Culver Update - 6/4/21

We hope you and your families are all safe and healthy. 

2021-22 School Year 

As we previously announced and taking into consideration recently updated state guidance requiring in-person learning (see link here), students will return to full-time, in-person instruction next year. We feel strongly that it is in the best interest of students to return to full-time in-person instruction. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) all recommend that schools return to in-person instruction next year. All Niles Township area elementary districts are also planning to return to full-time in person instruction. There will be limited opportunities for homebound instruction for students with specific medical conditions verified by a physician.

Please be on the lookout for an email from Culver in the upcoming weeks, sharing more information regarding the 2021-22 school year as well as a survey. 

Summer Wishes 

We hope you all have a restful, joyful summer! This has been a very different school year, and we appreciate all your patience and support as we worked through challenges. The Culver staff is honored to work with your families! 

Summer Office Hours

Culver’s office is open Monday through Thursday, from 8:30-3:30. We are closed for lunch from noon until 1:00. 

Student Device Collection/Summer Reading and Math 

Please see the information regarding student device/material collection. There is also information about summer reading and math for incoming 5th-8th grade students.

N-MPL Summer Reading Program 

Our local library has an amazing Summer Reading Program for children and adults. Please see the flyers for information.

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Tell your neighbors! Registration for incoming kindergarten students is open! All students who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2021, are kindergarten students. If your child is currently enrolled in our preschool program, you do not need to re-register.

How do I register my child?

  • Contact Ms. Gordon at 847-966-9280 x 1102 or at and provide the following:
    • Child’s name and date of birth 
    • Parents’ name, email, phone number and address
  • Parents will submit required registration paperwork, including:
    • Original birth certificate
    • Required state paperwork
  • Over the summer, parents submit the required proof of residency documentation (dates TBD)

Weekly School Meals

Weekly meals are distributed from 12:30-1:30 each Wednesday, from our west lot. All families are welcome to receive meals. 

Come Wednesday, June 9th, we will still serve weekly meal bags from 12:30-1:30. Meal service will continue through the end of July. Our last meal service date is Wednesday, July 28th.

Principal’s Bookshelf 

Over the summer, we encourage you to visit the Culver Little Library, right out front of Culver, near the main office. If you don’t see a book you love, please reach out to Dr. Smolinski with title requests. We add new books each week. Happy reading! 

Appreciation & Final Thoughts

If you or your family are experiencing any hardships or are in need of assistance, please be sure to email Dr. Smolinski at Our staff is available to help. 

The pandemic is a fluid situation, resulting in uncertainty which makes it difficult for families to plan for the next school year and has required us all to be patiently persistent.  We appreciate your continued support, as we all work toward the ultimate goal of returning all of our students to in-person instruction as soon as safely possible.