District 181 Back-to-School

Community Consolidated School District 181 will welcome students and families back to school on Monday, Aug. 23 2021. To help families plan, here is some important back-to-school information.

Impact of COVID-19 on 2021-22 school year

Visit the District 181 Reopening page for more information about how COVID-19 will impact the 2021-22 School Year.

Check here for updated guidance from the state.

2021-22 School Year Calendar

Download/View 2021-22 School Year Calendar

Key Dates on the 2021-22 Calendar:
  • First Day of School: August 23, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 24 - 26, 2021
  • Winter Break: December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022
  • Spring Break: March 28, 2022 - April 1, 2022
  • Last Day of School: June 1, 2022 (if no emergency days are used)

Curriculum Night

Each school holds a Curriculum Night early in the fall, where classroom teachers meet with parents in the evening to discuss curriculum and grade level expectations. Parents are encouraged to attend this important event.

2021-22 School Supply Lists

The District 181 School Supply Lists page is currently being updated for the 2021-22 school year. Please check back later in the summer if your school's supply list is not listed!

Health Examination and Immunization Requirements

Click here to view an overview of all D181 Health/Immunization Registration Requirements. All requirement exams and forms are due on or before the first day of school.

District 181 Student Handbooks

The District 181 handbooks (Elementary Handbook and Middle School Handbook) provide useful information about District 181’s policies, procedures, resources and expectations for students. We invite you to review the handbook with your child(ren) and reference it throughout the year.

  • Elementary School Handbook (Coming Soon)
  • Middle School Handbook (Coming Soon)


District 181 values communication between parents and staff. Each school sends a newsletter and regular updates to parents. In addition the District office publishes a monthly newsletter celebrating student/staff accomplishments and events and informing parents and community members of key initiatives. In addition, the District publishes a Board Summary, that outlines discussions and actions by the D181 Board of Education.

Channels of Communication

Should concerns or questions arise, please address them with the first line of contact as shown below.

➢ Individual students and classrooms
Contact: Teacher > Principal > Superintendent > Board of Education

➢ Individual schools and neighborhoods
Contact: Principal > Superintendent > Board of Education

➢ Curriculum and District instructional practices
Contact: Principal > Assistant Superintendent of Learning > Superintendent > Board of Education

➢ Identification or support of students who may require special education and related services, additional accommodations and/or other supports, or interventions
Contact: Pupil Services Administrators assigned to your child’s school > Principal > Assistant Superintendent of Learning > Superintendent > Board of Education

➢ District budget, safety, environmental issues
Contact: Assistant Superintendent of Business Services and Treasurer > Superintendent > Board of Education

➢ District policy issues
Contact: Superintendent > Board of Education

Registration information

Learn more about District 181 Student Registration here . Use the links below to access Skyward Family Access and SchoolPay.

New Families

We are pleased and excited to welcome you to the District 181 community. If you are new to the district and have not yet enrolled your child, please do so as soon as possible in order to help us plan for the school year.

One of the most important things that parents will need to bring when enrolling their child for the first time is a certified copy or an original birth certificate for their child or children, and all required documents to prove residency. You can view a list of all the documents required to verify residency at the above links.

Bus Routes

Bus routes are always changing as new students register and require a bus stop. District 181 will share bus routes in the weeks before school starts. Thank you for your patience.

Child Care

Come back soon for more information about Child Care for the 2021-22 School Year.

Parent Resources

Visit your schools Parent Resources page to access information such as student activities, field trips, report card distribution, sport schedules/info and more.

Elm | Madison | Monroe | Oak | Prospect | The Lane | Walker | HMS | CHMS

Teacher Assignments and Student Schedules

Teacher assignments and student schedules will be emailed to parents the week before school starts.

Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO)

District 181 is fortunate to have strong partnerships with parents. Each of the District’s nine schools have Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs). They are dynamic supportive parent organizations that share the goals of enhancing the educational experience for all students and fostering communication between home and school. All parents will receive information about joining the PTO for the coming school year.