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A Message from the Principal- 5/15/20

I wanted to take this time to thank you for your continued support, patience, and understanding during these challenging times. It was great to see so many families this week during student materials collection! Monday, May 18 will be the last day of student materials collection for 8th grade students, and I encourage all families to stop by Frost on Monday if you were not able to previously attend any of the pick-up days. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks must be worn at all times in the building. Please contact me directly if you have any additional questions and we can schedule an alternative pick-up time for materials as needed.

 

The Frost Staff continues to be very proud of the hard work and determination our Spartans have displayed throughout V-Learning, and thank you again for your diligent commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success. As always, remember to be Frost Strong!

Quick reminders to support Frost students and staff through the final days of V-Learning:

  • Reminding your child to sign in to their first period Google Classroom and complete the attendance form on a daily basis.  This routine needs to continue to happen even on days if your child’s first period class is the subject they are excused from due to staff having a plan day.
  • Reminding your child to check their email multiple times a day as staff sends out regular reminders and feedback via email.
  • Asking your child to show you the work they are completing in their Google Classrooms each day.
  • If your child has completed a V-Learning assignment for a class AFTER the assigned due date, please remind your child to email the teacher for that class notifying them that the assignment has been completed and submitted.  This communication from your child to their teacher in these situations is crucial in making sure Infinite Campus accurately reflects the work your child has been completing.

Please read below for more important details and information:

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • No Virtual learning will take place on Mondays the rest of the year, as these are staff plan days. Students can use Mondays to catchup on any assignments.
  • May 18 – 8th Grade locker cleanout. Families that missed previous days are welcome on Monday
  • May 18 –  Staff Planning Day – No V-Learning for Students
  • May 25 – No School – Memorial Day
  • May 27 – Last Day of student virtual learning
  • May 27 – Virtual 8th Grade Graduation broadcast at 7 PM
  • May 28 – 8th Grade technology return
  • May 29 7th Grade yearbook pickup 

 

8th Grade End-of-Year Information

Locker cleanout/graduation item pickup
May 14-18 – 8th graders will have the opportunity to come to Frost to cleanout lockers, turn in D54 owned items and receive graduation gowns and yard signs. Masks must be worn at all times in the building. Please click here for the link to sign up.

Chromebook drop off and pick up of diploma and other items – Drive Thru Model
May 28 – 8th graders will drop off musical instruments, Chromebooks, and Chromebook chargers. Upon receipt of district technology, 8th graders will receive diplomas, medals (if ordered), and yearbooks (if ordered).

  • 8th graders last names A-L – 7:30 am to 11 am
  • 8th graders last names M–Z – 12 pm to 3 pm

 

7th Grade End-of-Year Information

Yearbook pickup – Drive Thru Model
May 29 – 7th graders who ordered a yearbook can pick it up at Frost. Additionally, they can drop off any materials that were still left at home. 7th graders will not turn in Chromebooks. 7th graders should keep Chromebooks, chargers and musical instruments at home for the summer.

  • 7th graders last names A-L – 8:00 am to 10:00 am on 5/29
  • 7th graders last names M-Z  10:30 am to 12:30 pm on 5/29

 

8th Grade Virtual Graduation

Due to the mandated school closure, we will be hosting eighth-grade graduation as a virtual celebration. Visit our school website at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, to view the graduation celebration video. During this celebration, we will have student speakers, show a video of peak moments, and list every student’s name.

 

In addition, we would like to provide you with a Frost Grad Sign 2020.pdf  for your graduate to take pictures with! We would love for you to share any photos with us online using the hashtags #SpartanStrongerTogether #FrostClassof2020 or by tagging us @FrostSpartans on Twitter.

 

V-Learning Reminders

  • Students will continue to conduct V-Learning through the D54 V-Learning Website.  The website also contains a parent guide, a student guide and frequently asked questions.
  • Junior high V-Learning classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • Since these classes are virtual and we understand that this schedule may not work for some families, students have the flexibility to complete tasks at any time. However, students participating during these V-Learning times will be able to interact in real time with their teachers.

 

Note from the PTA – Hot Lunch Cancellation

We hope this message finds everyone healthy & safe. Unfortunately, the Hot Lunch program will be cancelled for the remainder of the year. This is a very big loss to the Frost PTA as the hot lunch program is the ONLY major fundraiser. We are kindly asking you to consider leaving your funds with the PTA as a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Regarding the funds that you have already paid – listed below are two options:

1) Receive a check mailed to you (checks must be cashed within 5-7 days after you receive the check)

OR

2) You can DONATE what has already been paid to the FROST PTA (This is a charitable donation, so it can be used for TAX purposes and WE THANK YOU TREMENDOUSLY)

Please submit the following form by May 24, 2020: PTA Hot Lunch Refund/Donation

** IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED THE PTA FOR A REFUND, PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT THIS FORM **

If you have any additional questions, please contact Theresa Banks @ griffin.peace@nullgmail.com.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

 

PTA – General Assembly Meeting

Please see the information below for the Frost PTA General Assembly Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, May 20th @ 3:30 PM:

Meeting ID: 529-355-2336

Password: FROST-PTA

 

Social/Emotional Support
We want you to know the entire D54 community is here to support each other during this difficult time.  If you find your family in need of support, please let us know.  You can reach out directly to one of our school social workers or school psychologists.  Mrs. Leong and I are also available to support as well.  If you have a specific need, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us.

 

District 54 Summer Camps Cancelled
Due to this unprecedented time we are faced with, all District 54 Summer Camps have been cancelled for this year. These camps include, Summer STEM, 54 Fitness League, Camp Creative, Language and Culture Camp, and Summer Instrumental Music. If you have submitted a payment for any camp, you will be issued a refund starting Thursday, April 30, and you should see a credit appear on your statement within 14 business days.

The camp facilitators are going to miss seeing students this summer. Students in all grade levels can stay engaged by participating in the School District 54 Summer Virtual Learning University, which is filled with fun activities and challenges for students and families to participate in together from home. The link for the Virtual Learning University will be on the School District 54 website in the last week of May.

 

Technology Troubleshooting
Our Technology Department has been working to support students and staff as we all learn and work remotely. We understand that some families are experiencing slow speeds or problems with their providers, and we ask you to report that directly to your provider.

People experiencing problems with District 54 technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students) should email vlearning@nullsd54.org so that we can troubleshoot the problem via phone or email. If the problem cannot be resolved, we now have a technology drop-off program. To schedule an appointment to drop off a broken laptop, iPad or other device, you must first email vlearning@nullsd54.org. Our district office is closed, so do not stop by without an appointment. By making an appointment, we can abide by the rules of social distancing and ensure we have a replacement device ready for you when you arrive.

 

Special Accommodations Website
The District 54 Special Education Department has created a special website with resources for the families of students who regularly receive accommodations at school. Click here to access the website, and find information about speech supports, behavior management, assistive technology, health and mental wellness, physical and occupational therapy, contact information and much more.

 

Registration for the 2020-21 School Year
Registration for the 2020-21 school year is underway for kindergarten through eighth grade.

Log in in to the parent portal, and update your information for next year by June 1, 2020. You must hit the SUBMIT button after reviewing the information, even if you don’t make any changes. If your children will not be attending District 54 schools next year, please contact your school office and let them know.

If you have previously created a portal account and cannot recall your username or password, you can reset them yourself from the parent portal website. If you have never created a portal account, please email portalsupport@nullsd54.org to create one.

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 do not have a portal account, you can also email the required documents to registrationdocuments@nullsd54.org.

Information about transportation and the consumable materials fee will be communicated at a later time.

 

Please visit our Frost JHS Website for the building calendar.  Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost. Para información en español, favor de visitar Hispanoparlantes.

A Message from the Principal- 5/1/20

Happy Friday and May 1st! The Frost staff hopes everyone continues to stay safe and healthy during this time. We truly miss all of our students and will continue to support all members of the Frost community in any possible way. Thank you again for your diligent commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success.

Quick reminders to support Frost students and staff throughout V-Learning:

  • Reminding your child to sign in to their first period Google Classroom and complete the attendance form on a daily basis.  This routine needs to continue to happen even on days if your child’s first period class is the subject they are excused from due to staff having a plan day.
  • Reminding your child to check their email multiple times a day as staff sends out regular reminders and feedback via email.
  • Asking your child to show you the work they are completing in their Google Classrooms each day.
  • If your child has completed a V-Learning assignment for a class AFTER the assigned due date, please remind your child to email the teacher for that class notifying them that the assignment has been completed and submitted.  This communication from your child to their teacher in these situations is crucial in making sure Infinite Campus accurately reflects the work your child has been completing.

Finally, early next week, we will be sending out information on how to sign up to gather items from lockers, drop off District 54 materials, and pick up yearbooks and other items. We are very proud of the hard work and determination our Spartans have displayed through V-Learning, and we will continue to become Stronger Together during this challenging time.

Please read below for more important information about upcoming events at Frost:

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • No Virtual learning will take place on Mondays the rest of the year, as these are staff plan days. Students can use Mondays to catchup on any assignments.​​​​​​​
  • May 6 –   AM – Virtual Field Day, PM – No virtual learning
  • May 25 – No School – Memorial Day
  • May 27 – Last Day of student virtual learning
  • May 27 – Virtual 8th Grade Graduation at 7 PM

 

V-Field Day on Wednesday, 5/6

District 54 Physical Educators are excited to invite you to the first ever V-Field Day on Wednesday, May 6th. V-Field Day will allow you to complete Field Day experiences in your own living room or backyard. Click here to access all of the V-Field Day events. All stations can be simply created using household items and a little ingenuity. We have also teamed up with the District 54 Grizzlies, our Special Olympics team, to add adaptations for students who need them so we are sure everyone can participate!  Each school community will also be able to engage virtually through their own Field Day padlet located on the site!

 

V-Learning class schedule for the week of 5/4

  • Monday 5/4:  Students will not participate in V-Learning – Staff Remote Learning Planning Day
  • Tuesday 5/5:  V-Learning Resumes – Students will attend ALL CLASSES for V-Learning.
  • Wednesday 5/6:  Half-day of V-Learning from 8:00 – 11:00 AM.  Students can participate in a D54 virtual field day.
  • Thursday 5/7 – Friday 5/8:  V-Learning Continues – Students will attend ALL CLASSES for V-Learning.

 

V-Learning Reminders

  • Students will continue to conduct V-Learning through the D54 V-Learning Website.  The website also contains a parent guide, a student guide and frequently asked questions.
  • Junior high V-Learning classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • Since these classes are virtual and we understand that this schedule may not work for some families, students have the flexibility to complete tasks at any time. However, students participating during these V-Learning times will be able to interact in real time with their teachers.

 

Technology Troubleshooting
Our Technology Department has been working to support students and staff as we all learn and work remotely. We understand that some families are experiencing slow speeds or problems with their providers, and we ask you to report that directly to your provider.

People experiencing problems with District 54 technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students) should email vlearning@nullsd54.org so that we can troubleshoot the problem via phone or email. If the problem cannot be resolved, we now have a technology drop-off program. To schedule an appointment to drop off a broken laptop, iPad or other device, you must first email vlearning@nullsd54.org. Our district office is closed, so do not stop by without an appointment. By making an appointment, we can abide by the rules of social distancing and ensure we have a replacement device ready for you when you arrive.

 

Social/Emotional Support
We want you to know the entire D54 community is here to support each other during this difficult time.  If you find your family in need of support, please let us know.  You can reach out directly to one of our school social workers or school psychologists.  Mrs. Leong and I are also available to support as well.  If you have a specific need, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us.

 

Special Accommodations Website
The District 54 Special Education Department has created a special website with resources for the families of students who regularly receive accommodations at school. Click here to access the website, and find information about speech supports, behavior management, assistive technology, health and mental wellness, physical and occupational therapy, contact information and much more.

 

Dual Language Virtual Learning Tips for Parents Part 3
Dual Language Parents please watch this video for tips to help your child complete virtual learning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQX8sRnt2fU&feature=youtu.be

 

District 54 Summer Camps Cancelled
Due to this unprecedented time we are faced with, all District 54 Summer Camps have been cancelled for this year. These camps include, Summer STEM, 54 Fitness League, Camp Creative, Language and Culture Camp, and Summer Instrumental Music. If you have submitted a payment for any camp, you will be issued a refund starting Thursday, April 30, and you should see a credit appear on your statement within 14 business days.

The camp facilitators are going to miss seeing students this summer. Students in all grade levels can stay engaged by participating in the School District 54 Summer Virtual Learning University, which is filled with fun activities and challenges for students and families to participate in together from home. The link for the Virtual Learning University will be on the School District 54 website in the last week of May.

 

Note from the PTA – Hot Lunch Cancellation

Hope this message finds everyone healthy & safe. Unfortunately, the Hot Lunch program will be cancelled for the remainder of the year. This is a very big loss to the Frost PTA as the hot lunch program is the only major fundraiser. We are kindly asking that if you wish your funds to stay with the PTA as a donation, there is no need to respond and Thank You so much.

If you would like a refund for your hot lunch, please send an email by April 30, 2020 requesting a refund with the following info:

– students first & last name

– students Lunch Period (*without this, refund will be delayed)

– “pay to” information

– “mailing address”

Send email to the attention of Theresa Banks @ griffin.peace@nullgmail.com. The Frost PTA will be issuing refund checks within the months of May & June. If request is rec’d after April 30, might not be processed until next fiscal year.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

 

Food Pantry Locations and Donation Opportunities 

Families needing assistance may benefit from the following. The District 54 Foundation has created a Crisis Fund to provide support to our most at-risk students and families during this great time of need.  Please click the link for the most up to date information on Food Pantry Locations and Donation Opportunities. https://sd54.org/2020/03/19/food-pantry-locations-and-donation-opportunities/

 

Foundation Crisis Fund
District 54 has received several inquiries from families asking if they can make a donation to support those in need during the school closure.  Thank you for your care and concern for our community. Anyone wishing to donate is welcome to make a financial contribution to our District 54 Foundation Crisis Fund linked here.

 

Registration for the 2020-21 School Year
Registration for the 2020-21 school year opened on Monday, March 30 through the Infinite Campus Portal.  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.

Last chance to enroll your child for the 2020-21 school year
Update Your Information:  Log on to the parent portal by Monday, May 4, 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 where your child will be attending school in the fall so that we can prepare your child’s records for transfer.  You can email our secretaries at lindathomas@nullsd54.org  and nancyserna@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.

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. Should you have any questions, please contact our front office using one, or both of the above email addresses. Thank you very much.

 

Please visit our Frost JHS Website for the building calendar.  Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost. Para información en español, favor de visitar Hispanoparlantes.

Register now for 2020-21 School Year

Registration for the 2020-21 school year is underway for kindergarten through eighth grade.

New District 54 families

Click here to begin online registration. After processing your registration, your child’s new school will contact you to request additional information, such as the Student Transfer Form (ISBE form 33-78) for students transferring from another Illinois school; proof of immunizations (list of required immunizations by grade level), birth verification and proof of residence (see details at sd54.org/registration).

For questions, please contact registrationdocuments@nullsd54.org. If you don’t know what school your child will attend, click here to access our School Search program and enter your address.

Current D54 families

Log in in to the parent portal, and update your information for next year by June 1, 2020. You must hit the SUBMIT button after reviewing the information, even if you don’t make any changes. If your children will not be attending District 54 schools next year, please contact your school office and let them know.

If you have previously created a portal account and cannot recall your username or password, you can reset them yourself from the parent portal website. If you have never created a portal account, please email portalsupport@nullsd54.org to create one.

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 do not have a portal account, you can also email the required documents to registrationdocuments@nullsd54.org.

Information about transportation and the consumable materials fee will be communicated at a later time.

Refund of Fees to D54 Families

Due to the move to remote learning in March, District 54 will be prorating prepaid fees (i.e. milk, field trips, pizza fundraisers, etc.) based on actual goods or services received. The amounts that have been paid by families for goods or services that have not been received have been credited to their student’s account on the District 54 Portal. Each item credited is identified separately for tracking purposes.  The consumable materials fee will not be prorated, as this fee is used immediately for student workbooks and other consumables. 

For those that paid for transportation, that fee reimbursement is being handled separately from this process. In addition, payments made to the PTA are being handled by the school PTA.

If your child is an eighth-grade student, the credit has been applied to a sibling’s account. Checks will be mailed before May 22 to families whose youngest child is graduating from District 54 this spring and to families who are moving out of District 54.

If you are experiencing a financial hardship and need these fees refunded by check, or if you have any other questions, please contact your school secretary.

D54 hosts Virtual Field Day – May 6

District 54 Physical Educators are excited to invite you to the first ever V-Field Day on Wednesday May 6. V-Field Day will allow you to complete Field Day experiences in your own living room or backyard. Click here to access all of the V-Field Day events. All stations can be simply created using household items and a little ingenuity.

We have also teamed up with the District 54 Grizzlies, our Special Olympics team, to add adaptations for students who need them so we are sure everyone can participate!  Each school community will also be able to engage virtually through their own Field Day Padlet!

8th Grade Virtual Graduation to be held 5/27/20

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2020 Grad Sign 2020

Dear Eighth-Grade Families,

It is with mixed feelings that we say farewell to our eighth-grade students this year. On the one hand, we will miss them and it is unfortunate we were not able to provide the usual eighth-grade celebrations. On the other hand, we are so excited for them to move on to high school. During these last six weeks, our students have continued to remain engaged, showing their resilience and positive spirit. We expect great things from our Spartans and they have displayed what it truly means to be Frost Strong!

Due to the mandated school closure, we will be hosting eighth-grade graduation as a virtual celebration. Visit our school website at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, to check out the graduation celebration video. During this celebration, we will have student speakers, show a video of peak moments, and list every student’s name. Students interested in submitting and videotaping a speech for the celebration should contact their language arts teachers for additional details.

Some of you have asked about graduation gowns, diplomas, and yearbooks. We are working with vendors, trying to secure these items before the end of the school year. Of course, many businesses have been impacted during this pandemic, so please be patient and we promise to keep you posted. We are also working on a schedule for students to return to school to clean out their lockers and drop off their Chromebooks, textbooks, and other district property while following social distancing protocol. I will send a follow-up email to all families soon.

For some of you this may be your last year as a parent in District 54 as well. Thank you for your partnership in serving the children in this great community, and please contact me with any additional questions.

Sincerely,

C.J. Schmid

Principal

 

*In addition, we wold like to provide you with a 2020 Grad Sign for your graduate to take pictures with! We would love for you to share them with us online using the hashtags #SpartanStrongerTogether #FrostClassof2020 or by tagging us @FrostSpartans

A Message from the Principal- 4/24/20

The Frost staff hopes everyone continues to stay safe and healthy during this time. We truly miss all of our students and will continue to support all members of the Frost community in any possible way. We are very proud of the hard work and determination our Spartans have displayed through V-Learning, and we will continue to become Stronger Together during this challenging time. Please continue to remind your child to check their email throughout the day to ensure they are receiving all of the important school updates. Thank you again for your diligent commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success.

Please read below for more important information about upcoming events at Frost:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • No Virtual learning will take place on Mondays the rest of the year, as these are staff plan days. Students can use Mondays to catchup on any assignments.
  • Look for information regarding student pickup and drop off of materials soon.
  • In addition, expect information about graduation, gowns, graduation pictures, and yearbook pickup soon.

 

Social/Emotional Support
We want you to know the entire D54 community is here to support each other during this difficult time.  If you find your family in need of support, please let us know.  You can reach out directly to one of our school social workers or school psychologists.  Mrs. Leong and I are also available to support as well.  If you have a specific need, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us.

 

Note from the PTA – Hot Lunch Cancellation

Hope this message finds everyone healthy & safe. Unfortunately, the Hot Lunch program will be cancelled for the remainder of the year. This is a very big loss to the Frost PTA as the hot lunch program is the only major fundraiser. We are kindly asking that if you wish your funds to stay with the PTA as a donation, there is no need to respond and Thank You so much.

If you would like a refund for your hot lunch, please send an email by April 30, 2020 requesting a refund with the following info:

– students first & last name

– students Lunch Period (*without this, refund will be delayed)

– “pay to” information

– “mailing address”

Send email to the attention of Theresa Banks @ griffin.peace@nullgmail.com. The Frost PTA will be issuing refund checks within the months of May & June. If request is rec’d after April 30, might not be processed until next fiscal year.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

 

V-Learning Reminders

  • On Monday, March 30, through the end of the school year, District 54 will continue to interact with students through the D54 V-Learning Website.  The website also contains a parent guide, a student guide and frequently asked questions.
  • Families who do not have Internet access at home, can email VLearning@nullsd54.org.  Spanish-speaking families who need assistance can contact BarbaraVelez@nullsd54.org or call 847-357-5074.
  • Junior high V-Learning classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and students will follow their current schedule (including a break for lunch).
  • Since these classes are virtual and we understand that this schedule may not work for some families, students have the flexibility to complete tasks at any time. However, students participating during these V-Learning times will be able to interact in real time with their teachers.

 

Technology Troubleshooting
Our Technology Department has been working to support students and staff as we all learn and work remotely. We understand that some families are experiencing slow speeds or problems with their providers, and we ask you to report that directly to your provider.

People experiencing problems with District 54 technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students) should email vlearning@nullsd54.org so that we can troubleshoot the problem via phone or email. If the problem cannot be resolved, we now have a technology drop-off program. To schedule an appointment to drop off a broken laptop, iPad or other device, you must first email vlearning@nullsd54.org. Our district office is closed, so do not stop by without an appointment. By making an appointment, we can abide by the rules of social distancing and ensure we have a replacement device ready for you when you arrive.

 

Special Accommodations Website
The District 54 Special Education Department has created a special website with resources for the families of students who regularly receive accommodations at school. Click here to access the website, and find information about speech supports, behavior management, assistive technology, health and mental wellness, physical and occupational therapy, contact information and much more.

 

Dual Language Virtual Learning Tips for Parents Part 2
Dual Language Parents please watch this video for tips to help your child complete virtual learning. https://youtu.be/czZfNfqlCY4

 

From The School Nurse
Check out the link below for handwashing experiment, handwashing videos and more.

Stay Healthy! https://sites.google.com/sd54.org/resources-for-at-home-learning/health-mental-wellness/staying-healthy-at-home

 

Food Pantry Locations and Donation Opportunities 
Families needing assistance may benefit from the following. The District 54 Foundation has created a Crisis Fund to provide support to our most at-risk students and families during this great time of need.  Please click the link for the most up to date information on Food Pantry Locations and Donation Opportunities. https://sd54.org/2020/03/19/food-pantry-locations-and-donation-opportunities/

 

Foundation Crisis Fund
District 54 has received several inquiries from families asking if they can make a donation to support those in need during the school closure.  Thank you for your care and concern for our community. Anyone wishing to donate is welcome to make a financial contribution to our District 54 Foundation Crisis Fund linked here.

 

Registration for the 2020-21 School Year
Registration for the 2020-21 school year opened on Monday, March 30 through the Infinite Campus Portal.  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.

To enroll your child for the 2020-21 school year
Update Your Information:  Log on to the parent portal by Monday, May 4, 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 where your child will be attending school in the fall so that we can prepare your child’s records for transfer.  You can email our secretaries at lindathomas@nullsd54.org  and nancyserna@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.

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. Should you have any questions, please contact our front office using one, or both of the above email addresses. Thank you very much.

 

Please visit our Frost JHS Website for the building calendar.  Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost. Para información en español, favor de visitar Hispanoparlantes.

Happy Friday Spartans!

A Message from the Principal- 4/17/20

Mrs. Leong and I hope everyone continues to remain safe and healthy during this time. As we engage further with V-Learning, I want re-assure you that at Frost, our primary focus will continue to be attending to the social emotional needs of our students and staff. If your family is in need of emotional and/or physical supports, then please reach out to us. Also, please let us know if we can assist in any way to help your child connect and engage with V-Learning. Now more than ever, we need to become Stronger Together and display a true Frost Strong spirit! We continue to be proud of the great work being produced overall by students and staff! Thank you again for your diligent commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success.

Please read below for more important information about upcoming events at Frost:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • April 20 and 27 – No Virtual Learning, staff plan days
  • March 30 – End of the School Year: Virtual Learning

 

Social/Emotional Support
We want you to know the entire D54 community is here to support each other during this difficult time.  If you find your family in need of support, please let us know.  You can reach out directly to one of our school social workers or school psychologists.  Mrs. Leong and I are also available to support as well.  If you have a specific need, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us.

 

Note from the PTA – Hot Lunch Cancellation

Hope this message finds everyone healthy & safe. Unfortunately, the Hot Lunch program will be cancelled for the remainder of the year. This is a very big loss to the Frost PTA as the hot lunch program is the only major fundraiser. We are kindly asking that if you wish your funds to stay with the PTA as a donation, there is no need to respond and Thank You so much.

If you would like a refund for your hot lunch, please send an email by April 30, 2020 requesting a refund with the following info:

– students first & last name

– students Lunch Period (*without this, refund will be delayed)

– “pay to” information

– “mailing address”

Send email to the attention of Theresa Banks @ griffin.peace@nullgmail.com. The Frost PTA will be issuing refund checks within the months of May & June. If request is rec’d after April 30, might not be processed until next fiscal year.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

 

Note from the PTA – Frost PTA Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee of Robert Frost PTA submits the following as the slate of officers for the 2020-2021 school year. Officers will be voted upon at our General Membership Meeting in May; invite forthcoming.

 

Gena Angelino                 President

Tracy Olender                  1st Vice President

Traci Garcia                     2nd Vice President

Lisa Seed                          Corresponding Secretary

Colleen Singh                   Recording Secretary

Stephanie Tamburello      Treasurer

 

Respectfully submitted by Frost PTA Nominating Committee:

Shila Khan, Theresa Banks, Lisa Seed, Tracy Wojchowski

 

School Closure Reminder through the End of the School Year

On Friday, April 17, 2020, Governor Pritzker announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder for the school year.

 

Virtual Learning Schedule
The state has provided school districts with Remote Learning Planning Days. On these days, students will not participate in virtual learning. Staff will use these days to continue to enhance the delivery of our curriculum. Those dates are April 20 and 27.

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V-Learning class schedule for the week of 4/20

  • Monday, 4/20:  Students will not participate in V-Learning – Staff Remote Learning Planning Day
  • Tuesday, 4/21:  V-Learning Resumes – Students will participate in all classes except Social Studies.
  • Wednesday, 4/22:  V-Learning Continues – Students will participate in all classes except P.E.
  • Thursday, 4/23:  V-Learning Continues – Students will participate in all classes.
  • Friday, 4/24:  V-Learning Continues – Students will participate in all classes.

 

V-Learning Reminders

  • On Monday, March 30, through the end of the school year, District 54 will continue to interact with students through the D54 V-Learning Website.  The website also contains a parent guide, a student guide and frequently asked questions.
  • Families who do not have Internet access at home, can email VLearning@nullsd54.org.  Spanish-speaking families who need assistance can contact BarbaraVelez@nullsd54.org or call 847-357-5074.
  • Junior high V-Learning classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and students will follow their current schedule (including a break for lunch).
  • Since these classes are virtual and we understand that this schedule may not work for some families, students have the flexibility to complete tasks at any time. However, students participating during these V-Learning times will be able to interact in real time with their teachers.

 

Technology Troubleshooting
Our Technology Department has been working to support students and staff as we all learn and work remotely. We understand that some families are experiencing slow speeds or problems with their providers, and we ask you to report that directly to your provider.

People experiencing problems with District 54 technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students) should email vlearning@nullsd54.org so that we can troubleshoot the problem via phone or email. If the problem cannot be resolved, we now have a technology drop-off program. To schedule an appointment to drop off a broken laptop, iPad or other device, you must first email vlearning@nullsd54.org. Our district office is closed, so do not stop by without an appointment. By making an appointment, we can abide by the rules of social distancing and ensure we have a replacement device ready for you when you arrive.

 

Special Accommodations Website
The District 54 Special Education Department has created a special website with resources for the families of students who regularly receive accommodations at school. Click here to access the website, and find information about speech supports, behavior management, assistive technology, health and mental wellness, physical and occupational therapy, contact information and much more.

 

Supporting your Child in the Target Language
If your child participates in the dual language or immersion program and you’d like some ideas on helping them at home, here is a video with some ideas Tips for Parents on Supporting Learning in the Target Language.

 

Food Distribution
As the situation surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus continues to change, District 54 is working with amazing community partners to provide food to families who are struggling financially.

  • Willow Creek Community Church will also be running a mobile food truck distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday in the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center parking lot, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
  • 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 9 a.m. to noon each Thursday at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. This is a drive-through pickup. When you arrive at the school, please stay in your vehicle. We will load the bags into your trunk or back seat.

Again, 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.

You can find updates regarding food distribution on the District 54 website.

 

Donation Opportunities
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:

 

Family Assistance Information
Families needing assistance may benefit from the following. These organizations ask that you please check their website before coming to ensure that they still have the food supplies.

  • 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.
  • 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 9 a.m. to noon March 26 at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. This is a drive-through pickup. When you arrive at the school, please stay in your vehicle. We will load the bags into your trunk or back seat.
  • 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.
  • Willow Creek Community Church will also be running a mobile food truck distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center parking lot, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
  • 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.

 

Registration for the 2020-21 School Year
Registration for the 2020-21 school year opened on Monday, March 30 through the Infinite Campus Portal.  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.

To enroll your child for the 2020-21 school year
Update Your Information:  Log on to the parent portal by Monday, May 4, 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 where your child will be attending school in the fall so that we can prepare your child’s records for transfer.  You can email our secretaries at lindathomas@nullsd54.org  and nancyserna@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.

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. Should you have any questions, please contact our front office using one, or both of the above email addresses. Thank you very much.

 

Please visit our Frost JHS Website for the building calendar.  Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost. Para información en español, favor de visitar Hispanoparlantes.

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