D65 Parent/Caregiver Virtual Equity Learning Series

Click here for details on the D65 Parent/Caregiver Virtual Equity Learning Series being offered.

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Have you reached your “eTeaching” capacity?

Has eLearning surpassed your capacity for eTeaching?
During this challenging time of shelter-in-place, ETHS students heard there is a need for homework help, tutoring, and activities for D65 K-8 students. They’ve responded with providing free support for everything from quick eLearning questions to on-going tutoring and fun!
Sign your child/ren up for Evanston COVID-19 At-Home Tutoring.
Even more tutors, a Spanish website, and more activities for your child/ren coming soon!
This is provided through a partnership between ETHS students and Evanston Cradle to Career.
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PTA Summery for May 2020 (No Meeting this Month)

Click here for a Walker community update.

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Evanston Care Network

CITY, COMMUNITY PARTNERS LAUNCH THE EVANSTON CARE NETWORK

Evanston Care Network

EVANSTON, IL – The City of Evanston, in partnership with the Evanston Community Foundation, Evanston 311 and the Evanston Public Library, has launched the Evanston Care Network to better connect individuals seeking social service assistance and resources with verified providers.

The Evanston Care Network, available at evanstoncarenetwork.org, is hosted by the free social care networking platform Aunt Bertha. The platform connects residents with social service information and resources, while allowing businesses and non-profits to better coordinate their efforts. Resource categories include food, shelter, health care, employment, financial assistance, and more. Contact information and eligibility criteria are listed under each resource.

Those seeking resources can visit the website or call 311 for assistance. English and Spanish-speaking representatives are available.

All organizations currently providing free or reduced-cost support to Evanston residents are encouraged to add their information to the website. For assistance, organizations may call/text 847-448-4311 or simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

Link to press release

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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8th

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Here is our staff directory for contact info: Staff Directory 2019-2020

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April Meeting Minutes

Our minutes from the April meeting are posted: April 2020 PTA Meeting Minutes

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There will still be a yearbook this year!

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Yearbooks for all 5th graders & 5th grade teachers have already been purchased by PTA.
K-4 students who wish to purchase yearbooks may do so at www.TreeRing.com/validate (school passcode: 101507041679653). Click here for flyer. The deadline to order is April 26th.
We also need pictures! If you have any please upload them to www.Treering.com. Click here for instructions.
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SECOND UPDATE April PTA Meeting – Important Voting! Saturday, April 11th @ 7pm

We will be having our April meeting virtually via Zoom this Saturday. We have a couple of important items to vote on. Please join us if you can. Below is a link to the agenda:

FINAL UPDATED April 2020 PTA Meeting Agenda

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D65 Schools Closed through April 30

From the District:

Dear District 65 Community,

As you may have heard, this afternoon Governor Pritzker announced the extension of the ‘Stay at Home’ order for all Illinois residents through April 30. As a result, all District 65 schools will remain closed at least through this date. While we had certainly hoped we would be able to safely welcome our students and staff back sooner, this news was to be expected. We will communicate when we have an anticipated return date.

As educators, having our students present and being able to experience the joy of learning together and in person is truly special. It deeply saddens us that we will not be able to open our schools for at least another month, yet we know that this decision was made with the safety of our community, especially our most vulnerable residents, in mind. Our educators and staff will continue to connect with students virtually and to provide meaningful remote learning opportunities for all children. We could not be more appreciative of their flexibility and that of our families in finding creative ways to engage our students in continued educational and social emotional growth.

Remote Learning Plan Update
Our remote learning plan will go into place when we return from spring break. This plan will be based on guidance received this past weekend from the Illinois State Board of Education as well as important input and collaboration with our educators, school and district leaders, special services staff, and our curriculum and instruction team. Our remote learning plan will focus on the health and well-being of our community as well as our commitment to remain connected to and guide learning for students. We look forward to sharing this guidance with our educators by the end of this week and with our community shortly thereafter.

The decision has been made to schedule Remote Learning Planning Days on this Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 13. Learning activities will be provided for students but neither will be considered an instructional day. Educators will engage in various professional learning opportunities and will be unavailable to work with students or answer questions.

Continuation of Meal Program Over Spring Break
While we do not regularly provide meals over spring break, we recognize the importance of the meal program during this unprecedented time. In partnership with the City of Evanston and District 202, free breakfasts and lunches will be available for students next Monday, April 6, at community meal locations. Students will be able to pick up five days worth of meals between 1-4pm. The meal program will continue as long as schools are closed.

We know this entire situation has been scary and unsettling but this community has come together in the most remarkable ways. We are all in this together and we will absolutely get through it together. Please continue to allow yourselves grace and do not hesitate to reach out to your principal or a member of our district leadership team to let us know how we might be able to better support you during this difficult time. I hope that you can take spring break to relax, unwind, and recharge so that we can embark on this next chapter together. We also request that our very dedicated staff disconnect during Spring Break as they refresh for the weeks of remote learning ahead. Thank you for all that you continue to do for our children and the members of this community.

With health in mind,

Dr. Heidi Wennstrom
Dr. Phil Ehrhardt
Interim Superintendents of Schools

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To-Go Meals & Food Pantries in Evanston Area

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