Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I report a student absence?
Parents must call in all absences to the attendance line  by 8:25 AM each day a student is absent. A phone recorder will be available to accept short phone messages if a parent wishes to report a student absence before the school office opens. The 24 hour attendance line number is (847) 870-3869.  
 
If your child attends EDP and is absent from school, you must call the school and EDP (847)514-3267. If your child is at school, but NOT attending EDP, you must call EDP.
 
What do I do if my child is late to school?
School begins at 8:25 AM. Students who are not in their classroom when the bell rings will be considered tardy and must obtain a tardy slip from the main office. Repeated tardiness will result in parent contact and/or student disciplinary action.  If your child will be late and would like to order a school lunch please call the attendance line before 8:25 and leave a message stating the reason why your child is late and if they are ordering a hot or cold school lunch.
Please refer to the Stundent Handbook for more information about attendance. 
 
Where do I drop off and pick up my student? 
Student drop off and pick up occurs on the south end of the parking lot, by the playground.  Please refer to the following map.
Students can be dropped off in the morning when there is a supervisor present at 8:15. In order to prevent traffic from backing up onto Schoenbeck Road, we ask that parents loop around the back of the playground before pulling alongside of the playground.  Please stay in the line and pull up as directed by the supervisors. The first cars will then have students dropped off. Then the next group pulls up and students exit their cars. We ask that students and parents do not walk across the drop-off and pick-up area because it is too dangerous. We also ask that you do not park in the lot by the drop-off and pick-up because staff members park there. 
The same process repeats in the afternoon.  If you choose to meet your child on the playground, please park your car at the back of the playground.
Cell phone use in School Zones - Illinois laws ban motorists from sending text messages while driving and make it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction zone or school zone. In addition, it is illegal to compose, send or read text messages, instant messages, and e-mail on a cell phone or surf the internet while driving. The only exceptions are if the driver is using a Bluetooth or hands free device, or if the driver is calling 911 to report an emergency. The first violation carries a minimum fine of $150.00 and a minimum fine of $300.00 for the second offense. Anyone violating this offense will be charged an additional $50.00 to be paid to the school district for school safety purposes. 
 
What if my child has a change in transportation?
All transportation changes must be received in the office or student's classroom by 8:25 AM of the affected school day and must include a parent signature. If the school does not receive a signed note by 8:25 AM, we will be unable to change your child's transportation arrangements for that day. Unfortunately, we will also be unable to alter your child's transportation arrangements based on an e-mail or phone request, as all changes must be received with a signature.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in ensuring the safety of all our students.

Can my student receive breakfast and lunch at school?
Our district serves breakfast and lunch through our food service program.  To make a deposit to your child's lunch accout  you can use My MealTime Online.  My MealTime Online also permits parents to view their child’s purchase history and their current balance. Convenience fees apply.
 
What is the policy on celebrating birthdays? 
We ask that you please send your child to school with a special story he/she enjoys. On your child’s birthday, the story will be read during his/her class time. Alternative dates will be chosen for summer birthdays, based upon each classroom teacher’s schedule. If you are unable to send in a story, the teacher will have a selection of stories your child may choose from.  As a result of this birthday policy, students will not be permitted to bring food items or toys into the classroom on their birthdays. It is our goal to create a 
special occasion where your child is able to share about him/herself while being celebrated by his/her classmates. Students may not hand out party invitations at school.  School directories can be purchased from the PTO.
 
Does my child need special shoes for gym?
If your child does not wear gym shoes to school, he/she should leave a pair at school.

How can I become more involved in my child's education?
Please contact your child's teacher to find ways you can volunteer your time. You can also become more active with the PTO by attending meetings and special events.
 
Where can I learn more about The Extended Day Program (EDP)?
Please refer to the EDP website or contact Kris Lebrecht at 847- 870-5370.
 
What school supplies will my child need? 
School supply lists are available by grade level. 
 
 
 
 
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