District Policies for Student Handbooks


This page contains links to all District 401 policies that students and parents must indicate they have read, understood and accepted.

Hard copies of these policies are available in the main office at each of the District’s schools.

Please note that these policies may be amended by Board of Education approval during the school year.


Parent/Student Sign-Off Requirement


After reviewing the following policies, every student and parent/guardian must review, sign and submit a sign­-off sheet.

One sign­-off sheet must be submitted for each student. The sheet is available in English, Polish and Spanish:

► Sign­-off sheet in English

► Sign­-off sheet in Polish

► Sign­-off sheet in Spanish

PLEASE NOTE: If your child attends Elmwood Elementary School, please download and complete Elmwood's Handbook Check-Off Sheet (located below) in addition to the Parent/Student Sign-Off Sheet:

Elmwood Elementary School Handbook Check-Off Sheet 


What the Sign-Off Sheet Means


Completing a Parent/Student Sign-Off Sheet indicates that the signers understand and accept the handbook that applies to them, and that they also understand and accept all five parts of the sign-off sheet. These parts are:

► Part 1— District Policies for Student Handbooks

► Part 2 — Cellular Phone Acceptable Use Policy and Parental Permission

► Part 3 — Publication of Student Photos

► Part 4 — Electronic Communication

► Part 5 — Notice for Directory Information

Each of these five parts is explained in the sign-off sheet. See below for links to the policies, procedures and exhibits that must be reviewed for Part 1.

The sign­-off sheet must be returned no later than five school days after the student’s first day of classes. The sheet will also be included in each student’s beginning­-of-­the-­year packet.

Please note that District 401 policies are subject to change by the Board of Education.


District Policies for Sign-Off


Before signing the Parent/Student Sign-Off Sheet described above, please review the policies, administrative procedures ("AP") and exhibits ("E") located in the sections below. Each section contains links to the relevant policies, procedures and exhibits.

As previously noted, District 401 policies are subject to change at any time.