A Message from Dr. Haack

Dear Townline Families

I hope this message finds you well!  Here are some updates and upcoming events. 

A Message from the Library

Please check out the link below to see all of the amazing creations from our Townline and Dual Language students!  The creativity is incredible. 

Snowman Book Character Slideshow

Winter Luau

The principals will be hosting a Winter Luau on Monday, January 11 from 7:00pm-7:30pm via Zoom.  Please look for the link on your child’s Seesaw or Google Classroom on that Monday.  We can’t wait to hula with our students!

Key to 73 Hawthorn Education Foundation

The Key to 73 Hawthorn Education Foundation is funding hotspots for our very own families in need during the pandemic.  We have almost reached our goal of funding the entire project to make sure all children have access to our Hawthorn education.  Please consider helping us reach our goal and help our community. Fund our project (English or Español) and learn more about KEY TO 73.

Chromebook Update

After long manufacturing and shipping delays, our shipment of new Chromebook devices has arrived. Our District Technology Team is hard at work preparing these devices to begin distribution in January, so that we may replace our current devices, as needed. We will reach out with further instructions soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

District 73 Support and Services

Technology Support

Families needing technology support before, during, or after the school day are encouraged to access our Student Technology FAQ. Families may wish to bookmark or print our technology support flyer. A Zoom Home Help Guide is available for families in English and Español. Families may contact our Instructional Technology Department at techsupport@hawthorn73.org or 847-990-4239. 

Remote Learning Support

Please connect with us if you have questions or need support. Contact information for each school is availablehere. Our District 73 Return to Learning Family Handbook is also available in English and Espanol. Our remote learning webpage includes links to these guides, as well as additional tools and resources for families. For a video presentation and FAQ pages detailing our hybrid learning model, please visit our district website 

Social Emotional Support and Community Resources

Our district social workers and psychologists are an important resource for both students and families, and serve as a liaison to community agencies. Additionally, Text-A-Tip provides anonymous support by licensed counselors 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Simply text your message to 1-844-823-5323 and type “HELLO.”  The Lake County Health Department’s Crisis Care Program offers a free, confidential hotline for anyone experiencing a mental crisis.

Important Dates to Remember: 

December 21-January 1: Winter Break

January 4: School Resumes

January 7: Next Bag Pick Up Day

January 11: Virtual Luau Dance Party

January 11 and January 12: MAP Testing for Grades 2-5

January 18: No School

January 21: Early Release Day

Have a joyous and wonderful winter vacation. Thank you for all of your support this school year! 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 

Stay Safe and Be Well! 

Dr. Haack