Just a reminder that we have registration today (August 15) from 1:00pm – 7:00pm and tomorrow (August 16) from 8:00am – 4:00pm) in the admin wing of the school district (311 s Water Street).
We have had a limited supply of book bags and school supplies donated to the elementary school. If you are in need of assistance to get school supplies this school year, please stop in or contact the elementary office (815-745-2653). These will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you.
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.
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.
The Warren FFA Alumni is holding a silent auction August 3-6 at the Jo Daviess County Fair in the Agricultural Building. The bidding will end at 4pm on Sunday. You do not need to be present to win. Profits from the silent auction will go to help finish and furnish the greenhouse. Any students who will be around at the fair please feel free to stop in, lend a hand, and meet the new agriculture teacher.