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Free breakfast is served daily in the classrooms!

All students are to report to their lines at 8:30 a.m.

Please do not drop off your child before 8:30 a.m.

Online Resources

Students should spend 60 minutes per week on Imagine Learning or Imagine Espanol.

Students should also spend 45 minutes per week on iReady Math.

Positive Behavior Supports

We are teaching your students expected behaviors in various areas of the building.

We believe we need to teach your students the expected behaviors and reward them for following the rules.


Students need to be lined up at 8:30 a.m. Our clocks may not be exact, so be aware and give yourself extra time! Please don't be tardy or absent because it affects your classes chance for winning the competition. If you keep your child home, please call the office by 8:30 a.m. to report an absence at 708-652-9577

Absences can be excused if you provide a doctor's or a dentist's note. If your child has asthma or allergies, we're asking that you please bring a doctor's note so we have that condition documented.

The State of Illinois wants us to report any student for truancy who has missed 5% of the school days or more. This is only 8 days for the entire school year. Please send your child to school every day. We ask that they only stay home if they have a fever or are vomiting. 

Uniform Policy and Expectations

Shirts must be gray with a collar and long enough to stay tucked in pants. Undershirts must be plain white. Pants and skirts must be navy blue. Gray or navy blue sweatshirts or sweaters without hoods or zippers.

Shoes must be one solid color: black, gray or white only. Shoe tongues must be tucked inside pant legs. Shoelaces must match shoes and be tied on the outside. No sandals, flip flops or high heels.

Accessories: Belts must be black, brown, navy or white with a plain buckle. The strap must be in a loop not hanging. Hands must be clean without any writing on them. No distracting jewelry or bracelets.

Grades, State Testing and Additional Assessments

NES= No evidence submitted by student

1= Evidence shows no understanding

2= Evidence shows some understanding

3= Evidence shows understanding

4= Evidence shows deep understanding


Cicero District 99 implements a Standards-Based Grading System. Your child will be graded on their level of proficiency in showing their understanding of content.

Additional assessments include:

ACCESS: A state test once a year to measure student's Language Acquisition Scores, or at what level a student is learning English. This is only give to our TR, ES, WI, & TP students.

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell): Given to all Kindergarten through 2nd Grade students two to three times a year to measure their reading levels.

OS (Observational Survey): Given to Kindergarten students to measure their reading readiness.

MAP: A computerized test given to students on the computer. It measures their reading level and math abilities.

Homework Helper

Ask your children questions all the time! The more they talk about their day, the more you know they learned. Make sure your children are reading and practicing math facts. After they read, ask them to share what they read with you. Provide them with a quiet place to work (No TV)


What is HERO School Wide Behavior System?

HERO is built for the school heroes. The students. The parents. The teachers. Those who inspire greatness. With HERO, monitor the good with the bad, and reinforce positive behaviors.

There are three main areas: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe.

School wide and classrooms are given. HERO points can be redeemed for different incentives and store.


The Title I grant provides federal funds to district schools based on the number of low-income families living within their boundaries. These funds allow schools to provide additional support for achieving academic success and literacy support. An especially strong method of providing academic support is through Parent Involvement opportunities that encourage and enable parents and guardians to support student success in school.

The Cicero District 99 Schools-Parent Compact contains the District's expectations for parental involvement, specific strategies for effective parent involvement activities, a process for continually involving parents and guardians, and the responsibilities of all stake holders (parents, school staff and students).

Copies of our school's compact are distributed each year and are available upon request in the school office. 

In accordance with ESEA Section 1111 (h) (6) PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW: Cicero District 99 is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teacher. This information regarding the professional qualifications of you child's classroom teachers including, at a minimum, the following:

Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If at anytime your child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher not highly qualified, the school will notify you. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Superintendent at 708-863-4856