News From CCSD15

January 23, 2019

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Register incoming kindergarten students Jan. 30 or Feb. 5

Calling all incoming kindergarten parents and families new to District 15! Registration events for the 2019-20 school year begin next week.

Wednesday, Jan. 30:
Second Language Families
5-7:30 p.m. at Willow Bend & Winston Campus (parents from anywhere in the district should register their child at these locations if the child's home language is not English)

Willow Bend: 4700 Barker Avenue, Rolling Meadows
Winston Campus: 900 E. Palatine Road, Palatine

Tuesday, Feb. 5:
New Kindergarten Students/New District 15 Families
9:30 a.m.–11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., or 6-8 p.m. at all District 15 elementary schools

In case of a snow day, the make-up registration day will be Feb. 7. Please review our registration information website to learn what to bring for registration.

Online Registration

NEW this year, District 15 will be implementing online registration to expedite the registration process. Although parents or guardians can complete this online registration from home, they will still need to visit their neighborhood school to present the following documentation:

  • Health forms
  • Proof of residency
  • Birth certificate
  • Student transfer forms (if child is transferring from another school)

Second language families still need to attend the Jan. 30 registration so their child(ren) can be screened for language proficiency.

The link for online registration will be sent to families by next week.

Spanish Dual Language

Information regarding Spanish Dual Language (SDL) kindergarten will be available for parents during registration events. An SDL informational night for interested parents will take place in late-February, with letters of commitment due in March.

Boundaries Task Force continues work

The Boundaries Task Force is continuing its work to develop possible scenarios for school boundary changes for the community and Board of Education's review. The group met for its fourth meeting on Jan 17.

The Boundaries Task Force is made up of 37 community members, including District 15 parents and residents without children in our schools. Its goal is to create scenarios for possible boundary changes that will mitigate capacity concerns at some buildings and better meet the needs of the community. To learn more about the task force, visit our website.

The Jan. 17 meeting was mostly a working meeting, where subcommittees collaborated on proposals and next steps.

The committee will begin to meet more frequently with a goal of presenting up to four proposals to the community in the late spring. Once feedback is received from the community, the task force will refine the plans before sharing them with the Board of Education for its review in May.

If a boundary change is approved by the Board of Education, the earliest date of implementation would be August of 2020.

To follow along with updates from the Boundaries Task Force, please "like" its newly formed Facebook page.

Win up to $26,450 in 529 College Fund Raffle

By the year 2030, the cost of a four-year college education is expected to exceed $175,000. Enter the one-five Foundation’s 529 College Fund 50/50 Raffle for your chance to win up to $26,450 to offset those expenses.

“The one-five Foundation wanted this fundraiser to have a meaningful education connection. We hope that the winner of this raffle will use the money toward a 529 educational savings plan for themselves or a loved one,” said Mary Zarr, one-five Foundation Chairperson.

Each $100 ticket purchased will earn one entry into the raffle. Only 529 tickets will be available for purchase. Buy tickets online by visiting

Half of the money raised through the raffle (up to $26,450) will be retained by the one-five Foundation to further its work enhancing the classroom experience for District 15 students. The other half of the money raised (up to $26,450) will be issued to the raffle winner with the intent that the winner create or contribute to a “529 Plan,” an educational savings program with tax benefits meant to help families fund their child’s future college costs.

The raffle drawing will take place live at 5:29 p.m. on March 17, 2019 through the district's Facebook page. Complete raffle rules, terms and conditions are available at District 15 staff members ARE eligible to enter.

How are we doing? Take the 5Essentials survey

How does your school rank according to the Illinois 5Essentials questionnaire? This is your opportunity to evaluate your school according to five areas, including but not limited to instructional climate, homework policies and quality of facilities. Fill out your online survey through Feb. 15. Please note: Since CCSD15 is based in Cook County, please select "Cook" from the county drop-down list.

The results from this survey will become part of each school's public Illinois School Report Card. The data is also used periodically by media outlets as part of national and state school rankings. We appreciate your input!