LINNE SCHOOL COVID-19 INFORMATION
3/31- Today, Governor Pritzker announced that the state-wide mandated school closures will be extended through April 30. Meal distribution will continue on the Richmond Ave. side of the building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note that due to Spring Break (4/6 - 4/10) meal distribution or picking up print packets will not take place. These activities will resume on 4/13.
3/30 -CPS announced that all schools will be moving into a Remote Learning platform. Linne school will be transitioning to Remote Learning on April 13, 2020. The Remote Learning Plan will be in effect until the Chicago Public Schools reopen. The plan will be shared with parents and students on April 6, 2020 via email and a link will be available on this website. A Remote Learning section of this website will launch on April 13th. Until then, students will continue to work on print packets that were distributed or work assigned through Google Classroom by their teachers.
3/25 - Need to contact your child's teacher or a staff member during the school closure? click here for an email staff directory.
3/20- Governor Pritzker has issued a "stay at home" order. Executive Order 2020-10 requires all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting other people’s homes (except to provide care or supplies) and gatherings of more than 10 people and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. However, Linne will continue to distribute food on the Richmond side of the building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three days of breakfast and lunch will be available daily.
3/19 - UPDATE ON THE USE OF ONLINE COMMUNICATION - In light of school closures, we want to ensure that teachers have the resources needed to stay engaged with students. To give teachers an additional option to communicate with students, CPS has enabled Google Hangouts Chat (chat.google.com) district-wide. Google Hangouts Chat and Google Classroom are approved CPS tools and are in compliance with the district's Acceptable Use Policies. Please note that our district video-conferencing platform, Google Meet, is disabled for student use in accordance with the Acceptable Use Policies. CPS is currently pursuing a live streaming option that would be aligned with our policies to ensure student safety. We will reach out with additional information once this live streaming tool becomes available.
3/19 - Message from our School Social Worker, Ms. Vargas: Dear Parents- I want to provide you with ideas and access to resources to help support the social-emotional learning of your child. Below are some websites that can provide you with ideas and activities to foster ongoing learning over this extended break. It’s important to remember how impactful play can be for kids of all ages. If time allows, engage with your child through board games, creative play, baking, fun experiments, etc. All of these activities allow for social interaction where you can role model social communication, connection, and expression of feelings. I will be regularly responding to emails at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely, Corina Vargas, School Social Worker.
Fablefy - This is a YouTube channel that has a variety of videos to help kids practice mindfulness. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGYeWtdm9GXYcdgkLph9Rcw
Flocabulary - You are able to request a 30-day free trial to gain access to curriculum and videos which are divided by grade level. https://www.flocabulary.com/topics/social-and-emotional-learning/
PBS Kids - This website has many fun games that focus around feelings and other social/emotional learning topics. http://pbskids.org/games/feelings
3/19- Mayor Lori Lightfoot has ordered that the closing of all Chicago Public schools be extended to April 20th. Students are scheduled to return on 4/21/2020. Meal distribution will still happen from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Friday by the Annex Richmond entrance.
3/13- Governor Pritzker has ordered that all Illinois schools, including Chicago Public Schools, close beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30. Classes are currently scheduled to resume on Tuesday, March 31. School-sponsored activities, events, field trips, and athletic events are also canceled during this time. Food distribution that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Richmond Ave. Annex side of the building. Students were sent home with grade-level activity print packets and a list of online resources is available below. For district-specific updates, visit www.cps.edu/coronavirus.
USEFUL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
Linne encourages our community to stay informed and follow all the necessary guidelines issued by the The Illinois Department of Public Health, The Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. We can all do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We ask that you follow simple instructions that include washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available, practice social distancing by staying away from crowds, gatherings, and at least 6 feet apart from others. For more detailed resources see below:
What to do if you are sick with coronavirus:
Preventing the spread of germs:
FOOD DISTRIBUTION FOR STUDENTS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
While schools are closed, CPS will provide our students with healthy meals. CPS families can pick up free food boxes at any CPS school, with the exception of Vaughn Occupational High School and Sheridan Math and Science Academy, that will contain three days of breakfast and lunch for every student in the household. Food pick-up will be held outdoors, and Safe Passage workers will be on their normally assigned routes while families are getting meals. If you need assistance, please call the CPS Command Center at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or email email@example.com. Pick up of food for Linne students will take place on the Richmond side of the annex building.
SCHOOL BUILDING ACCESS
Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, all school facilities will be closed for deep cleaning, and you will not be permitted to enter the building during the closure. ONLY limited essential emergency staff will be allowed to enter the building. You may call the main office at 773-534-5262 or send us an email at or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT FOR STUDENTS DURING CLOSURE
Grade-level activity print packets were sent home with students. These were specifically prepared by their teachers and will require little intervention by parents. Additional packets were put together by CPS and are available to PreK-12th grade students and include non-digital and digital activities for students. Parents can download the grade-level packets at cps.edu/enrichmentresources. Copies of the packets will also be available at food distribution sites. If you child was absent on 3/16/2020 you may pick up a packet on Tuesday, March 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sacramento Ave. entrance.
During these difficult times technology may help enhance learning opportunities for students. While we understand that not everyone has internet access or a personal device, we hope that students can take advantage of the online providers contracted by Linne. Most of this work can be done by students independently. All students should have their login information. If you don't know your login information please call the main office. Students may access all online resources by clicking on the tab labelled "For Students" on the home page of this website. Below is a list of all online resources available to students:
ELA & Math for Grades 2-8
Science for Grades 4-8
Spanish content for all grades
ELA for Grades 3-8
Recommended for Grades 2-8
You may login using you CPS Google account
Reading A-Z / RAZ Kids
PK - 3rd Grade
Open to other grades during the closure
You may login using you CPS Google account
Math for Grades K-8
You may login using you CPS Google account
ELA & Math for Grades K-8
You may login using your CPS Google account
Linne school teachers will be checkin-in with parents and students frequently in order to guide student learning and to answer any questions and concerns. Please make sure that we have the most updated information. Teachers will be using the ASPEN system to communicate with parents and students.
Science for Grades K-5
Elementary Digital School Library
Use this link for direct access: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/about_tumblebooks.aspx
Available in English and Spanish
BrainPop, BrainPop Jr, BrainPop Español, BrainPop Francais
For Students K-8
You may login using your CPS Google Account
Studies Weekly Online
Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies
Digital library offering books, magazines, comics, and more for kids from ages 2-12
Free when using this form: https://www.ageoflearning.com/schools
You can also request more information with this form:
For questions or concerns:
Renee Mackin, Principal
Gabriel Parra, Assistant Principal