Message From Central Road School

Mrs. Joanna Shostachuk, School Principal

A Note from Mrs. Shostachuk 8/22/2021

Dear Central Road Families:

We did it! The first week of school was filled with smiling faces! The start of the year is officially here and we were READY! The classrooms were nearly set, the lessons were planned, and our students learned and established their classroom communities. We are embarking on the new school year with greater confidence than we had at this time last year. It is important to remember how far we have come, as one year ago many more students remained at home for virtual learning. Our ability to have all of our students back in person working with our amazing Central Road staff while keeping everyone safe & healthy this week was wonderful to witness. Children have always looked to the adults in their lives in times of uncertainty. It is important that we continue to provide a calming and welcoming presence for our students. We appreciate your continued, ongoing support this week and throughout the weeks to come. We are stronger working together!

Please note that bus/transportation routes are posted in Infinite Campus for parents to view. We are working hard with our transportation department to make any needed adjustments. If you have an issue or question regarding transportation, please contact our school office so we can resolve the issue in a timely manner. Please also note that our busses require enough driving space to enter. Car drivers should allow our school busses the right of way when entering into our parking lot. We know we have some wrinkles to iron out but we will get there in the coming days/weeks. We have appreciated everyone's patience during dismissal in order to safely reunite students with families after school. Improving our accuracy will in turn improve our efficiency.

Please kindly continue to send your child to school with a mask and their self-certification lanyard signed each day. Students are welcome to bring a water bottle for drinking water. Our water fountains have been turned back on for refilling water bottles as needed.

3rd and 4th grade students received 1:1 chromebooks this week coupled with a tutorial on expectations and responsibilities that come along with having a 1:1 device. Students were excited to receive them! Students in K-6 also participated in our PBIS review of expectations this past week. Students were able to rotate to different areas around our school (playground, bus, hallway, cafeteria etc.) to discuss expected behaviors.

5th Grade & 6th Grade Instrumental Music is Ready to Start! This year we are pleased to offer instrumental music to all 5th and 6th grade students! Click here for more information and to sign up!

The week of August 23rd begins our first full week of learning at school. Students will begin digging deeper into all content area learning this week including formal math instruction. Classroom teachers will be sharing more information in the coming days as needed.

Picture Day will take place on September 1st. Online ordering information is below for your review. Online Prepay ordering information for our picture day on 9/1/21:

Online Order Code: 60455D

We are excited to be hosting Parent Orientation Night on September 1st . This event will take place in person at Central Road. Your child's classroom teacher will provide you with an overview of the curriculum and other bits of important information for the year. Please save the date and watch for additional information in the coming days about this adults only evening.

Recently, Dr. Heinz shared D15's Return-to-Learn, Reconnect, and Re-engage Plan. Please take a moment to review it at your convenience as it holds a great deal of important information as we continue to transition back to school. Return to Learn 21-22 Plan

Lastly, I visited every classroom this week introducing myself to the children. Their kind welcomes made this week an even bigger success! Thank you again for your continued support and for allowing us to spend quality time with your child throughout the school week.

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.

Noon Hour (Lunch Time)

Our lunch hour this school year takes place daily from 11:50-12:50 pm. Students in grades kindergarten (Mrs. Sarli)-3rd eat for the first 30 minutes and then play outside from 12:20-12:50 pm. Students in grades 4th-6th participate in recess first from 11:50-12:20 pm and then eat their lunch from 12:20-12:50 pm. Students have begun the school year eating in their classrooms. Starting in September, small groups of students will transition into eating in the cafeteria on a rotating basis while maintaining 3 feet of distance when doing so. Hand washing before and after eating occurs every day. This school year, lunch remains free for all students. However, you are welcome to send a cold lunch with your child if he/she prefers to bring one from home.

While outside during recess, students are not expected to wear masks (optional). Students have been playing in designated areas/zones with their classmates. We offer each classroom an opportunity to play on the playground equipment throughout the week. Recess equipment (ex: jump ropes, balls) is acceptable for use as well. Each classroom has a bin of recess equipment they use each day.

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

Safety Message from Mrs. Kathy Nordin


It's that time of year! We're back to school. On Day One, it was so wonderful to see all of you. And to our new students, I was happy to meet so many new faces. From new Preschoolers and Kindergarten students to older students new to our district this year, I love that so many are here at Central Road. It's a wonderful place and I wish you all the best this year. Yes, it will continue to be a challenge but, as with most of last year, we will get through and make it a great year.


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!

  • Wendy Walthers, Social Worker (2 days a week)

  • Lynn Proska, Program Assistant supporting grades 1 and 2

We continue to have a few openings at Central Road. If you know anyone interested in an office clerical or a program assistant job, please have them contact the school office. Thank you for your consideration.

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.

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.

Central Road Highlights!

A Note from the Central Road Health Office

The health and safety of our students is our top priority. We continue to encourage good hand washing and physical distancing at school. Students are wearing masks inside the building at all times except when eating. Masks are optional for students during the noon hour when outdoors. If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home for the safety of all. We will work together regarding next steps for returning back to school if ill. Thank you for your support and cooperation. There has been a delay with the start of Shield Testing. We will provide families with an update once we know we are set to begin at school. We apologize for the delay. If you have any questions regarding your child's health, you may reach me at or at 847-963-5102. We will work together to ensure all guidelines are followed and clearly understood while keeping our students all safe and healthy!

Thank you for your patience.
Amita Patel, Central Road Nurse

Important Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, September 1st Parent Orientation Night Grades K-6
  • Wednesday, September 1st Smile-It is Picture Day
  • Monday, September 6th-No School Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 8th-Board of Education Meeting @ 7pm

  • Wednesday, September 15th-PTA Meeting @7pm

Community and/or PTA Information

We thank our PTA for holding an amazing Back to School event for ALL!

We also thank our PTA for providing our staff with yummy treats from Panera as we kicked off our 1st week back at school.

Spirit Gear Store OPEN Feel free to place an order.

Please feel free to email our PTA with any questions. Dan McCullough, President, Callie Sealock, Communications Chair,

Community Event at Falcon Park September 11th


Teachers in general love this time of year. Central Road teachers and staff members take the prospect of beginning a new year to a whole new level. They prepare their classrooms, plan lessons, organize schedules, review student records, and think about all of the possibilities the year ahead holds. As much as we recognize their efforts and successes here at school, nothing means more to a teacher or staff member than a kind word from a student or his/her family. As we get the year underway, I invite you to take notice of the things you see your child's teacher do, hear your child's teacher say, or the things you hear your child gush with excitement about related to their teacher. We've included this simple form for you to submit should you feel so inclined to do so. Children in full day school spend more of their waking day with their teacher than they do with their parents. We thank you for entrusting your child with us! This is going to be a great school year.

Thank A Teacher Link

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Address: 3800 Central Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-2554

Phone Number: 847-963-5100

Absence Line: 847-963-5101

Fax Number: 847-963-5106