Weekly News from Kimball Hill

WEEK of September 27th, 2021

Message from the Principal

Hello KH Parents,

Thank you to our PTA for hosting our first Dine and Donate at Comet. Thank you to all families that were able to attend.

We have had another successful and fun filled week! Our students participated in a week full of safety activities and our students surpassed all expectations!

Our students worked hard to meet our monthly behavior goal! We are so excited and proud of all students! Today, we celebrated our success through our Cougar Rally. Next week on September 30th, all students and staff will celebrate through a special dress day- Favorite Sports Team day! This was an idea generated by our students and we hope to see all students participate! In addition, all classrooms will visit our school store to purchase items using the Paws they've earned through stellar behavior.

Please let your child(ren) know how proud you are of the hard work they are doing every day at school!


Michelle LaCamera

PTA News

Join our general meeting virtually on September 29th from 6:30-7:30pm. Please click on link below.



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PTA is always 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

SAVE THE DATE- Trunk Or Treat

Kimball Hill PTA is hosting a Trunk or Treat on October 20th at 6:00-7:00pm. If you are interested in decorating your car, please email the PTA for details; otherwise please come by to visit the event. More details soon!

Recess/Lunch Procedures

Our lunch/recess procedures at Kimball Hill for the past 10+ years (pre-covid) has followed a 20/20/20 model. Students eat for 20, have indoor recess for 20 and outdoor recess for 20. This school year in an effort to prevent quarantine and limit the time unmasked; for those students that eat in the classroom (not spaced at 6 ft, but are still spaced the recommended 3 ft) will have their lunches delivered to their desk. This will save students those additional five minutes that would have been spent waiting in the lunch line. They will have 15/20 of those minutes to eat their lunch and the remainder five for clean up. Again, this will prevent students from being excluded from school every time they are deemed a close contact. We realize that some students might need more time and our supervisors are aware and do monitor this. If you have questions, please feel free to call the school and we can discuss it further. Thank you for your cooperation.

D15 Parent/Student Handbook

The 2021-22 District 15 Parent/Student Handbook is 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

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 28-29th- School Store visit
  • September 29th- PTA General Meeting-Virtual 6:30-7:30pm
  • September 30th- School-wide celebration- Favorite Sports Team day
  • October 20th- Trunk or Treat 6-7:00pm

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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