Kaneland High School 2014-15 information

KANELAND—The following information is in regard to Kaneland High School’s upcoming 2014-15 school year.

School fees: School fees must be paid or postmarked by Wednesday, Aug. 20. Office hours on Aug. 20 are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Checks should be made payable to Kaneland District 302. Call the school office at (630) 365-5100, ext. 206, if you need to arrange a payment plan.

Freshman orientation: Orientation is Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. You will have an opportunity to find lockers and run through a practice schedule.

Start of school: Kaneland High School will begin a full day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The school day will begin at 7:35 a.m. Students should have paper and pen/pencils with them on the first day of school. Teachers will instruct students what the school supply requirements will be for that particular class. Hot lunch and a la carte lunch items will be served.

Student parking: Parking fees for the 2014-15 school year will be $180; daily parking will be $4. Seniors may reserve parking spots by coming to the High School office between Monday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 15, between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Junior may reserve parking spots by coming to the High School office anytime between Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parking tags will not be sold prior to Aug. 11. The Parking Hang Tag Request form is available on the Kaneland High School webpage under “Documents—School Documents.”

Schedules: Students schedules will be available online by Aug. 11. The student’s locker number and combination will also be available on Konnect. Counselor assignments for the 2014-15 school year are Special Services—Ms. Beck, A-D—Ms. Shore, E-K—Ms. Lamica, L-RI—Mr. Franklin, RJ-Z—Ms. Mecic.

Bus routes: Transportation information will be posted for all K-12 students in Konnect after Aug. 14 regarding pick-up and drop-off times. The transportation information is updated twice daily. At the start of the school year, you will want to view it the night before school starts to ensure there have not been any changes to your child’s route.

Lunch accounts: The school has a computerized “debit” payment system that allows it to accomplish several important things that are of benefit to you and the students. Time in line at lunch is reduced, and all purchases are logged so parents can inquire what food items their child has purchased. Students may give a check (payable to Kaneland High School) or cash to the cashier. A check for multiple students must be given to the receptionist in the High School Office, with the memo line indicating how much should be credited to each student’s account. You may also visit the webstore at www.kaneland.org to pay with credit card. Students need to have their ID to purchase lunch.

Picture days: Picture days for underclassmen will take place Aug. 26-27 at the High School. Look for picture forms to be coming home in the mail from HR Imaging. Seniors will be photographed for their ID cards. Senior should call Root Studios at (800) 433-1766 if they have not yet scheduled their senior portrait sitting for the yearbook.

Open House: The faculty and staff of Kaneland High School invite all parents to attend the Parent Open House program on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The purpose of this program is to provide parents with the opportunity to meet their child’s first-semester teachers and become familiar with the curriculum by following an abbreviated version of their child’s schedule. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., with a general welcome meeting in the auditorium.

Voter registration: All parents and residents of the Kaneland District are encouraged to register to vote. You can register at any of the schools in the district on school days between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Newsletter: Kaneland High School publishes a bi-monthly parent newsletter that is posted and available on the High School website. If you do not have Internet access and would like to receive the newsletter by U.S. Mail, call (630) 365-5100, ext. 204.