News from Sundling Junior High

May 25, 2022

News from the Principal

This will be my final newsletter as we close out the 2021/2022 school year in a few days.

A final farewell and good luck to our graduating 8th graders as they move into summer, and begin the transition to high school. A restful and enjoyable summer for our 7th graders as they prepare to be the leaders of our school for the 2022/23 school year.

For our returning families; please be sure to register for the 22/23 school year. Information and directions for completing registration through Infinite Campus are provided below.

I cannot thank you enough for your patience, flexibility and understanding over the past year as we navigated through multiple changes together. I hope that your family stays well and is able to enjoy time together this summer, whatever that may look like. Our staff is grateful and appreciative for the continued flexibility, understanding, partnership and ability to work together through these challenging times. Your continued support, feedback, and communication was essential in getting through this, and helping us to meet the daily needs of our students. We continue to look for opportunities to grow and improve, and to be there for our students and families in any situation.

Although we are heading into the summer months and the school may be 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

As always, thanks for your continued support of our school, students, and staff!

I hope that you have a wonderful summer.

All the Best! #sundlingstrong #strongertogether

Take care and stay well.


Jason Dietz



The final day for those students that SHIELD Test at Sundling was this past Friday, May 20th. Due to upcoming the holiday weekend and a shortened day on Friday, June 3rd, students will no longer test for the 21/22 school year.

End of Year Information 2022

Friday, May 27- 8th Grade Cookout

Monday, May 30- NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31- 8th Grade Chromebook Turn-In

Tuesday, May 31- 8th Grade Main Event Field Trip

Wednesday, June 1- Last Day of School 8th Grade: Students dismissed at 10:35 AM

Wednesday, June 1- 8th Grade Graduation (PHS Football Stadium) 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 2- 7th Grade Activity Day

Thursday, June 2- 8th Grade Graduation (PHS Football Stadium) 5:00 PM (RAIN DATE)

Friday, June 3- Last Day of School 7th Grade: Students dismissed at 10:35 AM

Friday, June 3 (after 10:35 AM) - Begin to ENJOY SUMMER!!

8th Grade End of Year Items

8th Grade Only- Chromebook Collection!

As the end of the school year approaches, please begin making preparations to return the District 15 issued Chromebook and charger. These items will be collected on the morning of Tuesday, May 31st. Each of you will keep the protective case.

Please prepare for the Chromebook collection day in advance by:

  • Bringing your Chromebook to the Library if it is damaged or not working properly so that it can be evaluated and sent in for repairs;
  • Saving any material that you have created in your District 15 Google account that you would be interested in keeping on a personal flash drive or use Google Take Out.
  • Removing any stickers that you have added to the Chromebook.

In the event that the Chromebook or charger has been damaged, you may be assessed a fee for repair or replacement.

If you were issued a hotspot, please bring the hotspot to return as well. Hotspots should be returned to the school. Hotspots will be deactivated and no longer work on June 6th, 2022.

Yearbooks for 8th Graders

8th Grade yearbook distribution is set for Friday 5/27 during 1st period. Students who pre-ordered a yearbook will have it delivered via homeroom teachers. We have a small number of extras for sale for $20.00. Students who wish to purchase a yearbook will do so on Friday 5/27 at 9:30 am in the Sundling office until we are sold out. If there are any remaining yearbooks, they will be made available for sale to 7th graders on Thursday June 2nd after yearbooks have been delivered to 7th graders who pre-ordered.

Notes from the Nurse

If your child has medications in the health office they will need to be picked up. Medication refers to any medication including prescription medications, inhalers, epinephrine pens, diabetes supplies and over-the-counter (non-prescription) medication.

Please come to the school health office to pick up your remaining medication and/or medical supplies. Medications are not allowed to be sent home with the students.

The last day of school is Friday, June 3rd.

All medication left in school after Friday, June 3rd of this year will be destroyed.

Notes from our PTA President

To our Sundling Family:

It has been a great honor serving as your PTA President. While the beginning of the school year began on shaky ground, we quickly gained momentum having created several new activities which will hopefully become traditions. We were able to safely provide opportunities for students to have fun, contribute to the Palatine community and recognize our amazing teachers and staff. I truly appreciate all of your flexibility and understanding as we planned, canceled, revamped and then successfully hosted events. We are still looking for a few Palatine parents who can share their talents on our vacant committees. Some are "one and done" activities and some can be done from home. Please take a look at the attachment and let us know where you can help! Thank you!

Congratulations to our incoming Executive Board:

President: Betsy Gharagozlou
President Elect: open

First VP/Legislation: Dana Batterton
Treasurer: Rachel Jordan

Secretary: open

Finally a HUGE thank you to this year's PTA Board and staff! I truly appreciate the gifts and talents that you've chosen to share with Sundling Jr High! For the 7th grade families who are returning this fall, you will be in great hands with Betsy! She is a truly seasoned PTA leader, enthusiastic, thoughtful and excited about leading us through another great year!

Congrats to the 8th grade Class of 2022!! Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your journey into high school!

Best Wishes,

Elsa Hall

Sundling Jr High PTA President

Sundling Jr High 2022-2023 PTA Volunteer Opportunities- VACANCIES

President Elect—President In Training

Secretary—Takes notes at monthly PTA meetings

Book Fair—organize Fall Book Fair

8th Grade Graduation Picnic—Organize spring picnic for 8th graders

Membership—Encourage parents to join PTA

Refreshments (Parent Orientation & Open House)—organize refreshments

Pig Walk—coordinate parent volunteers for student/teacher service week

Reflections—encourage students to submit projects for Reflections, coordinate collection of all projects for submission

**SPARK—communicate SPARK informational sessions to Sundling community

Student/Faculty Basketball Game—coordinate parent volunteers for student/faculty basketball game

Teacher Appreciation Week—organize events/activities for teachers

Dinner during Parent/Teacher Conferences—organize dinner for teachers during November conferences

**Volunteer Coordinator—solicit parent volunteers to contribute to PTA activities throughout the year

Ways & Means—coordinate fundraising events or Dine & Shares to meet fundraising goals

**Facebook/Website—update PTA website and FB pages as appropriate

**can be done easily from home

District 15 Job Fairs


June 13, 2022

July 18, 2022

August 8, 2022

September 12, 2022

October 18, 2022


Palatine Library

700 N. North Court

Palatine, IL 60067


12:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

District 15 Online Registration

Online student registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. If you have not already started this process for your student(s), please visit our registration page to start this process.

Registration is the first step in getting ready for the up-coming school year. After you register your child online you need to:

  1. Pay student fees. Our student fee webpage outlines the District’s student fee structure and the three ways fees can be paid.

  2. If you have a student that is starting Kindergarten, entering fourth grade, or entering 7th grade, you are required to prove residency in District 15. Our residency webpage outlines the documents you will need to provide to prove residency.

All three steps of the enrollment process must be completed prior to the start of the school year. Students of families that, when required, do not prove residency, will not be able to attend class in a District 15 until the family’s residency is verified.


View the recorded CCSD15 Parent University sponsored registration webinar. For written registration instructions, please watch our Campus Parent - An Introduction.

In the event that a family is unable to provide any needed documentation because of a temporary living situation, please contact Julie O'Hara, 847-963-3210,; or Min Goodwin, 847-963-3209,, in the Superintendent's Office.

Think you may be eligible for a student fee waiver? Visit our student fee webpage to learn about the requirements and how to apply.

Think you may be eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act? Please contact Tiffanie Jefferies, Ed.D., Director of Student Services, 847-963-3152.

Thank you.

The District Improvement Team

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:

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: