Hunting Ridge Hawk Happenings

April 1, 2022


"Despite the forecast, live like it is spring." - Lilly Pulitzer

Hunting Ridge Families:

We hope that everyone was able to find some time to relax and reenergize over spring break. Our return back to school has brought some exciting changes for our students. This week, our goal was to bring all of the students back into the cafeteria for their lunch time. The amount of time that students have had to eat all year has not changed. We are adjusting to moving through a lunch line, knowing our entry and departure doors, and knowing the expectations and routines of this space. Everyone is doing a great job. We can expect some slight revisions as we work to continue to refine our systems.

Our next change, as promised, was to bring the kids back outside for their forty minutes of recess. This is also an adjustment with there being many more students outside during play. Our staff worked this week to remind students of recess expectations and to learn the way they will enter and exit the building for our different rotations. Kids will have access to all parts of the playground areas at some point during their recess time.

Next week, our staff will be working with students to refine our morning arrival time. We will continue to ask that students not arrive before 8:10 AM. The difference will be that students will no longer enter the building immediately. Instead, they will wait outside in class lines so that we can all enter at the same time. This will allow students some fresh air and some talk time before entering the building. On Monday and Tuesday of next week, staff members will be outside to show students their class lines.

Please remember that our morning doors close at 8:25 AM. Students should not be dropped off before 8:10 AM. Students arriving after 8:25 AM should enter through Door #1.

Important Dates:

- D15 MAP window for Grades 2-6 - April 4-29 (Teachers will share specific test dates)

- Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM

- Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 PM

- Friday, April 15, 2022 - No School

- Rescheduled Open House - Thursday, April 21, 2022; 6:30 - 7:30 PM

- Save the Date - Friday, May 20, 2022; 4:00 - 7:00 PM - End of Year Celebration at Hunting Ridge

- Save the Date - Wednesday, May 25, 2022; Moving D15 Forward Parent Meeting at Pleasant Hill School


Mrs. Ortlund

D15 Online Registration 2022-2023 School Year

Online student registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. If you have not already started this process for your student(s), please visit our registration page to start this process.

Registration is the first step in getting ready for the up-coming school year. After you register your child online you need to:

  1. Pay student fees. Our student fee webpage outlines the District’s student fee structure and the three ways fees can be paid.

  2. If you have a student that is starting Kindergarten, entering fourth grade, or entering 7th grade, you are required to prove residency in District 15. Our residency webpage outlines the documents you will need to provide to prove residency.

All three steps of the enrollment process must be completed prior to the start of the school year. Students of families that, when required, do not prove residency, will not be able to attend class in a District 15 until the family’s residency is verified.


View the recorded CCSD15 Parent University sponsored registration webinar. For written registration instructions, please watch our Campus Parent - An Introduction.

In the event that a family is unable to provide any needed documentation because of a temporary living situation, please contact Julie O'Hara, 847-963-3210,; or Min Goodwin, 847-963-3209,, in the Superintendent's Office.

Think you may be eligible for a student fee waiver? Visit our student fee webpage to learn about the requirements and how to apply.

Think you may be eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act? Please contact Tiffanie Jefferies, Ed.D., Director of Student Services, 847-963-3152.

Early Intervention Screening

FREE Screening Information for Students Birth to 5

If you or someone you know has any questions or concerns regarding their child’s development, we have some important information for you.

D15 Early Intervention Screenings - for children Birth-33 months

FIND Program - ECDEC English

FIND Program - ECDEC Spanish

ECDEC Preschool Screenings

Job Fairs

Job Fair

Please share with your staff and families that District 15 will be holding Job Fairs on the following dates: Come apply onsite!


April 4, 2022


Palatine Library

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

  • Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians

  • And more!

Please contact Chanell Lopez at or Lori Thum at with any questions.

Parent Education

Strengthening Your Child's Mental Health: Conversations Parents Need to Have with their Children. This parent night event will be on April 12th from 7-8 pm virtually. Translation services will be available in Spanish. April 12th Parent Night Flyer

From the Nurse - Mrs. Calderon

We are in the process of notifying families if students are missing health exam records for this school year. In preparation for next year, please consider making appointments for exams early in the summer to ensure an appointment. Students in grades kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade or entering the state of Illinois for the first time all have health requirements for the upcoming school year.

Health, Immunization, Dental, and Eye Exams

For the purpose of safeguarding the health of children, District 15 enforces Illinois student health requirements. These requirements consist of health, dental, and eye exams and immunizations specific to grade and age.

HEALTH EXAMS are required for students entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, and those who are new to the school. The Certificate of Child Health Examination form is available online and in the school office.

The Certificate of Child Health Examination form, completed and signed by a licensed healthcare provider, must be dated within one year prior to the first day of school and must include lead screening for children who are six years or younger and diabetes screening. A tuberculosis (TB) skin test is recommended.

According to Board of Education Policy 7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students and Illinois School Code, students who do not provide proof of receiving the required immunization and/or exam are excluded from school on October 15. Students new to Illinois schools, who register midterm, are allowed 30 days following registration to comply with the health requirements.

DENTAL EXAMS are required for students in kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade. The dental examination must have taken place within 18 months prior to May 15 of the school year. A waiver form is available in the case of an undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. The IDPH Dental Examination form (English/Spanish) and the waiver form are available here and in the school office. If a student fails to present proof of a dental exam or a waiver form by May 15, the school may withhold the student's report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed dental exam, or (2) that a dental exam will take place within 60 days after May 15.

EYE EXAMS are required for students entering kindergarten and entering Illinois schools for the first time. A waiver form is available in the case of an undue burden or lack of access to an optometrist or to a physician who performs eye examinations. The State of Illinois Eye Examination Report and waiver form are available here and in the school office. If a student fails to present proof of a eye exam or waiver form by October 15, the school may withhold the student's report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed eye exam, or (2) that an eye exam will take place within 60 days after October 15.

Interscholastic Sports

In addition, annual health examinations are required for interscholastic sports participation. Physical exams are required, before trying out, for participation in an interscholastic sport. The exam form, completed and signed by a doctor, must be dated within 13 months prior to the start of practice or tryouts, and on file in the school nurse's office. Physical forms (Certificate of Child Health Examination forms) are available in the school office and online.

PATH Community Closet

Every year, many children in the Palatine area lack proper clothing for Illinois’ winter weather. District 15 has a long-standing partnership with the PATH Community Closet. The Community Closet serves the Palatine area by providing donated clothing to children and families in need. The impact of COVID has left the Community Closet with less donated clothing than in past years. We are hoping you can help by donating any unwanted clothing items to your school’s yellow clothing donation bin. The bin is located in our school’s lobby, inside Door #1. Parents or children can place clothing items into their school’s yellow bin during regular school hours. This is a great way to put your children’s gently used and outgrown clothing to good use! All clothing, especially winter wear, is much appreciated and will be put to good use