Illinois now have the opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Additionally, your 4th-8th grade student will be asked about their experiences in school to help give school leaders critical student input and help develop future school improvement plans. If you would like to view the student survey questions or opt-out your student please complete the form found at: d123.org/five. You and your student's identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and anonymous. To get started with the survey head to d123.org/five.
Family Dance Planning Committee
Calling all Careers!!
Jump Rope for Heart
Shield Parent Portal
Goodies with Grandparents
Parent University Rescheduled
Winter MAP Testing
Teacher Spotlight: Meet Ms. Sahar Shehaiber
How long and what grades have you taught?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I love to visit cultural places to learn the history, explore the landmarks, sample the food, and shop the clothes. The top three countries on my bucket list right now are Greece, Turkey, and Egypt.
What is the best thing about working at Hometown?
The best thing about working at Hometown School is, simply put, the people. I consider the staff to be my second family. Everyone is so caring and supportive. Also, the children are what makes coming to work worth it. I love watching their little faces light up when they finally understand something.
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is chicken, ground beef, shrimp, and steak tacos...Really any kind! I love all of the fresh toppings you could add, like avocados, cilantro, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, etc. I love putting guacamole or sour cream. I love spicing it up sometimes, too.
Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire my parents so much. They were the ones who showed me through example how perseverance and hard work leads to success. When times get tough, they always remind me that it could always be worse and to instead look for the positives. That always helps me to push through, and I always look back and am proud of myself for not giving up just like I am sure my parents look back and are proud of themselves for how far they have come.