Back-to-School Toolkit

District 58 will welcome students and families back to school on Thursday, Aug. 26. To help families prepare, here is some helpful back to school information.

Fall 2021 Instructional Plan

District 58 is committed to opening the 2021-22 school year as "normal" as possible. District 58 will follow all State health protocols while maximizing instruction and minimizing educational disruptions. Please click here to view the fall 2021 instructional plan.


School Hours

  • AM Preschool: 8:50-11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday
  • PM Preschool: 12:30-3:10 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Kindergarten: 8:15-11:20 a.m., Monday through Friday
  • Grades 1-6 and Kindergarten with OKEEP: 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday and 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday
  • Grades 7-8: 8:30 a.m.- 2:10 p.m. on Monday and 8:30 a.m.-3:17 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday. Early Bird classes (band, choir and orchestra) will take place from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Monday-Friday

2021-22 Calendar

View the 2021-22 calendar.

Key dates:

  • First Day of School: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 24-26, 2021
  • Winter Break: Dec. 20, 2021-Jan. 3, 2022
  • Spring Break: March 28-April 1, 2022
  • Last Day of School: Tuesday, June 6, 2022 (if no emergency days are used)

Plus, District 58 will resume its Professional Learning Mondays program in 2021-22! On every Monday, students in grades K-6 will be dismissed at 2 p.m. and students in grades 7-8 at 2:10 p.m. to allow teachers time for professional learning. This dedicated time helps teachers implement new curriculum resources, improve their instructional practice, and better provide students with high-quality learning experiences. 


Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is a time for parents to meet as a group with their children’s teachers to learn about the curriculum for the various grade levels and ask questions. Here is the schedule below. Grove Children's Preschool Curriculum Nights will be shared soon.

Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Belle Aire, Henry Puffer, Highland, Lester, Pierce Downer, Whittier, O’Neill

Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • El Sierra, Fairmount, Indian Trail, Kingsley, Hillcrest

Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 5:45-7:15 p.m.

  • Herrick 7th Grade

Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 7:30-9 p.m.

  • Herrick 8th Grade

2021-22 School Supply Lists

Please visit District 58's School Supply Lists page.


Health Examination and Immunization Requirements

View student health examination and immunization requirements (Spanish). There are specific requirements for students entering preschool, kindergarten, second grade and sixth grade, as well as for all new students. Visit the Health Services page for more information. Please note that these vaccinations and/or health examinations are required by state law even though the District is in remote learning. 


Schools of 58 Parent Handbook

Please review the 2021-22 Schools of 58 Handbook with your child. It is important to annually review this handbook to understand District 58’s procedures. 


Registration information

Learn more about District 58 student registration. Plus, access the below links to pay fees.

  • Pushcoin (Pay K-8 registration fees)
  • E-pay (For preschool tuition)

Bus Routes

Please visit our Bus Route webpage.


Before- and After-School Care

District 58 partners with Champions to provide onsite before- and after-school care at its elementary schools. In addition, several schools partner with outside childcare organizations to provide transportation to and from these locations. Please contact your individual school for more information.


Family Resources

Visit the Family Resources page to access information regarding communications, fees and fee waivers, student accident insurance and more.


Teacher Assignments

District 58 will email parents with their child’s teacher assignment/class schedule for the 2021-22 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Elementary families will receive an email at 11 a.m. and middle school families will receive an email at 1 p.m.


Kindergarten/New Families

Visit our Kindergarten Resource page for helpful kindergarten information. Some of the information on this page will also be helpful for new/transfer families as well.