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Nerge News 5.25.20

Thank you for such a smooth and memorable student materials drop off and pick up last week!  Seeing you and your children was the exact pick-me-up we needed.

As we launch into the final week of the school year, we want to express our gratitude for your partnership and support.  Thank you for working with us to ensure your child’s social emotional and academic success, both in person and virtually.  On behalf of the Nerge uKNIGHTed flight crew, have a healthy and happy summer!

Please see the information and announcements below for Nerge and District 54 happenings.  The Nerge News will be up and running weekly once again in early August.

Technology Drop off for 2nd Grade and Students Not Returning to Nerge/D54 Only

On Friday, May 29 we will be collecting iPads and chargers from 2nd grade students ONLY.  We will also be collecting district devices (Chromebooks/iPads with chargers) from any students who will not be returning to Nerge or a District 54 school in the fall.  This means 6th grade students heading to Mead and Keller should keep their district devices for over the summer.  Please be advised that the devices for other grade levels are District 54 property and will be utilized in the fall.

Please place your child’s device in the trunk of your car.  On Friday, May 29th, use the time window designated to your child’s teacher and kindly “drive through” toward the Nerge main entrance for curbside drop off of district devices.  Our staff will remove tech materials from trunks.  Parents, students, and family members must remain in cars the entire time.  We will contact any family who does not return tech materials as these devices are property of District 54.

Friday, May 29- Record’s Day; Student Non-Attendance Day

Technology Drop off: 2nd Grade and Students Not Returning to Nerge/D54 Only

  • Villegas, Room 101: 8:30-9:00 AM
  • Jessica Canace, Room 102: 9:00-9:30 AM
  • Panvino, Room 103: 10:00-10:30 AM
  • Peraino, Room 116: 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Students Not Returning to Nerge/District 54: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Grades and Report Cards

Report Cards will be available online within the District 54 Parent Portal starting June 2nd. An email will be sent to you once your child’s report card is available.

In accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education guidelines, report card grades for the third trimester will be designated as Pass or Incomplete. Final year end grades for students in fourth through eighth grade will reflect second trimester grades or higher as evaluated by student work across the third trimester.

We hope that all families will check the report cards and use the information to celebrate with their children their academic successes. We are all very proud of our students.

District Devices over the Summer

Please note, student access to Google will continue through Friday, May 29 on district devices. Google Access will be shut off at 11:59 PM on May 29th.  All student files will be saved and ready to go for next school year.

District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, social-emotional learning, language and culture too!  Each area has multiple challenges or a toolkit to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and possible places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Kindergarten Orientation

Since we weren’t able to host a kindergarten orientation this year at Nerge, we are bringing the orientation to your homes!  Families of incoming kindergarteners, please use the link below to learn all about the kindergarten experience at Nerge including the staff, curriculum, and structures!

Lifetouch Photos

Please read the attached letter from Lifetouch. School District 54 Letter.pdf

Fourth Grade Students and Parents – Band and Orchestra Enrollment Information

As many of you know, students traditionally enroll in the District 54 Instrumental Music Program in the spring of fourth grade and begin lessons in fifth grade. Due to our unique circumstances in the spring of 2020, instrumental music enrollment will be held once school resumes in the fall. In the meantime, we encourage fourth grade students and their parents to visit the District 54 website ( to view information about band and orchestra enrollment so that they are prepared to choose an instrument and join the fun!

Good Knight Stories

Are you looking for a bedtime story to wrap up your day?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Click on the link below each night to listen to a Knight-time story read by some of your favorite Nerge staff members.  New postings will be added each day.

V-Learning Resources

The District 54 Website:

District 54 V Learning Website:

Tech support for V-Learning:

Family Assistance

Families needing assistance may benefit from the following. These organizations ask that you please check their website before coming to ensure that they still have the food supplies:

Registration for 2020-2021

Please click here for directions on student registration for the 2020-2021 school year.