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  • Talk 203 Update 9-23-22

    Posted by Patrick Gaskin on 9/23/2022

    To:  All KJHS Families

    We hope all of you have a great weekend and please remember that there is no school on Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  We wanted to provide you an update about a few different items. Please read the information below carefully.

    Bus Protocols

    We recently learned that we cannot honor any student requests to ride any other bus than the one they are assigned to.  Please remember, if your student is not a bus rider, they cannot request to ride a bus home with a friend.  Once this protocol has been changed, we will inform you.

    Picture & Picture Retake Information

    School pictures taken in August are available to view and order. Please select which Fall school portrait will appear in your Yearbook/Composite at this time.* 

    To view and select your photo, look for an email sent to you by “Visual Image Photography”, or go to to search for your gallery. (A student ID number may be required.)  If you have any questions or cannot find your images, please contact VIP at

    *If you have not yet taken a photo or need a new one, your Retake/Make up Day is on 9/29/2022, 11:10-1:20pm. All students must have a current portrait in order to appear in this year’s yearbook/composite. The final yearbook image selection deadline is two weeks after Retake/Make up Day; at that time VIP will choose an image for you.

    DuPage County Vision & Hearing Screening (Wednesday, September 28, 2022)

    Early identification of potential vision and hearing problems is crucial to academic success.  The Illinois Child Vision and Hearing Test Act (410 ILCS 205), mandates vision and hearing screening programs for preschool and school age children.

    • Hearing screening is mandated to be offered for students in grades PK, K, 1, 2 and 3.
    • Vision screening is mandated to be offered for students in grades PK, K, 2 and 8.
    • Hearing and vision screenings are also conducted for transfer students and students who receive special education annually.  

    The DuPage County Health Department, who conducts these screenings for our students, requires that students wear a mask during the screening, which takes 5-10 minutes. 

    All parents have the option to opt out of screening.  If you do not want your student screened, please notify the KJHS Health Office via email at  or phone at (630) 420-3231.

    Power of Choice

    The Power of Choice reminds us that keeping the lines of communication open with our kids is a powerful prevention tool.  

    Patrick Gaskin

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