E-NEWS 96, May 1, 2020

Mon., May 4 – Request due from parents of current Class of 2020 8th graders to transfer or refund positive lunch account balance (See details below)

• Attention Parents of Current 8th Graders: 
Does your 8th grader have a positive lunch account balance?
Positive lunch account balances (any amount) may be transferred to a younger sibling enrolled in District 96, Grades 1–8, for the 2020–21 school year.
Make or request your transfer NO LATER THAN Mon., May 4.
To make the transfer online:
Log into your K–12 PAYMENT CENTER account and select “Transfer Funds” on the left side of the website homepage.
To request a transfer if you have not yet established an account:
Send a “Transfer Request” email to Sara LaPoint in the Business Office. Include the following 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 May 27 and will be mailed to the home address included in our database.

• Please don't wait.... Register for the 2020–21 School Year
If you haven't already registered your new or returning District 96 student for the 2020–21 school year, please do so right away. Having an accurate enrollment count is important for anticipating staffing needs appropriately. Please tell new neighbors and friends to contact the public info coordinator [email protected] with registration questions. See options for delaying/waiving registration fee payment here.

• Kindergarten 2020–21 Dual Language Opportunity
Dual Language Interest Forms are due from interested parents of 2020-21 incoming kindergartners by 3 PM on May 15.

The Dual Language Program Public Lottery will be at 6 PM on May 27.

This Dual Language Parent Screencast VIDEO (17 minutes) presented by KCSD96 Director of Language and Early Literacy Kathryn Sheridan gives detailed info about the program.

Dual Language in KCSD96  |  Dual Language Lottery   | Dual Language FAQs

• Breakfast/Lunch for Students Available for Drive-Up Pick-Up Weekdays
KCSD96, D102, D013, and Stevenson families may pick up breakfast/lunch for their students. Drive-up meal pick-up is BEHIND the Exceptional Learners Collaborative (ELC) building, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. weekdays. Please pull up to the sign and remain in your vehicle. Children do not have to accompany parents to receive meals. Questions? Contact [email protected]

• Food Pantry Donation Opportunity Continues
Community members who are able and choose to do so are invited to bring these specific items to donate: large brown paper grocery bags, pasta sauce (cans or jars), “Helper” meal kits, butter, canned fruit, cereal, and juice boxes. Please deliver to collection boxes outside the ELC front entrance, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, from 8 AM–3 PM. Please observe social distancing when delivering donations.

• Help Is Here: Talk to Someone
IL Dept. of Human Services Call4Calm
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need additional support, text TALK to 552020 for English and HABLAR for Spanish. This SERVICE is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and ZIPcode, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.

• Quick, Draw! 
Help with machine learning research. Teach a neural network to recognize doodling by adding your drawings: https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com/#
• Storyline Online
Celebrated actors reading children’s books aloud (includes associated activity guides for comprehension and vocabulary development): https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

Buffalo Grove Police Department COVID-19 Time Capsule & Coloring Challenge 
IL Autism Partnership Student Resources School Closure Toolkit (pdf with links)
Census 2020 – Make everyone count in Lake County
COVID-19 Volunteer & Donation Opportunities
Resources for Seniors in Lake and Cook Counties
BG Park District Clubhouse Childcare 20-21 New Parent Webinar

District 96 will communicate with you through E-NEWS 96 on Fridays throughout the period of closure. Please email questions to the public info coordinator. The next issue of E-NEWS 96 will be May 8, 2020.