Posted February 6th, 2014 by KPrusko
Hello Eisenhower Community~
Hope you are staying warm.. Just a few important notes~
If you have not completed the graduation order form(8th graders only)- Please do so by Friday, 2/7! Students must rent a gown to participate in graduation. The order form is on our website until 2/7 for your convenience.
This week letters were mailed home listing current, missing work . I have attached the letter as reference (only students with 3 or more missing assignments will receive this). Please contact teachers directly with questions. Eighth grade students may not have any missing work in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. Helpful information can be found on the Parent Portal: Portal access is currently granted to District 54 parents and guardians, as well as to seventh- and eighth-grade students. The District 54 Campus Portal is a safe, secure web-based communications tool that allows parents/guardians to participate more directly in their students’ learning and school lives. The portal provides online access to student grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and more. Grades, scores and assignments will not be visible for students in third grade and younger. Parents and guardians will see information related to any student they are authorized to view. Students will only be able to access their own information. For more information visit: http://sd54.org/portal/
PBIS Expect Respect Newsletter
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a proactive, three-tiered approach to create a positive and supporting environment for students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. As part of this process our PBIS coaches provide helpful tips for families through the Expect Respect Newsletter. Click here to read the February issue of the PBIS Expect Respect Newsletter, which includes tips from our School Resource Officer/Hoffman Estates Police Officer Rich Turman regarding how to respond to cyberbullying.
Schaumburg Parent University
Please see the attached flyers from the Schaumburg Parent University.
Last Day of School
As you know, District 54 canceled school four times in January due to the winter weather. Whenever we cancel school, we add a day to the end of our school calendar. Therefore the last day of school is currently Thursday, June 5. When districts submit their school calendars to the State Board of Education they must include a provision for five possible emergency days. No one can predict what the weather will be in February and March. If we cancel school one more time, our last day will be June 6. If we exhaust our five emergency days, we will ask the Illinois State Superintendent of Education to approve “Act of God Days.” These days can only be used for situations that pose a hazardous threat to students and are beyond the control of the district. If approved, school districts do not need to make up these days of missed school. If we do ask for an “Act of God Day” approval, we will not be able to announce the last day of school until we get approval from the state superintendent. We are hopeful that we won’t need to cancel school any more this school year and that June 5 will be our last day.
Health News from our Nurse
STAY DRY TO REDUSE CHANCES OF FROSTBITE
Frostbite results from the body’s attempt to protect itself against the cold.
When our skin gets very cold the blood vessels in and near the skin start to narrow. If these blood vessels clamp down too much, this can cause dangerously low blood flow, particularly in our toes, fingers, ears and nose. The combination of cold temperature and poor blood flow can cause frostbite.
To protect against frostbite——-
- Dress in loose layers. The outermost layer should be wind resistant to reduce heat loss. The inner layers of silk, polypropylene or wool will keep you warmer than cotton.
- Keep yourself dry. Keep moisture away from the skin. Wet skin loses heat more easily.
- Signs of frostbite on the skin may look waxy, white or lighter than usual, or it may appear pink or red. It may feel overly soft, but as frostbite worsens, the skin may become hard.
- Mild frostbite—gently blow air on the affected area, or place it against a warmer area of the body.
- DO NOT massage, use water warmer than 110 degrees or dry heat such as a radiator or hair dryer to warm the body.
- Mild frostbite usually heals well without complications.
- Severe frostbite may cause permanent tissue damage. Seek medical attention at an Emergency room as soon as possible.
Resourced from: Daily Herald article by Dr. Komaroff, January 20, 2014.
- 2/12- ½ day AM (10:40AM dismissal)
- 2/13- 8th Grade Graduation Picture Day-Forms were sent home with students on 1/31
- 2/17- NO School
- 2/21- End of 2nd Trimester
- ISAT testing week 3/3-3/4 Reading/ Math, 3/6/& 3/7Reading & Math- 3/1 0 & 3/11 Science-7th grade only (Schedule forthcoming)
- 3/21- PBIS Trimester Celebration- Dance
- 3/22-3/30-Spring Break
- 3/31- School Resumes
- 4/14-4/15- 7th grade Reading MAP test in LA
- 4/16-4/17-8th grade Reading MAP test in LA
- 4/21-4/22-7th grade Math MAP test in Math
- 4/24-4/25-8th grade Math MAP in Math
- 4/18- No School
- 5/2- Ease into Ike 5-7PM (Incoming 7th graders 14-15) Information will be sent to elementary schools.
- 5/7- ½ day AM (10:40AM dismissal)
- 5/16- Young Athletes Day
- 5/21- Spring Music Concert 7PM
- 5/23- No School
- 5/26-No School
- 5/28-8th grade dance 5-7PM
- 7th Grade PBIS Field Trip- TBD
- 8th Grade PBIS Field Trip-TBD
- Graduation- TBD
- Last Day- June 5th Hopefully