District 67 Start of School Information

District 67 dates and information for the start of the school year

School will begin later this month for all student in Lake Forest District 67 and full information is ready for families.

Parents are encouraged to visit the district website or individual school websites for the latest information or any changes to start of school information and events. Signing up for your school's email distribution list will also help keep you informed.

Deer Path Middle School New Family Orientation

All Deer Path Middle School families (grades 5-8) new to District 67 are invited to a New Family Orientation/Tour August 21 that will provide some general information about the school and community.

School administrators, students, parents and local community agency representatives will be on hand to describe opportunities and programs available to the students and parents. New student schedules will be distributed and, following a brief discussion, students and parents will be given a tour of the building.

This orientation will be at Deer Path Middle School-West Campus in the Haskins Center. Please park in the south lot, behind the school and enter through the back entrance, directly into the Haskins Center.

Fifth and sixth grade orientation is schedled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for a presentation school tour. Students entering seventh and eighth grade will have their session from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. They will also get a presentation and tour. Please feel free to call us at (847) 604-7400 if you have any questions.

Deer Path Middle School WEB Leader Training will take place August 22 and 23. The WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) middle school transition program trains members of the 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders; as positive role models, WEB Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide younger studentsto discover what it takes to be successful in middle school.

5th Grade Orientation

Orientation for all incoming 5th grade students at Deer Path Middle School will take place on Friday, August 24 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm in the DPM Peck Gym (lunch will be provided from 12:00-12:30 pm). The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one. Eighth graders will be serving as leaders and mentors to the fifth graders. Students will participate in large and small group activities that are designed to address students’ needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner. Wear comfortable clothes and travel light (leave backpacks, etc…at home)! If you have any questions, please call Ms. Leafman at 847-604-7406.

DPM Athletic Meeting

An informational meeting regarding interscholastic and intramural athletic opportunities at Deer Path Middle School for students in grades 5-8 will be held Wednesday, August 29th at 7pm in the Haskins Center.

School Walk-throughs

District 67 families are invited to a walk-through of their school on Tuesday, August 28: CH - 8:00-8:45 am, SH & EV - 8:45-9:30 am, DPM E - 9:30-10:30 am, and DPM W - 10:30-11:30 am.

First Day of School

The first day of student attendance for grades 1-8 will be Wednesday, August 29. This will be a half-day of attendance Cherokee, Everett, Sheridan: 8:00 - 11:00 am; DPM: 8:35 - 11:35 am. Information regarding regular school hours, can be found on the district website: www.lf67.org/About District 67/School Hours.

Kindergarten Schedule

Parents of children entering kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year will receive notice over the summer announcing their child’s appointment for K.I.D.S. (Kindergarten Individual Data Survey) screening. Individual K.I.D.S. screening appointments will be held August 29, 30, 31 and September 4.  Half of the Kindergarten students will attend school on Wednesday, September 5, the other half on Thursday, September 6. All Kindergarten students will attend school at their regular times on Friday, September 7.

Curriculum Nights

Parents are invited to visit their children’s classrooms to review the curriculum and get to know their child’s teacher on the following evenings (6:30-8:00 pm for all schools). Please note that the dates for Cherokee and Sheridan are different that information previously released: Deer Path Middle School 5/6 - Thursday, September 20; Deer Path Middle School 7/8 - Thursday, September 27; Cherokee - Thursday, September 13; Everett - Thursday, September 6; and Sheridan - Thursday, September 6.

Emergency Notification System

The Honeywell Instant Alert system is the primary means of notification by the district for emergency, severe weather or a late start. An alert will be sent to the primary phone number you have registered with the district. If you wish to receive notification using other devices (cell phone, email, etc.) OR your information has changed, you must update your profile by logging into the Honeywell Instant Alert website. For instructions, visit the district website: www.lf67.org/About District 67/Emergency Information. New families will have their primary phone number entered into the Honeywell Instant Alert system at the beginning of the school year. At that time, you will be able to visit the Honeywell site to create a user name and password, and then update your preferences. For more information, visit the district website: www.lf67.org/About District 67/Emergency Information.

Health Requirements

In accordance with Illinois State Law, students entering kindergarten, sixth grade or new to the district must have a physical examination (recorded on the Certificate of Child Health Examination form). Immunizations must be complete and up-to-date according to the schedule of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The health history section of the form must be completed, dated, and signed by the parent/guardian. The Certificate of Health Examination form is due PRIOR to the first day of school. Families will be informed of the State of Illinois School Exclusion policy that outlines details of student’s exclusion from school until the above health information is completed and filed with the school nurse. Students transferring from out of state or another country must present a physical exam completed within one year prior to Illinois school entrance on a comparable form and must comply with the immunizations schedule. All transfer students shall have 30 days following registration to comply with the health examination and immunizations requirements. All children entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grade are required to have a dental examination. A vision examination is required for all students entering kindergarten or a public school for the first time. All examinations must be reported on the appropriate forms, which can be downloaded from the district website (www.lf67.org) or picked up from the district office during the summer.  

If your child requires any type of medication during the school day, a Medication Authorization Form must be completed by the parent and signed by the prescribing physician. No medication (prescription or non-prescription) can be given to your child at school without these forms on file. Medications forms are available on the District web site.

Physical exams are required each year for students who are participating in any after-school sport.  Sports physical exams are good for only one year from the date of the exam.  Exam forms must be on file in the school nurses’ office before the student will be allowed to participate. Please make appointments early so your child’s health record is complete by the start of school. It is advisable to make copies of forms for your own records.

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