Food permission slips

Posted November 23rd, 2015 by J. Kasinger
The safety of our students is extremely important to us at Eisenhower.  Understanding that there are many students with food based allergies as well as religious restrictions, we want to take a moment to share with you a list of food items that might be for sale during the lunch periods throughout the school year.  Having this list will allow you to work with your child to ensure that the foods they eat at school are within the guidelines and health safety parameters that you have established for your child.  We have also included specific brands or restaurants so that you can check ingredients to ensure that your child will not have an allergic reaction.
Moving forward, starting in December, we will need written consent for each child in order for them to purchase items that are for sale in the lunch room.  This does not include the PTA hot lunch program; your signature on the hot lunch form indicates your consent for the food being purchased. 
It is our goal to ensure that our students are safe.  Linked here is a Food Permission Slip for you to sign.  In order for your child to receive the treats listed on the back side of the handout which they brought home, we need your permission. Students need to bring these back to the office so that they can continue to purchase pizza and other items sold in the lunchroom.  Starting on December 7th students will only be able to purchase food in the cafeteria if they have turned in a signed permission slip.

Dec 10th Caroling with the district

Posted November 23rd, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Schaumburg Parent University – December Caroling

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally.

Join SPU in December as we present Fa La La La … Holiday Caroling for children in early childhood through eighth grade and their families. Meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Stevenson Elementary School, 1414 Armstrong Lane in Elk Grove Village, and then head into the neighborhood together to sing a variety of holiday carols. After all is said and sung, return to Stevenson School for hot chocolate and camaraderie. The evening will end at 7 p.m. If you are interested in attending this event or for more information about Schaumburg Parent University, visit our website at

Winter Weather & School Closings

Posted November 17th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Winter Weather and School Closings

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I am attaching a letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss regarding District 54’s Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open. We want students in school learning. However circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Our biggest concern in making a decision to close is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car). To help parents District 54 has now set specific standards for when school will be closed due to extreme cold.

Wind Chill Warning

A wind chill warning indicates that life-threatening conditions and a risk to safety exist. Measures should be taken to safeguard life and property immediately. A wind chill warning is typically issued when the wind chill will be -30 degrees Fahrenheit or colder OR the actual air temperature is -15°F.

  • Classes will be cancelled.
  • Extracurricular activities will be suspended.
  • The announcement will be made by 6:30 a.m. at the latest. District 54 often waits until the morning to cancel school, because the weather in the Chicagoland area is constantly changing. We wait to make the decision with the hope that we can have children in school.
  • All notification systems will be leveraged to send school cancellation communications to families including emails, our websites, social media and – for parents who have signed up for it – phone calls and text messaging.

If you have not yet signed up to receive a phone call or a text message on a snow day, visit for instructions.

Wind Chill Advisory

A wind chill advisory is issued when conditions do not meet the wind chill warning criteria but still cause significant inconvenience. The weather during a wind chill advisory is not life-threatening but presents conditions that may result in inconveniences or pose moderate risk to safety. A wind chill advisory is typically issued when the wind chill is -20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

  • Schools will be open. However, students will not be penalized should parents choose to keep their children home.
  • Extracurricular activities may be suspended if conditions persist. Updates will be posted on school websites and parents will receive an email if after-school activities are cancelled.
  • All field trips will be cancelled.
  • All outside activities will be suspended, including recess and outdoor physical education.

    For more information, please read the attached letter from Superintendent DuRoss.

6th Grade Parent Night Dec. 2nd 6:30pm

Posted November 9th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Parents of Sixth Grade Students:

The time has arrived to begin the registration process for seventh grade. Your child will receive a student request form from his/her homeroom teacher the beginning of December. This form allows you and your child to choose elective courses for their upcoming school year at Eisenhower Junior High School. To learn more about the elective courses that are offered, we cordially invite you and your child to attend an orientation meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd.

We will have a group presentation in the gym at 6:30 PM. The Eisenhower staff will provide you with a brief overview about the life of a junior high school student. At the conclusion of the group presentation, there will be time to visit elective/exploratory teachers and after school activity sponsors to address any questions that you have.

We hope that you and your 6th grade child will be able to join us at Eisenhower on December 2nd. We look forward to meeting with you.


Steve Kern, Principal 

Brandon Todd, Assistant Principal

Eisenhower Junior High School Eisenhower Junior High School

AfterSchoolApalooza (Correction)

Posted November 2nd, 2015 by J. Kasinger
AfterSchoolApalooza (Correction)
In last week’s email there was an error.  The next AfterSchoolApalooza is on Friday, December 11th, not November 11th. I am sorry for any confusion that this caused.
On Monday, October 26th we started a new eligibility window for the December 11th AfterSchoolApalooza incentive event.  For each new event we give all students a fresh start.  To be eligible for the December 11th AfterSchoolApalooza students simply need to not have any missing assignments during the time frame of Monday, October 26th through Friday, November 4th and not have any Office Documentations from Monday, October 26th through Friday, December 11th.  We hope to see all of our students at this next PBIS incentive event!

Principal’s Message Nov. 2nd

Posted November 2nd, 2015 by J. Kasinger
Good evening Eisenhower community,
I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend!  Here are a few announcements from Eisenhower to help you start the week.
We are DETERMINED!  We are DRIVEN!  We are RESILIENT!  The first trimester will be coming to an end on Friday, November 13th.  We have students that have multiple missing assignments.  Students with an excessive number of missing assignments are given a letter each Friday reminding them of the assignments that they have yet to turn in.  With the short amount of time left until the end of the trimester it is crucial that students with missing assignments are making progress to get caught up in all of their classes.  You can check your child’s progress using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal site.  Please call the office if you need an access code to log into this informative website. 
At Eisenhower our students are Built Eisenhower Tough and each day our students prove it!
Have a great week!
Steve Kern    and     Brandon Todd
Principal        Assistant Principal
Mural Club
The Mural Club is looking for new members.  Please have your child see Mr. Bostrum if they are interested in joining this club.
State Report Card
The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2015 report card information was posted on the state’s website at, on the District 54 website at and on our school website under the About menu.
The report cards currently contain information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment, district-level financial information and information from the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Data involving student academic growth and achievement is not included. This data will be based on the PARCC test results, which are not yet available. The State Board of Education will update the report cards once these results are available.
Important Dates
Friday, November 6th  – PTA Hot Lunch
Tuesday, November 17th – PTA Meeting
Wednesday, November 18th – Explore Information Meeting for 8th Grade Parents
Friday, November 20th – PTA Nachos Day

November Parent University Classes

Posted October 26th, 2015 by J. Kasinger
Schaumburg Parent University – November Classes
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for November (see attached).
  • Family Math Night: A Game-Based Celebration of Math from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. This class will allow parents and their children in kindergarten through third grade the chance to explore mathematical learning with fun, game-based activities.
  • College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Information Session from 6-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. It’s never too early to start preparing for college tuition payments. This presentation is for parents only, but babysitting will be provided.

8th Grade Explore Assessment High School Presentation Nov. 18th

Posted October 19th, 2015 by J. Kasinger
On November 18th, 2015 8th grade parents are invited to attend a parent presentation to get more information about the Explore assessment and general information about high school.  The presentation will be given by support staff from the High Schools.  Eisenhower parents will be joining parents from Keller and Addams Junior High Schools for a combined program.  This presentation will take place at Addams Junior High School.  A separate presentation will be given from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm for Spanish speaking parents.  The general presentation will be given from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 

Order school pictures

Posted October 5th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

School Pictures

The following information is from our school picture company, My Life Touch.  You can still go online to purchase pictures.

Haven’t ordered yet? Don’t miss this year’s school picture!

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code located in your picture package

Erin’s Law

Posted October 5th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Erin’s Law

This week our guidance will be presenting the district Erin’s Law lessons to students. Please see the linked file Erin’s Law for more information about these lessons.