Weekly News from Kimball Hill

WEEK of September 6th, 2021

Message from the Principal

Hi Parents,

Just a reminder, there are no classes Monday, September 6th due to the holiday. We look forward to seeing all students back in school on Tuesday, September 7th!

Happy Long Weekend!


Michelle LaCamera


Exciting NEWS! Huge thanks to ours parents, Colleen Haigh and Katie Lockwood for getting our online store going and we have Spirit Wear available NOW and it is all online ONLY! You can visit by clicking the link below and place your order. There are no paper copies this year and parents and staff just place their order on the website below. Click on the link if you are interested. There are many options. Be sure to click the correct size.

The Store will be available through midnight on September 12th.

**Please note all items will be delivered to the PTA for distribution. Orders will be fulfilled 10-14 days after the online store closes. All sales are final.**


Join our PTA/Like Us

Our PTA is looking for members to join the PTA. Being a member on the PTA can be as little or much as you can give. Any time is appreciated. Please email the khpta1@gmail.com for details.

Thank you for your consideration.

You can sign up to be a PTA member through this link: https://kimballhillpta.memberhub.com/store

Please also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimballHillPta

Back to School EVENT-September 16th

Our PTA is hosting our Back to School Event at Kimball Hill outdoors on September 16th from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We will have a dj and Kona Ice truck. More details to follow soon! Planning is underway!


Kimball Hill PTA is hosting our 1st Dine and Donate at Comet Frozen Custard in Rolling Meadows!
Tuesday, September 21, from 3-9PM.
You must bring the flyer when you order, and a percentage of the sales will to the KH PTA!
Your child will come home with the flyer closer to the date of event.
Flavor of the Day: Mint Oreo!

School Picture Day

All students will have picture day on September 17th. All orders will be done by the company online. The school does not handle any picture orders.

Online Prepay ordering information can be found on the link below:


Online Order Code: 61069BB

Kindergarten Assessment

This year, Kindergarten teachers in all Illinois school districts are using the 14 readiness measures of the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) to help them understand their students strengths and needs. KIDS is not a test. Instead, KIDS is a tool to help teachers organize and structure how they observe students. KIDS observations occur as the children perform their normal, daily routine. These observations help our teachers learn about each student and his or her strengths, needs, and interests and helps our teachers plan and focus the class’ activities and lessons. If you are interested in learning more about KIDS, please visit the KIDS Families Toolkit at www.isbe.net/KIDS.

Este año, los maestros de Kinder en todos los distritos escolares de Illinois están utilizando las 14 medidas de preparación de la Encuesta de Desarrollo Individual de Kinder (KIDS) para ayudarlos a comprender las fortalezas y necesidades de sus alumnos. KIDS no es una prueba. En cambio, KIDS es una herramienta para ayudar a los profesores a organizar y estructurar cómo observan a los estudiantes. Las observaciones de KIDS ocurren cuando los niños realizan su rutina diaria normal. Estas observaciones ayudan a nuestros maestros a aprender sobre cada alumno y sus fortalezas, necesidades e intereses, y ayudan a nuestros maestros a planificar y enfocar las actividades y lecciones de la clase. Si está interesado en aprender más sobre KIDS, visite KIDS Families Toolkit en www.isbe.net/KIDS.

D15 Parent/Student Handbook

Just a reminder, the 2021-22 District 15 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online! You can view it here.

News from Nurse Lidia

Just a reminder for all parents, please make sure to keep your child home when they are sick. If they are experiencing any covid-19 like symptoms (new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, vomitting, diarrhea, new loss of senses of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle body aches from unknown cause (not attributed to allergies or pre-exisiting condition), fever over 100.4, new cough or sore throat; they must stay home and contact the Nurse Lidia for next steps at 847-963-5202 or email alemanl@ccsd15.net

Shield Covid Testing

If you opted in to the district weekly covid testing, it will begin the week of September 13th. Students who opted in will be tested weekly at school by the Shield Testing Company. All results will go to the school nurse 24 hours later. District communication will be sent to parents.

Food Pantry

If you are in need of additional assistance, please see attachment below.

Outdoor Recess District Procedures

There have been some questions regarding cold weather procedures for recess. We are hoping to have a few more months of beautiful weather and this to be an FYI. Please see our district-wide outdoor procedures below. If your child is in need of a winter jacket, please send me an email; lacamerm@ccsd15.net

Students generally go outside for recess every day, so they should dress appropriately for the weather. Exceptions are made only when a child brings a doctor's note excusing him/her from outdoor recess.

  • Staff members provide playground supervision. If students are not following behavior expectations, a staff member will address the behavior with the student(s). Based on the behavior, the child may speak to an administrator.
    Cold weather: Indoor recess is determined based on the following guidelines:

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is below 0°F, all students will remain inside for the entire lunch hour.

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is between 0°-10°F, the preferred procedure is a rotation of 20 minutes for lunch, a 20-minute outdoor recess, and a 20-minute indoor recess. However, at the principal's discretion, students may be kept inside for the entire lunch hour.

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is above 10°F, students will have regular outdoor recess.

  • Warm weather: Students will be outside for recess/PE if the temperature (or heat index) is below 100 degrees. Students will be inside for recess/PE if the temperature (or heat index) is 100 degrees or above.
    Other considerations in which indoor recess is allowed include the condition of the playground and the presence of precipitation.

En espanol Recess

Los estudiantes generalmente salen al recreo todos los días, por lo que deben vestirse adecuadamente por el clima. Solo se hacen excepciones cuando un niño/a trae una nota del médico que lo excusa del recreo al aire libre.

Los miembros del personal proporcionan supervisión en el patio de recreo. Si los estudiantes no siguen las expectativas de comportamiento, un miembro del personal abordará el comportamiento con el/los estudiante/s. Según el comportamiento, el niño/a será enviado a hablar con un administrador.

Clima frío: El recreo interior se determina según las siguientes pautas:

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, es inferior a 0°F, todos los estudiantes permanecerán adentro durante toda la hora del almuerzo.

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, está entre 0°-10° F, el procedimiento preferido es una rotación de 20 minutos para el almuerzo, un recreo al aire libre de 20 minutos y un recreo interior de 20 minutos. Sin embargo, a discreción del director, los estudiantes pueden permanecer adentro durante toda la hora del almuerzo.

  • Si la temperatura exterior, junto con la sensación térmica, es superior a 10°F, los estudiantes tendrán un recreo regular al aire libre.

Tiempo de calor: Los estudiantes estarán afuera para el recreo/PE si la temperatura (o el índice de calor) es inferior a 100 grados. Los estudiantes estarán adentro para el recreo/PE si la temperatura (o el índice de calor) es de 100 grados o más.

Otras consideraciones en las que se permite el recreo interior incluyen la condición del patio de recreo y la presencia de precipitaciones.

Para el recreo en interiores, los estudiantes son supervisados ​​en sus aulas.

  • oor recess, students are supervised in their classrooms.

Dates to Remember

  • September 6th- Holiday NO CLASSES
  • September 16th- Back to School Outdoor Family Event 5:30-7:00pm
  • September 17th- Picture Day
  • September 21st- 1st Dine & Donate- Comet Frozen Custard

District 15 Helpline Available

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

School Hours

School Hours: 8:45am-3:25pm

Morning Kindergarten: 8:45am-11:20am, Fridays: 8:45am-10:55am

Fridays: 8:45am-2:35pm

Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:50-3:25pm, Fridays: 12:25pm-2:35pm

Contact the Principal

Michelle LaCamera

Kimball Hill School

2905 Meadows Dr.

Rolling Meadows, 60008



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