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Winter Break - December 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Classes Will Resume January 6, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the Guide, Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety. The Extreme Cold Prevention Guide combines all of the key content of the CDC Winter Weather website into one downloadable, printable file. Please click on the link to access the Guide if you wish to download the document. Printing this PDF file ensures that you will have important winter weather health and safety information available even when you're without power or Internet service.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In the event severe weather necessitates the closing of school, the safety and welfare of all students will always be the first concern in making this decision. The biggest factor is the ability of the busses to transport students safely. Any decision to close school will be announced as early as possible via the AlertNow automated phone messaging system, as well as several local stations, including WSPL1250 AM and WAJK 95.3 FM.
The following are things to know about the AlertNow automated phone messaging system:
Caller ID will display the district’s main number (815.672.2926)when an announcement is delivered. All numbers are dialed simultaneously.
If you are not home or do not answer your phone, AlertNow should leave a message on your answering machine or voicemail. Please listen to the voicemail rather than call the District office as the first step to take.
If the message stops playing for any reason, press any key from 1-9 and the message will replay from the beginning.
Once students are in school, it will be a rare situation that we dismiss school early. This is because many students of various ages do not have an adult at home at this time of day, and parents who are working or traveling may not be aware of the closing in time to make arrangements for their child. We want to be sure the children are in the safest environment. In the event we do dismiss early, we will activate the AlertNow messaging system with detailed information regarding dismissal.
We also ask that parents monitor what their children wear to school in cold weather. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s principal. Thank you for your assistance and have a safe winter!
Teacher Reward Winners at Kimes- Angie Graff, Heather Baker, Chris Isermann, Monica Burash, and Carol Mills.
Teacher Reward Winners at Sherman- Kelly Cole, Brenda Averkamp, Gina Urbanec, Tiffany Ferguson and Megan Devera.
Teacher Reward Winners at Centennial- Katie McClellan, Stacy Richie, Lindsey Hoegger, Jenna Renken and Jamie Carpentar.
Teacher Reward Winners at Northlawn- so far- Sheryl Johnson, Jacob Ewing, Dick Essman.
The district would like to thank the WalMart Foundation for recognition of our district teachers.