News from Sundling Junior High
May 18, 2020
Letter from the Principal
May 18, 2020
Hello Sundling Parents,
It was great to see so many of our students last week, cleaning out their lockers and dropping off school items, even if it was behind a mask. Thank you parents for bringing you child to school to help with an important part of closing out the school year.
To our 7th grade families: The final day of school is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th. This date has changed from earlier communications of May 27th, based upon guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and D15 Board of Education approval. Teachers will provide activities and/or make final connections with students prior to the start of summer vacation. Final report cards will be available on Infinite Campus, with 4th quarter grades resulting in a PA (Pass) or NGP (No Grade due to Pandemic). Be on the lookout for an email in the coming days with directions for those that ordered school yearbooks, and a final opportunity to drop off any school items.
To our 8th Grade families: The final day of classes will be this Thursday, May 21st. Congratulations to our graduating class of 2020. Teachers will provide activities or make final connections with students prior to the start of summer vacation. Final report cards will be available on Infinite Campus, with 4th quarter grades resulting in a PA (Pass) or NGP (No Grade due to Pandemic).
Please refer to my email at the end of last week with information for picking up graduation items and dropping off Chromebooks and school related items.
Eighth grade graduation ceremonies will be held virtually and will be viewable on the District 15 Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as the school’s website, https://www.ccsd15.net/WRS. Ceremonies will be available to view at the time designated below. The videos are archived online and can be watched anytime in the future as well.
Thursday, May 21
7:00 p.m.: Walter R. Sundling Junior High Virtual Graduation
I cannot thank you enough for your patience, flexibility and understanding over the past few months. I hope that your family enjoyed their time at Sundling, and that you are able to celebrate and enjoy the wonderful accomplishment of our 8th grade graduates.
Our staff is grateful to have had the opportunity to work with your child over the past few years both in the classroom, and through virtual learning.
Congrats to your child and your family!
As we wind down the school year and final days of distance learning, I want to once again thank for your flexibility and understanding through these difficult times and decisions.
Although the school is closed, I will continue to be available by email. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
As always, thanks for your continued support of our school, students, and staff!
Take care and stay well.
Summer Construction at Sundling
Message from PTA President Tricia Eckels
As the school year comes to a close, I want to express what a pleasure it has been to be your PTA President, working with an outstanding Sundling PTA Board, staff, and parents. While we were disappointed with Spring event cancellations, we are thankful for everyone’s continued support and flexibility. All of your contributions throughout the year have led to many PTA successes. Overall, it has been a great year with many wonderful programs and activities for the students at Sundling.
Congratulations again to Beth Blazejak on receiving the 2020 Illinois PTA Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award! We are proud and grateful to have her at Sundling, and appreciate everything she does for the students. I would also like to congratulate Jenni Bennett for receiving the 2020 Illinois PTA Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award! While she was nominated for her work with the NWSC PTA, she also contributes much to Sundling as a committee chair on the Sundling PTA, and volunteering for us in so many ways.
Congratulations to our incoming Executive Board:
President: Gretchen Elzer
President-Elect: Elsa Hall
First VP/Legislation: Rebecca Zach
Treasurer: Betsy Gharagozlou
Secretary: Colleen Meyers
Finally, a BIG thank you to the WRS PTA Executive Board and Staff – Gretchen Elzer, Rebecca Zach, Stephanie Kiesler, Rachel Jordan , Amy Stojkovich, Archana Bhide, Wenda Hunt, Alex Shubert, Ruby Vas, Danielle Smith, Lisa Oswald, Ashley Vela, Holly Millan, T’lynne Seyfarth, Jen Johnson, Jenni Bennett, Jeanette Harris, Raeann Shedd, Gina Kubacik, Sheree Stark, Bindoo Rizzo, Karen Dersnah, Tricia Flaska, Archana Vaidya, Colleen Butterly, Jennifer Ratkovich, Beth Blazejak, Kelly Rice and Jason Dietz!! Please know that the time and effort all of you give so generously are so very appreciated. I’m grateful to have been able to share this journey with all of you. A special thank you to the outgoing committee chairs, whose names are shown bolded. For seventh grade Sundling families returning this fall, you have a fabulous and caring PTA President in Gretchen Elzer.
Congratulations to the graduating 8th grade class of 2020! Have a wonderful and safe summer with your family!
All the Best,
Sundling Jr. High PTA President
No Distance Learning- Upcoming Dates
As we continue to navigate through COVID-19 and Distance Learning, District 15 will be providing our staff(s) opportunities to receive professsional development and time to plan for the final weeks of school.
There will be no Distance Learning or Student Attendace required on the following dates:
Friday, May 22nd- Teacher Planning Day
The final day of classes for the 19/20 school year will be:
Thursday, May 21st- 8th Grade
Wednesday, May 26th- 7th Grade
Any additional information I receive will be shared in future communications.
Keep Reading- VISIT A VIRTUAL LIBRARY
The link below provides many, many resources for families in a time when we do not have access to libraries or book stores. There is something for everyone! If you have any questions or need any assistance navigating any of the platforms, please contact Mrs. Condon at email@example.com
Food Distribution Continues
Online Registration for the 2020/21 School Year is Open NOW!
Online registration is now open for all students attending District 15 schools in the 2020-21 school year!
We opened registration earlier this year to allow families more time to complete the process. Please visit www.ccsd15.net/registration for information and instructions on how to register your child. If you are having trouble completing the process, please contact your child’s school office for assistance.
Internet Service Provider Assistance Programs
Community Consolidated School District 15 recognizes that providing internet at home may represent a financial hardship for some families. Internet providers recognize this need as well and have programs in place for qualifying families:
To locate additional companies that offer low-cost internet, please visit:
Our community also offers free Wi-Fi at various locations. Find links to locations in our community and surrounding areas that offer free Wi-Fi: