Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enroll my student at Steeple Run?
Please visit the district website at http://d203.schoolwires.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=101 for information and documentation required to enroll a student in a district 203 school.
Answers to the following questions may be found at the following locations:
· Steeple Run Parent/Student Handbook
· The back of the Steeple Run Student Directory
· The Monthly Refrigerator Calendar
· Steeple Run/ District websites: www.naperville203.org/steeplerun/
What is the school address, main phone number and fax number?
6S151 Steeple Run Drive 630-420-6385 main line
Naperville, IL 60540 630-420-6935 fax
What number do I call if my child will be absent from school?
Please follow the procedure below for reporting your child’s absence. DO NOT call the school main number.
- Call the absence telephone number (630/420-6387) before 8:15 AM on the day of the absence.
- A voice mail system is used so please be ready to provide the following information:
- Date of absence
- Your child’s name (Please spell the last name)
- Your child’s teacher’s name
- Reason for absence
- If the absence is anticipated to be more than one day, please call the health office (630/420-6387) between the hours of 10:00 AM-2:00 PM and discuss the matter with the Health Technician.
If a child is absent and we have not received a call, we will attempt to reach you by calling the phone numbers listed on the health card.
Children should remain home after an illness until he/she is healthy enough to return, fever free for 24 hours and able to participate in all school activities. This includes outdoor recess. It is important that your child wear the proper clothes for outside play time,weather permitting.
Written requests to remain inside will be honored if written by a doctor. These requests usually involve casts or use of crutches, and should be given to the Health Technician.
If my child is ill, how can I pick-up his/her homework?
Requests for homework should be left on the attendance voice mail when your child’s absence is called in. The Health Tech will request the teacher to leave your child’s homework on the counter in the front office for pick-up between 2:30-3:00p.m.. The front office closes at 3:00 p.m..
How do I find out if there is no school or activities are canceled?
In the event that school is closed due to weather or other emergency, parents will be contacted through the Talk 203 e-mail and ConnectEd phone call out systems. School closings will also be announced on the following radio stations (WGN 720 AM and WBBM 780 AM) and all major Chicago television stations (CBS, NBC, ABC,WGN, FOX, and CLTV). Please do not call the school to ask if school is closed. Parents may also check the website www.naperville203.org/steeplerun/
When is winter break, spring break, the last day of school etc?
That information is on the website at www.naperville203.org as well as listed in the back of the Student Directory.
Where do I park when I visit Steeple Run school?
Please refer to the map and directions for pick-up and drop-off procedures listed in the Parent/Student Handbook. Do NOT park in front of the school (FIRE ZONE), in the apartment complex or in the strip mall/Walgreens parking lot across the street.
What do I do if my child forgets an item at home?
You are encouraged to leave the item at home. The best learning takes place when natural consequences occur. Should a student forget to bring an item to school (homework, gym shoes, instrument, lunch, etc.) instruction and activities will not be interrupted for the delivery of the item to the student. Forgotten items should be labeled and left in the appropriate grade level “I Forgot Bin” located in the front lobby and your child will get the item when it does not interfere with instruction.
What time is lunch?
The lunch and recess period is 40 minutes long.
4th & 5th 11:20-11:40 (Recess) & 11:40-12:00 (Eat)
K & 1st: 11:45-12:05 (Recess) & 12:05-12:25 (Eat)
2nd & 3rd: 12:10-12:30 (Recess) & 12:30-12:50 (Eat)
All District 203 schools are part of the National School Lunch Program.
Information regarding the school lunch program can be found at http://naperville203.schooldish.com/
Lunch program pricing: The price of milk and meals provided by Aramark, our school lunch provider, are established at the start of each school year. The combo lunch costs for elementary school = $2.70. Students who qualify under the National School Lunch Programs may apply for reduced-price meals and milk. Reduced-priced lunch is $0.40. Each meal includes a choice of entree, fruits, vegetables and milk. Milk is priced at $.45 per half-pint carton.
Paying for the hot lunch: If parents would like to use the debit system, there are a variety of options for depositing funds into a student's debit account. The most traditional option is to send cash or a check,* made payable to NCUSD203, to school with your child in an envelope marked 'lunch money'. Funds are deposited into the student's account and are immediately available for use.
For those who prefer the convenience of online transactions and paying by credit card, payments can be made at My School Bucks https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home. Please allow 24 hours for deposit to post to student's account.
Students who forget their lunches may have permission to call home, first thing in the morning. Lunches may be delivered and should be placed in the appropriate grade level “I Forgot Bin” located in the front lobby. Please clearly label your child’s lunch container with first and last names, grade, and teacher’s name. We encourage the use of lunch boxes or reusable bags, thermoses, and Tupperware-like containers, rather than disposable products.
Students may remain at school to eat lunch, or they may go home if they can accomplish this in 40 minutes. This is the lunch policy of all the elementary schools in District 203. If your child usually stays for lunch but you would like him/her to come home on a specific day, we require a note to that effect and the parent must come into the building and complete the signing out process in the office. Parents must sign their child back into school upon returning after lunch.
What do I do if I am picking my child up early from school for a doctor’s appointment?
Send a note to your child’s teacher. Once you park, come into the front office and while you are signing your child out, the staff will call for your child. To plan your time management, please include at least ten minutes for this process to take place.
What do I do when I am dropping my child off late to school in the morning?
You must park your car and come into the front office. Say good-bye to your child and then sign him/her in the “Student Sign In/Out” book. We encourage students to walk to class themselves. If your child will be ordering lunch make sure their order is added to the tally sheet in the classroom envelope in the front office.
What do I do if I lose my monthly Refrigerator Calendar?
Go to the Steeple Run website, look under Parents and go to calendar.
I want to change my child’s plans at the end of the day, can I get a hold of him and change plans?
For safety reasons, we do NOT encourage this. In the morning, a note needs to be sent to school with your child addressed to the teacher. The front office staff then records the change and stamps the note. Bus drivers MUST have a stamped note before allowing any changes in students drop off procedures. If your child is a walker, he/she may NOT ride the bus to a friend’s house. Last minutes changes MUST be sent via email to the office staff.
I cannot pick up my child at 2:30, can you keep him until I get there?
No, after school supervision is not available. You must make arrangements in advance to have your child go to someone’s home or be picked up by a friend/neighbor at the bus stop.
How early can I drop off my child in the morning?
Students may not be on school property before 8:00 a.m. Staff supervision of the students begins at 8:00 a.m.The first bell rings at 8:00 a.m. and students may enter the school.
Instruction begins at 8:15 a.m.
(Students are considered tardy after 8:15 a.m.)
School is dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
Half Day Institute Dismissal Times
- Students attend from 8:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
What time is Battle of the Books, Spanish Ladder, etc. over?
Most after school activities are over at 3:30. Times are listed on the Refrigerator calendar or website www.naperville203.org/steeplerun/
Most activities, with times and locations, are also listed in the 'Week at a Glance' which is emailed to all families at the beginning of each week.
When is the 3rd Grade music program, Band and Orchestra Concert, Open House?
All programs and activities are listed on:
· The Refrigerator Calendar
· The school website: www.naperville203.org/steeplerun/- 'Week at a Glance' weekly email
Holiday room parties:
All holiday parties are listed on:
· The Refrigerator Calendar
· The school website: www.naperville203.org/steeplerun/
· The back of the Student Directory- 'Week at a Glance' weekly email
There are three classroom parties (Fall, Winter, and Friendship). Classroom parties are coordinated between classroom teachers and Home & School room parents. Only those parents who are assigned as party coordinators are allowed to attend. All schools in District 203 will have parties without food treats and the focus will be on games and crafts. This will allow us to protect all students who may have food allergies. As well, we ask your cooperation and understanding that no food items will be passed out at parties.