Dear Hoover Families,
Our A-Z Countdown is up and running! Looking forward to the fun next week!
Selection for the 21-22 School Year
Thank you to everyone that has submitted their learning model for fall 21-22. Please visit familes.sd54.org to make your selection prior to May 14th. Any students who have not made an enrollment selection at the close of the enrollment window will automatically be placed in in-person learning for the fall.
Multicultural Parent Advisory Committee presents Answers to Your In-Person Learning Questions
Join the District 54 Multicultural Parent Advisory Council on Wednesday, April 28, as they provide answers to your questions about the 2021-22 school year in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish, Telugu and Urdu. The goal of these webinars is to share the successes from the return to in-person learning this year and to answer any questions parents and guardians may have about the 2021-22 school year in their preferred language. Click on the links below to access the Zoom webinars online. If you cannot attend at the dates and times listed below, the presentations will be recorded and posted on the Language and Culture website after the event.
Bengali, Hindi, Urdu Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28
Gujarati Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28
Telugu Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28
SpanishWebinar: 6:30-7 p.m. April 28
Spring In-Person MAP Assessment
This spring we will test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool. The MAP testing window is from May 3-14. The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in-person because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in-person. The purpose of the assessment is to continue to obtain data points on our students and to continue to plan for instruction that meets the needs of each student.
With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.
Important Details on the Spring MAP Assessment
Evaluación MAP de Primavera en persona
En la primavera examinaremos a los estudiantes de segundo a octavo grado utilizando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. El período de prueba de la evaluación MAP es del 3 de mayo al 14 de mayo. La evaluación por computadora se administrará a los estudiantes en persona porque sabemos que la administración y los datos más confiables se obtienen cuando los estudiantes son evaluados en persona. El propósito de la evaluación es continuar obteniendo datos acerca de nuestros estudiantes para que podamos continuar planificando la enseñanza de manera tal que satisfaga las necesidades de cada estudiante.
Dado que las pruebas se realizan en persona en los días / horarios asignados, será importante que la escuela y las familias colaboren para ayudar a que este proceso sea lo más exitoso posible.
Detalles importantes sobre la evaluación de Primavera MAP:
Attention 5th Grade Students and Parents
District 54 is pleased to offer beginning instruction on band and orchestra instruments to students entering sixth grade. The District 54 Instrumental Music Program provides students with one weekly lesson during the school day and one weekly after-school band or orchestra rehearsal at their neighborhood junior high.
More information will be available at the following Zoom enrollment meetings (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend.) Zoom links are available at sd54.org/instrumentenrollment:
For more details about enrollment, please visit sd54.org/instrumentenrollment. No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. Band and orchestra lessons for newly enrolled students will start at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.
2021 Summer Enrichment Opportunities
Summer is right around the corner and the perfect way to enjoy it is to join a Summer of 54 camp! Your child can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, and so much more! T-shirts are included with registration, which is now available in your Parent Portal. Seats fill up fast so sign up now to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! If you would like more information on each camp and the courses, please click on 2021 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure English 2021 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure Spanish.
SEL Survey for Parents
District 54 is committed to ensuring not only the academic success of each child, but also their social-emotional wellbeing. Similar to this winter, we are asking for your insight as a parent/guardian in creating the most well rounded picture of your child’s strengths and opportunities for growth. To gather your perspective, District 54 will send families of students in grades 3-8 an email link for each child to the D54 Social Emotional Learning Survey on Monday, April 26th. Thank you in advance for participating in this survey, as we believe the home-school collaboration is critical to best support your child’s overall well-being.
Registration for 2021-2022
Registration for the 2021-22 school year opened on Monday, March 29th through the Infinite Campus Portal. Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes. If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 13th inviting you to create one.
As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can upload through your portal or provide to the school office to complete your registration.
You are also able to pay the consumable fee for 2021-22, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2021-22 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.
Should you have any questions, please our office.
Keller PTA – Spirit Wear
Keller PTA is excited for Spirit Wear! When you order from 1st Place Spirit Wear your school spirit will be undeniable! So be sure to stock up on all of the awesome designs they have to offer including masks!
Click here –> Keller Jr. High Spirit Wear Store
I hope you enjoy the selections this year!
Get all the PTA Updates with this week’s Hoover Hawk Newsletter.
Have a great weekend!
Cassandra Zingler and Carol Novak