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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

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


2021 – 2022 School Supplies

Grades Pre-Nursery-4th, Due Aug 15, 2021: 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 via Paypal or credit card. 

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.  If you would like to purchase school supplies online through the PTA, please click here (orders due by July 18; additional details in the email sent by the PTA).

Grades 5-6: A Yoman Assignment Notebook will be required for 5th & 6th grade students and needs to be purchased via the link here ($10). A limited number will be available for 7th and 8th graders on a first come basis, and can be purchased from the office directly. Students will receive their Yoman on the first day of school.

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] 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.

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.

FACTS Family Portal (Formerly ParentsWeb) Account

FACTS Family Portal is a powerful tool that enables transparency and flow of information between school and home. When logged in to the Family Portal, 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 FACTS Family Portal Login Page
  2. Towards the bottom of the 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 FACTS Family Portal Login link on the left 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 [email protected] with a detailed subject heading.

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.

Fall 2021 Conference date TBD:

  • 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.

Online Tools

Here you will find helpful resources and tools for grade-specific student learning, including many of the HT Live extras such as 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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