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Important Resources for Parents

School District U-46 encompasses many departments, programs, and initiatives aimed at educating the whole student by providing an enriched, high quality experience. The "Departments Directory" page on this website is a comprehensive spot for links, and below you will find more information and links to some of the most important resources for parents.  

Registration 

The Student Registration Office aims to support learning for all U-46 students through efficient and accurate student registration. The online registration process for U-46 families for the upcoming school year opens in the spring. Find detailed information and instructions in the U-46 Student Registration section.

Calendars

You will find information on the 2018-19 school year here, as well as District-wide events and Board of Education meetings.

Assessment and Accountability

Assessment is an integral part of the educational process. It allows teachers to determine what and how students are learning. It provides information used to make decisions about teaching individual students as well as broad determinations on the effectiveness of the instructional program in a school and the overall school system.

Early Learners

The Early Learners program in U-46 is a partnership of family, school and community working collaboratively to provide comprehensive services to young children. Services are provided by highly-trained early childhood professionals. Curriculum and practices that are appropriate for the child's developmental level are used to meet the diverse needs of young children in a culturally sensitive environment.

English Language Learners

School District U-46 welcomes all families to our learning community. We provide services to meet the linguistic and academic needs of children whose native language is not English. Because of U-46’s location in the Fox Valley and the communities it serves, children from more than 100 language backgrounds are represented in our classrooms. Hispanic students comprise the vast majority followed by Polish and Gujarati speaking students. U-46 has the second largest English Language Learners Program in the State of Illinois outside the city of Chicago.

Gifted Programs

U-46 provides a variety of gifted programs to ensure that every high-achieving student has an opportunity to excel.

School Safety

The safety of students and staff at School District U-46 is a top priority. In today’s society the heightened focus on security and safety protocols is imperative. Safe school planning is a partnership that includes local emergency responders, community members, government leaders, social service networks, parents and students. Through this collaboration, safer environments for students and staff can be accomplished.

Specialized Student Services

The Specialized Student Services department includes Special Education, 504 Plans and Health Services.

School Board

The Board of Education (BOE) is responsible for determining the policies which guide the operation of School District U-46. Here you will find links to information about BOE members, past presentations, the current Board packet, the process for public comments at meetings, and how to contact the Board. A detailed meeting schedule can be found here. Meetings are held at the Educational Services Center at 355 E. Chicago St., Elgin, and they can also be viewed via the District’s YouTube channel.