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Dr. Jeff Schuler

REGISTRATION NEWS RELEASE

2013-2014 School Year

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June 25, 2013

The Kaneland Schools will begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 21st, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at the Middle School and High School will be provided the first day of school.

Kaneland Elementary Schools

The starting time for all elementary schools is 8:50 am. Please do not bring your child to the elementary school before 8:40 am. Elementary school students are dismissed by 3:30 pm. Dismissal of students that walk, are picked up by parents and ride the bus may vary slightly at each school.

Morning kindergarten classes will be from 8:50-11:30 am. Afternoon kindergarten classes will be from 12:45-3:30 pm. The Extended Day Kindergarten program will run with the same start and end times as the elementary buildings.

Kaneland Elementary Schools conducted a mail-in registration in April/May. Parents of students new to the elementary schools and parents who have not as yet registered their children for kindergarten (Note: Children must be five years of age on or before September 1st) should contact the appropriate office immediately to register for the coming school year:

630-365-8170 for John Stewart Elementary School, 817 Prairie Valley, Elburn

630-466-8500 for John Shields Elementary School, 85 Main St., Sugar Grove

630-365-1122 for Blackberry Creek Elementary School, 1122 S. Anderson Rd., Elburn, or

630-897-1961 for McDole Elementary School, 2901 Foxmoor Dr., Montgomery.

Harter Middle School-Kaneland High School

All students new to the District are requested to register before August 20th. Registration packets for new students are available on-line. All students will receive fee statements in the mail, and students will be able to access their schedules through Konnect by August 15th.

Parents of new middle school students are requested to call the Harter Middle School office at 630-466-8400. Middle school students may purchase PE clothes and locks the first week of school during PE or lunch.

Parents of new high school students should call the Students Services Center (630-365-5100, Ext. 210) in advance to arrange an appointment to register. High school students will receive their schedules on-line and fee statements in the mail. For high school students, PE clothes and locks are available for purchase in the Athletic Office during the first week of school.

The hours for students at Harter Middle School are 7:25 am to 2:40 pm.

The hours for students at Kaneland High School are 7:35 am to 2:50 pm.

Important Information for Students/Parents New to District 302

If you are in the process of moving into the Kaneland District, please register as soon as possible. Contact the appropriate school building to be certain that you meet the State residency criteria to attend the district's schools. You are encouraged to visit the building before school starts. Each school will host an open house for new students; please check a school's web site via www.kaneland.org to locate this information.

Also, please note that if a student is not registered by August 1, 2013, bus service cannot be guaranteed for the first two weeks of school, depending on locations and other factors. If your child will be transported to or from an approved child care facility, please make sure you have filled out the necessary paperwork included in your registration packet by the August 1st deadline.

Special Education Programs and Services for New Students

In order to identify appropriate programming and service options, parents of children with special needs are encouraged to bring current IEP's with them when they register their child for school. The IEP enables the district to implement services in a timely manner and is vital for providing a smooth transition for your child to his or her new school. If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact Fran Eggleston, Director of Special Education, at 630-365-5111, Extension 111.

Fees

Fees for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows:

Textbook Fees

Early Childhood $60

Kindergarten $75

1st-5th Grades $130

6th-8th $130

9th-12th $175

Curriculum-Related Fees

Technology (Grades 1-12) $55

Technology (Kindergarten) $27.50

Technology (Early Childhood) $22

Driver Education (plus $20 permit fee made payable to the Secretary of State) $250

Early Childhood $50

Discretionary Fees

High School Parking $180

High School Sports Fee (per sport) $150

High School Club Fee (per club) $60

High School Class Play/Musical (each) $60

Middle School Sports Fee (per sport) $120

Middle School Club Fee (per club) $35

Middle School Drama (each) $35

Kindergarten Extended Day $250/month; $150/month (Free or Reduced Lunch)

Hot Lunch Fees

Student Hot Lunch $2.15

Adult Hot Lunch $2.65

Milk $.30 ($24/1st Semester, $25/2nd semester; $48/year)

Payment must be received or postmarked on or before August 20, 2013.

Fees may be paid on-line using the Kaneland Web Store at www.kaneland.org.

Note: Textbook Rental & Instructional Material fees have been frozen since 2007; only extra-curricular and parking fees have increased or been instituted.

Student Insurance Options

The District has recently added student accident insurance coverage to the District's policy. However, in the event of an accident, the student's primary health insurance carrier will be the first means of coverage.

School Lunch Program

This year the cost of hot lunch is $2.15 for students in grades 6-12. Milk sold separately will cost $.30.

Hot lunch is not available at the elementary schools. Therefore, students in grades 1-5 will be required to bring their own lunches on a daily basis. Milk will be available at a cost of $.30. An optional annual payment ($48.00) is also offered, along with a per-

Semester option (first semester--$24.00; Second Semester--$25.00). Lunches will be provided to students eligible for free lunches.

Physical Examination and Health Requirements

The School Code of Illinois requires that proof of a physical examination be provided at registration for all students entering the Early Childhood Program, Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade, and for all students who are enrolling in Kaneland District #302 from a State other than Illinois. Dental examinations are required for all Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th graders and Vision examinations are required for all Kindergarten students and students entering Kaneland from another state. Forms for the physical examination are available in the school office or on-line (www.kaneland.org); go to Kaneland Health Services and on the right side of Health Services, go to Documents, Forms and Links). To be valid, these examinations must have been administered by a licensed physician within one year of the entry date into the grades cited above.

The physical form needs to include the immunizations, health history and diabetes screening (based on height and weight). Beginning with the school year 2013-2014, a new immunization requirement, Tdap (Whopping Cough Booster defined as tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) will be required according to the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) and ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education). All students in grades 6-12 will be required to present PROOF of receiving a dose of Tdap prior to the start of the school year 2013-2014. Immunizations are available from the Kane County Health Department. Call 630-264-7665 for an appointment.

Early Childhood and kindergarten students must provide proof of having received lead screening, and ALL KANELAND STUDENTS GRADES K-12 must furnish proof of having received all required shots for MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), polio, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DPT) and chicken pox by October 15th. In addition, students entering the early childhood program must furnish proof of having received HIB and Hepatitis B shots by October 15th, and students entering 5th grade must also furnish proof of having received Hepatitis B shots by October 15th.

Kindergarten students must show proof of having received one dose of Varicella on or after their first birthday or show proof of having had the disease by the health care provider.

Any questions regarding health records should be addressed to the nurse of the school your child is attending. Any questions regarding immunization requirements should be addressed to the Kane County Health Department (630-264-7665).

Dated: June 25, 2013

Dr. Jeff Schuler, Superintendent of Schools

Kaneland Community Unit School District 302

47W326 Keslinger Road

Maple Park, IL 60151

630-365-5111 / Fax: 630-365-9428

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