E-NEWS 96, Apr. 30, 2021

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MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will occur this week for KDG–Grd. 8. Please see your Principal’s Message for specific dates and details.

Staff Appreciation Week is May 3–7. Consider sending a quick email acknowledging someone whose efforts and thoughtfulness have made a difference this year for your student and your family. Find contact info in the STAFF DIRECTORY.

Tues., May 4:
Board of Education meeting
AGENDA | VIRTUAL MEETING LINK – 6 PM (reflects revised Board meeting start time)

Thurs., May 6:
Meals for in-person learners for the week of May 10–14 must be preordered by 6 PM
Note: Menus for May are available on Linq (onlineordering.linq.com). Skip remembering weekly deadlines by preordering for the entire month, if you choose.

Thought Exchange Partnership – 7 PM (Virtual)

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]

Do you have a kindergartner? A fifth grader?

Parents of ALL currently enrolled kindergartners and 5th graders whose students will attend a KCSD96 school next 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.

• STUFF THE SQUAD FOOD PANTRY DRIVEWed., May 5, is the last day to donate 
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

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 sixth-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 

• SUMMER SCHOOL UPDATE – Registration opportunity opens May 10
Parents will have the opportunity to sign up their students for Enrichment Summer School courses soon. All classes will be virtual. The link to sign up will be accessible from the homepage of the District 96 website kcsd96.org on Mon., May 10, at 5 PM. 

• 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, guest expert/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 

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

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 

Find info about programs and activities in the community in the KCSD96 VIRTUAL BACKPACK, including:

Buffalo Grove Park District Clubhouse New Parent Meeting - 4/30 @ 5:30 PM (virtual)
NEW – Long Grove Park District Youth Theatre Auditions, 5/15
NEW – Long Grove Park District Outdoor Programs, May–June 
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
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 May 7, 2021.