April 12, 2024

Dear Keller Families,


The students definitely won the week.  We are extremely proud of their effort and daily approach at improving in and out of the classroom.  With that, the staff and students definitely have earned the weekend.  Enjoy the time with family and friends, and look forward to the opportunities that await on Monday.


As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our front office staff or me.  Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and support and we will work “TOGETHER AS ONE” to ensure the success of our students.



Tom Barbini

[email protected]




Important Dates to Remember:  

  • May 22:  Half-day Inservice – no school in the afternoon for grades K-8
  • May 27:  Memorial Day – no school





2023 – 2024 Keller Calendar

The 2023-2024 Keller Calendar can be viewed here:  This calendar contains upcoming events for Keller.




2023 – 2024 District Calendar
The 2023-2024 District Calendar can be viewed here: Please click on the link for the Spanish version of the calendar. 


Keller Junior High Website

Click here to navigate to the Keller Junior High Website.





Keller Sports, Intramurals, and Clubs
Please encourage your child to get involved in our Keller Sports, Intramurals, and Club offerings that take place after school.   Please visit our Sports, Intramurals, and Clubs page for more information about these activities.  Students must maintain academic eligibility to participate in sports, intramurals, and clubs.  For information regarding upcoming dates for sporting events, intramurals, and club sessions please click on the link to view the building calendar on the Keller webpage.
Students participating in interscholastic athletic programs, including intramural sports, shall have an annual physical examination prior to tryouts and participating in any scheduled practice or contest.  Physicals are effective for one year from the date of the exam. The physical exam form for District 54 can be found by clicking on the link.  For additional information on District 54 Junior High Sports and the Sports Parent-Student Handbook please click here.



Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Infinite campus is District 54’s student information system that connects parents to information.  Through Infinite Campus, parents will have access to the Parent Portal.  The Parent Portal provides access for parents to information regarding their child including paying fees, viewing assignments, attendance, grades, academic schedule, and teacher comments. 

If you currently do not have a Parent Portal account, please email [email protected] or you can call our front office at 1-847-357-6500 and our secretaries can assist you.  If you need help logging on to the Infinite Campus portal click here, email [email protected], or call portal support at 847-357-5110.  If you have previously created a Parent Portal account and cannot recall your username or password, you can reset them yourself from the portal website by selecting forgot password. 





Eighth Grade Graduation

As we approach spring, we wanted to provide an update on the eighth-grade graduation ceremony. We are excited to announce that this year’s event will be held 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at Wintrust Field, also known as the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium.  In order to accommodate all families, we will be limiting each family to six tickets. Students will sit on the field with their classmates, while families will sit in the stands.  In the event of rain, we will hold our graduation ceremony on Monday, June 3, at 5:30 PM at Conant High School.  A livestream of the event will be posted to the District 54 YouTube Channel for individuals who are unable to be there that day.





Graduation Gowns and Medallions

For graduation, eighth grade students will be asked to order a graduation gown in our school colors and student medallion.  Both will be worn by each student attending the ceremony.  The cost of the graduation gown and medallion is $22.  Families have the following options to make payment.

  • Log on to the School Store on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and pay for the gown and medallion via credit card.  There is a $2 processing fee so the total charged is $24.  
  • Send your child to school with or bring payment of $22, cash or check, made payable to Keller Junior High during school hours of 7:30 – 3:30 PM.
  • Contact me if there is a financial hardship keeping you from being able to make payment.







District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, please review the District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.







No Food Deliveries Allowed

With a focus on student and staff safety, District 54 will not allow food delivery services (including, but not limited to, GrubHub, DoorDash, and local restaurants) to our schools. We will continue to have hot lunch days, which are planned events, organized and supervised by school or PTA volunteers. However, we will no longer accept other outside food deliveries to keep our schools secure.






Kindergarten Registration

The countdown to an extraordinary journey has begun! Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open!  If you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in August 2024, we encourage you to visit our new Welcome to Kindergarten website and begin registration today. As a current District 54 family, you will register through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  If you do not have your login, please contact [email protected]

After completing the online portion of your student’s kindergarten registration, please call our school to make an appointment to turn in necessary documents. If you can, bring your future kindergartner with you, as we have a special surprise for them!  District 54 is also asking for your help in spreading the word about kindergarten registration. If you know of a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2024, please encourage the family to register today by visiting the website. The sooner students enroll, the sooner District 54 will know how many kindergarten teachers we need to best serve our kindergarten class of 2024-25.





McKinney-Vento Act

The U.S. McKinney-Vento Assistance Act defines homeless children as those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime abode.  In general, children or youth living in motels, transitional housing, shelters, the street, cars, parks, bus or train stations, abandoned buildings and other inadequate accommodations may be considered eligible for McKinney-Vento services.  Please visit our website for more information.





District 54 Summer Camp Information

Keep the mind and body engaged and moving this summer by joining a Summer of 54 camp! District 54 students can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, start a business, and so much more!  Registration will open in your Parent Portal on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 9:00 AM and will close on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 12:00 PM (Instrumental Music due by Friday, May 24, 2024).  Seats fill up fast so sign up to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! If you would like more information on each camp and the courses, please view the brochure at the link below:
2024 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure
2024 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure (SPANISH)





Coffee & Conversation: Activities for the Summer

You are invited to join us from 5 – 6 p.m. on April 17 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center as District 54’s Multicultural Parent Advisory Council presents a session for parents on “Activities for the Summer”. Join us as we share information about different activities and resources that are available for students and families in the summer. Translators will be available in Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Mongolian and Ukrainian. To register for the event, please complete a Coffee & Conversation RSVP Form.