KANELAND—The Kaneland School District will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 24, with a full day of classes.
Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at the middle school and high school will be provided the first day of school.
Kaneland elementary schools
The starting time for all elementary schools is 8:50 a.m. Please do not bring your child to the elementary school before 8:40 a.m. Elementary school students are dismissed by 3:30 p.m. Dismissal of students that walk, are picked up by parents and ride the bus may vary slightly at each school.
Morning kindergarten classes will be from 8:50 to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten classes will be from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Kaneland elementary schools conducted a mail-in registration in April/May. Parents of students new to the elementary schools and parents who have not as yet registered their children for kindergarten (Note: Children must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1) should contact the appropriate office immediately to register for the coming school year:
• (630) 365-8170 for John Stewart Elementary School
• (630) 466-8500 for John Shields Elementary School, 85 Main St., Sugar Grove
• (630) 365-1122 for Blackberry Creek Elementary School, 1122 S. Anderson Road, Elburn
• (630) 897-1961 for McDole Elementary School, 2901 Foxmoor Drive, Montgomery
Harter Middle School,
Kaneland High School
All students, including those new to the district, are requested to register on or before Aug. 20. Registration packets for new and returning students will be available online. All students will receive fee statements in the mail.
Sixth-grade students will also receive their schedule at that time. Seventh- and eighth-grade students can access their schedules through Konnect. Parents of new middle school students are requested to call Harter Middle School office at (630) 466-8400. Middle school students may purchase PE clothes and locks the first week of school during PE or lunch.
Parents of new high school students should call the Students Services Center at (630) 365- 5100, ext. 210, in advance to arrange an appointment to register. High school students will receive their schedules online and fee statements in the mail. For high school students, PE clothes and locks are available for purchase in the Athletic Office during the first week of school.
The hours for students at Harter Middle School are 7:25 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. The hours for students at Kaneland High School are 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
for those new to District 302
If you are in the process of moving into the Kaneland District, please register as soon as possible. Contact the appropriate school building to be certain that you meet the state residency criteria to attend the district’s schools. You are encouraged to visit the building before school starts. Each school will have an open house for new students. Please check a school’s website via www.kaneland.org to locate this information.
Also, please note that if a student was not registered by Aug. 1, bus service cannot be guaranteed for the first two weeks of school, depending on locations and other factors.
Special Education program
and services for new students
In order to identify appropriate programming and service options, parents of children with special needs are encouraged to bring current IEP’s with them when they register their child for school. The IEP enables the district to implement services in a timely manner and is vital for providing a smooth transition for your child to his or her new school. If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact Fran Eggleston, director of special education, at (630) 365-5111, ext. 111.
Student insurance options
The district has recently added student accident insurance coverage to the district’s policy. However, in the event of an accident, the student’s primary health insurance carrier will be the first means of coverage.
School Lunch Program
This year the cost of hot lunch is $2 for students in grades 6-12. Milk sold separately will cost 30 cents.
Hot lunch is not available at the elementary schools. Therefore, students in grades 1-5 will be required to bring their own lunches on a daily basis. Milk will be available at a cost of 30 cents. An optional annual payment of $48 is also offered, along with a per-semester option (first semester—$25; second semester—$24). Lunches will be provided to students eligible for free lunches.
The School Code of Illinois requires that proof of both physical and dental examinations be provided at registration for all students entering the Early Childhood Program, kindergarten, sixth grade, ninth grade, and for all students who are enrolling in Kaneland District 302 for the first time.
Out-of-state students enrolling in Kaneland schools are required to have a current physical examination from an Illinois physician. Forms for the physical examination are available in the school office or online at www.kaneland.org. To be valid, these examinations must have been administered by a licensed physician within one year of the entry date into the grades cited above.
Kindergarten students are encouraged to provide proof of having received lead screening, and all Kaneland students must furnish proof of having received all required shots for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, DPT and chicken pox by Oct. 15.
In addition, students entering the early childhood program must furnish proof of having received HIB and Hepatitis B shots by Oct. 15, and students entering sixth grade must also furnish proof of having received Hepatitis B shots by Oct. 15.
Kindergarten students must show proof of having received one dose of Varicella on or after their first birthday or show proof of having had the disease by the health care provider. The school nurse may accept a parent/guardian description of the disease.
Any questions regarding health records should be addressed to the nurse of the school your child is attending. For any questions regarding immunization requirements call the Kane County Health Department at (630) 897-1124.