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Principal's News Week of September 13, 2021

Reported by christine_binderup@ipsd.org on 9/12/21

Erin's Law and Mutual Ground

In response to concerns regarding child safety and vulnerability to sexual abuse, the State of Illinois requires schools to provide instruction in personal safety and awareness of safe/unsafe situations. The law is known as Erin's law and our School District will continue to partner with Mutual Ground, Inc. to provide Personal Body Safety Education instruction to our 1st and 2nd grade classes as part of the district comprehensive plan. Mutual Ground has provided this program in our district and many school districts throughout the area. Additionally, our school social worker, Mrs. Brandt, will be doing the presentation to our kindergarten students. More information about Erin's Law and Mutual Ground is attached to this communication. We look forward to providing this opportunity for our students.

First PTA General Meeting

The first May Watts PTA General Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the LMC at May Watts. All are welcome to come to the meeting in order to learn more about the PTA and help to plan the events and activities for the rest of the school year. Please contact our PTA President, Ofelia Hinojosa, at maywattsptapresident@gmail.com with any questions.

Quarantine Information

Please understand that if one of your children are at home with a cough, sore throat, fever, vomiting, etc., then all non-vaccinated siblings need to stay home until the sick child is cleared to return by the health office. This is consistent with the Exclusionary Guidance put forth by the IDPH. Click here to access the guidelines and reference Row E of the document.

Boundary Committee Meeting

The boundary committee will meet this evening at 6:30 pm at Still Middle School, located at 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. The committee will continue evaluating various boundary adjustment scenarios. A series of community forums will be held in November to obtain feedback on boundary proposals that are yet to be created. The boundary committee meetings are open to the public for observation. To learn more about the boundary process and to review materials or watch the video from each meeting, visit 2021 Boundary Committee .

Intruder Drill

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at approximately 10:00 AM, we will conduct a lockdown drill that will include school staff and students. The Naperville Police Department will not be participating in this drill, but we will be doing another drill in the near future with their involvement. Another communication will come out prior to that drill. Please contact your child's teacher or the school office with any questions.



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