News from Sundling Junior High
December 22, 2021
Letter from the Principal
I hope this communication finds you well as we wrap up the month of December and the 2021 portion of our school year. It is hard to believe, but our students recently completed the 2nd quarter of school, on Friday, December 17th. Starting on Thursday, December 23rd, students will be on an extended two week (plus) winter break, with school resuming again on Monday, January 10th. Be on the lookout, 2nd Quarter Progress Reports will be made available for students and parents on Friday, January 14th.
Thank you to the amazing Sundling staff, students and community for working together to fill 4+ boxes with new toys for the Palatine 2021 Toys for Tots campaign. We also pulled together to "Pack the Pantry," donating over 2,000 items to the Palatine Food Pantry. Congratulations to Ms. Cosma's 1st period class for winning our contest and donating over 400 items as a class (See pictures below). Absolutely amazing, and speaks volumes about the care within our community.
As we wrap up Quarter 2, parents and students should check Infinite Campus for any missing assignments or work that needs to be completed. Teachers may still be accepting missing or late work over the winter break, if completed and submitted. As we begin Quarter 3, it is a great time to review progress and reset your goals for the second half of the school year.
We are so proud of our students and the transition they have made back to in-person instruction after the varied educational setting over the last year and a half. It has not been an easy task! I applaud our school community with the great gains we've made over the past semester and look forward to starting 2022 off on the right foot! As a note, when students return to classes in January, we will be participating in a school wide reboot of school expectations and procedures. This will support students as they start a new quarter!
Don’t forget to support our WRS PTA. You can support our school when you purchase items using Amazon Smile with the following link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3607511.
Thank you for your continued support of our staff and students! It has been a great first half of the school year, and I look forward to the work ahead in 2022. I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable winter break with your family and friends. See you next year.
Take care and Stay well,
Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures- Reminder
Parents who transport their students to school are asked to enter the traffic circle on the south side of the school or use the parking spots located along Smith St. directly in front of the building. Please be sure to drop off your child at curbside, ensuring that they do not have to cross through moving cars. For safety reasons, the north lot in front of the school is reserved for bus loading and unloading, bike riders and parking for staff and visitors!
Students may not enter the building prior to the 7:35 AM bell unless they are participating in jazz band or choral rehearsals, working in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), attending breakfast, have a prior written pass from a teacher, or are directed to do so by a staff member due to inclement weather. Students may not wander or loiter the hallways prior to the beginning of the school day.
JH Student Vaccination Card
As a reminder, and if you have not already done so, we ask that parents/guardians of junior high students provide a copy of their child’s COVID-19 vaccination card to the school. District 15 will treat these documents in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) statutory and regulatory requirements.
Why is knowing a child’s vaccination status important? Knowing which students are vaccinated and which are not will help expedite contact tracing this school year. The district will continue to conduct contact tracing when COVID-19 cases arise in our schools. If your child has been identified as a close contact, parents will be asked for proof of vaccination, if you’ve not already provided it to the school.
At this time, students who are identified as a close contact to a confirmed positive case AND who are not fully vaccinated, will be quarantined for 10 days unless otherwise specified by the Cook County Department of Health. Fully vaccinated students are not required to quarantine as a close contact and will not experience an in-person learning disruption.
If you choose to verify your child’s vaccination status, you should drop off a copy of the vaccination card at the school Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00am-3:30pm.
You can also email a copy of the vaccination card to our school nurse, Lupe Lara, email@example.com The nurse will accept documentation of COVID-19 vaccine status anytime throughout the school year. This copy will be kept in your student’s medical file in the nurse’s office.
If you have lost or misplaced your child’s vaccination card, parents can authorize the release of such proof for themselves or their children by completing a request for immunization records from I-CARE (Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange).
WRS Little Library
We want to continue to encourage our students to read while at home, and provide opportunities to get copies of today's top books and authors!
Important & Upcoming Dates
January 10- School Resumes
January 10 & 11- 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Tryouts
January 11- ACCESS Testing Informational Meeting- 7:00pm
Januaru 12- WRS PTA Chipotle Dine & Share 5:00pm-9:00pm
January 12 & 13- 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Tryouts
January 12- D15 Board of Education Meeting 7:00pm
Januaru 14- 2nd Quarter Grades posted on Infinite Campus
January 17- No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 18- No School Teacher Institute Day
January 25-February 4- WRS ACCESS Testing
January 26- WRS PTA Meeting 7:00pm
WRS PTA Chipotle Fundraiser- 1/12/22
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: WRS PTA Chipotle Fundraiser
- 781 E Dundee Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-281
- Online ordering Code: the online ordering code is: 6R9HTAT
Eat Chipolte, help Sundling Jr. High!
Calling all burrito lovers, Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 781 E Dundee Rd in Palatine for our fundraiser on Wednesday, January 12 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. We're raising money to support Sundling Jr. High PTA, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause! Click here for more details.
District 15 Parent University
Our latest Parent University discusses Cultural Linguistic Responsiveness Teaching. Check out the latest Parent University on our website! https://www.ccsd15.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=9813
District 15 Job Fair
Monday, January 24, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
700 N. North Court
Palatine, IL 60067
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
WRS PTA Membership
Sign up online at: https://sundlingpta.new.memberhub.store/store (There is a MemberHub service change of 75¢ (Individual) and 92¢ (Household) to join online.) -OR-
Return the form (attached to the email) to the school office in an envelope marked “PTA MEMBERSHIP” along with exact cash or check (payable to: “Sundling PTA”) Sundling Jr. High will be open during school hours or you can mail to:
Sundling Jr. High 1100 N. Smith Rd. Palatine, IL 60067
Membership Questions can be directed to Karen Salata and Amy Stojkovich at SundlingPTAMembership@gmail.com.