News from Sundling Junior High

October 16, 2020

Letter from the Principal


Hello Sundling Families,

What a great week of teaching and learning at WRS! It was great to see students walk the halls after almost 7 months of being at home. I cannot say enough about the dedication and work of the WRS teachers, program assistants, support staff, office staff, and our custodians to get us to where we are today. Although we still face many challenges ahead, I am humbled by the Sundlling community and the continued efforts to support our students. Thank you to both our in person and virtual families for your continued understanding and support as we learn to navigate yet another way to teach and learn this school year. We have accomplised a lot together over the past few months.

1st Quarter grades will be posted in Infinite Campus for viewing on Friday, October 16, 2020. We will not be sending home hard copies of report cards, but if a hard copy is needed, please contact our school office. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your child's teacher.

Schedule for the Week of October 19th:

Monday, 10/19- A Day

Tuesday, 10/20- B Day

Wednesday, 10/21- A Day

Thursday, 10/22- B Day

Friday, 10/23- All Virtual

A few important reminders:

* Forehead thermometers will be used on every student every day to make sure that no one enters the building with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The self-certification card will need to be completed and signed by a parent/guardian when student comes to school in person. Lanyards need to be worn to show self certification. If a student does not bring the signed lanyard, they will be directed to another area to be individually asked the certification questions. *Weekly self-certification cards will be color coded by week and provided to students Thursday (B Day) and Monday (A Day).

* Chromebooks will need to be fully charged every evening whether a student is in-person or distance. * It is recommended that students that are coming in person bring their Chromebook charger with them to and from school each day in case it is needed for charging purposes. * It is also recommended that students bring ear buds/headphones with them daily.

Thanks for all of your continued support of our school! It’s a Great Day to be a Paladin! #sundlingstrong

Take care and stay well,

Jason Dietz


Now Hiring!

District 15 is currently looking for Substitute Teachers and Bus Drivers/Substitute Bus Drivers. Positions immediately available!

Substitute Teachers:

  • $110/day or $55/half day

  • Work on the days you choose

  • Valid Illinois teacher or substitute licensure required

If interested, apply online at or contact Chanell Lopez at

Bus Drivers/Substitute Bus Drivers:

  • $20.19/hour plus Benefits

  • Training provided; no experience required

  • 5 hours/day; 9.5 months/year

If interested, apply online at or contact Chanell Lopez at

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For assistance with technology, parents or students should call or email the teacher or the school’s office. The school office can assist with troubleshooting or, if necessary, can replace a broken device with a loaner.

WRS PTA Membership

Now more than ever the Sundling PTA needs you, as we pivot from past years to create a memorable year for our students. For $7 for single membership or $12 for family membership you can participate in the ground-breaking PTA year. Two Ways to Become a Member!

 Sign up online at: (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

WRS PTA Reflections

I hope your student got a jump start this summer on what the Reflections theme means to them. The 2020-2021 Reflections theme is I Matter Because… Fill in the blank and let us know either through something written with words or expressed through dance or music or show us with photography or artwork.

The Reflections arts contest is a National PTA program supporting the arts in education. Please email me for the registration form or any of the rules. The categories are: Dance choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Submissions are due October 28, 2020.

Jeanette Harris

Sundling PTA Reflections Chair


Do you need help and are not sure who to contact? Do you have concerns or worries about yourself or others? The District 15 helpline is only a call or text away Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Our student services staff are available during these stressful times. Call or text:

English: 847-460-2099

Spanish: 847-460-2129

Calls or texts received outside of these hours will be answered the following workday. You can reach out about multiple topics, including but not limited to:

  • Social or emotional concerns;

  • Resources such as food, housing and transportation; or

  • Ideas on how to support your child

Here is some information from the CDC of how to help your child during this challenging time.

Internet Service Provider Assistance Programs

Community Consolidated School District 15 recognizes that providing internet at home may represent a financial hardship for some families. Internet providers recognize this need as well and have programs in place for qualifying families:

Our community also offers free Wi-Fi at various locations. Find links to locations in our community and surrounding areas that offer free Wi-Fi:

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