Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 8/15/2021

Dear Central Road Families:

It is hard to believe that summer has offically ended. We are VERY excited to be welcoming back students into our building this week! We also understand this is a transitional time for families as we get back into our school routine(s). Please let us know if you need anything during this transition. Our teachers and staff can’t wait to engage students in academic and social and emotional activities as we begin settling into our new learning year!

The Central Road staff would like to invite all of our students to Meet the Teacher on Tuesday, August 17th from 8:30-9:30 am. We ask students to bring their school supplies to Meet the Teacher. We will be selling assignment notebooks outside (weather permitting) for $5.00 each. Any school forms or any needed medications can be dropped off as well. If you and your child are not able to attend our scheduled Meet the Teacher, your child may bring his/her supplies on their first day of school. School supply lists have been linked below for your review. We continue to monitor current Covid-19 mitigations. We ask for families to please be mindful of the number of family members attending. We continue to work to ensure a safe and healthy school environment. If you are not feeling well or display any symptoms of illness, please remain at home. All adults and children entering our building on this day are expected to wear a mask.

Please kindly remember to send your child to school with a mask and their self-certification lanyard each day. We hope to distribute them at Meet the Teacher but we are waiting for their arrival to our buiding. Students are welcome to bring a water bottle for drinking water. Our water fountains have been turned back on for refilling water bottles as needed.

Free, optional breakfast will be served in classrooms upon entry each day to students who would like to participate in breakfast this year. We will not be able to send home breakfast for the week like last year. Breakfast will be served between 8:30-8:45 am and our school day will promptly begin at 8:45 am. To limit exposure to both allergens and SARS-CoV-2, students will not eat snacks in the classrooms again this year.

3rd and 4th grade students will receive 1:1 chromebooks this year. These chromebooks will be distributed on the first day of school. K-2 chromebooks will remain at school. Students in grades 3-6 will be able to take their chromebooks to/from school as needed.

At last week's Board of Education meeting, Dr. Heinz shared D15's Return-to-Learn, Reconnect, and Re-engage Plan. Please take a moment to review it at your convenience as it holds a great deal of important information as we transition back to school.

Return to Learn 21-22 Plan

We look forward to a safe, healthy, productive, fun, and meaningful school year filled with amazing learning and growing! Our first week back will be filled with lots of first week of school memories!

Kindest Regards,

Joanna Shostachuk

School Hours

Below you will find our Central Road School hours. Supervision in the morning begins around 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Staff will be present outside to greet students and to ensure they are able to enter our building safely.

Grades 1-6

Monday-Thursday: 8:45am-3:25pm

Every Friday: Early Release 8:45-2:35

1/2 Day Kindergarten- Monday- Thursday

AM: 8:45-11:20 a.m. PM: 12:50-3:25 p.m.

1/2 Day Kindergarten-Fridays Early Release

AM: 8:45 – 10:55 a.m. PM: 12:25 – 2:35 p.m.

Noon Hour (Lunch Time)

Our lunch hour this school year will take place daily from 11:50-12:50 pm. Students in grades kindergarten (Mrs. Sarli)-3rd will eat for the first 30 minutes and then play outside from 12:20-12:50 pm. Students in grades 4th-6th will participate in recess first from 11:50-12:20 pm and then will eat their lunch from 12:20-12:50 pm. Students will begin the school year eating in their classrooms as students and their desks are spaced 3 feet apart. Starting in September, small groups of students will transition into eating in the cafeteria on a rotating basis while maintaining 3 feet of distance when doing so. Hand washing before and after eating will occur every day. This school year, lunch will remain free for all students. However, you are welcomed to send a cold lunch with your child if he/she prefers to bring one from home.

While outside during recess, students will not be expected to wear masks. Students will begin the school year playing in designated areas/zones with their classmates. We will offer each classroom an opportunity to play on the playground equipment throughout the week. Recess equipment (ex: jump ropes, balls) will be acceptable for use as well. Each classroom will have a bin of recess equipment they will be able to use each day.

Morning Drop Off and Dismissal Procedures

Parents who drop off or pick up students should form a single file line in the front drop off lane against the long, narrow grassy island. Please have your child exit the vehicle on the passenger side and then walk along the island to the crossing guard. All students who cross Central Road must cross with our crossing guard. Students who are dropped off or walk to school will enter in Door 4. Students who ride the bus will enter at Door 1. For dismissal, students will be dismissed at the bell. Monday to Thursday dismissal is at 3:25pm. On Fridays, we dismiss at 2:35 pm.

Basic Tour of Central Road

Contact Information for Central Road School

Welcome to Central Road Elementary School, Home of the Wolves! We are located at 3800 Central Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2554.

Our main office phone number is 847-963-5100. Our Absence Line is 847-963-5101.

Principal: Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk 847-963-5105

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Lauren Green 847-963-5104

Elementary Secretary: Mrs. Pam Rogers 847-963-5180

School Nurse: Mrs. Amita Patel 847-963-5102

Please Welcome the Following Staff Members to Central Road!

We are excited to have some new faces on staff this year. They are excited to join our Central Road community. Please join us in welcoming our new staff members!

  • Dana Jamerson, Special Education Coordinator (2 days a week)

  • Adriana Temple, Bilingual Academic Interventionist

  • Ryan Jenkins, Special Education Teacher

  • Abby Canace, Building Substitute

  • Tyler Pistorius, Building Substitute

  • Meredith Dlatt, 3rd Grade Bilingual Teacher

  • Courtney Congdon, Speech and Language Pathologist (1 day a week)

  • Joanna Rzepka, School Psychologist (2.5 days a week)

  • Jamie Cronin, Occupational Therapist (3 days a week)

We continue to have a few openings at Central Road. If you know anyone interested in an office clerical or a program assistant job, please have them contact the school office. Thank you for your consideration.

Nutritional Services

Meals Will be Offered Free for 21-22 School Year

  • Meals will be FREE for all students for the 21-22 school year
  • This includes breakfast and lunch at all schools
  • Meals will only be served in school to in-person students
  • At this time, meals will no longer be offered in the community on buses or curbside at any schools during the 21-22 school year.
  • The last day for bus/curbside pickup is Tuesday, August 10th.

Free & Reduced-Price Meals

  • Parents are able to fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Application, even though meals are free for the upcoming school year. The application will be processed for eligibility for school fee waivers plus other benefits.

Free & Reduced Application Link - D15 Website

Free/Reduced Application

English Application/Instructions

Spanish Application/Instructions

Household Letter to Parents & Income Chart

English Household Letter/Income Chart

Spanish Household Letter/Income Chart

Application for Educational Benefits

Application for Educational Benefits - English/Spanish

SchoolCafe is a new software system that Nutrition Services is using for parents to access their student's meal accounts, make payments online, and apply online for free/reduced. SchoolCafe is taking the place of Mealtime. Here is some information about the program:

SchoolCafé allows parents to pay for school meals and monitor student account balances, transactions, and request low balance notification online.

  • Stay informed about your student's lunch account activity.
  • Be notified on your phone when your student's account is low.
  • Make secure payments with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card.
  • Store your credit/debit card for quick and easy repeat use.
  • Schedule deposits to occur in any frequency you choose.

SchoolCafé allows for access from the web or any mobile device.

  • The SchoolCafé website uses the most up-to-date security available. The online payment plan is an enhancement to the district’s existing pre-pay meal program. Cash or checks will still be accepted.
  • The SchoolCafé apps for both iOS and Android are now available for download. They're free to install and they make your favorite features even easier to use. Download the SchoolCafé app today on the AppStore or Google Play.

View the SchoolCafé Quick Card for instructions on setting up your account, adding students, making payments, and setting up low balance alerts. Search for Community Consolidated School District 15 to find our district. Parents may also apply for Free & Reduced Meals through SchoolCafé.

For answers to frequently asked questions, and to get the most up-to-date help with this or any other information not covered here, please visit and select FAQs, or contact D15 School Nutrition Services at 847-963-3928.

Here are some links for resources on our district webpage:

School Cafe Website Information

SchoolCafe Website Link


Setting Up an Account on SchoolCafe: INSTRUCTIONS

Filling Out Online Application for Meal Benefits: INSTRUCTIONS


Setting Up an Account on SchoolCafe: INSTRUCTIONS

Filling Out Online Application for Meal Benefits: INSTRUCTIONS

Central Road Highlights!

A Note from the Central Road Health Office

As we begin school in a few days, it is time to make sure your child’s health requirements are up to date.

  • All students new to District 15 will require a current physical exam with all immunizations up to date (Certificate of Child Health Examination), and students new to the State of Illinois will require an eye examination. This form is available in the school office, online, and here: State of Illinois Eye Examination Report.

  • All students should provide proof of immunizations by October 15, 2021, or the student will be excluded from school. The list of current immunizations can be found on the district website here: IDPH Health Requirements.

  • Students with health conditions such as asthma, epilepsy/seizures, severe allergies, and diabetes require the emergency action plan completed by their physician along with the Medication Administration Forms, signed by the physician and parent, for any medications required at school. Please bring these forms and medications on or before the first day of school. These forms are available in the school office, online, and here

  • Asthma Action Plan

  • Seizure Action Plan

  • Allergy Emergency Action Plan

  • Medication Administration Form

  • Diabetic Medical Management Plans must be brought in along with medication and supplies prior to or on the first day of school in order for the student to attend.

If you have any questions regarding the above requirements, you may reach me at or at 847-963-5102. Any questions related to COVID-19 may be directed to me in terms of your child having any symptoms or if your family/child has been exposed. We will work together to ensure all guidelines are followed and clearly understood while keeping our students all safe and healthy!

Thank you for your patience.
Amita Patel, Central Road Nurse

Important Dates to Remember

  • Monday, August 16th & Tuesday, August 17th-Institute Day/No Student Attendance
  • Tuesday, August 16th Meet the Teacher 8:30-9:30 am
  • Monday, August 16th PTA Sponsored Outdoor Back to School Event-My Funnel Truck will be selling yummy treats 5:00-8:00 pm More details coming soon!
  • Tuesday, August 17th Meet the Teacher (in-person) 8:30-9:30 am
  • Wednesday, August 18th First Day of School (Grades 1-8)
  • Thursday, August 19th First Day of School for students in kindergarten and ECDEC
  • Wednesday, September 1st Parent Orientation Night Grades K-6
  • Wednesday, September 1st Smile-It is Picture Day
  • Wednesday, September 8th-Board of Education Meeting

Community and/or PTA Information

Our PTA is holding a Back to School event on Monday, August 16th from 5:00-7:30 pm. PTA have secured a Funnel Truck and menu items will be available for purchase. Families will be able to 'grab and go' or stay to eat. Please stop by if you! We would love to see you there!

Back to School Event Sponsored by our PTA

If you ordered school supplies through our PTA, they have placed in your child's classroom.

Community Event at Falcon Park September 11th

Previous Issues of our Newsletter

About Us

Address: 3800 Central Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2554

Phone Number: 847-963-5100

Absence Line: 847-963-5101

Fax Number: 847-963-5106