April 5, 2024

Dear Keller Families,


It has been fantastic week back from Spring Break.  Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the time with family and friends, and I look forward to the opportunities that next week brings. 


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:  

  • April 1:  School resumes
  • 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.





Track & Field 
Track & Field season begins on Thursday, April 4th.  Any student wanting to take part in Track & Field must have an approved sports physical on file with the nurse prior to being able to participate.  Track & Field permission slip packets and forms are available for students to pick up in the main office and cafeteria.  Please email Coach Stephens at [email protected], Coach Edwards at [email protected], Coach Locke at [email protected], Coach Meyer at [email protected], or Coach Groot at [email protected].




Physical Examinations
 If your child plans to try out for one of our athletic teams and/or participate in intramurals, per School Board Policy, current physicals are required of all students to be on file prior to try-outs and/or participation in any inter-scholastic or intramural sport.  Please note that physical examinations are good for one year from the date of the exam. If you have any additional questions about your child’s physical, please contact our school.  For your reference, please click on the links below for the physical examination form and for a list of clinics that offer physicals.
*School Physical Examination Form
*Physical and Immunization Resource List






Solar Eclipse Event on April 8th

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North and Central America creating a path of totality.  During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun while it passes between the Sun and Earth.  The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.  For more information, please visit


The Schaumburg area will not experience a total eclipse but rather a partial eclipse around 1:50-2:10 p.m.  Keller Junior High is planning a viewing opportunity to allow students to experience this unique event.  


Safety is always a top priority.  We will take all precautionary measures to make this experience safe and enjoyable.  It is not safe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing (Eclipse safety).  Solar eclipse glasses will be provided for all students and staff participating in the viewing on April 8, 2024.  Additionally, if you would prefer to not have your child participate in this event, please let us know by Monday, April 1, 2024. Students who do not participate in the solar eclipse event will participate in an alternate activity inside the school during the eclipse.


We look forward to this peak learning moment with our students.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.  





Keller Junior High – Family Movie Night 4/10/24

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, we are hosting a Family Movie Night from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  The movie, Ratatouille, will be shown outdoors so bring blankets and chairs.  Popcorn, pizza, and other snacks will be for sale.  In the event of rain or other inclement weather we will move the event to inside our gym.  We hope to see you next week!





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.






Here is this the link to week’s





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.