News from Carl Sandburg Junior High

February 22, 2022

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A Note from Mrs. Johansen

Dear Sandburg Families,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. As you know, the students are home today because today is a teacher plan day. Sandburg staff are hard at work planning for upcoming instruction as we head into the final months of this school year.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 begins the adjusted time schedule due to the bus driver shortage as previously shared by the district. The details are as follows:

  • Arrival supervision and breakfast service begins at 7:20.
  • Instruction begins at 7:35 am.
  • Dismissal M-Th is at 2:15
  • Clubs/sports dismiss at 4:00. Activity buses will leave at 4:00 (not 4:15).
  • Our new bell schedule is posted below.

For Bus Riders

To view your student’s updated bus schedule, log into Campus Parent and click the More menu item on the left side to show the Transportation option:

Clicking on the Transportation item will display the details such as the Pickup and Dropoff times, Stop details, etc. for the selected student.

Please know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still has an order in place requiring anyone on public transportation, including school buses, to wear a mask. Therefore, all students must wear a mask while riding on a D15 bus to and from school unless we have a medical mask exemption on file.

Thank you for your patience as we work through yet another change. Feel free to email and ask questions as they come up.

If your student is looking to participate in Girls Soccer or Track and Field, please make sure you have a current physical on file in the nurse's office. The registration information will go out after March 1st.

Have a great week!

Erika Johansen

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5Essentials Survey is here!

You have been invited to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. The information you provide will help guide improvement as we strive to inspire each student to realize their potential. Your participation in this survey is voluntary but crucial. We can’t receive results from the survey unless at least 20 percent of parents respond. The more responses parents provide, the more we will know how to focus our efforts toward the improvements you want. Please help us reach our goal by completing the survey.

· Go to: to take the survey.

· Select “Parent Survey.”

· You may enter your email address if you would like to receive confirmation of your submission, but it is not required.

· Then enter “Cook” into the county field and “Carl Sandburg” to find our school. Be sure to select Carl Sandburg Junior High at 2600 Martin Lane in Rolling Meadows.

You will then be asked a series of questions to provide input regarding your family’s experience here at Carl Sandburg. Please remember to click “submit” once you are done so your responses can be counted.

Please know that your identity and responses will be kept confidential and will not be connected with your child. If you have multiple children who attend Lincoln, you may complete one survey for each child. However, only one parent per household may submit a survey for a given child. The survey closes on March 11, so please submit your responses soon!

Thank you in advance for your time and input. We appreciate you!

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or

8th grade Graduation PIctures are March 1st!

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PATH Community Closet

Every year, many children in the Palatine area lack proper clothing for the 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 at our school’s yellow clothing donation bin. The bin is located in Sandburg's lobby. 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.

Parent Nights 21-22

District 15 is excited to be partnering with local agencies to present information on the following topics for parents, guardians, families and community members. Mark your calendars and join us for these free, virtual workshops!

Motivation to Finish Strong

April 12, 2022

7-8 pm


Pre-Registration would be greatly appreciated

so please fill out this form!

We are also taking questions from our audience that will be answered during the workshops so please pre-register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Keli Swierczek at

Spanish translation services will be offered during workshops.

From the Sandburg PTSA

Save the Date for our PTSA Fundraiser at Rep's Place! Starting at 11:30 am until close. Bring in the flyer below and 15% of the proceeds will benetif the Carl Sandburg PTSA.

All parents interested in helping plan the 8th grade festivities, please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:00. Please email Mrs. Johansen at for the meeting link.

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Upcoming D15 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!


Monday, March 7, 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

Upcoming events

February 23- New School Times Begin

February 24- 8th graders take Illinois Youth Survey in PE

March 1- 8th grade pictures

March 1- Rep's Place PTSA Fundraiser 11:30-close

March 8- PTSA Meeting 6:00 pm

March 11- 3rd quarter ends

March 18- 3rd quarter report cards available in IC

March 21-25- No School- Spring Break

April 8- 8th grade picture retakes

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