The Wildcat Newsletter

September 2021

Principal's Welcome

What a wonderful week to be a wildcat! I am so proud of all of our students' enthusiasm and of the learning that has been taking place. Please read through the attached newsletter carefully, as it contains some important information for the month of September.

Mrs. Michelini

Important Dates

Monday, September 6 - No Student Attendance - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 14 - PTA Meeting (6:15pm)

Tuesday, September 14 - Board Meeting (Budget Hearing) (7pm)

Monday, September 27 - Fall Standardized Testing Begins

Frequently asked Questions

What are school hours?

Students will enter the building at 8:10am and exit at 3:09pm. These are the times for a regular school day schedule.

Where can I drop off/pick up my child? Where will students enter the building?

Due to our construction project, we will be modifying our entrances into the building for certain grade levels. Grades will enter the building as follows:

K and 1st- W4 ( Drop-off 13th Ave and 23rd Place)

2nd and 3rd- W3 (Drop-off 13th Ave and 23rd Place)

4th and 5th- E2 (Drop-off in front of District Office on 24th)

6th, 7th and 8th- 6E (12th Ave)

24th Street west of 13th will be closed periodically throughout the day without notice due to our construction project. You will need to head south on 13th Ave.

Please click HERE to view the Traffic Flow Map.

We strongly encourage walking to school when possible.

Does my child need to wear a mask at school?

Yes, all students and staff need to wear masks while in the building.

Should I send my child with a water bottle to school?

Yes, please send a water bottle daily. Our drinking foundations will be on for the bottle refill only.

How will attendance be taken?

Please call the attendance line (708) 447-8030, option 2 if your child will NOT be in attendance.

Breakfast & Lunch

Our breakfast program is back! Students have the opportunity to participate in our breakfast program at Komarek School. Breakfast will begin at 7:45am daily. Students should line-up at door W3 (West Building). Please see the breakfast menu found below, as well as this month's updated lunch menu.
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Important Information for 8th Grade Families

Attention Future Bulldogs!

If your student resides in Riverside-Brookfield High School's district, please see the attached information regarding important future dates. Please pay special attention to information regarding the placement test that will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The deadline to register for the test is Friday, September 24, 2021.

Incoming Freshman Letter (English)

Incoming Freshman Letter (Spanish)

Tech Corner

Student Devices

Devices have been distributed for all students in grades 1-8. We are still waiting for a few more kindergarten devices to arrive, and they will be distributed as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience as we get devices out to students. If your student has an issue with their current device, please inform the homeroom teacher. We will then be able to provide a loaner device as we diagnose the problem.

Please note that sending devices home will be at the discretion of the homeroom teacher in grades K-5, so you may not be seeing your student's device every day.


PowerSchool is the platform used by Komarek School to store student grades. For updated information regarding your student's progress, please log in to PowerSchool. For returning families, our parent login is the same as what was used at registration. For our new families, login information was provided via email after you registered your student. Please check PowerSchool regularly for updates on your student's progress. For any username/password questions, please feel free to reach out to Komarek's Educational Technology Specialist/Coordinator, Patricia Boguslaw (

Fall Preschool Screening

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 9am

8940 West 24th Street

North Riverside, IL

We are planning to hold our first preschool screening this fall on Thursday, October 7th. We will also have additional preschool screenings in January and April.

Preschool screening is designed to assess a child's development and assist in identifying children who may require further evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services or those who may be eligible for a state-funded preschool program. Your child must be at least two and one half years old to attend a screening. The screenings are by appointment, and at no cost to families.

Participation in the screening process does not guarantee a spot within the preschool program, but may put your child on the list of potential preschoolers for this year and/or next year. There will be a banner on the district website with a link you can fill out to express interest in your child attending screening. You can also make a screening appointment by contacting Gail Anderson at or 708-447-8030, x101.

**If you have a child currently receiving early intervention services, you are not required to attend a screening. Please work with your child's CFC case manager to schedule a transition meeting with the Director of Student Services**

If you have concerns about your preschool age child's development, please feel free to reach out to Diane Janka, Director of Student Services, at any time. Her phone number is 708-447-8030, x115 and email is

Information for Parents of Students with IEPs and 504 Plans

We are so excited to have our students back in the building this year! As the school year gets underway, it may take time for our students to adjust to being back in the school building. We will provide time and space for students to return to in-person learning, while also delivering the services they need to be successful. We have time allocated during our teacher institute days for teachers and staff to review student plans and discuss how to set each student up for success, beginning with the first day of school.

Your child's case manager will be in contact with you to let you know how your student's plan will be implemented and delivered this year, as well as to discuss any changes that might need to be made.

If you have any questions or concerns about your student or their plan, please feel free to reach out to Diane Janka, Director of Student Services at 708-447-8030, ext. 115 or

PTA Corner

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Spirit Wear

To place a Spirit Wear order, please see the order form below.
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