Romona Review: Back-to-School


From the Principal

Dear Romona Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year at Romona. We hope you have had a fabulous summer and that everyone has stayed healthy!

Our team has been working tirelessly this summer with lots of changes to our building! Construction has been successful and we now have enough space for our Kindergarten Enrichment & Enhancement Program, KEEP 39. We also have a fabulous new playground, thanks to our amazing Romona community and PTA! We can't wait to see our Mustangs play on it this fall.

While we are excited to return to a more normal school year, the safety and health of our students is still our number one priority. Our D39 Board of Education will be discussing mitigation measures at the Committee of the Whole meeting next week. Next week's Romona Review will outline the health and safety protocols that the Board of Education will finalize on August 18th.

We look forward to a super year at Romona and are excited to partner with you to support your mustang.

Stay safe & enjoy these last days of summer,

Cindy & Lisa

New Faces at Romona

Please click here to learn more about all of our Romona staff members.

School Times & Calendar

Grades 1-4 & KEEP39 School Day: 8:35-3:15 (2:15 dismissal on Friday)

Kindergarten: AM 8:35-11:10

LEEP: AM 8:45-11:05, PM 12:40-3:00

Please refer to this District 39 Calendars for information about days when we have no school. Please visit our Romona website for the online calendar.

Class Assignments

You will be getting an email from the District on August 18th with your child's teacher assignment. These emails come throughout the day, so please let us know if you do not receive an email by the 19th by calling our office at 847.512.6400.

First Day of School

Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 25th! This is a half day, so dismissal for grades 1-4 is at 11:55.

Kindergarten and LEEP students will be having a meet & greet with their teacher on this day. These events are intended to offer our youngest children a time to meet their teacher with one parent or guardian.

  • LEEP Families: AM Families will come in at 9:00 and PM Families will visit at 10:00.
  • Kindergarten Families: We will be sharing a sign-up next Friday to schedule your 20-minute visit with your kindergarten teacher between 8:35-11:55.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, August 23rd

Wednesday, August 25th

  • First Day of School
  • 11:55 Dismissal for grades 1-4
  • Meet & Greet for LEEP & Kindergarten

Monday, September 6th

  • No School: Labor Day

Tuesday, September 7th

  • No School: Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 9th

Tuesday, September 14th

  • Picture Day

Thursday, September 16th

  • No School: Yom Kippur

Health Forms

Make sure all of your health forms are ready to be turned into our nurse, Mary Ann Roche. Please contact her at with any questions.
  • Kindergarten: Vision, dental, & medical forms
  • 2nd Grade: Dental form
  • Lechner Early Education Program: Medical forms
  • All: Medication & health updates

Snack at Romona

Students will be allowed to bring a snack to school every day this year. Please make sure that all snacks are fresh fruits and vegetables.

Attendance Line

Please call the attendance line before 8:30 any time your child is absent from school.

Romona Attendance Line: 847-512-6450

Before & After School Programs

This year, we are working with the Wilmette Park District for our before and after care programs at Romona. If you are interested in more information, please visit the WPD Website.

Bullying & Teasing

District 39 aggressively investigates bullying. Please refer to page 18 in our handbook to see our practices and Board of Education policy on bullying and teasing.

ROMONA REVIEW (Weekly Principal & PTA Email)

Starting today, we will write to you each Friday during the school year. These emails will contain information from the school and from the PTA. We hope these emails keep you well informed of all of the happenings at Romona.
Back-to-School Checklist

Visit this page to make sure you are ready for the new year!

Outdoor Education for Fourth Graders

In a typical year, we take our fourth graders on our Outdoor Education trip in late October. This year, due to Covid we have postponed our trip. We have reserved the latest dates that Lorado Taft has open at this point, February 23-25th.
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