April 16, 2024

Dear Frost Families,

This past week our students and staff showcased high levels of connection, engagement, and support in all endeavors. It has been fantastic to see the tremendous growth displayed by all Spartan students throughout the year.  We will continue to remain invested through High Achievement and Positive Culture to be Frost Strong!

8th Grade Graduation
As we approach spring, we wanted to provide an update on the 8th graduation ceremony. We are excited to announce that this year’s event will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 am on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at Wintrust Field, also known as the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium.

In order to accommodate all families, we will be limiting each family to six tickets. Students will sit on the field with their classmates, while families will sit in the stands. In the event of rain, we will hold our graduation ceremony on Monday, June 3, at 8:00 pm at Conant High School. Either way, the last day of school for eighth-grade students will be Friday, May 31. District 211 summer school classes start on June 3 and we want to ensure our eighth-graders can participate in those classes. 

A livestream of the event will be posted to the District 54 YouTube Channel for individuals who are unable to be there that day. All students’ names will be read during the ceremony, whether or not they attend.
Graduation Gowns and Medals
We are excited for our upcoming 8th grade graduation this spring. Although details have not been finalized for graduation at this time, we will ensure to inform the community

once additional information has been received from the District. All students planning to attend 8th grade graduation will need to purchase a graduation gown through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please see the instructions below for more details:

  • Please visit our “School Store” on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Once families click on the “School Store” tab, all graduation gown ordering information will be posted.            
  • The cost for purchasing a gown will be $17 per student. If you prefer to pay via check, please make checks payable to: Frost Jr. High School. All checks can be dropped off in the Frost Main Office.           
  • Please note that District 54 schools do NOT wear caps in our graduation ceremonies.            
  • A Frost graduation medal will also be given to each 8th grade student at no cost. Thank you to the Frost PTA for their gracious purchase for our students.            
  • Please contact our Main Office at 847-357-6800 with any additional questions or if you prefer to use an older siblings gown for the graduation ceremony.   

The store window has been extended until the end of April for purchases. 

8th grade Dance – Save the Date!
The 8th grade dance will be held at Frost on Friday, May 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This year’s dance theme will be Red Carpet. Permission slips will be distributed to students during Advocacy classes on Wednesday, April 17. 8th grade students must be in good academic and behavior standing to attend this event.

Frost Homework Communication
Frost has implemented a homework spreadsheet, located on the Frost website, to assist students and families with a weekly snapshot of homework assignments. Families will also be notified via email if your student has missing multiple assignments each week. Please reach out to your student’s teachers for any content specific questions.  

After School Academic Support
Students are encouraged to participate in after school academic support. Please see the following content support schedule for your reference:

  • Monday – Language Arts       
  • Tuesday – Math       
  • Thursday – Science / Social Studies    

Please contact your student’s teachers with any specific questions.

Illinois Youth Survey
On Friday, April 26, our 8th grade students will be taking the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS). The purpose of the IYS is to better understand youth attitudes and behaviors that can impact student problems and academic success.  It asks about topics like nutrition, physical activity, bullying, school climate, and alcohol and other drug use.  Students will be asked to complete a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered during one class period. The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected.  For more information, please visit the Illinois Youth Survey website at
The links below are to a notification form officially informing you that the survey is being conducted at Frost. This form will allow you to exclude your child from participation and only needs to be returned if you do not want your child to participate. For more information about the survey, click HERE.

District 54 Summer Camp Information
Keep the mind and body engaged and moving this summer by joining a Summer of 54 camp! District 54 students can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, start a business, and so much more!  Registration will open in your Parent Portal on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 9:00 AM and will close on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 12:00 PM (Instrumental Music due by Friday, May 24, 2024).  Seats fill up fast so sign up to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! If you would like more information on each camp and the courses, please view the brochure at the link below:
    2024 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure
2024 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure (SPANISH) 
Coffee & Conversation: Activities for the Summer 
You are invited to join us from 5 – 6 p.m. on April 17 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center as District 54’s Multicultural Parent Advisory Council presents a session for parents on “Activities for the Summer”. Join us as we share information about different activities and resources that are available for students and families in the summer. Translators will be available in Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Mongolian and Ukrainian. To register for the event, please complete a Coffee & Conversation RSVP Form.  

Frost PTA Information
Please visit the Frost PTA website for additional information to signup for Hot Lunch and other PTA offerings!   

District 54 Virtual Backpack
District 54 shares information about community events with our students and families through our Virtual Backpack.  We know that parents are interested in extracurricular activities. At the same time, we don’t want the homework, letters from the teachers, school news and other important district information to get lost among the countless other pieces of paper in our students’ backpacks. Please click here for additional information.
2023-2024 District Calendar
The 2023-2024 District Calendar can be viewed HERE.  You can also access the SD54 calendar at a glance PDF right above the calendar once you click on the link.