Parent Teacher Conference

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences

Dear Warren Elementary Parents/Guardians:

Our first quarter concludes Friday, October 23. Report cards and MAP reports will be sent home on Thursday, October 29. We encourage you to take the time to review your student’s report card and MAP scores with both your student and classroom teacher. Furthermore, set goals for this next quarter with your student. Setting high expectations and giving support is important for your student’s future. Below is more information in regards to Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually this year utilizing Google Meet. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, October 29 from 4 PM – 8 PM and Friday, October 30 from 8 AM – 12PM. Please call the elementary office (815-745-2653 and dial 2 at the prompt) and set an appointment up with Mrs. Roberts for a meeting with your elementary teacher(s). Additionally, this year, you will have to provide an email address. The classroom teacher will send this email address the invite for the Google Meet Parent/Teacher Conference. If you do not have an email address, please let us know and we will explore options including a teleconference over the phone. Please call and arrange this meeting by October 23. We strive for and expect 100% parental involvement as it is a critical component of our school system and your student’s success. Reminder: There will be this year’s normal 1:05 PM Dismissal on Thursday, October 29 for students and no school for students on Friday, October 30.

I also wanted to inform you about the Halloween Parade. Unfortunately, we will not be able to host this year’s Halloween Parade. Individual classrooms will find ways to have fun socially distanced in their respective classrooms to celebrate such missed events.

I hope all of you engage in Parent/Teacher Conferences this year. It has been an unusual year to say the least. It is critical that we connect and continue to stay on the same page as we navigate through these unprecedented times. We look forward to working with all of you as we progress through the school year and strive for excellence in all of our future endeavors.

Thank you.

Shawn Teske, Ed. D.
Warren CUSD 205
Superintendent / Elementary Principal

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Notification (9/26/20)

Dear Warren CUSD 205 Families and Staff:

This letter is to inform you that an individual(s) at Warren Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are coordinating our efforts with Jo Daviess County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of Warren CUSD 205 students and staff is our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health.

To prevent further spread of the disease, Warren CUSD 205 is taking the following steps:

  • Placing individuals who are identified as having prolonged close contact to the COVID-19 case(s) in quarantine for 14 days. Close contacts will also receive a separate notification from the Jo Daviess County Health Department.
  • Ongoing monitoring of students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness and evaluation of illness reports to promptly identify possible outbreaks.
  • Conducting a deep clean and disinfection of the areas impacted by potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

We will continue to enforce safe practices to prevent, promptly identify, and respond to potential COVID cases, as follows:

  • Students and staff who are ill with COVID-like symptoms will promptly be placed in a separate supervised area away from others until they can be sent home.
  • Students are required to wear face coverings at all times, as previously directed and per school policy.
  • Staff are required to wear face coverings at all times while in contact with children and other staff in the facility.
  • We are continuously sanitizing high-touch surfaces including door handles, stair rails, sink faucets, etc.
  • We have removed plush toys and other toys that cannot be properly or frequently disinfected.
  • We are teaching students the importance of face coverings, social distancing, and proper handwashing
    • Students are discouraged from sharing personal items, e.g., water bottles.
    • Students are learning new ways to greet each other without touching.
    • Students are reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth, and to cover coughs and sneezes.
    • Students will be taught to wash their hands frequently and properly, following CDC guidelines on handwashing.
  • As we receive more information from the Department of Public Health and other entities, we will implement additional recommendations and guidelines.

As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms. Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately. If your child has had close contact with a known case of COVID-19, keep the child at home and notify your primary healthcare provider, Warren CUSD 205, and your local health department.

We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at 815-745-2641.

Sincerely,
Shawn Teske, Ed. D.
Superintendent

Return to School Plan

Good Morning, Warren Warriors:

Last night, the Warren CUSD 205 Board of Education unanimously supported and adopted the 2020-2021 Return-to-School Plan.  While the plan is thorough with over 20 pages of content regarding our plans for this school year, this situation remains fluid as we learn more about COVID-19. The plan is contingent upon the governor, health agencies, the state board of education, and the health of the school district. Therefore, we will still need your continued attention and support as we progress through these unprecedented times.

Please read and become familiar with the plan in its entirety as it will be critical to the function of school this upcoming year. Attached you can find the entire plan as well as a letter which summarizes the plan. Our team is very confident that we produced a plan that works best for our school district and community based on the surveys and feedback received from staff as well as families.

At this time, if you have not completed the mandatory enrollment survey, it is imperative this is filled out as soon as possible with a deadline of August 1. This is necessary for us to make the final preparations allowing us to operate safely and successfully.

With that being said, these difficult times present challenges. It is practically impossible to make everyone, or anyone, 100% happy with the plan, but we did our best to address the needs and concerns of our staff, students, and community. I feel our team, who spent extensive hours in building this plan, captured that objective.

This is our plan if:

  1. our region continues to be in Phase 4; and
  2. our district’s health continues to allow for such an opening.

If either of these situations downgrade, we would pivot to the remote learning for all plan which is also included in the document. This could happen with very little notice. We apologize in advance if the district must make such a quick decision, but we urge families to currently have plans in place for both scenarios.

Finally, the school calendar was updated in lieu of this plan and the new mandated holiday on Election Tuesday.

Students’ opening day will now be Thursday, August 20.

November 3, Election Day, now requires schools to be off, remote learning is not even an option on this day.
This has moved the students’ final attendance day to May 20.

Thank you all for your time and cooperation.

2020-2021 Return to School Plan
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Return to School Letter (2020.07.16)
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Preschool Screening

Warren Elementary School’s preschool program is designed to provide free educational services to families with children ages 3 – 5 who are not eligible for kindergarten. To be considered for this program, children need to be screened. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this screening will be conducted over the phone.

If you would like to have your child(ren) screened, please call Ms. Katrya Lessman at 815-291-5408 or email her at [email protected]. You may also call Warren Elementary School at 815-745-2653 if you have any questions. Please feel free to leave a message and we will call you back.

The deadline to call or email is Friday, July 31, 2020.

We Miss You Warriors!

The teachers at Warren Schools wanted to let their students know how much they are missed and loved. Stay strong all students and teachers through this odd time.

Free Access to ABCmouse.com (& more)

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We are providing you with free at-home access to our online learning programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ while your child’s school is closed. These research-based educational programs include thousands of digital learning activities, and they can help preschool, pre-k, elementary, and middle school students keep learning while schools are closed.

All three programs can be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and you can add up to three children per account!

Please see the document attached below for our school code to setup your account.

2019-20 SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Parents & Guardians,

Registration for the 2019-20 school year will be on the following dates/times:

  • Monday, August 12 – 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Tuesday, August 13  – 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Please note: There will be a $10.00 late registration fee charged to each student that registers after August 13, 2019 unless prior arrangements are made with the office by Thursday, August 8.

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.

Fee Schedule, School Calendar, and Supply Lists are below or on the Parent Home Page.

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