Welcome Back!

August 2nd, 2021

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A Note From Mr. Christ

Dear Paddock Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Paddock Elementary School!! I hope you are having a wonderful summer break! We are only a few weeks away from the start of another great year at Paddock school. I feel extremely honored to be part of such a wonderful community of students, parents and staff and I cannot wait for the start of the year.

Please visit the school's website for all the Back to School Information. On Thursday, August 5th after 4:00pm, if you've created a parent portal and completed the re-registration process, you'll be able to view your child's classroom teacher through Infinite Campus. There will NOT be a paper summer mailing this year.

Our annual Meet the Teacher event will take place on Tuesday, August 17th from 8:30am-9:30am at Paddock School. More information regarding the specifics of Meet the Teacher will be sent out closer to the date. For this event, anyone coming into the building, adult or student, regardless of vaccination status, will need to wear a mask.

As we all know, COVID guidance is continually changing. Our District health department is monitoring the metrics and guidance from multiple agencies and will provide specific details regarding student expectations as we get closer to the start of the school year.

Please be sure to follow the school on Facebook and Twitter at @StuartRPaddock!

We look forward to seeing you and your children in August!


Jason Christ


Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Drop-off and pick-up will look very similar to last school year. Students will enter and exit the school building at specific entrances based on grade level and whether they are a car rider, walker, or riding the bus. In the morning, there will be an adult at each of these doors to greet and guide the students. Please see the image to the right to help orient you and your child as to where they will go.

Students will enter and exit the building at the following locations based on grade level:

Door 1: Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade car riders and walkers

Door 3: Bilingual Kindergarten, Bilingual 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade bus riders

Door 4: Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade bus riders

Door 12: 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade car riders and walkers

When dropping off or picking up your student, please remember to:

  • Stay in your car
  • Have your student exit and enter the car on the passenger side
  • Pull up as far as you can
  • Stay in line with the other cars. Do not try and pull around someone
  • (Pick up only) Scan the QR code sign to fill out a form to let us know you are here. We will send your child out at that time.

Following these procedures will help to keep our students safe and traffic moving.

Health Office

The Paddock Health Office is collecting the required Health, Dental, and Vision forms for students. The Health form is required for students entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, and those who are new to the school. The Health exam form, completed and signed by a licensed healthcare provider, must be dated within one year prior to the first day of school. The Health forms are due on October 15th to the Paddock Health Office. Please make sure you've completed the parent portion of this form as well. For more information about these requirements, please visit the district website.

If your child has a Health Care plan for asthma or an allergy OR has medication they need to take at school, please make sure you read the linked documents and get in contact with Mrs. Pool, our Paddock nurse. You can reach her at 847-963-5802 or poolk@ccsd15.net.

School Supplies

We are excited to offer Yubbler’s school supplies program which will help the school and make it a breeze for parents to get school supplies for next year. Yubbler.com is making our supply lists available for online purchasing at discounted prices. The best part is that Yubbler will donate 50% of the profits back to the school!

  • One click ordering makes back-to-school shopping simple!
  • All lists are teacher approved!
  • Parents can customize orders (buy only what you need)
  • Quality, name-brand products you trust!
  • Low prices and next-day shipping to your home
  • The school gets half the profits!

Visit https://www.yubbler.com/school/stuart-r-paddock-school

Join The Paddock PTA!!

Paddock's PTA is an organization of families and teachers working together to provide an enriching learning environment for our students and a welcoming community for our families. Your PTA membership is used to host school activities, student programs, and school assemblies. It helps our families connect with each other, know what’s happening at Paddock, give parents opportunities to volunteer and provide support to our teachers. The more members our PTA has, the more good we can do.

To join the PTA please visit the Paddock PTA website.

Back To School Picnic

Another great event that the PTA holds each year is the Paddock Back To School Picnic. Bring a blanket and enjoy food, activities, and a DJ! The picnic will take place on Thursday, September 9th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Paddock field and playground. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

We hope to see you there!

Paddock Spirit Wear

Fridays will be Panther Spirit day at Paddock. To show school spirit, every Friday we encourage students to wear blue, yellow, or their favorite Paddock shirt. Additional Paddock Spirit Wear is available for sale at http://www.stuartpaddockspiritwear.com/. I can't wait to see everyone's school spirit!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • August 9th, 5:30-6:00 - Kindergarten and 1st grade tour
  • August 9th, 6:00-7:00 - Kindergarten and 6th grade playdates
  • August 10th, 6:00-7:00 - 1st grade playdate
  • August 11th, 6:00-7:00 - 2nd and 3rd grade playdate
  • August 12th, 6:00-7:00 - 4th and 5th grade playdate

  • August 17th, 8:30am-9:30am - Meet the Teacher
  • August 18th - First day for 1st - 6th grade students
  • August 19th - Frist day for kindergarten students