Northlawn Jr High
Northlawn School

Northlawn Jr. High

Five Essentials Survey

 
 Dear Parents,  
 Students, parents and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the eighth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.  
 
  On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:    
  • Effective Leaders
  •  Collaborative Teachers  
  • Involved Families  
  • Supportive Environments
  •  Ambitious Instruction    

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.     

All teachers and 4thth through 12th grade students will be responding to this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in April 2020 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.   

  Additionally, your district has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.    

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.     

Northlawn will complete The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers during the  week of January 21-24. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted is currently open and will remain open until February 14, 2020. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.    

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.      

Sincerely,  Gail Russell, Principal   

Parent Teacher Conferences

   What?   Parent-Teacher conferences  
When?  Wednesday, November 6 > 4:00-7:00 & Thursday, November 7 > 4:00-7:00     (students will be dismissed at 11:15 both days)     What’s New? Parents will be able to sign up for conference times through the Skyward  Family Access.    
**If you do not have your password, you will need to get that in the Northlawn office – please call or come in as soon as possible.   
How?   Log in to your Family access account.  
Click on Conferences in the left column
Click All Conferences to the right of Northlawn Junior High  Here you will see a list of Classes for your Student  Select the class you want to setup a conference  Under status click Select a time  
Click Select next to the time slot  ? Times are all taken!    If the time slots are all taken, please contact the teacher via email or phone (815-672-4558) to make alternative arrangements.   No computer at home?  Please contact the teacher via email or phone (815-672-4558) to make alternative arrangements.   
Why sign ups?  We recognize that it is difficult to coordinate conference times and nobody likes to wait indefinitely to visit with the teacher.  This sign-up option is an effort to help both parents and teachers alleviate some of the stress of conference processes.  Please realize that conference times will be kept to the 10 minute schedule in an effort to accommodate the majority.  If you need more than 10 minutes, please schedule another meeting with the teacher.  Scheduled parents will have priority – if someone chooses to wait in case there are a few extra minutes, they are not likely to get a full conference time as the teacher is being required to stick to the schedule. (After conference feedback from parents and teachers, we will be looking for adjustments we can make to improve the process.) 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.  
Misc   Parents who arrive at Northlawn to see a teacher at conference time but have not signed up may sign up outside the teacher’s classroom.  If no times are available, parent names will be taken and teachers will contact them at a later time.     
 
 
 
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