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COVID-19 Update: March 18

Reported by greg_gibson@ipsd.org on 3/18/20

Dear District 204 Community,

Today was our first day of e-learning. Thank you to our teachers and students for your work today. As I wrote yesterday, the delivery of instruction will look different, but it is important to provide a continuity of learning for our students. It is also important for our students to continue the connection with their teachers. This is a challenging time for all of us, and some of our students may feel stressed about the departure from their routine. The National Association of School Psychologists has a parent resource you may find helpful for talking to children about COVID-19. You can read it here.

I also want to thank the community members who donated yesterday to the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation’s Kid Essentials Fund. The IPEF received approximately $6,000 yesterday. The group now has more than $8,000 to directly support our families experiencing hardship during this crisis. I can’t thank you enough for your outpouring of support. It is an example of how our community supports one another and how we will collectively get through this challenge. If you would like to donate, please make sure to include “KID ESSENTIALS FUND” in the comments box here.

PASSWORD RETRIEVAL: Parents can help retrieve their child’s password if it was forgotten by using Home Access Center. A step-by-step guide is here. If parents have forgotten their Home Access Center password, they can reset it by clicking the “Forgot My Username or Password” link at this page.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: We are updating our FAQ each day. You can find it on our website here.

MEAL PROGRAM: Organic Life is providing grab and go breakfast and lunch for families. They have a curbside pick-up available with a grab and go bag each morning at all elementary schools. You can pick up your meals curbside near door 1 between 11 am and 1 pm Monday through Friday. For planning purposes, please let us know how many days you will be picking up a meal by completing this form today.

Thank you for your continued support.

Karen Sullivan
Superintendent

March 18 Update (Spanish) ( pdf)

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