Junior Bobcat Quarterly News

Back to School News

Message from the Principal

Hello JRW Families!


I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! My intuitive Superhero Power says it’s going to be an INCREDIBLE year!


Although we aren’t back to a ‘traditional’ start, at least we aren’t talking about ½ day Kindergarten, Hybrid Schedules, Self-Certification Forms, and 6 Foot Social Distancing throughout the school day- - we can be grateful for that!


Please take a few minutes to read through our inaugural quarterly newsletter. There is quite a bit of information in here about back to school procedures, important dates, new staff members, COVID updates, and much more!


We are excited to get this year underway!


As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.


Warmest wishes for a great year,


Christy Pruski, JRW Principal


We'd like to welcome our new teachers to JRW!

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Breakfast and lunch served at school will be free for all students this year. Extras and milk can be purchased for an additional fee.

Important Dates

Class Lists Released

Monday, Aug. 16th, 4pm

320 Maple Street

Somonauk, IL

Login to teacherease.com to find your students teacher.

Supply Drop Off

Tuesday, Aug. 17th, 5-7pm

320 Maple Street

Somonauk, IL

Please wear masks and follow one way hallways. Classroom doors will be locked and teachers will not be present, supplies will be left outside of the classroom. Teachers will have instructions outside of the classrooms on where supplies should be put.

Kindergarten Welcome (by Appointment)

Tuesday, Aug. 17th, 5-7pm

320 Maple Street

Somonauk, IL

Please bring supplies and wear masks. Enter the west doors off of Washington St.

School Start Date

Thursday, Aug. 19th, 8:15am-3pm

320 Maple Street

Somonauk, IL

1st day of school is a full day for everyone.


Kindergarten and 1st grade students follow the schedule as stated in the email sent by Mrs. Pruski on August 7th.


Walkers are released at 2:55pm

Busers are released at 2:58pm

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival: Students are to enter the building in the morning and report directly to their classroom.

  • Bus riders will be dropped off on the bus drive and enter the west Kindergarten doors.

  • Students not riding a bus will be dropped off on Maple Street in front of the school and enter the building through the main doors.

  • Students are permitted to enter the building at 7:55 am.

Dismissal: Students riding the bus will be dismissed at 2:58 p.m. All other students (Walkers) will be dismissed at 2:55 p.m. in front of the elementary school.

  • PickUp Patrol should be used to communicate any changes to a student's dismissal plan.

  • Pick up location is on Maple Street. Parents will form a single line down Maple Street, not exiting vehicles.

  • Please enter Maple St. off Washington St. to avoid a backup on Route 34.

  • Each family will be provided with 2 car tags to place on the visor and display during pick up.

  • Students will enter vehicles towards the intersection of Maple St. and LaSalle St.

Early Childhood AM session 1st Day of School

Thursday, Aug. 19th, 9-11:30am

320 Maple Street

Somonauk, IL

EC/PreK PM session 1st Day of School

Monday, Aug. 23rd, 12:30-3pm

320 Maple Street

Somonauk, IL

PreK students will visit the classroom and drop off supplies on August 19th or 20th during regularly scheduled class times. Please see the email sent by Mrs. Pruski on August 12th. Remember to wear masks, enter the west doors off of Washington St, and use the intercom button when you arrive.

Please use PickUp Patrol

A registration email will come from PickUp Patrol on Tuesday.


Dismissal changes can be made in PickUp Patrol until 2:30 pm for PreK PM session through 4th grade. EC AM session must make changes by 11am.

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