Walk-In Registration Set for August 9th
If you did not register online, please plan on attending walk-in registration on Thursday, August 9th. Walk-in registration is from 7 AM to 7 PM at District Office.

RevTrak remains open so you can still go on and pay your fees at anytime.
Online Registration is Now Closed!
Online registration is now closed.

RevTrak remains open so you can still go on and pay your fees at anytime.

2018-19 Online Registration Open Until June 1

District 128 students have received registration packets for the upcoming school year. The packet includes a cover letter from the Superintendent, basic instructions for completing the online data registration process, and a sheet with each student’s specific RevTrak number (needed for paying fees). You can download the instructions and FAQ below as well.

Data Registration Instructions

Registration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Date of Conference Math Contest Changed
The date of the Conference Math Contest has been changed from April 11th to Tuesday, April 10th. It will still be at Finley at 3:30 PM.
No School Tuesday March 20th
Reminder: NO SCHOOL for D128 on March 20, 2018. Our schools are used as polling places, so we will be having a teacher’s institute day. We will see all of our students back on Wednesday, March 21st.
4th & 5th Graders to Return to Navajo
After a final thorough inspection this morning, all is great for 4th and 5th grade students to return to Navajo school. The 5th grade wing will remain completely sealed off while work continues there for the next several months. Thank you to all of our school and community families for their support these past few weeks and for future needs. We appreciate all of you! If you have specific questions or concerns please contact me.

Dr. Dawn Green
Superintendent
Indian Hill Registration & Preview Days

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

February 8, 2017

7:30-10:00 AM and 1:00-6:30 PM

Official Birth Certificate and Proof of Residence must be provided at the time of registration. Proof of Residence must include mortgage/lease, Drivers License or State ID, and 2 utility bills.

For more information: http://www.palos128.org or Call Indian Hill at (708) 597-1285

FULL DAY & HALF DAY PRESCHOOL AVAILABLE!

Preschool Preview Days at Indian Hill

January 12, January 19, January 26, and February 2

at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Saturday Preschool Preview on

February 3rd - 10:00-11:00 AM

Download Announcement Flyer

GoMath Resources Available
We are pleased to make the following GoMath resources available:
GoMath Presentation Available
For those of you who were not able to attend last evening's GoMath presentation, we are pleased to make the slide show available.
K-5 Parent Math Night • Sept. 21st
Please join us at Navajo Heights on September 21st for an informational parent night presentation on the new Kindergarten - 5th Math curriculum.

Please find details on the linked brochure here.
Downloadable Calendar Available
We are pleased to provide a pdf school calendar:
Registration Documents
If you are coming to registration, please be aware that you will be signing off on a number of district documents and agreements. You can speed up the registration process by reading these documents in advance.
Research on the Value of Preschool
Please find this excellent article on the value of preschool.
Summer Registration Dates Announced
Summer walk in registration dates at the D#128 district office are as follows:

July 18, 25 and Aug. 1
9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Online registration has been re-opened, so you can still avoid having to register in person.
Pay Districts What They Are Owed This Year
According to the State Board of Education as of 4-27-17, the State owes local education agencies $1,106,085,191. That is $1.1 Billion in non-General State Aid dollars. That represents $541.73 for every student in Illinois. This amount does the not even include 4th quarter categorical vouchers yet.
Registration for Returning Students

We have begun the general registration period for returning students. Please note the following:

  • The data side of registration (School Insight) remains open.
  • The fee payment side (RevTrak) is due July 15th.
  • Registration Instructions and New RevTrak credentials were sent home with students on Friday, April 7th.
  • When logging in to parent portal, you should see all of your students. If you do not see all of your students, please contact Mark Hupp (mhupp@palos128.org). Missing sibling status and/or duplicate contact information can cause this issue. It can be fixed quickly.
  • We do NOT recommend completing the data portion of registration with a smart phone.
IJHS Library
Recently we have learned that there is some misinformation circulating within our community in regards to the library at Independence Junior High School. Let us ​first reassure everyone that the IJHS library is not going away. If any staff member has said that the library is being eliminated, that information was simply not correct.

Last year, the Board approved bonds for the use of capital improvements to all four buildings. One of the planned capital improvements will be to renovate the library space at Independence. This space is under utilized by our students and is not conducive to small, collaborative groups. Currently our students have to find areas on the floors and in the hallways throughout the building for group work. Our goal is to create an open-concept commons area where small groups of students can gather to work on projects and other classroom activities. The furniture within the renovated library will be mobile in order to be flexible for various uses. Another benefit to opening up the library area is that we hope to increase the circulation of books by eliminating the hallways and forcing all students through the library area.

Over the past year, our English/Language Arts teachers have worked to develop classroom libraries as students are more likely to select books when they have immediate access to them. Additionally, it is our teachers who best know what genre of books their students are most interested in and the level of book they should be reading. Many of our reference books or other works of fiction/non-fiction will be offered to classroom teachers to build their classroom libraries. Books that are outdated will be donated. The remaining books will stay in the library for circulation.

IJHS teachers were invited to participate in discussions regarding our library renovation. The teachers that attended those discussions can confirm that a library will of course still be in place at IJHS.

We are very excited about this project and what it offers to our students and staff. We are confident that our students and staff will benefit greatly from this renovation.

District #128
Feb. 9th Town Meeting Posted Online

If you missed last week's Town Hall meeting, please find the posted recording:

February 9th Town Hall Meeting
February Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting February 9th at Navajo

On Thursday, February 9th from 6-7 p.m. District 128 will host the second in a series of town hall meetings aimed at discussing topics raised from our parents and community. We have found that many parents have the same questions, so it is nice to be able to provide background and clarity around like questions in a larger setting. The meeting will be held in the gym at Navajo Heights Elementary School, 12401 S Oak Park Ave.

If you have a question or an issue you'd like for us to present on, you are encouraged to submit it to info@palos128.org in advance, however you can also write your question down on a notecard at the start of the meeting. If you are not able to attend the town hall and have a question or issue to discuss, please feel free to contact your school principal or myself, Dr. Dawn Green, or submit your question or concern via info@palos128.org, and you will receive a prompt reply.

Parent Portal Tip Sheet Available
Currently, the new Teacher Ease parent portal is open to the junior high only. The elementary schools will be opening to parents later in the year. If you are a parent of a student at Independence, please find the Parent Portal Guide.

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