THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon., Feb. 1:
First day of in-person attendance in buildings for Grades 7–8 (students whose last names begin with A–L)
Wed., Feb. 3:
Super Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) program:
Coping with Stress and Anxiety During the Pandemic, featuring Guest Speaker Christine Spuhler INFO/ZOOM link (English/Spanish)
Thurs., Feb. 4:
First day of in-person attendance in buildings for Grades 7–8 (students whose last names begin with M–Z)
Thought Exchange Partnership, 7 PM-Virtual
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR PARENTS OF IN-PERSON LEARNERS
• Log into TeacherEase and submit your child’s Daily Self-Certification before your child leaves to go to school. VIDEO
• Help collect and send your child’s saliva sample on the designated day (if your child is in Early Childhood–Grade 2). VIDEO and SAMPLE SCHEDULE
• Preorder free meals for the days your student will be learning in person by 6 PM Thursday the week before. INFO
REVISED FREE MEAL PREORDERING AND PICK-UP INFO
• Extended in-person preordering deadline for meals for next week
Due to an issue with the Linq website preventing families of in-person students from preordering for the week ahead, the preordering deadline for the week of Feb. 1–5 has been extended to Sun., Jan. 31, at 6 PM. Preorder free meals for in-person days next week at onlineordering.linq.com
• New meals distribution quantity/schedule for remote learners
Families of remote students (and those who want to pick up free meals for the days their in-person students are remote) will receive two meals when picking up on Mon., Feb. 1. On Wed., Feb. 3, they will receive meal supplies for five meals. Beginning the following week (the week of Feb. 8), there will no longer be meal pick-up on Mondays. Instead, meal supplies for five meals will be distributed on Wednesdays. Pick-up hours/location 11 AM–2 PM at Twin Groves and Woodlawn Middle Schools parking lots will remain the same.
TWIN GROVES MAP | WOODLAWN MAP
• Preorder free meals for in-person learners for the week of Feb. 8–12 by 6 PM on Thurs., Feb. 4
VIEW THE MENU (labeled Remote Learning Menu) on the District website. Note: This menu will no longer appear on the LINQ website.
Please direct your questions to the public info coordinator.
PARENTING IN PLACE MASTERCLASS SERIES
Are you burned out, concerned about your child's well-being, and wondering how your family will manage during the winter as we near a year into the pandemic?
School District 96 is providing an opportunity to register for an 8-week free virtual masterclass series presented by parenting experts, therapists, authors, and educators. Because the masterclasses will be presented live in real time, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and communicate with each other through chat. They also will receive content from the speakers and access to a closed moderated Facebook group to keep the conversation going.
Please note that opportunities for a limited number of participants exist and are for parents/guardians of District 96 students only. Register only if you are able to attend most or all of the masterclasses in the series.
REGISTER HERE/SEE MORE INFO about the masterclass topics and presenters and the process to register. Please direct questions to Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi.
KCSD96 TEXT MESSAGE OPT-IN PROCESS Have you texted YES?
District 96 uses the School Messenger system to communicate with our parent community by email and–in some instances–also by text message and/or phone call.
If you would like to receive text messages from School District 96 when the subject and nature of the communication warrant our sending them (to advise you of a late-returning bus or a “Snow Day” switch to a Remote Learning Plan, for example), it’s necessary for you first to have sent a text message of Y or YES to this District 96 short code number: 67587.
Or, if you prefer, use your mobile phone to scan the QR code in this School Messenger FLYER (English & Spanish) and send your Y or YES reply.
To opt out of our text messages, simply reply STOP to any text message District 96 sends you.
Please note: Text notifications will always be used in conjunction with email or voice and email communications. Texting will not be used as the sole source of communication.
Standard message and data rates for text messaging may apply, depending on your mobile carrier and plan.
COMING IN MARCH: 2021–22 REGISTRATION EMAILS FOR ALL RETURNING AND PREREGISTERED STUDENTS
In March, District 96 parents/guardians of returning and preregistered new students will receive registration email(s) for the 2021–22 school year. Each registration email (one per D96 student) will include a link and a unique “snapcode” needed for access to register your returning student for the upcoming school year. More details will follow in E-NEWS 96 and Principals Messages next month.
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 Illinois’s 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
Find info about programs and activities in the community in the KCSD96 VIRTUAL BACKPACK, including:
Valentines for Veterans (due by Feb. 10)
Long Grove Park District FREE Nature and History Virtual Programs Jan.–Apr.
Vernon Area Public Library Teen Volunteering: New Online Service Opportunities
Long Grove Park District Winter/Spring Programs Guide 2021
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 Feb. 5, 2021.