Have a great day,
COVID-19 Reminders - Please remember if your student is sick, they need to stay home. If they have COVID like symptoms, get tested. Please see this file for a few flow charts to further understand what occurs if a student: tests positive, travels to an orange state, stays home sick, is exposed to someone COVID-19 positive, or is sent home sick.
*We also ask that you also review the importance and rationale for a silent lunch for students. The expectation is students do not talk while their masks are off for eating. (We reinforce this at school and appreciate you also reviewing with your students.)
Local School Council Agenda – Please see this link for September’s LSC meeting agenda. The meeting is at 3:45 on Wednesday, September 15. This is will be virtual meeting. You can access the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85887391357?pwd=NzlxTGlST1BCdE9MbjR3c1UwWGtzQT09.
LSC Candidate Statements – We have 2 open positions on our Local School Council. Three individuals applied. You can view candidate statements using the link. For mid-term vacancies, the LSC votes on new members.
Curriculum Nights – This year’s Back to School Open House/Curriculum Night will be virtual to best enable social distancing and COVID safety. That being said, we have staggered the nights of the events. Teachers will share further details and see below for a listing of the dates by grade level. Join us to learn more about your students grade level expectations and important things to note for the school year.
KDG – Thursday, Sept. 30 from 5:00PM-6:00PM
1st – Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 6:00-7:00PM
2nd - Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5:30-6:30PM
3rd – Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 6:00-7:00PM
4th – Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7:00PM-8:00PM
5th – Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6:00-6:30PM
6th – Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6:30-7:00PM
7th – Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:00-6:30PM
8th – Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30-7:00PM
Hearing and Vision Screening – Please use the link to read more about hearing and vision screening. The Office of Student Health and Wellness offers a variety of direct services to meet the health needs and requirements of students and their families. In addition to helping families meet physical examinations and immunization requirements that enable children to attend school, health services provided through the dental examination, vision and hearing screening, vision examination programs help children and families address health related barriers to learning. Visit:
http://www.cps.edu/OSHW/Pages/HealthyCPS.aspx VISION & HEARING SCREENING BEGINS this week.
Star 360 Assessment for Grades 3-8 - Skinner North has adopted a new universal screener to provide teachers with learning data. Students in grades 3-8 will be taking the new Star 360 assessment between September 13- September 24. Learn more by reading the following letter.
Diversity Committee Meeting - Our Skinner North Diversity Committee meets twice a month to support the school with its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. We aim to build an inclusive school culture by offering workshops for students and adults, sharing resources for families, and suggesting instructional tools for our teachers. We host the SN community-wide events International Festival and June Jamboree.
Join us on Wednesday, 9/15 @ 9:00am to discuss this September meeting agenda. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/jwv-dnvu-qjk
Meeting Schedule (starting in October):
9am on the 1st Wed of the month,
4pm on the 3rd Wed of the month
Click here to sign up to receive email updates and meeting invitations. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or suggestions.
Diverse Needs Committee - We'll be discussing initiatives for the 2021-22 school year and brainstorming about our quarterly themes. Please join us if you can! If you have questions, comments, or things you'd like to discuss at the meeting, reply to this email or feel free to contact myself (email@example.com) or Danielle Ritchey (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly. The meeting is on Wednesday September 22 at 9:00am. You can access the meeting at: meet.google.com/bdm-noyr-pov.
Volunteering Update - We are excited to begin a new school year with you! With schools back in person, five days a week, we want to provide you with key updates regarding volunteers. Following the August Board meeting, all-volunteer services have been fully reinstated at this time, and only approved volunteers will be allowed in your schools. Level 1 volunteers will be required to provide proof of vaccination before being allowed to volunteer. Volunteers must email a copy of their vaccination card or immunization records to our volunteer team. We will not approve any Level 1 volunteer applications until the required documents have been received. Level 1 volunteers should not be allowed in your building until their application status states “Approved.” For volunteers that are requesting a medical or religious vaccination exemption, they are required to submit a request via email to email@example.com. Lastly, volunteers are required to follow the Standards of Conduct for Maintaining Professional Boundaries between Staff and Students. To support this transition, please refer to the following resources:
· Volunteer Policy
· Acceptable Use Policy.
· Volunteer Program Summary
Contact Volunteer Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-553-1544 if you have any questions.