District 211 Information Night
Eisenhower invites our 8th grade students and their parents to attend our upcoming District 211 Parent/Student Information Night on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Addams Junior High School. The presentation will be given in Spanish from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm in Addams’ media center. The general English presentation will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Hoffman Estates will meet in the cafeteria. Schaumburg will meet in the gym and Conant will meet in the media center. The presentations will be facilitated by District 211 student services directors Brigit Cain from Conant High School, Yassila Delgado from Schaumburg High School, and Jennifer Beers from Hoffman Estates High School. The purpose of this evening program will be to explain the high school enrollment and preliminary registration process. This orientation will include information on the high school placement exam, the high school placement process, and program planning for student elective courses. District 211 representatives will also entertain questions that parents may have pertaining to registration or the freshman high school curriculum. Please see the attached flyers for more information. D211 Parent Info Night 2017 (3).pdf
8th Grade High School Placement Exam
District 211 will be administering a placement exam for incoming freshman (current 8th grade students) on Saturday, October 14, 2017. District 211 has posted some basic information on their website at Hoffman Estates High School.
I’m excited to share that we will be going towards an electronic conference sign-up system. Letters were mailed home to families who we currently do not have email addresses on file. If you are having difficulty with the online site, please call our office at 847-357-5500 and we will assist you in reserving a timeslot. Our hope is that this online system will help you quickly reserve a time that will fit your schedule.
Step 1 Click the following link
Step 2 Click the link for the Advocacy teacher that your child sees every Wednesday morning.
Step 3 Select your preferred time slot. Please note that once 3 families have reserved the same time slot, that time slot will not be shown as a preference for other families.
Step 4 A confirmation of your selected date and time will be emailed to you.
Please remember that students must attend conferences. Chromebooks should also be brought to the conference time.
PTA Sponsored Night Event: Looking for an easy way to provide dinner for your family while supporting Eisenhower school? Eisenhower’s Dinner Night Out at Garibaldi’s will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Garibaldi’s will donate 20% of our schools total food receipts back to our PTA. Please bring the Garibaldi’s flier with you to this evening event.
We are happy to share that our homework website is now live for parents to access. You can find daily homework through our Eisenhower webpage under the Parent and Student Links or Calendars.
Parents can access their child’s grades and missing assignments through the Infinite Campus parent portal. If you have set up a password in the past and forgot your password, visit the Popular Links section of the District webpage. If you have never set up an account, please contact our office for your login code.
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a Tshirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 1. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.
Correr para Leer
El Distrito 54 estará presentando su actividad anual Correr para Leer, que se celebrará el domingo, 24 de septiembre de 2017 en la escuela primaria Dirksen en Schaumburg. El día incluye la carrera de mascot a las 7:30 a.m., actividades para niños en las que podrán correr 100 y 400 yardas a las 8 a.m. y una actividad de caminata familiar de 1 milla a las 9 a.m. Aunque puede registrarse en cualquier momento, incluso en la mañana de la carrera, usted ahorrará $5 y garantizara una camiseta en la talla que solicite si se registra en o antes del 1 de septiembre. La actividad Correr para Leer es una oportunidad impresionante para promover una vida sana y para alentar a sus hijos a hacer ejercicios, o mejor aún, unirse a ellos en la caminata o para correr. El evento también apoya la meta de recolección de libros 1,000 libros para cada aula del Distrito 54. Para registrarse, visite http://sd54.org/runtoread.
During the month of September, Eisenhower’s support staff will be presenting Erin’s Law lessons to the 7th and 8th graders in their health classrooms. Erin’s Law is a result of Public Act 097-1147. This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for children beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels. Please view the attached letter for details. Erin’s Law Parent Letter 2017.pdf Erin’s Law- Spanish.pdf
Last year the Federal Communications Commission had changed its regulations and would no longer allow us to call home when school was closed for weather unless given permission. We sent instructions about logging in to the School Messenger Notification System’s InfoCenter to update your phone permissions. Well the FCC regulations have changed once again.
Under the revised regulations, the FCC recognizes a weather-related closing (such as a snow day) as an emergency. Therefore, District 54 will once again be calling parents and staff members if we were to close for a snow day. We have reset the SchoolMessenger settings to make this the default setting. If you do not wish to receive a call, please login to SchoolMessenger’s InfoCenter by following the instructions at http://sd54.org/schoolcancellations and update your preferences.
Due to a change in the Federal Communications Commission regulations, District 54 needs to receive parent permission to call your phones when school will be closed. You will not receive a phone call when we are closed due to weather, unless you follow the steps outlined in the attached letter from District 54 Community Relations Director Terri McHugh. The steps outline how you can subscribe to text messaging and also how you can use the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter app or website to give permission for us to call you in a weather-related closing. Regardless of the choice you make, we are still able to call all parents and emergency contacts in emergency situations, such as a hard lockdown.
I am also attaching a letter outlining the drills that we do with students to prepare for crisis situations. Please take a minute to read through that letter as we will begin drills shortly after students return to school.
Información de Crisis
Debido a un cambio en las regulaciones de la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones, el Distrito 54 necesita recibir permiso de los padres en la eventualidad de cierre. Usted NO recibirá una llamada en la eventualidad de cierre por causa de mal tiempo a menos que usted siga los pasos listados en la carta adjunta que remite La Sra. Terri McHugh, Directora de Relaciones Comunitarias del Distrito 54. Los pasos describen cómo usted puede suscribirse a mensajes de texto y también cómo puede utilizar la aplicación “School Messenger Info Center” o su sitio web para dar permiso para que le llamemos en la eventualidad de un cierre relacionado con el clima. Independientemente de la elección que usted haga, seremos capaces de llamar a todos los padres y contactos de emergencia en situaciones de emergencia, como por ejemplo un bloqueo fuerte “Hard lockdown”.
Adjunto también una carta que lista los ejercicios que realizamos con los estudiantes para prepararles en la eventualidad de situaciones de crisis. Por favor tome un minuto para leer esa carta ya que empezaremos los ejercicios un poco después de que los estudiantes regresen a la escuela.
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