Families & Students

Every year, District 54 welcomes hundreds of new families into our community and we are so excited for you to be a part of it. If you are new to Nathan Hale, we hope to make this transition a simple and seamless one. If you are a returning Nathan Hale family, welcome back! 

This section hosts useful information for new families, such as registration instructions, immunization and residency requirements and screening information. 

This section also hosts useful information for all families, such as attendance and school hours, links to the parent portal and PTA, and more. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Nathan Hale office or the district office.

Zoom

Several families have reached out about setting up Zoom.  The app has been pushed out by the district today and may show up today or tomorrow on your students device.  On Chromebooks it will show up under apps and on iPads there will be a Zoom icon. 

For further assistance in setting up Zoom for your student please reference there videos.

Using Zoom on the Chromebook Tutorial – For Students

Using Zoom on the iPad Tutorial – For Students

 

Seesaw

We have created a brief run-through of how students in K-2 and 3-8 will sign in and be present in their classes on the first day. The videos highlight 3 key points – How to login/join, how to switch between classes, and how to navigate to tasks/activities. There is a video for Seesaw and a video for Google Classroom. The 2 videos combined take up a total of just under 7 minutes.

Students Starting School Using Seesaw

Students Starting School Using Google Classroom

 

Device Support

Our Technology Department has been working to support students and staff as we all learn and work remotely. We understand that some families are experiencing slow speeds or problems with their providers, and we ask you to report that directly to your provider.

People experiencing problems with District 54 technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students) should email [email protected] so that we can troubleshoot the problem via phone or email. If the problem cannot be resolved, we have a technology drop-off program. To schedule an appointment to drop off a broken laptop, iPad or other device, you must first email.

 

Internet Access

Hotspots are also available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office if you are experiencing financial hardships and need a hotspot

wolf mascot and female staff member visiting with a family through their car window

Teachers and Staff enjoyed seeing all the students and their families during Supply Pickup