WHS Class of 2020 Graduation Plans May 24, 2020

 

  • WHS Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Video - How to view the video (available starting Thursday, May 21)
    • Go to www.whsbulletstv.com on any device
    • Scroll down the page until you see the heading – Other Events
    • Find Graduation – Williamsville High School and click on it
    • This is completely free and does not require anyone who wishes to watch it to purchase a subscription
  • Photo Opportunity - Sherman Amphitheatre: The WHS banner will be set up for graduate pictures May 23-24.
    • The WHS banner will be available to graduates and families from 8:30am Saturday, May 23 through 7:00pm Sunday, May 24.
    • Parents, families, and graduates will have the opportunity to stop by at their own convenience to take pictures in front of the WHS banner backdrop.
    • All social distance and public health recommendations will apply.
  • “Drive Around Town” WHS Class of 2020 Community Celebration – May 24
    • Line up cars at the new Sherman Park located next to the Rail Golf Course at 7:00pm
    • Lineup includes Police-Fire-BOE-Administration-Graduates & Families.
    • One vehicle per graduate.
    • Graduates cannot share vehicles.
    • Graduates are encouraged to decorate their cars.
    • No Candy can be thrown per public health department.
    • WHS personnel will be passing out programs and collecting NHS collars and Latin Honors cords before the drive around.
    • The “Drive Around” will begin at 7:30pm.
    • WHS Class of 2020 “Drive Around” Route:
      • North on Old Tipton Rd
      • East on Andrew Rd
      • South on Sherman Business 55
      • East on Meredith Rd
      • North on First St.
      • East on South St drive in front of SES
      • North on Zimmerman Rd
      • East on County Rd to Williamsville
      • Williamsville = Homecoming parade route
        • East on Conrey St.
        • North on Carter St.
        • West on Main Street.
        • South on Pine St. and back to WJHS & WHS parking lots.
      • Williamsville & Sherman Community members who want to show support along the “Drive Around” routes should socially distance and abide by the public health recommendations.
    • Fireworks (ETA 9:00pm) To view the fireworks:
      • Socially distanced parking will be available in all the WJHS & WHS parking lots.
      • People and observers in attendance will need to socially distance and abide by the public health recommendations in all parking lots at WJHS & WHS.
      • People in attendance will not be allowed to gather in large groups.
      • People in attendance will be required to stay with their vehicle.
      • No school facilities or restrooms will be available.
    • Community members and all people who would like to celebrate the WHS Class of 2020 will be recommended to:
      • Socially Distance and abide by the public health recommendations along the “Drive Around” route.
      • Socially Distance and abide by the public health recommendations when parking at WJHS & WHS.
      • Socially Distance and abide by the public health recommendations when observing the fireworks celebration outside of WCUSD#15 property.
      • Socially Distance and abide by the public health recommendations and stay by their vehicle during the graduation fireworks celebration.

Thank you to the donors for financing the WHS Class or 2020 fireworks celebration.

The plan and procedures were developed by a collaborative effort from the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, the Sangamon County Regional Office of Education #51, Sherman and Williamsville City Administration, and the Sherman and Williamsville Police Department. 

On behalf of WCUSD#15 and the safety of everyone, please respect and support WCUSD#15, the WHS Class of 2020, and the plan to celebrate the WHS Class of 2020.  We welcome the Villages of Sherman and Williamsville to show their support for the Class of 2020.  We respectfully ask that you do not make your own rules. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020!!!

District Dispatch May 2020

COVID-19 HAS AFFECTED EVERYTHING

COVID-19 has affected our district financially, educationally, and our historical end of the year academic celebrations. COVID-19 has and is going to cause major challenges in all areas of operations of WCUSD#15. Together our two Villages are resilient and will be able to successfully navigate through COVID-19.

I feel it is important to take the time and reflect on the positives of WCUSD#15.

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Due to the extension of the shelter in place for the state, we will not be able to conduct our PK screener on May 21st and 22nd. We still plan to have that screening when it is safe to do so, but that timeline is uncertain. In the meantime, we are trying to gauge interest in our program for new students. Please complete this survey to express your interest in the program and watch this informational video to meet the teachers and hear about the program. 

Due to the extension of the state at home order for Illinois that was put into place until the end of May, and the uncertain future that COVID-19 continues to put on future large gathers, it is with much regret that the WCUSD #15 Athletic Department has made the decision to not conduct any youth camps during the Summer of 2020. This decision was not made lightly, but the coaching staff does not feel that we will be able to provide the same standard of camps that our campers and the communities of Sherman and Williamsville have become accustom to.

We will continue to monitor the restrictions that are placed upon schools as we move through the Summer and into the Fall, and the athletic department as a whole will continue to make decisions that are both in the best interest of the community at large and each individual athletic program. We appreciate the continued support that you have provided us during these challenging times, has we continue to be Together As One. Please stay safe and remember, It’s Always Better To Be A Bullet!

WCUSD#15 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 the end of the 2019-20 school year. 

Although in-person learning has been suspended for the remainder of the year, at WCUSD#15, I assure you our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning, as well as continuing with our food distribution program. 

Like you, we are saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person this school year due to this public health crisis. So many of you have worked so hard to learn and grow in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities that today’s announcement may feel like a step back. 

However, the final chapter of this school year has not been written yet. These past few weeks have proven our school community is more resilient, more capable, and more compassionate than maybe what we previously realized. I am confident our collective strength will shine through during the remainder of the school year, and we will emerge even stronger.

Having said that, today’s announcement will result in significant and multiple scheduling changes in our district. As this announcement about the end of the school year was just made by Governor Pritzker this afternoon, it will take us a few days to sort out the many schedule details and school activities that are on the school calendar for the remainder of the year.  Please be patient as we work as a district to get information to you in the next several weeks.

We will do our best to have a Class of 2020 Graduation in some form or manner.  

Your patience, cooperation, and understanding will be greatly appreciated.

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. This period of Remote Learning offers us new ways to learn and grow, and out of this Pandemic, we will emerge stronger. 

Your child’s teacher will continue to provide Remote Learning through May 18, 2020.

It is important we continue to work together and support our students. I cannot thank you enough for all that you are doing as we all work together through this. 

IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET AND A BEE BEE!

Tip Reedy

WCUSD#15 Superintendent

WCUSD#15 Teachers have done an excellent job in planning for this event. In the remote learning plan, all students will be counted as present for learning that will take place in accordance with ISBE Regulations and policy. It is important families monitor these situations in the community and district. Working together, we can encourage learning to the best degree possible.

Click here to read the plan.

WCUSD#15 Staff and Community,

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, through the end of April 7. As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed through at least April 8, 2020. We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families as well as the school’s vital role of providing meals to students and families while schools are closed. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week.

During this stay at home order, essential school personnel may still report to work as long as they are practicing social distancing. We want you to know the governor’s office has assured school districts that school personnel involved in providing meals will not be in violation of the governor’s executive order and that we can, and should, continue with our program.

In addition, the governor has made it clear that, while he’s serious about using social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, he wants residents to still be able to work, shop at grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and get medication from the pharmacy. Rest assured, we are committed to doing our best to provide meals and deliver continuity of education.

Please use this opportunity to focus on staying safe and helping to slow the spread of the virus. As always, thank you for your patience and support as we all work through the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you have seen, this situation is evolving rapidly. As events unfold, we will continue to communicate in a timely and transparent manner.

No decision at this time has been made regarding the WCUSD#15 Spring Break April 10-17.

IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET AND A BEE BEE!

Tip Reedy

WCUSD#15

Superintendent

Memo below regarding lunch availability to WCUSD#15 Free and Reduced Lunch Students. The lunch program will begin Thursday March 19 with pick up at the SES Gym Door. Email Pauline Osman if interested. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As long as the schools are closed in Williamsville-Sherman School District, we will be offering a free sack lunch to all of the students who are currently qualified to receive free- or reduced-priced lunches.

These lunches will be available for pickup at Sherman Elementary School between 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Our plan is for cars to pull up to the school gym door, and the lunches will be handed through the car window. At that time, we will ask for the student name(s) who will be receiving a sack lunch in order to check them off of our list.

Monday’s afternoon pickup will include 3 sack lunches (for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Thursday’s pickup will have 2 sack lunches for Friday and Monday.

Every lunch will include: a sandwich, fresh or canned fruit, fresh vegetables, baked chips or packaged snack, and a milk carton. The sandwiches will rotate every day for the 5-day period: turkey/cheese sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich*, mini cheeseburgers (2-pack)*, ham/cheese sandwich, and a stuffed pepperoni (turkey) sandwich*. Items listed with an asterisk (*) will need to be heated by microwave or in an oven.

Please note: For food safety all sack lunches must be refrigerated until eaten.

In order to have enough lunches prepared, we request that you reply to this email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm YES or NO: YES, you will be picking up lunches each Monday and Thursday for your student(s), or NO, you will not be picking up lunches for your student(s). Please commit to picking up the lunches every Monday and Thursday during the entire school closing; we will not be able to fluctuate the number of lunches between days of the week.

If your reply is YES, that you will be picking up lunches, please also send the name and current grade of each student.

These sack lunches will be distributed beginning this Thursday afternoon, March 19.

Please don’t hesitate to also reply to this email if you have questions or if your child needs a modified lunch due to food allergy or intolerance.

Sincerely,

Pauline Osman
District Dietitian/Food Service Director
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217-566-2014

WCUSD#15 Families and Friend

Please disregard the earlier voice message and email to Sophomore Parents. The earlier information was from our Regional Office Of Education.

The Sangamon County Health Department and the Illinois Health Department have contact me and stated NO STUDENTS WERE EXPOSED to the latest Springfield resident with COVID-19. We will post additional information as it comes to us.

I apologize for the earlier message we are communicating the best we can from what we are told.

All District Offices and Facilities are closed March 16 - March 30. Limited phone communication will be available.

Building Administrators and Teachers will be contacting parents via email using Teacherease and other communication platforms. For learning plan communication - please email your teachers

Please stay tuned for updates as the situation is ever changing.

Thank you

WCUSD#15 Families and Friends

I wanted to share a document and press release from the Sangamon County Public Health Department and a link to their website https://scdph.org/

3-15-20covid-19_jointpressrelease (004).pdf

All District Offices and Facilities are closed March 16 - March 30. Limited phone communication will be available.

Building Administrators and Teachers will be contacting parents via email using Teacherese and other communication platforms.

For learning plan communication - please email your teachers

Please stay tuned for updates as the situation is ever changing.

Thank you

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Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

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Fax: 217-566-3890
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Williamsville High School
900 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

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Williamsville Junior High School
Grades 6-8

500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3600
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Williamsville 5th Grade Center
Grade 5
504 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

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Sherman Elementary School
312 South Street
Sherman, IL 62684

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Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-2014
Fax: 217-566-3890
Attendance: 217-566-2325

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