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Student Pick Up/Drop off

Safety for our students and staff is a top priority.  As a reminder, traffic needs to enter the Mead parking lot from Biesterfield and exit out to Gibson. Our parking lot is CLOSED for student drop off during arrival 7:15-7:35 and for student pick up during dismissal 2:00-2:20 p.m.  Please be careful where you park and drop off your children.  Parking too close to a crosswalk can restrict pedestrian visibility and result in a ticket.  All students should exit cars from the passenger side of the car only.  All students should cross the street only at the crosswalks at the corners of Biesterfield and Gibson.   State law requires bus drivers to use their stop signs when children are entering and leaving the bus.  Driving through the stop sign can result in a ticket.  This also holds true when students are exiting buses in the parking lot.  No cars should be moving when the buses are loading and unloading students in the Mead parking lot. Thanks for your attention to these guidelines as we work to keep Mead students safe.

Emergency Information

The safety of all Mead students is a top priority for us.  Each year we undergo practice scenarios that allow our staff and students to simulate a crisis situation.  These practices include evacuating from the school building and buses, taking shelter during a weather related crisis, and responding to an emergency situation in the school building.  Please read the attached letter for more information regarding our emergency response procedures.  As always, feel free to contact the main office at 847-357-6000 if you have any questions.

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter 8-18

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter 8-18 Spanish


Report Cards

Report cards will be available on the Parent Portal on June 4, 2018. Paper copies will only be made available to families unable to access the online version.

District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! We have created a new website with a wide range of challenges at each grade level to help prevent the summer slide. Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Mead PTA

Please be sure to stop by the PTA Information Table on Thursday, August 10, during Information Day.  PTA board members will be available to answer questions related to volunteering and joining the Mead PTA. Our first PTA meeting will be held on September 6, before Curriculum Night in the gymnasium.  The PTA is a vital arm of our school and we urge you to take an active role!

Click the link to learn more about the Mead PTA.