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Due to the weather, food distribution for May 14 has been rescheduled to May 15, 9am-noon at Hoffman High School
District 54 buildings closed; remote learning for the rest of school year

School Supply Lists 2020-2021 School Year

Here is the link where you can find our 2020-2021 school supply lists

https://www.teacherlists.com/

 

2020 Summer Reading Challenge

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AldrinSummerReading

We are letting the kids unplug this summer and just enjoy reading a good book for our summer reading challenge. Our goal was to keep it simple, so that’s exactly what it is. Have your child complete the form and return it in the fall for a surprise! Click here for a printable verstion -> AldrinSummerReading

 

We would love to see the students enjoying a good book. Send in any pictures of the students reading to reneebezdicek@nullsd54.org   We will then share these on Instagram! Enjoy your summer!

 

Dates to Know for V-Learning

Teacher Planning Days (NO V-Learning Pushed Out to Students)
Starting on Monday there will be designated days for teacher planning.  Students will not have V-Learning on these days.  Below are dates for all grade levels.

  • Monday, April 13th (Teacher Planning Day)
  • Monday, April 20th (Teacher Planning Day)
  • Monday, April 27th (Teacher Planning Day)
  • Monday, May 4th (Teacher Planning Day)
  • Monday, May 11th (Teacher Planning Day)
  • Monday, May 18th (Teacher Planning Day)

One Additional Plan Day:   There is one more day that is grade level specific for teachers to plan and students in those particular grade levels will NOT have V-Learning. Please note our instructional classrooms have a different schedule.

  • 1st Grade – Thursday, April 16th
  • 2nd Grade – Tuesday, April 14th
  • 3rd Grade – Tuesday, April 28th
  • 4th Grade – Wednesday, April 29th
  • 5th Grade – Tuesday, April 21st
  • 6th Grade – Wednesday, April 22nd
  • IC k/1/2 (Mrs. D’Antonio’s Class) – Wednesday, April 15th
  • IC 3/4 (Mrs. Sivlerman’s Class) – Wednesday, April 29th
  • IC 5/6 (Mrs. Reichel’s Class) – Tuesday, April 21st

Due to these planning days, Fine Arts schedules may be adjusted and will be communicated via Seesaw and Google Classroom.

Schools closed for rest of school year

Dear District 54 Community,

Good afternoon District 54 families. As you have probably heard, Governor Pritzker has announced that schools will remain closed for the rest of this school year.

Let me acknowledge that this is not ideal. The ideal situation would be having children at school connecting in person with their peers, their teachers and other staff. I think we can all acknowledge that.

While we were really hoping we would be able to bring students back to school this year, we were also anticipating this announcement and planning for it. We are committed to helping students to grow academically and supporting their well-being. We will continue to offer remote learning as we have for the past four weeks.

I know with the governor’s announcement you have questions. You are probably wondering about eighth-grade graduations and other important end-of-the-year celebrations. We are currently working on plans to commemorate these moments.

Some of you may have items in the schools that you need to retrieve. We have a plan to safely provide you access to the schools and we will share those specifics with you soon.

To our students – we miss you. Thank you for staying connected to your teachers and each other through virtual learning. We are going to keep teaching you and caring about you. We are still here for you.

To the families of our students – thank you. We know you didn’t plan to spend the last two months of the school year helping your children with school work at home. Your support for your children, our teachers and each other has been amazing. You are an integral part of what we do.

While our school doors are closed, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to support our students this year. If there is anything we can do to support you, please reach out to your child’s teacher, social worker or any other trusted adult. I look forward to the day when we can all be together again.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Andy DuRoss

Food Pantry Locations and Donation Opportunities

As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to change, District 54 is working with amazing community partners to provide food to families who are struggling financially. Families needing assistance may benefit from the following.

  • Wednesdays:  Willow Creek Community Church will host a mobile food truck distribution from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday in the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center parking lot, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
  • Thursdays:  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 8 to 11 a.m. each Thursday through July 16 at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. 
  • Fridays:  Willow Creek Community Church will host a food distribution from 4 to 5 p.m. every Friday at Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road in Schaumburg.
  • The Schaumburg Township Food Pantry is now running a drive-through pickup from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the township office, One Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates. For more information, please call (847) 732-7166.
  • Church of the Holy Spirit Food Pantry, 1451 Bode Road in Schaumburg, is offering drive-through pickup on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. near the garages.
  • Living Hope Food Pantry, 777 Meacham Road in Elk Grove Village, is offering drive-through pickup on Thursdays from 11:30-noon.
  • Trinity Charities Food Pantry, 927 Plum Grove in Schaumburg, is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

We would like to thank the number of individuals and organizations who have inquired about how to make donations to help those in our community who may be struggling. We feel the best practice is to work with organizations who are currently offering these services in our community and will therefore not be collecting food. Please do not bring food donations to the district office as previously mentioned.

The Schaumburg Township Food Pantry and many faith-based charities are providing food to families in our community. Click here to access a list of these pantries on the Schaumburg Township website. In order to encourage social distancing, these organizations are not collecting food at this time.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

The Illinois Department of Human Services has a new special benefit called the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer to help families buy food for children who would normally receive free lunch when schools are in session. To apply online, families should visit https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access and click on Apply for Benefits.

Families that currently receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. These additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded into Illinois LINK EBT accounts along with regular SNAP benefits. Families that do not currently receive SNAP benefits but do have children who receive free lunch, will need to apply on this website. A paper application in English and paper application in Spanish is also available and can be submitted as an attachment by email to DHS.FCS.PEBT@nullillinois.gov. IDHS created a flyer to help families with the application process. A Spanish version of the flyer is also available.

Crisis Fund

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:

Lugares de despensa de alimentos y oportunidades de donación

A medida que la situación en torno al nuevo coronavirus de 2019 continúa cambiando, el Distrito 54 está trabajando con increíbles socios de la comunidad para proporcionar alimentos a las familias que tienen dificultades financieras. Las familias que necesitan asistencia pueden beneficiarse de lo siguiente.

  • Miércoles:  Willow Creek Community Church llevará a cabo una distribución móvil de camiones de comida de 11 a.m. a mediodía cada miércoles en el estacionamiento del Centro de Administración Rafferty del Distrito 54, 524 E. Schaumburg Road en Schaumburg.
  • Jueves:  Distrito 211 de Township High School, cinco días de almuerzos, cinco días de desayuno y medio galón de leche de 9 am a mediodía cada jueves en la escuela secundaria Hoffman Estates, 1100 W. Higgins Road en Hoffman Estates. Esta es una camioneta drive-through. Cuando llegue a la escuela, quédese en su vehículo. Cargaremos las bolsas en su maletero o asiento trasero.
  • Viernes:  Willow Creek Community Church también llevará a cabo una distribución móvil de camiones de comida de 4 a 5 p.m. cada viernes en la escuela Keller, 820 Bode Road en Schaumburg.
  • Schaumburg Township – La despensa de alimentos del municipio de Schaumburg ahora está llevando a cabo una recolección de 1 a 3 p.m. los martes y jueves en la oficina del municipio,  One Illinois Blvd. en Hoffman Estates. Para obtener más información, llame al (847) 732-7166.
  • Iglesia del Espíritu Santo Despensa, 1451 Bode Road en Schaumburg, ofrece servicio de recogida los jueves de 2 a 5 p.m. Cerca de los garajes.
  • Living Hope Food Pantry, 777 Meacham Road en Elk Grove Village, ofrece servicio de recogida los jueves de 11:30 a mediodía.
  • Trinity Charities Food Pantry, 927 Plum Grove en Schaumburg, está abierto de 4 a 6 p.m. Jueves y de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. Sábados.

Nos gustaría agradecer a la cantidad de personas y organizaciones que han preguntado cómo hacer donaciones para ayudar a aquellos en nuestra comunidad que puedan estar luchando. Creemos que la mejor práctica es trabajar con organizaciones que actualmente ofrecen estos servicios en nuestra comunidad y, por lo tanto, no recolectarán alimentos. No traiga donaciones de alimentos a la oficina del distrito como se mencionó anteriormente.

La despensa de alimentos del municipio de Schaumburg y muchas organizaciones benéficas religiosas están proporcionando alimentos a las familias de nuestra comunidad. Haga clic aquí para acceder a una lista de estas despensas en el sitio web del municipio de Schaumburg. Para alentar el distanciamiento social, estas organizaciones no están recolectando alimentos en este momento.

Transferencia electrónica de beneficios pandémicos (P-EBT)

El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Illinois tiene un nuevo beneficio especial llamado Transferencia electrónica de beneficios pandémicos para ayudar a las familias a comprar alimentos para niños que normalmente recibirían almuerzo gratis cuando las escuelas están en sesión. Para solicitar en línea, las familias deben visitar https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access y hacer clic en Solicitar beneficios.

Las familias que actualmente reciben beneficios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) no necesitan solicitar los beneficios P-EBT. Estos beneficios adicionales de P-EBT se cargarán en las cuentas de Illinois LINK EBT junto con los beneficios regulares de SNAP. Las familias que actualmente no reciben beneficios de SNAP pero tienen niños que reciben almuerzo gratis, deberán presentar una solicitud en este sitio web. Una solicitud en papel en en español también están disponibles y se pueden enviar como archivo adjunto por correo electrónico a DHS.FCS.PEBT@nullillinois.gov. IDHS creó un volante para ayudar a las familias con el proceso de solicitud. U

Crisis Fund

La Fundación Educativa del Distrito 54 también ha creado un nuevo fondo llamado D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, que se utilizará para apoyar a nuestras familias más expuestas, incluido el 20% de los estudiantes que califican para el almuerzo gratuito. Este fondo de emergencia ayudará a las familias afectadas por este virus y podría usarse en el futuro para proporcionar acceso inmediato a asistencia financiera para familias con dificultades financieras.

Para donar, visite cualquiera de los siguientes sitios web:

Incoming Kindergarten Students 2020-2021

Is your child entering kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year?

Click here to check out our website with tons of information!

We’re excited to meet you in August!

Supply Pick-up

Just a reminder that our supply pick-up starts on Tuesday.  The schedule below indicates when you are to come to the building.  Be sure to watch the “How To Video” that shows how it will work.  Please note, staff will be wearing yellow vests.  Each staff member will need to see your sign with your child’s first and last name on it as well as the room number.  Please note, for the safety of all, do not go around a car in front of you unless you are directed by a staff member.  If you have a conflict with the pick-up, please communicate with your teacher to problem solve the situation.  Any materials not picked-up will be discarded.

Tuesday, May 19
Specific Time Teacher/Room Number Grade Level
8:30 – 9:00 Schoessling / Room 114 Kindergarten
9:15 – 9:45 Hartman / Room 115
10:00 – 10:30 Kallenbach / Room 208  

6th Grade

10:45 – 11:15 Zeller / Room 209
11:30 – 12:00 Mulvihill / Room 210
12:15 – 12:45 Pike / Room 211

 

Wednesday, May 20
Specific Time Teacher/Room Number Grade Level
8:30 – 9:00 LaFrenere / Room 108  

2nd Grade

9:15 – 9:45 Falinski / Room 109
10:00 – 10:30 Brown / Room 110
10:45 – 11:15 D’Antonio / Room 112 IC k, 1st and 2nd
11:30 – 12:00 Silverman / Room 102 IC 3rd and 4th
12:15 – 12:45 Reichel / Room 202 IC 5th and 6th

 

Thursday, May 21
Specific Time Teacher/Room Number Grade Level
8:30 – 9:00 Kuczynski / Room 203  

3rd Grade

9:15 – 9:45 Worazek / Room 204
10:00 – 10:30 Skazin / Room 205
10:45 – 11:15 Ryan / Room 206
11:30 – 12:00 Shawala / Room 214  

5th Grade

12:15 – 12:45 Stahlke / Room 216
1:00 – 1:30 Leja / Room 217

 

Friday, May 22
Specific Time Teacher/Room Number Grade Level
8:30 – 9:00 McInerney / Room 104  

1st Grade

9:15 – 9:45 Homp / Room 105
10:00 – 10:30 Lindblade / Room 106
10:45 – 11:15 DeKing / Room 212  

4th Grade

11:30 – 12:00 VanBuskirk / Room 213
12:15 – 12:45 Adler / Room 215

 

Teacher Teams for 2020/21 School Year

Next week, we will send out a video to all of our families to share our grade level teams for the upcoming year.  Sharing this information at the end of the school year has been a long lasting tradition at Aldrin School.  We know our students look forward to seeing which teachers will work with them for the upcoming year, and we wanted to ensure them that we plan to still do that albeit virtually.

2nd Grade iPads and Non-Returning D54 electronic Devices

Just a reminder, we will only be collecting the iPads from current 2nd graders and electronic devices from students who will NOT be returning to a District 54 school in the fall.  We will collect these devices on Friday, May 29th.  Below is the schedule for the drop off of these specific electronics. All other students will hold on to their devices for the fall.

Friday, May 29
Specific Time Teacher/Room Number Grade Level
8:30 – 9:00 LaFrenere / Room 108  

2nd Grade

9:15 – 9:45 Falinski / Room 109
10:00 – 10:30 Brown / Room 110
10:45 – 11:15 All Non-Returning Students to District 54 for the 20-21 School Year Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

District Devices over the Summer

Please note, student access to Google will continue through Friday, May 29 on district devices. Google Access will be shut off at 11:59 PM on May 29th.  All student files will be saved and ready to go for next school year.

Registration for 2020-2021

If your student(s) have not been registered for the upcoming year, you were sent a paper registration from through the U.S. mail.  At this time, student registration can be completed through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or paper registration forms can be mailed by to Aldrin School at 617 Boxwood Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60193.  Another option to return a paper form could be by emailing a scanned copy of the form to Mrs. Davis at denisedavis@nullsd54.org.  Please be sure to make any necessary changes on the paper registration form and complete all information in the bottom section of the back side of the registration form before returning it to Aldrin.

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 portalsupport@nullsd54.org to create one.

  • Update Your Information:  Log on to the parent portal by Wednesday, June 3, 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 at 847-357-5436 letting us know where your child will be attending school in the fall so that we can prepare your child’s records for transfer.  You can also email Mrs. Davis with any of your questions regarding registration at denisedavis@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 or you may email them to Mrs. Davis. 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. Again, should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Davis by emailing her at denisedavis@nullsd54.org.

Yearbook and Art to Remember Orders

Unfortunately, we still do not have confirmation on the delivery of either the yearbook or Art to Remember orders.  As soon as we have additional information, we will communicate it to you to arrange a pick up time.

Student Grades

The Illinois State Board of Education has said that student work completed during the statewide closure should not count negatively toward student grades or a student’s academic standing. However, District 54 will continue to design high quality lessons and activities for students; to assess student progress; and to provide feedback on student work.