News

April 23, 2021

Dear Parents,

We have begun our ABC countdown.  We cannot believe the end of the school year is around the corner.  We have a lot of fun planned for all our students during the next month.  Let’s show some school spirit and participate in the countdown days.

Neighborhood Nights:

PTA is sponsoring another Neighborhood Night at Menchie’s.  Please mention this flyer when ordering.  Thank you for sponsoring our PTA.

D54 Reopening Plan – Make a Selection for 2021-22:

Parents, please remember to make your enrollment selection for next fall.  You can do so by  logging in to families.sd54.org using your portal log-in information by Friday, May 14, and select In-Person Learning or Virtual Learning Academy for every student in your family.  Please note that this is a full-year commitment.  Please note, that if you do not make your enrollment selection by the close of the enrollment window, your child will be automatically placed in in-person learning for the fall.

COVID Screeners:

COVID screeners must be complete before 8:00AM daily for in person learners.  Lately we have had many families not completing the screeners.  Students cannot go to class until these screeners are complete.  Thank you for your help with completing the screeners.

Picture Day:

School pictures are here.  All in-person students will have their pictures sent home.  Parents of virtual students should come to Lakeview School between the hours of 9:00AM and 3:00PM to pick up pictures (if you purchased pictures).

Attention 5th Grade Students and Parents:

District 54 is pleased to offer beginning instruction on band and orchestra instruments to students entering sixth grade. The District 54 Instrumental Music Program provides students with one weekly lesson during the school day and one weekly after-school band or orchestra rehearsal at their neighborhood junior high.

More information will be available at the following Zoom enrollment meetings (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend.) Zoom links are available at sd54.org/instrumentenrollment:

  • Addams Junior High – Monday, April 26 (7:00 pm)
  • Mead Junior High – Monday, April 26 (7:00 pm)
  • Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, April 27 (7:00 pm)
  • Frost Junior High – Wednesday, April 28 (7:00 pm)
  • Keller Junior High – Wednesday, April 28 (7:00 pm)

For more details about enrollment, please visit sd54.org/instrumentenrollment.

No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. 

Band and orchestra lessons for newly enrolled students will start at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.

STC Auction:

STC Auction will take place take place (virtually) on Friday April 30th from 4:00-10:00 pm.  More information is included in this auction link:  www.32auctions.com/stcauction21

Spring MAP:

MAP testing will begin in May for grades kindergarten through sixth.  The week of May 3, we will be testing all virtual students.  We will be asking parents to drop their child off for testing at school.  Dates and times will be communicated soon to the virtual families.  All in person learners will be taking MAP beginning the week of May 10.  A schedule will be sent home soon.

SEL Survey:

District 54 is committed to ensuring not only the academic success of each child, but also their social-emotional wellbeing. Similar to this winter, we are asking for your insight as a parent/guardian in creating the most well rounded picture of your child’s strengths and opportunities for growth. To gather your perspective, District 54 will send families of students in grades 3-8 an email link for each child to the D54 Social Emotional Learning Survey on Monday, April 26.  Thank you in advance for participating in this survey, as we believe the home-school collaboration is critical to best support your child’s overall well-being.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Committee presents Answers to Your In-Person Learning Questions:

Join the District 54 Multicultural Parent Advisory Council on Wednesday, April 28, as they provide answers to your questions about the 2021-22 school year in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish, Telugu and Urdu. The goal of these webinars is to share the successes from the return to in-person learning this year and to answer any questions parents and guardians may have about the 2021-22 school year in their preferred language. Click on the links below to access the Zoom webinars online. If you cannot attend at the dates and times listed below, the presentations will be recorded and posted on the Language and Culture website after the event.

Bengali, Hindi, Urdu Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28

Gujarati Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28

Telugu Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28

SpanishWebinar: 6:30-7 p.m. April 28

2021 Summer Enrichment Opportunities:

Summer is right around the corner and the perfect way to enjoy it is to join a Summer of 54 camp! Your child can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, and so much more! T-shirts are included with registration, which is now available in your Parent Portal. Seats fill up fast so sign up now to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! If you would like more information on each camp and the courses, please click on 2021 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure      2021 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure – SPANISH.

2021-2022 Registration:

Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open on Monday, March 29 through the Infinite Campus Portal. Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes. If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 13 inviting you to create one.

As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can upload through your portal or provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the consumable fee for 2021-22, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2021-22 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.

Important Dates:

May 5 – No School

May 28 – Last Day of School (Full Day)

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Erbach and Mrs. Pietryla