Based on the weather forecast, CPS has canceled all after school programming tomorrow (Thursday, 2/22). This includes Right At School. Students must be picked up at 3:30. We will keep you updated if any further decisions are made by the district in terms of school tomorrow.
Please remember that Friday (12/23) is a school improvement day and this is a non-attendance day for students. In addition, Winter break goes from Monday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Jan. 6. We will see students back on Monday, January 9th.
Please read below for a few other updates and reminders.
Have a happy holiday season and happy New Year,
Katie and Mattie
Excusing Absences - The picture at the end of this note lists the allowable ways to submit absence excusals for students. The E-Absence feature is new. You can learn how to do this via this video.
Please note, it does take up to 24 hours to process the E-Absence, so if the reason for absence is an allowable one per the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), you will see it after that time frame.
Allowable reasons per ISBE can be seen on our absence note. On the electronic one, if a student is using a mental health day or has an injury it would be marked as student illness and then, described as a mental health day or illness in the given description section. Remember student travel/family trips are not valid reasons to excuse an absence.
Skinner North Spelling Bee - Is your child in need of a challenging, yet fun activity during the Winter Break? If so, then they might be interested in preparing for Skinner North’s Spelling Bee. This year’s bee will take place after the break. Classroom teachers will host their events in early January with the school-wide bee being held on Friday, January 20th. The bee is open to any student in grades 1st through 8th.
Study tools can be found here.
Any questions, please reach out to Dr. Magnuson at email@example.com.
K-2 Winter Assembly - On January 18th we are going to have a winter musical performance for parents in the auditorium. Each class has been working hard in music, learning winter songs and dances to go along with them. They are so excited to perform for you, their peers and their families. To make sure that we have enough space we are going to have the kids perform twice, at 9 am and 2 pm. In years past the kids have 'dressed' up in their best performance gear to make pictures extra memorable.