Parent roles and responsibilities during a school crisis
An update from 
Community Consolidated
School District 15

January 9, 2018


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS FEB. 6

District 15's annual kindergarten and new student registration event is quickly approaching. If you have a new student who will be attending District 15 in the fall of 2018 or an incoming kindergarten student for the 2018-19 school year, please be sure to attend on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at your home elementary school. 

Parents can select from three time slots on Feb. 6 to register their child for the 2018-19 school year: 9:30-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. 

New families who need to be screened for English language proficiency can also register at Winston Campus Elementary and Willow Bend School on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 5-7:30 p.m.

Incoming kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018. 

Kindergarten enrollment requires the following: 
  1. Birth certificate (original with seal) or other government document verifying date of birth;
  2. Physician's telephone number and address, if known;
  3. Two local emergency contact names and phone numbers;
  4. Two proofs of residency (i.e., copies of driver's license, lease, or utility bills);
  5. Any pertinent health information including health, dental, and eye exams at regular intervals (see www.ccsd15.net | Our Services | Health Services);
  6. A student transfer form from the previous school attended (if applicable); and
  7. Your child (only if needed to screen for English language proficiency).  
In the event that a family is unable to provide this documentation because of a temporary living situation, please contact Alicia Corrigan, Director of Student Services, 847-963-3152, corrigaa@ccsd15.net.

PARENT INFORMATION SESSION: YOUR ROLE DURING A SCHOOL CRISIS

What would you do if a crisis occurred in your child's school? What would you do if you were volunteering at a school when a crisis occurred? 

Join Palatine Crime Prevention Officer Jeff Schlee at Marion Jordan Elementary School Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. to learn about your role as a parent during a school crisis

Please RSVP by filling out the Parent Roles & Responsibilities during a School Crisis signup form. The event is hosted by the Marion Jordan PTA, and open to all District 15 families. 

TOWN HALL MEETING: FACILITIES PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Please join OurD15Voice and the District 15 administration for a town hall meeting Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Walter R. Sundling Junior High School Theater. The topic of the meeting will be school boundaries and future facilities planning. 

Learn about the current elementary and junior high boundaries, enrollment trends and building capacity for our schools. District administration will also discuss factors and constraints that influence boundary settings.

There will be a question and answer session with district administration at the event and additional opportunities to learn about facilities planning in the coming months. 

The event will be streamed live on Facebook for those who cannot attend in person. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MENTOR STUDENTS IN SPEECH TOURNAMENT

Make a difference in the life of a child, and consider volunteering to mentor a student for the upcoming District 15/District 211 speech tournament.

Volunteers can be English and/or Spanish speaking, and will be asked to work with one to two students 20-30 minutes per week for six weeks, guiding students on performing their speech.

If you are interested, attend one of two mentor information sessions on Jan. 24 at the D15 Educational Service Center (580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine). Session 1 is at 3 p.m. and session 2 is at 3:45 p.m. Please fill out the Speech Mentor Volunteer form to indicate your interest in volunteering. 


HOW ARE WE DOING? TAKE THE 5ESSENTIALS QUESTIONNAIRE

How does your school rank according to the Illinois 5Essentials questionnaire? This is your opportunity to evaluate your school according to five areas, including but not limited to instructional climate, homework policies and quality of facilities. Fill out your online survey through Jan. 18.

The results from this survey will become part of each school's public Illinois School Report Card. The data is also used periodically by media outlets as part of national and state school rankings. 

PLEASE NOTE: District 15 is located in Cook County, so please select "Cook" from the county drop-down list. 

Morgan Delack
Chief Communication Officer
(847) 963-3204
Delackm@ccsd15.net
Community Consolidated School District 15, 580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine, IL 60067
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