Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 8/29/2021

Dear Central Road Families:

This past week included our first full week of learning at school. Students dug deeper into all content area learning including formal math instruction. When visiting classrooms, students were engaged, focused, and enjoying themselves. It is clear our students are settling in nicely! I continue to be quite impressed with our students, staff, and community. Thank you for supporting such strong home school connections! Please continue to stop me to say hello during drop off and pick up as I am always eager to meet our families in person.

It is hard to believe that September is around the corner. The crisp fall air always reminds me of the beginning of the school year in such a positive way. I hope we get to experience the cooler fall weather shortly. Thank you again for your continued support and for allowing us to spend quality time with your child throughout the school week. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Kindest Regards,

Joanna Shostachuk

Self-Certification, Masks & Water Bottles

Please kindly continue to send your child to school with a mask and their self-certification lanyard signed each day. Ensuring students are healthy before learning begins is important to the safety of all. Thank you for your help with this each day. Students too are welcome to bring a water bottle for drinking water as staying hydrated is valuable. Our water fountains have been turned back on for refilling water bottles as needed. Thank you for your continued support!

Picture Day-September 1st

Picture Day will take place on September 1st. Online ordering information is below for your review. Paper/pencil order forms went home in student backpacks last week as well.

Online Order Code: 60455D

Parent Orientation-September 1st

We are excited to be hosting Parent Orientation Night on September 1st. This event will take place with both an in person and virtual option for our Central Road families. Your child's classroom teacher will provide you with an overview of the curriculum and other bits of important information for the year. Students and siblings are asked to remain at home. To that end, we are asking that, to the extent possible, one parent per child attend the orientation in person. In the case where parents live in separate homes, both parents are able to attend. We will also be providing a livestream option for parents to view the presentation remotely. Virtual Parent Orientation Guidelines for Parents (in English and Spanish). For parents/guardians attending ‘in person’, please know that the following mandated safety protocols must be adhered to:

  • All attendees must wear masks;

  • Maintain 3 feet physical distance within the classroom; and

  • By showing up in person you are certifying that you are COVID-19 symptoms free; and

  • Parents are asked to sit in their child’s seat for contact tracing purposes. We appreciate your understanding in maintaining a safe and healthy school environment.

Below is our schedule for the evening of September 1st;

Grades 5-6 teachers will be sharing information from 6:00-6:45 pm.

Grades K-2 teachers will be sharing information from 6:45-7:30 pm which includes our Pre-K classroom.

Grades 3-4 teachers will be sharing information from 7:30-8:15 pm.

All teachers will provide parents with their google meets information prior to Parent Orientation Night as well. We hope you find the information shared to be both meaningful and motivating. We look forward to hosting our event!

Fall Benchmarking Grades K-6

We will begin gathering our fall benchmarking data in September for all students at Central Road. This information allows for teachers to meet the needs of a wide range of learners within their classrooms. Below is some information about our upcoming assessments. If you have any specific questions related to fall benchmarking, please feel free to reach out to your child's classroom teacher.

FastBridge Grades K-1

All students in Kindergarten and first grade take the FastBridge assessment system in the Fall and Spring of each school year. FastBridge uses brief measures of early literacy and math at the Kindergarten and first grade levels. These brief assessments provide data on an early learner’s reading and math development. The FastBridge assessments typically take less than 10 minutes per student, but the data gained provides teachers with insights and suggestions to help address each child’s needs. More information about FastBridge can be found at

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Grades 2-8

Students in grades 2 to 8 take an academic test called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). The MAP test measures each student’s achievement and growth in reading and math. Most students complete the MAP in less than 40 minutes. The MAP test provides our staff with valuable information that helps plan instruction and track student growth. Like FastBridge for the early grades, students in grades 2 to 8 take the MAP once in the fall and again in the spring. Please visit the District 15 website if you would like more information about the MAP test. If you would like to have your child practice the MAP test, you can visit the MAP practice site at:

MAP test results from the fall and spring testing periods will be available to parents via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. These results are typically posted in October and again in June.

MAP and FastBridge testing are completed at school. However, if you have a student that qualifies for virtual learning through a medical exemption, your child will take these tests remotely (at home). Students in quarantine due to a close contact with another who has been identified as COVID-19 positive, will take the MAP test or the FastBridge assessment when their quarantine ends and they return to school. If you are interested in more information about the MAP test, please contact me, your child’s teacher, or download the MAP Parent Toolkit at


Please note that bus/transportation routes are posted in Infinite Campus for parents to view. We are working hard with our transportation department to make any needed adjustments which can take 1-2 weeks to change. If you have an issue or question regarding transportation, please contact our school office so we can resolve the issue in a timely manner. Please also note that our busses require enough driving space to enter. Car drivers should allow our school busses the right of way when entering into our parking lot. Improving our accuracy will in turn improve our efficiency. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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 takes place daily from 11:50-12:50 pm. Students in grades kindergarten (Mrs. Sarli)-3rd eat for the first 30 minutes and then play outside from 12:20-12:50 pm. Students in grades 4th-6th participate in recess first from 11:50-12:20 pm and then eat their lunch from 12:20-12:50 pm. Students have begun the school year eating in their classrooms. 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 occurs every day. This school year, lunch remains free for all students. However, you are welcome to send a cold lunch with your child if he/she prefers to bring one from home.

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

Safety Message from Mrs. Kathy Nordin


It's that time of year! We're back to school. On Day One, it was so wonderful to see all of you. And to our new students, I was happy to meet so many new faces. From new Preschoolers and Kindergarten students to older students new to our district this year, I love that so many are here at Central Road. It's a wonderful place and I wish you all the best this year. Yes, it will continue to be a challenge but, as with most of last year, we will get through and make it a great year.


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!

  • Wendy Walthers, Social Worker (2 days a week)

  • Lynn Proska, Program Assistant supporting grades 1 and 2

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.

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.

Central Road Highlights!

A Note from the Central Road Health Office

The health and safety of our students is our top priority. We continue to encourage good hand washing and physical distancing at school. Students are wearing masks inside the building at all times except when eating. Masks are optional for students during the noon hour when outdoors. If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home for the safety of all. We will work together regarding next steps for returning back to school if ill. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

There has been a delay with the start of Shield Testing. We will provide families with an update once we know we are set to begin at school. We apologize for the delay but hope to begin after Labor Day.

If you have any questions regarding your child's health, you may reach me at or at 847-963-5102. 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

  • Wednesday, September 1st Parent Orientation Night Grades K-6
  • Wednesday, September 1st Smile-It is Picture Day
  • Monday, September 6th-No School Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 8th-Board of Education Meeting @ 7pm

  • Wednesday, September 15th-PTA Meeting @7pm

Community and/or PTA Information

Thank you for joining our PTA and supporting their amazing work for our Central Road community!

Spirit Gear Store OPEN Feel free to place an order.

Please feel free to email our PTA with any questions. Dan McCullough, President, Callie Sealock, Communications Chair,

Community Event at Falcon Park September 11th


Teachers in general love this time of year. Central Road teachers and staff members take the prospect of beginning a new year to a whole new level. They prepare their classrooms, plan lessons, organize schedules, review student records, and think about all of the possibilities the year ahead holds. As much as we recognize their efforts and successes here at school, nothing means more to a teacher or staff member than a kind word from a student or his/her family. As we get the year underway, I invite you to take notice of the things you see your child's teacher do, hear your child's teacher say, or the things you hear your child gush with excitement about related to their teacher. We've included this simple form for you to submit should you feel so inclined to do so. Children in full day school spend more of their waking day with their teacher than they do with their parents. We thank you for entrusting your child with us! This is going to be a great school year.

Thank A Teacher Link

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