Please read the following from the LCHD: We have available appointments at our clinic tomorrow (4/27/21) for the Pfizer vaccine. These appointments are available in the morning from 8:30-11:15 a.m. at Illinois Valley Community College. We were hoping you would assist us in getting the word out to the High School Superintendents/Administrators so they could share with the parents of their 16, 17, and 18 year old students in their district. If possible, utilizing their reverse 9-1-1 systems and their school social media pages to help get the word out quickly. We encourage all parents to get their eligible students vaccinated as soon as possible. The information regarding the 4/27/21 clinic is available on our Facebook page. Information: The LaSalle County Health Department has added morning appointments for the Pfizer vaccine at the Tuesday, April 27, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC). Please follow the link below to schedule an appointment: _______________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, April 27, 2021 ---- Pfizer (Dose 1 Appointment) Must be 16 years old, and eligible per the State of Illinois. Click link to schedule an appointment: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/21557247-8d0d-4fc8-80ac-9679ece95867/?fbclid=IwAR3eBIp9aU2w3g2uW9R9plCM_Q0hE1P3BJwPfRX94nFmtJ2DyHuTQN3ekDw _______________________________________________________________________ Please note, there are still available appointments for the Moderna vaccine at the April 29th clinic at IVCC. (Must be 18 years and older) Please visit www.lasallecounty.org and click on the “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” icon. There you will find links to schedule an appointment at an upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Please continue to check the website regularly for appointment availability. Additional dates will be added as more vaccine become available. Contact Jenny Barrie with any questions: Jenny Barrie, BS, CHES Health Educator/PIO LaSalle County Health Department 815-433-3366 ext. 74315
Library/Media Center Sign Up for Monday, 4/26/21 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CMFI9U4E5ryo_7WjVnyMmqkUCaqyoLL7_qmrJKQ2-7s/edit?usp=sharing
Middle School Soccer Spectator Protocol Information: Wed 4/14 game at HBR - Soccer Protocol Social distancing will be in play, stay in your "Family Pod" Family Pods should be 6 feet apart. Spectators should bring their own chairs to sit in. All seating is on the west side of the track. The track is the barrier between spectators and the playing field. No water available at the field. Please bring your own. If bringing water for a player, the player needs to come retrieve it. No spectators/parents are allowed on the player side of the field. Bathrooms are in the main hallway of the school. Masks are to be worn by all spectators and players, the correct way over mouth and nose. HBRMS will not be streaming soccer games. Thu 4/15 game at HOME - Soccer Protocol Spectators must bring their own chair, wear a mask and remain socially distant from any other spectators. Families are able to sit with each other in a cluster but must remain 6 feet from other groups. Leland MS will not be live-streaming soccer games.
Monday, April 12th - Media Center/Library Appointments https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CMFI9U4E5ryo_7WjVnyMmqkUCaqyoLL7_qmrJKQ2-7s/edit?usp=sharing
Thursday, April 15th is SPRING PICTURE DAY. This year ONLY STUDENTS WHO ARE PURCHASING A PACKAGE WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED. You have 2 options for ordering: order online using the Leland Picture Day ID: EVT9Z4B3N (there is a special promotion for online ordering) or send back an envelope with your selections and payment. See the attached fliers for more information. Picture Day envelopes will be going home tomorrow. I have plenty of leftover packets in the office if you do not receive one. Portraits will be taken Thursday, April 15 throughout the day. In-person students will be called down once I receive a "Paid list" from the photographer that morning. Remote students are welcome to come in for Spring pictures, too!! Please contact me to schedule an appointment for your remote student - email@example.com / (815) 495-3881 x-301. If you have questions regarding scheduling on April 15th, please contact me. If you have questions regarding ordering pictures, etc. please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 800-736-4753.
The LaSalle County Regional Office of Education sent the following information for school districts to share with families: There will be large-scale vaccination events at IVCC (Illinois Valley Community College - Oglesby) coming up for all LaSalle County residents / people who work in LaSalle Co. who are 16 or older (for Pfizer vaccine) or 18 and older (for Moderna vaccine.) To help clarify who is eligible: Anyone over the age of 16 who lives, works, or attends school in LaSalle County can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Second dose in 21 days Anyone over the age of 18 who lives, works, or attends school in LaSalle County can receive the Moderna vaccine (not approved for age 16-17). Second dose in 28 days. This is not through our district, but through the health department. They will ask for verification residence, work, or school address. Link for additional information or to signup: https://lasallecounty.org/covid-19-vaccine-update/
Meal sign up for Week of 4/5-4/10. This sign up is for 100% remote students, students on quarantine, or children not yet school age. Meals WILL be delivered Monday, 4/5 & Thursday, 4/8. https://forms.gle/TdpwVZwuAdVDNcFSA
To finish out their 3rd Quarter EXPLORE Spanish class - our 6th graders researched famous Spanish artists. Then they were asked to use their creativity to recreate a famous art piece by that artist. Mrs. Dean shared a slideshow of their amazing results!! Please enjoy! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FY5dDT4S1CMXOFO3_ebnT7kUoer8evTN7Y6rf7YDEJE/edit?usp=sharing
Leland HS Student Council has really pushed themselves outside the box on this one. As one of the only schools in the area to provide Homecoming activities for our school, we have several fun things lined up next week! With some awesome area sponsors to be spotlighted throughout the week, we will be having a Friday Funday with a pep rally, float building, and other outdoor activities, along with a live-streamed Homecoming volleyball game with Court coronation (5:00pm on our Facebook page)!! Saturday we will be holding a PARADE at 10:00am and an awesome Field Day behind the school! From 11am-1pm there will be KNOCKERBALL, giant velcro soccer darts, and other backyard games available. Student Council will have their concessions available! Come to watch, come to play. Our list of events, dress up days, and other information is included below! *Parental waivers are required for students under 18 years of age for KNOCKERBALL!! If you or your business/organization is interested in participating in the parade or sponsoring some of our activities, please contact Andrea Niles (firstname.lastname@example.org) (815) 739-0692. **Please respect social distancing guidelines whenever appropriate!**
Library/Media Center Appointment Sign Up Monday, 3/22/21 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CMFI9U4E5ryo_7WjVnyMmqkUCaqyoLL7_qmrJKQ2-7s/edit?usp=sharing
Giving props - A couple Panther shout outs to Seniors Mya Thrall and Emma Roth. Mya was selected as the Leland recipient of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Award. The DAR Award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. Students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree Emma was recently named IVVC's Outstanding Spring Student in the Certified Nursing Assistant program. We are so proud of these girls - keep up the great work!!
The April menus are attached. Links to the monthly menus can also be found on our website www.leland1.org Menu
Attached are school meal sign ups for next week AND a separate sign up for SPRING BREAK WEEK. Week of 3/22-3/27 sign up is for 100% remote learning students or children that are not yet school-age (also for students on quarantine). Deliveries will take place Mon. 3/22 & Thur. 3/25 per the regular schedule. https://forms.gle/kU14BUbZK7NAi5aB7 Week of 3/29-4/3 (SPRING BREAK) sign up is for all children under age 18 and will include 7 days of breakfasts and lunches. Each box will include a 1/2 gallon of milk. Deliveries will take place Fri. 3/26!! https://forms.gle/VEQt9j6zc616qc776 Please have sign ups completed no later than WED. 3/17 - 5:00pm
REMINDER to all parents of pre-school aged children: If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 1st this year, please contact the school to complete your pre-registration process. You will be signing up for a Kindergarten screening appointment at that time! Stop by the office or give us a call to initiate that pre-registration process (815) 495-3231. Please bring birth certificate, SSN, and proof of residency. Thank you!
School Meal Sign up for remote, quarantine, or non-school age children for week of 3/8-3/13. https://forms.gle/3B5ccXVQ7mWWwc6T7
Meal Sign Up for Week of 3/1-3/6. Please use this link for remote only, quarantined students, or students not yet school age. https://forms.gle/n9iQbdBbm1YY7sL9A
Attached is a list of Little 10 Conference Schools Athletic Live-Streaming links for athletic contests. Save this info for all high school sports. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vLqFxM9y-2Zx_D12aq3dGYV98BOhdemWtSxqVY_fkaY/edit?usp=sharing
REMINDER - your last week to order your fathead-style cut out! Orders will be taken through Friday, 2/26/21. Send a picture of yourself (or your athlete) to email@example.com. Cost is $35 for the 18" x 36" cutout Make sure your picture is a vertical, high quality photo. The better the photo the better the end result. Payment is due immediately upon submitting your picture. Payments can be cash or check made out to Leland School. Sorry, no refunds.
Library/Media Center Sign Up - 2/22/2021 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VqhMVfSTqmAZYPkGIjLm1jiq0nIrsqjtgVb27NaFxwQ/edit?usp=sharing
Meal Sign Up for Week of 2/22-2/27. Please use this link for remote only, quarantined students, or students not yet school age. https://forms.gle/Qyxwkc1xy7seesYq7
Good Evening, Again, Due to the dangerous weather and road conditions, Leland School will have no in-person instruction tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16th. Kindergarten - 12th grade will participate in a remote instruction day. K-4 will receive full group remote instruction from 8:10 - Noon. Elementary teachers will email directions for any afternoon small group or individual instruction sessions. Students in grades 5-12 will follow their regular “A” day schedule. We will communicate throughout the day with any updates on extracurricular activities. If you signed up for this week’s meals deliveries, they will be delivered on Wednesday when the road conditions are predicted to be drivable. In-person students who have signed up for breakfasts will be sent with additional meals on Wednesday as well. Again. There will be no in-person instruction tomorrow, February 16th. Stay Safe, Stay Warm, and remember that excellence has no finish line.
Monday, 2/15: Weather-related updates: -Due to the dangerous nature of many rural roads, school meals will not be delivered today to those that signed up. Meals will be delivered tomorrow if conditions improve. An extra meal will be packed in go-home meals the next in-person day. -The Media Center/Library will be closed all day today. -Tonight's home basketball game vs Indian Creek is being postponed. A make-up date is TBA. All athletic practices/extra curricular activities scheduled for today are cancelled, as well. Coaches will follow up with teams. Please stay home, stay safe, & stay warm.
Good Evening, Due to the dangerous weather and road conditions, Leland School will have no in-person instruction tomorrow, February 15th. Kindergarten - 12th grade will participate in a remote instruction day. K-4 will receive full group remote instruction from 8:10 - Noon. Elementary teachers will email directions for any afternoon small group or individual instruction sessions. Students in grades 5-12 will follow their regular remote Monday schedules. We will communicate throughout the day with any updates on extracurricular activities. Again. There will be no in-person instruction tomorrow, February 15th. Stay Safe, Stay Warm, and remember that excellence has no finish line.
Calling All Leland Panther Fans! Sports are happening once again, but unfortunately we are unable to have fans in the stands here at Leland. The Leland HS Cheerleaders have found a way for you to help cheer on our athletes!! Snap a picture of yourself (or your athlete) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will turn it into a cutout as seen in the picture below. Cost is $35 for the 18" x 36" cutout of the picture you submit. Make sure your picture is a vertical, high quality photo. The better the photo the better the end result. Payment is due immediately upon submitting your picture. Payments can be cash or check made out to Leland School. These can be turned into the office or Mrs. Grzanich. Act fast, the sooner we get them ordered, the sooner we will fill the stands and you are showing support for your athlete! Sorry, there are no refunds, but you get to keep your cutout at the end of the seasons. Help us fill the Mean Green stands with fans!!
The Leland Youth Athletic Association is holding sign-ups NOW for ages 4 through 14 for Summer Rec League TBall, Baseball, and Softball. The LYAA is not directly affiliated with Leland School, but they are a great organization building stepping stones for our athletes. In an article published on the American Academy of Pediatrics it's stated, "“Young athletes typically learn skills and values that they can use in everyday life,” said Steven Cuff, MD, FAAP, co-author of the report. “The camaraderie and teamwork needed on a playing field offers lasting lessons on personal responsibility, sportsmanship, goal-setting and emotional control.” https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Encourages-Organized-Sports.aspx#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThe%20camaraderie%20and%20teamwork%20needed,associated%20with%20improved%20mental%20health. Summer of 2020 during the pandemic was a real bummer for adults and kids alike - let's get these kids back outdoors, having fun with their friends, and just being kids! Registration is online now at lelandlyaa.org. Attached is the sign-up flyer. Contact the LYAA if you have any questions regarding summer rec league ball: email@example.com
Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey District Parents/Guardians - Please read the attached letter regarding the 5Essentials Parent Survey which is currently open to all district parents & guardians. This is a perfect opportunity to share your opinions on the effectiveness and conditions of Leland Schools. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PIUchNJAK9fMsfoFqK6H9e7_lcmPx0XrIYqpjxFP_14/edit?usp=sharing This should only take a few minutes of your time, but gives a wealth of valuable information to the Board, Administration, and Staff here at Leland. Begin by typing in La Salle for the County and Leland for the school (Leland Elementary School is considered grades K-8 and Leland High School is considered grades 9-12), select your school and begin! https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ Thank you for sharing your views and your time.
KINDERGARTEN Pre-Registration is coming!! Please read the attached letter from Mr. Bickel for details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k8RlPq4Oqv5EDdCCLzXsBV3nAOsUDnq7_y1BpQWwHZk/edit?usp=sharing
HOOPS you say?? With the recent changes in IDPH & IHSA guidelines - we are going to have a basketball season!! HOWEVER...it comes with restrictions. Unfortunately, we are not able to meet guidelines for spectators, so at this time spectators will not be allowed to watch games from the friendly bleachers of Inman Court. All home games will be live-streamed on our Facebook Page. Shout out to Coach Abbott & Coach Torman as they lead our HS Boys Basketball team into their season opening Little 10 Conference Tournament. The Panthers' first round of play begins Tues, 2/9 - 6:00pm at LaMoille against the Lions. Information to follow if that game will be streamed! Attached are links to the HS Boys Basketball, HS Girls Basketball, and MS Girls Basketball schedules. Our HS Girls are participating on the Somonauk Lady Bobcats Hoops squad - and they begin their season TOMORROW, opening their season at Serena @ 3pm. (Good luck to our own Brynn P in your hs hoops career!) HS Boys Basketball - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BXn9CYLQIgxpHLnI5QcKsqkqsK2K-kJq/view?usp=sharing Little 10 Tournament (Boys) Bracket - https://drive.google.com/file/d/10bhvA3J6avpT1OoMb7q3_AmicjDwvYkx/view?usp=sharing HS Girls Basketball - https://il.8to18.com/somonauk/schedule/basketball/g/v/2020-2021 Little 10 Tournament (Girls) Bracket: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-XR4LBT7keHykblyJYgG0ev9ryoP23Sl/view?usp=sharing MS Girls Basketball - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eGliziufn6q0QRmS_1G-V_YLNdYkrL_bdBpIqQPvsho/edit?usp=sharing
With this evening’s winter weather advisory and forecasted conditions overnight, Leland School will have no in-person instruction tomorrow, February 5th. However, students will be expected to participate in a remote instruction day. Students in grades K-4 will receive full group remote instruction from 8:10 - 12:00pm. Elementary Teachers will email directions for afternoon small group or individual instruction that may take place from 1:30 - 3:00pm. Students in grades 5-12 will remotely participate in their regular B day schedule: 8:10 - 3:05 pm. 1B - 8:10 - 9:35; 2B - 9:40 - 11:05; 11:05 - 12:10 reserved for lunch; 3B - 12:15 - 1:38; and 4B - 1:43 - 3:05. (a: 1:43-2:19 b: 2:23-3:05) Also, due to this change, the Spirit Wear orders that were due tomorrow, will now have an extended deadline. All spiritwear orders are due Tuesday, Feb. 9th. You can find the order form on our website or our Facebook page. Again, tomorrow, Friday February 5th there will be NO in-person instruction. Attendance during remote instruction will be expected and recorded. Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation. Stay warm and be safe and Remember that Excellence has no Finish Line!
Good morning, Due to the projected winter weather forecast for this afternoon, Leland school will dismiss at 12:35 for all K-12 students. There will be no afternoon remote or in-person instruction. Communications will come out later with updates about tomorrow's attendance. In the event in-person instruction is cancelled for tomorrow, meals will be sent home today for Friday and Saturday for in-person students that signed up. Thursday meals will still be delivered to those that signed up for remote students. There will be no IVVC for our HS students today and all extra curricular activities are cancelled as well. Again. All K-12 students will be dismissed today at 12:35. Monitor our social media pages and your email regarding tomorrow’s attendance.
Join Leland Superintendent, Jodi Moore and Somonauk Superintendent, Jay Streicher for a discussion and Q & A about the potential consolidation between Leland and Somonauk School Districts. February 4th @ 6:00pm https://www.smore.com/ct78g
Good afternoon, Due to the projected winter weather forecast for this evening and into tomorrow, Leland School will have no in-person instruction tomorrow, Jan. 26th. However, students will be expected to participate in a remote instruction day. Students in grades K-4 will receive full group remote instruction from 8:10 - 12:00pm. The teachers of those grade levels will email about any afternoon small group or individual instruction that will take place from 1:30 - 3:00pm. Students in grades 5-12 will remotely participate in their regular A day schedule: 8:10 - 3:05 pm. 1A - 8:10 - 9:35; 2A - 9:40 - 11:05; 11:05 - 12:10 reserved for lunch; 3A - 12:15 - 1:38; and 4A - 1:43 - 3:05. (a: 1:43-2:19 b: 2:23-3:05) Again, tomorrow, TUESDAY, Jan 26 there will be NO in-person instruction. Attendance during remote instruction will be expected and recorded. Any missed meals will be included in the go-home breakfast bags the next in-person day. Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation. Stay warm and be safe! Chris Bickel, Principal
Meal Sign Up - Week of 1/25-1/30/2021 for remote/quarantined/non-school age children https://forms.gle/ySUNMqw3yaKJwJQj8
This is a GREAT document that helps explain viruses, COVID-19, and testing differences. Please take a few minutes to read through it, it may help answer many of your questions. Mrs. Moore has done a fantastic job of working hard to enable Leland CUSD 1 to become one of the ISBE pilot districts administering the Rapid Result Antigen Tests. Over the last several weeks we have issued nearly 100 tests. One thing remains consistent: having the Physician Order on file will help reduce quarantine time for symptomatic students, staff and family members. Remember: you cannot reduce quarantine time for a POSITIVE result OR for close-contact to a positive case* Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M0zqBkAYvxMjKM1WGfarClWgKRpIRnI6PPFtm_7J8Ac/edit?usp=sharing It saves time to have the paperwork from your doctor on file ahead of time!
We are STILL looking for candidates! Start date updated to 1/25/21...or sooner! Leland School is hiring: https://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/85463/Paraprofessional/job-details
Looking to update your Leland Gear? The Class of 2024 is holding a spirit wear sale! Orders will be accepted through Feb. 5. Payment info is on the order form. Contact Michelle Johnson with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PMeMNd4nnRbL-yTvCzywDPPyFbbJ4SAz/view?usp=sharing
Meal Sign Up - Week of 1/18-1/23/2021 for remote/quarantined/non-school age children. https://forms.gle/5kFL9yiVDyPqQGNY8
HUNGRY?? How about this ~ Class of 2023 Alfano's Pizza Fundraiser Pizzas are freshly made, but will arrive frozen. Orders can be placed anytime between now and Friday, January 22. Money must be collected at the time of ordering. Checks should be made out to Leland School. Delivery will be the first or second week of February depending on how many orders are placed. Any questions regarding this fundraiser should be directed to Brooke Grzanich at email@example.com. If you do not have contact with a member of the Class of 2023, you can email Mrs. Grzanich directly to place an order. Money can be dropped off or mailed to the school office. Attached is the order form.
Meal Sign Up - Week of 1/11-1/16/2021 This sign up is back to the "normal" format. Please sign up only for children, age 18 and under, that are remote learners, not school-age, or under quarantine. https://forms.gle/JYKXULBaFxM178uEA
Leland School is hiring: https://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/85463/Paraprofessional/job-details
Happy New Year Panthers! I hope this finds you safe & healthy. There seems to be a bit of confusion with the calendar, I've had many people asking this weekend. If you are using the mobile version of our website, you are directed to the WRONG calendar. I will work with Mr. Bland and our website management company to get everything updated. Classes resume Wednesday, 1/6/21 - it will be a "B" day for our middle & high school students and the HS GREEN GROUP will be in-person. Here is the link to the most recent calendar that was amended/approved in November. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BADibbcf5aA1PqJTthhfJs1fohhFRVTAqRcy8Ksm-yw/edit?usp=sharing Reminder for those that signed up for meals this week: there will be delivery tomorrow for Mon-Wed (likely to be in afternoon). Please email if you have any questions! See you soon!
Big shout out to Senior Cameron Rodriguez - Cam was listed as IVVC Outstanding Winter Student in their Welding and Fabrication program. The criteria included to be considered for Outstanding Student recognition are qualities such as outstanding professional work, enthusiasm, attendance, initiative, and demonstrated work ethic. Way to go Cameron!
Meal Sign-Up for Winter Break. ***These sign-ups/deliveries will be different - please read through the information provided and fill out the forms accordingly*** This form is for 12/21-12/27 (7 days) all to be delivered in a box 12/21 AND for 1/4-1/6 (3 days) for any child under the age of 18! https://forms.gle/X61oJYRzMoE6aabk7 This form is for 1/7-1/9 (3 days) and will be Thursday delivery (1/7). It is for remote only, quarantine students, or any child not participating in-person instruction. https://forms.gle/2xQzgDhPZ8g2Hj8Q6 There will not be meals delivered 12/28-1/3. If you have any questions about filling out the sign-ups, please contact the office!
Library sign up / Mon. Dec 14. (Last one until January!) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t8uLffSTklEVb3YOCVWFh7rNRh6VfIvtIp9WE3mPX7A/edit?usp=sharing
GIVING TREE 2020 UPDATE: All tags have been distributed. Reminder: if you picked up a tag, wrapped gifts are due back to school by 12/16/2020. Thank you to all!
Reminder - Gift Tags for the 2020 Giving Tree Program can be picked up during regular school office hours (7:30-4:00). If you would like to participate and cannot make those times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to pick up your tags. All gifts are due back 12/16/2020 (please have them wrapped!)
From the Library: Mon. 12/7/20 Library appointment sign-up https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vQcWVuH1clcO3F73x9QMRHIltfJZeWOFlhBRfy9CMX4/edit?usp=sharing Last chance! Our Online Book Fair ends December 6th. Support our school by shopping for books and spread the joy of reading. https://bit.ly/Lelandbookfair
Thursday-12/3 reminders: ~Today is the last day to turn in Holiday Giving Tree Request forms - email if you still need one!! ~Sign-up for next week meals is open through noon today (for remote and children under 18 not in school) ~Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is open through Sunday ~Tomorrow is 1st Day of Christmas Dress-Up Day ~Don't forget Door Decorating - submissions are due Monday 4pm ~Monday is picture re-take day! If you are remote (including any ms or hs student) you will need an appointment! All this can be found in our weekly bulletin (including hyperlinks): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sknm9y8Xdwwl3Fn4pWCtaYF0E_cGv315CS92Yz0Ekcg/edit?usp=sharing
MEAL SIGN UP - week of 12/7-12/12. Meal sign up will go back to the previous format - 100% remote only students or children under age 18 that are not yet in school. Deliveries next week will be on Monday and Thursday. All in-person students will have the opportunity to receive hot lunch or their grab and go breakfast each day they're in the building. https://forms.gle/oPXJU9dYzYuqnMKN9 As always, thanks for your patience and flexibility as we navigate this school year!
FROM THE LIBRARY: Sign up for Monday, 11/30 appointments: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V3I1DsYD41WCqjXH8zTcit1IkFi2Kthv_sYwV2Zn6Q8/edit?usp=sharing REMINDER ~~ 1 Week Left to shop the Scholastic Book Fair!! Need to refresh your home library? You’ll find fantastic new books at our Virtual Book Fair. Shop now to support our school! https://bit.ly/Lelandbookfair
Looking for some fun this holiday season? You can participate from home!! So get your creative caps on and get in the spirit! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/153BqZo6aMvjQ896oXGTKu58IrR4vt0Sv-kcC3GqM6Ik/edit?usp=sharing
Are you ready to celebrate? Get in the spirit and celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with us. Here is a calendar of dress-up/spirit days! This begins Friday, 12/4!! Everyone can participate - in-person/remote/quarantined/community members! EVERYONE! Make sure to send me your pictures to share on our Facebook page! email@example.com
REMINDER - Leland School and Community Churches/Organizations are still holding the GIVING TREE PROGRAM this year. Some families will really need assistance given the circumstances we've been dealt this year! PLEASE, PLEASE fill out the form if you need any help this holiday season! There are so many wonderful people in our community that would love to help. We are providing an organized way to make that happen. The Giving Tree letter and form are attached. (Forms may be picked up at school, as well). You can drop off, US mail, or email your form - but PLEASE send it in! The due date is December 3rd. Send to Chris Bickel - 370 N. Main St. Leland IL 60531 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School Meal sign up for Week of 11/30/2020. *please note: this week's sign up will be restricted Tuesday, 11/24 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Even though we are scheduled to be in-person next week, we wanted to make sure all students have all meals in a timely fashion. https://forms.gle/r4YKfWt3abc8Lgdo7
Our Book Fair is open! 📚Empower your kids by letting them browse and choose books in the fun, interactive Virtual Book Fair → www.bit.ly/Lelandbookfair Details in the attached letter from Mrs. Stegman.
Happy Friday Leland families! Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel. Have a safe and healthy holiday season! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gmGVaP8bCvFmg2Hq6qrUvIfUjR2kAntibMyydDrWhqU/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder - FOR THANKSGIVING WEEK: any child under 18 can receive meals for Mon-Wed next week. Meals will be delivered on Monday. The sign up is still open through today! https://forms.gle/1Q5Wrh4Fkfqg6RBx7 Here is the weekly bulletin link for Week of 11/16 - this document is updated throughout the week. You can use the same link to check back! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rvukGiZihRYgbP1qaj0AG1_Ke6_RLs0exNvc3gf6JOQ/edit?usp=sharing
Due to recent restrictions on Open Meetings - Leland Board of Education's regularly scheduled meeting of 11/18/2020 will be available via Zoom link. The link can be found on the agenda posted on our website at www.leland1.org Menu
School Meal Sign Up - THANKSGIVING WEEK - ***Please note changes this week***** Meals will be provided for Mon-Wed ONLY ALL meals will be delivered Sign up for ANY child under age 18 (not just 100% remote this week!!) https://forms.gle/7Tfek8g3eYKJJzT99 Please contact the office if you have questions or are unsure if you need to fill this out for 11/23-11/25!!
As we are going headstrong into the middle of November, it's that time of year again! Use this link to find more information on the GIVING TREE 2020 Program. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BKJhGkLhhO5JjJgY7ToR7DGurtw8MqX3WlFuHk46Dqk/edit?usp=sharing
VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY - 2020 Style Please watch this presentation video for another moving ceremony for Veterans Day featuring Leland American Legion Post 570, American Legion Auxiliary 570, and Leland School. At 11:00 a.m. church bells will ring in town. This presentation is 27 minutes long. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Al3aOVODGK0CTDToBjZfDOvpA_cZOn9L/view?usp=sharing Thank you to all SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN for your patriotism, your commitment, your honor, and your service!!
Leland CUSD #1 families: All students that are participating in our hybrid/in-person plan will be served lunch by our cafeteria staff. (Students still have the option of bringing their own 'sack' lunch to school.) In person students will have grab & go breakfast bags available as they leave for the day noting the following: K-4 students - will bring home 1 breakfast Mon-Thurs and 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch on Friday 5-8 students - will bring home 1 breakfast Tue-Thurs and 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Friday 9-12 Green Group - will bring home 1 breakfast on Tue and 5 breakfasts and 4 lunches on Wednesday 9-12 Black Group - will bring home 1 breakfast on Thurs and 5 breakfasts and 4 lunches on Friday This meal sign up link should ONLY be used for 100% remote students and children that are not yet school-age. Meals will continue to be delivered on Monday & Thursday mornings. Each bag will contain 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. *please note: every effort will be made to communicate if an in-person student is placed on quarantine to determine if meals should be sent home. Contact the office if you have not received meals for a quarantined student! https://forms.gle/tE6vrmK1BDJskCCh8
We are not going to be sending out video announcements anymore. I will share the weekly bulletin through our website and Facebook page, along with emailing the link each week. It is being sent as a Google Doc which means as all updates are visible immediately. I will add to it throughout the week so be sure to check back often to stay current on our announcements! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MXoFFbbJyQ7AZMxq3fihcCbp9Zj1t8LW79yZxT5x0-0/edit?usp=sharing
Members of the Boards of Education and the Community Members of Leland and Somonauk are invited to attend Presentation of Feasibility Study Leland CUSD 1 and Somonauk CUSD 432 by Nick Osborn and Jim Rosberg November 12th at 6:30 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82246406252?pwd=NUN3RzdVb3ZvUUxWZHFzcGdkdW5vUT09 The meeting will include a PowerPoint presentation to the Leland and Somonauk Board of Education. This will be followed by a question and answer session, during which the public will also have the opportunity to submit their questions. Due to the rise in COVID-19 positivity rates, the meeting attendance for the public as well as the members of both boards will be virtual.
Media Center/Library Appointment Sign up - 11/9/2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DakoZdheheILJuOhf4feJULSsEfmoNOrweydmI_LEZM/edit?usp=sharing
Meal Sign Up - week of 11/9-11/14 **Please note changes** Leland families: With the increased in-person instruction beginning this week, all students that are participating in our hybrid/in-person plan will be served lunch by our cafeteria staff. (Students still have the option of bringing their own 'sack' lunch to school.) Beginning next week (week of 11/9) students will have grab & go breakfast bags available as they leave for the day noting the following: K-4 students - will bring home 1 breakfast Mon-Thurs and 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch on Friday 5-8 students - will bring home 1 breakfast Tue-Thurs and 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Friday 9-12 Green Group - will bring home 1 breakfast on Tue and 5 breakfasts and 4 lunches on Wednesday 9-12 Black Group - will bring home 1 breakfast on Thurs and 5 breakfasts and 4 lunches on Friday The meal sign up link should ONLY be used for 100% remote students and children that are not yet school-age. Meals will continue to be delivered on Monday & Thursday mornings. Each bag will contain 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding the sign up! https://forms.gle/duKUMK59VREzGCCU9
Congratulations to our 2020 Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners: Panther Pride Pumpkin - Miles T - Panther Pumpkin Pumpkin Bumpkin - Alyssa S - Grinch Christmas scene Jovial Jack-o-lantern - Nolan K - Space Invaders Pick of the Patch - Taia B - Skull pumpkin PRIZEWINNER PUMPKIN - Emma E - Green Light Panther The winning pumpkins will be posted on the our Facebook page. You can view all the entries here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sieo0kDborNcIv8e9VNYK9LEipbHopRe?usp=sharing
This information was shared with us today: LaSalle County Health Department **NEW** Rapid Result Testing Available!! Location: 717 E. Etna Road Ottawa No Dr. order required No symptoms required Appointment required Parents must call (815) 433-3366 to pre-register. Drive through testing is held 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday. Also 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m on Election Day
Daily announcements - 10/30/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aBTkvPGl3CX-7PYhtrdD9mHbMgo57tUq/view?usp=sharing Lots of important info in here! Take a few minutes to listen. Oh - and enjoy the view. Make sure to join us later today for our safe, socially distant Halloween activities! PS. Mr. Bickel wanted to give a shout out to his mom - she watches every day to 'check on him'!! Hi Mama Bickel!!
Daily Announcements - 10/29/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S8HZWFFeAKZeb_dNw1nkr5y4mBLFEOYQ/view Plan to arrive early to the Halloween Drive In Movie Night - we will be showing an animated G-rated cartoon for our younger friends at 5:30!
Daily Announcements - 10/28/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1992dD0K7jl43__irWFmtb0HIXzPW1GBX/view REMINDER: K-4 Halloween Walk - Fri. 10/30/20 - 2:35pm Pumpkin decorating contest - entries due by 10/30/20 10:00pm Halloween Movie Drive In - Fri. 10/30/20 - arrive early for showing of Spookley (5:30). Features begin approx 6:15. Concessions available.
Updated School Meal Plan for In-Person AND 100% Remote: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b1Osjnn5CSG-g2zBJZpVyg3tu6U7ljh0gxvYjnki8Fc/edit?usp=sharing Meal Sign Up - Week of 11/2-11/7: https://forms.gle/yjTrqCWXgnmNEE4m8 November Breakfast and Lunch menus are attached.
Daily Announcements - 10/27/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kXX7k-Wfj4kXJwwLlUuREMSsHR58R59J/view
Daily announcements - 10/26/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1baInkozJt9utH8IRwNBYTkc6TXdTub1V/view?usp=sharing Library Sign Up for TODAY: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15rhLTdVhzbDFg506Yx5zEJDRnzN5ITTQQpC9iIz5aBs/edit?usp=sharing
Included to the list of amazing things we are missing due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the very touching Veterans Day assembly held at Leland School each year. You can still show your respect and pride this year by participating in the Leland American Legion Post 570 and Auxiliary Unit 570 Home Decorating Contest. Attached are the details and an entry form. Also included are some photos from last year's assembly. Thank you, Veterans, for your service!
Student Council is sponsoring a Pumpkin Decorating Contest this year! Here is a link to the flyer with all the info- All entries are due to Mrs. Niles via email or texting by next Friday, 10/30/20 at 10pm. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10oviBCtcBg57DAK5C4BC_6P59ogewS8pJZTVsi73Rps/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 10/23/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ogMiPnRo_2kr1Dq8BPfqrEpN5_VwCb10/view Check out some upcoming Halloween activities and more!!
Daily announcements - 10/22/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ws1H6i-XGs8SkNMXb9M1iZIepV834HN-/view Mr. Bickel gives an announcement about the approved changes to our In-Person/Hybrid model beginning 11/2/2020. This is the link to the slideshow presentation summarizing the new plan: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uUv_WvEFWSChMIDaMP1PXVPTgK9O3hYh_Dw4LT2iHIY/edit?usp=sharing All district families will be receiving an UPDATED survey - please submit 1 survey per student with your new learning options selected!
Daily announcements - 10/21/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DD1wvs9h02hUiiFL7jH2uW2Z0WeHIYqs/view LOTS of info: Board meeting tonight School pictures Halloween events School immunizations and more!
Daily Announcements - 10/20/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i_FEinmvD3HW3zgXr988Hp4q6Nfbynd7/view?usp=sharing Lots of important info - take a few minutes to listen!!
Daily Announcements - 10/19/2020 Fall Picture Day(s) Schedule included! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F2ufHwsFNyRGnfA5Dh7RijJ0yE80GJT7/view?usp=sharing Bulletin Week of 10/19/2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d7OpP5ouF7Wglcr2lTIPPvJImPwKP025NKYQr38BtyA/edit?usp=sharing
Library Sign Up - 10/19/2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fUXmVAhg2jCceRoSIacJG4oXuKDuESRjPxY0wE0Jc-Q/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 10/16/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/19vL76d4XzMB8fji4BJoDvLRwcWxfu8qh/view?usp=sharing Have a great weekend.
Daily announcements - 10/15/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cjlGth43hyBv4IUdVqjMQA_oZKfN-IPG/view?usp=sharing including an important reminder regarding state health requirements for Illinois students.
Daily announcements - 10/14/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yN9EwgPhhVoz9-ypXL_4BbxsbpnXxbrC/view?usp=sharing **Correction - Mr. Bickel inadvertently said the School Meals Sign-Up closes on Thursday - that form actually closes on Wednesday each week. (it will be open until 5:00 tonight).
School Meal sign up - Week of 10/19-10/24/2020 (form will be closed tomorrow, 10/14/20 - 5pm) https://forms.gle/CjX3saktKvPZQZz26
Daily Announcements - 10/13/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SD8QEspWqJF35UAINgUfw2PPSHF_6xdC/view?usp=sharing Everett....I just want you to know, Mr. Bickel has a really hard time with names - nonetheless your birthday greeting is just as meaningful!
Daily Announcements - 10/12/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yyTVX2emEV3LUYrhAGGoI47bp8POBE_5/view?usp=sharing Weekly Bulletin - week of 10/12/2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BnLjR2h4Qmf88fEMaNdMEdiFKUYPEIC6CpDxHjMq88Y/edit?usp=sharing
Library Sign Up for Monday, 10/12/20 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YXQAetyST-RHVJVLM30uhSAQ7j9fwkhmmUSJ8RIkk2Q/edit?usp=sharing
10/8/2020 ~ Hey Leland Panthers! We have officially been in session for 1 month for the 2020-2021 school year! Hopefully the kinks are smoothing out on your end - we are continually updating and trying to keep things moving along! Administration has been working towards more in-person instruction. Please stay vigilant in your efforts to maintain social distancing, hand washing, and wearing masks so that we can continue those efforts. And please keep up with filling out the COVID-19 Screener prior to sending students to school! There are no Daily Announcements for today since Mr. Bickel had an early dentist appointment--maybe give a shout out to him since he is scared of the dentist--but I wanted to send out a couple reminders: Today is an A Day in the building and it's Middle School B group this afternoon NO SCHOOL TOMORROW-it's Teacher Institute Day YES SCHOOL MONDAY-when our amended calendar was approved for the late start date (after Labor Day), we ADDED an attendance day on Monday, 10/12/2020. Seniors - reminder you have SAT practice on Monday, 10/12 - 1:00pm. Come in through the main entrance (have your Screener filled out & wear a mask) - SAT DAY is WEDNESDAY, 10/14!! Happy Birthday to 5th grader: Camden DiFaggio today and Saturday to 1st grader Isaac Martinez! Enjoy your days, boys!! To quote Mr. Bickel - "I hope you have a great Thursday a great weekend, and remember - Excellence Has No Finish Line!"
Daily Announcements - 10/7/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vWoZFAI5GxzkICXR4VldTZEiCQpB6_LN/view?usp=sharing Reminder today is a B day on the schedule for MS & HS students, an IVVC B day, AND it is our MS (5th-8th) In-Person A Group ! It's tough to keep it all straight! We WILL get through this if we stick together! #achieveexcellencetogether #excellencehasnofinishline #fall2020
Daily Announcements - 10/6/20 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bi7SbO04hME7NCdpS3LqYACkQnb3gbkN/view?usp=sharing Lots of useful information for our Seniors, new lunch sign up, and info on MS In-person Groups. Take 5 minutes and watch/listen to what Mr. Bickel has to say! Meal Sign up - week of 10/12-10/17 https://forms.gle/ibb42fxpD51w7bbT8 Weekly Bulletin (same link as yesterday - check back often for updates!) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y4E2-HjzOZUWvU4-zY4P9f_ISvrWuISqmsL6kPjVyQ4/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 10/5/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WlNGiGmi9oRsOuuMti7CXusVS1mmZodh/view?usp=sharing Weekly Bulletin - 10/5-10/9 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y4E2-HjzOZUWvU4-zY4P9f_ISvrWuISqmsL6kPjVyQ4/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 10/2/20 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H_arUoQvW25H5-fGiU6q-tfNz7F41CTz/view?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 10/1/20 OCTOBER - WHAT???!!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/11GmWKD-cLPe-aDuwSkmdsbwm_jXqKHKg/view?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 9/30/2020 These are 4 minutes long - but always contain useful information! Take the time to watch/listen! https://drive.google.com/file/d/12HfIUg6Tc-L-HFPId0iBDeQwRKboEI1Z/view?usp=sharing Here is the link for the Daily Bulletin Mr. Bickel refers to in the announcements - this link is good for the whole week, check back often to see what's been added! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o3FUwIgNvp4qeA_YbNgoLY2m_CJ55mEb3qsSPTnPipQ/edit?usp=sharing
Library Appointment Sign Up - Monday, 10/5/2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_SszmuaMrPJhQA6w74v7v0NQ63MR7Jyy7Lt9CCCN8yo/edit?usp=sharing
Weekly Meal Sign Up for week of 10/5-10/10 **Sign Up closes 5:00pm Wed 9/30** Reminder - you must sign up each week!! https://forms.gle/1bSkmo3n4WuY1DTd6
Daily Announcements - 9/29/20 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uYSLq5C8bbnW9m2q9j01sm8Hqp4PdwqS/view?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 9/28/20 Lots of important info in here! Take a few moments to listen! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wmdxXAaC6QVoZLzFZjz-RiJxhcTskkTB/view?usp=sharing Daily Bulletin: Week of 9/28/2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o3FUwIgNvp4qeA_YbNgoLY2m_CJ55mEb3qsSPTnPipQ/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 9/25/20 **VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION included for K-4 students beginning in-person instruction next week!! K-1st: drop off at D18 (Playground Door) - park in front; 2nd-3rd: drop off at D17 (West Door by their classroom) - drive through entering from Genessee St - drop off at end of sidewalk; 4th: drop of Main Entrance - park in front. Bus students will be receiving an email today with route information, but PLEASE be ready by 11:45. **COMPLETE COVID-19 SCREENER prior to boarding bus or entering building. Place the QR code in your mobile device camera and you will be directed to the form OR here is the link: https://forms.gle/VZCNMQxJAgXakBpP6 https://youtu.be/tz_5lzhmpPM
Daily Announcements - 9/23/20 https://youtu.be/Ap5NvR27xfw **One correction in Mr. Bickel's announcements today: The Meal Sign Up Sheet for next week closes today at 5:00pm! Be sure to get on that list if you want meals for 9/28-10/3! Here is the link for the sign up: https://forms.gle/Yvqypc9XVuaSV5Yd7 Here is the link for the Bulletin Week of 9/21/20: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lmdvpIL7xQx7ERTbMdmJZ_TofHCnfvw6fe5dQqz-Fpk/edit?usp=sharing
https://forms.gle/W7hTn9A93EgeGA1b6 Reminder: you must sign up EACH WEEK! Requests for NEXT WEEK'S meal delivery/pick up will be locked at 5:00pm tomorrow, Wed. 9/23. All meal pick-ups are made at the Media Center entrance in the rear of the building.
Daily Announcements - 9/22/20 https://youtu.be/0hOkDgMH97I K-4 Parents - please be sure to check emails from your teachers regarding elementary in-person instruction!! It's very important to let us know as soon as possible if your student(s) will be participating or will remain 100% remote learning. K-4 PARENTS: YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM MRS. BLAND WITH AN ATTACHED LETTER FROM MR. BICKEL YESTERDAY EXPLAINING THE NEW PHASE OF IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION.
Daily Announcements - 9/21/20 https://youtu.be/5A46P-uS3Ro NEW COVID-19 Screener Test - use the QR code with your smartphone or click the link: https://forms.gle/sCYB8LAouhoz3Te46 Also - Mrs. Niles sent out a test message for our emergency all call system yesterday. If you did not receive that call and/or text - please let the office know. Likewise, if you would like to remove any number, please let us know that, as well.
This message is two-fold. We are testing all numbers provided in Teacher Ease for our all call system, and we are rolling out our new COVID screener for students & visitors entering our building. Simply scan the attached QR Code or click on the link to access the Screener. This needs to be completed every day you plan to enter the building. Email Ms. Niles or Mrs. Bland with any changes to our emergency call list numbers. This information will be sent in an all-district email, as well. https://forms.gle/iBxarEbckBK6Y7ph6
Daily Announcements - 9/18/20 **Information included on COVID-19 Screeners for students coming in the building **Reminder codes to order 2019-2020 Yearbook expire 9/26/20 https://youtu.be/GeiaOe_lv1g
Daily Announcements - 9/17/2020 https://youtu.be/5ww5MjialTI We have had lots of struggles this week as we are working out some kinks while new ones seem to pop up. Please remember, we are all in this together, and if we all keep doing our part, we'll get through it! Hang in there Panthers! #pantherpride #achieveexcellencetogether #excellencehasnofinishline
Daily Announcements 9/16/20 https://youtu.be/QK--o024SiU Weekly Bulletin - Week of 9/14-9/18 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IcSU_X42sY9LHNi7bz2Kmfvb6H8NuWHRCCEfLMeYRSM/edit?usp=sharing
Weekly Meal Sign Up - 9/21-9/26: Our meal program is a WEEKLY sign up this year. Make sure to get on the list each week you want meals! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedt7AWHOZ5QqRBhtUcK3zz95Ks35wKSaLh5Cujk60jyDCINg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Daily Announcements & Weekly Bulletin -9/15/20 *correction - Mr. Bickel states the COVID-19 screener and e-learning attendance can be done via the mobile app. The COVID-19 screener must by done by a custodial parent on the mobile app only; e-learning check in for attendance must be done via the web browser and can be done by either a parent or student. Please call the office if you have any questions! WEEKLY BULLETIN - Wk of 9/14/20. This is continually updated throughout the week. Use this link to check for updates! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IcSU_X42sY9LHNi7bz2Kmfvb6H8NuWHRCCEfLMeYRSM/edit?usp=sharing Link to announcements: https://youtu.be/zU1NEWybpHw
Daily Announcements - 9/11/2020. Mr. Spring leads us through a moment of silence in remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy, please take that moment to reflect and honor those that served and those that lost their lives. The "birthday boy" also leads us through the Pledge of Allegiance on this day where we should all be proud to be Americans! https://youtu.be/hZOmaqt6Us0
Wednesday, 9/9 Daily Announcements - It's a B-Day today! https://youtu.be/XUJR-UqeXno Weekly Bulletin: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yBBE-fbx4B1l0nydUdWIu3kB_BZgBNTdZqRQrI_eWTI/edit?usp=sharing
---SCHOOL PROVIDED MEALS---WEEKLY SIGN UP FORM Leland CUSD #1 has a new food service company and will have a few changes to our meal program during this time of Remote Learning. Please use this link for a form to sign up for Leland CUSD #1 provided breakfast and lunch meals. At this time meals will be free for any Leland Community member under the age of 18. Meals will be served 'grab and go' style (or brown-bag style). When you sign up, you will be receiving all breakfasts & lunches for that week (this is not a daily program). I will be sending out a new sign up form each Tuesday FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK. The sign-up needs to be filled out no later than 3:00 that Wednesday. MEALS WILL BE DELIVERED/PICK UP on MONDAY & THURSDAY next week!! School Meal Sign Up for week of Sept 14th. Be sure to read the email with the attached link each week for any special notices. The sign up form will be locked after 5:00pm Wednesday, 9/9/2020.
GOOD MORNING LELAND PANTHERS!! Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Please know we are missing your faces just as much as you are missing ours...you are missing ours, right? Here is the first day of announcements from Mr. Bickel and the Pledge of Allegiance. Keep an open mind, be patient, and stay flexible and together we will get through this! https://youtu.be/sUnaQy7R5PI
Good afternoon Panthers! It's your Friday afternoon check in from the office! We have been very busy here at school working to get things ready to begin the 2020-2021 school year! Obviously this year is unlike any other and the only constant is that THINGS WILL CHANGE!! Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel are constantly watching updates and altering plans to meet all guidelines and recommendations. Registration has been open for over a week now - thank you to everyone that has completed their online registration forms either at home, or stopped in at school to complete them onsite! We have approximately 20% of our students that still need to complete registration. Please take a few moments to sign on to your Teacher Ease account and fill that out. A common error has been marking NO to your student returning if you are choosing the 100% remote learning option. That means your student(s) will not be active in our district. PLEASE MARK YES to RETURNING even if you are doing 100% remote. There is a subsequent question inquiring to the remote learning option. Feedback from you often includes your frustration at the sheer quantity of emails from the school, trust me I get it! However, with so many variables and working gears, we feel it is best to reach out to our families on every platform we have to ensure you all receive the most up to date information. With that being said, it is VERY important to read emails in the upcoming days/weeks as there will be much information on our return to school on September 8th!! If you have any questions or are having any issues with Teacher Ease, please give us a call or stop in the office - Mallory & I are regular office hours now (M-F 8:00-4:00)! Hope you are healthy & safe - have a great weekend! #patherpride #excellencehasnofinishline #achieveexcellencetogether
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The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) sent the following information to share with district families. SHARE WITH ILLINOIS FAMILIES TO HELP THEM CLAIM STIMULUS CHECKS Help Illinois families claim their stimulus checks by sharing this message from Grace B. Hou, secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services: The passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act authorized the creation of stimulus checks for individuals and families under certain income thresholds. Most Illinoisans are eligible for these stimulus checks, though many did not receive them, leaving millions of dollars unclaimed. Get My Payment IL Coalition is available to answer any and all stimulus payment questions. It provides a step-by-step process to follow in order to receive a stimulus check. Individuals may qualify regardless if the individual has filed 2018 and 2019 tax returns, has a bank account, or receives Social Security, veterans, Supplemental Security Income, or Railroad Retirement benefits. Eligible individuals have until Oct. 15, to complete any necessary paperwork to process their stimulus payment. If the paperwork is not or cannot be submitted by that date, there is still a process for receiving stimulus checks after filing a 2020 tax return next year. SHARE WITH ILLINOIS FAMILIES TO HELP THEM APPLY FOR EMERGENCY MORTGAGE AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) recently announced that applications for rental assistance are now available for renters who have lost a job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IHDA will allocate $150 million via the Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help income-eligible residents across the state pay their rent during this national emergency. After the application period for rental assistance ends, IHDA will open applications for Emergency Mortgage Assistance, which will provide $150 million to homeowners impacted by COVID-19. Taken together, these programs are the largest emergency housing assistance programs in the nation and will help approximately 40,000 households before the end of 2020. Help share this information with Illinois families. Find additional details and the application for emergency rental assistance at era.ihda.org. Find additional details and the application for emergency mortgage assistance at ema.ihda.org.
IMPORTANT UPDATES: Good Morning Leland Panthers! I wanted to send out some updated information, some reminders, and a "new" district 20-21 calendar! Don't forget 2020-2021 online registration is now open! Please complete that this week. We do have terminals set up here at school if you need assistance with it! Mrs. Moore has made some updates to the Leland Back to School Plan Fall 2020 according to recent guideline changes made by the CDC and IDPH. The updates are noted in green. Take a moment to see what's new! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zJVLEq7NMpzTS2kes-4O5J0KcoadIGiQwLu1PaOSNWI/edit?usp=sharing Also I have attached an important guide for proper Mask Wear and Care that she has shared. Be sure to view that document! Finally - the 2020-2021 Amended District Calendar has been updated as of this morning. Please note - Mondays are color-coded as all district remote learning days. In addition to RLD, students that are at-risk, or needing additional assistance can schedule one-on-one instruction (including 100% remote learner students) during these days. Two additional Remote Learning Plan Days have been added, Tues. 11/24/20 and Tues. 1/5/21. Here is a link for the updated calendar. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZPf9MFU5iNlKW5iX2wKXnnVy03ZAW8lAstoAXa0ip3Q/edit?usp=sharing
2020-2021 ONLINE and On-site Registration are now open! We will be in the office until 4:00 today if you would like to use our terminals. PLEASE follow all posted guidelines - facemasks are required!
Fall 2020 Athletics Information Update On July 29th the IHSA Board of Directors announced a postponement of the fall HS athletic seasons that would impact our HS Girls Volleyball and HS soccer programs. Currently the Boys and Girls are still scheduled to start on Aug 10th. The IHSA had restructured the athletic season to have the HS Girls Volleyball and HS Soccer season begin on February 15. At this time, all winter HS sports will remain with a Nov. 16 start date. However, sports that were traditionally scheduled to take place in the 2021 spring season will be pushed back to a summer schedule. The start dates for Baseball, Softball, and Track and Field will be May 3rd. During this time of postponed athletic events it is important to keep in contact with your HS coaches who will be sending out information about schedules and open gyms. If you are planning on participating in any HS athletics this upcoming school year please email Mr. Zaleski at email@example.com. On August 3rd the Jr. 10 board of directors met to approve a postponement of all regularly scheduled Fall athletic events for JH sports. This impacts the JH Girls Volleyball team and the JH Soccer season. Those seasons have not been rescheduled at this time but their board of directors is working to create a JH 10 athletic schedule that is closely related to the IHSA’s proposal. The Board is meeting on September 11th to approve an adopted athletic calendar. Please reach out to Mr. Bickel or Mr. Zaleski if you have questions.
Updated Reopeing Q & A Document - 7/25/2020 *previous responses are in BLACK/new responses are in GREEN. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DKH-3FVVGqp4GySiIMQUNYhVmQlvrTtFL4v86vnF8PY/edit#heading=h.uwtpzkmp9874
Updated Reopening Q & A Document - 7/22/2020 *previous responses are in black/new responses are in green. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DKH-3FVVGqp4GySiIMQUNYhVmQlvrTtFL4v86vnF8PY/edit?usp=sharing
Reopening Q & A form Attached is the Questions "common document" Mrs. Moore referred to in her letter. Also attached is a Frequently Asked Questions Document. Take a moment and read through that. If you have additional questions/concerns, please utilize the form being provided by administration to communicate those. Leland CUSD 1 is working hard to construct a plan for reopening that is the safest/best possible for our staff and students. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DKH-3FVVGqp4GySiIMQUNYhVmQlvrTtFL4v86vnF8PY/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn2svPWQgreY4nywbDCeto9upApliNEU_ZN1hUI4oRwUIbVg/viewform?usp=sf_link
7/16/20 Update: Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore & Mr. Bickel explaining recent District updates. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11LuNeTvRwiaD8bPKNiLWgXOhjnfPxxSFEbpcsWF5upM/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you to the district families and staff that took part in our Return to School survey. Administration is reviewing all of the responses given. Along with ISBE, RoE, IDPH, and CDC guidelines, we will take your responses into consideration as we work to develop a plan that's safe, yet provides optimal educational experiences for the students and staff of Leland CUSD #1. With all of the uncertainties facing us, one thing remains constant and that is that things continue to change! We are working to create a plan for the 2020-2021 school year. As always, we will do our best to get that information out as quickly as we can, but please be patient as we continue our journey through this unchartered territory.
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore regarding yesterday's guidance from ISBE on returning to school in the fall. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v-XRciyDxWUImhZ4nRk7gkKbNix0xOERk9X2gDnzbTo/edit?usp=sharing
Important Survey: Hello Panther families - I hope you are enjoying your summer. With many unanswered questions still hanging over us, Leland CUSD #1 is committed to doing what is best for everyone. Please take a few moments to fill out this voluntary survey in regards to Fall 2020 School opening. Along with ISBE, IDPH, and CDC guidelines and recommendations, your input is very important to us. All of your answers will remain anonymous. Stay safe, stay healthy, be well. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjqfb2YRJY8vaW1u9WWQyV0XMx0J0ETZ7iHt8YhVkvhPRUEg/viewform?usp=sf_link
https://www.facebook.com/events/698221971032544/ On behalf of the Leland Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff we welcome you to join us as we congratulate the Class of 2020! This year our Commencement Exercise is a virtual experience. The watch party will premier Friday, June 12 - 6:00pm. We will post the link in this event once it's available.
**6/1: Updated information regarding the playground area at Leland School.** Please read the attached message from Mrs. Moore: "Leland is in Region 2, which has entered Phase 3 of the reopening guidelines for Illinois. Because this includes parks and outdoor activities permitted for up to 10 people practicing social distancing, I mistakenly made the choice to post that our playground would be open. However, Governor Pritzker has specifically mandated that playgrounds remain closed until Phase 4. My apologies, and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your understanding and compliance as we work together to follow the recommendations and guidelines for our shared health and safety." Please stay tuned for updates as they become available.
The “stay away” signs have been taken down from the school playground and ball field areas! However, please use common sense and your best judgement before using the equipment, if you are sick or have been recently exposed to someone that’s been running a fever or showing any other symptoms of illness, please do not use the equipment. You should still be following the recommended guidelines from the IDPH. As always, with our playground being on school property weapons, tobacco/other drugs, and alcohol are not allowed at any time! Please use care and respect on our grounds!
Hey Panther fans-just giving you an update! We have been very busy honoring our Seniors! Last weekend was a beautiful town wide parade, and this week we have been holding individual diploma ceremonies! Once all of our graduates receive their diplomas, we will be posting a video of their “graduation”. It’s sure to be FANTASTIC-be on the lookout for it! Here is a glimpse of how Leland CUSD 1 holds graduation 2020!
Sunday was a beautiful day for a parade! This week our grads have their diploma ceremonies. Congrats, Seniors! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTwUUPVkWN_GeH6T30T-lS7zl-Urg5ZDtMX-oICaY_7B6WykutdG_fpc5Jdu_JQ0yGj4kEINPJqm93F/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000
I felt it was important to honor our 8th grade graduates as they completed their elementary career and move on to high school! Just like our seniors, they have missed an important celebration of this milestone. Please know we are all so proud of you and your accomplishments and wish you the best of luck in your high school careers! CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2024! https://youtu.be/yfqBhQDeum0
Daily Announcements-5/19/20. Pledge by Mr. Bickel and Parker along with shout outs from our MS teachers and Mrs. Cameron. July birthdays are listed. https://youtu.be/3qSnjXmNQvs
Daily announcements-5/18/20. Pledge by essential worker Deputy Rasmussen. Plus a couple teacher shout outs and June birthdays. https://youtu.be/EbG8--7soVU
The Senior Graduate Parade that was scheduled today is postponed until next Sunday, May 24-2pm due to the weather. The parade route will remain the same. We truly want to honor these graduates, so please plan accordingly to celebrate them as they drive through town NEXT SUNDAY.
IT’S HERE!! Your 2020 Community Awards Program is available for viewing now! In true Awards Night fashion... it is lengthy! Watch at your leisure, but make sure to watch it through! There are so many AMAZING people in our school & community! Thank you to all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHPigKbdiPM&t=22s
Daily Announcements - 5/14/20. Pledge by Mrs. Cameron plus lots of important info and a great rainy day challenge from Mr. Bickel! https://youtu.be/uT-GcWINie4
Sack meal pick up TOMORROW - Thurs. 5/14 will be at the high school entrance by the gym. Please use those doors to pick up your food. Please note: NEXT WEEK (5/18 & 5/21) the pick-ups will be at the Media Center entrance! Deliveries will continue unchanged.
Daily announcements-5/13/20. Pledge by Ally & Noah S. and an awesome challenge by Mr. Epperson. (PS. The Graduate’s parade is SUNDAY) https://youtu.be/lP_iKxAe0Nk
Attached is the Graduation parade route for Sun, 5/17/20-2pm. Please follow and respect all safe social distancing guidelines while honoring our graduating seniors! https://dochub.com/andreaniles/bDa8NX3RdXkQBEqR2zA6Ey/2020-graduation-parade-route-pdf?dt=1s3SkyrtxmQDMduK-BVy
Daily Announcements-5/12/20. Pledge by Ana-Elisa and Thaila Scheick and poetry by Mr. Bickel. Limmerick Day you say? ALSO - Drop Off/Pick Up will be 9am-noon & 3-5pm. Last names begin: 5/18 A-G; 5/19 H-P; 5/20 R-Z https://youtu.be/jj4m-XZTbi4
5/10/20 ZOOM Senior Baccalaureate Service. It is quite lengthy, but it was a very nice service. Plus, you get the comedic photo op antics at the end! Thank you Pastor Dave and Roy Plote of LUMC. https://youtu.be/ZA9o6A9qlxA
Daily announcements-5/11/20. Pledge by Mia A plus a simple, but important challenge from Mr. Bickel. https://youtu.be/D6KWKNNb_1M
Daily Announcements-5/8/20. Pledge by essential workers Correctional Officers Joshua and Amber Slaughter, and a quick help-at-home challenge from Mr. Miller! https://youtu.be/BizU9idWquU
End of Year Supply Pick Up and Drop off information is attached. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qwBt46iXGl91A_QRUDPXRvsTexlXlAVrAyWIA7I5NwM/edit?usp=sharing
Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Service. Sunday 5/10/20 6:30pm- Anyone is invited to 'attend' this ZOOM video service! Please share. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wNBGFKhf94ZjxSIvqtiaE7EwB2RFGHPnsBFvzFx06kg/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 5/7/20. Pledge by essential worker veterinarian Dr. Paige Gunderson. Also a great follow-up 'how to' video from yesterday's laundry challenge. Thanks Mrs. Stegman and Brooks! https://youtu.be/qoBGAM5Jp_s
Daily Announcements-5/6/20. Pledge by Sheriff's Deputy Jim Podnar and team. There's info on Sr. Graduation parade and check out today's help at home challenge w/Mrs. Martin! https://youtu.be/gUzOEvuSSxM
Leland CUSD 1 is doing everything we can to give the Class of 2020 a memorable celebration during this crazy time! Leland residents, please plan to be home to honor these kids! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MEG-PTv4mO_hcXVSV1_3fYAGo1Q_W4JDBShfyfyPk8E/edit?usp=sharing
Daily announcements-5/5/20. Pledge by essential workers from Leland Farmers Company and an at-home “challenge” from Mr. Spring! https://youtu.be/YhcZx1HuGjw
Daily announcements-5/4/20. Pledge by essential worker Jaime K, RN. Please note: the selfie bingo challenge is for all students k-12! https://youtu.be/RMu-ov-itwk https://docs.google.com/document/d/13fC8Jf9P7TNZ15Da23f5J3G7aXzUyZ-BbZilwIKTrfE
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Leland CUSD 1 essential humans! You are loved! https://youtu.be/ezz_4q23Yfc
Daily Announcements-5/1/20. Pledge by essential worker Dayna P. You have to check out today's challenge! 😊 https://youtu.be/QxgNoZl7hjY
Daily announcements-4/30/20. Pledge by essential workers: Maddie’s Place. Also our Young Authors winner reads her story! https://youtu.be/DPRLUUbgRIU
Daily announcements-4/29/20. Pledge by essential worker Teri R. and co-workers. Check out the fun food challenge by Mrs. Wormley! https://youtu.be/gkuB9U1vQUs
Daily Announcements-4/28/20. Pledge by essential worker: Matt G and co-workers. And an important announcement from Mr. Bickel regarding spring events. Check out the challenge activity from Ms. Niles! https://youtu.be/hPR_NJD_RxU
Daily Announcements-4/27/20 with Pledge by special guests and a Git Up video to get your day moving! https://youtu.be/s6XRqg0Ekfo
Had a few people asking so here’s the link to the online book fair going on now through May 3!! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lelandschool
Daily announcements w/Pledge by the Tormans! Today we celebrate our eco-system so check out the challenge from Mr. Bickel. Reminder: Online Book Fair is still open! https://youtu.be/0AJ-q9-Ljbw
Daily Announcements-4/22/20. Pledge by Mason & Maxine B. Also, Mr. Bickel gives a brief explanation of the letter sent out yesterday regarding end of year grading. https://youtu.be/CeQZpNharn8
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel with some very important information regarding end of the school year, including grading policies. https://docs.google.com/document/d/134xEe7n4XrdGxu1Q4UuQ5n2q2btVtwykD0LPjig-Jkw/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements-4/20/20 with Pledge by Evelyn S. Today begins Book Fair and start of 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Check out our ED activity https://youtu.be/6Sl8n5w6bAQ
It’s here! The ONLINE Book Fair is open from now thru 5/3/2020! CHECK IT OUT! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lelandschool
Here is a link to see the “message” in slide show format (better to see individual pics) https://youtu.be/n3cfM8fK1DA
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore regarding today's announcement from Gov. Pritzker. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wCMPpKTVlUJyq51UKogTwdfAc4K7P-lnYVSwyRE6J9M/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements-4/17/20 *CORRECTED LINK* Pledge by Ava W and a challenge you won't want to miss! Also attached is a flyer for next week's 50th Anniversary of Earth Day celebrations. https://youtu.be/JaiQ4FoxK44
Daily Announcements-4/17/20 w/Pledge by Ava W and a challenge you won't want to miss! Also attached is a flyer for next week's 50th Anniversary of Earth Day celebrations. https://youtu.be/JaiQ4FoxK44!
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to you at home!! This year's book fair is going to look a little different. We are doing an online book fair that you can shop from the comfort of your home, right from your Chromebooks!! The books will ship right to your house. You can go on to the website link below and preview the bookfair right now. The shopping will not open until the 20th. (The SHOP NOW button will not show up until the 20th.) https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lelandschool
Daily Announcements-4/15/20 with Pledge by Nanny Patsch! Today's challenge is from Mrs. C. (link is included due to technical issues during playback.) https://youtu.be/DNoOuxTp5Rc https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TDUGzHf1XeexDTAojFph_DWvp2AEVW9K/view?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements-4/14/2020 with Pledge by Abigail, Easton, and Lilly Martin. Turn up your volume to hear Mr. Harris' PE challenge-you won't want to miss it! And our Easter Egg Hunt winner is announced! https://youtu.be/HULkFV723jQ
Daily Announcements-4/13/20 w/Pledge by Mikayla P and Randy W. Also - check out the IT challenge from Mr. Bland! https://youtu.be/r6SZmdbdF5k
Since today is National Zoo Day, here is an opportunity to check out the Cincinnati Zoo. They go live on their FB page daily at 2:00 CST. Thanks for sharing Mrs Dailey! http://cincinnatizoo.org/news-releases/cincinnati-zoo-is-bringing-the-zoo-to-you/
Daily Announcements-4/8/2020 with Pledge by Isabella Ohme. Mr. Bickel talks about DEAR - remember that's Drop Everything And Read! Sheltering in Place and Remote learning should give you plenty of time to DEAR-and share your favorite books with us! https://youtu.be/CLtJVEqH6wg
Hopefully this link will work to the Egg Hunt PDF https://drive.google.com/file/d/1If230FziJ_pHVFOHFAeSknPtQYe-VsaV/view?usp=sharing
Thanks to everyone that participated in our Spirit Days this week! Mr. Bickel put together a video to Parker's new favorite song! We will get through this together-separately! Be well, Stay home! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mWGdX2C4rQDTnDcRugUS_qerfMm8LsWC/view?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 4/3/2020 with Pledge by Delilah Zitt and sisters! It's School "Uniform" Day - GREEN, BLACK, WHITE - PANTHERS - go! https://youtu.be/09yaeIrwTqE
Daily Announcements-4/2/2020 with Tucker Podnar leading the Pledge. Today is THURSDAY-Mr. Bickel may have been distracted at the end! It's Superhero Day in honor of our REAL LIFE heroes! It's also Light It Up Blue Day. https://youtu.be/FdIT6ipUkRQ
Daily Announcements - 4/1/2020 with pledge by Ellie Gonzalez. Today's challenge is HISTORY - check out the trivia contest included in announcements. Send in or tag pics in your Suit and Tie spirit wear...April Fools! It's PJ & Bed Head Day! https://youtu.be/3OC3L5mOHpk
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore following today's announcement from Gov. Pritzker's extension of remote learning. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cEbBc2LpEY36R73C-Qn8l-VVuefUkBxHf0-XEnmrgso/edit?usp=sharing
Hey Panther students: Having trouble staying organized with all your Remote Learning assignments? Here is a tip and quick tutorial from The Hawk showing something simple you can do that will help! Parents - it's definitely worth checking out, it could help organize your life, too! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I8HT6wW2wV4i-uxi-CcwJrrNhzIcfjyx/view?usp=sharing Thanks Mandy Hawk - great job! #excellencehasnofinishline #pantherpride #togetherseparately
Daily Announcements -3/31/2020 with Pledge by Rachel, Nate, and Josie Dean. Mr. Bickel has a special shout out to Kameron H. and also explains the updated ISBE Remote Learning guidelines. Today is Jersey Day and PE Challenge Day! Check it out... https://youtu.be/Ofseltxys6o
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore with an update regarding Remote Learning Days (formerly known as E-Learning Days). https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nZyUNaoEthdvK0IZvxB9jxHBjhoVJ4MeF-BtDN0ihK0/edit?usp=sharing
Daily announcements 3/30/2020. Please be sure to check it out, there’s new important information on our sack meal program, as well as a new challenge! Don’t forget to tag us or post your photos of Spring Break Dress Up Day in the comments! https://youtu.be/Nhpj8tVC5Cg
Daily Announcements-3/27/2020 with Kindergartner Atley Benson doing the Pledge of Allegiance. There's a special guest appearance today, too. https://youtu.be/_hKLCBtapHU
Daily announcements - 3/26/2020 with Pledge of Allegiance by Tyler and Tanner Brown. https://youtu.be/unAlRwosLTc
3/25/2020 - Morning Announcements from Mr. Bickel with kindergartner Grady Miller doing the Pledge of Allegiance. Keep sending in your family's Pledge for us to use! We will get to yours if you send it in!! https://youtu.be/kwKTBBf1L18
Good evening Leland Panthers. I hope you are enjoying your “spring” break and all this white stuff we are being blessed with today. As a reminder, the school sack meal program begins tomorrow. We are still going to have pick up or delivery options available from 10am-noon. Please, as the governor has mandated, avoid social gatherings by only sending one person per family to pick up meals if you have selected the pick up option. It is best not to be traveling in groups especially to public places, and we really all need to do our part by following the Shelter-in-Place/Social Distancing order. If you have not signed up for this free sack meal program, which includes breakfast and lunch items, and need these items for your Leland School students, please email Mrs. Niles (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Bland (email@example.com) as soon as possible to ensure enough meals are packaged. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this constantly evolving crisis.
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel with an update from Governor Pritzker - 3/20/2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V-o-gzrwIQQU04qcjyahAVEdC8DDUuUCYGfZkG9TQh0/edit?usp=sharing Check out this YouTube link too! https://youtu.be/s7TMuyHXnlw
Check out the announcements for today from Mr. Bickel and a special guest appearance. https://youtu.be/u2q8_tVj_g4
Panther families - please take a moment to read the following message regarding District provided sack meals for students during this time of mandated school closure. I strongly encourage you to call or send an email with the number of students that will be participating in the program so we can have an accurate food count. To begin with you will receive a combined sack breakfast & lunch per day for Monday, 3/23/2020 through Friday, 3/27/2020. (If you sign up, you will be signed up for all 5 days next week). ALL LELAND CUSD 1 STUDENTS will be free for these sack meals. It is very important that you let us know if you will be available to pick up or if you will need delivery. Deliveries will be made daily between the hours 10:00am-noon. If no one is home at the address listed in TeacherEase, the sack will be left near the door. Pick up will be available at the school by the main office during the same hours. We do not have a menu available at this time. I have attached a document that spells out the information needed. If it is convenient for you, please fill that out and email to Mrs. Bland or myself no later than 3:00pm FRIDAY, 3/20/2020. If it is easier, please call and leave a voicemail with the appropriate information!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CTJXiNIQsj6eowuELx_W8cIUYgrrfto7f-OwsMltywU/edit?usp=sharing
HI All! I hope Day 2 of E-Learning is helping to smooth out the kinks! Mr. Bickel did the daily announcements for all to hear (& see!) Click this YouTube link to hear what's going on! https://youtu.be/QcKqml9U3Xc Keep on trying, keep on learning, keep on moving forward! KEEP ON WITH THAT PANTHER PRIDE!
Please use the link to read a letter from Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel regarding Leland CUSD 1 E-Learning attendance and grading procedures during this time of school closure. Make sure to read through to the end, as there is additional information regarding school breakfasts/lunches, etc. As always, the staff at Leland School thank you for your support, patience, and flexibility during this unprecedented, historical event. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HnDgfujHrc8JB8a_bUY_LyieCWmxdgaG/view?usp=sharing
Mr. Bland has put together a quick tutorial video how to find Google Hangouts Meet for students that some teachers are using as a tool to check in. https://youtu.be/e1ovApsNjis
Please click on the following YouTube link to view a message from Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel with the Emergency Closure Plans. 3/16/2020 https://youtu.be/CwXlRg9MYdY
A message from the Media Center: The Media Center will be open today (3/16) until 4:30 to return/check out library books only. After today, it will be closed until March 31st. Additionally, Mrs. Stegman will be sending out a code for all students to access Epic Books online.
A message from Mrs. Cameron to students in the music department that sold cheesecakes: The music department cheesecake delivery will remain as previously scheduled. Unless I hear otherwise from the company, cheesecakes will be delivered on Thursday, March 19th. All cheesecakes will be ready for pick up between 2:30-5:15 p.m. It is imperative that they are picked up between these hours and not left at the school. They will not keep without being frozen or refrigerated. Unfortunately I do not have room in my own freezers at home, and the school freezers are also filled to capacity. You will be notified of any changes, should they occur.
A COVID-19/E-learning/School Closure update from Mrs. Moore - 3/15/2020 This morning, and throughout the day, district administrators are working with ISBE and each other to clarify requirements and determine best practices for our students, families, and staff. Thank you for your patience as Mr. Bickel and I continue to work to provide information to you that is efficient, effective, and observes the intention of social isolation to lessen the spread of COVID-19 through our communities. Monday will be considered a teacher institute day for our faculty. By the end of the day on Monday every student will be contacted by his or her classroom teacher(s) with specific directions for Tuesday through Friday. We plan to be back in session with student attendance in the building on Tuesday March 31 per the Governor's order. However, as this situation is fluid, we will communicate with you necessary changes as we get updated information. The building will be open on Monday from 7:30 - 4:00. Students and staff will be able to come in and get any necessary materials throughout the day. We request that they respect the intention of the school closure for the purpose of social isolation, and refrain from gathering and visiting together. For students with lockers, please retrieve any food items or let us know and we will remove for you. We don't want any stinky surprises in our upcoming weeks! You won't get in trouble for having it...we just want to make sure it doesn't fester and appreciate your cooperation. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOORE AND MR. BICKEL: Governor Pritzker announced a mandatory public school closure starting Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. This affects all school programming and extracurricular activities. Use of the facility by members and groups of the community is also suspended during this time. Monday, March 16 students will not be in attendance. This day will be used for teacher preparation for e-learning plans, which will go into effect for Tuesday through Friday. Teachers will contact students (and parents when grade level appropriate) with information for e-learning assignments.There will be no e-learning days during the week of spring break. Currently, student attendance is expected to resume on Tuesday, March 31. It is critical to understand the unprecedented nature of closing schools statewide to control the spread of a contagious illness, the importance of practicing social isolation and distancing, and the ramifications of disregarding these practices. We are working hard to ensure the best possible opportunities for continuation of instruction and learning during a time of national crisis. We thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we will continue to communicate throughout this process.
Please click on the following link for a message regarding Covid-19 and E-Learning Updates from Leland CUSD 1 administration. Any further updates will be posted on our social media sites and school website. https://youtu.be/sCgqJW8r1TM
A Message from the Principals of the Jr. 10 Conference (this is our junior high conference): The Jr. 10 continues to actively monitor reports on COVID-19 and follow guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and local health departments. The Jr. 10 has decided to postpone the Jr. 10 Spelling Bee at Serena High School scheduled for March 17th. We are evaluating each Conference event as the situation continues to evolve. All decisions are being made with the safety and well being of our students in mind, and we are being as responsive as possible with the information we are gathering. Leland School will continue to pass along information as we receive it.
We are closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and our local health department regarding the status of COVID-19. We are preparing our school for the potential of an extended mandated closing. The staff has been working to develop an e-learning plan that (while not a substitute for face-to-face interaction with teachers and peers) will provide continued instruction to our students. We are meeting with our staff again after school, and Mr. Bickel and I will put together the most current information to share with you by tomorrow afternoon.
FYI - Homework Help is cancelled today. Additionally, there will not be a Game Club meeting.
Panther Shout out to this year's Young Authors Contest grade level winners!! (picture to follow at later date!) 1st: Nate Dean 2nd: Ava Wormley 3rd: Tyler Wesson, Jiho Yim, Nolan Kinney 4th: Camden DiFaggio 5th: Kennedy Barshinger 6th: Laynie Wold 7th: Maddie Kuske 8th: Maggie Harig This year's overall school winner is 6th grader Laynie Wold who be attending the state conference in May.
Read Across America Week is next week in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday. Schools typically have fun celebrating reading during the first week of March and we are no exception. We will be having Seuss-related dress up days, staff read-alouds, and and entire school D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read) session! Reading is fun and we need to make sure our kids are developing a lifelong love of reading! 💚📖📚🐾
Shout out to Mrs. Hawk & Mr. Bland's BizInnovator Class...Al and Marcy Kinney gave the BizInnovator Class a great opportunity to try their hand at designing an ad campaign for their realtor business. The students learned what realtors do, how to design marketing questions to conduct an interview, and then how to take that information to customize an ad campaign. Last Friday they presented their designs and plans to the Kinney's and did a great job! They will now take the feedback to create necessary changes and additions for their clients. Thank you to the Kinneys for working with our students. It is relationships between school and community that make small schools so wonderful!! 💚🐾🖤
After School Homework Help and MS girls basketball practice have been cancelled for today. All other activities are continuing as scheduled at this point.
A few scheduling announcements: MS girls (7th grade) basketball tournament in Paw Paw has been cancelled for tomorrow (no make-up date announced yet); 6-8th grade Winter Formal Dance in Earlville tomorrow has been cancelled (make up date 1/25/20); HS Boys basketball at Hiawatha is still ON tonight: bus time 4:30; GAME TIME: 5:30 (**time change). Thank you - stay posted for any other weather-related changes.
Congratulations Jim Spring! Leland School is beyond proud of our own Mr. Jim Spring. He has been selected as the Illinois state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award!! Mr. Spring has been our High School history/social sciences teacher since 2001. Most recently, he was the brains behind a new Local History course elective for our students. He's a very active member of the Leland Town and Country Association, Bethany Lutheran Church, and spends much of his time playing and singing sweet music! Jim, and his wife Mary, live and love Leland - and that passion comes through in the classroom. I recently overheard someone say, "Mr. Spring enjoys what he does and that translates to awesome connections with the students. It's what makes him special!" Mr. Spring will receive an award at the Youth Day Awards luncheon during the Illinois DAR State Convention in April. Furthermore, his nomination will be forwarded to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for consideration. Congratulations, Jim Spring, on this amazing award and thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and love of teaching with Leland students! Jim was presented this award by Deb Davy, of the area DAR organization, along with his wife, Mary Spring, in front of the high school students and staff this morning!
Panthers Basketball Spirit Wear Shop Open Our Leland Middle School Girls are hosting a Basketball Spirit Wear Order Shop. The logos are non-gender, basketball specific. If you are looking for some HOOPS GEAR, check it out! "LELAND JR HS GIRLS BASKETBALL MTS 2020" is now open! Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/LJHGBKB - Store Open From: November 11 - December 20, 2019"
WE HAVE POWER! After school activities are scheduled as planned. Thanks for your patience!
Leland School is currently without power. We have contacted ComEd. It may be some time before it is back on. We have checked on all our classrooms, all students have been fed, and have access to all facilities. We will keep you posted if anything changes.
Grades 3-12 Homework Help / PT Conferences: There will not be after-school Homework Help on Thursday, 11/7 or Tuesday, 11/12 due to early dismissal (2:00pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences. Please plan accordingly.
Leland High School is hiring. http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/120340/High-School-Math-Teacher/job-details
HOMECOMING SCHEDULE CHANGES: Trying to avoid the last minute chaos of cancelling the parade tomorrow afternoon due to the weather forecast, the parade will be Saturday morning at 10:00am/line up 9:30. (If we have to cancel on Saturday, the decision will be made and posted at 8:30 on the School Facebook page and website). Friday, 9/27: **ICE CREAM SOCIAL 3:45-5:30 (cafeteria) open to all **Soccer Game @ Somonauk vs Sandwich 6:00 (time change) Saturday, 9/28: **PARADE - LINE UP 9:30/START 10:00AM .
Thank you for your patience. Our phone system is up and running and has been working most of the day!
2018-2019 Yearbooks are in!! Stop in the office to pick yours up. If you did not pre-order yours, they are $50.
Reminder: tomorrow night (Tuesday) is K-5 Unpack Your Backpack Night from 5:30-6:30. Bring your school supplies and meet your teacher! Middle & High School students can come in during the day to Load Your Lockers. (Some locker #’s have changed). You can see your schedule, locker number, and combination on your TeacherEase account. HS sports practices began today, MS begins Wednesday....make sure you have current sports physicals & your fees are paid. Registration fees are due this week. You can bring payment into the office or pay online at www. leland1.org using the EPay link. Any family that HAS NOT completed the online registration needs to do that ASAP. Classes begin THURSDAY, Aug 15....bell rings at 8:00! SEE YOU SOON!! #pantherpride #pantherpower #excellencehasnofinishline
SUMMER LIBRARY HOURS at Leland School - MONDAYS 3pm-6pm.
SUMMER HOURS: June: M-Th 8:00am-2:00pm F 8:00am-noon July: M-TH 8:00am-2:00pm F closed Aug: Resume regular office hours: M-F 7:30am-4:00pm **6/5/19: REPORT CARDS are printed and available in the office for pick up.
Leland School staff and students sheltered in place today. There was a warning issued, the radar looked ominous, and it began hailing. We decided to move everyone away from the windows and into the interior of the building. The students are now back in class. The students perfectly acted as has been practiced in our safety drills!
Check out this great article about Leland School's partnership with NIU as a result of a former teacher's donation!! https://www.niutoday.info/2019/04/24/leland-school-and-niu-benefit-from-a-new-partnership-made-possible-by-a-generous-alumna/?utm_source=PoliteMail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NIU+Today+-+April+25%2c+2019&utm_campaign=NIU+Today
School is on today. However, we will be dismissing at 1:00pm in anticipation of the forecasted high winds and snow heading our way. Leland MS & HS will be running the 1:00 dismissal bell schedule for BDay. All after school activities are cancelled. This includes the STEM Workshop, JH girls basketball practice, HS boys game at Midland, and the 2019-2020 Course Selection Night. Once those are rescheduled, we will post those dates.
Wed. February 6th: Leland School will start at 10:00 am today due to the icy road conditions. Buses will be on a 2-hour delay pick up schedule. JH and HS students will report to their 2nd hour classes, today is a B day in the building. Elementary students will head directly to their classrooms. Breakfast will not be served. Please use caution and be safe.
Leland School is currently experiencing troubles with phone lines. This issue resides with our local phone provider. They have been notified, but until the issue is resolved calls may not get through to us. Thank you for your patience.
Due to the extreme weather conditions Leland School will be closed Tuesday, January 29 through Thursday, January 31. School will resume Friday, February 1. Extracurricular activities will be posted daily. Please stay warm and be safe through these very dangerous temperatures.
Leland Schools will be closed on Monday, January 28th due to the impending severe weather that will be impacting our area late tonight through tomorrow. Monday morning’s commute is considered to be treacherous with several inches of snow followed by blowing and drifting snow and rain, possibly freezing on roadways. If you have to be out tomorrow please be safe and take all necessary precautions. As always, the safety of our staff and students is our main priority. Extracurricular activities will be posted on social media tomorrow. Thank you
Due to the extent of the road conditions, Leland School will be closed today, Wednesday, January 23. The decision for all extra curricular activities will be posted later. Thank you and be safe if you have to go out.
ALERT — School will be closed tomorrow, Monday, November 26th due to extreme weather conditions. Extra curricular activities will also be canceled. Be safe and stay warm!
School will be closed tomorrow, Monday, November 26th due to extreme weather conditions. Extra curricular activities will also be canceled. Be safe and stay warm!
Show your Leland Spirit! Vinyl decals are now on sale, created by Mr. Bland’s Into to Industrial Tech class. For custom decals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello Panther Community, Leland School is excited to offer an after-school enrichment program for students who might need a little extra assistance on their course work. Each week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Leland staff will be available until 3:45. Students can spend time getting some guided assistance on class assignments or additional instruction in areas of need. There will be 2 different sessions that are always available. One will be for K-5 students while the other will be for 6-12 students. If you are interested in having your child attend this additional support, all you have to do is mention that they will be attending the after-school program on our new pickup patrol system (K-5) or call the office staff (6-12). If your child is on a regularly scheduled bus route, that is no problem. The district is providing additional transportation after the 3:45 program and students will be dropped off at their regular after school location. We really hope the addition of this program can help all of our students and families. We look forward hosting this support. If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact me by email or phone. email@example.com -- Chris Bickel Principal, Leland CUSD 1 815-495-3231
Attention: Due to unforeseen circumstances with the Frontier phone network, our phone lines are down. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Leland CUSD#1 is excited to introduce our new school website and app for your smartphone! Go to your App Store and search Leland CUSD#1 and download to help you stay current with school news. Our app allows you to view our calendar of events, school lunch menus, athletic schedules and results, easy staff communication, and view updates from our social media accounts all in one place! Download now to show your panther pride!