January 10, 2021

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a fun and relaxing break.  The students are back and ready to reconnect.  They have started off 2021 strong…we couldn’t be prouder.  They got back into the virtual learning routine quickly.  We enjoyed catching up with the students and hearing about their fun winter break activities.   

PTA Neighborhood Nights

On Monday, January 18th the delicious and generous MOD Pizza (1731 E. Golf Road) is donating back 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to support a great cause — Lakeview Elementary!

On behalf of Lakeview Elementary PTA you’re invited to join us and eat out.  Please consider supporting the PTA.  Spread the word to your family and friends.  Please print off and bring the attached attachment.  Make sure you mention Lakeview School when ordering.

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Return to Hybrid In Person Learning

Per Superintendent DuRoss’ email on Friday, December 11, District 54 will remain in an adaptive pause with in-person instruction and continue with remote learning through next week.  Next week on January 11, pending improvement in the health and operational metrics, all District 54 staff will return to working on-site (with exemptions for staff members with approved accommodations for health reasons).

On Monday, January 11 we will also be welcoming our IC students back to campus.  These students are in Mrs. D’Antonio, Mrs. Reichel and Ms. Vaporis Class.

  • Monday, January 11: Begin Monday/Tuesday students (IC classes only)
  • Thursday, January 14: Begin Thursday/Friday Students (IC classes only)

On January 19th (the day after the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday), students who had previously been enrolled in “hybrid in-person learning” would return to Lakeview following the same schedule they were on before the adaptive pause (Mondays/Thursdays or Tuesdays/Fridays). Wednesdays will remain remote learning for all students.

  • Tuesday, January 19: Begin Tuesday/Friday students 
  • Thursday, January 21: Begin Monday/Thursday students 

In preparation for that day, I encourage you to review the updated District 54 Reopening Plan, check out our website at and watch the Back to School video with your children.  Additionally, School District 54 has revised the Staff and Student Exclusion Chart to be in alignment with guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  Please click on the link to view the revised Staff and Student Exclusion Chart. 

Travel Guidance
Please visit the Cook County public health website for updated lists of states that are on the quarantine list.  A 14 day quarantine is required for students upon their return from travel. Please inform our office.

When Someone is Sick

Any individual who shows any signs or symptoms of illness must stay home. Anyone who begins to exhibit a fever or COVID-19 like symptoms while at school will be sent to the school nurse. Students will wait in quarantine rooms until they can be picked up from school. Students in quarantine at home who feel well may transition to remote learning.

Individuals may not return to school until they have met the criteria outlined in the District 54 Exclusion Chart.

Positive COVID-19 Cases

Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 or who shows any signs or symptoms of illness must stay home. Please report possible cases of COVID-19 to your school so that we can initiate contact tracing and notify others who have had close contact.

Before returning to school the student must

  • Complete the minimum quarantine time period of 10 days after their first test date if asymptomatic or 10 days since the onset of their symptoms;
  • Be symptom free and fever free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; and
  • Provide a Release from Isolation letter or other form of communication from the local health department releasing them from quarantine. If unable to obtain a letter, your child may return if they have been excluded from the minimum required quarantine period and they are symptom free. 

Winter In-Person MAP Assessment

This winter, we will test our second through sixth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in person based on the day/time assigned below because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in person. 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.  With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times, it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.  Please see below for 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.
  • Hybrid In-Person learning students will test on one of their in-person days.
  • Parents or caregivers of remote-only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
  • Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming soon.
  • 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.  

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 ( 

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.

El Distrito 54 llevará a cabo la inscripción de estudiantes entran al kínder para el año escolar 2021-22 únicamente con cita previa a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero de 2021.

Las familias deben comenzar el proceso completando una inscripción en línea (a partir del 25 de enero) antes de asegurar una cita.

Si tiene un estudiante actualmente inscrito en el Distrito 54, puede inscribir a su estudiante de kindergarten entrante a través de su cuenta del Portal para padres. Las familias que registran por primera vez en el Distrito 54 pueden registrarse a través del enlace en nuestro sitio web (

Una vez que complete su inscripción en línea, nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una cita  para completar la inscripción de su estudiante en persona.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame  a nuestra oficina.

District 54 Open Enrollment Fair – January 27

District 54 offers the opportunity for students to be a part of an additional curricular program to give them a unique learning experience outside of general education. Join District 54 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, for a virtual informational fair to learn more about the registration, application and acceptance process and timeline, transportation and the assignment of schools. Representatives from each school will also briefly introduce their programs. Open Enrollment Fair Zoom Link

In the weeks following the virtual fair, each school will have at least two additional informational sessions where you can learn more about that specific school, it’s culture and curriculum and also take a virtual tour of the school. You will have the opportunity to talk to the principal and staff members. Informational sessions for Campanelli’s Chinese Immersion program will be on Mondays, February 8 at 9:00a.m. and February 22 at 1:00p.m. via zoom.

Students must be registered at their District 54 neighborhood school before they can be accepted into an open enrollment program. Registration opens on February 3, 2021. Open Enrollment applications are available at and are due by March 5, 2021.

Important Dates

  • January 11th  IC Hybrid Cohort A begins On Campus Instruction
  • January 14th  IC Hybrid Cohort B begins ON Campus Instruction
  • January 18th:  Non-Attendance Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 19th: General Education Hybrid Group B begins On Campus Instruction
  • January 21st:  General Education Hybrid Group A begins On Campus Instruction
  • January 27th:  Student Non-Attendance Day, Virtual Open Enrollment Fair @ 7:00 p.m.
  • February 1st  MAP Testing Begins On Campus (look for communication next week)
  • 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

Enjoy the weekend!

Mrs. Erbach and Mrs. Pietryla