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Happy May Day

We hope this email finds you HEALTHY and WELL!  We miss you all so much, but we absolutely had a wonderful week of  JOYFUL MUSICPAINTING ROCKS, and SPREADING KINDNESS around our community! Shout out to Mr. Messina and Ms.Yeo, our amazing music teachers, for all the fun this week and always.  We were so sorry to miss our concerts this year!  Please enjoy two videos this week from our “Music Rocks” week!  

Our TEACHING & LEARNING TEAM has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure our teachers are giving students awesome remote learning opportunities during this difficult time.  Way to go, T&L Team and our AWESOME TEACHERS!  Here is a message from T&L: As you may remember, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has provided school districts with a limited number of “Remote Learning Planning Days.” These days allow staff members to spend time engaging in structured training and planning sessions focused on remote learning. Our next Remote Learning Planning Day is scheduled for Friday, May 8th.  While live conferencing and other forms of “real-time” communication will not be available on that date, teachers will post learning plans to support the continuation of routines and structures that help ensure students are learning and connected to school. 

Nothing is more important than your HEALTH and SAFETY!  We are committed to checking in with children to make sure they are well.  Parents/Guardians are asked to call the school attendance line (847) 990-4800 by 9:00 a.m. to report a child’s absence for any remote learning day. Unless a call is received, staff members will reach out if your child is not participating in remote learning activities or responding to messages. If you receive a call or email from a member of our school staff, please know our only goal is to ensure the safety and well being of our students. Students are not penalized for any unreported absences; we are most interested in partnering with you to provide any needed support.      

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything! Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!  

Be WELL, HES Eagles!

Dr. Martin and Mrs. Hunter