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BES Material Pick-Up and Drop-Off

May 19, 2020
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Dear Beecher Elementary School Families, I hope all of you are continuing to stay healthy and safe during this time. As I have stated several times, if there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. If we are unable to assist, we will work to find someone who can help. During this pandemic, we must all continue to work together to help each other. I am amazed and so proud of how our community has responded.During the next couple of weeks, teachers will be gathering any remaining student items in their classrooms, desks, and …

COVID-19 Resources

April 21, 2020
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Dear Parents/Guardians, Let us begin by saying how much we miss all of our students. We are concerned for our students’ health and well-being, as well as their families. Although none of us have experienced a pandemic before, the Beecher 200U family of students, parents, and educators, have quickly risen to the occasion, as usual! However, during this unprecedented time, we are all experiencing a range of emotions and stressors as we adapt to our new daily routine. We would like to share a list of resources for families and individuals that are in need of support.Stay Healthy, Stay Home. Beecher …

Superintendent’s Blog – School Closing and Student Lunches

April 17, 2020
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Good evening. Let me start by saying that a two-inch snowfall on April 17th somehow makes sense considering the last five weeks of our lives. With that being said, I hope that you are all safe and healthy as we finish off our Spring Break. As you may have heard, the Governor has closed schools for the remainder of the school year. This means that the final six weeks of student work will be finished under our current Remote Engagement model. We are very aware of how this pandemic and accompanying Shelter in Place order has impacted families in different …

Remote Engagement (COVID-19) Summary

April 13, 2020
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Overview The goal of Remote Engagement is for students to continue to progress forward in their learning while not at school. This model may very well be in place for a number of weeks/months, so it is vital that students continue their learning. However, it is also important that they do so through an appropriate workload, as work assigned for Remote Engagement must be meaningful and manageable. Connectivity Prior to school closure, Chromebooks were distributed in grade 3-12 and iPads in grades 1-2. This program looks very different at the varying grade levels, more paper-driven in the lower grades and …

Superintendent’s Blog – Elementary Materials

April 9, 2020
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I wanted to take a minute to update our Elementary School families about today’s delay in delivering instructional materials to our Elementary School children. As you all know, one of our concerns is that children continue to learn in this new environment. The reality of this pandemic is that not only will we probably not be back in school this school year, but it is likely that we will begin our next school year in this same remote engagement model. With that in mind, it is important that kids keep learning so as to not fall behind. With that being …

Superintendent’s Blog – Remote Engagement Update

April 1, 2020
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Governor Pritzker has extended Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order through April 30th. This means that Beecher 200U will remain closed through at least April 30th. As for our upcoming Spring Break, it will take place as planned. There will be no school lessons for Good Friday, April 10th or the entire week of April 13th – April 17th. To ensure connectivity, giving all students the opportunity to be engaged and learn – the school has delivered internet hot spots (free of charge) to the few families in our District with no internet connection. If you (or someone you know) has no internet, …

Elementary School Materials

March 28, 2020
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As always, we feel that it is important to be transparent in our school activities. I would like to address Friday’s delivery rescheduling of educational materials. Earlier in the week, Elementary school employees were diligently compiling next week’s resources. One of these employees has since learned that they were in brief contact last weekend with two people who have tested positive for COVID-19. This employee is currently not displaying any symptoms, but has self-quarantined nonetheless. We immediately contacted the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), as they are the experts in these matters. IDPH directed us to quarantine the materials …