Town hall meeting: Facilities planning for the future
An update from 
Community Consolidated
School District 15

January 22, 2018


Kindergarten and new student registration
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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 registration on one of three dates: 
  • Monday, Jan. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 30: Preschool students currently attending John G. Conyers Learning Academy can register for kindergarten at CLA on Jan. 29 between 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Jan. 30 4:30-7:30 p.m. English language proficiency screening will be offered. 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31: New families who need to be screened for English language proficiency can register at Winston Campus Elementary and Willow Bend School on Jan. 31, from 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6: 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.). Please register at your child's assigned elementary school. 
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 Your child (only if needed to screen for English language proficiency).
For more information about kindergarten and new student registration, please visit our registration website.

Spanish Dual Language
SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE TO LAUNCH AT JANE ADDAMS, WINSTON CAMPUS 

District 15 will launch a Spanish Dual Language program for incoming kindergarten students attending Jane Addams and Winston Campus Elementary Schools this fall. 

With guidance from Dual Language Education of New Mexico, District 15's program is a two-way language immersion where students are taught literacy and curriculum in both Spanish and English beginning in kindergarten. 

Dual Language will be available only to incoming kindergarten students whose assigned school is Jane Addams or Winston Campus Elementary in the 2018-19 school year. The district will consider expanding the program to additional school sites in future years depending upon parent interest, student enrollment and facility space.
 
The goal of the Dual Language program is to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, academic achievement, and cross-cultural competencies for students.

More information about Spanish Dual Language will be presented to incoming Jane Addams and Winston Campus kindergarten parents during kindergarten registration. 

New district website_ Coming soon
COMING SOON: NEW COMMUNICATION TOOLS

The District 15 Communications Department is looking forward to launching new district and school websites in the coming weeks. The new websites have improved design and navigation features and are compatible with mobile devices. The anticipated launch is late February.  

The district is also in the process of implementing an improved mass notifications system. This tool will allow the district to send text messages, voice calls and emails to parents when necessary. A test of the mass notifications system was sent Friday, Jan. 19. We understand some parents did not receive this message or received it in a language they do not prefer. We are working to resolve these issues quickly.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our communications tools for District 15 families and staff. 

Town Hall Meeting
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 the OurD15Voice Facebook page for those who cannot attend in person. 

Mentors needed
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 in the Board Room at Walter R. Sundling Junior High School. 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. Participation in the information sessions is not required to become a mentor. 


E-flyers
COMMUNITY E-FLYERS UPDATED ONLINE

District 15 has gone "green" in its approach to distributing community flyers. Flyers are now posted on the D15 E-Flyers webpage, and a limited number of flyers may be available in the school's lobby flyer rack. Please head to our e-flyers website to view information from our community partners. 
Morgan Delack
Chief Communication Officer
(847) 963-3204
Delackm@ccsd15.net
ccsd15.net
Community Consolidated School District 15, 580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine, IL 60067
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