Current School News
We miss our students!
Check out just how much below.
I hope all is well at your home and you are able to take this extended time at to enjoy some of the small things and take advantage of the slower pace that many of us are not accustomed to. I just want to let you know that WE APPRECIATE YOU AND ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING TO HELP THE CHILDREN AT HOME WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK!!! We understand that it can be difficult to replicate a school setting at home, especially when there could be multiple age children as well as a variety of distractions. Please know that we think you are doing a GREAT JOB! If you are having any struggles at home, please reach out to the teachers or me and we will do all that we can to assist you.
Graduation ~ 8th Grade and Kindergarten: Tentative dates for in-person graduation are going to be June 24th or July 8th. It may be that we will have to limit the number of visitors, but we are hopefully going to have graduation. If we are unable to have an in-person graduation, we will try to organize a virtual graduation. Our plan for in-person graduation is to have 8th grade graduation practice in the morning of graduation day followed by a little 8th grade party then they leave to get ready for the 7pm graduation. Kindergarten will have their graduation ceremony around 11am on that day followed by their picnic in the park. 8th grade graduation that evening. Again, this is a tentative plan and we will be able to finalize plans once the governor lifts the stay at home order. We will send home more information at a later date.
We are continuing to follow vague state guidelines with attendance and grading. Please note that we record attendance based on the completion of student work and parent signature on the assignment sheets. Please be sure to return those assignment sheets with parent signatures. We are recording 4th quarter grades; however, we understand that these grades are a bit skewed since your child is not receiving classroom time with teacher instruction. Some students are working on assignments in groups using zoom or FaceTime, which is great. We are taking this into account when figuring final 2019-2020 grades for report cards.
What is Alternative Learning going to look like for the remainder of the school year? Packet Pick Up/Drop off Days in May will be Monday May 4, May 11 and May 18 from 11am-4pm. May 1,May 8 and May 15 will be planning days for teachers. There will be no work assigned on May 1, May 8 or May 15. They will plan work for May 4-7, May 11-14, and May 18-21. (***May 14th will be the last day work is assigned for 8th graders so they will need to get their work completed and all turned in by Monday, May 18th***) Teachers will be bagging student belongings from desks, classrooms and lockers to be picked up over the next few packet pick up days so please be prepared to have extra items to take home.
AR & Library Books will need to all be returned to school by the Monday, May 11th packet pickup/drop off day. Students will no longer be able to access AR tests after this day. If you borrowed teacher books, please return them as well.
Awards Night is unfortunately cancelled for this school year. All certificates and recognition will be sent home and we will still make an awards booklet to recognize the hard work of our students, but we just don’t see how we can safely hold an Awards Night in a safe and timely manner.
Registration Packets for the 2020-2021 school year will be sent home during packet pick up/drop off on Monday, May 4th. Please complete and return the information prior to the last day of school, May 27th.
Finishing up the year: The last week of school, May 18-22 will have limited work to be graded and turned is so that grades may be finalized. The assignments this week will focus on experiences, projects, experiments, IXL, etc. that can be shared via zoom, Seesaw, Google Classroom, emailed, or a picture taken and sent to the teacher. This will also be a great time to finish up any remaining assignments. All Textbooks will need to be returned on Monday, May 18th. May’s AR prizes will be sent home at this time as well. There is no student attendance on May 25th for Memorial Day and May 26th is our scheduled Teacher Institute Day. Our final day of “school” is set for Wednesday, May 27th. This will be the day that report cards will be picked up and any final items for students to take home. ALL borrowed technology, textbooks, AR books, library books, teacher books, 2020-2021 registration papers will need to be returned on this day.
If you have any questions, please call the school or email me or your child’s teacher. Remember, the school building may be closed but school is in session. We are here for our students so please, do not hesitate to contact us for whatever assistance you may need!
Missing our students terribly,
Dear LGS Parents:
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Friday, April 17, 2020, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Although in-person learning has been suspended for the remainder of the year, at Lisbon Grade School, I assure you our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning.
Like you, we are saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person this school year due to this public health crisis. Our students have worked so hard to learn and grow in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities that today’s announcement may feel like a step back.
However, the final chapter of this school year hasn’t been written yet. These past few weeks have proven our school community is more resilient, more capable and more compassionate than maybe what we previously realized. I’m confident our collective strength will shine through during the remainder of the school year, and we will emerge even stronger.
As this announcement about the end of the school year was just made by Governor Pritzker, it will take us a few days to sort out the many schedule details that are on the books, including spring concerts, promotion, graduation, etc. Please be patient as we work to get information to you in the next several weeks.
I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. This period of Remote Learning offers us new ways to learn and grow, and out of this Pandemic, we will emerge stronger.
It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. I can't thank you enough for all that you are doing as we all work together through this.
Melanie Elias and the Lisbon Grade School Board and Staff
Hello LGS Families! 4-14-2020
I hope all are healthy and well in your families and you were able to enjoy the holiday weekend! April 14, 2020 is packet pick up for Tuesday, April 14th through Thursday, April 30th. Please drop off completed work each Tuesday at the school in the bin by the front doors to keep current with the assigned work and so that the teachers are able to review work in a more timely manner. Drop off completed work on Tuesday, April 21st for work assigned from April 14 through April 20th and any work assigned from the previous weeks that needs to be turned in. This is not a work pick up time.
Please note that these are state wide Remote Learning Days and completing the material is required. Lisbon Grade School will be providing grades for 4th quarter to all students. Grades on assignments may be percentage grades, (A, B, or C) S+, S or S- for the younger students, or there may be participation points assigned based on student completion and effort but grades will be taken and recorded. Some assignments may be returned to the student to complete or redo with feedback if the student did not finish the assignment or needed additional guidance to improve the grade. I realize this time is extremely difficult for student s and parents so please reach out to the teacher or me if there are issues. We cannot help if we don’t know there is a problem. This is difficult and new for all of us as well and our goal is to keep the students learning the best that we can during this unprecedented time.
When the students are completing their assignments I need parent signatures on ALL of the assignment sheets where indicated. This is how we are recording attendance. The SIGNED assignment sheets must also be returned with the completed work.
Attached to the letter sent home was a brief survey so we can better serve the needs of our families during this time. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and return it with the completed work on Tuesday, April 21st.
Dear Lisbon Families:
For your Information: Over the next couple of weeks you should have Economic Impact Payments deposited into your bank account, if you qualify, based off of your 2019 filed taxes (2018 taxes if you have not filed 2019 taxes yet). The following link will give you more information provided by the IRS regarding who qualifies, how you will receive payment and more.
On March 31, 2020, Governor JB Pritzker announced that Illinois will continue its suspension of in-person instruction for another 30 days, through April 30. School will tentatively resume in-person instruction on, Friday, May 1, 2020. What this means for LGS is that students will continue to complete the Alternative Learning assignments that were just picked up through April 7, 2020. On April 8th & 9th, the teachers will be completing Alternative Learning plans for student to complete April 12th through April 30th. Tentatively the new Alternative Learning packets will be picked up on April 14th and at that time all completed work will be turned in. There will not be school on April 10th for Good Friday or Monday, April 13th. Nothing will be assigned to students from April 8th through April 13th.
There is a “Completed Student Work” bin located outside of the front door of the school for parents and students to drop off finished work. This will be a great opportunity to encourage students to complete their work daily, rather than waiting until the last minute. This will also allow teachers to review work as it comes in, rather than several days all at once from all their students. There is also an “Out Going Mail” bin inside the large bin if a teacher needs to get materials to students. If your child needs materials such as a new book, crayons, a notebook, etc., let the teacher know and they can put it in the bin for you to pick up at your convenience. Please, no electronics should be placed in the bin.
If you are in need of anything, please do not hesitate to contact any of us. We understand this unusual time is very difficult for everyone so please let us know if there is some way we can help.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . AR link is:
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.
If your LGS child is in need of lunch service, please contact Mrs. Elias at email@example.com 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
Lisbon Grade School – 3rd Quarter
High Honor Roll Honor Roll
6th Grade 6th Grade
Logan Bols Eva Smith
Reggie Chapman Jose Tapia
7th Grade 7th Grade Tess Carlson Kaleb Carlson
Gwen Friestad Brooke Lieser
8th Grade 8th Grade
Clay Friestad Molly Chapman
Henry Mathre Brooklyn Hatteberg
Danielle Monsess Hannah Sandoval
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