Principal's Message 10.23.20

Principal's Message 10.23.20

Dear Families,

This week brought some 1st and 2nd graders into the halls of our school. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing our students “smile with their eyes” and all of the adults pitching in to help around the school. Teachers worked diligently using the new technology, Neat bars, to bridge our remote and in-person learners. Although we experienced some glitches, the overall week was a success.

Even though we had this opportunity for a short four days this week, we are hopeful for students returning when the data allows us to do so. In the meantime, let’s encourage each other to follow the 3 W’s and continue our partnership for student success in a remote environment. 

Enjoy your weekend!


Christine Pfaff

NEW *Remote Learning for ALL District 96 Students Begins Oct. 26*

Reminder:  ALL students at all grade levels will take an “adaptive pause” and revert to full remote learning for 10 days, beginning Mon., Oct. 26.

Remote learning for all District 96 students will remain in effect for at least 10 calendar days.

Please continue to use the new HYBRID schedule. We will not revert back to the previous schedule at the elementary level. 

On or before Wed., Nov. 4, District families will receive updated information about current metrics and when in-person hybrid learning will resume. 

Please see Supt. Schmidt’s Oct. 21 MESSAGE for more details.

NEW *Halloween - October 30th*

On Friday, October 30th all students will celebrate Halloween remotely. This is a date change due to all students being remote. Classroom teachers will coordinate a Halloween/Fall themed activity during the Social Studies/Science instructional block. If you would prefer that your child doesn't participate in any Halloween-related activities, please contact your child’s teacher.

NEW *Meals Are Available for Drive-Up Pick-Up*

Any KCSD96 family choosing to do so may pick up free breakfasts/lunches for their students weekdays from 11 AM–1 PM when District 96 students are in session. SEE DETAILS

NEW *Calendar Updates*

As a reminder, there will be no school held on Monday, November 2nd or Tuesday, November 3rd. Students will return for remote instruction on Wednesday, November 4th.

NEW *ComEd Bill Payment Assistance Options*

ComEd has provided bill payment assistance options for families experiencing financial hardship. Please find info HERE.

REPEATING *Updated COVID-19 Metrics*

This UPDATED COVID-19 METRICS is the information “dashboard” that maintains transparent and open communication around COVID-19 metrics. As a user of the dashboard, the District has access to COVID-19 data as recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium. We review this data daily, update the dashboard weekly, and consider this data in making many decisions.