School News

Return To School Procedures
Please take a few minutes to watch this video. We want to make sure our entire school community is aware and understands the processes and procedures in place to ensure the health and safety of our kids, staff, families, and broader community. Both in and outside of school our individual actions have a collective impact on our closely connected EPS community.
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Admin Staff Discusses Remote Learning 2.0
Today the administrative team at East Prairie School took time to discuss all of the elements of our remote learning 2.0 plan. Within this video you will hear our staff discuss many different aspects of our remote learning including the health and safety of students an our community, class scheduling, SEL plans, technology uses and pickups and much more.
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Remote Learning 2.0 Guidebook Online
Our Remote Learning 2.0 guidebook for from last school year has been updated and enhanced, just like our remote learning program. This comprehensive guidebook provides families with in-depth information and updates on our remote learning plans, as well as, shares a multitude of resources for supporting learning at home.
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District #73 Latest Update On Return to Learn Plan
Thank you to the many families and staff members that were able to attend our special board of education meeting this evening. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, please take a few minutes and read over out EPS Transition Plan For August as well as our Remote 2.0 plans for students.
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EPS Reopening Update
We hope the first few weeks of summer find you healthy, happy, and enjoying the gift of summer! This past week, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced guidelines that will allow schools to resume in-person instruction safely for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.
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A Message To Our Families
Over this past year, it has become abundantly clear that the people, relationships and an unwavering focus on children make East Prairie the incredibly special and unique community it is. The diversity of our community is our most remarkable strength. Each day, our East Prairie community learns from, with, and alongside one another, which we view as an incredible gift - and one that benefits both children and adults.
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Family Communication on 6/1
The final week of the school year is upon us. While this homestretch has certainly been different than the one we envisioned; our goal is to close out the year with spirit and celebration to ensure a sense of community and closure for our students. Today is our final planning day; daily lessons will continue, but with no teacher accessibility. This time has been invaluable for us to collaborate on designing impactful instructional opportunities, as well as, to continue planning for next year.
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Back To School Supply List
lease take a look at the required school supply list for the needs during the 2020-2021
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Family Communication on 5/15
Happy Friday Junior! (It’s our favorite East Prairie term for Thursday.) For those that have not yet seen it, here is a link to Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan to reopen the state. Additional information on this initial framework, as well as further local details can be found on the Skokie Health Departments COVID-19 information page.
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Family Communication 5/1
Welcome to May! In addition to being May 1st, it is also May Day and International Workers Day. Check out today’s art and SEL collaboration to see how you can thank a superhero/essential worker. Thank you to Ms. Wade-Kuzwayo and Ms. Doolas for this creative collaboration! Here are some additional ideas for showing your gratitude. This ties in seamlessly with the opportunity shared yesterday about creating messages and artwork for an essential worker safe space at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Families looking to contribute to these spaces can create uplifting and inspiring cards, messages, and artwork. Finished products can be mailed to the school or dropped in the Castro family mail slot located at 3839 Howard Street within our neighborhood.
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