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

  • Monday, August 8: Schedule pick up for 6th graders (9-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, August 9: Schedule pickup for 7th and 8th graders (9-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 17: First day of school (dismissal at 1:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 24: Open House (7:00 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 7:40 a.m.

End 2:58 p.m.

Start 7:40 a.m.

End 2:58 p.m.

Start 7:40 a.m.

End 2:58 p.m.

Start 8:30 a.m.

End 2:58 p.m.

Start 7:40 a.m.

End 2:58 p.m.

Bell Schedule

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, we will shift to a block schedule format. Learn more about how it works and why this change was made.

6th Grade

  Block 1 Block 2 Advisory Lunch Block 3 Block 4 Block 5
Start 7:40 a.m. 8:58 a.m. 10:16 a.m. 10:34 a.m. 11:07 a.m. 12:25 p.m. 1:43 p.m.
Finish 8:55 a.m. 10:13 a.m. 10:31 a.m. 11:04 a.m. 12:22 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 2:58 p.m.

 

7th Grade

  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Lunch Advisory Block 4 Block 5
Start 7:40 a.m. 8:58 a.m. 10:16 a.m. 11:34 a.m. 12:07 p.m. 12:25 p.m. 1:43 p.m.
Finish 8:55 a.m. 10:13 a.m. 11:31 a.m. 12:04 p.m. 12:22 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 2:58 p.m.

 

8th Grade

  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Lunch Advisory Block 5
Start 7:40 a.m. 8:58 a.m. 10:16 a.m. 11:34 a.m. 12:52 p.m. 1:25 p.m. 1:43 p.m.
Finish 8:55 a.m. 10:13 a.m. 11:31 a.m. 12:49 p.m. 1:22 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 2:58 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

Drop Off/Pick Up

Drop off and pick up could be affected by the final stages of construction work on the parking lot. We will be communicating specific instructions as we get closer to our first day.

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.