New Parent Information

Moving to a new home or starting in a new school can be overwhelming.  We have tried to pack this page with as much information as possible about our schools so that you can have it all in one place.  If there is a specific question that you were looking for that is not answered, please be sure to use the form at the bottom of the page and we will get back to you.

  lake bluff elementary lake bluff middle
Grades served PK-5 6-8
Address 350 West Washington Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

31 East Sheridan Place
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Principal Mrs. Margaret St. Claire

Mr. Nathan Blackmer

Phone 847-234-9405

847-234-9407

Fax 847-615-9144

847-234-4819

school hours

8:05 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

HD Kindergarten
8:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

AM Pre-K (3 year old)
8:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

PM Pre-K (4 year old)
12:10 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Can we take a tour of the school?

To arrange a tour of the school, please contact the school office at the number listed above.

Do you provide transportation?

Elementary School
Bus transportation is provided to all students for a fee established annually by the Board of Education.  For a current list of school fees, please click here.

Middle School
Middle school students who live on the East side of Sheridan Road and South of East Blodgett Avenue are not able to ride the bus. All other students have access to bus service. Exceptions to these rules may be made to provide specialized transportation for students with disabilities as outlined in their individualized educational plans.

Parents and families wishing to sign up for transportation can do so through the registration process.

Do the students get to use technology during the day?

Yes!  In fact, we are excited to offer a 1:1 device program for students. In Kindergarten and first grade, students use iPads in the classroom.  Beginning in 2nd grade, students have a Chromebook that they are able to take home for use on school related items.

How does the District communicate with parents and families?

Lake Bluff School District 65 is committed to ongoing communication with its stakeholders. Parents and families can take advantage of the School Messenger system which is used to communicate information including school closings, newsletters, and upcoming events. Additionally, most teachers send home regular communications regarding what is happening in their classrooms. However, your communication preferences regarding your specific child should be discussed with your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year.

How do I get started with registering my child?

You can find information about registration for school on our registration page.

Where can I find information about the kindergarten program?

We have lots of information about our kindergarten program on the kindergarten information page.

Where can I find information about the pre-kindergarten program?

We have lots of information about our pre-kindergarten program on the pre-kindergarten information page.

What do you teach at each grade level?

You can read more about our curriculum and what is taught by clicking the appropriate subject area below:

Math Science Social Studies  
Wellness Social Emotional Fine Arts  
STEM/ Technology World Language English/Lang. Arts  


What supplies does my child need?

You can find our school supply lists here.

Do you have a gifted program?

You can find more information about enrichment learning in District 65 by clicking here.

What special education programs do you offer?

The District is pleased to offer a full continuum of special education and related supports for children and families who are eligible.  After a child has registered for school, the District will request a child's student records from their former school.  By law, the District is required to implement that IEP as designed by the former IEP or convene an IEP meeting within a certain number of school days.  For additional information about the District's special education programs, please click here.

How have the Lake Bluff Schools performed on State Assessments and other independent measures?

A great place to check this out is at the Illinois Interactive Report Card (link opens in new window). Additionally, we post all of our old report cards online.