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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

Warren Jr/Sr High School ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS  

Warren, IL – Warren Jr/Sr High School Principal Josh Knuth is pleased to announce that Allison Heller, daughter of Joe and Sarah Heller, Kimberlyn Raab, daughter of Chris and Lisa Raab, and Ethan Williams, son of Mike and Teri Williams, have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, confers this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, more than 21,000 honorees join the other top students who have been honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 757 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.

Warren School with Snow

Extracurricular Weather Cancellations

The girls basketball game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and there will be no practice for the girls.  All Extracurricular activities and practices have been cancelled for tomorrow (Saturday 1-11-20). The girls game originally scheduled for this Saturday has been rescheduled to 1-18-20 at 6 pm in Pearl City.  It has yet to be determined if the boys basketball game scheduled for tomorrow will be made up.

Found Some Old Slide Photos

Happy Friday! We found a couple boxes of old slides in storage when cleaning up. Here’s a small gallery of some of them. Leave a comment if you know any of the folks below.

Let us know if you’re interested in seeing more content like this in the future. 😀

Fight the Flu Infographic

Flu Warning

Influenza (flu) has been confirmed in the surrounding areas

Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever* (usually high) or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

The term “stomach flu” is a misnomer that is sometimes used to describe gastrointestinal illnesses caused by organisms other than influenza viruses.

Fight the Flu Infographic

A School Bus

⚠️ Updated Transportation Policy

Dear Parent/Guardians:

As a school district, Warren CUSD 205, has adopted a new transportation policy effective January 6, 2020. We understand this policy may take some time and planning on your behalf to make the appropriate adjustments.  We assure you that this policy is in the best interest of the students.  We apologize for any burden that this change may put on you as a parent/guardian.  We request and appreciate your cooperation as we make this improvement to our school district’s policy.  Please read the addition to our school board policy and fill out and return the attached page for your student(s) by December 20 in order to have your student on a bus list. All students preschool through twelfth-grade were sent home with a form regarding a transportation policy change. For your convenience, the form is also available below.  We appreciate your cooperation as we all comply with this policy change.

Transportation Policy Change 2019-20


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