Student re-registration begins March 16; $20 fee savings per child available

District parents will be utilizing the online student re-registration and payment process for all returning students for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. This process helps the District adequately plan for the upcoming year to retain the best teachers for verified student enrollment. Beginning March 16, a link to the re-registration form will be active at www.studentregistration.org. During online re-registration, current student information can be confirmed and updated. Parents will need to enter their child’s Access ID and password. Parents will be receiving this information in a letter to be mailed the week of March 2. The re-registration fee for the 2015-16 is $130 for students grades 1-8 through May 29, 2015. After that date, the fee will be $150.


Kindergarten registration drive continues

Summit Hill School District 161’s 2015-2016 Kindergarten registration drive is underway. Parents may access the left navigation of the webpage to review the checklist of documents needed for registration. Parents have the option of enrolling their kindergartener in the extended day program which is from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. or the half-day program which runs from 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Registration fee for extended day is $150. Registration fee for Half Day is $125. Payment options are available. To register, please come to the District Administrative Center, 20100 South Spruce Drive in Frankfort. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Arbury Hills students share tech integration activities embedded in Civil War unit

At the Feb. 25 meeting of the Board of Education, Arbury Hills students presented information on their technology integration activities associated with their study of the Civil War. Classes have been utilizing technology integration time to focus on reading informational text, recalling information from a digital source, and writing informational text. At the Board meeting, students shared their finished products. Afterwards, students paired up with Board Members to showcase computer science fun with “Hour of Code” activities.


‘Wall of Gratitude’ to honor staff members for their extra efforts

Parents are welcome to recognize District 161 staff members who go above and beyond! Each school and the District Administrative Center is sporting a “Wall of Gratitude” where parents, staff members, and community members can post words of appreciation and thanks for the efforts of our staff members in helping District 161 students succeed. All staff members are eligible for recognition. Recognition forms are available on the District website (bottom right corner). Each month honorees will be recognized during a Board of Education meeting as part of the implementation of Board Goal #2.


Board adopts next school year's District calendar

August 20 & 21..............................................................Teachers Institute - No School
August 24........................................................................................First Day of School
September 4……………......1/2 Day School in AM - PM Teacher In-service-No School
September 7...............................................................................Labor Day - No School
October 9..….……….…….1/2 Day School in AM - PM Teacher In-service - No School
October 12….....................................................................Columbus Day - No School
November 23-24.....................................Parent/Teacher Conference Day - No School
November 25-27.......................................................Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
December 18.................................................Last Day of School before Holiday Break
December 21-January 1......................................................................Holiday Vacation
January 4.............................................................Classes Resume after Holiday Break
January 15 …………...….1/2 Day School in AM – PM Teacher In-service - No School
January 18...................................................Martin Luther King’s Birthday - No School
February 12......................Lincoln-Way Area School District Institute Day - No School
February 15.......................................................................President’s Day - No School
March 7....................................................................................Pulaski Day - No School
March 15……………….....………………………………..……Election Day - No School
March 25 – April 1………….……..…....…………………………………….Spring Break
April 4...................................................................Classes Resume after Spring Break
April 22 ……………….……1/2 Day School in AM - PM Teacher In-service-No School
May 27.............................................................................Teacher Institute - No School
May 30..................................................................................Memorial Day - No School
June 9.............................................................................................Last Day of School

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