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    Weekly Parent Communication


    EMAIL 9/25/20: October 5th transition

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    Dear families:

    Starting Monday, October 5th, we will begin our hybrid learning model offering both in-person instruction and remote learning. In preparation for this transition, Friday, October 2nd will be a remote learning plan day and there will be no school. Please see below for additional information regarding this transition. 


    NOTE: Information related to in-person instruction will be sent early next week to families who selected this learning model. Information will include details about transportation, self-certification, and health and safety protocols


    Important Dates


    Friday, October 2: Remote learning plan day; no school

    Monday, October 5: In-person learning begins; remote learning continues

    Week of October 19-23: Learning model survey for 2nd/3rd trimesters goes out to parents

    Friday, November 13 - End of 1st trimester


    Schedule (in-person and remote)


    Grades K-8:

    Monday - Friday, 8am to noon (at school); 2pm-3pm* (virtual)


    *Given parent survey feedback, we are working with transportation to see if the afternoon time slot can begin earlier. If this is possible, we will notify parents as soon as possible.



    AM session: 8:30am to 10:30am (Monday-Thursday)

    PM session**: 12:30pm to 2:30pm (Monday-Thursday)


    **Students eligible for kindergarten will also attend Wehde virtually on Fridays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. 


    Teacher Assignments and Schedules


    Grades PreK-5: Families will receive an email from their school with their teacher assignment on Mon., 9/28

    • Virtual meet-and-greet for all elementary school families: Wed., 9/30 at 2pm. Details and links to come. 
    • Virtual meet-and-greet for Wehde families: Wed., 9/30 at 2:30pm. Details and links to come.  


    Grades 6-8: Families will be able to log into ParentVue to view their child(ren)’s schedule and teacher assignment on Fri., 10/2


    Food Services


    Based on recent federal lunch program guidelines, free breakfast and lunch is available for ALL students (Prek-8) through December 31, 2020 or until funding runs out. All meals are peanut-free and prepared by Sodexo in accordance with National School Lunch Program guidelines.


    Food distribution will occur on Tues., 9/29, 7:30am-10am and 3pm-6pm at Hannah Beardsley Middle School and Canterbury Elementary School.  


    Starting October 5th, food distribution will change. See below:


    For in-person students:

    • Food will be distributed daily at dismissal. Students will take home one grab-and-go lunch and breakfast daily, Monday through Friday.


    For remote learning students: 

    • Starting Tuesday, October 6th, food will be distributed as a drive-up service weekly on Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. Additional school locations will be added if needed. 
    • Families will be provided meals for the full week, which means 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for each student.


    Tech Support and Parent Resources

    Visit the District 47 website for tech support hours or email

    Tech support will continue at the district office through Friday, Oct. 2nd. Starting October 5th, tech support will be handled at individual D47 schools during office hours. More information to come about this. 


    The links below are technology resources for parents that are also posted on the D47 tech support web page. We encourage you to check these out!


    Parent Resource Videos/Tutorials


    GoGuardian for Parents (Eng/Span)


    It’s been great to see students from our special programs in our schools over the past two weeks and we’re excited to be able to welcome additional students on October 5th. We appreciate your patience as we work through details and logistics to try to ensure a smooth transition for all. 




    Kathy J. Hinz