|First Day of In-Person Learning Per Grade Level (tentative)
Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
| October 19
Grades 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
As we shift from our Full Remote Model to our Blended AM/PM Model, I want to take this opportunity to reach out to our families and ask for a unified commitment to the success of in-person learning. If we are to be successful at opening schools and keeping them open, it will take all of us working together. It is important to note how interconnected all of our decisions and actions are during this pandemic. Everyone’s behaviors and choices outside of school impact the community transmission rate and ultimately impact our ability to remain in our blended model.It is crucial that all of us faithfully adhere to the daily self-certification process. Failure to do so compromises the health and safety of others. In addition, it also compromises the arrival process and the speed at which all students can be in their classrooms and ready to learn. The required process is described in this document. Please review it and make certain that you know what is involved. The best suggestion that I can give is to set an alarm on your phone each morning. We will be using a Three Strike policy related to daily self-certification. The building principals will contact you whenever the self-certification has not been done. Upon 3 missed self-certifications, the principal will contact you to notify you of the date that your child/children will be moved into the full remote model. We hope that we do not need to make this decision on behalf of any student.
It is my sincere hope that we can focus on moving forward and prioritizing the work that needs to happen over the coming weeks. Our ability to return to in-person instruction and maintain in-person instruction will take a commitment on everyone's part. We remind everyone that there are factors that impact our ability to open our schools for in-person learning and most importantly to stay open. The safety of everyone remains our priority and our obligation.
Thank you for your cooperation, patience and responsiveness as we work through this transition to in-person learning.
Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski
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Welcome to Churchill Elementary School!
We are looking forward to a rewarding and exciting school year at Churchill Elementary School. Whether your family is new to Churchill or your children are returning to us after summer break, we look forward to continuing and developing a strong home-school relationship. Our talented staff and devoted PTA will continue to work together to address your children’s social, emotional, and academic needs.
I currently reside in the Northwest suburbs with my family however I grew up just outside Denver, Colorado. My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, reading, watching lacrosse and shopping. My years of experience in education, along with being a lifelong learner have shaped my thinking and my practice with students, parents and staff. My experiences in education have focused on collaboration in the following areas: social emotional learning, implementation of RtI, special education, as well as language learning and dual language programming. It is my philosophy that all students can and will learn. It is the entire team’s drive to “do whatever it takes” to support and accelerate student learning at Churchill. We make a difference in each and every child’s success. We will uphold the D41 values to continue to promote curious, critical thinkers who are educationally prepared to imagine the endless possibilities.
Our community is dedicated to creating a climate that meets the needs of each child and ensures each student becomes an enthusiastic and successful life-long learner. We all know that positive, strong partnerships between teachers and parents are an essential component for creating highly successful students. Your contributions to your child’s education at home and at school are sincerely valued and greatly appreciated.
My door is always open, so please stop by, introduce yourself and let us know how we can work together to support your student(s) to ensure success for all at Churchill School! We wish everyone a safe return to school, and look forward to sharing a wonderful and memorable school year partnering to achieve success for all.
Rachel B. Solomon, M.S.W., Ed. S. Principal, Churchill Elementary School
Churchill Elementary School Mission
Churchill School is a welcoming, collaborative community of students, staff, and, parents. We focus on rigorous instruction; value academic excellence; promote high levels of engagement and leadership skills while celebrating the diversity that makes us unique, life-long learners.
Churchill Elementary Vision
Churchill creates confident individuals who lead through example; value themselves and their peers; and are able to adapt, collaborate, and involve themselves in their community.