Contact Us

If you have a question regarding a specific department, please use the contact information listed below. For general inquiries, please email [email protected].

  • Business Operations – (847) 357-5011
  • Community Relations – (847) 357-5027
  • Facilities & Maintenance – (847) 357-6855
  • Free Lunch – (847) 357-5021
  • Human Resources – (847) 357-5035
  • Language & Culture – (847) 357-5075
  • Parent Portal – [email protected]
  • Records – (847) 357-5060
  • Registration, Gifted Services, Homelessness – (847) 357-5043
  • Special Services – (847) 357-5052
  • Teaching & Learning / Curriculum – (847) 357-5031
  • Technology – (847) 357-5133
  • Transportation – (847) 357-5104
  • V-Learning Support – [email protected] 


You can manage what emails and phone numbers you want contacted for a variety of situations through the SchoolMessenger app or website. Follow these steps using the email address we have on file for you.

  1. Download the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market (not the app that says Admin).
  2. You can also access SchoolMessenger online.
  3. If you previously created an account, log in.
  4. If you have not previously created an account, click on Sign Up, enter an email address that is affiliated with your student’s record and create a password.
  5. SchoolMessenger will send you an email with a link to verify your account.
  6. The verification is immediate. At this point you can log into the app or the website.
  7. Under Messages – you will be able to see any new messages sent to you.
  8. Under preferences you can select how you want to be notified in different situations (by phone or email).

Text Messaging
If you would like to receive a text message from District 54 for snow days and emergency situations, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.

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Privacy is important to us; therefore, we will not sell, rent or give your name or address to anyone. At any point, you can select the link at the bottom of every email to unsubscribe.

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Families can log in to their child’s record on our parent portal and see report cards, current grades, absences, demographic information and assessment information. 

Parent-teacher conferences are held twice a year. However, should you desire a conference at any time during the school year, contact your child’s teacher to schedule a mutually acceptable time.

Any concern you may have about your child’s education should first be discussed with the classroom teacher. If further discussion is needed, you may contact the principal who will answer your questions or put you in touch with the appropriate central office administrator. 

There are occasions when District 54 may have to close one or more schools. When that happens, the district will use many communication tools to reach parents and staff. District 54 is not equipped to handle large numbers of incoming calls on these days, because there are more than 12,000 families in our district and switchboards must remain open for emergency purposes.

Visit our School Cancellations page, for more information on phone notifications, email preferences and texting.