E-NEWS 96, Apr. 9, 2020

REGISTER NOW: 20-21 Registration fees increase by $20 per student after THIS Wed., Apr. 15!

Registration FAQ 1: What options for registration fee payment do I have at this difficult time?
Families do have options for payment when submitting their student’s registration form. 

If you prefer not to pay by credit card, choose “Check” or “Waive fees.”

You can select to pay by check and wait to mail or deliver the check to the Business Office (currently closed) until the COVID -19 situation eases and your financial circumstances are more clear.

Or, you can select to waive fees. You would then file your electronic application after July 1, when federal guidelines for qualification will be available for the 2020-21 school year. MORE INFO ON THE PROCESS TO WAIVE FEES. 
(Note: If financial circumstances allow payment by check after initially requesting to waive fees, you may still opt to pay by check at that time.)

REGISTRATION FAQ 2: Where is my registration email?
Registration emails for each unregistered student were sent again today–Thurs., Apr. 9. Subject Line: Online Registration Instructions for 2020–2021 Students, Early Childhood–Grade 8

Each registration email (one per KCSD96 student) includes a link and a unique “snapcode” needed for access to register your student for 2020-21.

Info you provided previously will appear in your student’s online registration record. Please check it carefully. Update it if it is not accurate. If unable to update the form or if you have registration questions, please send an email to [email protected]

• Breakfast/Lunch for Students Available for Drive-Up Pick-Up Weekdays (Closed Apr. 10)
KCSD96, D102, D013, and Stevenson families may pick up breakfast/lunch for their students weekdays. (Note: Closed Apr. 10; Meal service resumes Apr. 13) Drive-up meal pick-up is BEHIND the Exceptional Learners Collaborative (ELC) building, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. weekdays. Please pull up to the sign and remain in your vehicle. Children do not have to accompany parents to receive meals. Questions? Contact [email protected]

• Food Pantry Donation Opportunity
Community members who are able and choose to do so are invited to bring these specific items to the ELC to donate: large brown paper grocery bags, pasta sauce (cans or jars), “Helper” meal kits, butter, canned fruit, cereal, and juice boxes. Deliver to collection boxes outside the ELC front entrance, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, on Apr. 13–17 from 8 AM–3 PM. Please observe social distancing when delivering donations.

• Dual Language Update & Info
Dual Language Interest Forms are due from parents by 3 PM on May 15 for incoming 2020-21 kindergartners.

The Dual Language Program Public Lottery will be at 6 PM on May 27.

This Dual Language Parent Screencast VIDEO (17 minutes) presented by KCSD96 Director of Language and Early Literacy Kathryn Sheridan gives detailed info about the program.

More info: Dual Language in KCSD96  |  Dual Language Lottery   | Dual Language FAQs

• Clubhouse Childcare Apr. 30 Informational Webinar Scheduled
The Buffalo Grove Park District has scheduled a webinar for prospective NEW parents who are interested in the Clubhouse before-/after-school childcare program.

The webinar is scheduled for Apr. 30 at 5 p.m. SEE INFO for instructions to log in.

Registration forms/packets for returning and new Clubhouse families will be available on the Clubhouse website beginning Fri., May 1, for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions? Please contact: Amanda Busch ([email protected]) or Liz Sass ([email protected])

• Coming May 1: Order School Supply Kits for the 2020-21 School Year
Plan to order your school supply kits for the 2020-21 school year online. New this year, the kit(s) will be delivered to your home. Families will order and make payment for 2020-21 School Supply Kits directly from the vendor website (not from the PTO’s Membership Toolkit, as stated in error in the Apr. 3 E-NEWS). The vendor website and specific District 96 school codes will be provided soon and this optional ordering opportunity from KCSD96 PTOs will be available beginning May 1.

• NEW in the KCSD96 Virtual Backpack
Resources for Seniors in Lake and Cook Counties
BG Park District Clubhouse Childcare 20-21 New Parent Webinar Access Info
COVID-19 Volunteer & Donation Opportunities through Serve Illinois/Americorps


District 96 will communicate with you through E-NEWS 96 on Fridays throughout the period of closure. Please email questions to the public info coordinator.The next issue of E-NEWS 96 will be Apr. 17, 2020.