News

January 22, 2021

January 27th Asynchronous Half-Day for students (No school in the PM):

As we take off into a brand new year, we’d like to invite you all to join us on D54 Airways as we embark on yet another asynchronous day for our students!  Come Fly With Us! We are excited to share The Great D54 Paper Airplane Challenge with all of you!   Your boarding pass will allow you access on the morning of January 27th to the site and the activities created for our students.  Our school will also have a padlet where students can share a picture, post or video of their work from the day. The interactive link for activities will be sent by your child’s teacher on the morning of Wednesday, January 27th.

¡Al inicial este nuevo año, nos gustaría invitarlos a todos a unirse a nosotros en una aventura llamada “D54 Airways” en la cual nos embarcaremos en otro día de actividades simultaneas en línea para nuestros estudiantes! ¡Ven a volar con nosotros! ¡Nos complace compartir el gran desafío del avión de papel D54 con todos ustedes! Su boleto de embarque le permitirá acceso el día 27 de enero al sitio web y a las actividades creadas para nuestros alumnos. Nuestra escuela también contará con un tablero Padlet donde los estudiantes podrán compartir una foto, publicar un comentario o un video acerca de sus trabajos ese día. El enlace interactivo para las actividades será enviado por el maestro de su hijo en la mañana del miércoles 27 de enero.

Upcoming Reproductive System Unit for Intermediate Students: 

Our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade families will be receiving a pre-recorded link to the Reproductive System webinar on Friday, January 29th. This link will be available through Friday, February 5th for your viewing.  This webinar will provide you information around the Reproductive System Unit that includes sexual education material. This webinar will be accompanied by a Frequently Asked Question page to support the materials our intermediate students will be receiving soon.  If your child did not receive this unit last year due to the pandemic, an in depth review of last year’s information will also be provided.  

Unidad acerca del sistema reproductivo para estudiantes de nivel intermedio:

Nuestras familias de cuarto, quinto y sexto grado recibirán un enlace pregrabado al seminario web sobre el sistema reproductivo el viernes 29 de enero. Este enlace estará disponible hasta el viernes 5 de febrero para que los padres lo vean. Este seminario web le proporcionará información sobre la Unidad del Sistema Reproductivo que incluye material de educación sexual. Este seminario web irá acompañado de una página de preguntas frecuentes para respaldar los materiales que nuestros estudiantes de nivel intermedios recibirán próximamente. Si su hijo no tomo esta unidad el año pasado debido a la pandemia, también se proporcionará un reposo profundo sobre la información del año pasado.

2021 SEL Survey

District 54 is committed to ensuring not only the academic success of each child, but also their social-emotional wellbeing. Your insight as a parent/guardian is essential in creating the most well rounded picture of your student’s strengths and opportunities for growth. To gather your perspective, District 54 will send all families an email link for each child to the D54 Social Emotional Learning Survey on Monday, Jan. 25.  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.

Reminder – Kindergarten Registration

District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year by appointment only starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Families must begin the process by completing an online registration (starting January 25th) prior to securing an appointment.

If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register your incoming kindergartener through your Parent Portal account.  Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website (http://sd54.org/registration). 

Once your online registration is complete, you will be contacted to schedule your in person appointment to complete your student’s registration. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 847-357-6600.

Reminder – Winter In-Person NWEA MAP Assessment

This winter, we will test 2nd through 6th grade students using the NWEA MAP assessment tool.  The week of February 1, this computer-based assessment will be administered to all students in those grade levels. Testing for these students will take place in-person at Lakeview School.

The purpose of the assessment is to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students. MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

All students currently enrolled in the hybrid model will test during a regularly scheduled attendance day. We will have two testing days, one for students attending on Mondays/Thursdays (Group A) and a second day for students attending on Tuesdays/Fridays (Group B). Below is the testing schedule. Please note, during the week of testing, all children will some asynchronous activities which are designed to cement learning. Your child’s teacher will communicate the specific date of these activities in an upcoming communication.

 

  2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Group A

(M/Th)

Monday,            

Feb. 1 (12-3)

Monday,

Feb. 1 (9-12)

Monday,

Feb. 1 (9-12)

Thursday,

Feb. 4 (9-12)

Thursday,

Feb. 4 (9-12)

Group B

(T/F)

Tuesday,

Feb. 2 (12-3)

Tuesday,

Feb. 2 (9-12)

Tuesday,

Feb. 2 (9-12)

Friday,

Feb. 5 (9-12)

Friday,

Feb. 5 (9-12)

IC Classrooms – Parents will be contacted by the IC classroom teacher on details about hybrid and virtual student testing.

Fully remote students will be asked to come into the building to complete the MAP test. Since fully remote children do not have transportation set up, parents will need to provide transportation on the given testing date. If you have more than one child at Lakeview, we have arranged to have all of your children test on the same day.  Your child’s specific testing day was be sent out in the U.S. mail. In this communication, you will receive the following information:

  • Specific testing date
  • Arrival and dismissal times/procedures to allow for social distancing
  • Materials your child will need to bring on testing day
  • Student Covid Screener

Virtual Families – Please RSVP to your child’s teacher that you plan on bringing your virtual student to school to take the MAP test on your designated day.

Additional Important Details on the Winter MAP Assessment:

  • Students will test in group sizes of 10 or less with a minimum of 6 feet of social distance.
  • Masks will be required.
  • Parents or caregivers of remote only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
  • Students will complete both the literacy and math MAP test on the same day. 
  • MAP testing does require great focus and stamina on the part of the students; therefore on the days your child is testing there will not be additional instruction.  

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher for more details.

Important Dates

  • January 27th:  Asynchronous Half-Day for students (No school in the PM)
  • February 1st  MAP Testing Begins On Campus
  • February 11th: Half-Day, No School in Afternoon, Student Led Conferences
  • February 12th:  Non-Attendance Day, Student Led Conferences
  • February 15th: Non-Attendance Day, Presidents Day

Stay warm and enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Erbach and Mrs. Pietryla