E-NEWS 96, May 22, 2020

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Mon., May 25
Memorial Day

Tues., May 26
Grades 6 and 7 Student Materials Pick-Up 
(See Principal Messages and school communications for detailed instructions)

Board of Education Virtual Meeting, 7 p.m.  AGENDA
This regular (remote) meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. Anyone wishing to do so should submit their public comment via email to Superintendent Julie Schmidt [email protected] by 5 p.m. on May 26, 2020. Public comments submitted via email will be announced during the public comment portion of the meeting.
Virtual Meeting Link

Wed., May 27
Grades 6 and 7 Student Materials Pick-Up 
(See Principal Messages and school communications for detailed instructions)

Thurs., May 28
Grade 8 Student Materials Pick-Up, Drop-Off, and Diploma Distribution
(See Principal Messages and school communications for detailed instructions)

Fri., May 29
Grade 8 Send-Off (See Principal Messages and school communications for detailed instructions)
Congrats & best wishes, Twin Groves and Woodlawn Class of 2020. We are so proud of you!

Last Day of Remote Learning/2019–20 School Year – Enjoy the summer!


• PTO Refund Reminder
Please check your school’s PTO Blog for updated information on how refunds are being handled for canceled PTO events and programs and info about your options. All selections must be submitted by June 1. If you have questions, contact your PTO co-president or Membership Toolkit manager. You can find their information in the most recent PTO Blog post, linked below.
PTO Blog Posts: Willow GroveCountry Meadows | Ivy Hall | Kildeer | PrairieTwin Groves | Woodlawn

• Registering Now for 2020–21 Is Important
Why do we continue the reminder to register? An accurate enrollment is important for anticipating staffing needs and controlling class sizes. If you have not yet registered your new or returning District 96 student for the upcoming school year, please send an email to the KCSD96 public information coordinator for details and info about options for delaying/waiving registration fee payment.


Find info in the VIRTUAL BACKPACK about these programs and community resources:
Grades 3–5 Learn Scratch Programming via Zoom (SHS Girls in STEAM) – May 27
NEW – COVID-19 FAQ for Illinois Families: Where to Get Help
NEW – Indian Trails Summer Library Adventure (July 1–31)
Public Wi-Fi available– Vernon Area Public Library parking lot
Buffalo Grove Police Department 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


• United Way of Lake County 24/7 Assistance for Lake County Residents
If you need assistance finding food, shelter, rent, utilities, or other essential services, call 211 or text your ZIPcode to 898211 to speak with someone who can guide you to available resources. 211 is open to everyone in Lake County, Illinois, 24/7. Or visit 211LakeCounty.org

• Need Help Buying Food for Your School-Age Children?
Apply for P-EBT SNAP Benefits– a special benefit that can help you buy food for your school-age children 3 to 17 years old and 18 to 22 years old (in high school), who would receive National School Lunch Program free or reduced-price meals when schools are in session. 

• 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
Restock the pantry. Community members who are able are invited to donate these items: macaroni & cheese (cups or boxes), canned foods (veggies/fruits/tuna/chicken/beans), granola bars, tortillas, cheese (shredded/sliced), eggs, deli meats, frozen ground beef/chicken

Deliver to collection boxes outside the ELC front entrance, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, weekdays only, from 8 AM–3 PM. (No deliveries accepted May 25.) Please observe social distancing when delivering donations and ring doorbell when delivering perishable foods and/or gift cards.

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.

The last issue of E-NEWS 96 for the 2019–20 school year will be Fri., May 29. Please email questions throughout the summer and the school year to the public info coordinator.