Back-to-School Toolkit

Welcome to information on the 2024-25 school year

District 58 will welcome grade K-8 students and families back to school on Friday, Aug. 16, 2024.* Preschool will hold a Meet-and-Greet on Aug. 16 and the first day of preschool will be Aug. 17To help families prepare, here is some helpful back to school information.


School Hours

  • AM Preschool: 8:25-11:05 a.m., Monday through Friday 
  • PM Preschool: 11:55-2:35 p.m., Monday through Friday 
  • Half-Day Kindergarten: 8:15-11:20 a.m., Monday through Friday
  • Kindergarten and Grades 1-6: 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

    *The first day of school aligns with the District 99's first day. 

2024-25 Calendar

View the 2024-25 calendar.

Key dates:

  • First Day of School (K-8): Aug. 16, 2024 

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27-29, 2024

  • Winter Break: Dec. 23, 2024-Jan. 3, 2025

  • Spring Break: March 31-April 4, 2025

  • Last Day of School: The last day of school will be a half-day on May 23, 2025 (barring that no additional emergency days are used)

Please note that the 2024-25 calendar will be condensed to maximize construction time in the summer, meaning that classes will end prior to Memorial Day in 2025 and in the following calendar year start after Labor Day 2025. 


Professional Learning Mondays – Dismissal at 2p.m.

District 58 will continue its Professional Learning Mondays program in 2024-25. 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. 

  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024. 6-7:30 p.m.
    Belle Aire, Henry Puffer, Highland, Lester, Pierce Downer, Whittier
     
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2024. 6-7:30 p.m.
    El Sierra, Fairmount, Indian Trail, Hillcrest, Kingsley
     
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2024. 6-7:30 p.m.
    Herrick 7th Grade
     
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2024. 6-7:30 p.m.
    O'Neill 7th and 8th grades; Herrick 8th Grade

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. 


Schools of 58 Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook for the 2024-25 school year was provided to all District 58 families when they registered for the 2024-25 school year. You may additionally request a paper copy from your child's school office.

Please review the 2024-25 Schools of 58 Handbook with your child. It is important to review this handbook to understand District 58’s procedures. The document, and any links in the document, may be amended during the year without notice. 


Registration information

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


Bus Routes

Please visit our Bus Route webpage. Bus routes are typically updated several days before the start of school.


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 post their child’s teacher assignment/class schedule for the 2024-25 school year on the PowerSchool Parent Portal later in the summer.


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.


McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

View information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and enrolling in school and receiving transportation if you are homeless or lack a fixed, regular or adequate nighttime residence.