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Survey, Health Form Reminder, Reopening Guide Translations, Upcoming Assessments, and Events

September 11, 2020

Deat District 31 Community,

Today we remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the 9/11 tragedy that happened on this day nineteen years ago.  Most of us still reflect and talk about what we were doing that day before the events that shook our country.  As a community, it is so important that we continue to memorialize the defining events, celebrate the heroic first responders including ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage, and honor the lives that were lost with our children.  In light of the ongoing pandemic and political and social unrest in our country, there has never been a better time to reflect and stand together as one. 

Please review the important updates and reminders below and remember to reflect on the importance of today with your children. We are Community 31 and we stand together. 

In Person Learning Survey and Remote/ eSchool Learning Survey - Deadline September 18
Please send your valuable feedback by participating in our In Person or Remote Learning Survey! Feedback will be used to continually make improvements and celebrate successes. Please complete the survey by September 18.

Health Form Reminder - Important
If you have not already done so, please turn in all health forms. All Health Forms for the 2020 - 2021 school year MUST be received by October 15, 2020

Summary of Medical Form Requirements:
Pre-K:                                Physical
Kindergarten:                  Physical, Dental, and Eye
1st grade:                          No forms required
2nd grade:                        Dental
3rd, 4th, & 5th grade:    No forms required
6th grade:                          Physical (exam covers sports physical) and Dental
7th & 8th grade:               No forms required

The physical exam must be completed within one year of starting school. 

Field Medical Forms

Winkelman Medical Forms

2020 - 2021 Student Handbook Reopening Guide Translations Available
The 2020 - 2021 Reopening Guide is now available in Korean, Mongolian, and Spanish. View the Student Handbook on the district website here

Upcoming Assessments
District 31 participates in a comprehensive assessment program that assists in ensuring student progress, as well as providing needed information for differentiation and instruction for teachers.  District 31 is planning to offer NWEA MAP and Aims Web for both in person and remote students.  Please click here to find out more about the remote assessment program.   The principals of both buildings will be sending out more specific information over the next week.

Upcoming Events
The District 31 PTO invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m.  The Zoom link can be found here.  Please use this passcode: 541441.

Then next even in the District 31 parent education series is Monday, September 21 at 7 p.m.  The topic is Equity 101 hosted by Dr. Ivette Dubiel. Click here for more information. This event will NOT be recorded so we encourage everyone to attend in real time. The Zoom link can be found here

The District 31 Education Foundation invites parents to attend their next meeting either virtually or in person. Please contact edfoundation@district31.net for more information.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on September 24 at 7 p.m.  Agendas and links will be posted prior to the meeting and can be found on the District 31 website.  All are welcome!

Sincerely,

Dr. Erin K. Murphy
Superintendent of Schools