Return to School Update – August 4

Good Afternoon:

Thank you for everyone who completed the enrollment survey. Nearly all students completed the survey on time. If you have not completed the survey, please call the school to inform us of your enrollment decision immediately. Also, tomorrow is the deadline for school registration. This must be completed in order for your child to attend school this fall regardless if you have enrolled in-person or remote learning. The fee portion of online registration should be available in the very near future. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Based on the survey results, we compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions. We have responded to these questions and also provided some additional guidance as the school year approaches. This FAQ document along with a new color coded school calendar has been posted to the school website. They are also attached to this post.

Please check out these documents as they should be beneficial as you plan for the new school year. As always, thank you for your support and cooperation.

Go Warriors!

New 2020-21 Return to School Plan FAQ

Thank you very much for completing our survey and enrolling your child(ren) in either remote learning
or in-person learning as we return to school this fall. From the survey responses and conversation with
parents, we have created the following Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document for your
convenience.

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Return to School Plan

Good Morning, Warren Warriors:

Last night, the Warren CUSD 205 Board of Education unanimously supported and adopted the 2020-2021 Return-to-School Plan.  While the plan is thorough with over 20 pages of content regarding our plans for this school year, this situation remains fluid as we learn more about COVID-19. The plan is contingent upon the governor, health agencies, the state board of education, and the health of the school district. Therefore, we will still need your continued attention and support as we progress through these unprecedented times.

Please read and become familiar with the plan in its entirety as it will be critical to the function of school this upcoming year. Attached you can find the entire plan as well as a letter which summarizes the plan. Our team is very confident that we produced a plan that works best for our school district and community based on the surveys and feedback received from staff as well as families.

At this time, if you have not completed the mandatory enrollment survey, it is imperative this is filled out as soon as possible with a deadline of August 1. This is necessary for us to make the final preparations allowing us to operate safely and successfully.

With that being said, these difficult times present challenges. It is practically impossible to make everyone, or anyone, 100% happy with the plan, but we did our best to address the needs and concerns of our staff, students, and community. I feel our team, who spent extensive hours in building this plan, captured that objective.

This is our plan if:

  1. our region continues to be in Phase 4; and
  2. our district’s health continues to allow for such an opening.

If either of these situations downgrade, we would pivot to the remote learning for all plan which is also included in the document. This could happen with very little notice. We apologize in advance if the district must make such a quick decision, but we urge families to currently have plans in place for both scenarios.

Finally, the school calendar was updated in lieu of this plan and the new mandated holiday on Election Tuesday.

Students’ opening day will now be Thursday, August 20.

November 3, Election Day, now requires schools to be off, remote learning is not even an option on this day.
This has moved the students’ final attendance day to May 20.

Thank you all for your time and cooperation.

2020-2021 Return to School Plan
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Return to School Letter (2020.07.16)
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Graduation Ceremony Postponed

Graduation Ceremony Postponed

Fellow Warriors and Warrior Families,

I am sorry to have to do this, but we have to postpone the graduation ceremony and graduation practice scheduled for today due to the heavy rain and storms that are taking place now and the ones that are expected from 3-8 pm tonight!  We will  reschedule Graduation for our rain date of July 2nd at 5pm.  Graduation practice will also be moved to 12 pm on July 2nd at the football field.  Looking ahead the forecast for next Thursday is Partly sunny and 86 degrees, but who knows the way 2020 has gone so far we might have an impromptu hurricane in Warren that day!  I appreciate your flexibility during these trying times!  Thank you and go Warriors!

Confetti - Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

Upcoming Awards Nights!

GET READY TO CELEBRATE! 🎉

Tonight (May 4th) is the Senior Scholarship Awards Night. This will be broadcast LIVE on YouTube at 6:00pm. We will honor our graduating seniors and announce the winners of the local scholarships. Click the link or watch it right here below.

We will also have the High School and Junior High Awards Nights coming up.

High School Awards Night: Thurs, May 14th at 6:00pm
Junior High Awards Night:
Thurs, May 21st at 6:00pm

More info will be posted so keep an eye here and/or on our Facebook page.

FFA Plant Sale 🌸

Due to COVID-19 we have to do our plant sale a little differently. Below you will find a link to our online store that opens at Noon on Saturday May 2nd.

When you check out you will select a pickup date and time. Pick up dates & times are: Tuesday/Thursday 3-5pm or Saturday 8:30-10:30AM. There is no rush to pick up plants. Products are pulled each day as the orders come in, so your products are reserved. When you come to pick up please park in front of the greenhouse and stay in your car. We will load your vehicle for you and confirm payment.

Payment methods are check, e-check and credit card. Paying with a check has no service fee. An e-check has a $0.45 fee. The Credit Card option has the highest fee at 3.5% plus $0.45. That amount is calculated on the payment screen so you can decide what is the best option for you. The credit option is only being offered for shopper convenience. We are perfectly happy with payment by check!!

Below you will find the link to the site, but you will see a countdown until Saturday at noon!

Thank you for supporting Warren FFA!!

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/warren-ffa-plant-sale

COVID-19 Update: April 17

Good Afternoon, Warriors:

It is with a heavy heart that I inform all of you that Governor Pritzker has announced the suspension of in-person instruction through the remainder of the school year. This extends our remote learning plan through the end of the academic school year. 

Frankly, this is a sad day. No one had planned this school year to finish in this manner. My heart is with all students and staff who were not given the opportunity to have proper goodbyes. I grieve for our high school seniors who had their final quarter of their career at Warren High School torn from their grasp.

With that being said, we will all continue to move forward together. We must be resilient and work together to conquer the hardships we are currently facing. Regardless of our various backgrounds, no one was fully prepared as our lives were flipped upside down.

Please review the letter that is being sent out electronically through SchoolMessenger’s email system (attached below), our school Facebook page, and our school website for more information. I encourage all students and families to maintain constant communication with their teachers. While this does help us track the continuing of education, more importantly we utilize this information to track the well-being and health of our students.

Warren Warriors, thank you for your support and cooperation. We need to remain unified through these unprecedented times. If there is anything we can do for you, please reach out to us. Together, we will battle through this adversity and emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever. Please hug your child and take care of yourselves. Please make sure they know that we miss them dearly.
 
Go Warriors!

A Little Something to Kick Off Your Spring Break

Hello, I hope all of you are having a good day, but I know it is about to get much better!  There is a a video below that is going to brighten your day. I would like to say thank you to the best director in the business Jason Bennett, and a super big thanks to Ashley Almquist for taking care of all the editing and helping us to pull this whole thing together!  Now for the first time on film!  Enjoy!

We Miss You Warriors!

The teachers at Warren Schools wanted to let their students know how much they are missed and loved. Stay strong all students and teachers through this odd time.

COVID-19 Update March 31 & Grading Policy

Dear Parents and Community Members:

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Currently, we will plan to return to in-person instruction on Friday, May 1. This is still a very fluid situation, and we will continue to keep you updated. We will recognize our Spring Break, and there will be no remote learning April 9 – 13.

During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but our schools’ commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students – just through a different format.

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at Warren CUSD 205, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program.

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding
as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together.

As a recap, here are the three priorities for our leadership and planning moving forward:

  • Priority 1 – Feed and care for the extended safety, health, and welfare of students, families, non-student children, staff, and community at large.
  • Priority 2 – Communicate clearly; share coherent, organized and controlled messages with your staff, students and community.
  • Priority 3 – Provide for the continuity of learning in Illinois

It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. This is a challenging time for all of us. I thank all of you for doing your part as we are all in this together. Students and parents, we are here for you to assist in anyway throughout challenging times. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance or simply need someone to talk to. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Go Warriors!

Sincerely,
Shawn Teske
Warren CUSD 205
Superintendent

E-Learning/Remote Learning Grading Policy