Hunting Ridge Hawk Happenings

May 2022

Welcome


Hunting Ridge Families:


Our past month has been very busy in our race to return to a normal school experience. This month, we were able to accomplish bringing all students back to the lunch room for our noon hour. Student play zones were redrawn as we welcomed our students outside for forty minutes of recess. Morning arrival routines were adjusted to show student where classes line up and the way that we enter the building ready to learn!


We have also been working closely with our PTA to bring back some of our favorite events. April brought us three Breakfast Buddy days where students enjoyed a donut treat with an adult. Our Open House and ice cream social were a huge success!


This week our PTA showered our staff with kindness for our Staff Appreciation Week. May will be even busier for our school community! Please note important dates listed below this message.


Important Dates:


- Wednesday, Bike to School Day

-Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 - Non-Attendance Days for Students

- Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM Library

- Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 PM

- Friday, May 13, 2022 - Safety Drill (Lockdown)

- Monday, May 16, 2022 - Fire Safety Talks

- Friday, May 20, 2022; 4:00 - 7:00 PM - End of Year Celebration at Hunting Ridge

- Wednesday, May 25, 2022; Moving D15 Forward Parent Meeting at Pleasant Hill School

- Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Talent Show, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Multipurpose Room

- Thursday, June 2, 2022 - Field Day (1-3 AM) and (4-6 PM)

- Thursday, June 2, 2022 - Last day for kindergarten students

- Friday, June 3, 2022 -Last Day of School for Gr. 1-6 (Half-Day)


** Don't forget to schedule physical, dental, and eye exams for students in K, 2, 6. See the message from Mrs. Calderon.



Fondly,

Mrs. Ortlund

School Safety and Bike to School Day

We need your help! Parents continue to drop students off on Harvard. This side of the building is where are buses enter and exit. Because of this, we ask that parents drop students off on the Mallard side of the building using the car drop off. This lane is supervised by staff and does not have students crossing streets.


Please help us follow our school procedures for a safe arrival.


Tomorrow is Bike to School Day. We ask for your help paying close attention to our students riding bikes. Once students arrive on school property, we ask them to please walk their bikes to the racks on the upper blacktop.

D15 Online Registration 2022-2023 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.

LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

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.


Early Intervention Screening

FREE Screening Information for Students Birth to 5

If you or someone you know has any questions or concerns regarding their child’s development, we have some important information for you.

D15 Early Intervention Screenings - for children Birth-33 months

FIND Program - ECDEC English

FIND Program - ECDEC Spanish

ECDEC Preschool Screenings

Job Fairs

Job Fair

Please share with your staff and families that District 15 will be holding Job Fairs on the following date: Apply onsite!


Dates:

May 10, 2022


Location:

Palatine Library

700 N. North Court

Palatine, IL 60067


Time:

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are looking for the following positions:

  • Bus Drivers - no experience necessary; paid training; free benefits (employee only); pension; paid holiday

  • Substitute Teachers and Substitute Program Assistants - set your own schedule!

  • Full-time Program Assistants

  • Office and Library Clericals

  • Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians

  • And more!


Please contact Chanell Lopez at lopezc@ccsd15.net or Lori Thum at thuml@ccsd15.net with any questions.

Parent Education

The Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) will be hosting two meetings in May! On Wednesday, May 18, the MPAC will host a virtual Moving 15 Forward information session from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please use this link to view the flyer and registration details. In addition, the MPAC will be providing parents the opportunity to attend the 16th Bilingual Parent Summit. The conference will take place in Oak Book, IL, on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please use this link to view the flyer and registration details.


If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Tadelman in the Multilingual Programs Department by phone (847-963-3203) or email (tadelmaj@ccsd15.net).


From the Nurse - Mrs. Calderon

We are in the process of notifying families if students are missing health exam records for this school year. In preparation for next year, please consider making appointments for exams early in the summer to ensure an appointment. Students in grades kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade or entering the state of Illinois for the first time all have health requirements for the upcoming school year.



Health, Immunization, Dental, and Eye Exams

For the purpose of safeguarding the health of children, District 15 enforces Illinois student health requirements. These requirements consist of health, dental, and eye exams and immunizations specific to grade and age.


HEALTH EXAMS are required for students entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, and those who are new to the school. The Certificate of Child Health Examination form is available online and in the school office.


The Certificate of Child Health Examination form, completed and signed by a licensed healthcare provider, must be dated within one year prior to the first day of school and must include lead screening for children who are six years or younger and diabetes screening. A tuberculosis (TB) skin test is recommended.

According to Board of Education Policy 7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students and Illinois School Code, students who do not provide proof of receiving the required immunization and/or exam are excluded from school on October 15. Students new to Illinois schools, who register midterm, are allowed 30 days following registration to comply with the health requirements.


DENTAL EXAMS are required for students in kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade. The dental examination must have taken place within 18 months prior to May 15 of the school year. A waiver form is available in the case of an undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. The IDPH Dental Examination form (English/Spanish) and the waiver form are available here and in the school office. If a student fails to present proof of a dental exam or a waiver form by May 15, the school may withhold the student's report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed dental exam, or (2) that a dental exam will take place within 60 days after May 15.


EYE EXAMS are required for students entering kindergarten and entering Illinois schools for the first time. A waiver form is available in the case of an undue burden or lack of access to an optometrist or to a physician who performs eye examinations. The State of Illinois Eye Examination Report and waiver form are available here and in the school office. If a student fails to present proof of a eye exam or waiver form by October 15, the school may withhold the student's report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed eye exam, or (2) that an eye exam will take place within 60 days after October 15.


Interscholastic Sports

In addition, annual health examinations are required for interscholastic sports participation. Physical exams are required, before trying out, for participation in an interscholastic sport. The exam form, completed and signed by a doctor, must be dated within 13 months prior to the start of practice or tryouts, and on file in the school nurse's office. Physical forms (Certificate of Child Health Examination forms) are available in the school office and online.