News from Sundling Junior High

September 2021

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District 15 Parent Student Handbook

The 2021-22 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online! You can view it here.

  • The annual handbook is a summary of Board of Education policies governing District 15. The complete School District 15 Board of Education Policy Manual is available for public review at the District office and on the District 15 BoardDocs website. State and federal laws require school districts to notify parents and students about certain rights, responsibilities, and procedures; you will find that information in this handbook. This handbook may be amended during the year.

The handbook offers information pertinent to the District as a whole. Some programs and procedures may differ from school to school, based on the size and location of the building, the grades served, the facilities available, and the programs conducted at the school. Your school administrators will inform you of these additional procedures. The handbook is intended to be a handy resource, but is not meant to take the place of personal communication between home and school. Please feel free to call your child’s school if you have any questions on programs or procedures, or consult your school’s website.

Lock Down Drill Opt-Out

District 15 is strongly committed to school safety. Each year, school are required by by Illinois School Code to conduct the following drills:

  • Three evacuation drills. One of the three evacuation drills must be supervised by the fire department.

  • One bus evacuation drill.

  • One severe weather/shelter-in-place drill.

  • Two law enforcement (lockdown) drills. One of these two law enforcement drills must be a staff initiated lock-down. The schools also conduct an annual drill review meeting with principals and representatives from police and fire departments to continuously improve each school’s readiness to respond to an emergency and/or crisis situation.

House Bill 2400 (The School Safety Drill Act) states:

  • All lockdown drills will be announced to all school personnel and students prior to the commencement of the drill.

  • Schools will provide sufficient information and notification to parents and guardians in advance of any lockdown drill that involves the participation of students.

  • Schools will provide parents and guardians an opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating in the walk-through lockdown drill.

  • Schools will provide alternative safety education and instruction related to an active threat or active shooter event to students who do not participate in a walk-through lockdown drill to provide them with essential information, training, and instruction through less sensorial safety training methods.

Building administrators will notify families of upcoming drills at least one week in advance of the drill. If you prefer your child does NOT participate in the yearly required lockdown drills, please complete this form. Please submit one form for each of your children you are opting out.

News from the WRS Library

Students are back in the Sundling Library!

Students have received their Sundling Library Orientation from our Library Innovation Teacher (LIT) Mrs. K. Burns. If you haven't checked out the new Sundling Library webpage, please take a look at and be sure to bookmark it. Students can find digital books as well as reserve books in our library! You will also find a 'Parent Resource' page and more.

WRS PTA "Un" Fundraiser

Do you intensely dislike having to sell “stuff “ to raise funds for an organization? Guess what? WE DO TOO!

With that in mind, in lieu of tasking students and parents with selling items that no one really wants, the Sundling PTA is pleased to offer a tax-deductible options to take the hassle out of fundraising. Your participation is completely voluntary and very much appreciated!

Please make your check payable to Sundling PTA and send it and this form back to school in an envelope labeled “Sundling PTA Un Fundraiser” by October 8th 2021. You can also make a donation online at

Please see flyer below for more information!!

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WRS PTA Scholastic Book Fair

The WRS Scholastic Book Fair is back! With a theme of "Books Bring Us Together", Sundling PTA is excited to offer students and families the opportunity to fill their home libraries while supporting our school. All profits will be used to purchase books for Sundling ELA teacher's classroom libraries.

While Parent Orientation will be virtual this year, we are offering THREE options, both in-person AND virtual, for shopping the book fair:

1. Students & Teachers: Shop IN-PERSON 7:50-2:45 and/or during ELA classes Tuesday Sept 7th - Thursday Sept 9th. Parents don't forget to send money or a form of payment with your student!

2. Families & Teachers: Shop IN-PERSON Thursday September 9th from 2:30-4:00. Plan to stop in during after-school pick-up time!!

3. Families, Students, Teachers & Community Members: Shop ONLINE at anytime from August 29th - September 11th. Please share with family members and friends. Books make great gifts!

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September 2021 Important Dates

Monday, September 6- No School- Labor Day

Tuesday, September 7- Cross Country, Girls Basketball & Boys Soccer Seasons begins

Wednesday, September 8- Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM

Monday, September 6-Friday, September 10- PTA Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, September 9- WRS Virtual Parent Orientation- Link sent at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, September 15- WRS PTA Meeting 7PM

Thursday, September 30 WRS PTA Dine & Share at Taco Shop in Palatine (see flyer below)

News From Our WRS PTA President

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WRS PTA Membership

The PTA is excited at the possibility of providing fun activities for our students this year. We need the support of our Sundling community to make it happen. For $7 for single membership or $12 for family membership you can help create a memorable year for our kids.

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.)


• Return this form to the school office in an envelope marked “PTA MEMBERSHIP” along with exact cash or check (payable to: “Sundling PTA”)

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District 15 Career Fair- 9/21/2021

District 15 will be holding a Career Fair on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 12:00-3:00pm at the Palatine Library, 700 N. North Ct. in Palatine. Come apply onsite! 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!

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