News & Announcements

October Community Update

As always, we greatly appreciate your continued support and wanted to continue to reach out with important, specific information regarding the end of the first quarter, the beginning of second quarter, and a phase change to Phase 3 of the District 142 Reopening Plan.
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Today Matters - October 16, 2020

After several months of attending to ensuring we are providing solid instruction to our students, while adhering to guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone, I am happy to reintroduce the Superintendent’s Blog, “Today Matters.” This blog will offer yet another way for us to connect with our families and school community; sharing stories, thoughts, and commentary about life inside our buildings with those we serve.
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NO SCHOOL

There is no school on Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12. School resumes with Hybrid A students on Tuesday, October 13.
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District Moving to Phase 3 on November 2

Thank you to the entire Forest Ridge School District 142 community for your unwavering support as we started what has been the most challenging school year in recent memory. From the creation of our Return to Learn Reopening Plan, where we determined how to educate our students in the safest way possible while still adhering to the academic integrity of our work, to the implementation of putting our plan into practice, we have made informed decisions, necessary adjustments and could not have done any of this without our entire school community. We are seeing amazing academic and social emotional learning happening across the District, both with our In-Person Hybrid model and our Fully Remote learning plan.
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September Community Update

Now that we have an entire month of In-Person Hybrid and Remote Learning successfully behind us, our team thought this would be a good time to reach out with an update. The success of our school year relies on the strong partnership between our schools and our families, together we are truly accomplishing extraordinary things!
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

We want to take this opportunity to remind families that our school district greatly values the wellbeing, mental health, and emotional wellbeing of our students. Mental health development starts at a young age. Our district is proud to utilize Second Step, an evidence-based PreK - 8 social emotional learning curriculum, to teach important age-appropriate coping skills and strategies to help build resiliency from a young age.
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HB 3586

I am writing to inform you that HB 3586 is legislation that requires all Illinois public school districts to adhere to additional requirements related to the provision of special education. At Forest Ridge School District 142, we are now and always have been committed to parents meaningful participation in their children’s IEP meetings.
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Information regarding NWEA MAP testing

We are beyond proud of the tremendous efforts of our students, teachers, and community to get the school year off to a strong start. We have been able to provide in-person instruction, while adhering to all health and safety protocols. We are also amazed by the engagement occurring during remote learning.
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Steps for Student Self-Certification Update

Thank you for your patience and flexibility over the past two weeks with the self-certification process. 

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8, there will be a change. All students will receive a self-certification message to their individual district email address. This will help make sure each child is certified separately. With students taking their iPads home, notifications to self-certify will be sent to each student’s district email address instead of the parent/guardian addresses.
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