Information for New Families

Welcome! We hope the information on this page will help with your transition to our schools and community.

Cherokee Elementary School

475 E. Cherokee Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-3805

School Website

Everett Elementary School

1111 Everett School Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-5713

Sheridan Elementary School

1360 N. Sheridan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-1160

School Website

Deer Path Middle School

95 W. Deerpath Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-4470 (5/6)
(847) 604-7400 (7/8)

School Website

School Hours and Calendars

School hours can be found on this page of the website.

Visit this page of our website to view and download the District calendar,  and to view and subscribe to our District and school calendars.

Calendar events can be found on your school's homepage.

School Closings

If the district determines a closing or late start is needed due to inclement weather or other emergency situation, parents/guardians will be notified using the BrightArrow Notification System. An alert will be sent using the contact information you provided when you registered your student for school (during InfoSnap online registration). A test of this system will be conducted at the beginning of the school year to ensure all families are able to receive these important messages, and to allow the opportunity to add additional contact devices to your BrightArrow account. Additional information can be found on the School Closings page of our website.

School and District Communications

The majority of our school and District communications are sent electronically. Parents/guardians are subscribed to receive these communications using the email addresses provided during online registration.

Parents can also Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter.

School Supply Lists

Visit the Registration Page to view and download supply lists for each school.

Health Services

District 67 provides a health office equipped for first aid treatment in each school building. Certified School Nurses and Registered Nurses provide health care in these offices.

  • Cherokee Elementary School, 847- 604-7478
  • Everett Elementary School, 847-615-4469
  • Sheridan Elementary School, 847-615-4479
  • Deer Path Middle School East Office - Grades 5/6, 847-604-7419
  • Deer Path Middle School West Office - Grades 7/8, 847- 604-7431

Please remember to notify your school office if your contact information changes so your school nurse can keep you informed of any health concerns, and to insure your student's health record and emergency form are up to date.

Physicals and Immunizations

A physical exam recorded on the Certificate of Child Health Examination form must be completed within one year prior to kindergarten, sixth grade, and for new students entering the district from another state or country. All Immunizations must be completed and up to date according to the schedule of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The exam must be completed within one year of entering school at the required grade.

All children entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grade are required to have a dental examination. A vision examination is required for all students entering kindergarten or an Illinois public school for the first time.

Sport Physicals are required each year for students who are participating in any interscholastic or intramural sports at DPM. It is required that the physical examination form be completed before tryouts. Parents and students are also required to review and return a signed copy of the Concussion Information Form if the student will be participating in any interscholastic sports. For more information regarding sports at DPM, please visit the DPM Athletics page.

Information Regarding Medication at School

District 67’s medication policy requires that all medications be renewed at least annually. If your child will require medication during the 2019-20 school year, please have your physician complete the District 67 Medication Authorization form. This form is also available through the online registration system and on the district’s website.
If your child will require emergency medication for allergies during the school year, please have your physician complete the FARE Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan.
Return all completed forms and prescribed medication to the school nurse at the beginning of the school year. Medication cannot be given at school without this form on file.

Please visit the Health Services page of the District website for complete health information, and links to download required forms.

How do I know if my child is sick enough to stay home from school?

Please use your best judgement or contact your child's physician. Children who appear ill before school should not be sent to school so that your child will be available for learning, and to control communicable disease in school. It is also very important for you to keep your child at home for the following reasons:

  • A temperature of 100 or more. Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school, as many children experience a recurrence of fever.
  • Your child should be on antibiotics for 24 hours after a bacterial infection (such as strep throat, impetigo, conjunctivitis).
  • Has vomited or has had persistent diarrhea during the night or in the morning.

How do I report an absence?

Telephone the school office within one hour of the start of school if your child will be absent. Please report any communicable childhood diseases (e.g., chicken pox, impetigo, “strep” throat, conjunctivitis, etc.). The school will respect the privacy of the individual child, and may notify families of exposure to infectious disease.

  • Cherokee: 847-234-3805
  • Everett: 847-234-5713
  • Sheridan: 847-234-1160
  • DPM Grades 5/6: 847-615-4470 (press "1" to report an absence)
  • DPM Grades 7/8: 847-604-7400 (press "1" to report an absence)

Food Services

The lunch program offered through Quest Food Services begins on the first full day of school, and normally is in operation each full day school is in session. For more information, please visit the Food Services page of this website. Menus are posted online and can be viewed by clicking on the "Menu" tab from each school's homepage.

Lake Forest School District 67 and Quest Food Services are pleased to provide our families a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a website:


Bus transportation is available to all students for a fee established annually by the Board of Education of District 67. Bus routes are established yearly to serve the greatest number of students with maximum safety and efficiency.

Please use this link to access transportation and other approved student fees for District 67.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding transportation, please use this link.

Full-day Kindergarten

District 67 offers a full-day kindergarten program with hours that mirror those for grades 1-4. Parents interested in a half-day option should contact the building principal for their home school. (Please note that lunch service and mid-day transportation are not available for half-day kindergarten students.)

For additional information, please visit the Kindergarten Information page.

After-school Care

Champions operates an after-school program at Cherokee and Everett (transportation provided by the District for Sheridan students), from 2:50 pm - 6:00 pm (Mondays, 1:50 pm - 6:00 pm).  Additional information and tuition rates can be found here.

Parent Organizations

View more information about our parents organizations here.

An overview of the roles of the District 67 APT and Spirit of 67 Foundation

Community Information

District 67 offers information regarding programs and organizations in Lake Forest and local communities that might be of interest to our families through the online Green Backpack, and in our weekly school e-newsletters.

To learn more about Lake Forest, please visit the Community page of our website.