Welcome to Wilmot
This page provides important information for all Wilmot families and those looking for more information about our school. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Principal Eileen Brett.
People You Should Know
- Principal: Dr. Eileen Brett
- Assistant Principal/Student Services Coordinator: Mrs. Heather Santella
- School Nurse: Ms. Meghan Martinez
- School Social Worker: Mrs. Bonnie Pettinger
- School Psychologists: Mrs. Zoe Novak
- School Secretaries: Mrs. Juli Mages and Mrs. Marti Anstett
- School Custodian: Mr. Marcos
- PTO Presidents: Mrs. Stephanie Rodgers
- District 109 Co-Interim Superintendents: Dr. Jane L. Westerhold & Mr. Ed Rafferty
- Director of Communications & Community Relations: Mr. Eric Steckling
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:40am–3:25pm
- Wednesday*: 8:40am–2:25pm
- Office Hours: 8:00am–4:00pm
- Lunch/Lunch Recess: 11:40am–12:35pm
*We have an early release every Wednesday. School is dismissed one hour early for staff to engage in various professional development opportunities that will benefit our students.
Lunch/Lunch Recess runs from 11:50am–12:45pm.
- Students in grades K, 2 and 5 eat first and then go outside for lunch recess
- Students in grades 1, 3 and 4 go out to recess first and eat during the second half of lunch
For information regarding the PTO Fun Lunch program check the Wilmot PTO website
Allergy Plan & Snack Guidelines
District 109 adopted a progressive allergy plan in 2014 that keeps our students with allergies safe and promotes healthy eating habits. Here is the full allergy plan, and here is an excerpt about the classroom snack policy:
Daily Snacks: Teachers have the option to determine if there will be snacks allowed during class. If snack is allowed, students may bring snacks that are fruits, vegetables, cheese, and yogurt. Dried fruits and applesauce are allowed. No additions, toppings or mix-ins (such as dips or spreads, granola or cookie crumbles) shall be included. If teachers allow drinks in the classroom, the only drink in the classroom shall be water.
District 109 offers Family Access, a secure, web-based service that helps create a strong connection between home and school. With a login account to Family Access – which you should have received soon after registering your child – parents and guardians can view school-related information online, pay District fees, and update certain contact information. If you have more than one child in District 109 schools, you see information about all of your children under one login. Teachers, PTOs, schools and the District use this contact information for important regular communication, so it’s important to keep your contact information current in Family Access.
For detailed information about this important system, view the Family Access User Guide.
Safety & Security
- All visitors are required to enter through the front office, sign in and present their photo ID.
- All doors are locked throughout the school day.
- Students arriving late must go directly to the office with a parent/guardian and sign in. All students leaving early must be signed out by a parent/guardian.
- Visitors may not be on the playground during the school day.
- We request that parents and guests not bring dogs, other than service dogs, onto the school property.
- Safety drills will be held throughout the school year. These include fire, tornado and other safety drills.
Absences & Tardiness
If your child will be absent or tardy please report the absence to the health office by phone, email or through the Paperless PTO app by 9:10 a.m. Students arriving after 9:10 a.m. are considered absent for the full morning. Students arriving after 1:05 p.m. are considered absent for the full afternoon. Students arriving late must go directly to the office and sign in. All students leaving early must be signed out by a parent or guardian.
Parents must complete the advance request for absence form at least 48 hours in advance of the first day of absence. Per the District’s policy, teachers will not provide work in advance of an absence. Students will be given all missed work upon their return.
We strongly encourage parents to plan appointments and vacations around the school calendar when possible. Chronic absenteeism will be reported to the district office and may also be reported to the Lake County Regional Office of Education.
In the winter children should wear winter coats, snow pants, boots, gloves, and hats each day. Children who are not dressed appropriately will be restricted to the blacktop area in order to keep their clothes dry. We suggest parents keep an extra set of clothes in school in case their child gets wet during recess.
For inside arrival in bad weather, students in K-2 line up in the GMA (small gym at the back of the building) and students in grades 3-5 line up in the gym.
Students will only be dismissed to a parent or legal guardian, or to emergency contacts designed in Family Access.
Parking & Traffic Safety
The new Wilmot parking lot provides a smoother flow of traffic and better safety.
Entering the West (Side) Parking Lot
- Pull past the primary playground (don’t drop off or pick up children along the playground).
- Pull as far forward as possible into “Pick Up Drop Off” lane along the curb.
- After you drop off or pick up your child, continue through the lane.
- If you want to head east on Deerfield Road, take a right into the north (front) lot. Watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk (there is a crossing guard).
- Otherwise, take a left and follow the curve to exit onto Wilmot Road.
- During pick up and drop off, you may not take a left turn onto Deerfield Road from the front parking lot (school buses only will be able to make a left turn).
- Vehicles in the “Pick Up Drop Off” and bypass lanes can take a right into the front parking lot in order to exit eastbound to Deerfield Road. Be courteous and careful merging, and obey the crossing guard’s signals.
Entering the North (Front) Parking Lot
- The lane along the curb by the building is for buses only.
- Pull as far forward as possible into “Pick Up Drop Off” lane, located along the new median that separates the bus area from the rest of the parking lot.
- You can let out your child to walk to the crosswalk at the east end of the median. There is no crossing guard at that crosswalk, but the only traffic that crosses over the crosswalk are buses and vehicles that have parked in handicapped parking. Bus drivers have been alerted to the crosswalk and will be on the lookout for pedestrians.
- You can stop your car and walk your child to the front of the building. There is no lengthy parking in this lane – please only leave your car for a quick trip to walk your child across to the sidewalk.
- Exit by taking a right turn out of the lot. During pick up and drop off, there is no left turn on Deerfield Road from the front parking lot (except for school buses).
- Pedestrians: Use crosswalks whenever possible. The crosswalk leading from the sidewalk along Deerfield Road to the sidewalk to the building will be staffed with a crossing guard.
- Drivers: Always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
- To ensure a smooth and quick pick up at the end of the day, please make sure your child knows where to meet you.
- Do not drop students off prior to 8:25.
- NEVER enter through the exit.
All visitors (parents, volunteers, guests, etc.) are required to enter through the front office, sign in with a driver's license or state ID (Passports are also accepted) and put on a visitors tag when entering the building. All visitors must ring the doorbell and will be asked to identify themselves prior to being let into the building. Staff members have been asked to direct all visitors not wearing a visitors tag to return to the main office.
Parents and visitors may not be on the playground during the school day. Teachers and lunchroom supervisors have been directed to ask all non-school personnel to leave the playground when school children are present.
The Wilmot PTO provides many wonderful programs and services to benefit our students, staff, and families. We encourage all parents to get involved in the PTO. Below you will find links to some of the services and programs they provide. If you have any further questions, please feel free to visit the Wilmot PTO Website.
If parents wish to pick up homework, please call the school office to request it. However, homework will be available for pick up in the office after 3:25pm.
Oops I Forgot!
The “Oops I Forgot” table is located in the main office. Please label and drop forgotten items on this table. Late lunches should be dropped in the foyer prior to 11:30am.
We believe that it is important to recognize each child on his or her birthday. We announce each child’s name over the PA system and invite him or her to choose and keep a special birthday book. Please note: Birthday treats are not allowed in school.