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Post-Deadline Registration Process

The deadline for 2018-19 registration was Friday, June 15, 2018. An alternative online process is now available.

New Elementary School Schedule

Elementary students in grade K-5 will have a new schedule starting Fall 2018.

RLAS-116 Opportunity Coalition Year-End Showcase

Join us for a year-end showcase on Friday, May 18, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center!

Rescheduled Black History Celebration: Tuesday, March 20

African Americans in Time of War

RLAS-116 to host Parent Information Sessions

We are considering a new schedule for students in grades K-5 for the 2018-19 school year. Please attend a Parent Information Session on March 8 or March 21 to learn more about this proposal.

RLAS-116 Closed Friday, February 9, 2018 due to hazardous weather conditions
RLAS-116 to host Annual Black History Month Celebration - TO BE RESCHEDULED

Come out for some wonderful student performances around the theme of African Americans in Times of War.

Education Foundation to host "Winter Wonderland Daddy Daughter Dance" on Saturday, February 24

Attention Dads! Take this special opportunity to bring your little girl out for a night of fun and dancing!

2nd Annual Empty Bowls hosted by RLMS and JTMMS Art students on Thursday, February 22

Come join us for a meal and help fight hunger in our community! All proceeds will benefit the Avon Community Food Pantry.

Winter Break Hours

Winter Break is scheduled for Monday, December 24, 2017 through Friday, January 5, 2018. The Administrative Service Center will be open Wednesday through Friday each week of break, 7:45am-4:15pm. Schools will be closed during the Break. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

D116 Insider: Kali Goldberg

Get to know an exceptional member of the RLAS-116 team, Kali Goldberg, early childhood teacher at the Early Education Center.

BPAC Parent University: Friday, January 26; 6:00pm-8:00pm

RLAS-116 and the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee will host another Parent University on Friday, January 26. Guest speaker, Mr. Ferney Ramirez will be speaking about Leading by Example.

Round Lake Area Exchange Club recognizes their December 2017 Youth of the Month

The Round Lake Area Exchange Club is proud to present their December 2017 Youth of the Month, Round Lake High School senior, Andra Pop. Learn more about Andra here!

Andra Pop poses with Round Lake High School administration and Exchange Club representatives

School Closure/Late Start Guidelines for 2017-18

A guide for parents to know how the decision is made to close school during the winter season due to weather.

BPAC Parent University: Friday, September 15; 6:30pm-8:30pm

The District's Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee will host its first Parent University of the 2017-18 school year this Friday, September 15; 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Community Information Session: DACA Changes; Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Please plan to attend a Community Information Session, hosted by Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:00pm.

D116 Insider: Molly Hennig

Get to know an exceptional member of the RLAS-116 team, Molly Hennig, 5th grade teacher at Ellis Elementary School

RLAS-116 Board of Education Announces Vacancy

The Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Board of Education is accepting applications to fill a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Lori Berdenis.

Donation of Books & Supplies Wrapping Up

Due to the amazing support of the larger community, our District has received over 100,000 books of boxes full of school supplies! The collection of these donations will conclude September 1.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support. Thanks to YOU, our school libraries will be furnished with a wide array of interesting materials for kids and families will receive extra support with the availability of school supplies.

Murphy Elementary Air Quality Report Now Available
Solar Eclipse Information

Dr. Collins comments on the August 21 Solar Eclipse.

Registration Deadline for Before/After School Care - Saturday, July 29
Free Family Movie Event / Before-After School Care Registration Event - July 14

A Free Family Movie Event will be held for all families on Friday, July 14. The Lego Batman Movie will be presented. Bring your own blankets and snacks.

Date: Friday, July 14
Location: Round Lake Area Park District 814 Hart Rd, Round Lake
Time: 6:00pm Open House; 7:00pm Movie Time

Please note that location has been moved from Ellis Elementary School to the Park District gymnasium and the time has been changed to 6:00pm.

Football Camp Starts Monday, July 10!

Attention anyone interested in playing football this season. Football Camp starts this Monday, July 10th, at Round Lake High School. Camp is for all athletes, 9th - 12th grade. Meet in upper gym at 8:00 a.m. You do not need to be preregistered to attend, athletes could sign up at camp.

Flood Updates
Health & Wellness Fair, hosted by Congressman Brad Schneider at RLHS Saturday, August 12

Congressman Brad Schneider's Office will host a Health & Wellness Fair at Round Lake High School, this Saturday, August 12, Noon-3:00pm. 

2017 Round Lake Area Chili Supper: Monday, October 16, 2017

Come out for some excellent chili and entertainment while we celebrate character in our community.


RLAS-116 Education Foundation to Host "Mummy Son Spooktacular": Saturday, October 28

Moms and sons (grades K-5) - come out for a night of Spooktacular fun!

D116 Insider: Matt Rosenberg

Get to know an exceptional member of the RLAS-116 team, Matt Rosenberg, teacher assistant at Round Lake Transition Center

2018 1:Wonder Showcase: Tuesday, April 10

Join us for a display by students in grades K-12 of how they are utilizing 1:1 technology in their classrooms!

Round Lake Area Health & Wellness Center is taking appointments for school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations

Get ahead of the game and have your child's physicals and immunizations complete this spring/summer! Remember, physicals and immunizations are required prior to the first day of school.

BPAC Parent University: Friday, November 17; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Topic: How high school courses prepare students for college/university

BPAC to Host Parent Seminar on Friday, April 20, 2018

Topic: Parental Involvement is Key in Student Success

Six Student-Athletes from Round Lake High School Sign Letters of Intent

Round Lake High School hosted an event where six student-athletes signed their letters of intent as they head into another four years of their sport!

Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Friday, October 20

Join students from across the District as we celebrate our Hispanic cultures. This year's theme is "Day of the Dead".


Public Hearing: School Improvement Days November 6, 2017

The Board will review a request to modify The School Code with respect to the number of School Improvement Days in the School Calendar on November 6.

Round Lake Area Exchange Club Dedicates Freedom Shrine to Raymond Ellis Elementary School

The Freedom Shrine is a display of historical documents photographically reproduced from the originals and permanently laminated to individual non-warping plaques.

Kindergarten Registration Dates for 2018-19

Register online now or in person April 12, May 15, or May 24!

D116 Insider: Frank Ranalli

Get to know another one of RLAS-116's amazing staff members!

RLAS-116 Recognizes 2017-18 ISBE Those Who Excel Award Winners

This year's award winners represent the District, Ellis Elementary School, John T. Magee Middle School, Round Lake Middle School and Round Lake High School. Read on to learn more about each of the winners!

2018-19 Student Registration Open Now!

Registration is quick and easy! Complete the process now so you don't have to worry about it this summer! Registration closes June 15.

PARCC Assessment

New changes are coming.

2017 School Report Cards Now Available

The 2017 School Report Cards have been released by the Illinois State Board of Education.

RLAS-116 hires Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operations Officer for 2018-19 Dr. Lamping, Dr. Mendoza, Dr. Center

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Susan Center, Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Mary Lamping, Chief Operations Officer, effective July 1, 2018. 

RLAS-116 Earns Meritorious Budget Award Meritorious Budget Award Designation Letter

Round Lake Area Schools joins a small sampling of Districts across the State of Illinois that have achieved the distinguished Meritorious Budget Award, provided by the Association of School Business Officials International. The MBA recognizes school districts in the United States and Canada for excellence in school budget presentation, setting a high standard for transparent budget development.

RLAS-116 was awardedthe first step toward this award, Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award, in 2016-17. In 2016-17, just 18 school districts in Illinois earned this prestigious designation!