THE WEEK AHEAD:
Wed., Apr. 28:
• Weekly free meal pick-up is no longer located at Twin Groves Middle School. Pick up meal supplies for five free meals at Woodlawn Middle School ONLY (6362 Gilmer Rd., Long Grove) for the remainder of the school year. INFO
Thurs., Apr. 29:
• Meals for in-person learners for the week of May 3–7 must be preordered by 6 PM on Apr. 29
Fri., Apr. 30:
• KCSD96 students do not attend in person on this day.
Asynchronous learning from home in AM. Half Day–NO SCHOOL–in PM.
• 2021–22 Clubhouse Before- and After-School Care New Parent Meeting
5:30 PM (Virtual) See details below.
• 2021–22 CLUBHOUSE NEW PARENT MEETING
KCSD96 families seeking before- and after-school student care through the Buffalo Grove Park District Clubhouse program should plan to attend a New Parent Meeting (virtual) on Fri., Apr. 30, at 5:30 PM. SEE ZOOM DETAILS. For more info, contact [email protected]
• ARE YOU THE PARENT OF A 2020–21 FIFTH GRADER OR KINDERGARTNER?
Parents of ALL currently enrolled kindergartners and 5th graders whose students will attend a KCSD96 school in the 2021–22 school year must prove their residency again with three specific documents.
Please note that the requirement to re-prove residency for a current kindergartner and 5th grader applies–even for families who have other students currently attending KCSD96 schools.
Parents may re-prove their residency via email.
SEE MORE INFO about required documents and the process to provide them to administrative assistants at Willow Grove Early Learning Center and KCSD96 elementary schools.
• DO YOU LIVE WITH A CURRENT FIFTH GRADER?
Transition to Middle School is a program (virtual) for parents of current fifth graders, packed with info and insights about what to expect in the middle school year ahead.
Middle School Principals Jessica Barnes (Twin Groves) and Greg Grana (Woodlawn) will discuss academics, extracurricular opportunities, and changes that the middle school years bring. Also, current 6th-grade student panelists will share their perspectives.
Mark your calendar: May 10, 7 PM (virtual).
ZOOM LINK: https://kcsd96.zoom.us/j/88296995872?pwd=S0d6QnplZzh6S2t0dUMzYXcxSTVPZz09
Meeting ID: 882 9699 5872 Passcode: 450506
• MAP TESTING FOR IN-PERSON AND REMOTE STUDENTS
MAP testing for KCSD96 in-person and remote students KDG–Grade 8 will occur during the week of May 3. Please see your Principal’s Message for specific dates and details.
• ARE WE READY FOR NORMAL? A parent learning opportunity May 13
No question, these times are challenging and stressful for families–often leading to conflict.
How do we reduce tension as COVID recedes?
How do we return to normal?
On Thurs., May 13, 7 PM, clinical psychologist, author, and popular returning speaker Dr. Michael Maniacci will present a workshop, offering practical strategies and answering your questions.
REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom link.
Questions? Contact KCSD96 Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi
• DENTAL FORM REQUIREMENT REMINDER
Proof of a dental exam is due to school nurses by May 15 for current kindergartners, second graders, and sixth graders. Proof of a dental exam by a licensed dentist given between Nov. 15, 2019, and May 15, 2021, will meet the requirement. See DENTAL FORM
• PLEASE DON’T REFUTE THAT CREDIT CARD CHARGE...
After successfully submitting your student’s 2021–22 registration, you will receive an itemized receipt by email promptly that lists the total charge, including required fees and optional donations, if any, that you choose to make.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you select the credit card payment option when paying 2021–22 registration fees, look for either of the following identifying description labels on your credit card statement: POWERSCHOOL MD 512375–4514 or PB POWERSCHOOL. District 96 registration charges are NOT described with the District or school name.
Also, be advised that some banks code this transaction as a donation.
If you have questions, please refer to your registration receipt and/or contact the public info coordinator
• STUFF THE SQUAD FOOD PANTRY DRIVE
The Buffalo Grove Police Department invites KCSD96 families to donate food and essentials to support food pantries serving our local residents. Collection via centrally located boxes in schools will be underway at all KCSD96 schools in the weeks ahead. The last day to donate to Stuff the Squad is May 5. SEE REQUESTED ITEMS
• 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
• COMMUNITY NEWS
Find info about programs and activities in the community in the KCSD96 VIRTUAL BACKPACK, including:
NEW – Stevenson High School World’s Fair – 4/23 (Virtual, Free)
NEW – Stevenson High School Virtual Mélange and Repertory Dance Auditions – due 5/10
Vernon Area Public Library Teen Volunteer Survey and Upcoming Summer Opportunities
Chicago Rush North Soccer Tryouts–May 2021
Buffalo Grove Bills Football and Cheerleading Registration Open
Law Day Creative Contests for KDG–Grd. 8 (entries due 4/21)
Long Grove Park District 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 Apr. 30, 2021.