Principal's Message 11.6.20

Principal's Message 11.6.20

Dear Families,

Happy November! The season of giving is upon us and more important than ever this year.  Drive-up meals continue to be available for our families.  If you would like to make a food donation to help those closest to us in need, you can drop off items at the Exceptional Learners Collaborative at 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills Mondays through Fridays from 8am - 3pm.  Shipping food items directly to the ELC is welcome too.  If you have any questions, please call Kristen Bordonaro at 224.513.6448. 


Christine Pfaff

NEW *Materials Pick-Up ~ November 13th*

On Friday, November 13th, we will be having a materials pick-up for all students.  Materials will be organized by classroom teacher.  We will have items set outside under the large white tent on Kingsbridge Ave. for you to pick-up.  If you have any questions, please call the office.

NEW *Reminder: Fri., Nov. 13, is a Half Day*

Please note that Fri., Nov. 13, is a Half Day for Grades 1–8. See the revised elementary Half-Day SCHEDULE.

Willow Grove will not be in attendance on November 13th.

NEW *Library Book Drop Off*

If your child still has library books that were checked out in the  2019-2020 school year, we are still collecting them!  Books can be dropped off in the main area vestibule and at future identified drop off dates paired with upcoming Materials Pick Up. 

If you are curious about if/what books/titles your child needs to return to our school library, please contact [email protected] for details.

NEW *Academic Enrichment Fun Hosted By Stevenson Students*

Mark your calendar for creative learning on Sun., Nov. 15, from 1–3 PM. 

Stevenson High School National Honor Society students have planned a virtual Academic Enrichment Exposition–fun Zoom activities to help students in grades 3–5 explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. 

Engaging opportunities will include academic design challenges, coding projects, virtual field trips, scavenger hunts, and more–as well as the chance to win a $25 gift card. 


NEW *Creative Holiday Card Design Opportunity for Grades 4 and 5*

Fourth- and fifth-grade students are invited to submit original artwork for a holiday greeting card competition sponsored by Congressman Brad Schneider, Illinois 10th District. The winning artwork will be the cover design of Congressman Schneider’s annual holiday card.

The theme this year is Winter Wonderland–favorite outdoor winter activities enjoyed on cold snowy days. No artwork entry size is specified (the winning artwork will be scaled to fit).

Submissions are due by Wed., Nov. 25, and Congressman Schneider’s staff will announce the winner in early December.

Please submit all entries electronically to Robert Perez at [email protected]
Questions? Call 847.383.4870.

REPEATING *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

REPEATING *ComEd Bill Payment Assistance Options*

ComEd has provided bill payment assistance options for families experiencing financial hardship. Please find the information  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.


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.

Please email [email protected] with any tech-related support needed.