Every year, District 54 welcomes hundreds of new families into our community and we are so excited for you to be a part of it. If you are new to Churchill, we hope to make this transition a simple and seamless one. If you are a returning Churchill family, welcome back!
This section also hosts useful information for all families, such as attendance and school hours, clubs, the parent portal, PTA, transportation and more.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Churchill office at 847-357-6300 or the district office.
How Students Will Join Classes on the First Day?
We have created a brief run-through of how students in K-2 and 3-8 will sign in and be present in their classes on the first day. The videos highlight 3 key points – How to login/join, how to switch between classes, and how to navigate to tasks/activities. There is a video for Seesaw and a video for Google Classroom. The two videos combined take up a total of just under 7 minutes.
For K-2 Families
Each day, please remember to open Seesaw and go to your child’s Homeroom class and navigate to activities for the day. This will allow you to obtain the Zoom link for the daily morning meeting.
For 3rd-6th Families
Please have your children check their Gmail accounts prior to the first day of school. They will have an email that provides all the necessary codes to join their Google Classrooms.
Hotspots are also available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office if you are experiencing financial hardships and need a hotspot.
Our Technology Department has been working to support students and staff as we all learn and work remotely. We understand that some families are experiencing slow speeds or problems with their providers, and we ask you to report that directly to your provider.
People experiencing problems with District 54 technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students) should email [email protected] so that we can troubleshoot the problem via phone or email.
This fall we will be testing kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool. This year the computer based assessment will be administered to the students while they are in a remote environment. The purpose of the assessment will be 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 this being our first time remote testing it will be important to partner with families to help this new process be as successful as possible.
If families have any technical difficulties while attempting to complete the assessment they can call our MAP hotline at (847) 357-5153.
Since COVID-19 first made an appearance in other countries, District 54 employees have been discussing how we can educate our students in person, knowing that children benefit from the connections with their teachers and other staff, as well as their peers. At the same time, we have worked on enhancing our virtual learning program so that if students had to or chose to learn remotely, they would have access to the same strong academic program, as well as a focus on their social-emotional well-being.
The safety and health of our students and our staff is now, and has always been, a top priority for District 54. At this time, we feel the only safe option is for all of our students to start the school year remotely.
Although the start of the school year looked different this year, in District 54 we are committed to connecting with, engaging, supporting and ensuring the academic success and well-being of our students this year.
The District 54 Reopening Plan is based on public health information available at this time. The plan will most likely be adjusted as new guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and other public health officials is received or as necessary to best support the health and safety of our students and employees. All updates will be posted online at sd54.org/reopeningd54 and shared with our families and employees.
safety of our students and employees. All updates will be posted online at sd54.org/reopeningd54 and shared with our families and employees.