Q&A with SLC

Dear SLC Families,

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, SLC remains committed to do everything we can to
help our families, our teachers, and the entire SLC community. Naturally, we have fielded a variety of
questions and wanted to collect our responses below for your convenience. As always, please feel free
to reach out if you have questions or concerns. The best way to reach us is to email:
questions@slcevanston.org Be safe, be smart, and be well

1. When will SLC reopen?

SLC will continue our practice of following the District 65 school calendar and therefore our
building will remain closed until District 65 reopens. The current school closure is scheduled
from March 16 through April 12. Our team is continuously monitoring developments from both
District 65 and public health administrators and will keep you posted as the situation evolves.

2. Is SLC still operating?

YES! Our administrative and teaching staff are still fully focused on the day to day operations of
SLC and have developed a variety of ways to remain engaged with our families. Our
administrative staff and teaching staff are now working remotely but remain available by email
during normal school hours, and our governing board has formed a COVID-19 Team that is
meeting regularly to evaluate the ongoing situation.

3. How is SLC taking care of its families?

Our families are of the utmost importance, and we plan to stay connected during school closure.
Your teachers will touch base regularly via an online community platform with videos, and
activity suggestions. Each classroom has a unique format, please reach out to your teacher if
you have any questions or difficulty accessing the information.
The school will continue with regular communication via Thursday Thoughts, daily Facebook
posts, and updates to our website; all of which will contain community resources, educational
weblinks and activity suggestions.

4. How is SLC taking care of its teachers?

We know that our wonderful teaching staff is what makes SLC great and why you entrust us
with your children’s early education. SLC teachers will be paid in full during the current school
closure and will remain as dedicated as ever to supporting your child’s development. We will
increase communication with staff, provide technology support, and offer mental health
consultation in collaboration with the First Presbyterian Church’s Parish Nurse.

5. How will SLC handle tuition for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year?

SLC will continue to operate, albeit in a different manner, during the current school closure and
we will maintain our current tuition schedule.
Please know that we will be working individually with families that are on financial assistance to
help them navigate these challenging times. We hope to resume our normal operations on April
13th after the current school closure. If that changes, we will evaluate the operating model and
tuition plan for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year at that time.

6. How will SLC handle registration and tuition payment for the 2020 Fun In The Sun summer camp?

SLC will continue registering and invoicing for the 2020 Fun In The Sun summer program but
acknowledges that the current situation may require a cancelation at a future date. In that case,
parents can expect a full refund of any tuition paid.

7. How will SLC handle registration and tuition payment for the 2020-2021 school year?

Registration will proceed as scheduled for the 2020-2021 school year. Tuition for the 2020-2021
school year, which would normally be invoiced April and due May, will be delayed one month.
We will communicate updates as soon as there is further clarity on the District 65 calendar for
the 2020-2021 school year.

8. How can I help the SLC community?

We have all been humbled and impressed by how communities band together in difficult times
and this era is no different. SLC Staff and parents have identified several ways to help those in

  • Email questions@slcevanton.org to reach an administrator about a service you can offer other families, or with a request to fill a need you may have. We will do our best to connect available resources.
  • Join SLCs Facebook group, called School for Little Children Family Forum, to request support & resources from other SLC parents:
  • Join Evanston Aid Facebook group, a community hub designed to help connect people to resources during COVID-19. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EvanstonAid/