FAQ

  • Please find our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below. If you have any questions outside of the ones outlined here, please contact the District Office at (708) 366-5700 or reach out to your school: 

    • Betsy Ross - 708.366.7498
    • Field-Stevenson - 708.366.5703
    • Forest Park Middle School - 708.366.5742
    • Forest Park Preschool - 708.366.6945
    • Garfield - 708.366.6945
    • Grant-White - 708.366.5704
  • Who do I contact for student records (previous student)?

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    Please contact Jeanette Barnes, Executive Secretary, at jbarnes@forestparkschools.org or 708.366.5700 extension 301.

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  • Who do I contact for student records (current student)?

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    Please contact your child(ren)'s school(s) to inquire about current student records.

    Betsy Ross School - (708) 366-7498

    Field-Stevenson School - (708) 366-5703

    Garfield School - (708) 366-6945

    Grant-White School - (708) 366-5704

    Forest Park Middle School - (708) 366-5742

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  • Who do I contact for scheduling a school visit?

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    Please contact the principal of the school you wish to visit.

    Betsy Ross School - Ms. Tinisa Huff - (708) 366-7498

    Field-Stevenson School - Dr. Tiffany Brunson - (708) 366-5703

    Garfield School - Ms. Jamie Stauder - (708) 366-6945

    Grant-White School - Mr. Roger Beauford - (708) 366-5704

    Forest Park Middle School - Mr. Joseph Pisano - (708) 366-5742

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  • Who do I contact for requesting the use of a school facility?

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    School facilities are available to the community for education, civic, cultural, and other non-commercial uses consistent with the public interest when such use does not interfere with the school program or school-sponsored activities.

    Facility Request Form

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  • Who do I contact for notifying the school about my child's medication(s)?

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    Please notify Ms. Michelle Bernero, Health Services Coordinator, at 708.366.5703 or mbernero@fpsd91.org, or Brenda Ali, Health Services Assistant, at 708.366.6945 or bali@fpsd91.org, for notification of child(ren)’s medication(s).

    Please also contact Ms. Bernero or Ms. Ali if there are any changes in your child(ren)’s medical status (e.g. change in medical prescription).

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  • Who do I contact for information on special services for my child?

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    Please contact Ms. Michelle Hopper, Director of Student Services, at 708.366.5742, extension 241, or mhopper1@fpsd91.org, or Ms. Julie Hantson at 708.366.5742, extension 233, or jhantson@fpsd91.org, in regard to information on special services for your child(ren).

    View more information about the Student Services department here

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  • Who do I contact for questions regarding district policies?

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    Please contact Dr. Lou Cavallo, Superintendent of Schools, at 708.366.5700 ext.301, in regard to information on school district policy.

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  • Who do I contact for information regarding school closures?

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    The district will post information about school closings on the homepage of this website and our social media sites.  There will also be phone call and email notifications sent through our notification system.  In addition, all of the schools, through the cooperation of local PTC/PTO groups, have established chain phone calls for parent notification.

    We also notify the News Bureau which provides information to many of Chicago’s radio and television stations, such as: Channel 6 Comcast Cable Services and WLS TV Channel 7.

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  • Who do I contact for information regarding district finances?

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    Please contact Mr. Edward Brophy, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, at 708.366.5700, extension 301 or ebrophy@forestparkschools.org, in regard to school district finances.

     

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  • How do I register my student for school?

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    School registration occurs in August each year. If you are enrolling your child after the first day of school, please contact or visit the school in your attendance area to register your child for school.

    For more information about school registration click here.  

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  • How do I login to Illuminate Home Connection?

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    Click on the link below to login into Illuminate Home Connection, enter your screen name and password.

    illuminatehc.com

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  • How do I determine which school my child will attend?

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    Families who live north of I-290 attend Garfield Primary School (K-2) and Grant-White Intermediate School (3-5).  Families who live south of I-290 attend Betsy Ross Primary School (K-2) and Field-Stevenson Intermediate School (3-5).  All families with preschoolers attend Forest Park Preschool at Garfield Primary School.  All families with middle schoolers attend Forest Park Middle School.  

    Please see the boundaries map to determine which school your child will attend.

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  • How do I report my child's absence?

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    Please contact your child(ren)'s school(s) to report a student absence.

    Betsy Ross School - (708) 366-7498

    Field-Stevenson School - (708) 366-5703

    Garfield School - (708) 366-6945

    Grant-White School - (708) 366-5704

    Forest Park Middle School - (708) 366-5742

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  • How do I volunteer as a chaperone?

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    Please contact your child(ren)'s school(s) to inquire about volunteering as a chaperone.

    Betsy Ross School - (708) 366-7498

    Field-Stevenson School - (708) 366-5703

    Garfield School - (708) 366-6945

    Grant-White School - (708) 366-5704

    Forest Park Middle School - (708) 366-5742

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  • How do I obtain free/reduced price breakfast/lunch information?

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    Please click on the link below to obtain free or reduced price breakfast/lunch information.

     Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Application

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  • How do I schedule a parent/teacher conference?

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    Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled in the fall and late winter each year.  Parents/guardians are also encouraged to contact their child(ren)’s teacher(s) at any time during the school year to schedule a parent/teacher conference.

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  • How do I update my parent/guardian contact information?

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    Please contact your child(ren)'s school(s) to update your parent/guardian contact information.

    Betsy Ross School - (708) 366-7498

    Field-Stevenson School - (708) 366-5703

    Garfield School - (708) 366-6945

    Grant-White School - (708) 366-5704

    Forest Park Middle School - (708) 366-5742

     

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  • How do I apply to be a substitute teacher?

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    Please follow the link below.

    https://www.forestparkschools.org/employment

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  • How do I participate on the Citizens' Advisory Council?

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    If you are a parent/guardian or Forest Park community member who is interested in serving on the district’s Citizens’ Advisory Council please contact Jeanette Barnes, Executive Secretary, at jbarnes@forestparkschools.org or 708.366.5700 ext.301.

    Members of the Citizens’ Advisory Council are appointed by the District 91 Board of Education.  The Citizens’ Advisory Council meets at the district office at 6:30 pm on every third Wednesday from October to May each school year.

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  • How do I view the District 91 Board of Education meeting schedule?

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    You can find the schedule for the Board of Education meetings here.   

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  • How do I enroll my child in preschool?

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    Please contact Garfield School at (708) 366-6945 to inquire about enrolling your child(ren) in preschool.

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