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News You Can Use 8.31.2018


When we return from the long weekend (Wednesday really) Lake Cook Road will be CLOSED. Please plan accordingly so that your child is on time to school.  There were questions about where the work would actually be taking place. I cannot comment on the why for Clavey closing, but I can confirm that Clavey will in fact be closed too.


As was shared last week:

Beginning September 5th, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be conducting railroad work at the Lake Cook Road and Clavey Road crossings. These will result in approximately ten days of closure at each site. The expected impact dates at Lake Cook Road are from September 5 - 14. At Clavey we expect the work to last from September 10 - 14.


These last four days of overlap will create some angst, and I want to assure everyone that the Braeside team is working in concert with our transportation department to coordinate the bus changes that are necessary. We will be communicating more with you as the date approaches and our plans become action steps.


Please also know that the traffic pattern impact will be a problem for us all, and we’ll need to be patient through this together.


But changes are going to be made to impact the fewest number of students and lessen the minutes on the buses. We just will not know the best routes or this week until we see the drawn routes in action.

Joseph Hailpern

Braeside School Principal




WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018

WHERE: Ravinia Festival

TIME: 5K Starts at 8:00 a.m., Family Walk Starts at 8:15 a.m.


All proceeds from the FUNd Run benefit the Scholarship Fund for District 112 students.


NEW!  Race Packets for all 112 students, families, teachers and other school employees will be sent to their respective schools on Thursday, September 27th. Students will take their packets home on Friday, September28th.  For all other registrants, packet pick-up is on Friday, September 28th 1:00-6:30 p.m. at the District 112 Office (Fireside Room) 1936 Green Bay Rd. Highland Park. 


Military families: Please use discount code Military112 at the end of the online registration process before you pay. You'll need to do a transaction for each family member to receive the discount. Paper forms are also available in the office.

Teachers: Please use discount code Teach112 at the end of the registration process before you pay.


NEW! Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch can register for FREE along with one adult. Please contact your school principal for a discount code. 


Online registration is available until September 27th. Here is the registration link:


All proceeds from the FUNd Run provide need-based scholarship opportunities for District 112 students. Scholarship funds are used to subsidize student participation in extracurricular enrichment activities including band and orchestra, outdoor education, field trips, and after school clubs.



Did you know that females, Black and LatinX students made the biggest growth in population of students taking AP courses in computer science last year? Pretty neat to see the growth in this space. Read more about it here.



Upon arrival, students are to enter the building through the main front doors. These are the doors that students will enter daily and is similar to how we handled arrival last year. The parking restrictions around Braeside School are on our website and linked here. Please respect our neighbors and avoid parking across from driveways. Please also understand that there is not enough parking for everyone to park directly around the school. If you live close, by we highly encourage taking a stroll to school to avoid the headache personally and contribute to the solution for the community.


At dismissal time, students will exit outside the door nearest their classroom or ride the bus, whichever is the method of transit home. Should the planned route home from school every change, please send a note to school with your child letting the teacher know that the plan is different on that day.



Parents please use this link for weekly updates to the school calendar.  This will show early release dates too!