Have a wonderful and safe weekend,
Spirit Week - Student Council has helped plan a "virtual" spring spirit week to help bring a little spring fun to remote learning days! If you would like to share your spirit day outfit/participation, you can send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note photos may be shared via our listserv or FoSN Facebook page. By sending/sharing, you agree to this.)
- Monday (4/13)- Pajama Day (Wear your pajamas for remote learning.)
- Tuesday (4/14)- Crazy Sock/Hair/Mismatched Day (Wear crazy socks, wild hair and/or mismatched clothing for remote learning.)
- Wednesday (4/15)-Character Day (Dress up as your favorite character.)
- Thursday (4/16)- Reading Day (Show us what book you are currently reading.)
- Friday (4/17)- Skinner North Spirit Day (Show us your Skinner North pride by wearing purple and gold or other Skinner North gear.)
Mondays - 8:30-9:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Tuesdays - 8:30-10:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Wednesdays - 8:30-9:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Thursdays - 8:30-10:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Fridays - 8:30-9:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Connect using the following directions:
Digital Office Hours: Join digital office hours through Google Hangouts Meet at: meet.google.com/tcs-pwur-qgh, Meeting ID meet.google.com/tcs-pwur-qgh, or via Phone at (US)+1 609-429-5796 PIN: 678 085 736#
Non-Digital Office Hours: We will have a staff member available by phone during above stated office hours. Call via phone at (US)+1 609-429-5796 PIN: 678 085 736#. Students or parents can call this number to ask any questions they have for school staff.
Technology Needs - As we continue to do more remote learning, we understand that families may not have the resources necessary to access online content. We want to make sure students have what they need to stay engaged while school is not in session. If your student needs a Chromebook or has other needs that we can assist with, please complete the following form (https://forms.gle/nEo1DvmNv4gLkmse9) or reach out to Katie (email@example.com) or Derrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly. We will have Chromebook pick up this Friday (4/17) from 9-10. Please let us know in advance if you plan to pick up a device.
Getting Connected to the Internet - If you need assistance getting connected to the internet in your home, the attached document has some great resources.
Wellness Committee Meeting - Our Wellness Committee We are here for you! Please grab a cup of coffee or tea (or whatever) and join us for the Wellness Committee Virtual Meeting on Monday, April 13 at 8:30 AM. Let’s check in with each other, connect, and discuss all things wellness.
Attached includes the agenda. Thinking of everyone!
Wellness Zoom Meeting:
Monday, April 13 at 8:30 AM
Topic: SN Wellness Meeting' Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2020 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Diversity Committee Meeting - Diversity committee is doing regular check-ins to discuss how we can support our Skinner North community during these interesting times. Every 2 weeks from 8:30am to 9am on Monday from Mon Apr 6 to Mon Jun 22 (CDT). The next meeting is Monday, April 20.
National Assistant Principal Week - Thank you to Mr. Kimbrough for all he does to support our students, families and teachers! Mr. Kimbrough is a welcoming face students see each morning. He works tirelessly to support our students and teachers. He has a multi-faceted role that includes things like developing programming and special events, developing and leading professional development for staff and helping student's problem solve challenges. He even leads some of our after school programming. He is a supportive and understanding ear for our community. We are so grateful to Mr. Kimbrough and all he does for our community! We are so grateful to have you at Skinner North! Please feel free to send Mr. Kimbrough messages at email@example.com.
Update From CPS
Dear CPS Family,
While we know this is not the spring break you anticipated, we hope this week has provided you a chance to relax and gear up for remote learning, which begins this Monday, April 13. Our district has been working around the clock to create remote learning plans that will meet the unique needs of every student. We thank our dedicated teams for taking on this monumental task and applaud everyone for successfully completing years of work in just a few weeks.
Launching Our Remote Learning Plan
Our schools have been busy connecting with families about what remote learning will look like for their children. To ensure greater access to virtual learning opportunities, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is distributing more than 100,000 devices to students in communities around our city. If your child needs a device to access digital remote learning, please contact the Information and Technology Services Parent Support Help Line at 773-417-1060 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We have also created this guide to help families explore how they can get connected to the Internet for remote learning.
CPS is committed to providing high-quality learning options for all students from Monday, April 13, through the end of our state-mandated closure. Please note that remote learning will not take place on Friday, April 17, as it is a professional development day for teachers on the CPS calendar.
We urge all families to visit cps.edu/remotelearning for the most up-to-date information on remote learning and to access valuable remote learning resources for their children. For students participating in remote learning virtually, please see these best practices for important information about privacy and confidentiality.
Updated Locations for Grab-and-Go Meals
CPS has distributed nearly five million meals since the start of the school closure on March 17, and we remain committed to providing our families with free, healthy meals for as long as our school closure lasts. To give families the most consistent experience when picking up food and to better support school staff, we announced last week that grab-and-go meal sites were being consolidated.
Beginning Monday, April 13, families may pick up meals at one of more than 270 CPS schools. Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. To find the meal distribution site nearest you, visit cps.edu/mealsites.
On Monday, we will all begin a journey into uncharted territory. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, but we know that if we work together, we can provide our children with the education they need to remain on track and continue growing until we can all be together again. We thank you for your partnership and look forward to starting this new chapter as one CPS family.