An update from 
Community Consolidated
School District 15

July 18, 2017


Facility improvement projects are well underway at 10 CCSD15 schools this summer. As part of a two-year plan to bring all facilities up to recommended health and safety standards, construction work will continue through Aug. 7 at John G. Conyers Learning Academy, Central Road, Frank C. Whiteley, Gray M. Sanborn, Hunting Ridge, Kimball Hill, Pleasant Hill, Willow Bend, Carl Sandburg Junior High and Plum Grove Junior High. 

Crews are hard at work addressing things like bathroom renovations, structural and mechanical improvements, carpet replacement, asbestos abatement and more. Students and staff will return to refreshed and renovated facilities when school begins in August. 

Similar work was completed in 2016 at Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Stuart R. Paddock, Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Lake, Winston Campus Elementary, Walter R. Sundling Junior High and Winston Campus Junior High. 


Students in grades 6-8 will have additional tools for academic success this fall with the launch of CCSD15's 1:1 Chromebook initiative. The addition of district-issued devices will allow for greater personalized learning opportunities, global awareness, creativity and collaboration both at school and at home. Fifth-grade students in multiage classrooms will also be issued a Chromebook. 

Chromebooks will be distributed to students on Aug. 17 and 18. Technology staff will be present at each building to facilitate the distribution and help with any troubleshooting issues. 

Please click here for a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Chromebook roll-out. 


CCSD15's free summer breakfast program continues through July at select locations. All children age 18 and under qualify to receive a free breakfast at these locations, regardless of economic status. 

Sites open in July include: 

Rolling Meadows Park District Community Center
3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows
Monday-Thursday through Aug. 3, 2017
8:15-9:15 a.m.

Falcon Park Rec Center
2195 N. Hicks Road, Palatine
Monday-Thursday through July 27, 2017
8:50-9:35 a.m.

For more information, please contact CCSD15's School Nutrition Services Department at (847) 963-3928. 


Mark your calendars for the 2017 Better Together: Uniting Palatine party Thursday, Aug. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Falcon Park, 2195 N. Hicks Road, Palatine. The family-friendly event will include free music and entertainment, food samples and outdoor games. 

Qualifying families who have pre-registered will also receive free school supplies. Families in need of supplies should register in advance at the Community Resource Center, 1585 N. Rand Road, Palatine by bringing proof of address and your child's report card. Pre-registration is not necessary for families simply attending the Better Together event. 

Better Together is sponsored by CCSD15, Palatine Park District, Palatine Police Department, Partners for Our Communities (POC) and the Palatine YMCA. For more information, call the POC at (847) 776-9500. 


Please remember these important back-to-school dates: 

Monday, Aug. 14: Teachers return to school
Wednesday, Aug. 16: First day of school for grades 1-8
Thursday, Aug. 17: First day of school for preschool and kindergarten

Teacher assignments and school-specific information will be mailed to families by the first week of August. 


CCSD15 is seeking input on the best ways to communicate with our community. Please take this anonymous, 5-minute survey to share your thoughts and opinions. 

Your feedback is valuable to us, and all responses will be reviewed and considered as part of a larger communications plan for the district. 

Morgan Delack
Chief Communication Officer
(847) 963-3204