E-NEWS 96, June 1, 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 8TH-GRADE CLASS OF 2018! See some photos...
We're so proud!! District 96 salutes our 8th-grade graduates and wishes ALL members of the Class of 2018 every success as you continue your education.
Take a look at some photos: TWIN GROVES GRADUATION | WOODLAWN GRADUATION

FINAL 2017–2018 PROGRESS REPORTS ONLINE 
Access your student's progress report online beginning June 1. See INSTRUCTIONS to view the report, change to another student's report, and more.

SUMMER COMMUNICATIONS
Please make a note to check for E-NEWS 96 Summer News in your emailbox on July 1.

NOTE THIS IMPORTANT INFO CONCERNING STUDENTS’ iPADS
The policy concerning damage to iPads will be changing beginning in the 2018–2019 school year. Please be sure you READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE CHANGES and discuss them with your student. Please direct any questions to your student’s school principal.

SCHOOL AND DISTRICT/BUSINESS OFFICE SUMMER HOURS UPDATE:
District 96 school offices will be open weekdays through June 29. School offices will be open by 8 AM. To ensure the administrative assistant will be available at your student’s school at the time you wish to visit, please call the school first to schedule and confirm. SCHOOL PHONE NUMBERS

District/Business Office Summer Hours are effective June 4 – Aug. 3. The offices will be open to the public 8:00 AM–4:30 PM Monday–Thursday and 7:30 AM–11:30 AM Friday. Offices will be closed Wed., July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Note that the District Office building will be closed for renovation this summer; District Office staff will be located temporarily in Ivy Hall School, 1072 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove (phone extensions will not change). Questions? Call 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

HEALTH FORM REQUIREMENTS
All students entering Grade 6 have health form requirements that must be met before they will receive their schedules and their locker assignments. The CERTIFICATE OF CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION/IMMUNIZATION FORM  (signed by the physician) is due to Twin Groves or Woodlawn Middle School by Fri., Aug. 3.

See MORE INFO regarding grade-level specific health form requirements.


DOES YOUR 8TH-GRADER HAVE A POSITIVE LUNCH ACCOUNT BALANCE?
Make or request your transfer NO LATER THAN Fri., June 8.
Positive lunch account balances (any amount) may be transferred to a younger sibling enrolled in District 96, Grades 1–8, for the 2018–19 school year.
To make the transfer online:
Log into your K–12 PAYMENT CENTER account and select “Transfer Funds” on the left side of the website home page. OR
To request a transfer if you have not yet established an account:

Send a “Transfer Request” email to Michelle Mize in the Business Office. Include the folllowing info: Names of BOTH the graduating 8th grader AND the remaining D96 sibling whose account should receive the transferred amount.

Note: All un-transferred positive lunch account balances in excess of $10 will automatically be refunded. A check will be issued on June 20 and will be mailed to the home address included in our database.

BEGINNING BAND & ORCHESTRA REGISTRATION: IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

… Just a reminder to register your child for Beginning Band or Beginning Orchestra! Students must be entering Grade 5 to joing the Band and Grade 4 to join the Orchestra. These students will start Band and Orchestra in August 2018. We look forward to seeing the students in the fall! Please see the links below for more information:
Registration:
• Beginning Orchestra REGISTRATION FORM | PARENT NIGHT INFO PRESENTATION
Find Beginning Orchestra Parent Info Night Presentation (Spanish) HERE
Beginning Band REGISTRATION FORM | INFO

 

SUMMER READING   Grades KDG – 8 have a 2018 summer reading assignment!
Reading during the summer is critically important for a student’s continued growth.
NEW this summer, KCSD96 faculty have provided a parent letter, reading resources, and assignment details for all 2018–19 students:
SUMMER READING RESOURCES/ASSIGNMENT FOR GRADES KDG–5
SUMMER READING RESOURCES/ASSIGNMENT FOR GRADES 6–8

SUMMER GOAL-SETTING OPTION FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Parents who want to keep their elementary student’s learning going this summer in ways that are fun and interesting, please see these optional resources:
FUN & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES | GOAL/PROGRESS-TRACKING FORM

COMMUNITY NEWS

See the KCSD96 VIRTUAL BACKPACK for info about upcoming programs and activities, including:

NEW – Long Grove Historical Society Back Porch Auditions (School-Age)
NEW – Long Grove Historical Society 2018: The Farmhouse Backporch Series

NEW – Indian Trails Public Library District – June 2018 Calendar
NEW – Long Grove Park District Outdoor Soccer – Summer 2018
NEW – Long Grove Park District T-Ball – Summer 2018
NEW – Buffalo Grove Park District Park Post – Summer 2018

The next issue of E-NEWS 96 will be the July 1. Please contact bfresen with questions.