Northern Illinois Schools

Posted on: Tue, 05/02/2006 - 9:15pm
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Is anyone from Northern IL (the Round Lake), area? We may be moving to IL and I'm starting the research on food allergy aware schools.

Also, my PA/TNA son is a current kindergartner. We only have half day here in Michigan. I'm wondering if IL kindergarten is half day or full day. My son hasn't experienced the full day yet (or the lunch room). I really need to evaluate if he's ready for first grade if all of his peers in IL have already experienced full days.

One last school question, what do most school districts have as their start cut-off (i.e. must be 5 before December 1 to start kindergarten)?

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated!

I'm very familiar with MOCHA, POCA and POCHA - are there any support groups for folks even more north of Chicago?

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 1:29am
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Sorry, I don't have any specific Round Lake advice, but in Illinois kindergarten is normally half day in the public schools - although full day can be found in some areas or at private schools. The "cut off" in the northwest suburbs is September 1.
MOCHA is the big support group I know about. The FAAN conference typically comes to Rosemont every year.
Maybe the village office in Round Lake or a local real estate agent could provide more specific info?

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 1:29am
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Sorry, I don't have any specific Round Lake advice, but in Illinois kindergarten is normally half day in the public schools - although full day can be found in some areas or at private schools. The "cut off" in the northwest suburbs is September 1.
MOCHA is the big support group I know about. The FAAN conference typically comes to Rosemont every year.
Maybe the village office in Round Lake or a local real estate agent could provide more specific info?

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