A Lake County News-Sun article, Parents prompt North Chicago officials to start school year with at-home instruction, discussed North Chicago School District’s decision to start school remotely and the support that will be provided by GFF grantee North Chicago Community Partners.
“We got hundreds of responses, and it was 67 percent to 33 percent parents wanting their children at home,” Price said “We were really compelled to change our track. It’s our responsibility to protect the community. There is still a lot of concern from the public at large.”
Extended enrichment programs and childcare will remain in place between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for children in kindergarten through fifth grade for families who register. These will be operated by the Foss Park District, North Chicago Community Partners and the military for students connected to Naval Station Great Lakes.
Jennifer Grumhaus, the executive director of North Chicago Community Partners, said in an email people from the organization will be placed with the children to help them with assignments if needed.
“The program will provide engaged facilitators, serve lunch and breakfast, lead gross motor activities and offer additional enrichment activities,” Grumhaus said. “Social emotional skill development, and reinforcement of school routines and norms will be additional priorities.”