News & Announcements

Welcome Back

Welcome Back! Hybrid Learning Model begins on Monday, March 29th. Group A students will attend school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Group B students will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Elementary School begins at 8:40 a.m. Middle School begins at 7:40 a.m.

COVID-19 Health Services Plan and Resources for Parents

As we prepare to return to school in a hybrid model after having been out of school since March of 2020, there are new guidelines that have been put into place for the safety and well-being for all returning to campus in a pandemic. Only those participating in hybrid on campus learning, will be required to electronically sign the self certification agreement and complete CrisiGo. Click on link for more information.

Town Hall Meeting

On April 6th, a referendum for the new Community STEM Center will appear on the election ballot. To ensure that we provide accurate and transparent information to our community, we are hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, March 22nd at 6pm. To attend the meeting, click on READ FULL STORY or click on the Town Hall Meeting link in the Recent News area.

Please feel free to share this information with your neighbors!

Board of Education Approves District Reopening Plan

Board of Education approved the District’s Reopening Plan on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. However, we will not reopen on March 15th as originally stated, but we are anticipating a March 22nd reopening date pending some logistical details.

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT)

The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois students. Click on the "Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT)" link above for more information.

Return to School Information

We are excited about the return of in-person learning on March 15th. Please read Dr. Alfred's letter which includes links to important information.

District Spelling Bee

Wonder what the “BUZZ” is all about? The students in Elementary School District 159 have been preparing for their first ever, virtual spelling bee!

Remote Learning Update

During the regular Board of Education meeting held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the Board did not vote to approve the Hybrid Learning Model recommendations. Therefore, we will continue with Remote Learning until further notice.

5 Essentials Survey

The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

Effective Leaders
Collaborative Teachers
Involved Families
Supportive Environments
Ambitious Instruction
Research derived from the Five Essentials for School Success has proven that schools strong on at least three of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes
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