Back-to-School Guide for 2022-2023

Everything you need to know to prepare your family for the 2022-2023 school year. This page will be regularly updated in the weeks leading up to the first day of school.

Contact Information

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, August 9: New Family Orientation (5:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday, August 14: 1st Grade Meet-and-Greet (4:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 17: First day of school (dismissal at 1:40 p.m.)
  • Thursday, August 25: Open House (6:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, August 30: Picture Day

Registration

School Hours

Please note that on Thursdays we have a late arrival to allow for professional development.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
All Grades

Start 8:50 a.m.

End 3:40 p.m.

Start 8:50 a.m.

End 3:40 p.m.

Start 8:50 a.m.

End 3:40 p.m.

Start 9:40 a.m.

End 3:40 p.m.

Start 8:50 a.m.

End 3:40 p.m.

*Early dismissal is at 1:40 p.m.

Lunch Information

This year, the lunch program will return to the pre-pandemic process. Families who meet certain income eligibility guidelines can apply for free or reduced-price meals.

Bus Information

  • Families can still sign up for bus transportation. Please contact Jane Holtz, the district's transportation coordinator, for more information. She can be reached at 847-297-4120 or jholtz@rtsd26.org.
  • Updated Bus Routes

Additional Links

COVID-19 Protocols

The health protocols for 2022-2023 will be similar to what they were at the end of last school year. There will be some changes:

  • Schools will no longer conduct weekly SHIELD testing
  • Classrooms and lunchrooms will no longer require social distancing
  • Meals will no longer be paid for by the federal government (see the above section on lunch information)
  • The district will not post a dashboard with the daily COVID case count
  • A negative home test can now be used to return to school early from a quarantine

Visit our COVID-19 Update Center for the full list of protocols.