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Handbooks

Please take the time to read the handbooks carefully, especially those policies that are new or have been updated, to set your children up for a successful school year.

Create a ParentsWeb Account

ParentsWeb is a powerful tool which will enable greater transparency and a greater flow of information between school and home. When logged into ParentsWeb, parents will be able to see academic information specific to their children in a private and secure environment.

All you will need is an internet-capable computer to view your child’s attendance, homework, class calendars of assignments and special events, hot lunch orders, online parent directory, and gradebook for Middle Schoolers.

To Set Up Your Username and Password:

  1. Click here to go to the ParentsWeb Login Page
  2. Towards the bottom of the ParentsWeb Login Page, click on the create a new ParentsWeb account link.
  3. Enter district code: HT-IL (case sensitive)
  4. Enter your email address (it needs to be the address that Hillel Torah has for you in our system, so use the address at which you get your Hillel Torah email).
  5. Click create account. The system will then send you an email with a link. This may take a few minutes.
  6. Go to your email inbox, open the email from Renweb and click on the link. This will take you to a page to create a username and password.
  7. Create a username.
  8. Create a password. Note: Passwords must be 6 characters and must contain both letters and numbers.
  9. Click save username and/or password.

Login Instructions

  1. Navigate to the Parents page on the school website and click on the ParentsWeb Login link on the right side of the page.
  2. Enter district code: HT-IL (case sensitive)
  3. Enter your username and password.
  4. Click login.

Once you are in, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the features and click around.  For a tour of the key features, click the “Tour the New ParentsWeb” button on the bottom left of the screen.

Our goal is to improve our communication with you. We welcome your feedback on your ParentsWeb experience – please let us know what’s working and what you wish were different so that we can make those improvements.

Questions?  Feedback? Email htoffice@hilleltorah.org with a detailed subject heading.

2019 Summer Workbooks

In addition to our Summer Ivrit Reading Program (SIRP), all Judaic and General Studies teachers have created summer work for every child to do between now and August. In addition to the written work included in the packet, all Hillel Torah students are asked to read at least 20 minutes a day, either in English or in Hebrew.

  • Incoming 2nd Graders

Judaic Studies | General Studies

  • Incoming 3rd Graders

Judaic Studies | General Studies

  • Incoming 4th Graders

Judaic Studies | General Studies

  • Incoming 5th Graders

Judaic Studies | General Studies

  • Incoming 6th Graders

General Studies

  • Incoming 7th Graders

General Studies

  • Incoming 8th Graders

General Studies

2019-2020 Forms

Immunization & Physical Form* – Due Aug 16, required for students entering Pre-Nursery, Kindergarten, 6th Grade and all New students

  • As part of the health exam, state law requires immunization for communicable diseases for ALL students. State law mandates that no student be allowed entry to school without proof of immunization. Personal or religious exemptions are not accepted.
  • Physical Exam Extension Request – Please contact the office directly (htoffice@hilleltorah.org) if you have health exams scheduled beyond August 10.

Here a list of current Illinois Immunization Requirements  Note: All health forms previously submitted to Hillel Torah (dated September 2017 or later, and provide proof of the aforementioned required vaccinations) are still valid. If you are unsure of which vaccinations your child has received, please contact your physician’s office.


Food Allergy & Asthma Action Plan* – Due Aug 16, if applicable


Dental Form Due October 25, for all students entering Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade 


Vision Form  – Due October 25, for all students entering Kindergarten and students new to Illinois


PN – 8 Beginning of Year Fees  – Due Aug 9, required for all families

  • To streamline the beginning-of-year fees, we are giving our families the option of paying them online via Paypal or credit card. We thank the PTA for generously sponsoring this year’s Chanukah events and Roller Skating program, which helped to reduce the activity fees.
  • Grades PN-4: This one-time fee will cover the cost of all supplies and all special events and field trips for the entire year. No other requests for funds will be asked of you during the year.
  • Grades 5-8 (Middle School) Book/Yoman Fees

Kindergarten Class Records Information Form – Due Aug 26, for all students entering Kindergarten

  • Please bring to your orientation appointment on August 26

Preschool Class Records Information Form – Due Aug 27, for all students entering Preschool

Skokie Bookmobile Program FormDue Aug 27, for all students entering Preschool

  • Please bring to your orientation appointment on August 27

Preschool Hot Lunch Order Form* – Optional


K-8 Milk/Juice and 7-8 Breakfast Form* – Optional


Book and Supply Lists

Preschool Handbook and Supply List

Kindergarten Handbook and Supply List

Grades 2-8 Judaic Book List

Middle School (Grades 5-8) Supply List

  • In an attempt to be mindful of the many expenses incumbent upon parents at this point in the year, this list represents a conservative estimate of the supplies Middle School students will need for the year. Please note that there is a possibility that your child’s teacher may request additional supplies within the year.

Grades 1-8 Technology Requirements


For Your Reference

2019-2020 Year at a Glance Calendar

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are an important time to communicate in person with your child’s teacher about his/her progress and to plan any needed adjustments. Please take advantage of this important opportunity.

Spring Conferences will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2019:

  • 9:00 am – 5:30 pm: Middle School and Primary Grades
  • 10:30 am – 3:30 pm: Early Childhood
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Resource, Part Time and Specialty Teachers

Learn how to navigate the “Meet the Teacher” system used for reserving appointments here.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Resources

Mazel Tov on the upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah of your child! Planning for this simcha is a wonderfully exciting time that can be filled with both anticipation and anxiety. We present this booklet as a guideline to serve as a resource as you begin to plan for your simcha.

Project Focus

We proudly join together with the Chicago Jewish community in working to become more mindful and thoughtful in our use of and parenting around technology.

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