Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at U-46! The information on this page will help you prepare for the new school year and should answer any questions you may have about schedules, school supplies, transportation, fees, school meals, and more. As a reminder, the first day of the 2022-23 school year for Kindergarten through 12th grade students, as well as our students in Transition programs, is Tuesday, August 16, and the first day for those in preschool is Tuesday, August 23.
For families who have not yet completed the online registration process for the upcoming school year, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. Your registration will provide information that helps the District make important decisions about transportation, staffing, and more that will benefit your child. You can find detailed instructions on this page. You will not need to pay instructional fees; the District is covering the cost of instructional materials fees for the 2022-23 school year as a measure of relief for families who have struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.
U-46 will provide school supplies for students entering kindergarten through 6th grade, as it did last school year. 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 will find details on their school supplies on their school’s website. In addition, this page has links to school supply information as available. If you are in need of a backpack and/or school supplies, please call 847-888-5000, ext. 4211.
U-46 will again offer breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to all students at all U-46 schools. No applications will be necessary. Monthly menus will be available on school websites starting a few days before the first day of classes as well as on this page of the U-46 Food & Nutrition Services department. The department’s goal is to provide students with healthy meals each day, in compliance with the USDA Child Nutrition Program. To learn more about the department, visit u-46.org/fns.
Students who are entering kindergarten, 6th, 9th, or 12th grade must meet certain health requirements, and U-46 students will be excluded from classes if they do NOT have these requirements on file by the first day of school. You can find details on the requirements, as well as the necessary forms, in English and Spanish on this page, in the Health Services section of the U-46 website.
If you have questions or concerns about health requirements, please contact our Health Services team by using Let’s Talk.
Class schedules for elementary, middle and high school will be available online starting Thursday, Aug. 11 through Infinite Campus. Please click here to sign in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. However, middle school students and high school students who attend their school’s orientation will receive their schedules earlier, at the session. Printed copies of the individual schedules will be distributed to students at the orientation session, so watch for information from your school on when that event is scheduled and make sure to attend!
Information on bus stops and schedules will be available for students who qualify for transportation services in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal about a week before the first day of school. We will be hosting a bilingual Call Center on Aug. 12, and Aug. 15-18 for parents/guardians who have questions or need help resolving issues. We will share that Call Center phone number and hours with you closer to the start of school, and the information will also be posted at the top of the u-46.org/transportation page.
In the meantime, you’ll want to make sure to download the Versatrans “My Stop” App to your phone. The My Stop app lets parents or guardians see, in real-time, the location of their child’s school bus, which is especially helpful when there are weather or traffic delays. For step-by-step instructions on how to download the app to your smartphone, sign in, and navigate the app visit our My Stop webpage. Please know that the My Stop will not be usable until Monday, Aug. 22, but you can still download the app.
Summer Reading Challenge
We are fortunate that all of the public libraries that serve our community offer great “Summer Reading Challenges,” with fun themes, programs, events, and incentives. If your child participated in a local reading program, make sure they turn in their reading logs before the deadline to qualify for a variety of prizes and drawings. Here are links for each of the libraries that serve our U-46 community, as well as the date their summer reading program ends: