March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

Dear Families,

This week brought sunshine and smiles all around. The warmer weather is encouraging, especially after weeks of frigid temperatures and ongoing snow. Next week brings our spring conferences and we are looking forward to sharing your child’s progress. It truly has been a partnership this year and we are grateful for you! 


Principal Hanrahan

NEW *Variety Show*

It’s that time of year again. We are super excited to share the preliminary information for the Variety Show this year. Please take a moment to watch THIS VIDEO from Mrs. Dolan regarding Variety Show!!!


Our District 96 nurses are closely following the Illinois Department of Public Health school exclusion decision tree to determine when students are eligible to return to turn school. Thank you for your patience with students who have had to isolate or quarantine due to illness, household, illness, positive COVID-19, and/or close contact status. The building nurse will request appropriate documentation for students to return to school. While you may receive this documentation outside of school hours, the nurse will contact families regarding a return date upon receipt during the next school day. 

If you would like to be in touch with one of the District 96 nurses, please note the hours that they are available. 

  • Country Meadows, Ivy Hall, Kildeer, Prairie, Willow Grove: 8:00-3:15 
  • Twin Groves, Woodlawn 7:30-2:45

NEW *Spring Assessments*

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) and the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) are tentatively scheduled for later this spring. We are waiting for further guidance from the state concerning the administration of these assessments before solidifying a testing schedule.

NEW *Early Release Thursday, March 11th & No School Friday, March 12th*

As a reminder, there will be an early release at 2:00 on Thursday, March 11th due to conferences.  Students will not be in attendance on Friday, March 12th due to conferences.  Please view the schedule here. If you have any questions regarding the conference schedule, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher.

NEW *Student Report Card Access Mar. 10 After 3 PM*

Your student’s report card will be available for you to access online Wed., Mar. 10, AFTER 3 PM. If you need assistance, please SEE INSTRUCTIONS TO VIEW YOUR CHILDREN’S REPORT CARDS, to switch between your children’s report cards and more. Report cards will be available for online access after 3 PM on Mar. 10.

NEW *2021–22 Registration Emails Were Sent Thurs., Mar. 4*

Please check for registration email(s) for the 2021–22 school year, sent Thurs., Mar. 4.
Each registration email includes a link and a unique “snapcode” needed for access to register your returning student for 2021–22. EVERY student returning to District 96 for the school year ahead must be registered.

Information you provided previously will appear in your student’s online registration record. Please check that information carefully and update it if it is not accurate.

Completing and submitting online registration and making payment no later than Apr. 15, 2021, will save families $20 in registration cost per student. Fees increase after Apr. 15.

Questions? Please send an email to [email protected] or call 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

New *PTO Blog*

As always, please check out our PTO blog for updates. LINK:

  • Dengeo's PTO Fundraiser
  • Leprechaun Hunt
  • Ivy Hall PTO has open committees for next year. Please consider signing up via the PTO toolkit.

Repeat *Attention 5th Grade Parents - Twin Groves PTO Positions for the 2021-2022 School Year (Prairie & Ivy Hall)*

The Twin Groves PTO Executive Board would love to have you as part of our team! We need to fill the Co-President and Co-Treasurer positions for the 2021 - 2022 school year and we hope you'll check out these amazing opportunities. 

Please head over to Membership Toolkit to learn more and sign up at

REPEAT: *Yearbook Photo Collection Clarity*

My apologies for the lack of clarity for photo collections for the yearbook. Hopefully, this helps clear up the three different submission sites.

Clarity around photo submissions.

5TH GRADE TRIBUTE PHOTOS AND QUOTES – A baby pic, a pic of your child doing a special activity – along with a personal message (no more than 45 words please) to be featured in a special section of the yearbook for our departing fifth graders.

CANDIDS – photos of your child (ALL GRADES) participating in school activities while remote - learning.  These can be lunch photos at home, Halloween scavenger hunt, PTO sponsored activities (building Olympics, cookie/food kits), etc…

PORTRAITS (ALL GRADES) – if you are NOT participating in the school portrait program and/or have missed both picture dates, but you want your child to have a portrait - you can submit one for the class composite page in the yearbook.


Repeat: Spring Parent/Educator Conferences

Spring Parent/Educator Conferences are right around the corner!  The conference will take place on Thursday, March 11th from 5 PM to 8:30 PM and Friday, March 12th from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.  These conferences will be 15 minutes in length and held remotely over Zoom.  We will continue using Meet the Teacher as an electronic sign-up for conferences.  

Please know that the sign-up link will be sent out in a separate communication on Friday, February 19th at 7:00 pm.  

Meet The Teacher does not require that multiple conferences be made, but it does default to every teacher a student works with being checked.  These individuals include classroom teachers, specials teachers, related service staff, and interventionists that students work with.  Please see the picture below for directions on how to uncheck a teacher/interventionist if you do not need to meet with during conferences.

Repeat: Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Parents Dental Screening Reminder 

The Illinois School Code requires all children in kindergarten, second and sixth grades to have a dental examination by May 15th of each year in compliance with the rules adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  If you have not already done so, please submit your 2nd-grade child’s dental exam form to our building nurse. To see a complete list of the health forms required for students, please visit our Student Health Section of our Web page.

Repeat *Ordering Photos*

If you wish to review and purchase photos, you can do so by visiting our new photography companies website. That website can be found HERE.

Online Order Code: 51298H

Repeat *Obtaining Free Meals*

Preorder free meals for in-person students by 6 PM on Thursday for the week ahead. Order at only for your student's in-person days.

Pick up meal supplies for 5 days for remote students on Wednesdays from 11 AM– 2 PM at Twin Groves or Woodlawn. No preordering needed.

Please direct questions to the public info coordinator [email protected]

Repeat *Classroom/Specials Classes Materials Needed*

Please remember to check the IVY HALL MATERIALS SHEET to see which materials your child will need for class.  If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate teacher.

Repeat *Tech Hub*

KCSD96 Family Technology Hub! The District 96 Family Technology Hub is designed to guide families through technology tools related to Enhanced Remote Learning. On this site, you can find links to the recordings and the corresponding Slides decks for the parent/family informational sessions from last week. You can also find tutorials on how to use  ZOOM, Schoology, Seesaw, Clever, Notability, and other iPad essential tools for student learning. Additionally, there is a link to email the technology support desk. Please save or bookmark this site. It will be updated with tools, resources, and tutorials through remote learning to better support your family.