This week our third through fifth grade in-person students completed the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). We are very proud of their efforts as well as the hard work put in by their teachers in preparing them and administering the assessments. The IAR concludes all of our state assessments for the school year. The last assessments we will administer will be Fastbridge for grades K-2 and MAP for grades 3-5. Those will begin within the next couple of weeks.
As I stated in last week's message, we are excited that we will be going to have a Field Day on May 21, with a May 25 rain date. Due to mitigation factors and in an effort to keep our students and staff as safe as we can, Field Day will occur all throughout the day, and each grade level will participate in their very own Field Day activities during their specials hour. Later next week I will be sending a survey to only our remote families asking if they would like their children to participate in Field Day. Please be on the lookout for that survey next week.
Remember that Thursday, May 06 is a remote day in the afternoon only. There is no school in the morning, and there is remote learning in the afternoon. There will be no morning kindergarten that day.
Our ABC end-of-year countdown is in full gear! Next week there will be a specific theme day Monday - Friday. Here are the theme days:
Monday, May 03: G - Game Day (play a game that you love)
Tuesday, May 04: H - Hat Day (wear your favorite hat) *It's also Star Wars Day, so feel free to wear Star Wars gear!
Wednesday, May 05: I - Imagination Day (let your imagination soar and create something beautiful)
Thursday, May 06: J - Just Dance Day (put on some music and dance)
Friday, May 07: K - Kahoot Day (play a Kahoot game with your friends)
This year, although we are not having PTC meetings or event in person, the PTC board has still be working behind the scenes with fundraising and in keeping our staff's spirits up. Next year, they will be in need of some additional support, as they are looking for a new treasurer. If interested, please contact the PTC at email@example.com.
In-person families, to the extent possible, it is important that if your student is an in-person student that they come to school in person each day unless they are sick or in quarantine. We have many families who are just opting to keep their children home remotely here and there, and the back and forth does cause a disruption to the teachers' ability to plan and teach accordingly. We realize that sometimes there are extenuating circumstances, but please do your best to send your children to school every school day unless they have symptoms or are in quarantine. Thank you in advance for working with us.
Remember, if you, your student, or anyone in your family is struggling in any way, please know we are here to help you and support you. You can reach out to me directly or to Mrs. Greenwood, our social worker. We are here to help you if you need it.
PLEASE READ THESE OTHER IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
On Fridays we acknowledge our students who consistently demonstrate our expected behaviors (Be Safe, Be Ready, and Be Responsible). Please click here to view our Cardinal Call Outs for the week of April 26. Congrats to the students who have been recognized this week!
If your child is required to quarantine for any reason, they are expected to join their classroom remote learning session for the entire day. If the student is sick and unable to attend remote classes, please call the office to report the absence.
New IDPH Guidelines:
The daily D62 Student Self Certification Forms have been updated to reflect the new IDPH guidelines. Runny nose, congestion, and abdominal pain are no longer considered COVID symptoms and have been removed from the form. Students will not be excluded from school for these isolated symptoms.
Please do not forget that registration for 2021-2022 is also open for all new kindergarteners, new students, and for our returning students. As of right now, 58% of Terrace families have registered for next year. Please take the time to register when you have a few moments. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Mrs. Bojarski in the office at 847-824-1501.
Our next pickup will be Thursday and Friday, May 06 - 07 from 4:00 - 6:00. Your teachers will send you reminders when these dates get closer. If you cannot make one of the timeframes listed below, we will do our best to work with you. Please contact your child's teacher(s) or the main office to arrange an alternative time. Please see the information below for your planning:
- May 06 - Grades K-2 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- May 07 - Grades 3- 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Families will pull up in the front circle in their cars. Please do not walk-up to the building.
- Cars should have signs with student names and teacher names clearly visible for staff to see easily.
- Staff will bring new materials to car and collect prior materials along with the bags you initially received.
- For families with multiple students, you can pick up materials on one day. That day will be the day you pick up for the youngest sibling.
Boxes containing meals for a week will be distributed every Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Algonquin Middle School. Should you not be able to pick up meals at that time, you may call the kitchen office at (847) 789-5630 on Wednesdays between 11:00 a.m. and noon to arrange for the pick up of emergency boxes.
Meals will be provided to any child (age 18 and under), regardless of financial need. Child(ren) does (do) not have to be present when picking up meals. Transportation will not be provided.
We appreciate our partnership with Arbor Management in continuing food service to our students.
The District Technology Department is pleased to announce they have expanded their technology support hours into the evenings on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Families are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org during this time or call the tech helpline at 847-824-8115 and leave a message to generate a help desk ticket. A member of the technology team will answer help desk tickets in the order they are received during the evening support hours.