Upcoming Dates to Know:
January 18th- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
January 21st- NEW DATE District 67 All-Student Town Hall 4:30 - 5:30 pm NEW TIME
February 1st- CII Day Asynchronous day of learning
February 3rd- World Read Aloud Day
February 9th- Kindergarten Information Night 6:00 - 7:00 pm
February 15- Presidents' Day No School
February 16- CII Day Asynchronous day of learning
February 26- Tri-District Day No School
March 19- CII Day Asynchronous day of learning
Parents will need to complete the certification by 7:00 am each morning for Cohort A; 11:00 am for Cohort B.
This Change in Transportation form must be completed on the day a temporary change is necessary for your child’s dismissal. This electronic form replaces the goldenrod Temporary Transportation Change form.
Contact Dr. Sopko immediately to report COVID-related information. It is required that relevant information is communicated with the appropriate District staff including our school nurse as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation for the safety of our school community.
Student Work during Quarantine:
Due to the circumstances of the school year, students may be unable to attend in person for extended periods of time. In these cases, students should continue to access and attend the remote part of their day online, which includes synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. Teachers will provide work for students to complete during the absence, and staff members will check in with students on a weekly basis to see how the students are doing and if they need any support.
Non-essential travel is highly discouraged as it may result in the need to quarantine upon return, which creates a loss of true instructional time for students to benefit from and an additional workload on teachers and staff.
Social Emotional Support:
This is a uniquely challenging time for many of our students as they navigate both in-person and remote learning. Some of our students might be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or a significant lack of motivation. We are grateful for the daily encouragement and reassurance our teachers provide their students and appreciate the strong partnership between home and school. In addition, there are additional members of our staff who are available to offer support and provide resources to help parents navigate those challenges. Below please find the contact information for Mrs. Brown, our School Social Worker and Dr. Kenyeri, our School Psychologist.
Our school is so fortunate to have the social emotional support and expertise of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, School Social Worker and Dr. Nancy Kenyeri, School Psychologist.
Parents of 3rd Graders - Math Update:
If you have a child in 3rd grade, please read this letter about our plan for Math 3/4 for the remainder of this year.
4th Grade World Language - DPM World Language Presentation
On Thursday, January 21 from 7:00-7:45 p.m., 4th graders and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a remote presentation and Q&A session to learn about all four languages offered at Deer Path Middle School. In advance of the evening, please read this letter for details about the language selection process. If you still have questions after reading the document, please add them here and we will try to address them during the January 21 presentation.
Pre-School and Kindergarten Registration:
Pre-School and Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-22 school year will be open on January 26th. The pre-registration link for both programs will be located on the district web site. Parent information meetings will be held virtually on the following dates:
Students must be residents of Lake Forest to enroll in either program. Pre-school is open to students between the ages of 3-5. Students must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2021, to enroll in Kindergarten. For questions, please contact your child’s home school, or Dr. Michelle Shinn, Director of Student Services and School Improvement (847-604-7440).
District 67 All-Student Town Hall - "Celebrating Our Connective Community"
New Date: January 21, 2021, 4:30-5:30PM
Due to scheduling of the District 67 and District 115 Joint Board of Education meeting now booked for Thursday, January 14 at 5:00 PM, the District 67 All-Student Town Hall has been rescheduled.
Parents and guardians are invited to tune in with their students on Thursday, January 21 for our first-ever All-Student Town Hall, moderated by APT Executive Board President Kristen Lee. A link to join the Town Hall will be shared by email prior to the event!