Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 10/17/2021

Dear Central Road Families:

Our week was short but no less full of learning! The energy of having our students and staff all back together again after a short break was refreshing and energizing! Your continued support and dedication to our school community is always appreciated. We continue to be in this together. Thank you for taking a moment to read our weekly parent communication. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Kindest Regards,

Joanna Shostachuk

Central Road Highlights!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Monday, October 18th-PTA Meeting @7:00pm

  • Wednesday, October 20th-Picture Retake Day

  • Week of October 25-29-Fall Spirit Week

  • Tuesday, October 26th@1:00pm D15 Parent Partners Meeting

  • Friday, October 29th-Halloween Parade @10:00 am (outside in our field)

  • Wednesday, November 10th BOE Meeting @7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, November 17th PTA Meeting @7:00 pm

  • Monday, November 22 & Tuesday, November 23-Parent Teacher Conference (No School for students)

  • Wednesday, November 24th-Student Non-Attendance Day

  • Thursday, November 25th-Happy Thanksgiving!

PTA Fundraiser is Winding Down Soon!

We thank our community for supporting our amazing PTA fundraiser again this week! Their efforts are appreciated by all! Our PTA fundraiser will run through October 19th. Here is the link for more information. PTA Fundraiser Link We appreciate your efforts!

Please feel free to email our PTA with any questions. Dan McCullough, President, Callie Sealock, Communications Chair,

Picture Retake Day-October 20th

Picture Retake Day will take place on October 20th. Thank you for noting the change. Any students who missed our original Picture Day on September 1st are welcome to have their picture taken. Students who would like a second opportunity are welcome to participate as well. Online ordering information is below for your review. Picture proofs will be provided in the comign weeks.

Online Order Code: 60455D

Fall Spirit Week-October 25-29

Please take a moment to review our school wide plan for the week of October 25-29th. We look forward to a fun and memorable week together!

Fall Spirit Week Schedule

Halloween Costume Guidelines

Progress Reports for Students in Grades 1-6

Our first trimester will conclude on Friday, November 5th. Progress reports will be shared with parents on Friday, November 19th for students who are in grades 1-6. Thank you for taking the time to review them once issued in the coming weeks.

Parent-Teacher Conferences-Nov. 22 & 23

We hope all parents have had an opportunity to sign up for P/T conferences. Please contact your child's teacher if you still require an appointment date/time. We will be holding conferences in person at school with a virtual option if preferred/needed for parents/guardians. Our conferences will take place on Monday, November 22nd from 12:00-8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 23rd from 8:00-12:00 pm. Each conference will be about 20 minutes. Our teachers very much look forward to connecting with families on student progress and growth. We hope you find the time together productive and meaningful.

Erin's Law

Annually, we provide all students from grades Pre-K through 6th with age-appropriate personal safety awareness and prevention education. In order to comply with the requirement to provide developmentally sensitive and appropriate training for students, lessons have been carefully developed. Classroom teachers will be addressing the topic(s) in class in the coming weeks/month and will share their timeline(s) with parents prior to the implementation of these lesson(s). The presentation(s) to students are designed to be presented by classroom teachers as a part of the school’s Social Emotional Learning lessons, health class, or human growth and development instruction. The lessons are taught to each classroom by their classroom teacher. Each lesson consists of a 30-45 minute PowerPoint presentation. Below you are able to review additional information.

Link to Erin's Law Information

Erin's Law Parent Letter

Lunch & Recess Update

As of this week, students had more flexibility when playing outdoors during recess with the elimination of classroom zones outside. We too have recess bins for each classroom to engage with basic equipment. Our basketball hoops are up and our students have been excited to play basketball again! As the weather begins to change, please send your child to school with a light jacket. We will continue to go out for recess each day to enjoy the fresh air and physical movement!

We too have worked on adjusting some of our seating arrangements during lunch/eating time to allow for more social distancing. We have been able to make many adjustments for students to be sitting closer to 6 feet apart.


Teachers in general love this time of year. Central Road teachers and staff members take the prospect of beginning a new year to a whole new level. They prepare their classrooms, plan lessons, organize schedules, review student records, and think about all of the possibilities the year ahead holds. As much as we recognize their efforts and successes here at school, nothing means more to a teacher or staff member than a kind word from a student or his/her family. As we get the year underway, I invite you to take notice of the things you see your child's teacher do, hear your child's teacher say, or the things you hear your child gush with excitement about related to their teacher. We've included this simple form for you to submit should you feel so inclined to do so. Children in full day school spend more of their waking day with their teacher than they do with their parents. We thank you for entrusting your child with us! This is going to be a great school year.

Thank A Teacher Link

Health Office News 10-17-2021

Shield Testing Update

We continue to Shield Test students in grades 1-6 on Fridays. Morning KDG/ECDEC classrooms began on Friday, October 8th. Afternoon ECDEC and afternoon KDG classrooms began Shield testing on Tuesday, October 5th. Shield testing is conducted quickly, efficiently and with safety. Results will be available within 24- 48 hours. We contact the parents/guardians of any student who may receive a positive test result ONLY. This information is confidential. If you would like to opt-out/in of Shield Testing, please e-mail Ms. Latham at or Ms. Flor to note your adjustment.

Students continue to sit 3 feet away from peers masked while learning indoors. Mask wearing outdoors continues to remain optional for students and staff. We have recently adjusted our indoor eating/seating arrangements as best as possible to ensure students are closer to 6 feet apart when eating.

Return to school with COVID-like symptoms (with no known exposure)

  • If a person has a COVID symptom and goes home, in order for them to come back, we have to have a negative PCR COVID test and fever-free for 24 hours.
  • If they have vomiting or diarhea, they need to be symptom free for 48 hours and have a negative PCR COVID test to return.
  • If they have any other COVID symptom, they need to have a negative test to return.
  • If they decide not to get a test after a symptom was identified, they can return after 10 days.

If you have any questions regarding your child's health, you may reach me at or at 847-963-5102. We will work together to ensure all guidelines are followed and clearly understood while keeping our students all safe and healthy!

Thank you for your patience.

Amita Patel, Central Road Nurse

Community and/or PTA Information

Dsitrict 214 Mary Poppins Events

Updated Rolling Meadows Halloween Event

Parent Night Information

District 15 is excited to be partnering with local agencies to present information on social and emotional wellness for parents, guardians, families and community members. See the attached parent flyer and please share this opportunity with your families. This has also been shared with social workers. Feel free to connect with Keli Swierczek with any questions.

Parent Nights Flyer

District 15 Job Fair

District 15 will be holding Job Fairs on the following dates: Come apply onsite!

Dates: Monday, November 1, 2021, Monday, December 13, 2021, Monday, January 24, 2022 & 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 with any questions.

Contact Information for Central Road School

Welcome to Central Road Elementary School, Home of the Wolves! We are located at 3800 Central Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2554.

Our main office phone number is 847-963-5100. Our Absence Line is 847-963-5101.

Principal: Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk 847-963-5105

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Lauren Green 847-963-5104

Elementary Secretary: Mrs. Pam Rogers 847-963-5180

School Nurse: Mrs. Amita Patel 847-963-5102

About Us

Address: 3800 Central Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2554

Phone Number: 847-963-5100

Absence Line: 847-963-5101

Fax Number: 847-963-5106