THE WEEK AHEAD:
Wed., Feb. 10:
Free meal supplies pick-up for parents of remote learners (no preorder necessary)
11 AM–2 PM; Pick up at Twin Groves or Woodlawn.
Pick-up Site Maps: Twin Groves | Woodlawn
COLD WEATHER iPAD CAUTION
As winter temps dip low, our KCSD96 Tech Staff ask that you remind your student(s) that iPads should not be left in cars or in outside unheated areas, such as a garage.
Apple’s SUPPORT PAGE advises that extremely low or high temperatures can cause devices to malfunction. Using an iOS device in very cold conditions can temporarily shorten battery life or cause the device to turn off.
PARENTING IN PLACE MASTERCLASS SERIES
School District 96 is providing an opportunity for District 96 parents to register for an 8-week free virtual masterclass series presented by parenting experts, therapists, authors, and educators. Because the masterclasses will be presented 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.
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.
ONGOING 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
• Preorder free meals for the days your student will be learning in person by 6 PM Thursday the week before. INFO
REMINDER FOR PARENTS OF REMOTE LEARNERS
• Parents do not need to preorder free meals for their remote learners. Beginning the week of Feb. 8, meal supplies may be picked up only on Wednesdays and will include supplies for five meals. Pick up at Twin Groves or Woodlawn Middle School, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
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.
Please be advised that standard message and data rates for text messaging may apply, depending on your mobile carrier and plan.
COMING IN MARCH:
• Dual Language Parent Night for 21–22 Kindergarten Parents
District 96 Director of Language and Early Literacy Kathryn Sheridan will present a live virtual program for parents interested in the Spanish/English Dual Language opportunity for their incoming 2021–22 kindergartners. REGISTER HERE to receive the link to attend the live virtual informational program, to be presented Wed., Mar. 3, at 6:30 PM.
• 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-NEWS96 and Principals Messages in mid-February
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:
Restore Illinois–Resurgence Mitigation Plan
Valentines for Veterans (due by Feb. 10)
Long Grove Park District FREE Nature and History Virtual Programs Jan.–Apr.
NEW Vernon Area Public Library Teen Volunteering: New Online Service Opportunities begin Jan. 5, 2021 https://guides.vapld.info/teenvolunteers
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. 12, 2021.