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  • Anne Fox School

    1035 Parkview Dr.
    Hanover Park IL 60133

    630-736-3500

    Principal: Mrs. Colette Bell
    Assistant Principal: Mrs. Priscilla Buchanan


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    • Remote Learning Day

      April 2, 2020

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    • Board of Education Meeting

      April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

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    • Remote Learning Day

      April 16, 2020

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    • Board of Education Meeting

      April 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

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    • CANCELLED - Kids At Hope Resource Fair

      April 25, 2020
      Hanover Park Park District Community Center & Park, 1919 Walnut Ave, Hanover Park, IL 60133, USA

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    May 6, 2020
    • Half-day inservice day - no school in the afternoon

      May 6, 2020

      Early dismissal 11:40am

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    May 7, 2020
    • Board of Education Meeting

      May 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

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    • Board of Education Meeting

      May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

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  • Latest News

    Principal’s Message March 29, 2020

      Good Evening, We hope this communication finds you and your family well. We miss our students, but we know we have a great week of V-Learning ahead of us. We Need Your Help Staying Connected We are working on a special project for the students of Anne Fox and we need your help. Please […]...

    Schools Closed through April 7

    Dear District 54 families, This afternoon, Governor Pritzker issued a “stay at home” order for the entire state of Illinois through April 7, 2020, to help prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Governor also extended the school closure order. At this time schools would reopen on April 8, but Governor Pritzker […]...

    Food Pantry Locations and Donation Opportunities

    As the situation surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus continues to change, District 54 is working with amazing community partners to provide food to families who are struggling financially. We would like to thank the number of individuals and organizations who have inquired about how to make donations to help those in our community who may […]...

    Update from Superintendent DuRoss – March 16, 2020

    Dear District 54 Community, As you know, on Friday Illinois Governor Pritzker announced the mandatory closure of all public schools through March 30. While our staff would prefer to be at school, interacting in person with your children, we know this is the right decision to keep our community healthy and safe. Please know that […]...

    Follow Fox on Social Media

    TWITTER Colette Bell, Principal Priscilla Buchanan, Assistant Principal     Kindergarten Mrs. Dobbeck & Mrs. Von Holten     First Grade Ms. Jurczewski & Ms. Kulbeda     Second Grade Mrs. Miller Mrs. Duncker     Third Grade Mrs. Hayward Miss Lenzini     Fourth Grade Mrs. Campos Miss Donovan Mr. Walther     Fifth […]...

  • Special Announcement from Principal Colette Bell

    Anne Fox Community,

    Last night at the District 54 Board Meeting, I was appointed the Assistant Superintendent of Professional Learning effective July 1, 2020. Therefore my role as the principal at Anne Fox will conclude at the end of this school year. In this new position, I will have the opportunity to support schools across District 54.  The past six years serving our community has been filled with lasting memories. During my time at Fox I have enjoyed getting to know the wonderful families that make this school so special.

    It has been a pleasure collaborating with the students, teachers and community. Our students here are amazing and it has been a joy to watch them grow and reach their highest potential.  Each child that has walked through the door has made a lasting impact on me. Anne Fox is filled with talented teachers who come to school each day to teach and serve the students in their classrooms. In addition, I appreciate the genuine partnership we have created between school and home. I value those relationships and believe it is the foundation for student success.  Thank you for our time together as I have learned so much from all of you. I will take those life lessons with me.

    Superintendent Andy DuRoss has begun searching for the next principal of Anne Fox Elementary School. When the School Board has made the appointment I will work with the incoming principal to ensure a smooth transition for our Fox community.

    Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family and for entrusting us with your children. It has been my honor to be a member of the Fox community and I will treasure the memories we have built over the years.

    Sincerely,
    Colette Bell

     

     

    Principal’s Message February 28, 2020

     

    Dear Fox Families,
    As a friendly reminder, when we return from spring break, please be aware that Drop & Go is over. Starting Monday, March 30th, the parking lot will be closed each morning between 8:20 and 8:40. Please make the proper arrangements so students are ready to enter the building at 8:25.

    Dates to Remember

    • 3/7 D54 Multicultural Event at CRC from 11:30-2:30
    • 3/8 Daylight Savings
    • 3/17 No School-Election Day
    • 3/23-3/27 No School-Spring Break

    Have a great weekend,

    Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan

     

    New this week…

    Sock-A-Thon
    As part of our March Happiness Month students & staff at Anne Fox will be collecting new socks to donate to the District 54 Community Closet. Students are encouraged to bring a pair of new socks to donate, as well as wear crazy socks on March 12th. The classroom that donates the most socks will receive a prize. Sock-A-Thon Flyer.pdf ​​​​​​​

    Hanover Park’s Health & Resource Fair
    Mayor Craig’s Kids at Hope Coalition is sponsoring the Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, April 25th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Park District. This is an important event designed to help our residents learn about the services available to them in our community.  K@H Flyer 2020.pdf

    PTA Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Scholarship Camps
    As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships to summer programs and camps for students in District 54 currently in Kindergarten through Seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.

    **Please note the parent/guardian must be a PTA member at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship.  You must be a PTA member by March 1, 2020.** Not currently a member of PTA? Complete the PTA Registration form by March 1st.  Don’t miss out!!!

    Applications for these scholarships are due to the Fox Main Office by March 20th at 3pm. All applications should be placed in an envelope marked STC PTA Elementary Scholarship Application. Parents are responsible for registering their child for the camp. Applications can be found on the following website: pta.sd54.org/resources/elementary-scholarship/.  Copies of the application will also be available in the Fox office. If you have any questions, please contact Erika Prouza at erikap226@nullgmail.com or 630-709-3144.

    Note from the Nurse
    Cold and flu season is upon us.  To prevent widespread illness in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms.  To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

    Consider keeping your child at home for a day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

    • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
    • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
    • Headache
    • Stomach ache

    Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

    • Fever (greater than 100 degrees and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
    • Vomiting (even once)
    • Diarrhea
    • Chills
    • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
    • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

    To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

    • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds (Sing the alphabet song)
    • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
    • Cover mouth and nose with a paper tissue when sneezing or coughing, throw it away and then wash hands
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free”, without medicine, for a minimum of 24 hours.  Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether to bring to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

    Each school’s custodians disinfect surfaces, doorknobs, and banisters on a daily basis. We are also ensuring that there is soap and hand sanitizer in all dispensers and encouraging everyone to remind students about the importance of hand washing.

    Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Remember your school nurse is there to help contact with any questions.

     

    Schaumburg Parent University – March classes
    Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. Please note that child care is always available.

    Increasing Happiness in a Busy World – March 12
    We all strive for happiness, but in our busy everyday lives it can be easy to forget to be happy. Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life. Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology from some of our very own District 54 Junior High Student Ambassadors and walk away with simple tactics to increase your happiness. Experience the happiness advantage through fun and interactive activities the whole family can enjoy. Families including students in kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Rd. (Door C1) in Schaumburg. March 12 Happiness flyer

    To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

    La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de marzo
    La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

    Incrementando la felicidad en un mundo ocupado – 12 de marzo
    Todos luchamos por la felicidad, pero en nuestra vida cotidiana y ocupada puede ser fácil olvidarse de ser feliz. La felicidad no es algo que te sucede, sino una elección que puedes hacer para llevar una vida más plena y enriquecedora. Las investigaciones demuestran que elegir la felicidad tiene una ventaja más allá de simplemente sentirse bien. Venga a escuchar a nuestros Estudiantes Embajadores de Secundaria del Distrito 54, para que conozca sobre los beneficios de la psicología positiva y salga con tácticas simples para aumentar su felicidad. Experimente la felicidad como ventaja a través de actividades divertidas e interactivas que toda la familia puede disfrutar. Pueden asistir familias con estudiantes de educación temprana hasta octavo grado. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7 p.m. el 12 de marzo de 2020, en el Centro de Aprendizaje del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Puerta C1).  La felicidad

    Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse.

    District 54 Education Foundation – 23rd Annual Golf Outing

    Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 23rd annual golf outing on Monday, June 8 and make a difference in the lives of District 54 students!

    The golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs, and grants for students from financially struggling households.

    Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

    This is an amazing opportunity to be a champion for District 54 students, so if you work for a business or corporation looking to make a difference locally – or you know someone who does – please share this information! Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing for details or to register as a sponsor or golfer.

     

    Fundación Educativa del Distrito 54 – Evento Anual de Golf

    ¡Únase a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 para nuestro 23ª Evento Anual de Golf el lunes 8 de junio y haga una diferencia en las vidas de los estudiantes del Distrito 54!

    Esta actividad es el evento de recaudación de fondos más grande de la Fundación y se llevara a cabo en las facilidades del Schaumburg Golf Club. Todos los ingresos respaldaran los programas de desayuno del Distrito 54, los programas STEM y las becas para estudiantes de hogares con dificultades financieras.

    Por favor, considere apoyar a los niños del Distrito 54 al convertirse en un patrocinador del evento o jugando golf. También estamos buscando artículos para nuestra subasta silenciosa, así como también tarjetas de regalo de empresas locales para otorgar como premios.

    Esta es una oportunidad fantástica para convertirse en un Campeón para los estudiantes del Distrito 54, así que, si trabajas para un negocio o corporación que busca hacer una diferencia localmente, o conoces a alguien que desea hacer la diferencia en nuestra comunidad, ¡comparte esta información! Visite https://d54foundation.org/golf-outing/ para donar, convertirse en patrocinador, registrarse o para obtener más información.

     

    Friendly reminders…

    Easter Fundraiser with World’s Finest
    Fox School is partnering with World’s Finest for an Easter Chocolate Fundraiser!  Enjoy a variety of items including their famous premium California almonds covered in milk or dark chocolate, cashew & pecan clusters, mint meltaways, a solid milk chocolate Easter bunny and more!  All items are just $8 or less.   Full details can be found on the attached flyer and hard copies were sent home this week. Fox WF Chocolates.pdf

    March Jet’s Pizza
    Due to Spring Break at the end of March, the office only hold one Jet’s Pizza Day on March 11th.  Thank you for your support!  Fox March Jets Pizza Order Form.pdf

    D54 X Annual Spanish Speech Contest
    Applications for MacArthur School’s annual Spanish Language Speech Contest are now available. Link to Contest Application. Please reach out to Mrs. Nicotra if you are interested. marthanicotra@nullsd54.org

    D54 Play Group for Youngsters Ages 0-5
    Schaumburg School District 54 Community Resource Center will be hosting play groups for D54 families with children ages 0-5 years. Please join them for a bilingual PLAY GROUP on Thursdays: March 5, April 2 and May 7th from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Hanover Park Branch Library. This event is FREE!Library PLay Group Flier.pdf

    Principal’s Message February 21, 2020

     #FoxRocks

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5th grade students work together in math to create and solve 2×2 digit
    multiplication problems while staying engaged with a game!

     

    Dear Anne Fox Community,
    Our PBIS Team planned an exciting Superhero Frenzy for today. So many students participated in the excitement by making classroom signs, wearing capes and dressing like their favorite superhero. Students were recognized for their dedication to showing “pride in their spaces,” the Cool Tool for February, as well as student of the month.  As we move into March, we will be focusing on Ready, Set, Learn!  This Cool Tool encourages students to be at school on time and ready for each learning activity. We will be focusing on being present here at school and making sure we have everything we need for each part of the day.

     

    New this week…
    Easter Fundraiser with World’s Finest

    Fox School is partnering with World’s Finest for an Easter Chocolate Fundraiser!  Enjoy a variety of items including their famous premium California almonds covered in milk or dark chocolate, cashew & pecan clusters, mint meltaways, a solid milk chocolate Easter bunny and more!  All items are just $8 or less.   Full details can be found on the attached flyer and hard copies were sent home this week. Fox WF Chocolates.pdf

     

    March Jet’s Pizza
    Due to Spring Break at the end of March, the office only hold one Jet’s Pizza Day on March 11th.  Watch for the bright neon green order form (also attached) that was sent home this week. Thank you for your support! Fox March Jets Pizza Order Form.pdf

     

    Friendly reminders…
    D54
    X Annual Spanish Speech Contest
    Applications for MacArthur School’s annual Spanish Language Speech Contest are now available. Link to Contest Application. Please reach out to Mrs. Nicotra if you are interested. marthanicotra@nullsd54.org

     

    D54 Play Group for Youngsters Ages 0-5
    Schaumburg School District 54 Community Resource Center will be hosting play groups for D54 families with children ages 0-5 years. Please join them for a bilingual PLAY GROUP on Thursdays: March 5, April 2 and May 7th from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Hanover Park Branch Library. This event is FREE! Library PLay Group Flier.pdf

     

    D54 Multicultural Event

    Join the fun at District 54’s Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 7th, 2020, 11:30am – 2:30pm.  Full details can be found here

     

    Dates to Remember

    • 2/24 Dental Clinic at Fox
    • 3/7 D54 Multicultural Event at CRC from 11:30-2:30
    • 3/17 No School-Election Day
    • 3/23-3/27 No School-Spring Break

     

    Have a great weekend,
    Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan

     

     

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    Principal’s Message February 13, 2020

    Dear Anne Fox Community,
    Conference time is one of our favorite times of the school year. We enjoy the opportunity to connect with students and families. We are especially proud of the progress our students have made thus far, academically, socially and emotionally. Students are excited to share their progress with you. School will be dismissed at 11:40 today and there is no school tomorrow, Friday, February 14th. Monday, February 17th is President’s Day and all D54 schools and offices will be closed.New this week…

    PTA Fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
    ​​​​​​​Looking for something to do on Friday, February 14th? Join the PTA at Chuck E Cheese from 12-9:00pm. Full details on included in the attached flyer. Fox PTA Chuck E Cheese.pdf 

    D54 X Annual Spanish Speech Contest
    Applications for MacArthur School’s annual Spanish Language Speech Contest are now available. Link to Contest Application.

    D54 Play Group for Youngsters Ages 0-5
    Schaumburg School District 54 Community Resource Center will be hosting play groups for D54 families with children ages 0-5 years. Please join them for a bilingual PLAY GROUP on Thursdays: March 5, April 2 and May 7th from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Hanover Park Branch Library. This event is FREE! Library PLay Group Flier.pdf

     

    Friendly reminders…

    PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)

    The Cool Tool for the month of February is Pride in our Spaces. This Cool Tool encourages students to take pride in our school by taking care of the building. We will be focusing on how we can keep things clean in all areas of our school like the hallway, classroom, the gym, and the restrooms.

    Below are some important dates to take note of as we move towards the end of February and into March.

    Dates to Remember

    • 2/14 Conferences-No School
    • 2/17 President’s Day- No School
    • 2/21 Fox Frenzy-Students wear Fox t-shirts
    • 2/24 Dental Clinic
    • 3/7 D54 Multicultural Event at the Schaumburg Park District, 505 N. Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg from 11:30-2:30
    • 3/17 No School-Election Day
    • 3/23-3/27 No School-Spring Break

    Have a great long weekend,

    Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan

     

     

    Principal’s Message February 7, 2020

    #FOXROCKS!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kindergarteners hard at work reading and sorting character descriptions.

    Dear Anne Fox Community,
    It has been a productive week at Anne Fox School. Students and staff have been working hard on preparing for the upcoming conferences next week. This is a wonderful time for students to share their learning with their families. In addition, students will have the opportunity during the school day to shop at the The Scholastic Book Fair. Flyers will be coming home on Monday afternoon. On Thursday, the book fair, located in the library, will be open until 7:00pm for families to shop as well. 

    Hope to see you at the VIP Valentine’s Dance this evening. Details are below.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Important Notice From The Office
    Thank you to all the parents who call into the office/attendance line each day when your student is late or absent.  Your student’s safety is our top priority.   When they are not in attendance by 8:40am and a message has not been left on the attendance line, the office makes phone calls home for each and every student.  We appreciate your help in minimizing the number of phone calls from the office.  Please leave a message by 8:30am at 1-630-736-3500 (press #1 for the attendance line) when your student is late or absent.

    Raging Waves Fitness Log
    Starting on Monday, February 10th.  Students are encouraged to do 30 minutes of exercise a day for 50 days straight to earn a free ticket to Raging Waves Water Park.  The 50 days of exercise concludes on Friday, April 3rd.  Students will then turn in their Fitness Logs to Mr. Bending.  The Students will receive their Fitness Logs on Friday from their classroom teachers.  Additionally, Raging Waves will be sending out a code for their website for family members to receive discounted tickets in the near future.  Feel free to call me at (847)357-2123 or e-mail at andrewbending@nullsd54.org if you have any questions. Let’s get moving! Mr. Bending

    From the Nurse:
    This letter is to inform you of a case of conjunctivitis in your child’s grade. This is commonly known as “PINK EYE”.

    Symptoms may include

    * Itchy, burning, watery eyes
    * Sensitivity to light
    * Clear to pus-like discharge from the eye
    * Crusted or sealed eye lids upon awakening
    * Redness of the white lining of the eye

    Diagnosis:

    * Confirmed by health care provider

    Causes

    * Conjunctivitis may be caused by a bacteria, virus, or allergen
    * Direct contact with an infected person
    * Indirect contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

    Treatment

    * Consult healthcare provider
    * Eye medication may be prescribed depending on the cause
    * Medication should be given a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school

    Prevention

    * Child should use own towel and wash cloth
    * Remind child to avoid touching/rubbing their eyes and wash hands frequently

    If your child develops symptoms similar to those of conjunctivitis, please keep your child home from school, contact your healthcare provider, and inform the school nurse of a confirmed case. Remember that good hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

    Esta carta es para informarle de los sintomas de conjunctivitis. Esto es conocido también como “PINK EYE”.

    Los síntomas pueden incluir:

    * Comezón, ardor, ojos llorosos
    * Sencibilidad a la luz
    * Secreción clara del ojo que después se convierte en pus
    * La secreción que tiene mientras duerme ocasiona que los parpados se queden  pegados al despertar
    * Enrojecimiento en la parte blanca del ojo

    Diagnóstico:

    * Confirmado por un doctor

    Causas

    * La conjuntivitis puede ser causada por una bacteria, un virus o un alérgeno
    * Contacto directo con una persona infectada
    * Contacto indirecto con superficies u objetos contaminados

    Tratamiento

    * Consúltelo con su doctor
    * Medicina para el ojo puede ser prescrita dependiendo la causa
    * La medicina debe ser administrada mínimo 24 horas antes de que regrese a la escuela

    Prevención

    * El niño debe de usar su propia toalla o pañuelo
    * Recuérdele a su niño/a que evite tocar/tallar sus ojos y lavarse las manos

    frecuentemente

    Si su hijo/a desarrolla síntomas similares a los de la conjuntivitis, por favor mantenga a su hijo en casa, contacte a su doctor, e informe a la enfermera de la escuela si su caso es confirmado. Recuerde que lavarse bien las manos es una de las mejores maneras para prevenir la transmisión de enfermedades contagiosas.

    PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
    The Cool Tool for the month of February is Pride in our Spaces. This Cool Tool encourages students to take pride in our school by taking care of the building. We will be focusing on how we can keep things clean in all areas of our school like the hallway, classroom, the gym, and the restrooms.

    Dates to Remember

    • 2/7 VIP Valentine’s Dance
    • 2/13 Conferences- Half day- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
    • 2/14 Conferences- No school for students
    • 2/17 President’s Day- No School

    Have a great weekend,

    Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan

     

     

    District 54 X Annual Spanish Speech Contest

    District 54 will host its 10th annual Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 7. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories:  students who are native speakers and students for whom Spanish is a second language. The application deadline is April 10. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.

    Principal’s Message January 31, 2020

    #FoxRocks

    Dear Anne Fox Community,
    This week some of our students were recognized for their outstanding artwork by the Schaumburg community! Their artwork is showcased at the Schaumburg Library through February 5th. We are so proud of our students and their beautiful masterpieces.

    Isabella 103     Daniela 104     Josue 110     Willow 110     Lizzy 115       Bryce 116
    Rameen 116     Tilak 116          Paityn 122     Mayra 122    Claudia 123   Zodiq 123

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    New this week…

    Important Notice From The Office
    Thank you to all the parents who call into the office/attendance line each day when your student is late or absent.  Your student’s safety is our top priority.   When they are not in attendance by 8:40am and a message has not been left on the attendance line, the office makes phone calls home for each and every student.  We appreciate your help in minimizing the number of phone calls from the office.  Please leave a message by 8:30am at 1-630-736-3500 (press #1 for the attendance line) when your student is late or absent.

     

    VIP Valentine’s Dance

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Friendly reminders…

    PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
    The Cool Tool for the month of February is Pride in our Spaces. This Cool Tool encourages students to take pride in our school by taking care of the building. We will be focusing on how we can keep things clean in all areas of our school like the hallway, classroom, the gym, and the restrooms.

     

    Kindergarten Registration
    On Wednesday, February 5th we will host Kindergarten Registration.  Kindergarten Registration is intended for any incoming Fox-based kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration will take place at Anne Fox School from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM.  If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

    Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration to begin your registration before February 5th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th. Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

    Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2015 (State of Illinois regulation).

    Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 5, 2020.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2020-2021, and reflect name and addresses within the school boundary.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

    At least one of the following documents: The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

    And at least two of the following documents: Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electricity, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

     

    District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan
    Please see the link for information about our District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.

     

    From the Nurse
    Causes for sore throats include viruses, bacteria and allergens. Viruses are the most frequent cause. Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by A Streptococcus bacteria.

    Symptoms

    • Sore throat
    • Fever that begins suddenly
    • Red throat, sometimes with white patches
    • Tender, swollen glands in neck
    • Vomiting

    Diagnosis

    • Throat culture performed by medical professional
    • Rapid strep test is quicker but is not as reliable

    Transmission

    • Spread by person-to-person contact
    • Spread indirectly through articles soiled with nasal secretions or saliva
    • Symptoms begin 1-3 days after exposure to illness

     

    Treatment

    • Antibiotics are prescribed and taken as directed by physician
    • Student should remain home from school for 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotics
    • Student should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication)
    • Follow the course of treatment to prevent complications such as rheumatic fever

    If your child develops symptoms similar to those of strep infection, please contact your physician. Inform the school nurse of a confirmed case. Remember that good hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

    Causas del dolor de garganta incluyen virus, bacterias y alérgenos. Los virus son la causa más frecuente. La faringitis estreptocócica es una infección bacteriana causada por la bacteria A estreptocócica.

    Síntomas

    • Dolor de garganta
    • Fiebre que comienza repentinamente
    • Garganta roja, algunas veces con manchas blancas
    • Las glándulas del cuello se ponen suaves e inflamadas
    • Vómitos

     

    Diagnóstico

    • Mediante un cultivo de la garganta realizado por un doctor
    • Una prueba rápida de estreptococo es más rápida pero no es tan confiable

    Causas

    • Transmitida por contacto de persona a persona
    • Transmitida indirectamente a través de objetos contaminados con secreción nasal o saliva
    • Los síntomas comienzan 1-3 días después de haber estado expuesto a la enfermedad

    Tratamiento

    • Los antibióticos prescritos por el doctor deben ser tomados tal como él lo indique
    • El estudiante debe permanecer en casa de 24-48 horas después de comenzar con los antibióticos
    • Los estudiantes deben permanecer en casa hasta que estén libres de fiebre durante 24 horas (sin medicamentos para reducir la fiebre)
    • Seguir el curso del tratamiento para evitar complicaciones como fiebre reumática

    Si su hijo/a desarrolla síntomas similares a los de la infección por estreptococo(faringitis), por favor contacte a su doctor. Informe a la enfermera de la escuela de un caso confirmado. Recuerde que lavarse bien las manos es una de las mejores maneras para prevenir la transmisión de enfermedades contagiosas.

     

    Dates to Remember

    • 2/7 Valentine’s Day Dance in Gym 5:30-7:30
    • 2/13 Conferences- Half day- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
    • 2/14 Conferences- No School
    • 2/17 President’s Day- No School

    Have a great weekend,

    Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan

     

    Principal’s Message January 24, 2020

     

    Dear Anne Fox Community,
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    Our priority at Anne Fox is to ensure students are safe. This includes arrival and dismissal time. If you are driving your child to school, please utilize the Drop and Go system that will be in place until Spring Break. The parking lot is open from 8:20-8:32 and supervised by staff. This will eliminate students being dropped off on side streets and dangerous intersections. We appreciate your cooperation with this important matter.

    PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
    The Cool Tool for the month of February is Pride in our Spaces. This Cool Tool encourages students to take pride in our school by taking care of the building. We will be focusing on how we can keep things clean in all areas of our school like the hallway, classroom, the gym, and the restrooms.

    Jet’s Pizza – February Order Form
    Our February Jet’s Pizza order form was sent home last week – look for the bright neon green order form!  Please complete one form per student and return by January 31, 2020.   Thank you for supporting our PBIS recognition programs. Jets Pizza February Order Form.pdf

    Kindergarten Registration
    On Wednesday, February 5th we will host Kindergarten Registration.  Kindergarten Registration is intended for any incoming Fox-based kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration will take place at Anne Fox School from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM.  If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

    Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration to begin your registration before February 5th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th. Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

    Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2015 (State of Illinois regulation).

    Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 5, 2020.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2020-2021, and reflect name and addresses within the school boundary.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

    • At least one of the following documents: The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.
    • And at least two of the following documents: Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electricity, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

    From the Nurse
    Causes for sore throats include viruses, bacteria and allergens. Viruses are the most frequent cause. Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by A Streptococcus bacteria.

    Symptoms

    ·         Sore throat

    ·         Fever that begins suddenly

    ·         Red throat, sometimes with white patches

    ·         Tender, swollen glands in neck

    ·         Vomiting

    Diagnosis

    ·         Throat culture performed by medical professional

    ·         Rapid strep test is quicker but is not as reliable

    Transmission

    ·         Spread by person-to-person contact

    ·         Spread indirectly through articles soiled with nasal secretions or saliva

    ·         Symptoms begin 1-3 days after exposure to illness

     

    Treatment

    ·         Antibiotics are prescribed and taken as directed by physician

    ·         Student should remain home from school for 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotics

    ·         Student should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication)

    ·         Follow the course of treatment to prevent complications such as rheumatic fever

    If your child develops symptoms similar to those of strep infection, please contact your physician. Inform the school nurse of a confirmed case. Remember that good hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

    Causas del dolor de garganta incluyen virus, bacterias y alérgenos. Los virus son la causa más frecuente. La faringitis estreptocócica es una infección bacteriana causada por la bacteria A estreptocócica.

    Síntomas

    ·         Dolor de garganta

    ·         Fiebre que comienza repentinamente

    ·         Garganta roja, algunas veces con manchas blancas

    ·         Las glándulas del cuello se ponen suaves e inflamadas

    ·         Vómitos

     

    Diagnóstico

    ·         Mediante un cultivo de la garganta realizado por un doctor

    ·         Una prueba rápida de estreptococo es más rápida pero no es tan confiable

    Causas

    ·         Transmitida por contacto de persona a persona

    ·         Transmitida indirectamente a través de objetos contaminados con secreción nasal o saliva

    ·         Los síntomas comienzan 1-3 días después de haber estado expuesto a la enfermedad

    Tratamiento

    ·         Los antibióticos prescritos por el doctor deben ser tomados tal como él lo indique

    ·         El estudiante debe permanecer en casa de 24-48 horas después de comenzar con los antibióticos

    ·         Los estudiantes deben permanecer en casa hasta que estén libres de fiebre durante 24 horas (sin medicamentos para reducir la fiebre)

    ·         Seguir el curso del tratamiento para evitar complicaciones como fiebre reumática

    Si su hijo/a desarrolla síntomas similares a los de la infección por estreptococo(faringitis), por favor contacte a su doctor. Informe a la enfermera de la escuela de un caso confirmado. Recuerde que lavarse bien las manos es una de las mejores maneras para prevenir la transmisión de enfermedades contagiosas.

    Schaumburg Parent University – January classes
    Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. Please note that child care is always available.

    • Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30
    • According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. This presentation will help parents learn more about the dangers of vaping/e-cigarettes and how to detect if your children are using them. Our presenters will also discuss how to talk to your children about drug use and how to help them quit these addictive products. For parents and their children (ages preteen and older). Presented in English and Spanish by the Elk Grove Village Police Dept. and Kenneth Young Center. This event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Door C1). Vaping flyer

    To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

    La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de enero
    La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

    • “Vaping” Nuevas tendencias e impacto en nuestra juventud – 30 de enero
    • Según la Asociación Americana de Pulmones, más de 3.6 millones de estudiantes de en escuelas  secundarias y preparatorias en Estados Unidos  reportaron haber usado cigarrillos electrónicos en los últimos 30 días. Esta presentación ayudará a los padres a aprender más sobre los peligros de los cigarrillos electrónicos (”vaping”) y cómo detectar si sus hijos los están usando. Nuestros presentadores también discutirán cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre el uso de drogas y cómo ayudarlos a dejar estos productos adictivos. Este evento es para los padres y sus hijos (de edad preadolescentes en adelante). Sera presentado en inglés y español por el Departamento de Policía de Elk Grove Village y el Centro Kenneth Young. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. el 30 de enero de 2020, en el Centro de Aprendizaje del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Puerta C1). “Vaping”

    Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse.

    District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan
    Please see the link for information about our District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.

    Dates to Remember

    • 1/29 Half Day for Teacher In-service- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
    • 2/7 Valentine’s Day Dance in Gym 5:30-7:30
    • 2/13 Conferences- Half day- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
    • 2/14 Conferences- No school for students
    • 2/17 President’s Day- No School

    Have a great weekend,

    Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan

     

     

     

    Principal’s Message January 17, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Learning is a priority in Room 105 but we sure have fun doing it!

    Dear Anne Fox Community,
    Please see below on information regarding upcoming kindergarten registration as well as upcoming program offerings.

    PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
    The Cool Tool for the month of January is Self-Control. This Cool Tool focuses on being in control of our own actions. We will be working on controlling our mind and body so we can be ready to learn. When we use self-control we are helping our friends be ready to learn too!

    Jet’s Pizza – February Order Form
    Our February Jet’s Pizza order form was sent home this week – look for the bright neon green order form!  Please complete one form per student and return by January 31, 2020.   Thank you for supporting our PBIS recognition programs. Jets Pizza February Order Form.pdf

    PTA February Hot Lunch
    The February PTA Hot Lunch order form was sent home this week with each student.  To order, please complete the order form and submit with payment by Friday, January 24, 2020. February 2020 Hot Lunch Form.pdf

    Reproductive System Information for Parents
    We would like to invite you to attend an informational meeting regarding the Your Reproductive System (Sex Education) program for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students.  This will be an opportunity for parents to preview the materials presented to the students at the intermediate grade levels.  The presentations are scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – all sessions will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).  Dates for the grade level specific presentations are outlined below:

    Fourth Grade – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Fifth Grade – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Sixth Grade – Thursday, January 23, 2020

    The Your Reproductive System unit for students will be taught through your child’s elementary school during the health unit.

    If you have any questions regarding the location or dates and times of the presentations please contact the Department of Student Learning at 847/357-5031.

    Nos gustaría invitarle a participar en una reunión informativa sobre el programa de educación sexual titulado Tu Sistema Reproductivo (Your Reproductive System) para los estudiantes de cuarto, quinto y sexto grado.  Esta será una oportunidad para que los padres puedan dar una vista previa a los materiales que son presentados a los estudiantes en los niveles de grado intermedio.  Las presentaciones están programadas para comenzar a las 6:00 PM y culminar a 7:00 PM.   Todas las presentaciones se realizan en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Centro de Administración de Rafferty ubicado en: 522 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194.   Las fechas de las presentaciones específicas para cada grado se indican a continuación:

    Cuarto grado – martes 21 de enero de 2020
    Quinto Grado – miércoles 22 de enero de 2020
    Sexto grado – jueves 23 de enero de 2020

    La unidad del sistema reproductivo del programa de educación sexual se enseñará los estudiantes en la escuela primaria de su hijo/a durante la unidad de salud.

    Si usted tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a la ubicación o las fechas y horas de las presentaciones por favor póngase en contacto con el Departamento de Aprendizaje Estudiantil al (847) 357 – 5031

    Kindergarten Registration
    District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Fox School.

    If your child is currently enrolled at the District 54 Early Learning Center and will be going to kindergarten next year, you do not need to register your child at this time. District 54 offers a free full-day kindergarten program at all of our elementary schools, although options are available for students to attend a half-day program.

    A child whose fifth birthday falls on or before Sept. 1, 2020 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten in 2020.

    To expedite the registration process, families are encouraged to register online prior to Feb. 5.  If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  If you do not have your login, please contact your child’s school.

    Families new to District 54 can register through our Online Registration link.   In either case, parents or guardians will still need to visit their school to present the documentation listed below and sign documents to complete the registration.

    For more information on registration, please visit the District 54 website here.

    The Dentist Is Coming!
    Once again we are pleased to have Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists return to Fox School February 24, 2020.

    The Mobile Dentists’ team will set up a mini-dental office in our building and will provide exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealants as indicated.

    Mobile Dentists provides grants to families who require full financial assistance and subsidizes fees for those who need financial aid.  No child is ever turned away by Mobile Dentists/Smile Programs because of financial need.

    You can learn more about Mobile Dentists/Smile Programs by going to its website:  www.mobiledentists.com.

    If interested in this service, please complete the attached application and return to the Health Office by January 31, 2020. SMILE Dental Form (004).pdf

    Parents of Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade students: please note that by May 2020 you must show proof that your child has seen the dentist within the past 18 months.  This is a requirement for all children in the State of Illinois. If the Smile Illinois dentist examines your child, you have fulfilled this obligation.

    Please call Teresa Roy, Fox Nurse at 630 736-3551 if you have any questions.  Remember to complete all sections and sign the dental form before sending it to the nurse.

    Parent Survey
    Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

    The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. Note: the survey will time out and you will need to start over if you don’t finish in one sitting. If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. Be aware that there are often schools with the same or similar names in the state of Illinois.

    The state is not providing hard copies of this survey. If you do not have access to a computer, you can visit the Schaumburg Township District Library or call your child’s school and we will let you use a computer at the school to take the survey.

    The survey is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. If at least 20 percent of parents at a school complete the survey, a supplemental parent report will be generated and shared with schools. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our schools.

    Schaumburg Parent University – January classes
    Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. Please note that child care is always available.

    Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30

    According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. This presentation will help parents learn more about the dangers of vaping/e-cigarettes and how to detect if your children are using them. Our presenters will also discuss how to talk to your children about drug use and how to help them quit these addictive products. For parents and their children (ages preteen and older). Presented in English and Spanish by the Elk Grove Village Police Dept. and Kenneth Young Center. This event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Door C1).

    To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

    La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de enero

    La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

    “Vaping” Nuevas tendencias e impacto en nuestra juventud – 30 de enero

    Según la Asociación Americana de Pulmones, más de 3.6 millones de estudiantes de en escuelas  secundarias y preparatorias en Estados Unidos  reportaron haber usado cigarrillos electrónicos en los últimos 30 días. Esta presentación ayudará a los padres a aprender más sobre los peligros de los cigarrillos electrónicos (”vaping”) y cómo detectar si sus hijos los están usando. Nuestros presentadores también discutirán cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre el uso de drogas y cómo ayudarlos a dejar estos productos adictivos. Este evento es para los padres y sus hijos (de edad preadolescentes en adelante). Sera presentado en inglés y español por el Departamento de Policía de Elk Grove Village y el Centro Kenneth Young. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. el 30 de enero de 2020, en el Centro de Aprendizaje del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Puerta C1). “Vaping”

    Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse.

    District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan
    Please see the link for information about our District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.

     

    Dates to Remember

    • 1/20: MLK -No school
    • 1/29 Half Day for Teacher In-service- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
    • 2/7 Valentine’s Day Dance in Gym 5:30-7:30
    • 2/13 Conferences- Half day- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
    • 2/14 Conferences- No school for students
    • 2/17 President’s Day- No School

     

    Have a great weekend,

    Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan

     

     

    Kindergarten Registration February 5, 2020

    District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

    Registration at Anne Fox will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

    Parents should go to their neighborhood school to register their child, even if they are applying to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. (Lincoln Prairie is not a neighborhood school). Residents who are unsure of their neighborhood school can can click on the Find My School tool under Popular Links on the  District 54 website – sd54.org.

    If your child is currently enrolled at the District 54 Early Learning Center and will be going to kindergarten next year, you do not need to register your child at this time. District 54 offers a free full-day kindergarten program at all of our elementary schools, although options are available for students to attend a half-day program.

    A child whose fifth birthday falls on or before Sept. 1, 2020 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten in 2020.

    To expedite the registration process, families are encouraged to register online prior to Feb. 5.  If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  If you do not have your login, please contact your child’s school.

    Families new to District 54 can register through our Online Registration link.   In either case, parents or guardians will still need to visit their school to present the documentation listed below and sign documents to complete the registration.

    Registration Procedures

    Parents or legal guardians must provide the following information to complete the enrollment process at their neighborhood school.

    • Printed confirmation of online registration
    • Proof of immunizations
    • Birth Certificate (original with seal). Official birth certificates are issued by the county clerk in the county in which the child was born. Hospital certificates are not acceptable.
    • Proof of residence (details listed below)

    Proof of Residence

    Families new to District 54 must provide documented proof of their residence within the boundaries of School District 54 at the time of kindergarten registration.  Current District 54 families will provide this documentation when registering their current students for the 2020-2021 school year. All documents must be current, valid for 2020-21, and reflect names and addresses within the boundaries of District 54.

    Parents or guardians must provide a copy of at least one of the following documents:

    • the most recent real estate tax bill for the residence showing the owner as the taxpayer,
    • a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or
    • a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

    They must also provide a copy of at least two of the following documents reflecting a home address within District 54 boundaries:

    • Illinois driver’s license,
    • gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection,
    • public assistance documentation,
    • voter registration card,
    • home or vehicle insurance certificate,
    • Illinois automobile registration, or
    • receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

    Any person asserting legal custody over a student, who is not the student’s parent or legal guardian, must provide current documentation from a court supporting the student custody arrangement.

    Consumable Materials Fees

    Parents or guardians are required to pay a $50 consumable materials fee per student prior to the start of the school year. Payments can be made by credit card through your Parent Portal account or by check or money order at the child’s school. This fee covers the cost of workbooks, paper, art supplies and other items used by students.

    For those students who may qualify for special education services in the district, the parents may be referred to our Special Education Department.

    District 54 officials can better plan for kindergarten placements if they get most of the registrations on Feb. 5, so parents are urged to register their children for kindergarten on that date. For transportation/boundary questions, call (847) 357-5104. For general questions, call Anne Fox School at 630-736-3500.