April 19, 2020

Dear Parents,

We look forward to reconnecting as we begin another week of Remote Learning tomorrow. 

On Monday, April 20 we will have our second District-wide Grey Day, with a focus specifically centered on Earth Week. A guide of activities that can be done outdoors and indoors are organized by grade level band when applicable. Further information and instructions can be found here: 

Earth Week- Green (Grey) Day- 4.20.20
Earth Week- Green (Grey) Day- 4.20.20
Grey Day Goes Green Slide Deck

As a reminder, Grey Days were added to the calendar to achieve the following:

  • Provide all students with common, theme-based activities designed to be accessible to the whole family. 
  • Add time for students to engage in independent work and to catch up on assignments/projects. 
  • Afford teachers common time to prioritize curricular objectives across the District for consistency and alignment.  

Please note that attendance will need to be taken on Grey Days.  Your children's classroom teacher will be sharing links to record attendance in the same way that they have been taking attendance on all other remote learning days.

If you have questions regarding the Grey Day activities, please email WE36@winnetka36.org . We have specific staff dedicated to supporting our Grey Day so teachers can remain available for important meetings and for responding to student emails about other learning.  We also encourage you to share photos of your students' Grey Day experience via this email, which we may share on our District social media and other communications. 

We hope you enjoy supporting your students as they work through this week's Grey Day experience.


Barry Rodgers
Director of Innovation, Teaching and Learning

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to actively engage in continual growth and achievement to make 
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