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3/22: Spring Picture Day

This is a reminder that Spring Picture Day is next Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Ordering Information: No order is due now. Proofs will be returned to the school approximately 10-14 days after picture day.

 

Picture Day Tips

  • Choose some simple accessories to add interest and character to the portrait.
  • Lay out your child’s outfit a few days in advance.
  • For younger children, begin telling them what to expect on Picture Day so they’ll be prepared.
Mrs. Stendahl's classes says Thank You!

Thank You from Mrs. Stendahl

Hello Warren Community!

I am pleased to announce that our project, “Room Renovations,” has been fully funded! My students and I can not thank you enough for your generous donations and support of our project! We can’t wait to use our new furniture and are looking forward to learning and growing together in our new classroom environment.

Sincerely,
Nicole Stendahl

Mrs. Stendahl's classes says Thank You!

THANK YOU!

School Safety Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Unfortunately, last month, our nation experienced a tragic event in Parkland, Florida. As you are aware, this is not the first event of this nature. We are writing today, on behalf of Warren CUSD 205 and our communities, to inform you that providing a safe learning environment that is conducive for student learning is our top priority at Warren CUSD 205.

Our District has an Emergency Operations Plan, which meets national and state standards to cover all types of incidents from floods to tornadoes and, unfortunately, dangerous intruders. Representatives from our district along with our first-responders within our communities as well as the county meet to review this plan on a regular basis. This information is shared with staff and we perform drills with our student body. These drills are critical as they help identify ways to improve our safety procedures.

Our school is a hub of activity in our community. Beyond normal day-to-day activities within the school day as well as our extracurricular events, we additionally have community organizations use our facilities. We have our fitness center open to community members during the evening and weekend. Ultimately, we optimize the use of our building to serve our communities.

With all of these activities, we need to keep our building safe 24 hours per day every single day. In order to do that, we have improved our facilities. We have purchased and have been installing more security cameras throughout our facility. We have purchased lighting to improve the lighting surrounding the building. Our alarm systems are directly tied to our first responders and we have, additionally, implemented an app-based program to share information among staff members and first responders in any emergency. Our exterior doors require the use of fob keys to ensure our building is locked at all times of the day, and our procedures have adapted to ensure guests enter through our main entrance.

Outside of purchases, we have done many things from a personnel standpoint to ensure our students are as safe as possible. We have continued to build strong relationships with our local responders, which has developed strong lines of communication. We have increased the time of our school social worker to support any social or emotional needs of our students. We, as a staff, have become more aware of trauma and its impact on children to better support these students.

Warren Community Unit School District 205 is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Ultimately, we want to assure you that your school district in conjunction with your local police department keep school safety on the top of our lists. We have and will continue to work together to keep Warren CUSD 205 a safe learning environment for your child. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we have made updates throughout the years to ensure we have a safe learning environment.

As a major stakeholder of your student’s educational team, we encourage you to talk about safety with your child. Ensure them that this is a safe place, and if they ever have any concerns to seek out a trusted staff member of our school district or police department. We will continue to work as a team to provide the best learning environment for your students. Thank you much for your time, and GO WARRIORS!

Sincerely,

Shawn Teske, Superintendent
Josh Knuth, Principal
Bryan Bohnsack, Warren Chief of Police

CRPS The most painful disease in the world. There is no cure... yet.

Sat, March 3: Servant Leadership VB Tournament Fundraiser

The Servant Leaders are hosting a volleyball tournament fundraiser on March 3 for Jaycee Bennett and Brynn Fry (a 10 year old River Ridge student) who have both developed CRPS, a chronic debilitating pain syndrome which has affected a foot and leg of both girls.   Grab your friends, get a volleyball team together, and have some fun!  Teams should consist of 6-8 players with at least one girl on the court at all times.   Teams should sign up in the office.  Be sure to purchase  your CRPS shirt in the office, too!

a street during a blizzard

2-5: 12:30 Dismissal Due to Weather

Due to the inclement weather approaching, Warren Schools will be dismissing today (2/5/18) at 12:30 PM. Our bus routes will begin at that time, so please plan accordingly. Afternoon preschool and all after-school events are canceled as well.

Please stay safe this afternoon and evening.

Parent Feedback Needed!

Dear Parents & Guardians,

This is a reminder that the 5Essentials Survey closes at the end of this month. In order for us to get parent feedback about our school district, we need at least 20% of parents to respond to the survey. We are close to hitting this threshold and would love to hear your feedback. Our district improvement team will use these results to identify strengths and areas of improvement for our district. These areas will become the focus of our improvement team and district to best serve our students and community.

Here is the link to the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent

It should take about 20-25 minutes to complete. We thank you in advance for taking your time to give us quality feedback, have a great day.

Illinois 5Essentails Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement

Parents: 5 Essentials Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
We are asking all parents and guardians to participate in a short survey on school climate and learning conditions at Warren CUSD 205. Information collected from the survey is used to guide future improvement planning, so strong participation rates are critical.
 
Parents are asked to complete one (1) survey for Warren Elementary if they have one or more children in grades PreK-5, and another for Warren Jr/Sr High School if they have one or more children in grades 6-12. It takes an average of 20 minutes to take the survey.
 
Please click the link below to complete the survey.
 
https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

If you have questions or need support to complete the survey, please contact the District office.