I hope everyone is doing well on this rainy Friday. Thank you to everyone who helped with our Earth Day clean up. (We were rained out in the afternoon, so will work to schedule another clean up day.) Please read below for a few updates.
Have a great day,
LSC Elections – Thank you to all of our candidates and voters! Your participation in the elections is appreciated. Below are the elected members of the LSC. Their terms will start July 1, 2022. I look forward to working together with a continuous improvement mindset.
*We do have 2 parent and 1 community member positions open. Please reach out if you have interest.
Principal’s Report to the LSC – Please use this link to access the April Principal’s report to the LSC.
COVID Update - CPS recently changed their policy and the district has transitioned to only identifying true close contacts, they no longer want to quarantine full cohorts. A true close contact is someone who was directly with the case less than 3ft apart for over 15 minutes. So, it is possible for a student to be unvaccinated and not be flipped to remote with a positive case in their classroom. Starting today, the district will also send communication to the homeroom with a positive case to let everyone know there is a case in the homeroom for everyone's awareness. Close contacts will also receive separate communication.
Diverse Needs Committee
April is Autism Acceptance Month
In the United States, 3.5 million people, and one in 44 children are on the autism spectrum. In April, Skinner North staff will share lessons about autism and empathy. Ask your student about what they have learned! Check out the committee website for more details.
Here are a few resources to learn more about autism and how to be an ally:
· Should We Say 'with Autism' or 'Autistic'? Here's Why It Matters, from Parents Magazine
sDiverse Learners Parent & Caregiver Meet-up
Friday, April 29, 2022, 8:40am (or directly after drop off)
Passion House Coffee Roasters
Goose Island location at Division and N. Branch
1200 N. Branch St, Chicago 60642
This is a casual meetup to be connected with other parents and to share experiences and questions regarding our childrens’ diverse learning needs. If you are interested but cannot join, feel free to drop an email to Boyoung, firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest a different time/day of the week. We are very open to suggestions!
Save the date for our next meet-up, Friday, May 27!