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The Falcon Flyer  - Website Edition

  April 22, 2022

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Dear Rondout Families and Faculty,

When the K-2 cluster begins their ABC Countdown each year, we know that summer break is right around the corner. Today was day one of the countdown which heralds a little more than a month of school left. We continue to focus on finishing this year strong while beginning the planning process for the next school year.

 

To that end, we are wrapping up with our end of year assessments to support our final reporting and preparing for next year. We are pleased to share that we are resuming the administration of the SELweb assessment which “measures skills for success in school and life.” Students in grades K-7 will be engaged with the assessment modules which are brief, narrated and illustrated. In this competence assessment, students demonstrate and apply their social emotional skills directly by solving challenging problems.

 

For those of you who have a longer history with Rondout, you may recall that Rondout was an instrumental partner in the research project that led to the development of this tool which now extends across the grades. We worked closely with the Rush Neurobehavioral Center Research team while the assessment was developed and then administered it for several years pre-COVID.

 

Parents will receive a written report highlighting their child’s performance. Here at Rondout we will use the results to strengthen our work in social emotional learning and strengthening problem solving skills.  The assessment is taken on line and is completed in one brief session.  Supporting students’ development of skills for life success continues to be a key area of focus and this assessment provides us with data to monitor student strengths as well as areas for growth. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more information. Assessment results are expected to be included with the end of the year report cards. 

 

On another note, we have experienced a growing number of cases of Influenza A this past week. Please help us manage the spread by keeping your child home until they are symptom free. Students who are coughing and sneezing with heavy amounts of nasal secretions put others at risk of contracting the virus. We understand it can be challenging to have to keep your child at home but based on the number of cases that continue to be confirmed, it is considered an outbreak so  we must take significant measures to control the spread. When your child is not feeling well and coughing and sneezing, they are not available for learning. This makes it difficult for them as well as for their classmates.   We do know that at this point in time, Lake County is experiencing a large number of influenza A cases and it is highly contagious. In addition, the symptoms of COVID and Influenza are very similar so we also have to be sure that we are ruling out COVID as the cause.  Your cooperation and assistance is greatly appreciated. 

We hope that by next week those who were confirmed this week will be able to return to school symptom free. 

 

Hope you enjoy the summer-like weather in the forecast. Happy Easter to our families who are celebrating Orthodox Easter this weekend.  Until next time…Take care…

 Dr. Jenny Wojcik

Superintendent


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Notes from Ms. Davis

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Dear Families and Staff,  


We have had another wonderful week here at Rondout. It is hard to believe we are in the final few weeks of the school year, and already counting down to summer break. Clusters took time Friday to discuss and celebrate Earth Day! Even though the weather did not cooperate for outdoor activities, they discussed, colored, read and talked about all the ways we can support our planet. This spring has proven to be soggy and cold, however we still take every opportunity to be outside for recess and playtime. Please be sure your students have coats as needed, as we look towards sunnier days and hopefully warmer weather.  


Our Green Club started this week. Students are helping to open the garden and get ready for the growing season. Track and Field has their first meet on Tuesday at 4:00pm at Libertyville High School. We are also preparing for Fine Arts Night on May 5 from 6:30-7:30pm. Be sure to check the calendar on the website and watch the flyer for all the details about end of the year events.  

I hope that your families stay healthy and we look forward to the coming days of sunshine and learning.  



Best,  

Elizabeth  

HAPPY EARTH DAY 2022

Earth Day is here, and the question we’re all wondering is, “What can I do to help the planet? 

Small Steps for Earth 

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Earth Day is here, and the question we’re all wondering is, “What can I do to help the planet?” And like most years, you forget and do little, if not anything. So, years pass, and the question lingers. 

It often seems as though being a “sustainable” or “green” person means buying an electric car or getting solar panels on the roof of your house, or even buying from sustainable stores. 

You see, this is the thing that has prevented you from trying to make a difference every year. This is the impression we’ve lived under, that you must make a big change in your lifestyle to make a big difference. This doesn’t mean that buying an electric car, getting solar panels, or visiting a sustainable store is a bad idea, it’s more that there are easier ways to help the environment and still make a difference.  

If more of us can take small and manageable steps, rather than huge and unbalanced steps, we can make a huge difference together. There are many small choices you can make throughout your regular day to make an impact. For example, you could bring a reusable water bottle to work or to school, rather than using a plastic one. When you go on errands, use reusable bags instead of wasting and using a plastic ones. If you go on a walk and spot trash, think about picking it up instead of leaving it there to pollute the environment. Small habits similar to these are much simpler and easy to fit into your lifestyle than others, and that does not mean you’re not making a difference. 

This Earth Day, take small steps that will help the planet and keep your regular lifestyle almost the same while making an impact. 

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Click here to complete student registration by 4/29/2022 (one per student)
  1. Click the link above on your laptop, smartphone, or computer
  2. Follow the yellow arrow throughout the entire packet
  3. Once you click submit, you will then have to verify your email address
  4. Once verified a copy of the signed packet will automatically be emailed to you & Rondout
Click here to sign and complete the Commitment to Excellence Form (one per student)
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It’s “Book Swap” Time!

May 19th


Join the fun! Come recycle old books and get “new” books to read this summer. For every book you bring, you get to pick a book at the swap table!

Click here to view/print the permission form to participate
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Click here to view/print the Parade Route & Directions

K-2 is sponsoring an ABC countdown to Summer!

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School Supply List 2022-2023
Calendar Highlights 2022-2023
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Shield Testing is Tuesday mornings

starting at 8:00 a.m.

Final Testing Date for the school year is 5/24/22

  • Please remember you must refrain from eating or drinking or brushing your teeth 45 minutes prior to testing. Students must wear a mask when entering the testing area according to Shield testing protocols.
Click here to view/print Voluntary Shield Testing Rostering Permission Form

Find a free COVID Testing Site:

We have revised this information due to concerns regarding recent issues with pop-up fraudulent testing sites. Checking with your own medical provider and or use the testing locator on the Lake County Health Department Site will provide you with more reliable information. The link is provided here.

Lake County Health Department

Testing Locator

https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4435/COVID-19-Testing


Student Lunch

Lunch+Milk $3.15

Milk Only $0.40

Click here to view the updated lunch menu
Click here to add funds to your students lunch account

Lunch Menu

week of April 25, 2022

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Mac-n-Cheese Peas

Chicken Mandarin Tortilla/Rice/Lettuce Chow Mein Noodles Mandarins Rice Krispy Treat

Turkey/Cheese Subs Goldfish

Meatballs w/wo sauce Corn/Roll Orange Slices

Early Dismissal No Lunch

Remaining Lunches as of 4/22/22

Grades K-7: 23 lunches

Grade 8: 17 lunches

Milk is included with Hot Lunch

Vegetarian Option Available Daily

Menu Subject to Change without Notice

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Wednesday Evenings

8:00-8:30 p.m.

Click here to Join the Parent Coffee Talk Zoom Password: Coffee

Capturing Learning

Click here to view the 2nd grade science project - part 1 
Click here to view the 2nd grade science project - part 2
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Humanitarian Day of Service April 9, 2022

Thanks to all the families who joined us to make a difference!

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Looking Ahead

April 25 Track & Field Practice

April 26 Track Meet @ LHS 4:00 p.m.

April 26 Field Trip Grades K-2 & 8

April 27 Green Club

April 28 Track & Field Practice

April 29 Early Dismissal K-2 @ 11:00 a.m. & 3-8 11:30 a.m.

May 2 Track & Field Practice

May 3 Early Dismissal K-2 @ 2:00 p.m. & 3-8 @ 2:30 p.m.

May 3 Track Meet @ LHS 4:00 p.m.

May 4 Green Club

May 5 Special Arts Night Open House @ 6:30 p.m.

May 9 Green Club

May 9-10 8th Grade Springfield Trip

May 11 NJHS Induction Ceremony @ 7:00 p.m.

May 12 Green Club

May 12 Spring Band Concert @ 6:30 p.m.

May 16 8th Grade Field Trip TBD

May 17 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.

May 17 Board of Education Recognition for Teaching Anniversaries

May 18 Last day for 8th grade

May 18 Parade of Graduates

May 18 Class of 2022 Graduation

May 19 Green Club

May 20 Early Dismissal K-2 @ 11:00 a.m. & 3-8 @ 11:30 a.m.

May 21 Green Club Family Planting Day @ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

May 23 Green Club

May 27 Last Day of School - Early Dismissal K-2 @ 2:00 p.m. & 3-8 2:30 p.m.

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Happy Birthday to our students who are celebrating 

birthdays this month!


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Coronavirus Resources

Rondout SD 72 Safe to Learn COVID protocols March 15, 2022
School Guidance Decision Tree Updated 3.22.2022
Post-Vaccine Guidance for Schools
Updated Public Health School Guidance
Lake County Health Department Covid Support & Help
Click Here for Lake County Health Department Coronavirus website
Click Here for 211 Lake County Website
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Village of Mettawa
Rondout PTSA
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College of Lake County
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