News from Sundling Junior High

August 21, 2020

Letter from the Principal

Hello Sundling Families,

With only a few days in the books for the 20/21 school year students and staff are getting into a groove, following a daily virtual schedule, learning about our school and each other, and will soon be ready to begin the day to day learning of content. We are all very excited to have the school year underway, and we will continue to improve and challenge ourselves daily to foster a love of learning and meet the needs of our students in a virtual world. I cannot thank you enough for your continued understanding, flexibility, patience, and feedback as we started this year much different than ever before.

As a reminder, Sundling will be offering two days of material/textbook distribution for students and families (except for those who picked up Geometry materials). Those textbooks, workbooks and items that may be needed at home during virtual learning will be put together and labeled for parent pick up on the following days:

  • Monday, August 24, 2020 (9:00am-6:00pm)

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (9:00am- 6:00pm)

As a change to my previous message, we will now be asking our families to pull into the main lot of the school, and follow the orange cones towards the main entrance to receive their materials. We will have staff available to grab the items from inside and bring them directly to your vehicle.You do not have to exit your vehicle. In order to help us with a quick distribution, please have a sign with your child's first and last name and grade level ready to show us. We hope to keep the lines moving quickly and get you in and out! If the dates do not work for your family, please connect with our office staff to make other arrangements. We would like to have these items for all students to begin using at home/online on Wednesday, August 26th.

Please be sure that students follow the WRS 20/21 School Bell Schedule (linked below), and not the times listed in Infinite Campus. We realize that these are incorrect and can be confusing. We apologize and are looking for ways to fix that. Each student should have a copy of the scheduled times for their classes. The teachers will continue to work with students, and will be taking attendance each day. Also note that although each student has a three-minute passing period between each class, we have added a few additional minutes for transition at the end of each class period to allow both students and teachers a brief break, and time to move into their next class. We will continue to monitor and adjust as needed.

Our annual WRS Parent Orientation is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, August 27th. We are working now to create a virtual experience for our families so that they can learn more about our school, meet the teachers, and gain insight on how we will be working with their children over the next few months. I will be sharing a link to this presentation on Thursday evening, and once shared, it will remain available and can be viewed at your convenience!

Thanks for all of your continued support of our school! It’s a Great Day to be a Paladin!

Take care and stay well,

Jason Dietz


PTA Sundling Spirit Wear

Log in the the Wait Up website and order your Sundling Spirit Wear TODAY!!

The deadline to order has been extended to midnight on Thursday, August 27th.

WRS PTA Membership

Now more than ever the Sundling PTA needs you, as we pivot from past years to create a memorable year for our students. For $7 for single membership or $12 for family membership you can participate in the ground-breaking PTA year. Two Ways to Become a Member!

 Sign up online at: (There is a MemberHub service change of 75¢ (Individual) and 92¢ (Household) to join online.) -OR-

 Return the form (attached to the email) to the school office in an envelope marked “PTA MEMBERSHIP” along with exact cash or check (payable to: “Sundling PTA”) Sundling Jr. High will be open during school hours or you can mail to:

Sundling Jr. High  1100 N. Smith Rd.  Palatine, IL 60067

Membership Questions can be directed to Karen Salata and Amy Stojkovich at

Stan's Van is coming to Sundling!!

The Stan’s Van is headed to Palatine for a fundraiser to benefit the Sundling Jr. High PTA!

When:The van will be here on September 12, from 9 AM - 12 PM

Where: Sundling Jr. High, 1100 N Smith St, Palatine, IL 60067 (Main Parking Lot)

Stan's will be slinging 12 different kinds of individually wrapped donuts, as well as half & full dozens. Our “Van Special” will be available, which includes three of each of the following donuts for $19.99: ❖ Vanilla sprinkled cake ❖ Chocolate sprinkled cake ❖ Glazed ❖ Strawberry glazed If you post on social during the event and tag us (@stansdonutschicago), you will have the chance to win a $25 app credit. We are excited to share our delicious donuts outside our delivery area, meet some new #StansFans, and benefit the community!

Please RSVP on Facebook:

District 15 Cleaning and Food Supply Drive

Monday, Aug. 24th, 7am to Friday, Aug. 28th, 7am

1100 North Smith Street

Palatine, IL

Drop by Sundling or any District 15 school and leave your donation in the box in the vestibule!

**Please see attached flyers for more information.

WRS PTA Reflections

I hope your student got a jump start this summer on what the Reflections theme means to them. The 2020-2021 Reflections theme is I Matter Because… Fill in the blank and let us know either through something written with words or expressed through dance or music or show us with photography or artwork.

The Reflections arts contest is a National PTA program supporting the arts in education. Please email me for the registration form or any of the rules. The categories are: Dance choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Submissions are due October 28, 2020.

Jeanette Harris

Sundling PTA Reflections Chair

School Supply Lists

We understand that students will not need the full school supplies at this time. However, they will need the necessary materials of notebooks, pencils, and pens. A headset with a microphone will also be beneficial for remote learning to cut down background noise.
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Internet Service Provider Assistance Programs

Community Consolidated School District 15 recognizes that providing internet at home may represent a financial hardship for some families. Internet providers recognize this need as well and have programs in place for qualifying families:

Our community also offers free Wi-Fi at various locations. Find links to locations in our community and surrounding areas that offer free Wi-Fi: