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News from the Nurse
11-21-2014: The virus that I reported on earlier this week appears to be settling in at LBMS.  I have sent home at least one student everyday this week with fever, nausea, and some with sore throats.  I have been told that this virus lasts about 72 hours, followed by a day of lethargy and recovery.

I am hoping that the Thanksgiving break will provide an opportunity for everyone to get healthy.

Please keep your student home until they have been fever free (without medicine) for at least 24 hours.  We are reminding every one to wash their hands and cover coughs and sneezes.

Thanks for your help,
Kathy Sullivan
Lake Bluff Middle School Nurse


State report card now online
11-19-2014: Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases a "report card" for each school and district in the state to inform the public of school performance in the areas of English/Language Arts (ELA), Math, and school climate. 

The report card for Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 is now posted online>>. The report card highlights the achievements of the children of Lake Bluff and demonstrates that the schools continue to be bastions of educational excellence for all children. 

Common Core Math Can be a Mystery, and Parents are Going to School to Understand it

11-14-2014: Understanding Common Core Math-a school district's approach to helping parents. "The changes have confused many parents--particularly at the elementary level--leaving them flustered by a basic parental duty: Helping with homework." Read more to find out how parents are being educated>>.

Student Absences

10-8-2014: If a student will be absent or arriving late, a parent or guardian must call the school at (847) 234-9407 or email athomas@lb65.org by 9:00 a.m.  If such notification is not received, the school will call your home, cell phone, or parent's place of employment. 

In some cases, information regarding missed assignments can be accessed on the Homework & Staff Web Pages at 
www.ms.lb65.org, but the web site only lists homework, not work that was completed in class that day. If a student is absent for two full days, homework can be requested from the office when the parent reports the absence before 9:00 a.m. the second day of absence. It is recommended that parents (not other students) pick up the materials after 3:45 p.m. For extended planned absences, you must present a written note or email to the office one week prior to departure. The student will be given a pre-arranged absence form to be signed by the student's teachers and returned to the office. 


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