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The Falcon Flyer - Back to School Information

Website Edition  

August 4, 2022

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Dear Rondout Families and Faculty,


The August mailing is on its way to you filled with important information you will need for the start of the school year. Summer is winding down and preparations for opening days are accelerating. This stage of our construction project is wrapping up. We are waiting for word on some supply chain issues so we can set the date for the final installations which may take place over winter break. 


Today's flyer is jam packed so give yourself some time to check it out and catch up on the latest news and events.  


There will be just a few staff changes this school year. Mrs. Jan Hutchins will be replacing Mrs. Arisbet Figueroa while she completes her maternity leave after giving birth to her beautiful twin daughters last spring. Mrs. Barbara Flaws will be continuing as BASE Director but will be leaving the kitchen and bringing her great experience working with students to her new role as a part time program assistant. Ms. Maryann Slavin will now be running the kitchen and we look forward to moving beyond the COVID restrictions that limited our past offerings. Be sure to check out the menu for new items as well as some returning favorites. I am sorry to report that Mr. Albro is currently out on a medical leave and we wish him all the best as he courageously faces some serious health challenges.


Please be sure to sign up for your intake parent conference (grades K-6) and RSVP for the grade level informational zoom meeting if you are a 7th or 8th grade parents. These meetings will be taking place on Thursday August 25th.  


We hope that many families will be able to "Go Out To The Ballgame" for this year's back to school bash on Friday August 26, 2022. Tickets for the final Chicago Dogs home game are available by clicking the link below.


Hope you and your family enjoy the final days of summer. We look forward to seeing you soon.  Take care..be safe...Until next time...


Dr. Jenny                           Ms. Elizabeth

 Wojcik                               Davis

Superintendent                  Principal

Click here to sign up for Grades K-6 Intake Parent Conference

On Thursday, August 25 from 12:15-7:55 p.m. parents will have the opportunity for families to meet with their child’s teacher or team. Intake conferences allow Rondout faculty to connect with families, and set the stage for learning in the year ahead.  We encourage parents to sign up for an in-person conference, but have scheduled a number of zoom conference slots to accommodate parents as needed. Reminder links will be sent out prior to conferences. Please enter the building at the South Entrance near the gym, for in person conferences.


K-5 Classes:

Parents will sign-up for a conference time using the in person or zoom link. If you are in need of a zoom conference, please be sure to select a designated zoom time slot. Please be sure that you are signing up on the correct grade level tab in the link. K-5 teachers will meet with parents in the conference area in the gym.


6-8 Classes:

Individual conferences are reserved for incoming 6th grade students. Please be sure that you are signing up using the zoom or in person link for grade 6. During the conference, parents will meet with the Upper School team of teachers. 7th and 8th grade parents are invited to a whole group, informational zoom meeting to review important information specific to these grade levels.


7th grade: 6:30-7:00 p.m. on Zoom                8th grade: 7:15-7:45 p.m. on Zoom


The 8th grade session will include information about the Springfield trip, as well as other special events for our oldest students. These informational sessions will be recorded and sent out to parents after the event.

Please note that supplies should be dropped of in student lockers. Student lockers are labeled with the student's names. 

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School Supply List 2022-2023
Updated Calendar Highlights 2022-2023
Click here to complete the Transportation Survey - 1 per student 
Click here to view/print Bus Route #1
Click here to view/print Bus Route  #2
Click here to view/print Bus Route #3

Shield Testing Program

The Shield voluntary COVID testing program is returning this year for all students and staff. Please feel free to reach out with any specific questions you may have at this time. The school-wide Shield saliva testing will take place once a week and tentatively will be done on Tuesday mornings. The permission form (available by clicking the link below) outlines the various ways your child may access COVID testing here at Rondout.  

Click here to complete the Shield testing permission form - 1 per student

Rondout Cafe Returns

Student Lunch/Salad Bar: $3.75

Milk Only: $0.50

The lunch menu has been updated and enriched with new offerings and the salad bar will be back this year and included with the daily lunch program.  We hope your children enjoy the delicious and nutritious options including some returning favorites such as popcorn chicken, "real" pizza and baked potatoes.

  • Please note all lunch balances from last school year have rolled over. To add funds to your student lunch account please click the link below or send in a check made out to Rondout School District 72
  • Grades 6-8 will be allowed to order double lunches, please click the link below to sign the permission form 
Student Lunch MenuCheck It Out!
Click here to add funds to your student's lunch account
Click here to complete the 6-8 Double Lunch Permission Form - 1 per student

Welcome Mrs. Hutchins

We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Jan Hutchins, long-term Spanish substitute, to the Rondout community this fall. Mrs. Hutchins spent her career as a middle school Spanish teacher in neighboring districts, and has a wealth of experience teaching the Spanish language. Mrs. Figueroa will return in early November after spending time with her newly expanded family. She and Mrs. Hutchins have been collaborating to support a smooth transition.  Welcome to Rondout, Mrs. Hutchins!

Rondout PTSA

PTSA Website
PTSA Parents Facebook Group
PTSA Volunteer Interest Form
PTSA Directory Enrollment Form/ PTSA Pay Dues Link 
PTSA Rondout Night @ Impact Field - Click here to buy tickets

Thank you to all our families who have volunteered in the Rondout Garden!

More garden parties are coming up this month...

Congratulations to our triathletes!

Congratulations to our students who successfully completed a local triathlon last month.  Santi and Luke both finished first in their divisions, and Mariana and Grace took 2nd & 3rd in theirs respectively. 


Happy Birthday to our students who are celebrating 

birthdays in August!

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Coronavirus Resources

Click Here for Lake County Health Department Coronavirus website
Lake County Health Department Covid Support & Help
Rondout SD 72 Safe to Learn COVID protocols March 15, 2022
Click Here for 211 Lake County Website
Find a free COVID Testing Site
Post-Vaccine Guidance for Schools
School Guidance Decision Tree Updated 3.22.2022
Updated Public Health School Guidance

Looking Ahead

August 6 Garden Party 11-1 p.m. Volunteers needed.

August 6 Produce Donation Drop Off 11-1:00 p.m.

August 8 Produce Donation Drop Off 8-11:00 a.m.

August 9 Produce Donation Drop Off 8-11:00 a.m.

August 9 Garden Party 9-11:00 a.m. Volunteers needed

August 10 Produce Donation Drop Off 8-11:00 a.m.

August 13 Garden Party 7-9:00 a.m. Volunteers needed

August 13 Produce Donation Drop Off 7-9:00 a.m.

August 15 Produce Donation Drop Off 7-11:00 a.m.

August 22 Teacher Institute Day

August 23 Teacher Institute Day

August 23 Board Of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.

August 24 Teacher Institute Day

August 24 K-2 Popsicles and the Playground 11:00-11:30 a.m.

August 25 Parent Intake Conference Day 12:15 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.

August 25 School Supply Drop Off & UPS Schedules Pickup 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

August 26 Teacher Institute Day

August 29 First Day of School 

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Community News

Village of Mettawa
Rondout PTSA
Village of Green Oaks
Gorton Center  
Mental Health Resources

t: (847) 362-2021

f: (847) 816-2067


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