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No Busses – Delivery of Materials

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and its safety protocols, we will no longer have bus drivers available to run bus routes to deliver materials this afternoon or next week. Therefore, materials for remote learning will have to be picked up outside the main office of the school. Materials are currently outside and will be out until 5 PM today. They will also be available Monday morning before school.

We apologize for any inconvenience through this unfortunate situation.

Remote Learning Extension

We, at Warren CUSD 205, thank you for your cooperation, flexibility, and support through these challenging times. We have continued to track the health and safety of our students and staff. Unfortunately, the health of our students and staff has continued to decline. We have experienced an increase of positive cases as well as close contacts. We are also waiting on others’ test results.

Therefore, in collaboration with the Jo Daviess County Health Department, we have made the decision to extend our Remote Learning through Monday, November 2. There is no school on Tuesday, November 3 due to Election Day. We plan to resume in-person learning on Wednesday, November 4. By extending our remote learning for a full two weeks, we will be practicing what is known in the medical community as an adaptive pause. This break in person-to-person contact covers the incubation period of the virus with the purpose to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Remote learning will occur next Monday through Thursday. We will host virtual Parent/Teacher conferences Thursday evening as well as Friday morning. Monday, November 2, will be a remote learning day. We expect students to be online following their normal school schedule on remote learning days. We must take attendance on these days and continue progressing through curriculum; therefore, it is critical that students are online and engaged in the classroom.

School lunch will be offered to families during this period. If interested, please complete the survey on our school website by clicking the blue button entitled “Remote Learner Meal Signup” or click here. These meals can be picked up outside the school building between 11 AM – Noon each day.

School materials for this period will be made available to students. Students who were previously enrolled in Remote Learning will get their materials delivered on Thursday, October 22 as originally planned. Students who were enrolled in in-person learning will get their items for next week on Friday, October 23. For students who typically ride the school bus in the afternoon: We plan to deliver packets to these students on the school bus starting at 1 PM on Friday, October 23. For students who typically are picked up on Mary Street or walk home after school: Packets will be placed outside the main school office for pick up on Friday. If any of these methods do not work for you, please contact your classroom teacher or building principal to make accommodations.

During this time, the school building will remain closed to the public. Prior to reentry buildings will be cleaned and sanitized to ensure the safest environment for all. The district will continue to utilize SchoolMessenger phone messaging as well as email communications for immediate notifications. Please regularly check your email and visit the district website at 205warren.net for the most up to date information.

Sincerely,
Dr. Shawn Teske, Superintendent

Remote Learning Oct. 20-23

Please read the attached letter at the bottom of this post for more information.  The following is a summary of the changes:

Warren CUSD 205 will be moving to full remote instruction for the remainder of the week.

The school building will be closed from Tues, Oct 20 and tentatively plans to reopen on Mon, Oct 26, 2020. As the District obtains more information and data regarding the health of students and staff, the District will make a decision on Friday regarding school for the week of October 26. An all-call will go out at that time.

Tuesday October 20, will be a remote learning planning day. On this day, students will not be required to be online learning. This will allow students, families, and staff a day to adjust to remote learning. Students will be expected to be remote learning Wednesday through Friday.

Breakfast & lunch will be provided to families during this period. If interested, please complete this surveyThese meals can be picked up outside the school building between 11 AM – Noon each day.

If you do not have internet connectivity please contact your school office to determine how we can best assist you. School personnel will be working to assist our families and facilitate remote instruction as seamless as possible.

The district will continue to utilize SchoolMessenger phone messaging as well as email communications for immediate notifications. Please regularly check your email and visit the district website for the most up to date information.

Full Letter Attached Below

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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