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Back-to-School 2020

All of the schools in the Kane County Districts are now back in session!

We continue to be amazed by the work our teachers are putting in, both in and out of the classroom. This year has been a test for many, and our teachers and employees throughout the county keep continuing to exceed expectations.

For the most up-to-date information on the School District's response to COVID-19, please visit their website directly.
Bus Safety Reminders
Never pass a bus from behind
Be alert: children may not look for hazards and cross the street when it is unsafe
When a school bus is traveling on a two-lane road, the vehicles in both lanes of traffic must stop

For more information on Bus Safety Laws for motorists, read ISBE's guide, 'School Bus Safety - What Motorists Should Know.'

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Leading For Equity and Excellence in the School Setting
One of the most important topics in education right now is equity & excellence.

Join us on October 14th for an academy, fully online, led by Ivette Dubiel.

This course will provide strategic ways to advance educational equity in your respective districts. The course will address practical considerations when systemically shifting and embedding a focus on equity. Participants will be able to reflect on their professional responsibilities toward the organizational commitment of equity and serving all students, especially marginalized populations.

The Progress Report: Whatever it Takes
In this week's post of The Progress Report, Katie Algrim discusses the different adaptations teachers have made in order to get the school year started. Take a look at some of the ways teachers have found to engage students both in or out of the classroom.

The Progress Report is a collaborative discussion space for professional learning. If there are any topics that you would like to see a post on or guest write yourself, please contact Katie Algrim.

Thanks to our #kanecares participants!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our #kanecares 30 Day Self-Care Challenge! We loved seeing all the creative ways you incorporated self care into your daily routine, and hope you continue to do so even after the challenge has ended. Watch the video to see who won the raffle!
Next time we do a self-care or other related challenge, how would you like to participate?
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Illinois Community College Board Subsidizes High School Equivalency Testing Costs To Help Struggling Illinoisans
Due to the hardships of COVID-19, the Illinois Community College Board has provided grant funding to decrease the cost of high school equivalency exams.

GED
Candidates can find important information to access the discount for the GED exam by logging on to their GED profile and scheduling a test at www.ged.com. First time users will need to create a new account before they can proceed with scheduling a test. Candidates will need to enter the code ILSAVE20 at check-out.
 
HiSET
Candidates can access the discount for the HiSET exam by calling Education Testing Services customer support hotline at 1-855-MyHiSET and scheduling a test.
Where Can I Find Information Regarding COVID-19 In Illinois?
ISBE is working in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to ensure we are providing the most current resources and guidance to support Illinois education communities regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Illinois Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline and email address provides consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provides up-to-date information from the CDC. Call 1-800-889-3931 anytime or email dph.sick@illinois.gov

News and information updates from all around Kane County.

Upcoming & Ongoing Workshops
Using Technology to Support Students With Special Needs
100% Online
$199 (Grad Credit Available)

Growth Mindset
100% Online
$40

AA #3672 - School Finance: A Guide For Special Education Administrators

October 21st, 2020
$175

AA2001 - Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training

September 21st, 2020
$400