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    The information on this page will help you prepare for the 2024-25 school year and will be updated to help answer questions you may have about schedules, school supplies, transportation, fees, school meals, and more.  

  • First Day of School - Aug. 13, 2024

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  • The 2024-25 school year in U-46 will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The first day for kindergarten through 12th grade students, as well as our students in Transition programs, is Tuesday, Aug. 13. The first day for those in preschool is Tuesday, Aug. 20. 

     

    As your family starts to make plans for the next school year, please remember that the only vacation periods for U-46 occur during Thanksgiving and winter recess, spring recess, and summer vacation. You can see the dates for those breaks on the school-year calendar here.

     

    Extended absences and/or vacations during the school year are discouraged and considered unexcused absences. In order to have academic success, it’s important that your child is in school and on time for class every day.

  • Make Sure Your Registration is Complete
     

    Have you completed registration for your child or children yet? To make sure, visit the Registration Checklist (use your Infinite Campus Parent login credentials). As you review the checklist, a green checkmark indicates the item is complete. A red or warning sign indicates a required item is missing or incomplete. Click “Español” in the upper right corner to read the checklist in Spanish.

     

    All families who have a child or children in any grade from preschool through 12th grade are encouraged to register as soon as possible. By registering this spring, you can help the District better plan for staffing and transportation for next school year and help ensure our schools are ready to welcome students on the first day back.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: All currently enrolled students must be registered no later than May 31. 

    No instructional fees are being collected; the District is covering the cost of instructional materials fees for the 2024-25 school year. 

    Find more information at u-46.org/registration and easy instructions for current families here

    Parents who need assistance with the online registration process should contact their school. If you know of a family new to U-46, please urge them to start the registration process as well.

    Contact your child’s school to arrange to submit any necessary documents, or call the Registration Department at 874-888-5000 ext. 5016. Find more information at u-46.org/registration.

     

    It’s also important for us to share some information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which is a federal law intended to remove barriers to learning for homeless students. Children who are eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Act are those who “lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence;” in U-46, they are served by Project Access. Please visit our Project Access website here to learn more and to find contact information if you have questions or think your family might qualify.

  • Health Requirements - Submit Paperwork
     

    Students entering kindergarten, 6th, 9th, or 12th grade must meet certain health requirements listed on our Health Services website at u-46.org/healthrequirements. Forms were mailed to the homes of those students the week of May 13. 

     

    Health requirements are due on or before the first day of school, Aug. 13, 2024. Students will NOT be permitted to attend class if they do NOT have these requirements on file by the first day of school.

     

    Schedules and teacher assignments are tentatively being released on July 16. Students who are fully registered and have submitted the required health documents will be able to view their schedule or teacher assignment.  

      

    Because of these required physicals, summers are always busy at the offices of pediatricians. If you cannot get an appointment with your family’s provider, another option is the health clinics housed in stores like Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Wal-Mart, or medical care providers that might be termed “urgent” or “immediate” care clinics. It is important that you work with your insurance provider to make sure the visit is covered under the terms of your insurance plan. Calling the phone number on the back of your insurance card is a good place to start.

     

    Important reminders: The forms must be submitted in a .pdf format - photographs or .jpegs will not be accepted. To convert paperwork into a .pdf, there are free scanning apps available for mobile phones, such as Microsoft Office Lens, or if you have an iPhone, here are directions on scanning using your “notes” app. 

     

    Also, parents or guardians must sign the form for the child's physical before submitting it. 

     

    Once your child has met the requirements and your physician has filled out the necessary paperwork, you have a number of options for submitting the paperwork.

    • You can scan the paperwork to create a PDF document and then email healthservices@u-46.org
    • You can upload the paperwork during the registration process 
    • You can drop the paperwork off in-person at U-46's Educational Services Center, 355 E. Chicago, St., Elgin, or at the Health Services office at 1555 Larkin Ave., Elgin. 
    • Health secretaries will accept health forms on select days this summer at each of the District's five high schools from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
      • For Larkin, Elgin, Bartlett and South Elgin High Schools -  June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 17 and July 23 
      • For Streamwood High School - June 25-27, July 16-18, Jand July 23-25 

     If you have questions or concerns about health requirements, please contact our Health Services team by using Let’s Talk.

     


    Board Policy  

    Per School Board Policy 7.100, all students will be compliant with State law-required health examinations and immunizations on the first day of school, Aug. 13, 2024. Students who are non-compliant in their physical and immunization requirements will not be allowed to attend school until state compliance is met. Required grades include Preschool/Early Childhood, Kindergarten, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade. 

    (Note: Vision exams for Kindergarten are required by Oct. 15, 2024. Dental exams for Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th and 9th grade are due by May 15, 2025.)

    Any updates from the Illinois State Board of Education will be communicated to all parents.

     

  • School Supplies for Elementary Students
     

    U-46 will provide school supplies for students entering kindergarten through 6th grade, as it did for last the last several school years. Families will just need to provide a backpack. Students will receive their supplies at their schools once classes get underway. 

     

    Students in middle and high school should visit their school's website for details on the necessary school supplies. 

  • Bus Routes
     
     

    If your child or children qualify for transportation services, information on their bus schedule and pick-up and drop-off locations will be available in Infinite Campus about a week before the first day of school. 

     

  • School Meals and Fee Waivers
     
     

    U-46 will again offer breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to all students at all U-46 schools. Monthly menus will be available on school websites starting a few days before the first day of classes as well as on the U-46 Food & Nutrition Services webpage at u-46.org/mealmenus.

     

    Although meal applications will not be required for the 2024-25 school year, we recommend families complete the Fee Waiver Form, which can apply to athletic fees, driver’s education, and more. The 2024-2025 fee waiver forms can be found here.

     

    Important clarification: Parking permit fees are NOT eligible for a waiver.

  • School Calendar
     
    Visit u-46.org/calendar to find the official calendar for the 2024-25 school year, including important dates like winter recess, school holidays, and the last day of school.
  • Student Handbook and Code of Conduct
     
    During the registration process, you were asked to review the U-46 Student Handbook and the U-46 Code of Conduct. Please be sure to review these with your child before the beginning of the school year. These outline the expectations and guidelines for a safe and inclusive learning environment. Both are available at u-46.org/schoolguidelines.