COVID-19

Last Updated: 8/12/2020 4:42 PM

8/12/2020

Arbor Park 145 Moving Out and Stocking Up Days Information: Please read the PDF below to discover your scheduled times for picking up materials and supplies. On-Site learners will be picking up items from last year only. Remote learners will receive their materials and devices to take home for remote learning. 

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8/7/2020

This is a reminder to do two things for the start of the school year. It's very important that you Register and Take the Returning To Learning Survey! These two things should be taken care of as soon as possible. 

Please complete the Returning To Learning Survey AND registration by Wednesday, August 12. 

Students with no response in the survey will be automatically enrolled in the remote learning program (at home learning). This status remains until after our Thanksgiving Break.

Any student that is not registered by the 12th will be placed in the remote learning program (at home). This status will also remain until after our Thanksgiving Break. 

Thank you for your attention to these important things and enjoy the rest of your summer break!

Arbor Park School District 145


8/4/2020

Good afternoon Arbor Park!

The 1st day of school is now Monday, August 24th. ISBE allows districts to take planning days so teachers can prepare for the unique circumstances of the 2020-21 school year. We will take three planning days on August 19th, 20th, 21st.  

Parents MUST complete the Parent Survey where they indicate their choice of instructional model for the 1st Trimester: On Site instruction or Remote Learning. If you have completed this survey we appreciate it!

Please see the school specific opening plans: 


7/29/2020

Good morning, Arbor Park 145 Families,

Please read the attached letter (Click Here) concerning our available instructional models for Fall 2020.  After considering it and making your choice, please fill out the linked survey for each of your children.  The survey will help us anticipate our needs for the fall, and will help us to identify the academic, social and emotional needs of each of your children.

Survey:  CLICK HERE
Building principals will be communicating building specific information next week – please be on the lookout.

Thank you!
Arbor Park 145

 

Please see the additional document regarding Sports Guidance. CLICK HERE

 

As a friendly reminder, student registration is still required for both on-site or remote instruction. READ MORE


7/26/2020

Good afternoon APSD 145 families,
One of our school parents, Mr. Adam Malak is the Pastor at Faith United Presbyterian Church located at 6200 167th St, Tinley Park, IL 60477. In an effort to provide assistance in the ways that he can to our community, his church Faith United Presbyterian Church offers a free Community Meal twice a month on Thursdays from 5:15-5:45. It is a drive-thru style contact less service. Everyone in the car will receive a free Community Meal. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Pastor Adam at (708) 532-8877. 


7/23/2020

Please see the two documents including the Return to School Plan and Letter to Parents: 

Return to School Plan

Communication to Parents Letter


7/16/2020

Parents and guardians: Please take the survey attached in the Links menu.


6/25/2020

Please use the Links menu to read the attached letter from Dr. Sala.


6/17/2020

All Illinois schools are awaiting direction from the state with regard to determining a plan of action for educating students during the 2020-2021 school year. While we wait, we are developing several contingency plans. Two organizing principles guide our planning: minimizing students' risk of exposure to COVID-19 and providing as much face-to-face teaching as possible, allowing for responsible social distancing practices and feasible transportation protocols. In order to generate viable options and plan effectively for transportation needs and on-site instruction, we need you to answer a few questions. The information this survey generates will assist District 145 administration in crafting the best plan of action for our students and families.

This survey is available under the Links menu on this page.


6/16/2020

The Illinois Department of Human Services created a flyer to help families with the application process.

Here are the links:
English: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Brochures/4980.pdf
Spanish:  http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Brochures/4980S.pdf

Did you know families with children who received free or reduced meals at National School Lunch Program participating schools are eligible for Pandemic EBT benefits? Find out more information at www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Brochures/4980.pdf    
(Spanish: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Brochures/4980S.pdf).

The deadline to apply is June 30. Please contact us at cnp@isbe.net if you have any questions.

Nutrition Department, Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First St., Springfield, IL 62777

cnp@isbe.net, www.isbe.net/nutrition


5/26/2020

Please use the Links menu to view the end of year device informational packets.


4/30/2020

Please read the parent letter attached under the Links menu.


4/20/2020

Please read the Superintendent's announcement under the Links menu.


4/15/2020

Use the Links menu to read the IPC COVID Press Release and CDC Informational Document.


4/5/2020

Preschool screenings that were scheduled for April 24, 2020 at Kimberly Heights School have been postponed due to school closings. We will notify families of the new date once school is back in session.


3/31/2020

Dear Arbor Park Families,

Just a short time ago, Governor Pritzker extended his order to keep all Illinois schools closed through April 30th. This means that a return to school and in-person instruction will not occur until May 1st at the earliest. The purpose of this extension is to continue to try and slow down the spread of COVID-19. During this time, remote learning will continue here at Arbor Park. Our teachers and staff are fully engaged and are looking forward to providing your student(s) with a continuity of learning. Thank you for your patience, support and please continue to check the web site for updates. Stay safe and connected.

Stay Healthy and Connected!
Arbor Park School District 145


3/26/2020

Good Day Arbor Park Families,

Arbor Park School District 145 will conduct e-learning days Tuesday, March 31st through Tuesday, April 7th. Please review the informational packet located on our e-learning page to learn how to participate in an e-learning day. Up to date information and resources can always be found at arbor145.org.

Stay Healthy and Connected!
Arbor Park School District 145


3/20/2020

Good Day Arbor Park Families,

Per Governor Pritzker this afternoon, all Illinois schools will be closed through Tuesday, April 7th. This means that all Arbor Park School District 145 students will not return to school until at least Wednesday, April 8th. More information about e-learning opportunities will be shared with you early next week. Please continue to check our web site (arbor145.org) and listen to all of our announcements for the most up to date information. Please note that lunch will still be served on weekdays.

Stay Healthy and Connected!
Arbor Park School District 145


3/18/2020

Dear Arbor Park Families,

Beginning Thursday, March 19th, grab-n-go lunches will be available to ALL Arbor Park students (Pre-K through 8th Grade) from Noon till 1:00PM at Arbor Park Middle School (17303 Central Avenue). One lunch is available to each Arbor student per day at NO COST to our families. At this time, lunch is only available to Arbor Park students and will be served on weekdays through March 30th. Lunches will be distributed in front of APMS, so please follow the directions/line when you enter the facility of off Central Avenue. Lunch choices are 1) Sun Butter & Jelly or 2) Yogurt & Cheese stick. All lunches will meet the federal school lunch guidelines and will include a milk.

Thank you and we hope to see you for lunch soon! 
Arbor Park School District 145


3/16/2020

Dear Families and Community of Arbor Park School District 145,

During our fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), I want to commend our families, staff, students, businesses, and community leaders for uniting about this serious issue. I am so very proud of everyone. We are doing a great job and will prevail.

While our students are at home, they can still be engaged in activities that will build their academic skills. In an effort to keep a continuity of learning, we will be publishing helpful online resources on our website later today. Also remember 3rd – 8th grade students can log in to ClassLink and access many online resources for reading and math practice. Visit https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19 to get free internet access and tell others to do so also.

Some important things to note: there will be no grades and/or requirements this week, since these days are classified as an Act of God. We want to help our families and students during an atypical time – activities this week are not part of compulsory education. Later on, our e-learning plan may become compulsory and much more structured so that student progress does not lag, but at this time it is for student independent learning and fun only.

Currently, we will need to make up only 1 day at the end of the school year. Monday, March 16th is an emergency day and will need to be made up. Graduation and activities for the end of the year will not change. We will assess the situation during Spring Break but the current plan is to resume school on Tuesday, March 31st. This day may change and so stay informed by checking our website often.

Please check back for updates. We will also communicate any news via our Alert System. We will continue to provide updates to our students, staff, and community, via phone, email, and our website.

In closing, there is nothing more heartwarming than a community united. We will get through this together by making every next-best decision for the good of all. Stay positive and determined yourself and influence others to do so as well.

Sincerely,
Andrea Sala
Superintendent


3/13/2020

Good Afternoon,

After careful consideration, District 145 schools will be closing effective at the end of the school day today. All school activities, athletics, and school days will be canceled going forward through March 29th. We will assess the situation during Spring Break but the current plan is to resume school on Monday, March 30th.

Please check back for updates. We will also communicate any news via our Alert System. Please also note that there are currently no documented cases of COVID-19 in District 145. We will continue to provide updates to our students, staff, and community, via phone, email, and our website.

Sincerely,
Andrea Sala
Superintendent

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