Principal's Message 3.5.21

Principal's Message 3.5.21

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 with you. Navigating this school year has truly has been a partnership, and we are grateful for you! 


Christine Pfaff, Principal

NEW *Wednesday In-Person Schedule for the Week of 3/8*

Students who regularly attended school on Thursdays & Fridays will also attend school on Wednesday, March 10th this week.


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 *IMPORTANT March 8 Communication to Parents of FULL REMOTE Students*

If you are the parent of a full remote student, please make a note to check on Monday, March 8th, for an email from District 96. The email includes a link to a survey to opt your student in for in-person learning if you choose. Survey responses are due no later than 11:59 PM on Thurs., Mar. 11. Questions? Contact [email protected].

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 on March 10th 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 March 10th.


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

Please check for registration email(s) for the 2021–22 school year, sent Thurs., March 4th.

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 email to [email protected] or call 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

REPEATING *Obtaining Free Meals*

Pre-order 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 pre-ordering needed.

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

REPEATING *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. If you have not signed up yet, please call the office to obtain a time slot.