Please Bring Filled Water Bottles Next Week
As you know, we have been busy making the final preparations for students to begin returning to our District 67 buildings next week.
We recently had a contractor test the water systems in our buildings following months of non-use. While they found no overall concern with the water system, they did note the chlorine levels to be slightly lower than preferred and, as an extra precaution, are recommending that the water bottle filling stations not be used for one week from the time students begin returning.
With this in mind, we are turning off the bottle filling stations for the first week in the buildings and ask that staff and students bring water from home September 14-18. This will allow the chlorine levels in our water system the time required to re-balance. Water bottle fillers will be available again on Monday, September 21. As the toilets and sinks are used more consistently and at a higher volume, the system will adjust to the correct chlorine levels without being turned off.
Again, students are invited to bring filled, non-aerosol water bottles from home for the first week of hybrid in-person learning. We will also have bottled water on hand during the first week for those who need it.
An Update on District 67 Bus Schedules
We have heard from families reporting various issues with bus assignments. We want to acknowledge and thank you for those messages.
Due to last-minute changes and the ongoing addition of new riders, the District will issue updated bus schedules over the weekend.
As with so many things this school year, the bus scheduling process is more complex than usual. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
2020 Cross Country Season
The Lakeside Conference will be holding a virtual cross country season this fall! This opportunity is open to 5th-8th graders of all running abilities who are looking to stay active, be part of a team, and represent Deer Path! For more information please complete the interest form or email one of the coaches for details.
Deer Path Middle School
Responsible Use Agreement: As we begin the school year, we'd like to remind you and your students about our Responsible Use Agreement with technology. All 6th, 7th and 8th graders and their parents should read through the expectations and fill out this form. The form should be filled out by Friday, September 11th.
8th GRADE NEWS
Lake Forest High School will hold the PSAT8 Assessment on either October 17 or October 31. This assessment aids the high school in determining student placement for the 2021-2022 school year.
Both testing dates will be held at the East (main) Campus on 1285 McKinley Road, following LFHS’s social distancing and other safety protocols.
NEWS FROM THE NURSES
For medication drop off: The week of September 14th-18th
Medications and completed forms need to be brought in prior to your students arrival in the building. Parents please note due to the structure to the AM/PM schedule students may not need their/lunchtime medications.
Please come to the 5/6 or 7/8 main entrance at the front of the building and ring the bell and/or you can call our direct phone numbers when you arrive at school.
The nurse will come out to take the medications and review that the forms are filled out properly.
Please see the times below for dropping off medications:
Monday to Thursday 930-1100 AM,and Friday 1030-1200. Please have your students medications along with the completed forms for each medication labeled in a zip lock bag. If these times are not convenient please email or contact the nurse to make alternative arrangements. See the link below
Dear Parent's of all 6th Grade students and students NEW to DPM in 5th, 7th, or 8th grades.
The State of Illinois requires all 6th grade and all new students have:
1. Certificate of Child Health Examination and documentation of immunizations to IDPH standards on file in the Nurse's office no later than October 14th. Students without complete records must be excluded from school October 15th and until records are complete.
2. Students entering an Illinois school for the first time must also provide a State of Illinois Eye Exam.
3. A Proof of Dental Examination form is required at 6th Grade.
4. If your child will be participating in interscholastic sports, a Sports physical is
required before participation is allowed. It must be on file in the Nurse's Office
and dated within 13 months of the start of tryouts and if rostered on the team,
the sports physical must remain valid for the entire season.
For more information and to download forms please follow the link to Health Services:
Required Health Records should be emailed/ mailed to the Nurse's Office ASAP
Heather Egenthal RN, DPM-West 847-604-7431 EMAIL: HEGENTHAL@LFSCHOOLS.NET
Linda Raye RN, DPM -East 847-604-7419. EMAIL: LRAYE@LFSCHOOLS.NET
UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS:
9/22/20: Board of Ed. Meeting, 7pm, Board Room, LFHS WEST CAMPUS
10/1/20: Picture Day, AVA ONLY, 4:15-5pm, Location TBD
10/1 & 10/2/20: Picture Day HYBRID ONLY, Location TBD
10/12/20: Columbus Day, No School