NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

On May 5, 2021 at 6:00pm, a meeting conducted by Warren CUSD 205 will take place at the District Board of Education room. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are the parent of a home-schooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability and you reside within the boundaries of Warren CUSD 205, you are urged to attend.

If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Shawn Teske at 815-745-2653.

Illinois 5Essentails Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement

Parents: School Improvement Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians

Warren Community Unit School District is committed to continuous improvement. We are constantly pursuing ways to best serve our students and community. We have a team of various stakeholders who meet on a regular basis to promote this improvement.

The 5Essentials School Survey is one the major tools we utilize to assess our district. This climate survey collects feedback from students, teachers, and parents/guardians. Our team examines the results generated from this survey to identify the strengths of our district as well as areas for improvement. Next, we create action plans to address these areas to improve as a school district. Illinois has also connected this survey directly to our school buildings’ report cards. Therefore, these results directly influence our schools’ summative designations, which rank the performance of schools across Illinois.

Our students and teachers will be completing these climate surveys next month. However, we are inviting parents to participate in the parent survey at this time as it can be a challenge to meet the minimum threshold of 20% participation in each building to receive results. Therefore, if you have a child in both the elementary and junior/senior high school, you may answer this survey for each building. As parents/guardians, your voice is extremely important to us. You are a major contributor to your child’s educational team. Please take a moment to provide us with feedback. This is a great way for us to gain your insight, so we can better serve the parents/guardians of our school district.

The following is the link to the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedules to provide us with feedback. We value our relationship as educators with all of you. The deadline to complete this survey is April 2, 2021.

Thank you.

2/5/21 – ❄️ NO SCHOOL ❄️

Unfortunately, due the inclement weather, Warren CUSD 205 will be closed tomorrow. With the snow, ice, and the winds, roadways will not be safe for travel. Therefore, school including remote learning as well as extracurricular events will be closed on February 5. Remote learning packets will be available for pick up at the school on Monday morning.

This will be considered a snow day, and will be made up at the end of the school year. Please be safe and enjoy your weekend with your loved ones.

As of now, we plan to be back to normal on Monday. If that changes, there will be another all-call and posting to the website/social media.

Thank you!
Go Warriors!

WARREN WEATHER
Weather Map for 2/4/2021

2/4/21 – ❄️ NO SCHOOL ❄️

Due to tomorrow’s forecast of inclement weather, there will be no school or extracurricular events for students tomorrow, February 4. This includes remote learning, there will be no remote learning tomorrow. Teachers will be engaged in their final Remote Learning Planning Day of the school year. Therefore, this day will not be added to the end of our school calendar like our previous snow day.

No decisions have been made regarding Friday or early next week at this time. If any future school days are canceled, another message will be sent out to all parents/guardians.

Remote learning packets will be sent out on Friday

Please stay safe as road conditions appear to be dangerous tomorrow.

Thank you.
Go Warriors!

WARREN WEATHER
Warren School with Snow

1-26-21: Snow Day

For generations, families have greeted the first snow day of the year with joy. It is a time of renewed wonder at all the beautiful things that each season holds. A reminder of how fleeting a childhood can be. An opportunity to make some memories with your family that you hold on to for life.

For all of these reasons and, obviously, the safety of our students and staff, Warren CUSD 205 will be closed today, January 26, 2021. School will be closed for students and staff including no remote learning. There will also be no extracurricular activities today.

It has been a year of seemingly endless loss and the stress of trying to make up for that loss. For just a moment, we can all let go of the worry of making up for the many things we missed by making sure this is one thing our kids won’t lose this year.

So please, find a way to enjoy your snow day and make memories with your child today. Find time to do those things you have not been able to do this winter. We will return to the serious and urgent business of growing up tomorrow, but for today…make memories.

Chart showing 10-day quarantine process

Quarantine Change

On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new options for public health authorities to consider for establishing quarantine timeframes for close contacts with COVID-19. Jo Daviess County Health Department has worked with the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) to issue new guidance to schools in our region. Therefore, the following change regarding the quarantine time will be in effect starting with any close contacts starting Wednesday, December 9:

  • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.

This reduces the quarantine time from 14 days to 10 days. The CDC had additionally issued guidance that would allow for the quarantine to end after Day 7 with specific testing. However, after discussion with the Jo Daviess County Health Department and limitations of the required type of testing, we have only gained the approval of the reduction from 14 to 10 days at this time. Daily monitoring is still required through this quarantine period. Any close contacts prior to December 9, 2020 must still be symptom free for 14 days as the previous guidance had suggested.

In addition to the above criteria, individuals must continue to still meet the additional criteria: (a) correct and consistent mask use (including within homes), (b) social distancing, (c) hand and cough hygiene, (d) environmental cleaning and disinfection, (e) avoid crowds, (f) ensuring adequate indoor ventilation, (g) monitoring symptoms of COVID-19 illness, and (h) minimizing contact with persons at increased risk for severe illness, including vulnerable and congregate populations. Additionally, please complete the daily COVID certification survey on our website to ensure no one is entering the building exhibiting any COVID symptoms.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation of Warren Schools. These unprecedented times have been challenging for all of us. Your support and flexibility have been instrumental in helping us keep our community safe and healthy, while educating all of our students .

Adaptive Pause

Good Morning, Warren Warriors:

Currently, our school district has reached its peak of students who are currently COVID-19 positive. Additionally, we have the highest number of students currently out due to being identified as close contacts to COVID-19 individuals. This data along with guidance and recommendations from the Jo Daviess County Health Department, IDPH, the State Superintendent, and Governor has led us to the decision of placing Warren CUSD 205 students in an adaptive pause effective Monday, November 23 through Friday, December 4. We tentatively plan to return to in-person instruction on Monday, December 7.

We encourage families to stay vigilant through the holiday season, so we can safely return to in-person learning on Monday, December 7. For remote learners, we will utilize our normal packet pick-up and drop-off procedures. For in-person learners, packets will be sent home with those students tomorrow, Friday November 20. The District will still provide lunches for any students during this remote period. If interested, please sign up for lunches on the district website.

We thank all of you for your support and cooperation through these challenging times.

Go Warriors!