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One Week Until Picture Day!

Picture day is Wednesday, September 13 2017

Sign up online to pre-order, check proofs, and set reminders:
Click here to sign up Elementary students
Click here to sign up Jr/Sr High students

Picture Day Tips

Take Precautionary Measures!

Pack a safe spill-proof lunch. Include some face wipes to avoid food-covered faces. Accidents happen, but you can try your hardest to stop them in their tracks.

Give Your Child Special Instructions

For example: remove your glasses, take off your coat, leave your hair down, sit up straight

Let Their Style Shine!

Select a style for their portrait that compliments their outfit but also showcases their personality

Make Sure You Both Love The Outfit

Pick out an ensemble that you bot love and your child is happy wearing. It will make for a more relaxed photo when they are comfortable.

Accessorize!

Add interest and character to the portrait with simple, low-key accessories that help showcase their personality.

Important

Important Notice to Parents & Guardians

Beginning this school year, we will no longer accept messages for your child after 1:30pm. This includes any changes in transportation for your children. Please make arrangements with your children before they come to school or call the school prior to 1:30.

If you do call before 1:30, please make sure that you talk to one of the secretaries to leave your message. We cannot guarantee a message left by voicemail will reach your child in time.

ISBE and IDPH

State agencies remind families to seek immunizations for children in preparation for the new school year

National Immunization Awareness Month in August promotes life-saving vaccinations for preventable diseases.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are reminding parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records to make sure they meet immunization requirements prior to the first day of school.

The federally funded Vaccines for Children program provides vaccines at no cost to children in low-income households. Families can call (217) 785-1455 to learn about free vaccines.

“Immunizations are central to keeping students healthy and ready to learn,” said State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D. “Keeping children’s vaccinations up to date according to the recommended schedule is one of the most important things parents and guardians can do to protect the health of the youngest and oldest among us. Whether for a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, or a student going back to elementary, middle or high school, I encourage parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records and, if necessary, schedule a visit with a physician or clinic. Doing so now will avoid a potential last-minute rush.”

Immunizations have eradicated several serious diseases, such as smallpox, polio, and diphtheria in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instances of other serious diseases, such as measles and rubella, have dropped by more than 99 percent since the pre-vaccination era. Keeping students’ vaccinations up to date is especially important, as diseases can spread quickly among groups of unvaccinated children.

“Child care facilities, preschool programs, and schools are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs, and other factors, such as interacting in crowded environments. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their child care centers, classrooms, and communities – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.”

View the Fall 2017 Minimum Immunization Requirements and other resources on the IDPH website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/immunization.

For additional information about school health issues in Illinois, visit https://www.isbe.net/Pages/School-Health-Issues.aspx.

2017-18 School Registration Information

We will be conducting registration for the 2017-18 school year on the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 16 from 8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Please note:  There will be a $10.00 late registration fee charged to each student that registers after August 16, 2017 unless prior arrangements are made with the office by Thursday, August 10.

Registration will be held in the administration wing of the school.

Students entering kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades as well as all new students in our district must have a physical to be turned in at registration.

Students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth must have a dental examination or dental waiver form and all kindergarten and new students must have an eye exam or eye exam waiver to be turned in at registration.

Mr. Teske’s Monthly Update

As we have entered our final month of school, we spent the first week recognizing our staff with Teacher Appreciation Week.  This past month, we have finished district testing and continued to work hard as we conclude the school year.  Our high school students enjoyed prom.  Now, they are preparing for finals before the end of the year activities and graduation.  Our elementary students benefitted from the teaching from the Riverview Center, an assembly held by Gigi’s Playhouse of Rockford, and completed a week’s worth of activities to celebrate Earth Day. They picked up the surrounding area to give back to the community, planted sunflowers, decorated paper bags for Hartzell’s IGA, and completed arts and crafts throughout the week.

We conducted our annual fire drill with our local fire department. Additionally, they came to our elementary school an additional day to teach our students how to react in the event of a fire for their safety.  This joint effort of delivering an important educational lesson to our students is one of the many forms that local organizations and businesses collaborate with our school to improve our community and provide opportunities for our youth. On behalf of Warren CUSD 205, I thank all of the local businesses and organizations that have helped our school district reach our goals and improve the quality of our community.

This local support is needed now more than ever due to the state budget. School districts across the state have not been receiving their mandated categorical payments for programs such as special education, transportation, and preschool.  As of April 27, this amount has risen above 1.1 billion dollars throughout the state. This does not include General State Aid. Over 400 school districts, including Warren CUSD 205, have joined a movement to “Pass Illinois’ Budget.” As a school district, we have had to adapt and overcome many obstacles due to the lack of this funding.  Therefore, thank you to our communities and villages who continue to support our district to provide the best possible education to our students despite these barriers.

Finals are scheduled for May 17 – 19 with graduation set for May 19. Please support our graduates as they become our newest alumni members and enter the next chapter of their lives.  Thank you for your continued support, please come celebrate another successful school year with us at graduation.

Mr Teske’s April Update

The third quarter and the month of March flew by at Warren CUSD 205. We are less than two months away from summer and preparing for the 2017-2018 school year.  In March, we completed our annual state testing by taking the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) exams.  During the first week of April, our high school made the transition from the ACT to the SAT exam by taking the SAT as a district for the first time.  While we continued to work hard during this time on our regular studies, we managed to have some fun in the elementary school by celebrating Dr. Seuss week and displaying our “swag” through a week of activities as we made the final preparations for the PARCC testing.  Our music department took a trip to Washington D.C. for an experience of a lifetime, as they performed at the nation’s capital.

During April, we will have screening on April 10 and 11 for our preschool program.  If you would like to arrange an appointment, please call 815-745-2653.  The Riverview Center will be giving their bullying prevention presentation to our students as we continue to promote and provide a safe learning environment for all students.  In addition, you may also start to notice some physical changes as we break ground on our new greenhouse.  Through multiple donations collected by our FFA Alumni Association and funds generated through the facilities sales tax, we will be constructing a new greenhouse to support our agriculture and science programs starting next school year. We are excited to be able to provide our students and community this resource as we prepare our students who choose to engage within the agriculture and science fields.

Finally, I would like to share more information in regards to the PARCC exam with all stakeholders of our community and district.  While it is true that students must take this according to federal law, our school district has additionally found the data from the exam beneficial to modify the curricula, instruction, and assessments for our students.  We have been able to identify and address the needs of our district as well as individual students through these results.  This exam provides us the opportunity to compare our students academically to other students across both the state and nation.

Thank you for your continued support of Warren CUSD 205. We understand that all members of our educational team need to be working towards the same goals to achieve excellence.  Many people believe this team solely consists of the student, school staff, and parents. However, we realize we need the support of our community to help each of our students reach his or her full potential and develop into a productive citizen within our community.