Summer E-NEWS 96, July 1, 2018

We hope you and your family are enjoying some summer fun together. Please take a moment for reminders/news from KCSD96....

SCHEDULE DOCTORS’ APPOINTMENTS TO MEET HEALTH FORM REQUIREMENTS

School offices are closed during July, but you may mail completed forms signed by the physician to the school your student will attend in 2018–19. Mail is received at school offices throughout the summer. FIND SCHOOL ADDRESSES

Requirements vary by grade level and for new/returning students….

All students entering Grade 2 must have a completed and signed DENTAL EXAMINATION FORM on file at their school office by May 15, 2019.

 All students entering Grade 6 must have their CERTIFICATE OF CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION/IMMUNIZATION FORM (signed by the physician) on file in the school office before they will receive teacher assignments/class schedules. This form is due to Twin Groves or Woodlawn Middle School by Fri., Aug. 3.

Additional Grade 6 health form requirements include the VISION (due by Oct. 15) and DENTAL (due by May 15) exam forms.

Playing sports? Will your student entering Grade 6 or 7 or 8 participate in middle school interscholastic sports in the 2018–19 school year? SEE REQUIRED FORMS

New to District 96 (all grade levels)?

See MORE INFO regarding grade-level specific health form requirements. (Scroll down page to heading "Students NEW to District 96...")


SAVE THE DATE FOR CURRICULUM NIGHT

Parents, please plan to attend this important program FOR PARENTS ONLY. Meet your student’s principal and teacher(s), learn about the curriculum your student will experience, and get info about what to expect in the 2018–2019 school year. CURRICULUM NIGHT DATES/TIMES


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

… A reminder to register your child for Beginning Band or Beginning Orchestra! Students must be entering Grade 5 to join 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 and Info Links:


SUMMER READING

Grades KDG – 8 have a 2018 summer reading assignment!

Reading during the summer is critically important for a student’s continued growth. KCSD96 faculty have provided a parent letter, reading resources, and assignment details for all 2018–19 students:


WHAT TO PACK IN THOSE BACKPACKS?

School supply lists are available online by grade level HERE.


APPLYING FOR FREE & REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS?

Free and reduced-price meals are available throughout the 2018–2019 school year to families who qualify. If you believe your family might qualify, CLICK HERE for info to apply online.

See FISCAL YEAR 2018–2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines


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. Direct any questions to your student’s school principal.


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


SCHOOL AND DISTRICT/BUSINESS OFFICE SUMMER HOURS UPDATE:

District 96 schools are closed throughout July. In July and through Aug. 3, District/Business 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 is 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.


CONSTRUCTION DETOURS IN DISTRICT 96

Construction detours in Lake County are making accessing some District 96 schools a challenge. This construction and these detours are managed by the Lake County Division of Transportation and the local village–not School District 96. If you have questions or comments regarding access during construction, please direct them to:

  • Lake County Division of Transportation Director Shane Schneider
    600 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL  60048-1381
    847.377.7400, [email protected]
     
  • Village of Long Grove Village Manager Dave Lothspeich
    3110 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove, IL  60047
    847.634.9440, [email protected]

For more info, visit the Lake County Division of Transportation ROAD CLOSURE NEWS RELEASES webpage.


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 – 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

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The next issue of E-NEWS 96 is Fri., Aug. 3, 2018. Questions? Call 847.459.4260, ext. 8022, or send email to the KCSD96 public info coordinator

 Enjoy the summer!