Evergreen ParkElementary School District 124


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Evergreen Park School District 124 has a rich tradition of parents, teachers, and administration working together to build a foundation for success for our children. Supported by adults who love, nurture, and care for them, our children’s potential for success is bound only by the limits that they would place on themselves and their own learning. One of the most important things that we can do to help create this solid foundation is to model the high expectations for academic achievement, effort, and citizenship that we hold for ourselves and want for our children. I invite you to take some time to review, with your child, the information in this handbook. The procedures and guidelines that the district has developed and included here will help all our children have a safe, happy, and productive school year.

Additional Notices

Sex Offender List
Information on registered sex offenders is available on the State of Illinois website, http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/.This information is being provided in accordance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act-Notification to Parents (Public Act 94-994).

Help Prevent Teen Dating Violence
An Illinois law aimed at preventing unhealthy dating relationships requires upper-elementary, middle schools and high schools to incorporate age appropriate education about teen dating violence into their curriculum. As a result, beginning this school year, our schools will be teaching students the signs and symptoms of an unhealthy relationship, how to respond, and who to notify. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in eleven adolescents say they have been the victim of physical dating violence. Healthy or unhealthy relationship habits may develop early. High school students report that they see dating violence among their peers. Dating violence during teen years can lead to unhealthy relationships. This may disrupt normal development and can contribute to other destructive behaviors in our children. If you would like more information about teen dating violence, please contact the building principal or school social worker.   Board Policy

Erin’s Law
Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn. Erin’s Law (in Illinois, Public Act 96-1524) mandates that Illinois public schools provide training to certified staff on prevention of child sexual abuse. It also mandates that public school children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade be educated on how to protect themselves from sexual abuse. Students learn age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult. School personnel learn about child sexual abuse. Any questions or concerns can be addressed by building administrators or the school social worker.


Pre-K Expulsion
P.A. 100-0105 prohibits early childhood providers from expelling young children from their program because of the child's behavior. School personnel must instead take the following steps:
   a. Document interventions to assist with addressing the child's behavior and other needs
   b. If interventions are unsuccessful must work with the family on a planned transition to a more appropriate setting