Hunting Ridge Hawk Happenings

June 2022

Finishing Strong

Dear Hunting Ridge Families:


We did it! We had a wonderful end to the school year thanks to so many that made it possible. Our parents and staff members ended the year with some fun for our sixth grade students. Together we were able to give them the gifts of a field trip to Main Event, a staff vs. students softball game, field day and their final walk through the halls of Hunting Ridge. We wish them all the very best in their next steps.


The end of this year sees us wishing Mrs. Sherman the very best in her retirement. Her dedication and work with students, families, student teachers, and staff are cherished and will be missed.


We want to extend a very special thank you to our 6th Grade Committee and to Mrs. Sydor and Mrs. Song for a wonderful yearbook for all of students.


Accessing Report Cards and MAP Scores:

Families can access end of year reports through the parent portal of Infinite Campus for an update to your student's progress.


Visiting the School Office:

Kindly give us a call before coming to the school to make sure that we are in the office to welcome you, 847-963-5300. Summer hours are 7:45-3:45 PM Monday - Thursday.


There are some items that are awaiting pick-up from families located in our doorway, entryway. If parents are picking up Chromebooks, they will need to enter the office for those.


We hope everyone enjoys a relaxing summer. We will see you soon!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Ortlund

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.


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.