News from Carl Sandburg Junior High

January 31, 2022

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A Note from Mrs. Johansen

Dear Sandburg Families,

It's hard to believe that February is upon us and we are three weeks into the 3rd quarter. Have you checked in with your child about grades, missing assignments, and upcoming projects? Now would be good time to do this as midterm will be just around the corner!

The district has shared, that due to a bus driver shortage, we are moving to an adjusted time schedule on February 23, 2022. Here are the details you need to know:

Remember the below times BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 23!

  • Arrival supervision begins at 7:20.
  • Instruction begins at 7:35 am.
  • Our new bell schedule is posted below.

District 15 online registration starts tomorrow, February 1, 2022. Please visit this link to register for the 2022-2023 school year. All parents need to do this so you can see class schedules, teacher information, and transformation information from Infinite Campus in August 2022.

Have a great week!

Erika Johansen

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American Heart Challenge is Coming Up!

Dear Sandburg Junior High Students and Families,

We’re launching the American Heart Challenge in PE, and we are so excited! Join our school by signing up to support the American Heart Association. Students can improve their own heart health while helping kids who were born with heart defects and people of all ages with heart disease and stroke. Leading up to our event, we will have health lessons in hands only CPR, heart attack and strokes, vaping, nutrition, and moving more.

We will have our wear RED day on Feb 17.

Register online now under our school (Sandburg) Our goal is to get everyone signed up for the free challenge! Let’s do this!

• Download the American Heart Challenge app or visit to register.
• Select a personal health challenge.
• Personalize your page and send emails, texts, or post on social media to invite to start fundraising now to change lives!

• See attachments for fundraising incentives.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Carl Sandburg PE Department

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

Submitting Your Student's Vaccination Card

Once your child has received both doses of the vaccine, you can submit a copy of it to our school nurse. Fully vaccinated individuals are not identified as close contacts, and therefore, not excluded from school if there is a positive COVID case (as long as they remain asymptomatic).

This documentation is very important during our contact tracing efforts. Families will continue to be notified if a student is identified as a close contact so they are aware to monitor for potential symptoms.

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!


February 16, 2022

7-8 pm


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.

Parent Night for MPAC

The Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) will be hosting a virtual information session on Monday, February, 7, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The topic for the event will be “Understanding and Supporting Academic Language.”

From the Sandburg PTSA

Please consider coming to our next PTSA meeting. Our group meets again on January 11th. It'll be held on Google Meets. Just email Mrs. Johansen for the meeting link.

Please consider becoming a member of the Sandburg PTSA! You can sign up at the link below.

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 7- D15 MPAC Meeting 6:30-7:30

February 8- CSJH PTSA Meeting- In Person in Sandburg Library 6:00 pm

February 8- D15 Forum- Moving 15 Forward in Sandburg Cafeteria 6:30 pm

February 9- D15 Board of Education Meeting 7:00

February 17- Wear RED! for AHA Fundraiser

February 21- No School- President's Day

February 22- No Student Attendance- Teacher Plan Day

February 23- New School Times Begin

March 1- 8th grade pictures

April 8- 8th grade picture retakes

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