News

December 3, 2021

We would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped this year’s PTA Holiday Shop.  Students were excited to purchase items for friends and family.  We couldn’t have done this without the support of our families!

Hale Hotline

Click here to check out the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.

Winter MAP Testing

MAP testing will continue next week with our reading assessment and any make up testing that needs to be done. As a reminder each student will take two assessments, one math and one reading. We are looking forward to seeing how are students have grown and reflect on our goals from the beginning of the year.

  • December 7, 2021   First Grade
  • December 8, 2021   Second, Third
  • December 9, 2021   Fifth Grade
  • December 10, 2021 Fourth and Sixth Grades

 

Arrival and Dismissal Reminder

We all know arrival and dismissal in our parking lot is a very busy time. Please be mindful to follow our procedures we shared at the beginning of the year (Click here for a printable version of the Hale Arrival and Dismissal maps). We specifically ask that parents are not double parking in either of the lanes. You should not be parking your vehicle outside a parking spot. If our lot is full when you arrive please use one of the surrounding side streets. Additionally in the morning please have your students ready to exit the vehicle when you reach the drop-off area, parents should not be exiting their vehicles.

A Message from Nurse Koch: COVID-19 Vaccine Record

Now that children 5-11 years old are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, many families have made appointments for their children and they are being vaccinated. Once your child has received their second dose, please take a picture of the COVID-19 vaccine card and email our nurse Kim Koch ([email protected]).

Consumable Fees

Parents/guardians are required to pay a $50.00 consumable materials fee each school year to cover the cost of workbooks, paper, art supplies, and other items used by students.  The district has extended the due date for this year until November 30th; after that time, a $15.00 late fee will be added.  If needed, information regarding your fees can be accessed through your parent portal account.

District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community.  Please click here for the District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

COVID Dashboard

With suburban Cook County now in a level of high community transmission of COVID-19 (Cook County Department of Public Health), District 54 has decided to create COVID Dashboards on each school’s website to provide families and staff with a transparent summary of instances of COVID-19 reported to District 54. A positive case indicates that the student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Please report cases of COVID-19 to our school so that we can initiate contact tracing. Parents/guardians of students identified as close contacts will be contacted directly to discuss next steps. District 54 will update these dashboards by 3 p.m. on Fridays when school is in session. Click here to visit the Hale COVID Dashboard

Free Shield Testing

District 54 is offering free COVID-19 SHIELD drive-up testing to all students and staff. Please note that ANY student or staff member can get a test regardless of their participation in the weekly SHIELD surveillance testing.  Please note:

  • The test is the same saliva-based test used in surveillance testing. 
  • Individuals being tested never leave their car.
  • Results are available within 24 hours.  
  • Individuals will be contacted with a phone call from the District office the next business day following testing with results.

Testing is available all school days from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 PM at School District 54 – Rafferty Administration Center located at 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193. 

COVID Updates and Symptom Monitoring

At this time, staff and students will not be completing a daily digital screener each day. In order to ensure we are keeping all staff and students safe please monitor your child’s health each day and keep them at home should they display any symptoms listed below. All individuals are required to stay at home while symptomatic and are encouraged to test for COVID-19. Please notify our school office or nurse if you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19. Symptoms include: 

  • Fever (Temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F/38 degrees C)
  • New Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle or Body Aches from an Unknown Cause
  • Fatigue from an Unknown Cause
  • New Onset of Moderate to Severe Headache

Brian Kaszewicz         Colleen Conway

Principal                      Assistant Principal