Big Hollow

Primary and Elementary Schools - October 21, 2016

Big Hollow School District Mission

The District will provide a strong educational foundation that empowers students to excel and instills the desire for life-long learning.

morning drop off lane

School begins at 8:30 am. The morning drop off lane closes at 8:35 am. If you arrive after 8:35, you must park and walk your child into the school and sign them in at the front office.

Nature Center Fall Festival

Please join us for food, fun, and friendship in the Big Hollow Nature Center. Nature hunts, games, face painting, raffles, and so much more. Tickets are $0.25 each or 5 or $1.00. All proceeds go to supporting our outdoor classroom. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fire Safety

Thank you to the Fox Lake Fire Dept. for visiting our PreK - 2nd grade students and sharing information about fire safety and fire prevention. Our students enjoyed the presentations and appreciate the fire hats and goddie bags.

Safety Drills

On Thursday our students participated in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill. On Friday our students participated in a lock-down drill with Law Enforcement from Lake County Sheriff's office present. We are proud of our students and staff who performed both drills with care.

Report Cards

Kindergarten thru 8th grade parents will have access to student report cards in Skyward! Please call the school office if you have questions about Skyward or Skyward access.

Bullying - October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

We are constantly working to eliminate bullying through PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Our Big Hollow students have learned STAR behavior. In all areas of the school they have learned: to have Self-control, Take responsibility, Attitude (keep it positive), and Respect.

Halloween Costumes

A reminder for everyone about our school rules regarding Halloween costumes.


No weapons

No masks

No blood/gore/violence

Face paint/make up is discouraged


Students are NOT to wear their costume to school. They are to bring it in a bag.

In light of recent events, we strongly discourage the wearing of clown costumes.

Important Dates

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October 21 - Nature Center Fall Festival - 4-6 pm

October 21-28 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair

October 28 - Elementary School Classroom Halloween Parties

October 31 - Primary School Classroom Halloween Parties

November 2 - Early Release Day - Students release at 1:15 pm

November 4 - Report Cards view in Skyward at 3:15 pm

November 6 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

Visitors to Big Hollow

Just a reminder that all visitor's to Big Hollow must check in at the office. Visitor's will have their Driver's License scanned and a visitor's pass issued. You will need to re-scan your license every year. Please note that on days when we have a lot of visitors (classroom party days) there may be a long line to wait in. You can visit the office to have your license scanned days or even weeks ahead of time. Please call the school office if you have any questions. Primary: 847-740-5320 and Elementary 847-740-5321

Safety Tips for Parents


The Lake County Sheriff's School Safety Team has shared some “Safety Tips for Parents” flyers in English and Spanish.