When we started this school year 15 weeks ago, we had no idea that District 142 would become a model district for how to offer both In-Person learning and a full remote learning option in our state, and possibly even in the country. This would be impossible without the participation, commitment, and sacrifice of every single person in our school community to make this work.
News & Announcements
Congratulations are in order for Foster Elementary School first grade teacher, Ms. Angela D’Ambrosio. She has been recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Those Who Excel for Meritorious Service as an Early Career Educator.
We are solidly in quarter two of our 2020-2021 School Year and have proudly had our schools open since August, without any pauses due to COVID. This is a tremendous feat and we all share in this winning process. We must continue to exercise caution, keeping our children home if they feel ill, are displaying any COVID symptoms, or have a COVID exposure. By working together, it offers us the best chance to keep our schools open for students as we head into the winter months.
I think one thing everyone can agree on is that there is A LOT going on in our country right now. In looking for common ground on how to grapple with this, whether that be the proliferation of election news, dealing with the impacts of a global pandemic, or just simply the general feeling of unrest, it led me to do a little reading and reflecting.
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.
Congratulations to our District Technology Integration Specialists - Amanda Graczyk, Noelle Horbaczewski and Julie Ryan for receiving the 2020 Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel Team Award of Meritorious Service.
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.
There is no school on Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12. School resumes with Hybrid A students on Tuesday, October 13.
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.
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!