Sections on this page
As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to change, District 54 is working with amazing community partners to provide food to families who are struggling financially. Families needing assistance may benefit from the following.
- Wednesdays: Willow Creek Community Church will host a mobile food truck distribution from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday in the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center parking lot, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
- Thursdays: District 54 staff will be working with Township High School District 211 to distribute meal bags with five days of lunches, five days of breakfast and a half gallon of milk from 8 to 11 a.m. each Thursday through July 16 at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates.
- Fridays: Willow Creek Community Church will host a food distribution from 4 to 5 p.m. every Friday at Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road in Schaumburg.
- The Schaumburg Township Food Pantry is now running a drive-through pickup from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the township office, One Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates. For more information, please call (847) 732-7166.
- Church of the Holy Spirit Food Pantry, 1451 Bode Road in Schaumburg, is offering drive-through pickup on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. near the garages.
- Living Hope Food Pantry, 777 Meacham Road in Elk Grove Village, is offering drive-through pickup on Thursdays from 11:30-noon.
- Trinity Charities Food Pantry, 927 Plum Grove in Schaumburg, is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
We would like to thank the number of individuals and organizations who have inquired about how to make donations to help those in our community who may be struggling. We feel the best practice is to work with organizations who are currently offering these services in our community and will therefore not be collecting food. Please do not bring food donations to the district office as previously mentioned.
The Schaumburg Township Food Pantry and many faith-based charities are providing food to families in our community. Click here to access a list of these pantries on the Schaumburg Township website. In order to encourage social distancing, these organizations are not collecting food at this time.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
The Illinois Department of Human Services has a new special benefit called the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer to help families buy food for children who would normally receive free lunch when schools are in session. To apply online, families should visit https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access and click on Apply for Benefits.
Families that currently receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. These additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded into Illinois LINK EBT accounts along with regular SNAP benefits. Families that do not currently receive SNAP benefits but do have children who receive free lunch, will need to apply on this website. A paper application in English and paper application in Spanish is also available and can be submitted as an attachment by email to DHS.FCS.PEBT@nullillinois.gov. IDHS created a flyer to help families with the application process. A Spanish version of the flyer is also available.
The District 54 Education Foundation has also created a new fund called the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, which will be used to support our most at-risk families, including the 20% of students who qualify for free lunch. This emergency fund will help families impacted by this virus, and could be used in the future to provide immediate access to financial assistance for financially struggling families.
To donate, visit any of the following websites:
- District 54 Education Foundation – select Crisis Fund
- Greater Chicago Food Depository
- Schaumburg Township Food Pantry
Lugares de despensa de alimentos y oportunidades de donación
A medida que la situación en torno al nuevo coronavirus de 2019 continúa cambiando, el Distrito 54 está trabajando con increíbles socios de la comunidad para proporcionar alimentos a las familias que tienen dificultades financieras. Las familias que necesitan asistencia pueden beneficiarse de lo siguiente.
- Miércoles: Willow Creek Community Church llevará a cabo una distribución móvil de camiones de comida de 11 a.m. a mediodía cada miércoles en el estacionamiento del Centro de Administración Rafferty del Distrito 54, 524 E. Schaumburg Road en Schaumburg.
- Jueves: Distrito 211 de Township High School, cinco días de almuerzos, cinco días de desayuno y medio galón de leche de 9 am a mediodía cada jueves en la escuela secundaria Hoffman Estates, 1100 W. Higgins Road en Hoffman Estates. Esta es una camioneta drive-through. Cuando llegue a la escuela, quédese en su vehículo. Cargaremos las bolsas en su maletero o asiento trasero.
- Viernes: Willow Creek Community Church también llevará a cabo una distribución móvil de camiones de comida de 4 a 5 p.m. cada viernes en la escuela Keller, 820 Bode Road en Schaumburg.
- Schaumburg Township – La despensa de alimentos del municipio de Schaumburg ahora está llevando a cabo una recolección de 1 a 3 p.m. los martes y jueves en la oficina del municipio, One Illinois Blvd. en Hoffman Estates. Para obtener más información, llame al (847) 732-7166.
- Iglesia del Espíritu Santo Despensa, 1451 Bode Road en Schaumburg, ofrece servicio de recogida los jueves de 2 a 5 p.m. Cerca de los garajes.
- Living Hope Food Pantry, 777 Meacham Road en Elk Grove Village, ofrece servicio de recogida los jueves de 11:30 a mediodía.
- Trinity Charities Food Pantry, 927 Plum Grove en Schaumburg, está abierto de 4 a 6 p.m. Jueves y de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. Sábados.
Nos gustaría agradecer a la cantidad de personas y organizaciones que han preguntado cómo hacer donaciones para ayudar a aquellos en nuestra comunidad que puedan estar luchando. Creemos que la mejor práctica es trabajar con organizaciones que actualmente ofrecen estos servicios en nuestra comunidad y, por lo tanto, no recolectarán alimentos. No traiga donaciones de alimentos a la oficina del distrito como se mencionó anteriormente.
La despensa de alimentos del municipio de Schaumburg y muchas organizaciones benéficas religiosas están proporcionando alimentos a las familias de nuestra comunidad. Haga clic aquí para acceder a una lista de estas despensas en el sitio web del municipio de Schaumburg. Para alentar el distanciamiento social, estas organizaciones no están recolectando alimentos en este momento.
Transferencia electrónica de beneficios pandémicos (P-EBT)
El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Illinois tiene un nuevo beneficio especial llamado Transferencia electrónica de beneficios pandémicos para ayudar a las familias a comprar alimentos para niños que normalmente recibirían almuerzo gratis cuando las escuelas están en sesión. Para solicitar en línea, las familias deben visitar https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access y hacer clic en Solicitar beneficios.
Las familias que actualmente reciben beneficios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) no necesitan solicitar los beneficios P-EBT. Estos beneficios adicionales de P-EBT se cargarán en las cuentas de Illinois LINK EBT junto con los beneficios regulares de SNAP. Las familias que actualmente no reciben beneficios de SNAP pero tienen niños que reciben almuerzo gratis, deberán presentar una solicitud en este sitio web. Una solicitud en papel en en español también están disponibles y se pueden enviar como archivo adjunto por correo electrónico a DHS.FCS.PEBT@nullillinois.gov. IDHS creó un volante para ayudar a las familias con el proceso de solicitud. U
La Fundación Educativa del Distrito 54 también ha creado un nuevo fondo llamado D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, que se utilizará para apoyar a nuestras familias más expuestas, incluido el 20% de los estudiantes que califican para el almuerzo gratuito. Este fondo de emergencia ayudará a las familias afectadas por este virus y podría usarse en el futuro para proporcionar acceso inmediato a asistencia financiera para familias con dificultades financieras.
Para donar, visite cualquiera de los siguientes sitios web:
Do you want to hear a story? Listen to Mr. Koscielny read some fun books.
Click on the following links to access Read Alouds:
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Schedule for the Week: Student Material Drop off and Pick Up
- Fairview families will pick up and drop off their students materials at the assigned times.
- Please know that any materials not picked up by our families will be discarded at the end of the day.
Parents will enter our parking lot and stop to check in with a member of the Fairview staff. Please hold up your last name in the window and the teacher name and room number. (Example below).
May 29th, will be our Technology Drop Off Day for Second Grade and Non-returning students ONLY. Please notify the office if your child you have or will be moving and will not be returning to Fairview for the 20-21 school year. This does not include our current 6th graders moving up to a District 54 junior high. We will be utilizing the same procedures as the Materials Drop Off Day for our second grade families and non-returning families. K,1,3,4,5 and 6 Grades will keep their Ipads/Chromebooks over the summer to use when they return in the fall. 2nd Grade will turn in their Ipads so we can get the ipads ready for incoming 2nd graders and 2nd graders going to third will be recieving chromebooks in the fall.
Materials to Return: Student Material Drop off and Pick Up
- All district materials (with the exception of iPads/Chromebooks). Such items include: library books, guided reading books, textbooks.
- Please place all items into one trash bag and label it with your child’s first and last name and their classroom teacher.
- Please place the bag in the trunk of your car.
- Parents will enter our parking lot and stop to check in with a member of the Fairview staff. Please hold up your last name in the window and the teacher name and room number.
- We will be utilizing curbside drop off procedures. All families must remain in the car at all times. Fairview staff will take the bag out of your trunk and replace it with a bag of your child’s school belongings.
Please know that teachers will not be available online to students or parents on the day where they are assigned to be at the building for material collection and pack up. There are additional days teachers will not be available to students and will not be providing lessons since they will be at the building working to close down classrooms. Enrichment lessons and activities will be provided to students for completion on these days.
Registration for the 2020-21 school year is underway for kindergarten through eighth grade.
New District 54 families
Click here to begin online registration. After processing your registration, your child’s new school will contact you to request additional information, such as the Student Transfer Form (ISBE form 33-78) for students transferring from another Illinois school; proof of immunizations (list of required immunizations by grade level), birth verification and proof of residence (see details at sd54.org/registration).
Current D54 families
Log in in to the parent portal, and update your information for next year by June 1, 2020. You must hit the SUBMIT button after reviewing the information, even if you don’t make any changes. If your children will not be attending District 54 schools next year, please contact your school office and let them know.
If you have previously created a portal account and cannot recall your username or password, you can reset them yourself from the parent portal website. If you have never created a portal account, please email email@example.com to create one.
All families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we were unable to verify your residency electronically, you will have the ability to upload your residency electronically through your portal. If you do not have a portal account, you can also email the required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about transportation and the consumable materials fee will be communicated at a later time.
Due to the move to remote learning in March, District 54 will be prorating prepaid fees (i.e. milk, field trips, pizza fundraisers, etc.) based on actual goods or services received. The amounts that have been paid by families for goods or services that have not been received have been credited to their student’s account on the District 54 Portal. Each item credited is identified separately for tracking purposes. The consumable materials fee will not be prorated, as this fee is used immediately for student workbooks and other consumables.
For those that paid for transportation, that fee reimbursement is being handled separately from this process. In addition, payments made to the PTA are being handled by the school PTA.
If your child is an eighth-grade student, the credit has been applied to a sibling’s account. Checks will be mailed before May 22 to families whose youngest child is graduating from District 54 this spring and to families who are moving out of District 54.
If you are experiencing a financial hardship and need these fees refunded by check, or if you have any other questions, please contact your school secretary.
During these unique times, many families are having trouble finding access to reading materials. School District 54 has created an Online Reading Resource Page. On this site you will find Fairview’s eBooks (only available for students in grades 3-6), Public Library collections, online encyclopedias, and virtual field trips. You can find this resource located on our main page, under the heading “Popular Links”, or by clicking the link HERE.
As always, items on the web are ever changing so please let us know if something is no longer available. We encourage you to browse these resources as a family. Please contact Mrs. Gustafson, our Learning Resource Teacher, with any questions or concerns at email@example.com. Happy reading!
Dear District 54 Community,
Good morning District 54 families and welcome to our fourth week of virtual learning in District 54 schools. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey last week. We are reviewing all responses and I plan to address some of your questions and concerns in my weekly emails.
The Illinois State Board of Education has said that student work completed during the statewide closure should not count negatively toward student grades or a student’s academic standing. However, District 54 will continue to design high quality lessons and activities for students; to assess student progress; and to provide feedback on student work.
Special Accommodations Website
The District 54 Special Education Department has created a special website with resources for the families of students who regularly receive accommodations at school. Click here to access the website, and find information about speech supports, behavior management, assistive technology, health and mental wellness, physical and occupational therapy, contact information and much more.
Food distribution for our financially struggling families will also continue throughout the school closure. Please visit one of the following locations. No appointments are necessary. Please remain in your car, and we will load the food in your trunk or back seat.
- Wednesdays: Willow Creek Community Church will host a food distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the D54 Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
- Thursdays: D54 staff will be working with Township High School District 211 to distribute meal bags from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates.
- Fridays: Willow Creek Community Church will host a food distribution from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road in Schaumburg.
Click here for more information about food distribution and how to support local food distribution.
If there is anything we can do to support you, please reach out to your child’s teacher, social worker or any other trusted adult. For all technology related problems, don’t forget you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, my thanks to you and to your amazing students who are showing up ready to learn. Our children are resilient and their excitement and eagerness continues to inspire me each day.
Superintendent Andy DuRoss
The Fairview office will be open this week from 8:00AM-3:00PM each day until August 16. Beginning August 19 the office will be open from 7:30AM-4:00PM. Please note, the office will be closed on Thursday, August 15 from 8:00AM-1:00PM as the staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students. The office will be open during regular hours on Friday, August 16.
I want to wish all of my Fairview families the very best in the future. Thank you for your generosity and outpouring of well wishes. While I have many exciting things planned for my retirement, I will miss being part of this dynamic and caring community. I thank you for sharing your children with me for the nine years that I’ve been here. They have delighted me in so many ways! I will carry the memories of my time with you forever!
Looking Ahead – Important Dates
Aug 15 – 3:30-5:00 – School Supply Drop-off
5:00-6:30 – PTA Welcome Back Event (classrooms will be closed)
Aug 19 – First day of school for grades 1-6
Aug 26 – First day of school for kindergarten
Aug 28 – Curriculum Night (adults only), times to be announced
Sep 2 – No school, Labor Day
Sep 18 – Half-day of school (students dismissed at 11:40AM)
Sincerely and with heartfelt gratitude,
Mrs. Judy Gurga