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District 54 schools closed through April 30

#ChurchillPride – March 23, 2020

Good afternoon,

We are so proud of the Churchill students who became fully invested in our first week of V-Learning! We are so grateful for the hard work of our staff, students, and parents as we adjust to a new platform for learning. Thank you for making it a priority to ensure that learning is continuing in our VClassrooms!

By now you should have seen Superintendent DuRoss’ email. He communicated that our time learning at home has been extended beyond spring break to at least April 8th.  This makes it very important that students are logged in for learning on March 30th by 9:00am!

If you have been having difficulty this week, remember you can always visit the D54 V-Learning Website to have a better understanding of how the process of V-Learning works.  If you have specific questions after going through the website, email your questions to VLearning@nullsd54.org. This email address is being monitored by D54 technology specialists and they are happy to help families in any way necessary.  And as always, feel free to email any of us if you have questions or concerns as well.

Families needing assistance may benefit from the following. These organizations ask that you please check their website before coming to ensure that they still have the food supplies.

  • The Schaumburg Township Food Pantry is now running a drive-through pickup. People can call ahead to schedule an appointment at (847) 884-0030.
  • Church of the Holy Spirit Food Pantry, 1451 Bode Road in Schaumburg, is offering drive-through pickup on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. near the garages.
  • Willow Creek Community Church will also be running a mobile food truck distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center parking lot, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
  • Living Hope Food Pantry, 777 Meacham Road in Elk Grove Village, is offering drive-through pickup on Thursdays from 11:30-noon.
  • Trinity Charities Food Pantry, 927 Plum Grove in Schaumburg, is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Reporting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

As a reminder if your child is sick, please email me at stevekern@nullsd54.org.  It is especially important for us to track illnesses while the COVID-19 virus is spreading in our state.

Yearbook

Due to the Coronavirus and being out of school we are extending our online sales until April 30. This will be the only way to reserve your copy. To purchase your yearbook with a credit card  please visit the website www.balfour.com. Price is $19 plus $1 transaction fee ($20). Reserve your copy today!

Support During School Closing

If your child is feeling anxious during the school closure and you would like support, please feel free to reach out to our school support team:

Mary Brodi, Social Worker MaryBrodie@nullsd54.org

Rebecca Gadomski, Psychologist RebeccaGadomski@nullsd54.org

Leslie Baker, Psychologist LeslieBaker@nullsd54.org

Foundation Crisis Fund

District 54 has received several inquiries from families asking if they can make a donation to support those in need during the school closure.  Thank you for your care and concern for our community. Anyone wishing to donate is welcome to make a financial contribution to our District 54 Foundation Crisis Fund linked here.

Talking to Children about Covid-19

Understanding what is happening in our world can be a challenge for students of all ages. Sometimes as parents we also need resources to help us as we try to explain to our children what is going on. The following publication (Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource), produced by the National Association of School Psychologists might be helpful for you as a parent.

Registration for 2020-2021

Registration for the 2020-21 school year will open on Monday, March 30 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 14 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 provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee for 2020-21, 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 2020-21 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.

Information about busing will be mailed the first week in June.

We wish you a safe and healthy spring break.  We will resume V-Learning on Monday, March 30.

Sincerely,

Steve Kern, Principal

Carol Novak, Assistant Principal