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    Mrs. Coirier


    School Direct Voicemail line 1-815-788-3933

    I will try to reply within 24 hours during the week to all messages during the school year. This line is voicemail only.


    For those who may need new information during this difficult time, I am including food pantry, nutrition program, and other assistance information. 


    The Salvation Army at 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave. is offering food daily from 8:30-4, Monday through Friday. You may pick up food at the front desk. If you are not feeling well, please call (815) 455-2769 from your car and someone will bring food to you.

    Food Pantry

    The Food Pantry for Crystal Lake is located at 42 East Street in Crystal Lake.  They are open on Monday 10-2, Wednesday 10-2, Thursday 5-7pm, Friday 1-2, and Saturday 9-12.  They will come out to your car with boxes of food.

    SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is making their application process more streamline in response to COVID-19. Many of their requirements have been waived.

    Facts about SNAP  https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/facts

    Application process for IL  http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30357

    • Funding Is Available for Individuals: who have lost their jobs or had reduced hours they can request funds from the Salvation Army. Mercent Smith is the Social Worker who can assist these individuals. For this program, they are asking for some documentation from the employer to prove they lost their jobs due to Covid-19. They can provide a letter from their employer, proof they filed for unemployment and/or pay stubs to show the hours have changed/been reduced.
      Contact: Mercent Smith, Social Service Coordinator, The Salvation Army
      290 W. Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, Il 60014
      Phone: 815-455-2769 ex:14
      Fax: 815-455-9318

    • Home Delivered Meals for McHenry County Seniors: Catholic Charities of Lake County serve the older adults over 60+, in McHenry County, through the senior nutrition program. They are offering to partner with schools that are preparing meals for children who may want to help feed the seniors and be reimbursed through Catholic Charities for those additional meals to help these older adults.
      Contact: Marla Harris, Catholic Charities of Lake County
      Ph: 847-782-4267
      Email: mharris@catholiccharities.net

    Dear families: 

    On August 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois State Board of Education announced a decision to extend the free summer lunch program for students under the age of 18. Starting September 15th, District 47 will provide FREE grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for students (regardless of free/reduced lunch status) who live within District 47 boundaries. The program is expected to continue through December 2020 pending funding availability. 

    Given this change, there will be no need to continue pre-ordering meals or provide student identification during pick-up. Starting September 15th, District 47 will distribute food weekly on Tuesdays at two D47 schools. Meals will include both breakfast and lunch items for the week with an option to reheat and serve some items at a later time. See below for details: 


    Dates: Tuesdays (starting September 15, 2020)

    Times: 7:30am-10am; 3pm-6pm 


    Hannah Beardsley Middle School (515 E. Crystal Lake Ave.)

    Canterbury Elementary School* (875 Canterbury Dr.)

    *New distribution location: east entrance by food pantry

    For everyone’s health and safety, food will be distributed as a “drive-up” service. Parents/guardians will be asked to drive up to the distribution location at the school and open their trunks so bags can be placed there rather than inside the car. If your child has any food allergies, please check the nutritional labels on food items.

    Lunch menus

    Lunch menus can be accessed via the District 47 mobile app and are also available on the Sodexo website:

    Free and reduced lunch applications/fee waivers

    Families who believe they are eligible for free and reduced lunch for their student(s) are still encouraged to fill out an application on the District 47 websiteNote: Families must be approved for free lunch prior to being eligible for fee waivers. 

    Questions about food distribution can be directed to the District 47 Business Office at 815-788-5021.


    Estimadas familias: 

    El 31 de agosto de 2020, el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) y la Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois anunciaron la decisión de extender el programa de almuerzo gratuito de verano para los estudiantes menores de 18 años. A partir del 15 de septiembre, el Distrito 47 proveerá desayuno y almuerzo GRATIS para los estudiantes (sin importar el estado de almuerzo gratis o reducido) que viven dentro de los límites del Distrito 47. Se espera que el programa continúe hasta diciembre de 2020, en espera de la disponibilidad de fondos. 

    Dado este cambio, no habrá necesidad de continuar ordenando comidas por adelantado o de proporcionar identificación de estudiante durante la recogida. A partir del 15 de septiembre, el Distrito 47 distribuirá comida semanalmente los martes en dos escuelas D47. Las comidas incluirán tanto el desayuno como el almuerzo de la semana, con la opción de recalentar y servir algunos artículos más tarde. Ver abajo para más detalles: 


    Fechas: martes (comenzando el 15 de septiembre, 2020)

    Horas: 7:30am-10am; 3pm-6pm 

    Donde recoger: 

    Hannah Beardsley Middle School (515 E. Crystal Lake Ave.)

    Canterbury Elementary School* (875 Canterbury Dr.)

    *Nuevo lugar de distribución: entrada este por la despensa de alimentos

    Para la salud y la seguridad de todos, los alimentos se distribuirán como un servicio "drive-up". Se les pedirá a los padres/tutores que conduzcan hasta el lugar de distribución en la escuela y abran sus maleteros para que las bolsas puedan ser colocadas allí en lugar de dentro del carro. Si su hijo es alérgico a algún alimento, por favor revise las etiquetas nutricionales de los alimentos.

    Menús de almuerzo

    Se puede acceder a los menús del almuerzo a través de la aplicación móvil del Distrito 47 y también están disponibles en el sitio web de Sodexo:

    Solicitudes de almuerzo gratuitos y reducidos/exención de tasas

    Todavía se les anima a las familias que creen que son elegibles para el almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido para su(s) estudiante(s) a llenar una solicitud en el sitio web del Distrito 47Nota: Las familias deben ser aprobadas para el almuerzo gratis antes de ser elegibles para las exenciones de pago. 

    Las preguntas sobre la distribución de alimentos pueden ser dirigidas a la Oficina de negocios del Distrito 47 en 815-788-5021.

    2-1-1 Community Help Line: Remind your staff, teachers, and families that this free resource is available to help connect people to resources in McHenry County. It’s available in 94% of the communities nationwide.


    ComEd offers payment options such as budget billing, which averages payments out over a 12-month period to help customers manage their monthly energy bill. Also flexible payment arrangements including individually tailored payment installment plans.

    Customers who may be challenged to pay their ComEd bill should contact ComEd as soon as possible at 800-334-7661 or go to ComEd.com where you will find a number of programs for energy assistance.

    Start, stop or move service at ComEd.com/Moving

    ComEd is suspending disconnects for customers unable to pay their bills and waiving new late payments charges through at least May 1st. We'll be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options to address their specific needs.


    Please contact PADS McHenry County


    Be well! 


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