Friday, April 3, 2020

The Grove Grizzly
Thank you to all of our families for your support with our first week back to Distance Learning following Spring Break. We are continuing to make adjustments and improvements to our practices as we learn more about the needs and growth of our students within this new structure, so please continue to communicate with your child’s teacher throughout this process.
Please keep in mind that inquiries regarding specials activities for Art, Music, Library, P.E., and STEM should be directed straight to our specials staff. I have included a list of their emails below, as well as, a link directly to the specials activity page on our webpage.
Mrs. Banach – Librarian –
Mrs. Bott-Rife – P.E. –
Mrs. Boyer – Music –
Mrs. deBruin – STEM –
Mr. Root – Art –
Mr. Rosenberg – P.E. –
Mr. Ross – P.E. –
This coming Monday-Wednesday our 3rd – 5th grade teachers will be participating in a professional development training that we had planned since the start of the school year. We will be continuing the training virtually, but have minimized the time for each grade level on these three days. Classroom teachers will communicate with parents and students as to the specific time frames on these three days that they will be unavailable due to their participation in the training. It is our hope that this experience will help us continue to address strategies and resources for distance learning and our students over the remainder of the distance learning time frame.  
Finally, Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-15, issued last week, suspends state assessments for spring 2020. This action officially ends assessment activity statewide for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, Illinois Science Assessment, SAT, and Dynamic Learning Maps-Alternate Assessment for the 2019-20 school year.
Digital Citizenship
With social distancing continuing through April 30th, our students and families are required to rely on the use of technology more than ever to communicate with families, friends, and engage in learning. Consequently, I believe that it is important for us to revisit our protocols and expectations with our students for appropriate use of technology. Teachers will continue to use our Mondays of Distance Learning to address our Students Social Emotional Needs, as well as, what it means to be a digital citizen. I also encourage parents to revisit guidelines and parameters at home. I have included links to some useful information for parents when thinking about keeping students safe digitally and setting parameters for technology usage.
Parent Information for One to World
Digital Citizenship Reminders and Resources
Yearbook Orders Due Monday!!!
We would like to remind you that Grove Yearbook orders are due by April 6, and given our situation, all orders need to be placed online.  Unfortunately, we are unable to extend the deadline but need to hear from you as soon as possible to ensure that your child & family receive a yearbook at the end of the school year!
Click on the link below to order:
Summer School Information
Online registration for all summer school programs, including 220BOSS, is open. We are excited to launch our 220BOSS or Barrington Online Summer School program for elementary students this summer to extend additional learning opportunities to our children during the summer months. This optional program is in addition to our regular summer school options, which are housed at Roslyn, Rose, and Sunny Hill. 
The  220BOSS Course Description document linked here and our summer school website explain the details and expectations of the program as well as our typical summer school programs.
Upcoming Dates
March 30th- April 30 – Distance Learning  
Monday, April 6th – Yearbook Orders Due
Friday, April 10th - No School, Good Friday

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