Jane Addams School Updates

February 7, 2022

Student registration for the 2022-23 school year

Online student registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. If you have not already started this process for your student(s), please visit our registration page to start this process.

Registration is the first step in getting ready for the up-coming school year. After you register your child online you need to:

  1. Pay student fees. Our student fee webpage outlines the District’s student fee structure and the three ways fees can be paid.

  2. If you have a student that is starting Kindergarten, entering fourth grade, or entering 7th grade, you are required to prove residency in District 15. Our residency webpage outlines the documents you will need to provide to prove residency.

All three steps of the enrollment process must be completed prior to the start of the school year. Students of families that, when required, do not prove residency, will not be able to attend class in a District 15 until the family’s residency is verified.


View the recorded CCSD15 Parent University sponsored registration webinar. For written registration instructions, please watch our Campus Parent - An Introduction.

In the event that a family is unable to provide any needed documentation because of a temporary living situation, please contact Julie O'Hara, 847-963-3210, oharaj@ccsd15.net; or Min Goodwin, 847-963-3209, goodwinm@ccsd15.net, in the Superintendent's Office.

Think you may be eligible for a student fee waiver? Visit our student fee webpage to learn about the requirements and how to apply.

Think you may be eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act? Please contact Tiffanie Jefferies, Ed.D., Director of Student Services, 847-963-3152.

Thank you.

The District Improvement Team

5Essentials Reminder for Jane Addams Community

Please consider completing the 5Essential Survey for our School. At this point, 5% of our Parents have successfully completed the survey. We want to hear from all families regarding your thoughts in the following areas:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

Each school year, teachers, parents, and older students have an opportunity to share their views and perceptions. 5Essentials survey information is a key tool that our school uses to identify and prioritize areas for improvement. As a parent, the 5Essentials survey is an opportunity to share your thoughts.

The 5Essentials Survey will again be administered online. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, is anonymous and asks questions about five areas that are related to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and learning.

The survey is managed by the University of Chicago and the school does not have access to your identity or survey responses.

We will be sending you this link in several formats as your participation helps inform our planning and progress.

Here is the link to our survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Thank you!

Fostering Resilience in Your Family - CCSD15 Parent Night on February 16th from 7-8 pm

Discover ways to Bounce Back from Life’s Ups and Downs

Nationwide anxiety and depression is rising among our students.

As the pandemic’s impact continues, families that learn coping

skills to move forward positively and tolerate adverse experiences

are able to bounce back even after life’s challenges. Children who are resilient show improved social and emotional skills, attitudes, behaviors and academic achievement.

Join District 15 and Local Partners for this Free Virtual Workshop

Greta Nielsen MA, LCPC, NCC Illuminate Therapy & Wellness

Keli Swierczek, LCSW CCSD15

Rose Jensen, MSM, MSN, RN NCH

Marie Kurnick, LCSW NCH

Michelle Diaz, School Based Services D15/Amita Health Center For Mental Health

Miriam Castillo, CCSD15 Social Work Intern and Translator

Hear tips from the Experts.

Learn ways to promote, nurture and teach resilience to your children.

Ask Your Questions.

Use this Opportunity to ASK the Experts Your Questions. Submit questions on this registration form

Join this free, virtual workshop.

Pre-Registration would be greatly appreciated, please fill out this form.

Join the workshop here: CCSD 15 Google Meet Link

Spanish translation services will be offered during workshops.

Please email Keli Swierczek at swierczk@ccsd15.net if you have any questions.
Jane Addams' School Website

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Jane Addams Building News

Jane Addams Kindergarten Nights

We will be hosting two informational evenings for our incoming kindergarten families.

Dual Informational evening is planned for February 17th at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to D15 families. For our neighborhood families, February 10th is also available at 7:00 p.m. for our Kindergarten class at Jane Addams. Our neighborhood families may attend both evenings if they have a child entering kindergarten in the 22-23 school year and would like to learn about both programs.

If you are unable to attend, virtual presentations will be shared after the events.

School Start time February 23, 2022

Beginning on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 District 15 will be moving to a 3-tiered bus system. This will impact the start time of our school. Through much discussion, the decision has been made to adjust the start time at Jane Addams and through D15. Specifically, Jane Addams School will start 35 minutes later than the current start time.

The Transportation Department will be sending out new routing information if your child rides the bus in February. You can also check the student portal at this time for routing information.

Here are the school hours beginning February 23, 2022:

Mon - Thurs (beginning February 23, 2022)

8:25 am - 3:05 pm

KDG AM: 8:25 am - 11:00 am KDG PM: 12:30-3:05 pm


8:25 am - 2:15 pm

KDG AM: 8:25 - 10:35 am

KDG PM: 12:05 - 2:15 pm

If your student(s) walks to Jane Addams, your student(s) will be able to enter the building at 8:15 a.m. through Door 1 and will be supervised outside beginning at 8:10. We recognize how impactful a change in drop-off and pick-up is for many families and want you to know we are here to partner with you through this transition. Please let us know how we can support you.

PTA News

The Jane Addams PTA would also like to inform you of the upcoming PTA meetings:

  • February 16th at 7:00 pm is the next PTA meeting over zoom, all are welcome! Please join us using this link!

As a gentle reminder, the PTA accepts you membership all year long:

Please use this live link to JOIN the JA PTA: app.memberhub.com/login

SPARK UPCOMING MEETING Monday, Feb. 28th 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Brenda Mullan Eberline, MS CCC-SLP/L and Kimberly Dierks Chung, MS CCC-SLP/L, District 15 speech and language pathologists will be presenting. The discussion will be based on Dr. Kay Toomey’s work (SOS Approach - SOS Approach to Feeding) and will focus on distinguishing the difference between "picky eaters and problem feeders" and developing healthy relationships with food. The objectives will aim at addressing why children do not eat, the skills necessary for eating/feeding and three strategies to improve your child's eating and mealtime participation.

The link to this meeting is https://meet.google.com/vef-zjuh-esa. Or go to google meet and type in vef-zjuh-esa as the meeting code.

Please feel free to submit questions prior to the event so that we make sure that they get answered! Email your questions to ojaske@gmail.com.

SPARK meetings are designed to give parents information to help them in their current and future steps of the journey of parenting children with unique needs. At SPARK we realize the importance of providing:

  • Relevant programs and resources related to special education

  • Opportunities to network, receive support and help

  • Connections for parents with outside sources

The programs can also be found on the District 15 website: www.ccsd15.net under Resources.

If you would like to be contacted by or connected with SPARK, contact Orenza Jaske at ojaske@gmail.com or join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1688046171274344/

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Social-Emotional Learning

Below are YouTube channels you can visit for daily SEL activities

Know Your Emotions

How can we measure our emotions and how do they change throughout the day?

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D15 Closed Monday, February 21 President's Day & Tuesday, February 22 Teacher Plan Day