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!

Don’t forget to take the 2020 Census!

Please fulfill your civic duty by completing your census and increase the amount of federal funding our communities receive for community services such as public services, schools, hospitals, and fire departments. These figures also determine how many seats are allocated for Illinois in the House of Representatives. Furthermore, these figures help drive plans for new homes, businesses, and improvements to neighborhoods. Please take a few minutes today to complete your census, thank you.

Jo Daviess County Completion Rate as of 5/22/2020
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

COVID-19 Update March 30

In the Governor’s daily press conference today, he did not commit to the extension of remote learning days in lieu of regular school attendance days despite President Trump’s extension of social distancing. We will continue to keep everyone updated if/when he makes an announcement regarding the return to normal school. We are expecting this announcement tomorrow.

However, in the event that the extension goes beyond April 7, we are going to stay committed to fulfilling the needs of our students. This includes providing breakfast and lunch. Therefore, if you would like to receive meals on April 9, 10, and 13 of Spring Break, please sign up when picking up meals tomorrow (3/31) or Wednesday (4/1). We will need this count when placing our food order for next week. If you sign up for these meals, we will provide meals in advance for these three days on Wednesday, April 8.

We are two weeks into our remote learning experience. Our students, parents/guardians, teachers, staff, and community have been resilient through this uncharted territory. Please keep communication open with your teachers as we continue our education remotely until we are able to physically return to school. Materials and resources will continue to be sent home in various forms. For the safety of our students and staff, we will request to electronically exchange school work whenever possible.

Thank you for your support. We are all in this together. This week, we hope to have a couple of posts up on our school website and Facebook page for all of you to enjoy as we look to raise morale through this challenging time. Keep up the great work and go Warriors!

Thank you,
Shawn Teske
Superintendent

Corona Virus Update – School Closure

At 3:30 pm today Governor J.B. Pritzker informed administration via a teleconference that schools are to be closed starting Tuesday, March 17th through March 30th.

Monday, March 16th will be a normal school day and will be used for teachers to get any needed papers, materials, supplies,  and instructions to students about the e-learning days we will be utilizing. On Tuesday teachers will come in and work on compiling any other materials or content needed to make e-learning happen.

Wednesday, March 18th will then become our first e-learning day and we will continue with e-learning through March 30th. As of now we will plan on students returning to regularly schedule school days on Tuesday, March 31st.

This is still a fluid situation and we will keep you informed as we gather more information.