Recently, RPS 205 Early Childhood staff were "Freezing for a Reason" as they took the plunge into a frozen Olsen Lake at Rock Cut State Park as part of the annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics. This year, the RPS 205 Early Childhood staff raised nearly $2,000. The event itself raised $121,870 as of March 4.
The team was comprised mainly of staff from Nashold Early Childhood Center and one teammate from Summerdale Early Childhood Center. A mix of teachers, paraprofessionals and one office secretary braved the frigid temperatures and jumped into a frozen lake in the middle of the polar vortex — all for a good cause.
Many team members took the plunge for the first time and remarked what a great experience it was. They are already looking forward to freezing for a reason again next year. The team has grown from a few brave souls back in 2016 to almost 15 plungers at this year's event. Early Childhood staff are already planning for next year and have a goal of recruiting 5-10 more plungers to jump in with them.
Donations can still be made until April 30, 2019 and can be done online: https://soill.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.donate&eventID=677.
Students who are new to RPS 205 must first enroll in the district.
The state released formal guidelines on Tuesday about what in-person learning will look like this fall.
This message might not surprise you, but we wanted to share our disappointment with our students and graduates.
RPS 205 teachers and students will comply with all Illinois Secretary of State and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.
Please enroll for the 2020-21 school year before July 10.
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