Dear D34 Families,
We know you have questions. Here are a few of the big ones (with answers!) that will help you prepare for the start of Hybrid learning on Tuesday, September 29. We also will continue to update the FAQ page of our website.
Can You Remind Me About School Hours?
Yes! On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Kindergarten students will attend on the following schedules:
Kindergarten: Half days, two days (Mo/Th or Tu/Fri)
- Morning session: 8:45am - 11:15am
- Afternoon session: 1:10pm to 3:40pm
What About Wednesdays?
At all levels, Wednesdays will be fully remote (with a few exceptions for special education and EL/Bilingual students) and will include the planned one-hour late start for staff professional development and collaboration.
- Morning session: 9:45am - 11:55am
- Afternoon session: 1:30pm - 3:40pm
What Are the Bus Schedules?
Bus riders should have received information about bus stops and times earlier this week. If your child rides the bus and you did not receive this information, please email Rob Conner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The transportation department is working with the Glenview Park District to determine the availability for transportation to/from their Camp REC program. Due to the complexity of developing bus routes for the multiple school schedules, and the limit of 50 riders per CDC guidelines, we have not yet finalized the routes that might accommodate Camp REC participants. We will work with the Park District to share transportation information as soon as it is available.
If your child is attending Camp REC or another childcare option, please submit a stop change request found on the District 34 transportation page.
Does Meal Pickup Change in Hybrid?
Yes, but pickup is now at your child’s school and you must complete a meal pickup request each week. View details about meal pickups in Hybrid.
Want More Reminders? Or Not So Much?
You now have the ability to log into PowerSchool and choose the types of messages that you receive from D34. In the left navigation bar, click “SwiftReach SwiftK12” (that’s the name of our mass notification system). Then click on “Alert Preferences” in the upper right corner of the screen (next to the gear icon). You can check or uncheck any of the boxes . To see what email and phone number corresponds to the contacts listed, click “Contact Information” at the top of the screen. To make changes to email addresses or phone numbers, use the “Registration” link in the left navigation bar.
Don’t Forget: Mask & Self Assessment
The District's health and safety protocols have been developed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among students, staff and families. But the ability to keep our buildings open and continue in-person learning depends on all of us taking personal responsibility to:
- Wear a mask
- Wash hands
- Watch your distance (maintain 6’ from others)
(...in and out of school.)
Remember: Complete the daily self-assessment for your child when he or she attends in person (we will send reminders), and please be honest in your responses.