Hunting Ridge Hawk Happenings

March 1, 2022


Hunting Ridge Families:

2022 continues to bring changes to us! Our most recent change is to our new start times. Bus start times have been updated in Infinite Campus for parents to review. It is very important that students are at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the pick-up time. Buses cannot wait for late students as they have to keep their schedule for the schools in the next wave of pick-ups.

How can parents help? Please help to plan for a smooth morning arrival making sure that students are at bus stops on time. Families using our car drop-off also need to plan for traffic they may encounter with the arrival of Fremd High School students. Please be patient and follow the direction of school staff, crossing guards, and police support. This way, our students will have a safe arrival each school day.

Please remember that our morning doors close at 8:25 AM. Students should not be dropped off before 8:10 AM. Students arriving after 8:25 AM should enter through Door #1.

One School, One Book:

Our school home reading project is off to a tremendous start. Our students are loving our story, Song for a Whale. Thanks to our PTA, every student received a copy of this story. Please take time to read with your child so they can keep up with the class the next day. Chapters have been recorded to help busy families if they need to listen.

Important Dates:

- Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM via Zoom link

- March 7-18, 2022 - IAR Testing window for grades 3-6

- Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 PM

- CCSD15 Spring Break; No School - March 21 - 25, 2022

- Monday, March 28, 2022 - School Resumes

- March 29, 30, 2022 - PTA Ice Skating Event

- Rescheduled Open House - Thursday, April 21, 2022; 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Mrs. Ortlund

Your Feedback Is Important!

Please take some time and take the 5Esssentials survey. Feedback will be used for future planning for our school improvement goals. We need your feedback.

The survey will be open through March 11.

Please help us by completing the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. The information you provide will help guide improvement as we strive to inspire each student to realize their potential. Your participation in this survey is voluntary but crucial. We can’t receive results from the survey unless at least 20 percent of parents respond. The more responses parents provide, the more we will know how to focus our efforts toward the improvements you want. Therefore, we have set a goal to reach an 80 percent response rate. Please help us reach our goal by completing the survey.

· Go to: to take the survey.

· Select “Parent Survey.”

· You may enter your email address if you would like to receive confirmation of your submission, but it is not required.

· Then enter “Cook” into the county field and “Hunting Ridge” to find our school.

You will then be asked a series of questions to provide input regarding your family’s experience here. Please remember to click “submit” once you are done so your responses can be counted.

Please know that your identity and responses will be kept confidential and will not be connected

with your child. If you have multiple children who attending Hunting Ridge, you may complete one survey for each child. However, only one parent per household may submit a survey for a given child. The survey closes on March 11, so please submit your responses soon!

Thank you in advance for your time and input. We appreciate you!

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or

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.


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,; or Min Goodwin, 847-963-3209,, 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.

One-five Foundation 50/50 Raffle!

We are excited to kick off our 2022 50/50 raffle.

Win up to 30,000! Tickets go on sale beginning February 16 through March 17, 2022!

One winner takes 50% of the sales! Each ticket costs $100. The drawing will be held on March 17, 2022.

​• Only 600 tickets will be sold! The more tickets sold, the bigger the pot!

Job Fairs

Job Fair

District 15 will be holding Job Fairs on the following dates. Come apply onsite and Be a Part of Our Team!


Monday, March 7, 2022


Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, IL 60067

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

We are looking for the following positions:

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

  • 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 or Lori Thum at in the Human Resources department with any questions.

PATH Community Closet

Every year, many children in the Palatine area lack proper clothing for Illinois’ winter weather. District 15 has a long-standing partnership with the PATH Community Closet. The Community Closet serves the Palatine area by providing donated clothing to children and families in need. The impact of COVID has left the Community Closet with less donated clothing than in past years. We are hoping you can help by donating any unwanted clothing items to your school’s yellow clothing donation bin. The bin is located in your school’s lobby. Parents or children can place clothing items into their school’s yellow bin during regular school hours. This is a great way to put your children’s gently used and outgrown clothing to good use! All clothing, especially winter wear, is much appreciated and will be put to good use