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Principal's News Week of August 30th

Reported by on 8/29/21

Quarantine Information

Positive cases of COVID-19 at May Watts can be found on the District's COVID Dashboard. The dashboard includes all positive cases of COVID-19 reported to District 204 for individuals who were on campus. The information is updated each Monday by 4 pm. Additional information found on this page includes the current transmission level and a link to the corresponding mitigation strategies.

Parents will be notified if their child is considered a close contact with someone who tested positive. Our COVID-19 Response Team at May Watts is our Registered School Nurse, Angie Johnson, and our Certified School Nurse, Anne Joseph. If your child is considered a close contact, Nurse Johnson will contact you about your child's return date. I will provide information to you about what schooling will look like for your child during quarantine. Additionally, I have linked here the District’s Fall Plan with slides 10-13 providing information regarding isolation and quarantine for our elementary students.

We appreciate you talking with your child about the importance of proper mask wearing and physical distancing to help in supporting our goal of keeping our students in school. Thank you for your support as we do our best to provide transparency while also protecting the confidentiality of our students and staff.

AIMSWeb Benchmark Testing

Indian Prairie School District 204 will administer aimswebPlus benchmark assessments this fall to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. These brief Illinois Learning Standards aligned assessments evaluate student academic performance and growth in the areas of reading and mathematics. Specifically, depending on grade level, literacy measures will assess vocabulary, phonological awareness, word recognition, reading comprehension and reading fluency. Additionally, depending on grade level, numeracy measures will assess number sense, operations, algebraic thinking, measurement/data, geometry, fractions and ratios/proportions. The assessment results are used by teachers and administrators to assist with instructional planning and differentiation at the grade, classroom and student level.

Should you have any questions regarding aimswebPlus, please contact Mr. LeCrone.

Boundary Committee

On Wednesday night, the Indian Prairie School District Boundary Committee met to continue the process of evaluating concepts and reviewing information related to boundary adjustments. RSP & Associates facilitated the meeting in which committee members heard ideas on available space use options including flexible innovation spaces and professional development hubs.

The boundary adjustment process is ongoing. Decisions have not been made, and proposals have not been created. The committee is examining concepts to look at every possibility based on capacity limits and projected enrollment in each building. There are a vast number of options to address attendance area adjustments. Concepts that are discussed during the boundary meetings are not proposals for boundary adjustments. However, each and every option must be evaluated in order for the process to move forward.

The community is invited to observe all boundary committee meetings. There will also be an opportunity for community members to view concepts and provide feedback before the final proposals are created and presented to the board of education. The community’s feedback will be incorporated into the final proposals that will be presented to the board of education for approval.

The community forums will be held at our three high schools on the following dates.

Monday, November 8 at 7 pm - Waubonsie Valley High School
Tuesday, November 9 at 7 pm - Neuqua Valley High School
Wednesday, November 10 at 7 pm - Metea Valley High School

The next boundary committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 pm at Still Middle School. For more information on the boundary process, to view meeting materials, or watch meeting videos, visit 2021 Boundary Committee.

Ice Cream Social Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, September 1 from 6:30-8:00 PM

Please sign up below to volunteer at our wonderful Ice Cream Social this Wednesday, September 1st! This long-standing tradition is the kick-off event of our dedicated PTA and requires parent volunteers to help it run successfully. We can't wait to see you there!

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