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Eagle Update

Good morning, HSYL Eagles!

I hope you got to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather this week.  We’ve made it through 6 wonderful weeks of Kindergarten remotely!

Please enjoy this week’s KINDERGARTEN NEWSLETTER


KEY to 73 HAWTHORN EDUCATION FOUNDATION The Key to 73 Foundation is making an impact on our community.  Please help support our community during the pandemic.



  • The state of Illinois has not changed the guidelines as far as requirements for entering Kindergarten.  
  • This mandate calls for a current  physical examination and  all required vaccinations. The deadline for this is October 15th.  
  • If we do not have this information on 10/15/2020, your child will be excluded from learning. (even remotely)

CONFIDENTIALITY & ZOOM: Please review this letter regarding our students’ use of Zoom when participating in remote learning with other caregivers.

ZOOM UPGRADE: We have upgraded our staff to Zoom EDU accounts, which bring additional features to enhance the remote learning environment. This upgrade will require that students log in to Zoom calls with their Hawthorn Google account. The steps needed to do this are included in this document: “Zoom Update for Students” | “Actualización de Zoom para estudiantes.” This document also includes the starting dates when the student login requirement begins, which may be different depending on your child’s grade level.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: Hawthorn School District is pleased to offer a service available to anyone in need of emotional support in our community.  Text-A-Tip provides anonymous support by licensed counselors 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. While the line is intended for teens in crisis situations, you do not need to be in crisis or a teenager to use the service.  You can also use the service if you have concerns about a friend or loved one, and need support in getting them help. Simply text your message to 1-844-823-5323 and type “HELLO.”  Within minutes, a live mental health counselor will respond to your text.

  Additionally, the Lake County Health Department’s Crisis Care Program offers a free, confidential hotline for anyone experiencing a mental crisis or substance use issue at (847) 377-8088. Counselors are also available in person at 3002 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois. People wishing to speak with a counselor can call or walk in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “A mental health crisis could include overwhelming depression, thoughts of suicide, poor concentration, disturbing thoughts, or feeling out of control,” said Joe Tranchita, Crisis Care Program Coordinator for the Health Department. “We can help you understand what is going on, help you explore your options, offer support, and refer you to the right resources.”

Be well, Eagles!

🙂 Dr. Jill Martin

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