Parent Resources & School Information
AM Session: 8:30am-11:10am Office Hours : 8:00am to 3:30 pm
PM Session: 12:30pm-3:10pm Phone: (630) 861-4600
Principal: Eric Chisausky firstname.lastname@example.org Phone ext. 4604
Secretary: Jan Martin email@example.com Phone ext. 4601
Nurse: June Zogas firstname.lastname@example.org Phone ext. 4608
NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING THESE WALKER RULES BASED ON 2020-2021 REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.
STUDENT ARRIVAL TIMES
Supervision begins at 8:25am for morning session attendees and 12:25pm for afternoon session attendees. For the safety of all children, students are not allowed on school grounds prior to then.
STUDENT ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
Please note that arrival and dismissal procedures have been updated to keep cohorts of students together and safely distanced both inside and outside. Students should be dropped off between white signs at the top of the traffic circle and use the following doors when entering school:
Students should social distance while waiting in line. Red dots have been painted on the ground to represent six foot distances.
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.
STUDENT DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
Classroom teachers will lead their grade levels out their designated doors one class at a time.
Staff will be at each location to monitor students and ensure appropriate social distancing. For students departing by car, please make sure to always display your name tag curbside. New families will receive a name tag on the first day of school; returning families who need to replace name tags can obtain them from the office for $2.
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 registered their bicycles with the Clarendon Hills Police. Students must wear bicycle helmets, lock their bikes while at Walker and have learned bicycle safety rules.
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.
PARKING LOT PROCEDURES
VISITORS – ENTRY TO SCHOOL
Due to health concerns, visitors will not be allowed at Walker School this year. There is a camera and speaker at our front entrance. You will need to state your name and your business when entering the vestibule. Mrs. Martin or other office personnel will speak with you through the speaker and provide you with additional information.
FORGOTTEN ITEMS/MESSAGES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Please note that the playground at Walker is currently closed and cannot be used.
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:
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: