August 6, 2021 Community Update

The new measure is part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat a new surge as the Delta variant rapidly spreads.

 

The mask requirement is inclusive of youth sports and activities, with masks now required for all indoor extracurriculars and sports. In line with CDC guidance, masks are not required for activities outdoors where transmission risks and rates are lower.

 

Wednesday’s announcement differs from the reopening plan our school district recently adopted in July. At this time, the Board of Education will meet to review the new rules and will be communicating with you any changes after our August 10 Board of Education meeting. 

 

In the meantime, we wanted to provide you with some important upcoming dates and information.

 

Respectfully,


Dr. Kristine Roth
Superintendent

 

PowerSchool Public Portal

The PowerSchool Public Portal will open on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 12:00pm. The district's PowerSchool server address has changed, please change your bookmarks to https://powerschool.d142.org/public

 

To see your child’s schedule, locker and bus information, you MUST go through the PowerSchool Public Portal, log in and on the menu click on Student Schedule.

 

If you are going through the PowerSchool app, you will not be able to see your child's current school schedule until after August 18 as well as locker and bus information.

 

If you are locked out of the Public Portal, you either need to pay the minimum amount of school fees in the RevTrak Web Store, https://d142.revtrak.net or you need to contact the District’s Registrar to prove residency.

 

School Calendar 

  • Monday, August 16, 2021 - Teacher Institute Day - NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Teacher Institute Day - NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - First Day of School - ALL STUDENTS ATTENDANCE

 

School Times 

Ridge Early Childhood Center

  • Kindergarten Arrival..........................8:05 - 8:15am - Drop-off
  • Preschool AM Arrival .......................8:15 - 8:20am - Drop-off
  • Preschool AM Dismissal ..................10:50am
  • Preschool PM Arrival .......................11:55 - 12:00pm - Drop-off
  • Preschool PM Dismissal ...................2:30pm
  • Kindergarten Dismissal .....................2:45pm

 

Kerkstra / Foster Elementary Schools

  • Student Arrival ..................................8:35 - 8:50am - Drop-off
  • Classes Begin at ................................8:50am
  • Classes End at ...................................3:15pm

 

Jack Hille Middle School

  • Student Arrival ..................................7:45 - 8:00am - Drop-off
  • Classes Begin at ................................8:00am
  • Classes End at ...................................2:25pm

 

School Attendance Phone Numbers

The mornings are hectic in a school’s main office. We want to remind you that there are dedicated attendance phone lines where you can simply leave a voicemail with your child’s information, grade level, homeroom and reason for their absence.

  • Ridge Attendance…..708-803-8214
  • Kerkstra Attendance…..708-803-8212
  • Foster Attendance…..708-803-8213
  • Hille Attendance…..708-803-8211


Breakfast and Lunch

A free, daily breakfast and lunch will be available to ALL students, with menu options to be shared with families in advance. Students will have assigned seats during their lunch period.


Hille Middle School Walk-Throughs - August 11 and 12, 2021

We look forward to welcoming students on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 1:00pm - 7:00pm and on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Parents and students can sign up for specific time slots by clicking on this link - https://frgeneral.schoolsoft.com/login.jsf

Detailed instructions for signing up can be found by clicking on this link - https://4.files.edl.io/3267/08/06/21/221132-ab38ce7d-52c1-4fe3-9205-15e1b3dd64a4.pdf.

 

Ridge, Kerkstra and Foster Open Houses are Monday, August 16, 2021

Ridge Open House will start at 5:00pm. It will be held virtually, via Zoom.  More information will be forthcoming for our parents. 

 

Kerkstra and Foster Open House will start at 6:30pm. It will be held virtually, via Zoom. More information will be forthcoming for our parents. 

 

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