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Our Front Office

   Mrs. Layne and Mrs. Moy

Welcome to the front office of our middle school, where you'll always find a warm welcome from Tracy Layne and Sybil Moy, the friendly voices behind the phone. They're the heart of our administrative team, ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Whether you're a student, parent, or visitor, Mrs. Layne and Mrs. Moy are here to ensure your experience at our school is smooth and enjoyable. Don't hesitate to stop by and say hello; they're eager to help make your time here a success!

Front Office Phone: (847) - 948-0620

Shepard front office email:


School Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wed: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Doors open at 7:45 AM when adult supervision is available in the building.

*We have an early release every Wednesday. School is dismissed one hour early for staff to engage in various professional development opportunities that will benefit our students.

Bell Schedule

Lunch Delivery Policy

We ask that you try to limit student deliveries during the school day. We do not allow or accept any food delivery service for any student under any circumstances. All deliveries will be refused. However, parents and guardians are welcome to drop of lunches themselves. 

Report An Absence

If your child will not be in school, please report the absence to the health office by phone or email before 8:00 AM.

Call: (847) 948-0620 x5103

The Nurse's Office

Early Student Dismissal

If you will be picking up your student before the end of the school day, please call the front office at (847) 948-0620 or email the nurse ( to confirm who is picking up the student and at what time. If your student is not feeling well, they need to visit the nurse first before they will be excused when not feeling well. 

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Riding the Bus

You can find your child's bus schedule for the school year by logging into Skyward and selecting Transportation. If you have any issues finding your student's transportation information, please reach out to

Bus Route Information

Other Helpful Links

Student Device Issues

Click the button above to visit the Net56 page and fill out a service request.

Family Access Issues

Click the button above to email Mr. Ron Lowe

Winter Weather Procedures

Click the button above to read more about school closures, delayed starts, and more.

Safety & Security

All of the exterior school doors are locked at all times during the school day, and all visitors are required to enter through the front office, sign in, and present their photo ID. Students arriving late must go directly to the office with a parent/guardian and sign in.  All students leaving early must be signed out by a parent/guardian.

Safety drills will be held throughout the school year. These include fire, tornado, earthquake, and lockdown (secure in place) drills.

For safety purposes, we request that parents and guests do not bring dogs on to school property. To learn more about safety and security in 109, please visit our Safety and Security page.