Parent Resources & School Information
AM Session: 8:35pm to 11:25 am Office Hours : 8:00am to 3:30 pm
PM Session: 12:15pm to 3:05 pm Phone: (630) 861-4600
Principal: Eric Chisausky email@example.com Phone ext. 4604
Secretary: Jan Martin firstname.lastname@example.org Phone ext. 4601
Nurse: June Zogas email@example.com Phone ext. 4608
SUPERVISION ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
Supervision begins at 8:25 a.m. For the safety of all children, students are not allowed on school grounds prior to 8:25 a.m. Students in 5th grade enter the building through the recess doors at 8:30. Students in Grades 1-4 line up by homeroom teacher on the playground blacktop and enter through the recess doors at 8:35-8:40 am; kindergarten students line up outside the kindergarten door and enter at 8:35 am. Late arrivals (after 8:40 am) should use the main doors and check in at the office. In the event of inclement weather, students will assemble in the building at 8:25 am.
REPORT AN ABSENCE
Report a student absence by calling school before 8:30 am: 630.861.4698. Afternoon absences should be reported by 12:15 pm. We will call home to verify an absence if a student is absent and we have not received a call. Always call the office to report an absence; teachers do not relay student absences to the office.
BICYCLE RIDING TO WALKER
Students in Grades 3-5 may ride their bikes to school only after they have completed the bicycle safety check that is held at the beginning of the school year.
SAFETY TO AND FROM SCHOOL
Students may only cross Walker Avenue at the manned crosswalk. Please do not park across the street and wave your child across the street.
Please review safety practices with your child, including the use of the crossing guard intersection, looking both ways, crossing at intersections, avoiding strangers, walking with friends/siblings, and utilizing the safest route to and from school.
CARPOOL — RULES & VISOR SIGNS
Carpool lines can seem intimidating. But don't worry. It's been well planned by involved parents, staff and the police department. For specific rules on what to do, CLICK HERE.
And, to help your child and the staff find you easily in the carpool line, you will receive a sign to hang on your car visor. Your classroom teacher will be sending these car visor signs home with your child to assist with lunch and end-of-day dismissal. CLICK HERE for instructions. If you need an additional sign for another car, you can obtain them through the office for $2.
PARKING LOT PROCEDURES
VISITORS – ENTRY TO SCHOOL *NEW*
All visitors should enter Walker School through the main entrance doors and use the buzzer/intercom system for entry into school. Visitors MUST press the button to activate the entry system before being allowed in. You will need to provide a valid state-issued ID that will be scanned into our database, have your photo taken and provide the reason for your visit. You will be given a printed badge and are required to wear it at all times while in the building. Badges are not necessary to drop off items in the office or to sign a student in/out. Please be patient and allow extra time when you visit.
AFTER SCHOOL HOURS ENTRY
The main entrance doors into the foyer area are unlocked on most days until 3:30 pm. Students can use the buzzer/intercom system for entry. When students return to school for forgotten items, we will do the following:
FORGOTTEN ITEMS/MESSAGES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
The District 181 Nutrition Guidelines were developed following the adoption of the District 181 Wellness policy. The Nutrition Guidelines are designed to promote a healthy and safe school environment. The District 181 Outside Food Guidelines were developed following the adoption of the District 181 Food Allergy Management Program.
To read an overview of the D181 Food Allergy Management Plan, please click here. The detailed district plan can be found in its entirety here.
Food for special events must be approved, and ingredients posted, at least two weeks prior to an event. To request approval, please complete this form and turn in to the school office.
Additional guidelines and resources can be found below:
Please read the attached letter from Mr. C regarding safety rules and guidelines on the playground, which have been reviewed with all students. We hope you will review them with your children also. Thank you.
THE PARENT LIST
Does your child need help for a learning, emotional, behavioral or developmental issue? Check out The Parent List, an anonymous platform containing nearly 80 positive reviews on health care providers. Reviewed support services include doctors, therapists, support groups, inpatient and out-patient programs, tutors, nutritionists, books, and holistic medical approaches. To read The Parent List reviews or to leave a review yourself visit hcpto.org/parent-list
Questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In no way does Hinsdale Central PTO, Walker School PTO, D86 or D181staff, D86 or D181 endorse or recommend any specific provider reviewed. D86, D181, Hinsdale Central PTO and Walker School PTO disclaim all liability for any damages, injuries, losses, expenses, or claims of any kind arising out of the provision of services by anyone or any agency appearing on the list.
School Supplies/PTO Fees & Committees
Yearbooks can be ordered any time throughout the year. You can even order past years' books. Visit the Yearbook page for more details on how to order your yearbook, create customized pages and more.
You can find out about an emergency school closing in these ways: