Please join us in welcoming Superintendent Matthew Montgomery to our Lake Forest school community.

As he begins his third week on the job, Dr. Montgomery shares some of his early reflections on his role in the attached video. He will be checking in from time to time with video updates in the year ahead.

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Please take a moment and review our Kindergarten Orientation Activities. This is a snapshot of significant dates and events in the upcoming weeks.

We can't wait to meet your child and get to know him/her through our assessment process in late August as well as seeing them day in and day out in the fall. In order to give us a jump start, please feel free to provide pertinent information through this FORM. Nobody knows your child like you do and we look forward to building a strong partnership with you!

Learn more about Sheridan Incoming Kindergarten Information

Due to a back order issue, our iPads will not arrive in time for the first two swap dates of July 20 and July 21. Currently, the only date available is July 29.

When: July 29 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Where: DPM Back Patio
What to Bring: Logitech Crayon, iPad (in the case), Charger

As a reminder, all incoming 5th graders are getting a new iPad and new keyboard case. Before you arrive to swap out your iPad, please be sure to back up your photos to Google Photos. Questions? Please email Amy Lamberti,

Learn more about iPad Exchange - Delayed

July 12, 2021

To Our District 67 and District 115 School Community:

This afternoon I sent the letter (linked below) to Governor J.B. Pritzker. This message is an appeal to the Governor for local control regarding COVID-19 risk mitigation protocols in our schools, based on local data and stakeholder input.

In an effort to help guide these local decisions, I plan to reconvene the District 67 and District 115 COVID-19 Metrics Advisory Councils. Members of the 2020-2021 councils will have an opportunity to remain in their role for one more year, or roll off. Some of last year’s members are no longer in the District. With this in mind, later this week we will send out an invitation to our school community to fill the District 67 and 115 Metrics Advisory Council vacancies for the 2021-2022 school year.

I will continue to keep you updated as we work toward returning our students to school in August - All In, Every Day.

Be well,



Matthew L. Montgomery, Ph.D.

Letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker - July 12, 2021

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