News from CCSD15

July 31, 2019

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District 15 welcomes 60 new teachers!

Please join us in welcoming 60 new teachers to District 15!


The group began a comprehensive new teacher orientation event July 31. During this week-long event, new teachers learn about curriculum, teaching strategies, technology and more. The teachers are also paired with a mentor.


These new educators join a district staff with history of excellence. Sixty-seven percent of our teachers have a master's degree or higher, and more than 115 have earned the prestigious National Board Certification for Professional Teaching Standards.


We welcome this new group of educators to District 15!

Campus Parent update for families

Changing to a new student information system can have its challenges, and we have experienced a minor issue that we want parents to be aware of.

Maintenance conducted on the Infinite Campus system on Friday, July 26 resulted in a new URL to access the site. This new URL was also shared with you in a district-wide email and text on Saturday, July 27 regarding bus route information.

We are working through updating all of the links on our website to reflect the new URL. Please bookmark the new URL, https://ic.ccsd15.net/campus/portal/parents/palatine.jsp, to get into Campus Parent. This is where you will find bus route information and also student teacher assignment information (Aug. 6). It is also where you will get your child's grades and other information from the school and district.


You will not be able to log into Campus Parent until you complete online registration. Visit www.ccsd15.net/registration for more instructions on that process if you have not yet completed it.

As a result of the Infinite Campus maintenance, our fee payment system is currently down. We will notify parents when the system is back up and running. If you'd like to make a fee payment in the meantime, please bring a check to your child's school. We know this has been frustrating for many of you — so please accept our apology for the inconvenience!

Thanks for your patience as we work through this major transition!

Important back-to-school information available on school websites

We are excited to welcome students back to school again on Wednesday, Aug. 14 (grades 1-8) and Thursday, Aug. 15 (preschool and kindergarten)!


All parents should have received an email and text message from their building principal on July 23 with important information regarding the start of the school year.


All of this information is included on new back-to-school pages located on each school's website under the "About Us" or "Our School" sections.

Please read your school's back-to-school information page carefully. It includes important information on teacher assignment, school bus transportation, school hours, student attendance, PTA information and more. This website content replaces the paper packets once mailed to families each summer.

Superintendent Dr. Laurie Heinz and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Claire Kowalczyk chaperone iCompete Summer Camp!

School meal program information

District 15 operates a large nutrition services department, serving healthy and delicious meals to students each day of the school year.


Lunch:


  • Lunches are available for purchase daily at a cost of $2.60 per meal for elementary students and $2.70 per meal for junior high students.
  • Reduced-price meals (for qualifying students) cost 40 cents.
  • Students eligible for free meals are entitled to one lunch at no cost.


Breakfast:


  • In schools where breakfast is available, the daily cost is $1.30 per meal, including milk.
  • Students eligible for free meals are also entitled to a free breakfast,
  • Students on the reduced price meal program may purchase breakfast at 30 cents.

Students attending one of the district's Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools (Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Virginia Lake, Winston Campus Junior High and Conyers Learning Academy) may select one lunch at no cost, regardless of ability to pay. This program is federally funded.


Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application Forms:

Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application Forms are available to download and print. They are also available to pick up at every District 15 school. Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year. Households should answer all applicable questions on the form. Applications that do not contain all required information cannot be processed and approved.

If your student attends one of the District CEP - Community Eligibility Provision - schools (Jane Addams, Winston Campus Junior High, Lake Louise, Virginia Lake or Conyers Learning Academy), PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE A FREE & REDUCED PRICE APPLICATION. You will need to complete the purple Application for Educational Benefits form.

If you have students in both a CEP school and a non-CEP school: You will need to complete the Free & Reduced Application for the non-CEP school student, AND a purple Application for Educational Benefits for the CEP school student.

IPM Letter to Parents

According to state law, school districts are required to notify families prior to certain types of pesticide applications at school sites. All District 15 school sites will have pesticides applied around the perimeter of each facility by Smithereen Pest Control between August 5-9, 2019.


To read more about the application, please visit our website.

Buildings closed Aug. 12 from 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Due to an all-staff professional development event Monday, Aug. 12, all District 15 buildings will be closed from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly if you need to visit a District 15 building for any reason on August 12. Thank you for your understanding!
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Campus Parent Website Link

Please note, the link for Campus Parent has changed! Bookmark this URL for future access to the website.