October 9, 2020
A Message from the Principal
Dear Everett Families, 

As we all head into a nice, long holiday weekend, I want to thank you all for your wonderful partnership. Everyone at Everett is thankful for the support you have provided to ensure that the symptom survey is completed and that your child wears a mask and is on time and ready with all the necessary materials and snack each and every school day. In addition, by avoiding the need to drop off materials during school hours and limiting a temporary transportation change to when it is absolutely necessary has helped to ensure a safe and productive school day for all! Sincere thanks.

Please review this electronic Temporary Transportation Change form which must be completed on the day a change in transportation is required.This electronic form will replace the goldenrod paper copy. Please avoid changes in your child's transportation at dismissal unless absolutely necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Just a reminder that this Monday, October 12 is a holiday with no school. Then, on the following day, Tuesday, October 13, all students will have a fully remote, asynchronous instructional day. This is the first of monthly CII (Continuous Improvement Initiative) days, during which there will be no in-person or live synchronous instruction in order to allow teachers to engage in collaboration, professional learning, and data review. All instruction - including core classes, specials/encore classes, and small group/individual support - will be remote and asynchronous, meaning that students will complete the work independently. Students with the Hybrid model will not have in-person learning on CII days.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Please use the link below to book a conference with your child's teacher(s) for Thursday, Oct. 22nd, or Friday, Oct. 23rd. Once you have reserved your 15-minute appointment, the teachers will be inviting you to MEET with them (from your child's device) for a virtual conference. The parent-teacher conference will happen on your child's device in the Google MEET app. 

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Stay well,

Angela

Angela Sopko, Ed. D.
(847) 615-4468
All Everett Families (Hybrid & AVA) are invited to to join the Second Annual
EVERETT SCHOOL GREAT PUMPKIN STORYBOOK CHARACTER CONTEST!
School News
UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW:
Monday, October 12: Columbus Indigenous Peoples’ Day, No School
Tuesday, October 13: CII Day (fully remote)
Thursday, October 22: Full Day of School – Parent-Teacher Conferences (K-4) 3:15– 7:15 pm 
Friday, October 23: No Student Attendance - Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:00 am– 12:00 Noon
November 2- 6: Hugs Food Drive
Monday, November 2: CII Day (fully remote)
Tuesday, November 3: No School- Election Day
Thursday, November 5: Photo Retake Day
Friday, November 13: Institute Day- No School for Students
November 25-27: No School- Thanksgiving Break
December 11: CII Day (fully remote)
January 4: Remote Learning Planning Day for teachers (non attendance day for students)
HYBRID IN-PERSON FAMILY SURVEY
We are soliciting feedback from staff and families about the Hybrid In-Person experience. Results will be shared out at the school level as well as with the Board. Please complete the Hybrid In-Person Family Survey by Tuesday, October 13. Your feedback will help us evaluate what is working and which areas can be improved. Surveys are anonymous. Please review additional information and scheduled dates for the future.

PERMISSIVE TRANSFER REQUEST FOR CHANGE IN LEARNING MODEL
If you would like your child to move to a different instructional program (Hybrid to AVA or AVA to Hybrid) from November 16 through the end of the school year, please complete a permissive transfer request by 5:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday, October 13. This timing will help us plan for a transition of students, as necessary. Read More

CII (Continuous Improvement Initiative) DAYS
The CII days for the next three months are listed below. Again, there will be no in-person or live synchronous instruction on these days.
Tuesday, October 13
Monday, November 2
Friday, December 11

We are also scheduling a Remote Learning Planning Day for staff on Monday, January 4. Unlike CII days, January 4 will be a day of non-attendance for students. This will be the fourth of our five state-allotted Remote Learning Planning Days (the first three were used on August 26-28).

Self-Certification Process: 
  • All parents MUST complete the Everett Student COVID-19 Symptom Survey PRIOR to arrival every school day.
  • Bus riders must have the self-certification symptom survey completed prior to boarding the bus and be ready to provide either an electronic or a paper copy proof that their self-certification symptom survey was completed prior to boarding the bus. Please refer to the Bus Certification Protocol for a full set of certification expectations.

Arrival/Dismissal Process: 

To request tech assistance, please email: d67learns@lfschools.net

Health Requirements and Immunizations
All students must be up-to-date with physical examinations and immunization requirements, regardless of your choice of instruction (in-person or AVA), no later than October 14, 2020. An overview of the requirements for exams and immunizations is posted on our website. Any student that has not submitted the required forms will be excluded from school starting on October 15, 2020. Please contact your child's school nurse or Principal if you have any questions.

Brainstormers

Mrs. Thornton's Video Announcement

Beginning Ukulele 101 is a virtual after-school remote class for beginner ukulele students in 3rd and 4th grades. Students will learn how to play the ukulele beginning with basic strumming patterns and then moving on to simple chords along with learning about instrument maintenance/care and ukulele history and culture. Short, asynchronous practice time during the week will help students prepare for live lessons and foster success with learning to play. Asynchronous practice will include choice boards with live videos to direct students.

6 week class
Thursdays, October 15 - November 19, 3:45-4:30 pm
Weekly Synchronous Session + Weekly Asynchronous Lessons and Practice - additional 30 minutes a week
Tuition: $50
Minimum: 8 students

Students must have their own ukulele for this class and simple dot stickers. For students that currently do not have a ukulele, there is a sample of the type of ukulele that would be appropriate for this class in the registration information.
District News & Events
Board of Education Meeting
The next Board of Education Meeting for District 67 will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The regular business of the Board of Education will not be conducted until 7:00 p.m. An Executive Session may be held prior to the conduction of regular business. Please check the District 67 Board of Ed Page of the website for additional information.
APT News & Events
Mark your calendars for our next APT Meeting on Tuesday October 27, 2020 7- 7:45pm. This will be a special meeting for all district elementary schools where we will be hearing a presentation from Executive Functioning Coach, Cecilia Ryan. Learn strategies that parents can use at home to help your child become more confident, improve time management skills and become more efficient in everyday tasks.  
Link to join Google Meet: meet.google.com/dpe-nekn-rob 
 
"Spook Your Space" Drive-by Tour:  Please join in on the fun in celebrating this time of year in a whole new way! We are asking families from Cherokee, Everett, Sheridan, DPM and AVA to submit their homes for our Fall "Spook Your Space" Drive-by Tour. Homes can be decorated in the spooky spirit of the season, or simply celebrating Fall. A map will be shared with all district families to drive by and see all the fun, creative decorations. 

For those families who would like to participate in decorating your home, please fill out the google form here (Spook Your Space Entry Form). Your home would then be put on a map for those to drive by and see! We ask you to fill this out and confirm with us by Friday, October 16th, so we have time to prepare the route. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are encouraging families to stay in their cars. For any families living within walking distance of entries, please consider all current CDC guidelines having social distancing and masks. Thank you. 

Room Parent Orientation:  Tuesday, October 13 at 5pm. All Room Parents are invited to join to learn about the updated Room Parent Role. A Google Meet link will be emailed to all Room Parents.
Directory: Be on the lookout for an email to update your information for the 2020-2021 school year. Directories will be all online this year.  

Find us on Facebook: Everett Eagles-APT and Instagram: @everetteaglesapt

Have a fabulous fall weekend!

Jacey Rhoads
Everett APT President 2019-2021
(847) 800-9264
Spirit of 67 News & Events
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR A NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN for the Spirit of 67!

On Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th 2020 at 7:00pm at Deer Path Middle School the Spirit of 67 will bring our community together for a socially distant night of family fun and fundraising with a drive-in movie! Due to restrictions on group size, tickets are limited to 50 a night and we expect to sell out quickly. Kung Fu Panda is on the marquee and all the money raised goes towards classroom grants. Ticket information here: https://spiritof67foundation.org
Community News & Events
For more information, please visit the Green Backpack online.
Lake Forest College Resumes Radio Program for Children (and Adults)
Lake Forest College is excited to announce that Breakfast Jams, a radio program designed for elementary school aged children and adults, is back on the air! Please note the new broadcast schedule. Breakfast Jams is now broadcast (most) Tuesdays from 8:00 – 10:00 AM and rebroadcast on the following Thursday at the same time. Tune in to Breakfast Jams at WMXM-88.9 FM in Lake County or stream the show online at WMXM.ORG. Breakfast Jams is hosted by Fred Koch (former Lake Forest elementary music teacher). For more information visit https://breakfastjams.weebly.com.
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