Hunting Ridge Hawk Happenings
September 30, 2022
Fall is here. The leaves are changing and our students are hard at work! Early in the morning we are watching our sixth-grade students participate in intermural activities with Mr. Sobel and Chorus with Mrs. Carroll. Soon we will be welcoming our morning band students to before school rehearsals around mid-October.
As the weather begins to change, we continue to ask families to allow for extra time with morning arrival. We also ask for everyone's help adhering to our arrival and dismissal procedures. Please remember that our morning drop-off is on the Mallard side of the lot. For families that live on the Harvard side, please enter the school property on the south sidewalk where the buses exit. This allows students and families to walk on the sidewalk instead of through the lot.
At dismissal, our bus drivers continue to ask families to not park on the Harvard side of the block. It is difficult for buses to make turns safely when cards are parked on the street. Please remember to follow the no parking signs posted around the neighborhood.
This month we are welcoming Alenna Park as a program assistant and Cherish Hoff as a nurse to our Hunting Ridge Staff. We cannot wait for you to meet them.
- October 5 - PTA Meeting
- October 12, 14, 21 - PTA Breakfast Buddies
- October 31 - Halloween - Communications coming soon!
D15 Job Fairs!
Please continue to spread the word about our ongoing job fairs! Future dates include:
October 3, 18, 20
700 N. North Court
Palatine, IL 60067
12:00-3:00pmPlease contact Lori Thum @firstname.lastname@example.org regarding job fairs.
Moving 15 Forward
The District 15 Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place a bond referendum on the November 8, 2022 ballot. Doing so will allow the District to repair and restore our facilities, bring full-day kindergarten to all elementary schools, update schools libraries and some learning spaces, and ensure feeder patterns from elementary to junior high and high school providing all student access to a neighborhood or near neighborhood school. To learn even more about the proposed improvements visit www.ccsd15.net/Moving15Forward.
District 15’s Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place a bond referendum on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The Moving 15 Forward plan addresses three major areas of improvement: Repair and Restore Facilities, Update Learning Spaces, and Improve Student Transitions. The plan would also bring Full-Day Kindergarten to our elementary schools. Learn more about the plan at www.ccsd15.net/Moving15Forward.
District 15 will be hosting informational meetings on the following dates:
October 5 - Virtual Meeting
October 6 - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Thomas Jefferson Middle School if the measure is approved)
October 11 - Winston Campus Junior High
October 13 - Plum Grove Junior High
October 20 - Carl Sandburg Junior High
October 25 - Walter R. Sundling Junior High
From the Nurse - Health, Immunization, Dental, and Eye Exams
For the purpose of safeguarding the health of children, District 15 enforces Illinois student health requirements. These requirements consist of health, dental, and eye exams and immunizations specific to grade and age. HEALTH EXAMS are required for students entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, and those who are new to the school. The Certificate of Child Health Examination form is available online and in the school office.
The Certificate of Child Health Examination form, completed and signed by a licensed healthcare provider, must be dated within one year prior to the first day of school and must include lead screening for children who are six years or younger and diabetes screening. A tuberculosis (TB) skin test is recommended.
According to Board of Education Policy 7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students and Illinois School Code, students who do not provide proof of receiving the required immunization and/or exam are excluded from school on October 15. Students new to Illinois schools, who register midterm, are allowed 30 days following registration to comply with the health requirements.
Required school immunizations are:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP/DTaP)
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
- Have received 4 doses of DTP/DTaP at the recommended intervals with the last dose received on or after the fourth birthday.
Grades 6, 7, & 8
- Have received 1 booster Tdap.
- Have received 3 doses of IPV at the recommended intervals.
- Have received 4 doses of IPV at the recommended intervals with the last dose received on or after the fourth birthday.
Hepatitis B (HBV)
Pre-Kindergarten and Grades 6, 7, & 8
- Have received 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine at the recommended intervals.
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Have received 1 dose of varicella vaccine after the first birthday.
- Have received 2 doses of varicella vaccine with the first dose on or after the first birthday.
Measles (Rubeola) German Measles (Rubella, 3 Day) Mumps – (MMR)
- Have received 1 dose of MMR vaccine after the first birthday.
- Have received 2 doses of MMR vaccine with the first dose on or after the first birthday.
Meningococcal conjugate (MCV4)
Grades 6, 7, & 8
- Have received 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after 11th birthday.
Additional immunizations for students less than 5 years old (Pre-Kindergarten):
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)—Have received the series of Hib vaccines.
- Pneumococcal—Have received the pneumococcal vaccine according to the PCV schedule.
Immunization data: 2021-22 Student Health Data—Immunization, as reported to the Illinois State Board of Education.
DENTAL EXAMS are required for students in kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade. The dental examination must have taken place within 18 months prior to May 15 of the school year. A dental provider will schedule visits during the school year. If you would like your child to participate, please reach out to your school nurse. All students in the required grades are required to have either an exam or a dental waiver in their health record. A dental waiver form is available in the case of an undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. The IDPH Dental Examination form (English/Spanish) and the waiver form are available here and in the school office. If a student fails to present proof of a dental exam or a waiver form by May 15, the school may withhold the student's report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed dental exam, or (2) that a dental exam will take place within 60 days after May 15.
EYE EXAMS are required for students entering kindergarten and entering Illinois schools for the first time. A waiver form is available in the case of an undue burden or lack of access to an optometrist or to a physician who performs eye examinations. The State of Illinois Eye Examination Report and waiver form are available here and in the school office. If a student fails to present proof of a eye exam or waiver form by October 15, the school may withhold the student's report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed eye exam, or (2) that an eye exam will take place within 60 days after October 15.
In addition, annual health examinations are required for interscholastic sports participation. Physical exams are required, before trying out, for participation in an interscholastic sport. The exam form, completed and signed by a doctor, must be dated within 13 months prior to the start of practice or tryouts, and on file in the school nurse's office. Physical forms (Certificate of Child Health Examination forms) are available in the school office and online.
Your Vote Counts!
Voting information: To register to vote, you must be: a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by the general election (November 8, 2022), and a resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day. Not sure if you’re registered to vote? You may also check your voting eligibility with the Cook County Clerk’s Office’s Your Voter Information search tool. If you have questions about your voting status, please e-mail Voter.Reg@cookcountyil.gov or call (312) 603-0906.
Ways to Vote:
Early Voting (October 24-November 7)
Election Day Voting (November 8)