Fifth grade year is filled with many activities: trips, celebrations, the 5th grade musical, and graduation. Make sure you pay attention to Konstella messages! Your 5th Grade Parent Representatives on the PTA will coordinate many of these activities. There are many opportunities to volunteer. Of course, 5th grade is also the year you apply to middle schools.
Middle School Choice in District 15 for Sept. 2020
Staying informed about the middle school choice process is important. There are no zoned middle schools in our district, and every family will need to look at school choices and create an informed list of schools that are a good fit for their child. Families are urged to make sure that they are receiving Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer’s Konstella alerts. Make sure you are registered for your child’s class through Konstella. Families should also sign up for updates directly from the Department of Education at the Connect
page. Middle Schools offer tours and open house events for 5th grade families beginning in early October. Some schools require you to sign up for these events in late September, so we recommend bookmarking the websites of schools that interest you now, so that you can sign up as soon as the dates are posted. In the fall, students received the D15 Middle School Directory from Lori Mendez, School Counselor. The middle school application process is now paperless.
Families will have access to their child’s application and a directory online via the MySchools
website, and will submit the application electronically. The DoE will mail you instructions and an access code to create your MySchools account. The system may even provide a suggested list of schools based on your child’s interests. Families who need assistance with the online application should contact Ms. Mendez or Ms. Bredthauer. The date to submit your application is December 2nd.