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2022 – 2023 Medical Forms

State of Illinois Health Form * – Due Aug 3, 2022, required for students entering Pre-Nursery, Kindergarten, 6th Grade and all New Hillel Torah students in Pre-Nursery through 8th Grade

  • For the health and safety of our school community and as mandated by the State of Illinois, students are required to have their medical forms submitted before they can start school.
  • 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 ([email protected]) if you have health exams scheduled beyond August 3.

 Note: All forms dated from October 2021 ARE valid for this upcoming school year until your child has their yearly physical, and a more current form is available. If you are unsure of which vaccinations your child has received, please contact your physician’s office.

Allergy Action Plan – Due Aug 3, if applicable

Asthma Action Plan – Due Aug 3, if applicable

  • Any student that has Asthma and/or an allergy to food or medications needs to have an action plan form filled out by their medical doctor and signed by both the doctor and by the parent. A new form is required every year.

Dental Form Due Aug 3, for all students entering Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade 

Vision Form  – Due Aug 3, for all students entering Kindergarten and students new to Illinois


2022 – 2023 School Supplies

Pre-Nursery, Nursery, and Grades 1-4, Due Aug 15, 2022: As in prior years, there will be a $100 supply and activity fee to cover the cost of all supplies, special activities/events, and field trips for the entire year. No other requests for funds will be asked of you during the year. Please click here to pay the supply fee online.

Kindergarten, Due Aug 15, 2022: This year the Kindergarten supply and activity fee is $150. In addition to covering the cost of all supplies, special activities/events, and field trips for the entire year, the fee also includes the technology fee for the iPads that will be used in Kindergarten classrooms. No other requests for funds will be asked of you during the year. Please click here to pay the supply fee online.

Grades 5-8: Please click here for the supply lists for each grade (each grade on a separate page). These lists represent 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 2-8:  Judaic Book List. Required books for each grade can be purchased at a Judaic bookstore. In some grades, some books will be the same as those used by your child last year and students should bring them back to school, as noted.  


2022 – 2023 Technology Requirements

Kindergarten: iPads are used in the classroom as needed, which the school will provide. A $50 technology fee will be applied to your account.

Grades 1-2: Students in grades 1 and 2 who have already purchased their own devices can continue to bring and use them in school. For anyone who hasn’t yet, renting school iPads is encouraged.

If you choose to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in 1st-2nd grade, it must conform to the following 1st-2nd BYOD Requirements:

All 1st-2nd students will need to have a tablet or touchscreen device with the following specifications:

iPad (strongly preferred): Must have iOS 13.1 or higher (iPad (2019 or newer), iPad Pro (2020 or newer), iPad Air (2020 or newer)), with a 10 inch screen or larger.

Android (acceptable but not preferred): Must run Android OS 12 or higher,  with a 10 inch screen or larger.

Chromebook with touchscreen: Must have a touchscreen and be updated to the latest Chrome Operating System (ver 102 or later). Students must be able to login to the Chromebook with a school-provided Google account (contact [email protected]lleltorah.org if you need one)

Amazon Fire/Kindle – Not Acceptable: Unfortunately, these devices do not have the capability to run the apps used in the classroom and are therefore are not usable for the school setting.

Grade 3: For the 2022-23 school year, all 3rd grade students will be required to rent school-issued devices.

Grades 4-8: Students in grades 4-8 who have already purchased their own devices may continue to use them in school. BYOD Requirements-It must be a laptop with a keyboard with the following specifications (iPads and Tablets will no longer be allowed in 4-8 grade):

Chromebook (preferred), Recommended specs: Wifi: 802.11ac (Wifi 5) or 802.11ax (Wifi 6), Memory: 4-8 GB RAM and 32GB harddrive, Intel Pentium, Celeron, or an ARM processor,  Updated to the latest Chrome Operating System (ver 102 or later).  Student must login to the chromebook using their school provided Google account.

Windows: Operating system: Windows 10 or newer, Chrome browser updated to the latest version (ver 102 as of this writing), Students must use Google Chrome web browser with a profile that is signed in and synced to their HT Google Account.

Mac: Operating system: macOS 14.1 or newer, Chrome browser updated to the latest version (ver 102 as of this writing), Students must use Google Chrome web browser with a profile that is signed in and synced to their HT Google Account.

Hebrew letter keyboard stickers will be needed. These are available online or can be purchased in the school office for $3 a set.

Please make sure that your child’s Hillel Torah account is set as a separate login profile and give the Hillel Torah tech staff any parental control passwords set on your child’s devices so that school staff can make changes as needed.

Grades K-8 (all students): Headphones or earbuds in a Ziploc bag, labeled with the student’s name are required. Headphones need to also have a microphone for voice recording.

Device Cases: Device cases are required for rented iPads (grades 1-2) and highly encouraged for all devices.

Suggested iPad case: https://a.co/gL6XLEQ

Suggested Chromebook cases: https://a.co/d/1lO4xVo,  https://a.co/d/diBh6w9

For all technology-related questions, please contact Mr. Goldman [email protected]

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.

ParentLocker

ParentLocker is our school information system that serves to enhance home-school communication through a user-friendly interface and great features for students, parents, and staff.  When logged in to ParentLocker, parents will be able to see academic information specific to their children in a private and secure environment.

All you will need is a computer or smartphone 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.

Login Instructions

  1. Once your account is activated, go to ParentLocker
  2. Enter your username and password.
  3. Click login.

 

You can also download the free ParenLocker app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Questions?   Email [email protected] with a detailed subject heading.

2022 Summer Workbooks

If your student wants to use the summer months to retain new skills, read on a daily basis, and get a preview of new material, you can find all the Summer Workbooks below. 

Primary School

  • Incoming 1st Graders

General Studies

  • Incoming 2nd Graders

Judaic Studies | General Studies

  • Incoming 3rd Graders

Judaic Studies | General Studies

  • Incoming 4th Graders

Judaic Studies | General Studies

Middle School

All middle school students are required to read two books over the summer. One is an assigned book and one is free choice. The assigned book is the first book students will be studying in ELA next year.  Discussions, projects, and classwork about this book will start the first week of school! If the student has read the assigned book before, please read it again so it’s fresh in your mind.

  • Incoming 5th Graders

Assigned Book: Rules by Cynthia Lord

Ivrit | Chumash | General Studies
Rules by Cynthia Lord

Incoming 6th Graders

Assigned Book: Restart by Gordon Korman

Incoming 7th Graders

Assigned Book: Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

  • Incoming 8th Graders

Assigned Book:The Wave by Todd Strasser

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.

Online Tools

Here you will find helpful resources and tools for grade-specific student learning, including Art, PE, Science, and Story Time, as well as links and suggestions for free learning resources available online.

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.

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