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Hickory Point Happenings June 1, 2020

In this edition:

  • Farewell to our second graders

  • Final day of school

  • Report Cards

  • Reflex Math

  • Raz Kids 

  • Summer Reading - Bingo

  • Important dates 

Farewell

Dear Second Grade Students and Families,

We are saying goodbye to our 2nd grade students. This is not the ending any of us could have imagined. We wish we had an opportunity to say goodbye in person. You are an amazing group of students. You are thoughtful, kind, hardworking, and resilient. We will miss you. Mrs. Buchanan and I promise to visit you at Shabonee. We wish you all the best at Shabonee. We hope you come back to visit. Always remember that once you are a Bulldog, you are always a Bulldog. 

Fondly,

Mrs. Deely and Mrs. Buchanan

Final day of school is June 2 (final posting)  

Dear Hickory Point Parents, 

It’s hard to believe we are closing for the year. It was an unprecedented year. We are so proud of our students who persevered through these difficult times. Our last day of school is June 2. Students will meet with their teacher and classmates to say goodbye in a Google Hangout Meeting.  We will be updating you as needed throughout the next few months. We hope you have a wonderful summer. 

Mrs. Deely and Mrs. Buchanan  

K-2 Report Cards Available Online Starting June 2, at 3:00 PM

The school offices remain closed at this time. Therefore, printed copies of report cards are not available. Parents can access the 2019-20 third trimester report cards electronically on June 2 after 3:00 PM via Parent Portal. You will need the same login and password that you used for registration.  

To access your child’s report, log into Parent Portal. Then on the left click “More.”  On the new main window, you can now click Online report cards.  Once you click on that, you will need to choose your child’s name from the drop-down menu, then the report card you wish to view.

Should you have any difficulty accessing your child’s report card, please fill out a Tech Support request

Report cards have been updated to reflect guidance provided by the Illinois State Board of Education due to the remote learning that took place this spring during the stay at home order. Comments from the teachers reflect the overall 2019-20 school year to capture student learning beyond the last 10 weeks of E-learning. In place of the typical numeric values of 1, 2, or 3, students will receive the code InI for insufficient information. 

Reflex Math Open Through July

Math fact fluency refers to the ability to recall the basic facts in multiplication and division accurately, quickly, and effortlessly.  When children gain automaticity with these facts, they have attained mastery that allows them to recall them without conscious effort or attention. Children who have gained fluency can devote their working memory to problem-solving and learning new concepts and skills. When a child has not gained fluency, it hinders progress with problem-solving as the child is using the working memory to compute the operation instead. To help support your child’s fluency growth, the district has extended the Reflex Math membership through at least July 31, 2020. Your child will be able to log into his/her account even though the school year has ended. As a parent, you can log in using your child’s information to check on his/her progress. This will help to support your child’s transition to the next grade. If your child has difficulty using the program, please feel free to use flashcards or other online resources. 

Raz Kids

Our subscription for Raz Kids for first grade students will remain open until June 30th.

Summer Communication

Understandably, information pertaining to the 2020-21 school year may change over the coming months. At this time, guidance for the fall has not been provided by ISBE. The school administration will be providing updates for parents throughout the summer to keep parents abreast of new developments for the fall. Thank you very much for your patience, partnership, and flexibility as we navigate the next few months. 

Access to Curriculum Content

The slide decks used this spring during remote learning will be available to our students should they want to review any content that has been shared by the teachers. As mentioned above, Reflex Math will also be open to our students through at least July 31, 2020. 

Hickory Point Library Bingo Program - Summer 2020

Happy Summer Bulldogs! It’s time to get started on your summer reading - Champ style!  Our goal with this program is to help motivate our students to continue reading all summer long. Families received an email ealier today with the Bingo board and more details. Information will also be posted on the District website.

Important Dates

June 2, 2020                         Last day of school

August 20, 2020                    First day of school 

Have a safe and relaxing summer! 

Enjoy a little sunshine with Mrs. Lovisetto's video.