Registration for the 2015-2016 school year was due to the main office last Friday, April 10th. If you have not already, please send in your child’s registration form as soon as possible. This information is very helpful to us as we plan for next year’s classes. Similarly, if your child will not be attending Fox School next year, please let the office know. As a reminder, the school fee is not due until the beginning of next school year. If you have any questions, please call us at
School District 54, the Village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Township District Library will host a free recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. The following items will be recycled.
- Electronics: Televisions, small household appliances, microwaves, monitors, computers, keyboards, mice, radios, video cassette recorders, telephones, fax machines, UPS systems and more
- Books: even those that are damaged or outdated
- Document Destruction: Shred up to two boxes. Envelopes with windows, paper clips and staples are OK. No plastics, CDs or plastic bags. All paper is recycled.
- Clothing, shoes, purses, belts, hats, back packs, towels, linens and other household textiles
- Automotive and household batteries
- Holiday light strands, extension cords, copper wiring and computer wiring
- Motor oil and antifreeze
- Bicycles, wheelchairs and sewing machines
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)
- Cellular and other wireless devices
- American flags
- Fire extinguishersFor more information about the event and a complete list of recyclables, visit the Village of Schaumburg website at http://www.ci.schaumburg.il.us/GreCorn/Green1/Pages/Recycling_Event.aspx or call District 54’s purchasing supervisor, Debbie Budz, at (847) 357-5017
- Paint, gas, paint thinner and other hazardous waste will not be accepted.
Friday, February 20th is Movie Night in the Anne Fox gym. Breakfast for dinner is $2 per person at 5:30 with The Lego Movie beginning at 6:15. Snacks will be available for purchase.
If you are interested in helping, please call Liza at 773-988-0570.
The Newspaper Club is proud to announce the first issue of our new student publication. Check it out!
Click on the link below to read a PDF copy of our newspaper.
Illinois offers 5Essentials Survey
Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.
The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious Instruction.
All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in an early childhood program, elementary school or junior high.
If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school.
The state is not providing hard copies of this survey; however, our schools will make computers available to parents. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.
The parent survey results will only be generated by the state if at least 20 percent of parents at a school respond to the survey. Last year none of our schools met this target. If at least 20 percent of parents participate, this data will be made available to principals.
To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ before March 13, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, look up the full name (for example, look under J for Jane Addams Junior High School, not A for Addams).
Student Survey – for 6th through 8th grade The state is only allowing students in grades 6 through 12 to take the survey. Students are required to take the survey at school and will be given time in District 54 during the week of Feb. 2.
Teacher Survey All District 54 teachers will be asked to take the survey on Jan. 28. The State Board of Education is only administering the survey to certified teachers whose primary responsibility involves teaching students for the majority of the school day and year.
The identities of anyone taking a survey will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. More information can be found online at https://illinois.5-essentials.org.
All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9. The National Weather Service is calling for wind chill values as low as -21 in the morning, when children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops.
We know that it’s frustrating to have three days off this week, especially after two weeks of winter break and especially for working parents. The District 54 staff wants students in the classrooms learning.
However, our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.
The Hoffman Estates Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. We hope that this will help out some of our families. For more information, visit the websites below.
All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.
All District 54 schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, because the forecast calls for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open.
The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).
District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.