E-NEWS 96, May 28, 2021

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School District 96 proudly applauds our Twin Groves and Woodlawn 8th-grade graduates–the KCSD96 Class of 2021. Your experience of 8th grade has been like no other KCSD96 graduate before you!

For each of you, District administrators and faculty wish learning years to come at every age that bring you fun and challenge and satisfying opportunities to contribute. 

The Board of Education and faculty will celebrate you with graduation ceremonies at Woodlawn Middle School, 6362 Gilmer Rd., Long Grove, on Tues., June 1 ( Woodlawn 8th graders) and Wed., June 2 (Twin Groves 8th graders).

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Mon., May 31:
NO SCHOOL – District 96 schools and offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day

Tues., June 1:
• Woodlawn 8th-Grade Class of 2021 Graduation MORE INFO
Plan A: Outdoor Ceremony
Outdoor Ceremony at Woodlawn @ 5 PM for students whose last name begins with A–L
Outdoor Ceremony at Woodlawn @ 6:45 PM for students whose last name begins with M–Z
*Plan B: Indoor Ceremony in inclement weather/conditions only
Indoor ceremony at 5 PM for students whose last name begins with A–G
Indoor ceremony at 6:15 PM for students whose last name begins with H–M
Indoor ceremony at 7:30 PM for students whose last name begins with N–Z.
*If Plan B will be implemented, the District will notify graduates’ parent/guardians by email/phone/text.

• Board of Education Special Meeting, Woodlawn Learning Center, 7:30 PM*
*Should inclement weather require implementing the alternate indoor Plan B for graduation ceremonies, this meeting will begin at 8:15 PM.
AGENDA | VIRTUAL MEETING LINK

Wed., June 2:
• Twin Groves 8th-Grade Class of 2021 Graduation MORE INFO
Plan A: Outdoor Ceremony
Outdoor Ceremony at Woodlawn @ 5 PM for students whose last name begins with A–L
Outdoor Ceremony at Woodlawn @ 6:45 PM for students whose last name begins with M–Z
*Plan B: Indoor Ceremony in inclement weather/conditions only
Indoor ceremony at 5 PM for students whose last name begins with A–G
Indoor ceremony at 6:15 PM for students whose last name begins with H–M
Indoor ceremony at 7:30 PM for students whose last name begins with N–Z.
*If Plan B will be implemented, the District will notify graduates’ parent/guardians by email/phone/text.

Last Day of school for Willow Grove AM KDG/AM EC Blended ONLY

Thurs., June 3:
Last Day (HALF DAY) of school for Grades 1–7 and Willow Grove PM KDG/PM EC Blended and Willow Grove Structured
Grades 1–5 dismiss at 11:45 AM
Grades 6–7 dismiss at 11:10 AM
Willow Grove PM KDG/PM EC Blended students meet 12:30–3 PM
Willow Grove Structured students meet 8:45–11 AM
Willow Grove AM KDG/AM EC Blended are not in attendance.


• REQUIRED SUMMER READING (All Grades) & OPTIONAL WEEKLY SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
To keep learning going all summer, District faculty developed a 10-week summer curriculum with required reading for incoming students in KDG–Grade 8 AND optional math review activities. In addition, optional fun activities in the areas of STEM, music, writing, and more are also designated by week. SEE SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

The SUMMER READING webpage includes Book Lists for optional reading for Early Childhood–Grade 5 as well as the required reading assignment for middle school students entering Grades 6–8. Note that required summer reading for students entering KDG–Grade 5 is found in the SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES resource, as described above.

• iPAD EXCHANGE THIS SUMMER 
Action needed! This summer, District 96 will exchange your student’s old iPad, charging cable, charging brick, and iPad case for new equipment. You’ll need to schedule an appointment to make the exchange and the exchange must occur before Aug. 1. READ DETAILS about this process and SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

• REFUND OF 8th GRADERS’ POSITIVE LUNCH ACCOUNT BALANCES
Positive lunch account balances for graduating 8th graders will be refunded.

Refund checks will be mailed by District Business Office staff by June 4 to the home address on record.

• SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH JUNE 1 – Registration for Summer Enrichment Classes opened May 10
Although some classes are filled and waitlisted, many still have openings. Opportunities vary by grade level. REGISTER FOR SUMMER ENRICHMENT COURSES

• TRIMESTER 3 STUDENT REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE JUNE 3
Trimester 3 student report cards will be available to view online after 3 PM on Thurs., June 3. SEE INFO for accessing student report cards online.

• SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS AND KITS for 2021–22
SEE INFO to download grade-level school supply lists or order school supply kits to be delivered directly to your home. (Order by July 9 for home delivery by Aug. 13.)

• FREE MEALS PICK-UP SUMMER SCHEDULE
Please note: Free meals (3-meal bag) will be available for pickup on Wed., June 2, at Woodlawn Middle School only, 11 AM–2 PM.

Beginning the week of June 7, free meals may be picked up on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 AM–2 PM, at either Twin Groves Middle School, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove, OR Woodlawn Middle School, 6362 Gilmer Rd., Long Grove. 

On Mondays, meal bags for 3 days will be distributed. On Wednesdays, meal bags for 2 days will be distributed.

There is no preordering required. Meals will be distributed while quantities last. At both Twin Groves and Woodlawn, a limited number of vegetarian meals will be available for pickup.

Questions? Please contact the public information coordinator, 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

• VACCINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UP
• COVID-19 Vaccines for children age 12 and up by appointment only via Lake County All Vax
SEE DETAILS

• BEFORE-/AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBHOUSE REGISTRATION FORM
See the REGISTRATION FORM for the 2021–22 school year. Registration forms are due July 2, 2021.

• DISTRICT/BUSINESS OFFICE SUMMER HOURS AND LOCATION CHANGES
District schools and school offices will be closed July 1–July 31.

District Office /Business office staff are available to answer your questions throughout the summer. From June 7–Aug. 6, these offices will be open to the public Monday–Thursday 8 AM–4:30 PM and Friday 7–11 AM. (Note: District offices will be closed July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.) Questions? Call 847.459.4260.

The District Office is located at 1050 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove. Due to summer construction, the main entrance will not be accessible and visitors will buzz/enter via the door facing the small adjacent parking lot and Clohesey Drive.
 
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: The Business Office will be temporarily relocated to Woodlawn Middle School, 6362 Gilmer Rd., Long Grove, due to summer construction. Enter via the Woodlawn Middle School main entrance.

• COMMUNITY NEWS
Find info about programs and activities in the community in the KCSD96 VIRTUAL BACKPACK, including:
NEW – Countryside Fire Protection District Free Boating Safety Class –  6/19
Clubhouse Before- and After-School Care 2021–22 Registration Form
Long Grove Park District Summer 2021 Recreation Programs
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
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 School District 96 Media & Communications Specialist Stephanie Esters, 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

This is the final issue of E-NEWS 96 for the 2020–21 school year. The next issue of E-NEWS 96 will be July 6, 2021, with information about the 2021–22 school year ahead. Enjoy the summer!