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Illinois 5Essentails Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement

Parent/Guardian 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 this winter. However, the parent survey has opened early 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: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedules to provide us with feedback.  I look forward to seeing many of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences this week.  We value our relationship as educators with all of you.

Thank you,

Shawn Teske
Warren CUSD 205
Superintendent / Elementary Principal

Part of a calendar showing the January Snow Days

Updated Calendar

With all the snow days we’ve had, we thought it’d be wise to update the color calendar. We will be using all of the make-up days.

Here’s what changed:

  • 3rd Quarter end date has been pushed from March 15 to March 22
  • 4th Quarter end date has been pushed from May 22 to May 30
  • May 30 is also the last day of school for students (K-11)
  • May 31 is the last day for staff
  • Memorial Day is May 27 and there will be no school
  • May 29 and 30 will be 2pm dismissal
  • Graduation is still May 17

Get your copy of the updated calendar here!

Warren School with Snow

2-13-19: Delayed Start

Due to the drifting overnight and road conditions, Warren Schools will be opening today with a two-hour delay.  Lorado Taft Field Trip will meet at the school for departure at 10 AM. Thank you, drive safe, and Go Warriors!

Morning Preschool is canceled. Afternoon Preschool will meet at the normal time.

Warren School with Snow

2-12-19: School Canceled

Due to the hazardous weather and road conditions, Warren Schools are canceled tomorrow (2/12/19).  Additionally, the Lorado Taft field trip will be delayed until Wednesday and students will still return from the trip on Thursday afternoon. PM Activities are also canceled tomorrow. Please remain safe through this winter storm.

Thank you.

Go Warriors!

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2-7: School Canceled

School has been canceled for today, Thursday, February 7 due to the freezing rain and icy conditions. We will be in discussion with Scales Mound in regards to this evening’s game and will make another all-call if it is also rescheduled/canceled.
Please remain safe and limit your travel.

Safety Precaution Letter

Dear Warren Warriors:

As you may be aware of the tragedy, a former student of Warren Schools was the victim of a homicide in Freeport on Friday evening. The visitation and funeral will be held in Warren on Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Due to the nature of these acts of violence, Warren CUSD 205 and Warren Police Department will be taking precautionary measures in the best interest of our students and community. There will be an increased presence of law enforcement during these periods within our community. The school district will be in a perimeter lockdown Friday morning. This means that our school day will function within the perimeter of our building as a typical school day. However, we will not have any outdoor activities and exterior doors will be locked as always. In regards to the ballgame on Thursday evening, there will be an increase of police presence and prepared for any type of lockdown if something were to happen within our community.

Once again, we would like to reiterate that these actions are strictly precautionary. We have no reason to believe that our school district or community are in danger of any threat. As always, Warren CUSD 205 and Warren Police Department will communicate and collaborate to ensure the safety of all of our stakeholders. If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to contact Superintendent Teske or Chief Bohnsack.

Thank you,
Shawn Teske Warren CUSD 205 Superintendent
Bryan Bohnsack, Warren Police Department Chief of Police

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Give Kids a Smile: Free Dentistry Clinic

Stockton, IL – In conjunction with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Day and National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Stockton Dental Center will be hosting its 3rd Annual FREE DENTAL CLINIC. Dr. Petras, staff and volunteers will provide preventative dental care for any child without dental insurance, up to 14 years of age, on Monday, February 18th, 2019, from 9am-12pm on a first come, first serve basis.

Free check-ups, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, and sealants for children will be provided as deemed necessary and as time permits. In addition, we will be presenting brushing and flossing instructions and distributing a free toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, and “dental treats” to all participants.

This Valentine to the community is our way to celebrate the importance of every child’s healthy smile.

 

Warren School with Snow

School Cancellation – 1/31/19

Warren CUSD 205 Family:

Unfortunately, these frigid temperatures are still projecting to last through tomorrow. Therefore, school and activities have been canceled for Thursday, January 31.  We plan to be back in session for our 1/2 School Improvement Day on Friday, February 1. Remain safe and warm, thank you. Go Warriors!

Warren School with Snow

School Cancellation (1/29 & 1/30)

Warren CUSD 205 Families & Community:

Unfortunately, school and all activities will be canceled for tomorrow (1/29) and Wednesday (1/30).  Given the severe winter forecast with high wind gusts after this snowfall and projections of life threatening wind chills as we approach record low temperatures, we thought it would be better to give parents/guardians time to create safe and appropriate plans for their children opposed to waiting for the early morning phone calls. Please stay safe and warm, thank you.

Go Warriors!