Berwyn North School District 98

Berwyn North School District 98 Dedicated to achieving personal, academic and civic potential. Dedicado a la realización del potencial personal, académico y cívico. Berwyn North School District 98 consists of four schools in Berwyn, IL.

This includes Jefferson Elementary, Havlicek Elementary, Prairie Oak Elementary, and Lincoln Middle School.
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El Distrito Escolar 98 de Berwyn North consta de cuatro escuelas en Berwyn, IL. Esto incluye la Primaria Jefferson, la Primaria Havlicek, la Primaria Prairie Oak y la Escuela Intermedia Lincoln.

Operating as usual

Friendly reminder from #bn98, Winter break starts Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Friday, January 7, 2021. NO SCHOOL.Happ...
12/21/2021

Friendly reminder from #bn98, Winter break starts Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Friday, January 7, 2021.
NO SCHOOL.
Happy first day of winter!

Recordatorio amistoso de parte de #bn98, las vacaciones de invierno comienzan el jueves 23 de diciembre de 2021 hasta el viernes 7 de enero de 2021.
NO HAY CLASES.
Feliz primer dia de invierno

#winterishere❄️ #firstdayofwinter #reminder #winterbreak

🚨Board Meeting Agenda🚨BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 98December 16, 2021 - 6:30 PM.Berwyn North District Office6633 West 1...
12/15/2021

🚨Board Meeting Agenda🚨
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 98
December 16, 2021 - 6:30 PM.
Berwyn North District Office
6633 West 16th Street; Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 924 4168 4503
Passcode: 312108
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🚨Orden del día de la reunión de la Junta Directiva🚨
JUNTA DE EDUCACION, DISTRITO 98
16 de diciembre de 2021 - 6:30 PM.
Oficina del Distrito de Berwyn North
6633 West 16th Street; Berwyn, IL 60402
Teléfono: (312) 626-6799
Identificación de la reunión: 924 4168 4503
Código de acceso: 312108

Crazy Hair Day @ Jefferson today!🤪 Shoutout to everyone participating in this super fun activity with their time and eff...
12/14/2021

Crazy Hair Day @ Jefferson today!🤪 Shoutout to everyone participating in this super fun activity with their time and effort #bn98 #GoTigers #crazyhairday

Crazy Hair Day @ Jefferson today!🤪 ¡Gracias a todos los que participaron en esta actividad súper divertida con su tiempo y esfuerzo

ESL Classes Information SessionDon't miss this opportunity that the School District 98 alongside Morton College has to o...
12/10/2021

ESL Classes Information Session

Don't miss this opportunity that the School District 98 alongside Morton College has to offer.
Wednesday, december 15th 6:00 pm
Via Zoom 🔗 https://zoom.us/j/2299440915

No se pierda de esta oportunidad que le ofrecen el Distrito Escolar 98 y Morton College.
MIÉRCOLES 15 de diciembre a las 6:00 pm
Via Zoom 🔗https://zoom.us/j/2299440915

ESL Classes Information Session

Don't miss this opportunity that the School District 98 alongside Morton College has to offer.
Wednesday, december 15th 6:00 pm
Via Zoom 🔗 https://zoom.us/j/2299440915

No se pierda de esta oportunidad que le ofrecen el Distrito Escolar 98 y Morton College.
MIÉRCOLES 15 de diciembre a las 6:00 pm
Via Zoom 🔗https://zoom.us/j/2299440915

If you're 18+ and you got the Moderna Vaccine against Covid-19, Positive Health Care Services will collaborate with Berw...
12/08/2021

If you're 18+ and you got the Moderna Vaccine against Covid-19, Positive Health Care Services will collaborate with Berwyn North to offer a booster clinic this Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at Prairie Oak Elementary 📍 1427 Oak Park Ave. Berwyn, Il, 60402.
REGISTER NOW 🔗https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

Si tienes más de 18 años y te vacunaste con la vacuna Moderna para el Covid-19, Positive Health Care Services colaborará con Berwyn North para ofrecer una clínica de refuerzo este sábado 11 de diciembre de 2021 en la escuela primaria Prairie Oak 📍 1427 Oak Park Ave. Berwyn, Il, 60402.
REGISTRESE AHORA 🔗https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

If you're 18+ and you got the Moderna Vaccine against Covid-19, Positive Health Care Services will collaborate with Berwyn North to offer a booster clinic this Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at Prairie Oak Elementary 📍 1427 Oak Park Ave. Berwyn, Il, 60402.
REGISTER NOW 🔗https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

Si tienes más de 18 años y te vacunaste con la vacuna Moderna para el Covid-19, Positive Health Care Services colaborará con Berwyn North para ofrecer una clínica de refuerzo este sábado 11 de diciembre de 2021 en la escuela primaria Prairie Oak 📍 1427 Oak Park Ave. Berwyn, Il, 60402.
REGISTRESE AHORA 🔗https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

🎶Project 88 Music Academy offers free music lessons in piano, violin , trumpet and trombone. They also offer a beginning...
12/07/2021

🎶Project 88 Music Academy offers free music lessons in piano, violin , trumpet and trombone. They also offer a beginning music class for students in grades K-2.🎶

📍6720 31st Street
Berwyn, IL 60402
☎️(630) 708-4247
📧[email protected]

🎶La Academia de Música Project 88 ofrece clases de música gratuitas de piano, violín, trompeta y trombón. También ofrecen una clase de música para principiantes en los grados K-2.🎶

📍6720 Calle 31
Berwyn, IL 60402
☎️(630) 708-4247
📧[email protected]

Help us celebrate our #bn98 Havlicek students of the month for November! Our students continue to shine! Please share to...
12/06/2021

Help us celebrate our #bn98 Havlicek students of the month for November! Our students continue to shine! Please share to applaud our students! #TeamHavlicek #berwyn #education
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¡Ayúdanos a celebrar a nuestros #bn98 Havlicek estudiantes del mes de noviembre! ¡Nuestros estudiantes continúan brillando! ¡Por favor comparta para aplaudir a nuestros estudiantes!

Did you know that on December 2nd, National Special Education Day recognizes changes in federal legislation that led to ...
12/02/2021

Did you know that on December 2nd, National Special Education Day recognizes changes in federal legislation that led to the nation’s first federal special education law.

Shoutout to our Special Education Director, Ms. Margaret Turner and to all parties involved in bringing special education to what it is today, and to the ones that are still in the journey to make it even better.

#nationalspecialeducationday

¿Sabías que el 2 de diciembre, el Día Nacional de la Educación Especial reconoce los cambios en la legislación federal que llevaron a la primera ley federal de educación especial de la nación?

Un aplauso a nuestra Directora de Educación Especial, la Sra. Margaret Turner y a todas las partes involucradas en llevar la educación especial a lo que es hoy, y a los que todavía están en el camino para hacerla aún mejor.

#dianacionaldelaeducacionespecial #bn98

Did you know that on December 2nd, National Special Education Day recognizes changes in federal legislation that led to the nation’s first federal special education law.

Shoutout to our Special Education Director, Ms. Margaret Turner and to all parties involved in bringing special education to what it is today, and to the ones that are still in the journey to make it even better.

#nationalspecialeducationday

¿Sabías que el 2 de diciembre, el Día Nacional de la Educación Especial reconoce los cambios en la legislación federal que llevaron a la primera ley federal de educación especial de la nación?

Un aplauso a nuestra Directora de Educación Especial, la Sra. Margaret Turner y a todas las partes involucradas en llevar la educación especial a lo que es hoy, y a los que todavía están en el camino para hacerla aún mejor.

#dianacionaldelaeducacionespecial #bn98

Form #bn98 you each one of you and your families, we wish you a safe and warm thanksgiving! See you after the break 📚-De...
11/25/2021

Form #bn98 you each one of you and your families, we wish you a safe and warm thanksgiving!
See you after the break 📚
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De parte de #bn98 les deseamos a todos y cada uno de ustedes y sus familias un thanksgiving lleno de amor y salud!
Nos vemos de regreso a clases el lunes! 📚

#happythanksgivng

Form #bn98 you each one of you and your families, we wish you a safe and warm thanksgiving!
See you after the break 📚
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De parte de #bn98 les deseamos a todos y cada uno de ustedes y sus familias un thanksgiving lleno de amor y salud!
Nos vemos de regreso a clases el lunes! 📚

#happythanksgivng

Sunday, December 5th at 3pm the Lincoln Middle School Chorus will appear in the Trinity Lutheran Church staring “Winter ...
11/23/2021

Sunday, December 5th at 3pm the Lincoln Middle School Chorus will appear in the Trinity Lutheran Church staring “Winter Wonderland” 🎶🎵❄️
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El domingo 5 de diciembre a las 3:00 pm, el coro de Lincoln Middle School se va a presentar en Trinity Lutheran Church para presentar “Winter Wonderland” 🎶🎵❄️
No se lo pueden perder

#winter #winterwonderland #bn98 #lincolnmiddleschool #chorus

Sunday, December 5th at 3pm the Lincoln Middle School Chorus will appear in the Trinity Lutheran Church staring “Winter Wonderland” 🎶🎵❄️
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El domingo 5 de diciembre a las 3:00 pm, el coro de Lincoln Middle School se va a presentar en Trinity Lutheran Church para presentar “Winter Wonderland” 🎶🎵❄️
No se lo pueden perder

#winter #winterwonderland #bn98 #lincolnmiddleschool #chorus

Today Jefferson's second grade class went to visit City Hall with Mayor Lovero. What a wonderful experience!  #fieldtrip...
11/17/2021

Today Jefferson's second grade class went to visit City Hall with Mayor Lovero.
What a wonderful experience!

#fieldtrip #bn98 #mayorlovero #jeffersonelementaryschool #cityhall

Hoy la clase de segundo grado de Jefferson fue a visitar el ayuntamiento con el alcalde Lovero.

Excelente experiencia!

11/16/2021

🚨Board Meeting Agenda🚨
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 98
November 18, 2021 - 6:30 PM.
Berwyn North District Office
6633 West 16th Street; Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 914 0895 9074
Passcode: 818460

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🚨Orden del día de la reunión de la Junta Directiva🚨
JUNTA DE EDUCACION, DISTRITO 98
18 de noviembre de 2021 - 6:30 PM.
Oficina del Distrito de Berwyn North
6633 West 16th Street; Berwyn, IL 60402
Teléfono: (312) 626-6799
Identificación de la reunión: 914 0895 9074
Código de acceso: 818460

Last Saturday, November 13, the event " Let's Get Vaccinated", in which students from 5 to 11 years old were vaccinated ...
11/15/2021

Last Saturday, November 13, the event " Let's Get Vaccinated", in which students from 5 to 11 years old were vaccinated against Covid 19, was full to capacity. Due to the success of this event we opened a second date. Now on Saturday, November 20th at Prairie Oak Elementary School 11 am- 2 pm availability.

Register NOW https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

El pasado sábado 13 de noviembre se llenó el aforo para el evento "Vacunémonos", en el que alumnos de 5 a 11 años se vacunaron contra el Covid 19. Debido al éxito de este evento abrimos una segunda fecha. Ahora el sábado 20 de noviembre en la Escuela Primaria Prairie Oak 11 am- 2 pm disponibilidad

Inscríbete AHORA https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

Last Saturday, November 13, the event " Let's Get Vaccinated", in which students from 5 to 11 years old were vaccinated against Covid 19, was full to capacity. Due to the success of this event we opened a second date. Now on Saturday, November 20th at Prairie Oak Elementary School 11 am- 2 pm availability.

Register NOW https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

El pasado sábado 13 de noviembre se llenó el aforo para el evento "Vacunémonos", en el que alumnos de 5 a 11 años se vacunaron contra el Covid 19. Debido al éxito de este evento abrimos una segunda fecha. Ahora el sábado 20 de noviembre en la Escuela Primaria Prairie Oak 11 am- 2 pm disponibilidad

Inscríbete AHORA https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

🍿🎥🎬LMS Wildcat Theatre is proud to present "Help Desk" by Don Zolidis. Movie will be held at Jefferson Football Field th...
11/12/2021

🍿🎥🎬LMS Wildcat Theatre is proud to present "Help Desk" by Don Zolidis. Movie will be held at Jefferson Football Field this November 19, 2021 from 4:30-6pm. We will be providing FREE hot chocolate and krispy treat. We recommend you bring chairs and blankets, dress warmly.
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LMS Wildcat Theatre se enorgullece de presentar "Help Desk" por Don Zolidis. La película se llevará a cabo en el campo de fútbol Jefferson este 19 de noviembre de 2021 de 4:30-6pm. Proporcionaremos chocolate caliente GRATIS y golosinas krispy treats, le recomendamos que traiga sillas y mantas, vestirse con ropa de abrigo. 🍿🎥🎬

#lincolnwildcats #movienight #helpdesk #donzolidis

11/11/2021
Veterans Day

To veterans across the country to those in our Berwyn community, we thank you for your service. Happy Veterans Day! #bn98 #VeteransDay
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A los veteranos a través del país y a los de nuestra comunidad de Berwyn, les agradecemos su servicio. ¡Feliz Día de los Veteranos!

It’s official! Our Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math Labs (STEAM Labs) are now part of the program for studen...
11/10/2021

It’s official! Our Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math Labs (STEAM Labs) are now part of the program for students in Jefferson and Havlicek Elementary Schools 🧬🔬🎨⚙️
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¡Es oficial! Nuestros Laboratorios de Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Artes y Matemáticas son ahora parte del programa para los estudiantes de las escuelas primarias Jefferson y Havlicek! 🧬🔬🎨⚙️

#Berwyn #bn98 #steamlab #science #jefferson #havlicek #arts #technology #math #engineering #opening

On this eventful Saturday, November 6th, we also celebrated the departed with ofrendas, traditions and art. Thanks to Be...
11/09/2021

On this eventful Saturday, November 6th, we also celebrated the departed with ofrendas, traditions and art. Thanks to Berwyn Public Arts Initiative for letting us be part of this magnificent event with the community. 💀🧡

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #bn98 #Berwyn #tradiciones #pandemuerto #ofrendas #community

En este sábado 6 de noviembre tan lleno de eventos, también festejamos a los que ya se fueron, con ofrendas, tradiciones y arte. Gracias a Berwyn Public Arts Initiative por dejarnos ser parte de este magnífico evento con la comunidad. 💀🧡

Let's take a minute to acknowledge these teachers that attended this past Saturday’s (11/6/21) professional development ...
11/09/2021

Let's take a minute to acknowledge these teachers that attended this past Saturday’s (11/6/21) professional development session.
This professional development will help teachers make content more comprehensible for all learners, specifically our Language Learners.
#siop #bn98 #professionaldevelopment #teachersofberwyn

Tomemos un minuto para reconocer a los maestros que asistieron a la sesión de desarrollo profesional del sábado pasado (11/6/21).
Este desarrollo profesional ayudará a los maestros a hacer que el contenido sea más comprensible para todos los estudiantes, específicamente para nuestros estudiantes de idiomas.
#siop #bn98 #desarrolloprofesional #maestrosdeberwyn

Shout out to everyone involved in the incredible Oaxacan Artist Family Event, Weaving and Dyeing and Alebrijes were a hu...
11/08/2021

Shout out to everyone involved in the incredible Oaxacan Artist Family Event, Weaving and Dyeing and Alebrijes were a huge success. It was an honor to have the artists explaining the process and a blast to do it ourselves.

So thank you District 98 Organizers, Teachers, Artists and Families for attending.

Un saludo a todos los involucrados en el increíble Evento Familiar de Artistas Oaxaqueños, Tejido y Teñido y Alebrijes fueron un gran éxito. Fue un honor tener a los artistas explicando el proceso y una maravilla el poder hacerlo nosotros mismos.

Así que gracias a los organizadores del Distrito 98, a los profesores, a los artistas y a las familias por acompañarnos.

The best of luck to our #Mustangs from Morton Soccer at State this weekend!!! First game TOMORROW 🙌🐴🧲And remember, once ...
11/04/2021

The best of luck to our #Mustangs from Morton Soccer at State this weekend!!! First game TOMORROW 🙌🐴🧲

And remember, once #bn98 always #bn98 ✨

¡¡¡La mejor de las suertes para nuestros #Mustangs de Morton Soccer en el Estatal este fin de semana!!! Primer partido MAÑANA 🙌🐴🧲.

Y recuerda, una vez #bn98 siempre #bn98 ✨

The best of luck to our #Mustangs from Morton Soccer at State this weekend!!! First game TOMORROW 🙌🐴🧲

And remember, once #bn98 always #bn98 ✨

¡¡¡La mejor de las suertes para nuestros #Mustangs de Morton Soccer en el Estatal este fin de semana!!! Primer partido MAÑANA 🙌🐴🧲.

Y recuerda, una vez #bn98 siempre #bn98 ✨

Help us celebrate our #bn98 Havlicek students of the month for October! Our students continue to shine! Please share to ...
11/03/2021

Help us celebrate our #bn98 Havlicek students of the month for October! Our students continue to shine! Please share to applaud our students! #TeamHavlicek #berwyn #education
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¡Ayúdanos a celebrar a nuestros #bn98 Havlicek estudiantes del mes de octubre! ¡Nuestros estudiantes continúan brillando! ¡Por favor comparta para aplaudir a nuestros estudiantes!

Reminder to all #BN98 parents and teachers - you and your students have 24/7 access to Paper’s professional tutors! Go t...
11/03/2021

Reminder to all #BN98 parents and teachers - you and your students have 24/7 access to Paper’s professional tutors! Go to app.paper.co and use Google Login with your student’s school email.

"After all, death is a sign that there was life."-M. BenedettiDía de Mu***os Ofrenda at Havlicek🧡"Después de todo, la mu...
11/02/2021

"After all, death is a sign that there was life."
-M. Benedetti
Día de Mu***os Ofrenda at Havlicek🧡
"Después de todo, la muerte es un síntoma de que hubo vida"
-M. Benedetti
Día de Mu***os Ofrenda en Havlicek🧡

"After all, death is a sign that there was life."
-M. Benedetti
Día de Mu***os Ofrenda at Havlicek🧡
"Después de todo, la muerte es un síntoma de que hubo vida"
-M. Benedetti
Día de Mu***os Ofrenda en Havlicek🧡

11/01/2021

Parents please join us for our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Lab Opening at Jefferson and Havlicek Elementary School on Tuesday, November 9th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Padres por favor acompáñanos en La Inauguración de nuestro Laboratorios STEAM en las escuelas primarias Jefferson y Havlicek el Martes, 9 de Noviembre de 5:00pm a 7:00pm

#steamlabs #stem #science #technology #engineering #arts #math

11/01/2021

It's your student's turn! Register to get the FREE Pfizer Covid 19 Vaccine on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm at Prairie Oak Elementary School. (Second dose will be needed, info will be given day of vaccine).

Click below to register:
https://provider.kareo.com/phs-berwyn-north-mobile-clinic

¡Es el turno de su Estudiante! Regístrese para recibir la Vacuna Pfizer Covid 19 el Sábado 13 de Noviembre de 2021 de 10am a 1pm en la Escuela Primaria Prairie Oak.
Haga clic en el link de arriba para registrarse

Jefferson students and staff have linked together against bullying. We are united!🧡Los alumnos y el personal de Jefferso...
10/29/2021

Jefferson students and staff have linked together against bullying. We are united!🧡

Los alumnos y el personal de Jefferson se han unido contra el acoso escolar. ¡Estamos unidos!🧡

#unity #jeffersonelementary #bn98 #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

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any news/update on 2020-2021 school year? an update would be great! any results on the survey??
Hope to see you Saturday ;) All are welcome to participate. We will also have some gardening projects for those that enjoy planting.
I been wanting to take the time to write this post, to say thank you to all the teachers and school administration ,and other school staff members for all the wonderful job you have done with our children during all their school years, but most of all I want to say thank you for the amazing work you have done to continue to provide education to our children during this times. From one minute to the next you had to transition to a new way of teaching and become knowledgeable in E-learning and get familiar with all this platforms that perhaps you had never used before, you have worked extended amount of hours to be able to provide the least stressful time to our children while going into this new transition, you have tried to make things as easy as you can for us parents to be as stress free as possible with our children, your students. Yes you are teachers, but not just teachers, or administrators or school staff, you are people just like any one else, you are also parents, wives, husbands, and also have a family to look after ,and even despite all this you have given your all for your students, you are all greatly appreciated, thank you for being this amazing SUPER HEROES, because you have made a difference in our kids life, perhaps you can not see it beyond all the work and all the hours you put into those school lessons, but I can tell you my kids smile when they see one of your lesson videos or get a message from you, and to me as a parent it means the world. I want to give a special thank you to Mrs Kimberly Gerrmann Devitt, Ms. Moore, and Miss Angela Marie who have been particularly wonderful to my children, they have been a great support during this time, and great mentors. Thank you each and every one of you because without your hard work and continued support things will be so much more difficult! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!🥰
HELLO FAMILIES!!!! DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE AND FOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WE ARE NO LONGER HAVING MASKS DISTRIBUTED FOR PICK UP THEY WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED FOR DELIVERY INFORMATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. YOU MAY EMAIL [email protected] BEWRYN-IL.GOV WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
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Food for thought: A message of hope My fellow parents, members of the board, and school administrators, I speak to you tonight, not with a message of fear, but with a message of hope. My name is Mia Levy and I am the parent of two District 112 students. I am a physician and the director of the Rush University Cancer Center. My statements tonight are not made as an official representative of my healthcare organization, but as a fellow member of our beloved community, and out of a deep sense of obligation and hope. This week, the Illinois governor declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19, and as of this afternoon, there have been 32 confirmed cases in the Chicago area. Analysis from the World Health Organization indicates that each person infected with COVID-19 transmits the disease to more people than for seasonal influenza, and the rate of severe and critical cases is also higher than for the seasonal flu. The elderly and immuno-compromised are at highest risk for severe or critical cases of COVID-19. Now is not the time for complacency. It is time for decisive action. Our school district is faced with the need to make a timely decision to close our schools that could dramatically impact the health of our entire community. Your actions will save lives—maybe not yours or your kids’, but maybe your kids’ grandparents, your coworkers, and others in your communities, schools, and congregations. In speaking with friends and family, many express a sense of defeat. They anticipate that each of us will inevitably get COVID-19, and that changing any of our regular routines would be pointless. I am here to tell you loudly and confidently that this does not need to be the destiny of our community. There is strong evidence from past epidemics and lessons from COVID-19 so far, that early implementation of social distancing measures can significantly mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. Social distancing limits the spread of disease by keeping people from congregating in large groups. This includes keeping people out of settings like schools, work, and shopping centers where they are together closely for an extended period of time. Another aim is to avoid mass gatherings like concerts, movies, religious services, and sporting events. When out in public, maintain a distance of about six feet apart from one other. Evidence shows that the earlier social distancing measures are taken during an epidemic, the more lives can be saved. In the 1918 flu pandemic, Philadelphia waited 14 days to take broad social distancing measures, whereas St. Louis took immediate action. The death rates in Philadelphia peaked at 250 per 100,000 people overwhelming the capacity of their healthcare system. In contrast, St. Louis peaked at 50 per deaths per 100,000 people, significantly limiting the impact on their community. Similarly, during this current COVID-19 outbreak, countries like Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong took early social distancing measures resulting in a significantly lower rate of transmission. Italy on the other hand took 16 days to take sweeping action at the cost of a rapidly rising rate of transmission throughout Europe. Aggressive social distancing measures may seem extreme to some people. But human nature is often difficult to overcome. A Missouri father and his family were under self-quarantine after one of his children tested positive for COVID-19. He broke quarantine to attend a father-daughter dance with another one of his children, risking exposure to his entire community and resulting in the school’s closure. I can imagine the burden of this father’s decision, not wanting to disappoint his child who was not sick but instructed not to attend this very special event, breaking his previous commitment to her. Social distancing measures strive to help people by eliminating these day-to-day decisions, by canceling social events to prevent people from congregating in large groups. Closing schools will have a major ripple effect on all other activities in our community. It is the strongest signal we can send to other organizations that now is the time to act broadly to implement social distancing measures in our community. I encourage you to rise up and be part of the solution and this message of hope. Petition our schools to close earlier than later, postpone birthday parties and I dare say Mitzvah events, reach out to your children’s sporting event commissions and encourage them to cancel or postpone sports competitions, cancel work and personal travel including your spring break plans, implement work from home plans for you and your employees, encourage those over 60 and with medical conditions to stay home and check on them regularly. As a physician leader whose is responsible for safeguarding the well-being of my vulnerable patient population and the healthcare professionals committed to caring for them, I believe the strongest message of hope I can give tonight for them is to encourage you to act now to be part of the solution. Close our schools.
Hello my son is entering kindergarten at Jefferson does anyone know the dress code?
Hello my son starts kindergarten in August is there a dress code? I tried looking at the school site, parent portal, and docs from registration but I don't see anything on the dress code. Abel Barrera