Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 8/9/2021

Dear Central Road Families:

We continue to work very hard to prepare for another amazing school year! Both August 16th and 17th are dedicated to professional development days for our teaching staff. We will be focused on preparing our students for academic, social-emotional, and functional preparedness. The safety and well-being our students and staff will continue to be our top priority as we will navigate various COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. I thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility as changes willl continue to take place during the 21-22 school year. We are committed to providing the best possible educational experience for your child(ren).

Please also note that teacher/classroom assignments are now viewable by parents/guardians in Infinite Campus. Transportation and bus route information should be viewable in Infinite Campus as well. Whether your child attended school in person or virtually last school year, we will be welcoming all of our students back with open arms!

The Central Road teachers would like to invite all of our students to Meet the Teacher on Tuesday, August 17th from 8:30-9:30 am. Thank you for your understanding with our new, district-wide timeframe and for allowing our staff to continue with their meetings which will begin right after. 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. All adults and children entering our building on this day are expected to wear a mask.

To our new families, thank you for attending our virtual New Family Welcome! If you were not able to join us, please feel free to review the sides (below) discussed that evening. If you have any questions, please contact the school office for any additional clarification. We are excited to have our new families join our already amazing community! New Family Welcome Slides

We cannot wait to hear about summer adventures and the memories that our students enjoyed during the summer. There are a few days left to squeeze in any and all last minute experiences. We hope the information in our communication is helpful as we continue to prepare for our school year to begin. As every day gets closer to the first day of school, we continue to gain excitement and readiness!

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.

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

Kindergarten Teddy Bear Play Date

Calling ALL incoming kindergarten students to Central Road! Please join us for a teddy bear playdate at Central Road's playground on Wednesday, August 11th from 3:30-4:30 pm. Feel free to bring your favorite teddy bear with you while you meet your new classmates. Both morning and afternoon kindergarten students are welcome to attend. Mask wearing is optional as this event will take place outdoors. Masks are not required outdoors but please feel free to wear a mask if that is more comfortable for you and your family. Let's hope for nice weather as a rain date will not be scheduled at this time. Nut-free popsicles will be provided. We look forward to meeting our newest Central Road Wolves!

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

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

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

  • TBD, Office Clerical

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

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A Note from the Central Road Health Office

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! With the start of the new school year only a few weeks away, 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 your child requires any of these health documents and you have not done so already, please kindly make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the above requirements, you may reach me at I will be back in the office the first week of August to answer any phone calls. At that time, we will also have more specific information to share related to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions for the upcoming school year. Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your summer!
Amita Patel, Central Road Nurse

Important Dates and Information to Remember

  • Wednesday, August 11th Kindergarten Teddy Bear Play Date 3:30-4:30 pm CR Playground
  • Wednesday, August 11th Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm
  • Friday, August 13th EPNRC Backpack Bash-see flyer below
  • Monday, August 16th & Tuesday, August 17th-Institute Day/No Student Attendance
  • 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

Community Information

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