Lincoln Prairie Friday Update April 10
Good morning parents,
What an awesome weather week we had! From storms and warm temps to chilly mornings and sunshine, we’ve experienced it all this week.
We continue to enjoy the connections we are all having with others during this home isolation. For us, trading “office visits” for Google Meets with students, watching SeeSaw videos and reading student work has been a delightful trade off. Although we both have said how much we are missing the conversations with students about their choices and supporting the root of a situation or even providing advice on how to handle a problem.
We understand you are probably also experiencing some of that trade off as well – new opportunities or ways to do work is exciting, while other pieces are really missed. This week’s Community Padlet invites you to focus on some of the highlights of our new lives at home. We look forward to seeing what you contribute.
Lincoln Prairie Community Padlet – At Home Fun! We look forward to “seeing” or hearing from you! Please click here to access our Lincoln Prairie Community Padlet.
Please know that District 54 and LP are here to help. If you find your family is in need of Social – Emotional support, beyond the daily hiccups, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Social Worker – Natalie Stark NatalieStark@nullsd54.org
School Psychologist – Lianne Paterson LiannePaterson@nullsd54.org
Principal – Amanda Stochl AmandaStochl@nullsd54.org
Assistant Principal – Carol Novak CarolNovak@nullsd54.org
Also, if you find you’re having any technology issues, please do not hesitate to contact the district’s support email at VLearning@nullsd54.org . They’ve been very helpful for families.
As the situation surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus continues to change, District 54 is working with amazing community partners to provide food to families who are struggling financially.
Every Thursday during the shutdown of schools, District 54 staff will be working with Township High School District 211 to distribute meal bags with five days of lunches, five days of breakfast and a half gallon of milk from 9 a.m. to noon at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. This is a drive-through pickup. When you arrive at the school, please stay in your vehicle. We will load the bags into your trunk or back seat.
The District 54 Education Foundation has also created a new fund called the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, which will be used to support our most at-risk families, including the 20% of students who qualify for free lunch. This emergency fund will help families impacted by this virus, and could be used in the future to provide immediate access to financial assistance for financially struggling families.
To donate, visit any of the following websites:
Click here to access the District 54 Education Foundation – select Crisis Fund
Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Information
Please read through this week’s Lincoln Prairie Parent Teacher Student Association Newsletter for important information. Specific details about Lunch Extreme and Treat Day Refunds and some cute Lincoln Prairie students pics are included! Click here to access this week’s newsletter.
We hope to see you at our Virtual Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting Monday night, Monday, April 13th at 7pm. Details in the newsletter as well.
School District 54 Information
Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open and available through the Infinite Campus Portal.
If you have previously created a portal account and cannot recall your username or password, you can reset them yourself from the portal website. Go to http://sd54.org and click on Infinite Campus Parent Portal under Popular Links.
If you have not previously created a portal account, please email email@example.com to create one.
To enroll your child for the 2020-21 school year:
Update Your Information: Log on to the parent portal by Monday, May 4, 2020 to review the current information and make any necessary changes. You must hit the SUBMIT button after reviewing the information, even if you don’t make any changes. If your child(ren) will not be attending District 54 schools next year, please inform our office where your child will be attending school in the fall so that we can prepare your child’s records for transfer. You can email our secretaries at PaulaFalvo@nullsd54.org or MichelleElAzhari@nullsd54.org .
Residency: All families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we were unable to verify your residency electronically, you will have the ability to upload your residency electronically through your portal. If you are unable to upload the documents needed at this time, you will be able to provide them in person when our offices reopen.
If your address information was verified electronically, you will not be prompted to upload residency documentation and will not need to provide any documents.
Information about busing and material fees will be communicated this summer. Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s current school office at the above email. Thank you very much.
Wishing you all health and happiness on your Journey,
Amanda Stochl & Carol Novak