THE WEEKS AHEAD:
• Dec. 21, 2020, through Jan. 1, 2021 – Enjoy safe and relaxing holidays!
District/Business Office staff may be reached during Winter Break on Dec. 21–23 and Dec. 28–30 by calling 847.459.4260 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. District/Business Offices are closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1.
• Mon., Jan. 4:
Principal Messages and E-NEWS 96 will not be sent during Winter Break. The next issues of these communications will be Jan. 8, 2021.
2020-21 KINDERGARTEN PREREGISTRATION BEGINS JAN. 11
Preregistration for children attending kindergarten in the 2021–22 school year begins Jan. 11. Consistent with the District’s focus on safety, the preregistration process will be online.
Kindergartners who are preregistered by Jan. 31, 2021, will receive a free Willow Grove T-shirt.
SIMPLIFYING STEVENSON FOR PARENTS
Simplifying Stevenson is a Q&A program for parents of students currently in Grade 8. This popular program–which will be held virtually this year on Mon., Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.–is hosted by the KCSD96 Parent Network to give parents opportunities to ask Stevenson student panelists (and SHS Principal Troy Gobble) questions about how SHS students choose their classes and extracurricular activities, make summer school decisions, make the transition from middle school, balance the workload, and more.
Parents must REGISTER HERE to receive the link to attend the virtual program
QUESTIONS? Contact KCSD96 Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi
REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE AND INFO
The Lake County Health Department will provide our community with information and announcements about COVID-19 vaccinations. The implementation of their Illinois vaccination plan has begun.
CLICK HERE to register to be notified when vaccine can be made available to you.
CLICK HERE to subscribe to the weekly Lake County Health Department COVID-19 email newsletter to receive vaccine announcements
PREORDER FREE MEALS BY 10 AM THURSDAYS
Preorder Free Meals for Pick-Up During Winter Break
NOTE: Preorders must be in by 10 AM on THURSDAY for pick-up in the week ahead.
Order by 10 AM on THURSDAY, Dec. 24, to pick up meals (meal packs for 5 days) on Mon., Dec. 28.
Preordering Free Meals in 2021
The last day to preorder free meals for the week ahead is changing. You’ll need to preorder by 10 AM on Thursdays, rather than Fridays.
Order by 10 AM on THURSDAY, Dec. 31, to pick up meals on Mon., Jan. 4 (meal packs for 3 days) and Thurs., Jan. 7 (meal packs for 2 days).
The first step is to create an account to use for preordering meals. SEE INFO
Pick up preordered meals 11 AM–2 PM on Mondays (3 breakfast/lunch meal packs) and Thursdays (2 breakfast/lunch meal packs) at either Twin Groves or Woodlawn Middle School. At the school, follow these routes for picking up meals, please:
TWIN GROVES MAP | WOODLAWN MAP
This program serves students through age 18, but the current online ordering system does not accommodate students who are not currently enrolled in District 96. Please request meals for your older students from the staff delivering your preordered meals to your vehicle. Extra meals will be available to meet this anticipated need.
Please direct your questions to the public info coordinator.
DISTRICT 96 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: SUBSTITUTES NEEDED
District 96 has a significant and immediate need for substitute teachers. SEE DETAILS in Superintendent Julie Schmidt’s Oct. 13 Superintendent Message regarding qualifications, compensation, and links to apply.
Find info about programs and activities in the community in the KCSD96 VIRTUAL BACKPACK, including:
NEW - Law Day 2021 Illustration Contests – Grades 6–12
NEW - Vernon Area Public Library Teen Volunteering: New Online Service Opportunities begin Jan. 5, 2021
Long Grove Park District Rock’n’Kids Prerecorded Virtual Holiday Event (avail. Dec. 11–Jan. 4)
ComEd bill payment assistance options
BGRA Baseball Registration 20-21 Spring/Summer Season
District 96 will communicate with you every Friday when school is in session through E-NEWS 96 and through Principal’s Messages from each school in which you have a student enrolled. It’s important to read these messages weekly. Questions about KCSD96 communications? Call 847.459.4260, ext. 8022, or send email to the public info coordinator.
The next issue of E-NEWS 96 will be Jan. 8, 2021.