Eagle Weekly: September 20, 2021

Important Dates

Monday, September 20

  • Fire Drill

Tuesday, September 21

  • Pajama Day

Wednesday, September 22

  • Sports Team Day (wear your favorite sports jersey)

Thursday, September 23

  • Late Start Thursday -  Doors open at 9:15 AM and school starts at 9:30AM
  • Career Day (dress like what you want to be when you grow up)

Friday, September 24

  • Spirit wear (black and gold)

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In this Issue:

 

2021-2022 School Year Reminders

It’s been great to see South Prairie Eagles back in the building, attending specials, and focusing on relationships. A couple of reminders about school this year:

  • If you are bringing a ball to school on the bus, it needs to be kept in students' backpacks for safety reasons. 
  • All students should bring a water bottle. Our drinking fountains are turned off, but our bottle fillers remain on. 
  • Picture Day is October 4 (packets)
 

Message from South Prairie PTO

We had a very successful Mum Fundraiser selling a total of 1,685 mums! 

The next PTO meeting is Oct 5th. Some classrooms are still in need of a room parent. Please click the link below to sign-up or to volunteer in other ways. 

 

 

 

Daily Self Certification

Please call the school office if your student is feeling ill, and be prepared to answer a few questions that will help us quickly and efficiently evaluate your child so that we can provide you information based on the latest recommended guidelines. It is imperative that if your student is experiencing ANY of the following symptoms, your student should stay home from school and any extracurricular activities outside the home.

  • Temperature of 100.4 (or greater) degrees Fahrenheit/38 degrees Celsius;
  • Cough;
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
  • Chills;
  • Fatigue;
  • Muscle and body aches;
  • Moderate to severe headache;
  • Sore throat;
  • New loss of taste or smell;
  • Vomiting;
  • Diarrhea; or
  • Any other COVID-19 symptoms identified by the CDC or IDPH.

We know that things may look a little different this year and we are committed to keeping you informed on the changes that are taking place. Here is an overview of what your student can expect if they come to the Health Office with any of the symptoms listed above:

  • The student will be brought to the health office where the nurse or their designee will quickly evaluate the student’s condition. 
  • If it is determined that they are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms the student will be escorted to a designated and supervised isolation area. 
  • The school nurse will notify the parent/guardian and walk them through the process of what is required for the student to return to school. 
  • Sick students should be safely transported home by parent or guardian as soon as possible.
  • Siblings/household members of the symptomatic student may also be sent home.
  • Students will be expected to remain home from school and any extracurricular activities until cleared to return by the school nurse.
 

Job Opportunities

There are many open positions in Sycamore Community School District 427.  We are in desperate need of bus drivers and paraprofessionals. Please take a look and pass the word about these opportunities to join our team!

District 427 Job Opportunities

 

Internet Support

Federal aid is now available specifically to help families pay for high-speed internet service, plus a computer or tablet. It’s called the Emergency Broadband Benefit, and it provides discounts of up to $50 a month for high-speed internet along with a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.  

Households qualify if anyone in the household is eligible for the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast programs; participates in SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline; received a Federal Pell Grant this year; or lost significant income due to furlough or job loss since Feb. 29, 2020. Please see the link below for more details about this support program.

Internet Service Site

 

Resources

  • Social-Emotional - Jennifer Kamm, South Prairie Social Worker
  • Sycamore School District Food Service and Menus
  • Begin to practice safety measures that will be commonplace during the school day
 

A Word from Mr. Rucker

It’s always a great day for a great day!

Go Eagles!

Mr. Rucker