Mrs. Cumpata's Cosmic Communication - 5.10.24

Mrs. Cumpata's Cosmic Communication - 5.10.24

Good Afternoon Kildeer Families,

Thank you to the incredible community for the love, support, and food this week to celebrate our staff.  Our PTO and volunteers are out of this world!  It is truly hard to believe we are only 3 weeks away from summer break.  

Mr. Higgins and I brought out the WONDER Wagon during lunch this week.  We had so much fun celebrating with students and are proud of the positive choices they continue to make.  During the month of May, students are working on “filling other people’s buckets” with kindness.  This is a whole school incentive and students are celebrating each time they fill 100 buckets.  

Finally, I want to congratulate Miss Avedon and Mr. Kenny.  They were both recognized this week at the Lake County Educator of the Year Ceremony.  Their hard work and dedication to the staff, students, and Kildeer community are noticed each day. We are so lucky to have both of them at Kildeer.  

Have a WONDERful weekend!

Mrs. Karen Cumpata

NEW *Upcoming Dates*

  • Tuesday, May 21 - Early Release Day

  • Friday, May 24 - Half Day for Students

  • Monday, May 27 - No School - Memorial Day

  • Friday, May 31 - Last Day of School (Half Day)

NEW *Kildeer Countryside School District 96 iPad Collection Notice for End of School Year 2023-24*

As the 2023-24 school year draws to a close, we need to inform all students and families about the iPad collection process. Unlike previous years, where students retained iPads over the summer, this year, we require their return to update and refresh our equipment for the 2024-25 academic year.

Collection Schedule:

  • 8th Grade: May 22

  • Kindergarten: May 29

  • 1st - 7th Grade: May 30

Items to be Returned:

Each student is required to return the following items:

  • iPad

  • iPad case

  • Charging cable

  • Charger

  • Logitech crayon

Damage and Missing Items Policy:

If any items are damaged or missing, please refer to the iPad handbook signed at registration. Remember:

  • Students have coverage for two incidents of damage to the iPad and two to accessories (charging cable, brick, case, pencil).

  • Beyond these incidents, costs for repair or replacement fall to the students and their families.

  • Intentional damages are not covered by the district.

Summer Programming Exception: 

Students enrolled in summer programming will retain their iPads and accessories through the summer session, returning them by June 27, 2024. This ensures that all students participating in educational activities have the necessary resources.

We appreciate your cooperation in returning the iPads and accessories promptly and in good condition. This initiative is crucial for maintaining high-quality educational support for our students.

Thank you for your attention and continued support of Kildeer Countryside School District 96.


Positive meal account balances for graduating 8th graders of $5 or more will automatically be refunded at the conclusion of the school year. Parents wishing to transfer remaining balances to siblings still in D96 on the should do so by Friday, May 31st.  Refund checks will be mailed by District Business Office staff Wednesday, June 19th to the home address on record.

NEW *Read Upcoming D96 Band/Orchestra Boosters News*

Families of Band and Orchestra students: Please check the D96 Band Boosters Blog for the latest news on an upcoming Boosters’ meeting, Beginning Band and Beginning Orchestra info nights and polo shirt orders:

 NEW *MAP Reports

Please expect MAP reports to be sent home to families early next week.

*REPEAT* Health Forms

To comply with Illinois State guidelines, a physical examination – including current immunization records – is required for all children entering an Illinois school for the first time, for children enrolling in kindergarten (even if they previously were enrolled in a District 96 Early Childhood program), and for students entering Grade 6.

REMINDER - Health Forms: Provide required HEALTH FORMS as soon as possible.  A physical and immunizations record needs to be on file in the nurse's office by October 15th or the student will be excluded from school.  STATE OF ILLINOIS CERTIFICATE OF CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION FORM. This form must be completed and signed by the pediatrician. Parents must also complete the fields for their child’s name and address, birth date, etc., at the top of the form on pages 1 and 2 in addition to the parent section on page 2, including a parent signature and date. 

Other health forms required include VISION, due before Oct. 15, 2024 (Kindergarten and new students) and DENTAL due before May 15, 2024 (2nd and 6th graders).

REPEAT *Library Check Out - Library Closing*

Our final day for library check out is F, 5/10. All library materials are due back on F, 5/17.

Please help our library by looking under beds, in closets, cars, backpacks, etc. for our beloved library books. We understand that sometimes books have already been returned and we will partner with you to check our shelves to see if they can be found. Your child may come home with a paper list of missing book titles to help make the search easier.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Jones at [email protected].

REPEAT *2024-25 School Supply Kits Sales Are Live*

Families can now order the 2024-25 School Supply Kit from Educational Products Inc. (EPI) at (enter code KCS096).

Order by July 9 for home delivery before the start of school in August.

For questions about your order, contact Educational Products at 800-365-5345.

The School Supply Kits are a fundraiser for the PTOs.  Parents can buy the grade-level materials on their own; access the School Supply Lists at

REPEAT *Opening March 1:  Registration for 2024-25 School Year*

Registration for the 2024-25 school year opens on Friday, March 1. Parents and guardians of new Kindergarten students and returning District 96 students will be emailed a link to register their child for the 2024-25 school year.

Complete registration by April 15 to receive a $20 Early-Bird discount. Families with returning students who register after April 15 will pay the standard registration fee. Registering early helps us to plan for the upcoming school year.  

Registration fees paid by April 15 for the 2024-25 school year are:

Early Childhood Blended Tuition:  $2,870 (or $335.07 monthly)

Kindergarten:  $90

Grades 1-4:  $110

Grade 5:  $120

Grades 6-8:  $135