Summer E-NEWS 96, Aug. 1, 2018

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WELCOME BACK!
Summer is rushing by! We will welcome all students for the new school year on Wed., Aug. 15.

THE WEEK AHEAD
Tues., Aug. 7: Board of Education regular mtg., Ivy Hall School, 1072 Ivy Hall Ln., Buffalo Grove   REGULAR MEETING AGENDA


RESOLVE TO READ REGULARLY
Kildeer Countryside School District 96 (KCSD96) will communicate with our parent community every Friday through E-NEWS 96 and through Principal’s Messages from each school in which you have a student enrolled. Our expectation is that you read these email messages weekly. They’re the main tools we use to keep you informed. If you stop receiving Friday emails from District 96 or have questions, please contact the public information coordinator or call 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.


IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE Update your calendar…
• Classroom teacher assignment/Middle School schedule/Middle School locker number & combination/Bus Info Communication: Thurs., Aug. 9, after 4 p.m.
As done last year, KCSD96 will use email to send information regarding classroom teacher assignment, middle school schedule, middle school locker number & combination, bus route number and pick-up/drop-off times/location. These emails will be sent to both parent email addresses that were provided by registering parents through online registration. Check for these emails after 4 p.m. on Aug. 9. If you do not receive this info on Aug. 9, one or more of the following might be the reason:
–The school nurse does not have your student’s required health info requested during online registration
–Required registration payment still has not been received for families who selected “check” as their method of payment

• Meet the Teacher: Tues., Aug. 14:
Grades 1–5: 8:30–9:30 a.m. at elementary schools
Kindergarten, Early Childhood/Blended AM, & Structured: 10–11 a.m. at Willow Grove
Early Childhood/Blended PM: 11:30–12:30 p.m. at Willow Grove

• Locker Set-Up Day: Tues., Aug. 14:
Grades 6–8: 4–7 p.m. at Twin Groves & Woodlawn Middle Schools

• First day of school for all District 96 students: Wed., Aug. 15.
This is also an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed on the following schedule:
Full-day kindergarten & Grades 1–5 dismiss at 2 p.m.
Grades 6–8 dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
Willow Grove Early Childhood Blended AM Students attend 8:45–10:45 AM
Willow Grove Early Childhood Blended PM Students attend Noon–2 PM


Curriculum Nights for Parents
Please plan ahead and make a note of the date and time scheduled, by school and (as applicable) by grade level: CURRICULUM NIGHTS


CALENDAR 2018–2019 (1-page pdf)
See holidays, winter and spring breaks, designated Early Release and Half Days, and school hours for the 2018–2019 school year


PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO) PURCHASES MADE EASY
AFTER you receive teacher assignments and middle school schedules on Aug. 9, plan to log in (or create an account in) your PTO Membership Toolkit for EACH school at which you have a student attending. This is the way you will be able to purchase school spiritwear, Special Lunches and Dessert Days, volunteer, and much more. Need more info? Check your school’s PTO Facebook page.


REMEMBER THAT SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT...
Grades KDG – 8 have a 2018 summer reading assignment due the first day of school!
SUMMER READING RESOURCES/ASSIGNMENT FOR GRADES KDG–5
SUMMER READING RESOURCES/ASSIGNMENT FOR GRADES 6–8


WHAT TO PACK IN THOSE BACKPACKS?
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
are available online for download by school and grade level.


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

Just a reminder to register your child for Beginning Band and Orchestra! Students must be going into Grade 5 to join the band and into Grade 4 to join the orchestra. These students will start band and orchestra in August 2018. Please see the links below for more information. We look forward to seeing the students in the fall!

Beginning Orchestra:
Click Here for Beginning Orchestra Registration Form
Click Here for Beginning Orchestra Parent Info Night   (See Spanish version)

Beginning Band:
Click Here for Beginning Band Registration and Info


APPLYING FOR FREE & REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS?
Free and reduced-price meals are available throughout the 2017–18 school year to families who qualify. If you believe your family might qualify, CLICK HERE to apply online.
Fiscal year 2018–19 Income Eligibility Guidelines


CONSTRUCTION DETOURS IN SCHOOL DISTRICT 96
Construction detours in School District 96 may make accessing schools a challenge. Please note that this construction and these detours are planned by the Lake County Division of Transportation and the local village–not School District 96.

 

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

 

If you have questions or comments regarding detours and access during construction, please direct them appropriately to:
• Lake County Division of Transportation Director Shane Schneider
600 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL  60048
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]


The next issue of E-NEWS 96 is Aug. 10, 2018. Enjoy the summer!