For those students whose families have chosen to return to school for in-person learning, the first wave of students will return on Wednesday, September 30. That date is set aside for kindergarten, first grade, and Structured Teaching (STEP) students only. Grade 2-3 students will return on October 14, and grades 4-5 students will return on October 21.
Due to all of the various safety protocols in place to receive our returning students in a safe manner, the beginning of the school day may start a little later than usual for our remote learners still at home. Transitions such as the lunch/recess hour may also run a little behind due to hand washing and washroom breaks.
We ask for your patience and understanding as it may take a few days to establish a routine that will go more smoothly with each and every passing day. We will do our best to communicate with you when we may run a little behind schedule or if we need to adjust our schedules due to transitions such as arrival, lunch/recess, and dismissal. We will try our very best to avoid any disruption to the remote learning experience and schedule for our at-home learners.
I have sent a letter to our returning kindergarten, first grade, and STEP families earlier today outlining our arrival and dismissal procedures. Next week those families will receive a communication regarding the student self-certification process. If you did not receive it, please email me so I can email it you ASAP.
Please note that if you chose for your student to remain in remote learning, you must stick with that choice until the end of the first trimester. At that time you will have an opportunity to opt into in-personal learning if you choose to do so. If you are a kindergarten, first grade, or STEP family member and are unsure of your enrollment choice, please call Mrs. Bojarski on the office at 847-824-1501. She will be able to verify your enrollment.
Once again, I appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate this unprecedented time together. Our goal is to keep our students and staff as safe as possible while they are in the building, and we will work together to meet any and all challenges that may arise.
Please read these other important reminders:
Sign-up for family-teacher conferences is now live. You may to register for one 20-minute conference time with your child's teacher on either October 08 from 2:00 - 8:00 or on October 09 from 8:00 - 2:00. To sign up, go to https://terrace62.youcanbook.me/, where you will find the teacher's name, see the available time slots, and then you will be able to choose the time you want. Just fill out the information that is asked of you, and you should be good-to-go. An email will follow confirming your time. If you have any problems or do not have access to a device or the Internet, you will be able to contact the main office on Monday, September 28, and Mrs. Bojarski will be able to schedule you in for an available time slot.
Please note that this year all conferences will be done remotely via Zoom. If you will not be able to schedule a conference during these timeframes, our staff will be more than happy to accommodate a time outside of this schedule. Our goal is 100% participation with all of you.
Call for student entries: 2020 District 62 Winter Greeting Card design contest:
All District 62 students are invited to enter the 2020 Winter Greeting Card design contest.
The first place winner's design will appear on a greeting card that is sent to community leaders and displayed on the district’s website and social media.
The first place winner will be honored at the Monday, November 16, 2020 Board of Education meeting. Due to the global health pandemic, we will not invite students to the meeting this year, however they will be recognized at the Board meeting, via social media and on our website. The first place winner will receive a framed copy of their card and first place certificate. All participants, including second and third place winners, will receive certificates via U.S. mail.
Deadline: October 14, 2020 to our office
Please visit our website for additional information and the parent release form:
PTC Book Fair:
Please join us for our Virtual Book Fair, which will run from Monday September 28 - Sunday October 11. All orders wills ship directly to your home.
Book orders of $25 will ship for free (You pay shipping if your order of $25 contains non book items posters, erasers, etc).
All purchases benefit Terrace Elementary School
The link will be active starting Monday September 28. Here is the link:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Heather Giver at email@example.com
PTC Spirit Wear:
The following will be the days for order and money drop-off at Terrace Elementary School:
9/28 530-730pm(final day)
Please stay in your car. Drive through the front circle, and we will collect payments.
If the above times don’t work for you, please email Asharia Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 773-634-0210.
The District Technology Department is pleased to announce they will be expanding their technology support hours into the evenings on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. This service will begin this coming Monday, September 14th. Families are encouraged to email email@example.com 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.
El Departamento de Tecnología se complace en anunciar que ampliaremos nuestro horario de soporte tecnológico por las tardes los lunes y miércoles por la noche de 6:00 pm a 9:00 pm. Este servicio comenzará el próximo lunes 14 de septiembre. Se anima a las familias a enviar un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org durante este tiempo o llamar a la línea de ayuda técnica al 847-824-8115 y dejar un mensaje para generar un tiquete de la mesa de ayuda. Un miembro del equipo de tecnología responderá a los tiquete de la mesa de ayuda en el orden en que se reciban durante las horas de soporte de la tarde.