Principal's Message August 5, 2020

TGIF…Twin Groves it’s Friday!
I am very excited to post my first Principal’s Message of the 2020-2021 School Year! 

The start to this year will be very different than past years. The decision to open remotely was a difficult decision for the district to make. The safety of our community is number one.  As the principal of Twin Groves Middle School, I am extremely grateful for the support of the parents, staff, and district. 

I hope that you have all had a safe and healthy summer. The entire Twin Groves staff is looking forward to a fabulous 2020-2021 school year!

We are Twin Groves Strong!


New Faces at Twin Groves
Please join us in welcoming the following new faces to Twin Groves.

Erin Cooper- Literacy Coach
Madison Engel- 6th Grade Language Arts
Ali Maier- 6h Grade SS
Ty Siemsen- 7th Grade Language Arts
Angela Zhang- Support Staff in SLC Classroom
Pattie Eakin- Long Term Maternity Substitute for Sarah Tooley
Peggi Brucato- Long Term Maternity Substitute for Melanie Tomer



Student Schedules
Student schedules will be available electronically on August 12th starting at 9AM.



iPad Updates- Please read
On August 12th, our technology department will begin syncing student data across our systems in preparation for the start of the 20-21 school year. When this sync begins, your student(s) may lose access to some services or applications that are currently on their iPads. This is by design as we prepare to make all of the 20-21 resources available to students for the start of the school year.

Please know that if you request a replacement iPad, Crayon, or accessory while picking up your resources, we will need a broken iPad, Crayon, or accessory from you in order to begin processing replacements. Any requests will also need to be fully documented before a replacement can be processed.



Opening Day
Opening Day will be Monday, August 24th, 2020 from 7:45 AM-11:10 PM. 
Please note, this is a HALF DAY.
The first full day of school will be on August 25th, 2020 from 7:45AM-2:30PM.



Superintendent’s Message
Please CLICK HERE to access the Frequently Asked Question Doc that was linked in the Superintendent’s Message on 7/30/20.



Supporting Our District 96 Community Families  
The pandemic is creating challenging situations for many families in our community.
Community members who are able are invited to donate these items: macaroni & cheese (cups or boxes), canned foods (veggies/fruits/tuna/chicken/beans), granola bars, tortillas, cheese (shredded/sliced), eggs, deli meats, frozen ground beef/chicken.
Please deliver to collection boxes outside the Exceptional Learners Collaborative (ELC) front entrance, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, from 8 AM–3 PM. Please observe social distancing when delivering donations and ring the doorbell when delivering perishable foods and/or gift cards.
If you'd like to deliver your donation to your student's school on the designated Materials Pick-Up Day, please place it in the donation box (non perishable/non-refrigerated items only, please) in front of the school entrance.
Questions? Contact [email protected]


New Resource Officer
District 96 is pleased to welcome Michael Essig! Officer Essig will be our new resource officer.
Please read the message below from Officer Essig.

For the majority of my life I resided in Rolling Meadows. I graduated from William Fremd High School and later graduated from Western Illinois University. Currently, I reside in Arlington Heights with my fiancée and soon to be wife (Covid postponement) Claire. 

I have been a Police Officer for seven years and have been with the Buffalo Grove Police Department for two years. In addition to my patrol duties, I am a member of our department’s Peer Support, Bike Patrol and Honor Guard team.

My hobbies include being an avid book reader, running/biking, recently gardening and a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.

What I look forward to most in my new role as a School Resource Officer, is becoming an active member in a school district where the safety of our students, facility and all employees comes first. I look to maintain the already great relationship between school and local law enforcement. I hope to become a positive role model for students as I teach various lessons of life skills and good citizenship. 

I set high standards for myself as a School Resource Officer. I want to bridge the gap between the school district and local law enforcement. I believe if our students, faculty, parents and police officers work together we can not only make the school a safe environment but the community as a whole.



Information on the Web
The Twin Groves and District 96 websites are great sources of information about what is happening in our school, including PTO activities, and the district.  In support of our efforts to “go green” we will continue to post weekly Principal’s Messages on our website. The Principal’s Message will be sent out via School Messenger at 2:30 PM every Friday. Included in the Principal’s Message will be a link to the Twin Groves Daily Announcements.  In addition to the link in the Principal’s Message, the Twin Groves’ Daily Announcements will be posted and updated every day on our website.  Please check it out for up to date information about school activities and happenings.
Please continue to check ENews 96 for District updates.  It is our goal to provide all the information you need in an easy to access way.



Daily Announcements
The Daily Announcements will be posted daily starting on August 24th. Please see Twin Groves website for up to date school announcements.  The announcements let you know what exciting activities and clubs are going on at Twin Groves.  Please click HERE to access the Daily Announcements starting on August 24th.