E-NEWS 96, May 29, 2020

This is the last E-NEWS 96 for the 2019–20 school year.

Congratulations to our Class of 2020 8th-grade graduates and best wishes to all KCSD96 students, families, and faculty for a great summer!

Please plan to check your email routinely for communications from School District 96 and Superintendent Julie Schmidt for 2020–21 school year info and updates you’ll want to know.

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• Access Report Cards Online Today
Student report cards are available online. SEE MORE INFO to help with accessing online report cards.

Summer Enrichment Activities
See Principal Messages today (May 29) for more information on 11 weeks of great summer learning opportunities.

• Summer Meals Available for Drive-Up Pick-Up Monday–Thursday
KCSD96, D102, D013, and Stevenson families may pick up breakfast/lunch for their students during the summer. 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. Monday–Thursday. Please pull up to the sign and remain in your vehicle. Children do not have to accompany parents to receive meals. Meals may be delivered to homes upon request. Questions? Contact [email protected]

• Summer Food Pantry Donation Opportunity Continues Monday–Thursday
Community members who are able are invited to donate these items throughout the summer: 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
Please deliver to collection boxes outside the ELC front entrance, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Thursday. Please observe social distancing when delivering donations and ring doorbell when delivering perishable foods and/or gift cards.

• PTO Refund Reminder - Deadline June 1
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 Grove | Country Meadows | Ivy Hall | Kildeer | Prairie | Twin Groves | Woodlawn


Find info in the VIRTUAL BACKPACK about these programs and community resources:
NEW - Reading & Writing Skills Online Summer Programs–Northern Illinois University
COVID-19 FAQ for Illinois Families: Where to Get Help
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. 

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 next issue of E-NEWS 96 will be sent in July. Throughout the summer and school year, please email questions to the public info coordinator.