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Welch Updates 6.1.2021

Reported by lynn_domek@Ipsd.org on 6/1/21

It is a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger!

Upcoming Dates…

Wednesday, June 2nd -
Fifth Grade Farewell 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday, June 4th -
Last Day of School!
Remote Learners Material Pick-Up 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
AIMSweb+ Data
Gift of Reading Materials
Field Day

The Gift of Summer Reading… Next week all students will be bringing home Summer Reading packs of books at their grade level. These books are a gift from District 204 and the hope is that ongoing practice will help each child continue to flourish in their reading. Reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day will help your child think critically about content, connect with local libraries, learn more about different authors, plots and characters, and further develop a lifelong skill that leads to academic success. This summer reading will accomplish several goals: encourage a lifelong love of reading, help your child develop fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking skills, and prevent students from a “summer slide” in reading. In-person learners will be bringing their summer reading packs home on Thursday, June 3rd— our remote learners will be able to pick up their reading packs on Friday, June 4th along with their spring Aimsweb+ data.

Field Day…. We are excited to have some “normalcy” for the end of the year, which will include Field Day for our in-person students! We are planning on Survivor themed Field Day activities for Friday, June 4th. There will be independent field day activities available for our remote learners on this day for them to complete during their special block.

Students will have a special treat to enjoy as they rest and cool down after their last Field Day station. Welch will be providing Dean’s Country Fresh Assorted Pops for the White Tigers. Ingredients are listed here:

Ingredients. Water, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Contains Less than 2% of Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Colors (Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6)

If you don’t wish for your child to partake in the Dean’s Country Fresh Assorted Pops, please complete this FORM by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year… Registration for the 2021-2022 school year started on-line, May 3. Please complete ASAP - your responses impact our number of classroom sections. Reminder: all students will attend in-person instruction 5 full days, unless an approved medical exception is received. The video below goes through the registration process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VRRYj7yvFA

Moving? Do you have plans to move during this school year or prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year? If so, please complete the form below so we can help make your student's transition easier and more efficiently plan for sections for next year. If you have questions, please reach out to Donna Essenfeld (donna_essenfeld@ipsd.org) or Sarah Nowak (sarah_nowak@ipsd.org). Moving Form 2021-2022

Distance Learning Application…In accordance with Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) guidance, District 204 will provide distance learning for students who have a medical condition or live with a person with a medical condition that is compromised due to COVID19.

A student may qualify for distance learning under the following circumstances:
- Student has a medical condition that places him/her at increased risk of serious illness.
- Student has special healthcare needs.
- Student lives with person/people at increased risk of serious illness.

To assist in our planning for next year, we are asking parents/guardians requesting distance learning for their student(s) to complete the form below by June 4, 2021. Forms should be returned to 204distancelearning@ipsd.org.

Chromebook Return... Please see attached information sheet about returning Chromebooks at the end of the school year. Any Chromebook returned in damaged condition will have fines noted and posted to Pushcoin. Thank you for returning all Chromebooks AND chargers. Remote students can return Chromebooks on Friday, June 4th between 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM or Monday, June 7 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Please know this is a change in original times. In person students will be returning their Chromebooks AND chargers according to their teacher timeframe.

Kindergarten 2021-2022… If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2021, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.*

We need the Welch Kindergarten Information Sheet as soon as possible so that we can begin planning kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming year. This information will be used to form a kindergarten mailing list. Once on the mailing list, additional information will be mailed to eligible kindergarten parents.

Additionally, please review this presentation for more information about kindergarten in IPSD 204.

If you have any neighbors who do not presently have school-aged children, but will have an incoming kindergartner, please give them a copy of this form or ask them to call our office at 630.428.7200.

*District 204 recommends full day kindergarten. However, if you have questions about attending a half-day of kindergarten, or need early entrance criteria, please contact your child’s principal.

Chromebook Issues...If you or your students are having any Chromebook issues, please use the following Google Form rather than emailing support@ipsd.org. In addition, see this link for updated troubleshooting steps.

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