#U46FirstDayReady

  • School District U-46 wants all students to be prepared for the first day of school. 

    Being #U46FirstDayReady is more than just setting the alarm on Wednesday, Aug. 15. A little bit of advance preparation at home can make sure our students are ready for a fantastic school year.

    You'll find lots of information and resources here in this section of the website. Here are some simple tips: 

    1. If you still have to complete registration for your child, a number of schools are hosting walk-in registration events this month. You can also call your school directly to set up an appointment for registration. You can register online at any time of day via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
    2. If you have yet to purchase school supplies, you can find the list for our school here on the District’s website. 
    3. The District’s website is also where you’ll find the official calendar for the 2018-19 school year, including important dates like winter break, school holidays and the last day of school (May 25, 2019, if no emergency days are used).
    4. If you are looking for information on which bus and route serves your home, you can consult VersaTrans. New this year, bus pick-up times and locations will be posted on the Parent Portal under the "transportation" tab starting Aug. 10. A special "back to school" call center will also be in place at the Transportation Department starting Aug. 13: 847-888-5095. 
    5. As in previous years, the District has implemented a policy for free and reduced-price lunch and breakfast for those students unable to pay the full price for meals under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Meal applications for the 2018-19 school year are now available at https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome.
    6. If your child participated in the #U46SummerReadingChallenge, don't forget to turn in the completed reading logs to your local public library! 
    7. Start adjusting your student's bedtime and morning routines now, so that getting up early once school starts won't be as difficult. 
    8. Make time for a conversation with your children before Aug. 15 about how they feel about the new school year. They might be excited, happy, nervous or worried -- or all of the above! Talking about their hopes and concerns - and your family’s own expectations and school-year routines -- can help everyone start off the year with a positive attitude.