THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sun., Mar. 14:
Daylight Saving Time begins. Turn clocks AHEAD one hour.
Tues., Mar. 16:
EARLY RELEASE DAY
Willow Grove AM KDG/EC Blended dismiss at 10 a.m.
Willow Grove PM KDG/EC Blended dismiss at 2 p.m.
Willow Grove Structured dismisses at 2 p.m.
Grades 1–5 dismiss at 2 p.m.
Grades 6–8 dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
Board of Education meeting (Virtual), 7 PM
Agenda | Board of Education Virtual Meeting Link (Passcode 904689)
Policy Committee meeting canceled
Finance Committee meeting (Virtual), 6 PM
Agenda | Finance Committee Virtual Meeting Link
Wed., Mar. 17:
In-person students, last names beginning A–L, attend in person
Thurs., Mar. 18:
PTO Coordinating Council (virtual), 9:30 AM
Fri., Mar. 19:
Last day of school before Spring Break
NO SCHOOL – Spring Break – enjoy a safe and fun break!
School resumes Mar. 29
IN THE KCSD96 SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations and best wishes to Twin Groves 8th-grader Lillian Wang, who qualified for the State MathCounts Competition, to be held on Mar. 25.
2021–22 REGISTRATION EMAILS WERE SENT AGAIN MAR. 11
On Mar. 11, District 96 parents/guardians of returning and preregistered new students were again sent registration email(s) for the upcoming 2021–22 school year (From: [email protected] Subject Line: Register Your District 96 Student for the 2021–2022 School Year). All returning and new students must be registered. Each registration email (one per D96 student) will include a link and a unique “snapcode” needed to access that individual’s online form. Register by Apr. 15 to save. Fees increase by $20 per student after Apr. 15
QUICKLIST CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR UPDATED
The 1-page (pdf) Quick List calendar for the current 2020–21 school year has been updated to reflect the addition of alternating in-person Wednesdays and asynchronous learning February–June 2021. SEE REVISED CALENDAR
5ESSENTIALS SURVEY–SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL
The 5Essentials Survey helps school and District leaders better understand the parent/school relationship. All responses are anonymous. Parents are asked to complete a survey for each of their students attending a Kildeer Countryside District 96 school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. District 96 participates in the statewide 5Essentials Survey to meet state legislation and the Board’s mandate. CLICK HERE and select the Parent Survey to begin.
District 96 students (Grades 4–8) and their teachers also will complete surveys to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. Students will complete their surveys on Mar. 19.
The parent survey will be open through Apr. 2. Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions and/or contact 5Essentials Client Services, 866.440.1874.
CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADES 6–8: SHS MARGINALIA
Stevenson High School Write Club student members are offering 6–8th graders the opportunity to participate virtually in the third annual Marginalia–an online workshop of creative fun and writing activities (rap battles, one-poem-a-day challenges, and more). SHS Club members will lead small groups of 3–4 middle school students. Each participant will have original writing shared in a digital magazine at the end of the workshop. Marginalia runs Mon., Mar. 29–Sun., Apr. 18. SIGN UP by Mar. 21 and select weekday and weekend session time availability and literary genre areas of interest. Questions? Send to [email protected]
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:
NEW– Chicago Rush North Soccer Opportunities Apr.–June and July
SHS Write Club Marginalia Mar. 29–Apr. 18
Long Grove Park District FREE Nature and History Virtual Programs Jan.–Apr.
Vernon Area Public Library Teen Volunteering 2021
Long Grove Park District Winter/Spring Programs Guide 2021
ComEd bill payment assistance options
BGRA Baseball Registration 2021 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 Mar. 19, 2021.