News from CCSD15

May 8, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6-10 marks Teacher Appreciation Week, and I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for our District 15 teachers for their dedication to our children and commitment to their success.

I am proud to be a part of the District 15 team, with more than 800 educators who make a profound difference in the lives of our students. So often, they go above and beyond to meet their students' unique needs, challenge them to excel, and engage them in ways that enliven learning and prepare them to succeed.

On behalf of our students and their parents who entrust our teachers with the responsibility of educating their children, I want to say thank you to our District 15 teaching staff. Your efforts to help your students make the most of their education enables us to fulfill our mission to produce world-class learners in a connected learning community.

Today is also National School Nurse Day, and in recognition of this occasion, I would like to thank our school nurses for their service to District 15 students.


Our school nurses work hard to keep our children safe and healthy while in school. They not only care for students when they have scrapes and bruises, but they also serve our students with chronic conditions. They are often our first responders in medical emergencies and are a vital link between home and school for many of our families.


Our nurses also actively work to prevent health-related problems from arising in our schools by overseeing immunization and health records, directing hearing and vision tests, helping assess students' physical, behavioral, and emotional needs, and facilitating interventions as necessary.


Thank you, school nurses, for your contributions to the health and well-being of our school communities.

Sincerely,

Dr. Scott Thompson
Superintendent of Schools

Online registration for returning families is coming soon!

Online registration for returning families opens May 17! An email will be sent to all families on Friday, May 10 with instructions on how to log in to Infinite Campus. Please make an effort to log in and save the website address at this time. Another notification will be shared with you May 17 when registration officially opens. Online registration is required for all current families returning for the 2019-20 school year.


In-person help will be available for those needing assistance:


Partners for our Community (POC): Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Educational Service Center (580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine): Thursday, May 30 from 5-8 p.m.


Please note: You will need to log into Infinite Campus to access your child's teacher assignment, bus routes, complete Free & Reduced Lunch applications and more this summer. No information will be mailed to your home any longer.

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You're invited to meet incoming Superintendent Dr. Laurie Heinz!

The community is invited to meet incoming Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laurie Heinz during a welcome event Tuesday, May 21 from 5-6:45 p.m. at Walter R. Sundling Junior High School. The event will take place just before the annual D15 Retirement Reception.

At this informal event, parents, students, staff and community members are invited to meet Dr. Heinz prior to her official start date as Superintendent of Schools on July 1. We hope to see you there!