Current School News
Lisbon Grade School Families,
As per the Joint Statement released on March 27, 2020, from the Office of the Governor, IEA, IFT, IASA, IPA, and ISBE, school will not be in session from March 31, 2020 through April 7, 2020 tentatively returning to school on April 8, 2020. The Illinois State Board announced that “remote learning will occur for the duration of the suspension of in-person instruction”. With that being said, LGS teachers will be putting together Alternative Learning packets for students through April 7, 2020. If school closure is extended, teachers will provide students with additional Alternative Learning work. I will keep you updated if the school closure is extended. These days will NOT need to be made up at the end of the school year.
On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 11am-4pm we will have the Alternative Learning packets available for pick up. These packets will include Alternative Learning work for the next week, student report cards for third quarter, as well as any textbooks, passwords, and technology (If you responded to the teacher that you were in need of a device). This will be a quick pick up and is not intended to be a time for lengthy conversations. I will have to strictly abide by the social distancing regulation and not allow more than 10 people into the building at a time for pick up. Please do not congregate in the parking lot visiting with others. I know this is a difficult time and we miss our time together, but I am asking for your cooperation in this matter. If you are not able to organize the work to be picked up during this time, please call the school at 815-736-6324 so alternative arrangements can be made.
Accelerated Reader will be available to students to take AR tests at home. Teachers will be providing students with their log in; however, it is the same as their IXL password, all lowercase. Students can only take tests from their book levels given to them by their teachers. If you have any technical questions you will need to contact Mrs. Zielske at email@example.com . AR link is:
If students are in need of a new library book, please have them return their current library book so they may check out a new book. The library will be available on a limited basis on Tuesday
IXL is now offering online learning to our students in science, social studies, and ELA along with the subscription our students already practice in math. Teachers have set up their classes to access this additional curriculum. Log in information has not changes, so their current IXL log in will give them access to all of this additional learning! IXL link is:
Teachers will be available during regular school hours, 8am-3pm, via email if you have any questions. They will be checking email often.
When picking up new packets, please return completed work so that teachers are able to review completed work.
Newark Net could provide discounted or possibly free installation with continued service. Monthly service would cost $50. If interested, you can contact them for available options at 815-318-7615.
AT&T and Comcast are offering great opportunities for internet services, however their service in the Lisbon area is extremely limited and difficult to receive their services.
After looking into internet service in Lisbon I have found that the least expensive option at this time is to call your cell phone provider to see if they are offering unlimited hotspot availability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If your LGS child is in need of lunch service, please contact Mrs. Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org the Wednesday prior to the week you would like service for planning purposes. You will be contacted with a confirmation that we have received your request.
KEEPING KIDS READING, THINKING, AND GROWING
Menu update for 1st days back to school:
Please disregard the March 31st menu. The following lunches will be served when we return to school.
Day 1: Chicken Tenders, Baked Beans, Fruit, Jell-O Cup, Milk
Day 2: Double Stuffed Pizza, Corn, Fruit, Pudding Cup, Milk
Day 3: Salisbury Steak with Gravy, Rice, Carrots, Fruit, Cookie, Milk
Day 4: Chicken Nuggets, Mac-n-Cheese, Peas, Fruit, Milk
Day 5: Mini Corn Dogs, Corn, Fruit, Rice Krispy Treat
LGS is looking for a person to fill our hourly evening custodian position and hourly daytime kitchen assistant. Currently the evening custodian and the kitchen assistant is filled by the same person, but in the future it is preferred but not necessary. The evening custodian time is flexible and can range from 2-3 hours a night with a start time after 3:00pm. Evening custodian also works some days over Christmas and spring break as well as approximately 20-40 hours a week, depending on workload, over the summer. Kitchen assistant is 2-3 days a week from 9am-1pm. Please share this information! Contact me if you have any questions or are interested in the positions. (815) 736-6324.
LGS is looking for a soccer coach for the fall 2020 season, for grades 5th - 8th. Salary Stipend is $980 and season runs August 12th to October 14th. Call Mrs. Elias or Mr. McKinney for more details.
LISBON GRADE SCHOOL NAMED AN EXEMPLARY SCHOOL
Schools performing in the top 10% of schools statewide, with no underperforming student groups.
Beginning in 2018, each Illinois school is receiving a Summative Designation, a measure of progress in academic performance and student success. This school has received the Summative Designation stated on the screen. Reasons for the Summative Designation are indicated on the following screen. Multiple measures determine which one of four Summative Designations is appropriate for this school.
Exemplary – Schools performing in the top 10 percent of schools statewide with no underperforming student groups.
You can see more about Lisbon Grade School by reviewing our school report card at: http://www.illinoisreportcard.com