Matthew Haug

PKMS Principal’s Message 08-26-19


2019-2020 Open House

 Thursday, August 29th from 6:15 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Meet the teachers and see what PKMS is planning for the 2019-2020 School Year!

(Large Group Meetings)

Administration Welcome – Gym 6:15 – 6:35 Administration Welcome – Gym
6th Grade P.E. Meeting – Gym 6:35 – 6:45 7th Grade Encore Meeting – Cafeteria
7th Grade P.E. Meeting – Cafeteria 6:45 – 6:55 6th Grade Encore Meeting – Gym

(Core Subject Meetings)

7th Grade Time 6th Grade
Rot.#1 A-D Rot.#2 E-K Rot.#3 L-R Rot.#4 S-Z Rot.#1 A-D Rot.#2 E-K Rot.#3 L-R Rot.#4 S-Z
Sci SS ELA Math 7:00-7:10 Sci SS ELA Math
SS Sci Math ELA 7:15-7:25 SS Sci Math ELA
ELA Math Sci SS 7:30-7:40 ELA Math Sci SS
Math ELA SS Sci 7:45-7:55 Math ELA SS Sci


***Your student will be filling out a schedule highlighting his/her classes on Monday.  You should expect it to reflect the schedule above, along with locker combos, teacher names, and room numbers.  Special instructions will also be included on the schedules for students in specialized classes, or those with teachers who instruct more than one course.


Middle School Handbook Sign-off in Skyward.
If you have not yet reviewed the Middle School Handbook with your student, and not yet signed-off on that review through Skyward, Please log in to Skyward Family Access before August 28, 2019 and sign the acknowledgement of receipt for the Student Handbook and the Notice of Equal Educational Opportunities Policy.

The MS handbook can be found at:  PKMS-CMS Middle School Handbook

The Skyward Parent Portal can be accessed at:  Parent Portal


Late Academic Bus
The late academic buses will begin 8/27.  The late academic bus operates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (except for early dismissal days).  Students who are normally bus riders, and need to stay at school for a supervised activity are able to sign up to ride the bus.  The bus will depart PKMS at approximately 4:30 p.m.  The sign up link can be found at:


Exciting Opportunity Nurses!
District 301 is looking for registered nurses to work as substitutes. Applicants must hold a State of Illinois Nursing License. The position does not require certification through the Illinois State Board of Education. Please consider applying at Enjoy flexible scheduling AND get to work within the school community with students, staff, and a fantastic team of nurses! For further information, call Tara Grommes in Human Resources @ 847-464-6005.


Chromebook cases and bags.
As you are aware, the new Chromebooks that students received have a “Gumdrop” case attached to them.  These are designed to provide a great deal more protection for the device that the previous bags that were issued.  Students are required to keep these Gumdrop cases on their new Chromebooks.

Students are NOT required to carry the devices in a bag any longer.  However, we do realize that students like that option.  We have found the new Gumdrop-cased devices will fit snugly inside the blue bags that were issued previously.  Also, we have found that the older black bags have an inside liner attached with Velcro to the bottom and sides of the inside.  If this liner is removed, then the new Gumdrop-cased devices will easily fit inside the bag.  This does make for easy transport and has the option of the pouch on the outside for pens, pencils and other items.

Please DO NOT allow students to bring other laptop bags, messenger bags, or backpacks to carry the Chromebooks throughout the day.  Bags other than the previously-issued black or blue bags are not permitted through the school day as their size provides safety hazards in the classroom.

For those families new to the District, you can go onto RevTrak and order one of these Chromebook bags that have been approved by the District.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school.


New Visitor procedures in the District.
Central District 301 has a responsibility to maintain a learning environment that is safe, orderly, and secure. The district has always required that visitors report to the Main Office upon entering any of our schools. Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Central District 301 will begin using a new visitor security system known as Hall Pass, which is a visitor management system. The Hall Pass system instantly compares school visitor identification data against comprehensive databases of sex offender registries and providing access to Criminal Databases for every state and the District of Columbia.

Upon entering any Central District 301 school, each visitor must provide a driver’s license or state issued ID. The front office staff will scan the ID through the new security system and issue the visitor a badge. The badge must be worn on the lanyard provided and be visible at all times. All school visitors are required to exit through the main office and check out. Any person wishing to meet with a staff member should contact the staff member ahead of time to schedule an appointment. Your patience during the implementation of this new security process is greatly appreciated and we look forward to a great school year.


Upcoming Events:

Thursday, August 29, 2019:  Parent Back To School Night at 6:15 p.m.

Monday, September 02, 2019:  Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL

Monday, September 09, 2019:  PTO mtg. at 6:15 p.m. at PKMS

Monday, September 23, 2019:  Board of Education mtg. at CMS at 6:00 p.m.

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