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RLAS-116 Back to School Information: August 2022

Visit Our Brand New Family Engagement Website!

We are excited to launch our brand new Family Engagement site - linked at the top right-hand corner of the District's website.

You can now view all family resources, such as the school calendar, school hours, registration, transportations, fees, and more in one space! Are you looking for a specific staff member but don't know their name? Visit our "Who To Contact" page where you'll find a list of school secretaries, administration, nurses, social workers, etc, by building, along with their contact information.

Do you need assistance locating a resource on our website? Email today and we will be happy to assist you.

Important Dates

We are so excited to welcome our students back to school this fall!

This summer, the District commenced on comprehensive and significant building improvement projects at several of our schools. Two of these schools included Village Elementary School and Round Lake High School. These projects involved extensive renovations and upgrades to the Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning systems. We have experienced some slight delays in two buildings that have impacted the start of school dates for Village and Round Lake High School.

Please refer to your child's school for specific start of school event dates below:

All Schools (except Village Elementary School & Round Lake High School)

  • Thursday, August 11: Grades PK-5 School Supply Drop Off/Meet & Greet; 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday, August 11: Middle School Open Houses; 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Friday, August 12: 6th Grade Orientation; 7:25am-11:30am
  • Monday, August 15: First Day of School (early release)

Village Elementary School

  • Monday, August 15: School Supply Drop Off/Meet & Greet; 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 16: First Day of School

Round Lake High School

  • Monday, August 15: 9th Grade Orientation; 9:00am-3:15pm
  • Monday, August 15: RLHS Open House; 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 16: First Day of School

Student Schedules

  • Monday, August 8: Student schedules and classroom teacher information posted in Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Bus Stop Information

  • Wednesday, August 10: Bus stop and schedule information posted in Infinite Campus Parent Portal

School Supplies

School supply lists for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th are available on the District's website.

Students in grades 6-12 should be prepared with general supplies, such as paper, pencils, and pens. Teachers will provide additional supply needs specific to their courses once school begins.

2022-2023 Health Protocols

Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 will continue with a similar masking protocol for the start of the 2022-23 school year.

Masking protocols will follow a set of thresholds and are dependent upon the number of active COVID-19 cases within each individual school or office building. If active positive cases reach a specific threshold, students and staff may be asked to wear masks in certain situations or universally. A description of masking definitions and protocols may be viewed on the District’s website.

Families and staff are asked to report all COVID-19 and other communicable diseases to the school nurse and seek additional guidance. A COVID-19 Dashboard is posted on the District’s website and will be updated daily.

Should the need to mask in situational and/or universal cases, a communication will be sent to families and staff members via email and text.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact your child’s school office.

Student Handbook

The 2022-2023 Student Handbook is posted on our District's website. This webpage provides a variety of important topics related to your child's enrollment at Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116.

Specific areas of note include: general rules, student behavior and conduct, parent notices, etc.

One topic that was reviewed and revised over the summer is the Student Dress Code. Please read and review this information with your child prior to the start of school.