Week of March 23, 2020

Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 3/20/2020 6:00:00 AM

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IMPORTANT E-LEARNING UPDATE
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EAST LEYDEN RIBBON CUTTING - POSTPONED
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the East Leyden addition is postponed until further notice.


CHROMEBOOK ISSUES
For Chromebook replacement or Chromebook parts, please stop by East Leyden HS between 11 am - 12 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at entrance 18.

LPU CANCELLATION
Using current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois government mandate on large gatherings, Leyden staff has made the difficult decision to cancel the 4th Annual Leyden Parent University event that was to take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Due to difficulty in rescheduling the event for parent attendees, 24 presenters, and the Leyden staff, we look forward to resuming Leyden Parent University in April 2021. We will plan for it to be the biggest and best LPU yet!

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay healthy and safe!

~Dawn Erickson, Department Chair of Student Services, East
~Frank Holthouse, Director of Careers and Community Outreach
~Kato Gupta, Department Chair of Student Services, West

Basándonos en la Guía actual de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades y el mandato del gobierno de Illinois, referente a reuniones de grupos grandes de personas; el personal de Leyden ha tomado la difícil decisión de cancelar el 4to evento anual Parents University/ Universidad de Padres de Leyden, el cual se llevaría a cabo el Sábado, 25 de Abril de 2020. Debido a la dificultad de reprogramar el evento para todos los padres asistentes, los 24 presentadores y el personal de Leyden, vamos a reanudar la Universidad de Padres de Leyden en Abril de 2021. ¡Sabemos que este será el evento más grande y mejor de todos!

¡Agradecemos su comprensión. ¡Por favor manténgase sano y seguro!

~ Dawn Erickson, Presidente del Departamento de Servicios Estudiantiles, Escuela East
~ Frank Holthouse, Director de Carreras y Alcance Comunitario
~ Kato Gupta, Presidente del Departamento de Servicios Estudiantiles, Escuela West

 
SCHOOL CLOSURE
There have been no confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in Leyden High School District 212.

For precautionary purposes only, starting Monday, March 16 the Leyden schools will be closed and all classes will be conducted via E-Learning through Friday, March 27.

Spring Break is March 30-April 3 and regular school days are anticipated to resume on Monday, April 6.

School Closure Announcement - March 13, 2020

Please read the important information linked below for all of the additional precautionary measures being taken by the district:

Communication - March 12, 2020


EXTENDED E-LEARNING SCHEDULE 
Monday, March 16

Students will participate in an all-school lesson that will be posted in their Period 2 Schoology courses.
Students must fill out the attendance form in their Period 2 Schoology course to be counted present for the day.


Tuesday, March 17

*All classes will engage in E-Learning lessons and activities.
*Students should open the E-Learning folders in each of their Schoology courses and participate in the lessons and activities.
*Students must fill out the attendance form in their Period 2 Schoology course to be counted present for the day.

Wednesday, March 18 - Friday, March 27
Classes will alternate their E-Learning lessons and activities according to the following schedule:

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*Students should open the E-Learning folders in their Schoology courses and participate in the lessons and activities.
*Students must fill out the attendance form in their Period 2 Schoology course to be counted present for the day.

March 30 - April 3
Spring Break - No classes or E-Learning activities

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
Students that are in need of technology support during E-Learning days can do one of the following to open a support ticket:

*Send an email to studenttechsupport@leyden212.org with a description of the technology problem
*Call (847) 451-5591 and leave their name, ID number, and a description of the technology problem

FREE MEALS
Leyden will offer free daily pre-packaged lunches, as well as breakfasts for the following morning, to all community members 18 years and younger.

Meals will be distributed every weekday from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Families are welcome to pick up the meals from any location.

Click here for the current list of pick-up locations --- versión en español
 
CLASS OF 2020 CAP & GOWN
Cap & Gown Ordering is underway. To ensure you get the correct size, you must place your order by March 15th. 
 
Orders may only be placed online at getgradstuff.com .  Late fees may be applied. 
 
Once on the sight, enter East Leyden as your high school.  Click on "Individual Items" at the top right of the screen.  Choose the "Cap and Gown Unit" for $39.  You may order additional items if you'd like.
 
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SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
Summer school registration takes place on:
Class of 2024 January 21 – January 24

(Incoming Freshman)
Consumer Education In-Seat & Online January 21 – May 29

(only for Juniors & Seniors)
Upperclassmen March 16 – May 29

Summer school classes will be held at the East Campus. Classes will run as follows:

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Tuition is $125 per .5 credit. Courses will be closed when registrations have reached maximum size or canceled if there is insufficient paid registration. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollments past the listed deadline will be considered based on space availability. Students should see their counselor if they have questions regarding summer courses.

Option #1: Online Enrollment. (Avoid lines and save time)
Go to MySchoolBucks.com under the Parents tab on the Leyden website to enroll students and make a payment using a credit/debit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express) or checking account.

Option #2: On-site enrollment at each campus. Cashiers at each campus will enroll students and accept payment. Cashiers can accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express). 
Checks should be made payable to: Leyden High School. Cashier hours are: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Full payment will be due at the time of registration, and refunds will only be issued if a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Fees also apply to courses to be audited without credit.

We will offer bus transportation to students who live within the district and are more than 1.5 miles from East Leyden High School.

For questions about summer school, please contact Vita Terenzio at 847-451-3095.

 

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Driver Education Behind-The-Wheel Instruction will be held at the East Campus
The cost for registration will be $250. Registration for driver education behind-the-wheel instruction will begin April 16, 2020 to May 29, 2020. 
Sessions will run as follow:
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For questions regarding in-seat driver education classes taken during the school year, please contact Department Chair Chris Cook ccook@leyden212.org.
For questions regarding summer behind-the-wheel instruction, please contact Dean Michael Grosch mgrosch@leyden212.org or Dean James Powers jpowers@leyden212.org.



**IMPORTANT NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR**
Please be aware that the State of Illinois has added NEW immunization requirements for the 2019-20 school year. Any student entering the 12th grade shall show proof of receiving 2 doses of Meningococcal immunization MCV4.
Minimum intervals for administration: The first dose received on or after the 11th birthday; second dose on or after the 16th birthday. The required interval must be at least eight weeks after the first dose. Only one dose is required if the first dose was received at 16 years of age or older. No proof of immunity allowed.
Vaccinations not given at proper intervals will not be considered compliant with the Illinois School Code.
INCOMING FRESHMAN PHYSICALS
By Illinois state law (school code, section 27-8.1), all incoming freshman students must have a physical examination taken within a year prior to entering 9th grade. As approved by District 212 Board of Education, all freshman medical forms are due in the East Leyden High School Health Office by June 3, 2019. After the June 3rd deadline, a progressive scale of late fees will apply for freshman medical forms as follows:


-$30.00 late fee from June 4 through June 30th
-$40.00 late fee from July 1 through July 31st
-$50.00 late fee after August 1st


All late fees will be due and payable no later than Friday, August 5, 2019. Students may not start school until all medical forms are turned in and checked for completion by the school health aide. Keep in mind that a sports physical does not fulfill the requirement for a freshman physical.
Vaccinations not given at proper intervals will not be considered compliant with the Illinois School Code.
Please make your student’s physical examination appointment NOW so that late fees can be avoided. It is getting to be a very busy time of year for doctors’ offices and you must allow time to obtain an appointment.