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Important Notice to Parents & Guardians

Beginning this school year, we will no longer accept messages for your child after 1:30pm. This includes any changes in transportation for your children. Please make arrangements with your children before they come to school or call the school prior to 1:30.

If you do call before 1:30, please make sure that you talk to one of the secretaries to leave your message. We cannot guarantee a message left by voicemail will reach your child in time.

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State agencies remind families to seek immunizations for children in preparation for the new school year

National Immunization Awareness Month in August promotes life-saving vaccinations for preventable diseases.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are reminding parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records to make sure they meet immunization requirements prior to the first day of school.

The federally funded Vaccines for Children program provides vaccines at no cost to children in low-income households. Families can call (217) 785-1455 to learn about free vaccines.

“Immunizations are central to keeping students healthy and ready to learn,” said State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D. “Keeping children’s vaccinations up to date according to the recommended schedule is one of the most important things parents and guardians can do to protect the health of the youngest and oldest among us. Whether for a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, or a student going back to elementary, middle or high school, I encourage parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records and, if necessary, schedule a visit with a physician or clinic. Doing so now will avoid a potential last-minute rush.”

Immunizations have eradicated several serious diseases, such as smallpox, polio, and diphtheria in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instances of other serious diseases, such as measles and rubella, have dropped by more than 99 percent since the pre-vaccination era. Keeping students’ vaccinations up to date is especially important, as diseases can spread quickly among groups of unvaccinated children.

“Child care facilities, preschool programs, and schools are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs, and other factors, such as interacting in crowded environments. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their child care centers, classrooms, and communities – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.”

View the Fall 2017 Minimum Immunization Requirements and other resources on the IDPH website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/immunization.

For additional information about school health issues in Illinois, visit https://www.isbe.net/Pages/School-Health-Issues.aspx.

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FFA Alumni Silent Auction

The Warren FFA Alumni is holding a silent auction August 3-6 at the Jo Daviess County Fair in the Agricultural Building. The bidding will end at 4pm on Sunday. You do not need to be present to win. Profits from the silent auction will go to help finish and furnish the greenhouse. Any students who will be around at the fair please feel free to stop in, lend a hand, and meet the new agriculture teacher.

2017-18 School Registration Information

We will be conducting registration for the 2017-18 school year on the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 16 from 8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Please note:  There will be a $10.00 late registration fee charged to each student that registers after August 16, 2017 unless prior arrangements are made with the office by Thursday, August 10.

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.

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July 19: FHN Sports Physical Clinic – Warren

July 19: 3:00 – 6:00pm

FHN Family Healthcare Center in Warren (606 Tisdell Ave) will once again host a Sports Physical Clinic. The $20 physical exam meets Illinois eligibility requirements for all sports and is good through the 2017-2018 school year. FHN will donate the proceeds of this clinic to Warren Schools.

The IESA/IHSA Sports Physical Form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian before the physical. If a parent does not accompany the athlete, the student must bring a filled out and signed Consent for Medical Care form to the physical.

Call the clinic at 815-745-2644 for an appointment.

Top 10 "Easy Summer Learning Tips" For Parents

Top 10 “Easy Summer Learning Tips” for Parents

Hey Parents/Guardians — Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean your kids shouldn’t be learning!

Here’s a handy tip sheet courtesy of the National Summer Learning Association of ten relatively easy things you can do this summer to help keep those young brains active this summer.

Download (PDF, 1.76MB)

Let us know in the comments if you’re using any of these tips or if you have any summer learning tips of your own to share!