We had a successful Safety Week at Grove, and our students did an amazing job practicing each of our drills throughout the week. We have one fire drill left to complete this year, as we are required to complete three each year. We will complete our final fire drill with the Barrington Police Department during Fire Prevention Week, which is the week of October 3rd.
I encourage all families to extend the conversations from safety at school with children, to safety at home. It is beneficial to discuss escape routes, identify a relocation site to meet as a family in case of an emergency, identify a trusted neighbor whose door children can knock on to call for help, and ensure all fire and smoke detectors have batteries, etc. Check out this complete Home Safety and Security Checklist as a resource to think about safety in your own home.
Please make sure that your child has extra masks in their backpack and that the masks are being replenished/replaced as they are used. There are a lot of instances where students have wet, broken, or lost masks. While we try to provide children with a mask if necessary, we only have a limited supply of child sized masks and most kids really like to have the masks that they are accustomed to wearing and feels most comfortable. Thank you for your continued support with this!
Shield Testing Results
Shield Illinois has been experiencing problems with the portal for parents to log in to review test results. They are currently working on trying to resolve the issue. Please know that if your child tests positive, you will receive a phone call directly.
In order to view your child’s test results, individuals should create an account on the SHIELD IL portal. Please use the URL and Agency Code below to create your portal. If you are the parent or guardian of a minor(s) and wish to see their results, please first create a portal for yourself then add your minor(s) as dependents to your account. Website: Portal.shieldillinois.com Agency Code: df5brbrj
Click on the link for directions in English or Spanish for setting up this account.
NOTE: You do not need to set-up an account to login to the portal if you opted your child out of the shield testing program.
Key Facts About the COVID Shield Testing
Map Assessment reports for students in grades 2nd-5th were sent home with students this week. Be sure to check your child’s backpack for the report in a white envelope. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher directly with any questions regarding the report or your child’s score. Classroom teachers do often discuss these reports with parents during our October Parent/Teacher conferences that are coming up in a few weeks!
Tuesday, October 12th - Picture Retake Day
Wednesday, October 13th - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4-8 p.m.
Thursday, October 14th - No School for Students, Parent/Teacher Conferences, 1-7 p.m.
Friday, October 15th - No School
Monday, October 18th - Elementary Fun Run for Grades 1-5 and 5th Grade Mile Run @ Beese Park, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 19th - PTO Evening Meeting