NEW Registration Process For 2018-2019 School Year.

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Summer is quickly approaching so it's time to talk about next school year! I would like to take this opportunity to outline the NEW registration process for 2018-2019 school year.

In honoring our commitment to streamline the residency verification process, if you have a student entering Kindergarten, 3rd grade or 6th grade you must verify residency on Monday, July 9th, Wednesday, July 11th, Tuesday, July 17th, or Thursday, July 19th at the Normandy Villa Administration Center, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. A PDF containing a full schedule of dates and times can be found below.

Additionally, regardless of your students grade, if you do not own or rent but rather live with a Flossmoor School District 161 resident, the parent/guardian and the resident are both required to come in person to the Normandy Villa Administration Center, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights to verify residency on Monday, July 9th, Wednesday, July 11th, Tuesday, July 17th, or Thursday, July 19th. A PDF containing information on residency requirements can be found below.

On-line registration via Family Access in Skyward is open and you should have received this information via an email blast. The following is needed to participate in the on-line registration process:

  1. A computer with internet access (if you don't have access to a computer, this can also be done at the public library or during one of the residency verification days held at the district).
  2. Skyward Family Access account- contact your child's school if you do not have access
  3. A valid e-mail address for the guardian completing the process
  4. Each student being registered must be a returning student
  5. If you wish to pay your fees on-line you will need a Discover, Visa or Mastercard (debit or credit). Please note: fees are at a discounted rate until July 26, 2018, they will be full rate thereafter.

Free lunch applications and waiver of fee forms will be available for parents on the district website or on residency days. Applications can also be picked up at Normandy Villa.

Lastly, all families will go to Parker Junior High on Class Assignment Pickup days to receive your student's class assignment and other pertinent information to begin the school year. Dates and times are posted in a PDF below.

Thank you for your cooperation with student registration. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Wanda Alexander at 708-647-7001.

PDFs:

Principal's Place

  I am very excited to serve the students and families as the principal of Flossmoor Hills! I look forward to all that we will accomplish during the 2018-2019 school year! Go Eagles! 

This is my eleventh year in School District 161. I began my career in the district by teaching third and fourth grades at Serena Hills. Following that I spent three years as an Instructional Coach and two years as the Assistant Principal at Flossmoor Hills Elementary School. 

I went to Eastern Illinois University for my bachelors in education and received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University and my Masters in Educational Administration from Concordia University. I am currently working on my Doctorate of Education from Concordia University.

My husband teaches Industrial Technology at Parker Jr. High. Together we enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with family, friends, and our wonderful dog. We both really love SD161 and are so thankful our careers brought us to such a wonderful community!

 Registration 

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

McDonald HouseThe Ronald McDonald Care Mobile from Advocate Children’s Hospital will be at the District Office on Monday, August 6, 2018 to provide school physicals for children who have no insurance or on Medicaid. Physicals and the necessary immunizations will be provided free of charge for those students on Medicaid or no insurance. Students with private insurance cannot be accepted. The completed Child History Form and Patient Information Form, along with a current vaccination record will need to be returned to the District Office (41 E. Elmwood Drive in Chicago Heights) by July 25th . You will then be contacted to confirm the time of your appointment. Appointments will be taken on a first-come basis.

Parent Letter (English / Spanish)

Child History Form (English / Spanish)

Patient Information Form (English / Spanish)

Summer Educational Opportunities

Summer Reading

Reading can be one of the many fun activities children choose to fill their summer time. Research has shown it is also much more! Children who participate in public library summer reading programs make achievement leaps during the summer and score higher on fall reading achievement tests.

Please take a look at the following Flossmoor Public Library's summer reading program and the Association for Library Service to Children's summer reading lists:

 Flossmoor Public Library reading program   Summer Reading PreK    Summer Reading K-2    Summer Reading 3-5    Summer Reading 6-8 

Student Spotlight

2018 - 2019 Bus Lists

 Click link below to view 2018 - 2019 bus lists.

  School bus 

 

PTO Corner

PTO meetings 

Please join us for a PTO meeting on September 24th @ 6:00 p.m. at Flossmoor Hills

Weather Procedures

 Sun and clouds 

Outdoor Recess Unless:

* Rain, or icy conditions

* Below 20 degrees or wind chill 11 degrees

* Extremely high winds

Lunch Menu Link

 Lunch bag

See the attached Aug./Sept. Lunch and Breakfast Menus -  1352_001.pdf 

http://www.sd161.org/lunch_menus

Upcoming Events

FH Youtube Channel

Check out Flossmoor Hills on CBS here!!!

Bridges Math Curriculum

During the 2017-2018 school year, teachers in District 161 will begin implementing Bridges Math (K-5) and CPM Core Connections Program (6-8) for mathematics instruction. Both programs will provide guaranteed and viable alignment to the Illinois Learning Standards and also challenge students to engage in rigorous mathematical thinking. Please click the links below to explore the scope and sequence for each grade level, parent supports and additional information to support your student at home.

Kindergarten:  Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

First Grade:  Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

Second Grade: Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

Third Grade: Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

Fourth Grade: Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

Fifth Grade: Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information