Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
District proactively monitoring the situation and working with health partners.
Lake Park High School continues to closely monitor the situation involving the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is working in coordination with county, state and federal health authorities. The health and safety of Lancer students, staff and families is a top priority for the District. Our decision making will demonstrate an abundance of caution to protect everyone's health and well being.
Absenteeism - Students Should Stay Home When Sick!
Attendance East: (630) 295-5232 / Attendance West: (630) 295-5332
When reporting an absence for your child, remember to spell your student's name and provide their ID number. Indicate why your student is absent, leaving school early, or arriving late. If your student is absent due to a fever above 100 degrees or other respiratory symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, please provide that information as well. Remember to obtain a note from the doctor's office if your student visits a doctor.
Travel - Students and Staff
While the district monitors
issued through the
U.S. Department of State as it relates to upcoming international travel for Lancer student activities and curricular purposes, we must also consider students and staff traveling during spring break. Lancers returning from travel to areas with community spread of COVID-19 must follow guidance they have received from health officials. COVID-19 information for travel is updated regularly on the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
The guidance specifically states that s
taff or students who have traveled to a location with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their return date.
It is important to understand that we all play a role in reducing the likelihood of a novel coronavirus outbreak in our school community. Remember to practice good habits, including:
- Stay home when you are sick. (must be free of fever and vomiting for 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school)
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Lake Park's custodial staff continues to be diligent with cleaning practices; this includes daily cleaning and disinfecting with special attention given to "hot spots" (door knobs, buttons, handles, tables in the cafe, etc.)
Current guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health states, "At this time, no special sanitizing processes beyond routine cleaning are necessary or recommended to slow the spread of respiratory illness."
If you have questions, call the Illinois Coronavirus hotline (800) 889-3931 or send an email to DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.
State Spirit Marches
Lancer student-athletes qualify for and represent
in IHSA State competition.
IHSA Girls Basketball
in Normal - Congratulations to the Lancer Varsity Girls Basketball program for their incredible championship season, which represents Lake Park's first ever trip to the IHSA State tournament in basketball! The list of accolades includes: DuKane Conference Co-Champions, repeat IHSA Class 4A Regional Champions, IHSA Class 4A Sectional Champions (Elite 8 Qualifiers) and IHSA Class 4A Super-Sectional Champions (Final Four).
On Thursday, March 4, Lake Park celebrated not one, but TWO IHSA State Spirit Marches -traveling from West to East Campus- in an
epic schoolwide sendoff
to celebrate this historic season. Lake Park will compete on
Friday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m.
vs. Fremd High School and
Saturday, March 7
(Time/Opponent TBD) at Illinois State University.
The girls basketball Head Coach is Brian Rupp.
For those fans traveling to ISU Redbird Arena to cheer on the girls basketball team this weekend, please note that the clear bag policy will not be in effect for State girls basketball weekend; however, NO BACKPACKS are allowed in the arena. Please plan accordingly.
Tickets may be purchased online at GoRedbirds.com/tickets or by telephone at Redbird Arena Athletics Ticket Office (309) 438-8000. Walk-up tickets are also available the day of the game at Redbird Arena. If you are unable to attend in person but wish to see the game and cheer on the Lancers, television broadcast options are available. View this link for options in the Chicago area.
IHSA Boys Swimming
in Evanston - Congratulations to the following members of the Lake Park Boys Swim team: Ernest Berdychowski (11), Jacob Drozd (9), Ben Kimmel (12), Bryan Mendoza (10), Phillip Stempien (10) and Norbert Szczotka (12). These student-athletes qualified for and competed at the IHSA State Meet held at Evanston High School from February 28-29, 2020. A 4-time IHSA State Qualifier, Kimmel competed in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke swimming finals, earning 5th place and 9th place finishes respectively to close out his impressive high school swimming career. The boys swimming Head Coach is Dan Witteveen.
Illinois Science Assessment
Reminder: required testing for juniors will be administered in science classes next week.
Beginning on Monday, March 9, Lake Park will administer the Illinois Science Assessment (
ISA) over the course of three days to all juniors at West Campus during their science class. In preparation for this three-part, online test, student
s should bring their charged Chromebook, power cord, and a calculator to school each day.
The Illinois State Board of Education requires all public high schools to administer the ISA to students enrolled in grade 11. The test assesses students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Learning Standards in the areas of earth and space science, biology, and physics.
Parent University: Screenagers Documentary
Join in a screening and discussion about one of the biggest issues parents face today.
Make plans to attend the Parent University program on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus auditorium. Reserve your free tickets here!
Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time - friction she knew all too well.
The SCREENAGERS documentary reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world (social media, video games and internet addiction) and find balance.
Counseling Department to Host Financial Aid Workshop
Lancer students and families encouraged to attend for college preparation.
Mark your calendar for a valuable free workshop, hosted by the Counseling Department, de
signed to help families prepare for post-graduation.
Financial Aid Award Letter Workshop: Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:00
West Campus Computer Lab, Room 231A
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be providing a workshop to assist graduating students and their parents/guardians with understanding, evaluating, and comparing financial aid award letters. ISAC members will begin with a brief presentation about financial aid and how to read and evaluate financial aid award letters. Families are encouraged to bring actual financial aid award letters to compare, with the help of a worksheet (paper or the online form available in the Student Portal Toolbox), while ISAC members provide one-on-one support as needed. Spanish language assistance will be available for this workshop.
Invest in Lancers through the INCubatorEDU Program
Lake Park's Educational Foundation is a proud investment partner in this opportunity.
Lake Park will launch the INCubator program for the 2020-2021 school year. In the INCubator course, students engage in hands-on, entrepreneurial learning by developing a business of their own. The year-long course allows students to learn all aspects of creating a business, which culminates in presenting their business to a "shark tank" panel. The Lake Park Educational Foundation is recruiting classroom coaches, mentors, donors and sponsors to bring the program to life.
Learn more at www.lphs.org/INCubator. An informational meeting will be hosted on Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Lake Park West Campus for those interested in learning more about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. To RSVP for the March 19 meeting, please email Dan Colucci or Kevin Jones.
Shattering the Silence Week: March 23-27
Lancer for Life will return to deliver messages that create awareness and educate students.
Lake Park SWaP and the
Lake Park Educational Foundation
are very excited to partner with 2019 distinguished alum, author, and nationally known presenter Angela Rose who will be speaking with Lancers during "Shattering the Silence Week," March 23-27. The goal of the awareness week is to educate students on the meaning of consent, violence prevention, and survivor empowerment.
During this week students will participate in school-wide initiatives including an assembly where Angela Rose will share positive and proactive guidance to engage students to be part of the solution, as well as activities during lunch periods, to further promote what consent means. For more information about Shattering the Silence or the PAVE Foundation, click
or contact Assistant Principal, Ebony Baker at
Families invited to attend Glenbard Parent Series Workshops.
Through a continued partnership with Glenbard High School District 87,
Lake Park families are invited and welcome to attend the Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families. Programs are free and open to
the public; no registration is required.
Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
, Glenbard West High School
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
, Glenbard West High School
Thursday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.
, Glenbard North High School