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District Dispatch May 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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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 Remote Learning Day Plan

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.

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WCUSD#15 COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020

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!

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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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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 COVID-19 Update

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

Out of an abundance of caution and to do our part in social distancing, WCUSD#15 will be closed Monday March 16 2020.

NO Student or staff attendance Monday March 16.

Your patience, flexibility, and understanding is greatly appreciated as we work to create alternate learning plans over the next week.

Please keep an eye open for communication from the district on social media, principal emails, and teacher communication portals as this situation is ever changing.

We understand the hardship and stress this is causing on everyone. Together we will get through this.

WE ARE FAMILY!

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

School Closing March 17-March 30

WCUSD#15 Parents and Families

WCUSD#15 will be closed March 17 through March 30.  All school events and activities will be canceled during this time.  

WCUSD#15 will have school on March 16.  Monday March 16, students should take home the school supplies they may need to help them learn at home.

At this time, we plan to resume school on March 31.

We appreciate your flexibility, cooperation, and understanding during this challenging time.

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

WCUSD#15 Parents and Families

I want to inform you we need to modify the school calendar on March 19 and March 20 to help our teachers prepare and create alternative learning plans.

Thursday March 19 will be an Early Dismissal Day with SES dismissing at 1:00 and WHS & WJHS dismissing at 1:30.

Friday March 20 will be a School Improvement Day with SES dismissing at 11:00 and WHS & WJHS dismissing at 11:30.

We will be working alongside our teachers and staff to develop an alternative-learning plan. Out of an abundance of caution, we are preparing our plan.

We will be working on providing continued learning activities, either by e-learning or a learning packet. This learning will not be perfect and will not meet the high level of standard of education that goes on a normal basis. This is an attempt to do our best to continue to serve our students during a state and global crisis.

If the decision is made to implement an alternative-learning plan or make school programming modifications, we will require a great deal of flexibility by all involved and we will do our best to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all students. While there continue to be unknowns now and into the future, we appreciate your patience and are all hopeful for positive outcomes of these events.

Once again, we know the hardships that each of you encounter when school is closed. We highly encourage you to develop a plan for your children if this was to occur for an extended period of time such as 14 days.

We will continue to provide you with any new information we receive from local, state, or federal officials regarding COVID-19, or any changes made to our normal operations. We will contact staff and parents via phone, e-mail, text, social media and website postings, as well as local media notification to report any important information regarding closures or cancellations.

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

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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

Events - WCUSD15

25 May 12:00AM
Memorial Day Holiday - No School Day
27 May 12:00AM
Early Dismissal - Last Student Day* - SES 11:00; Williamsville 11:30
27 May 12:00AM
WHS - End of 2nd Semester
28 May 12:00AM
Teacher In-Service - No Student Attendance*
09 Jun 06:30PM - 07:30PM
PTO Meeting
15 Jun 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board Meeting
14 Jul 06:30PM - 07:30PM
PTO Meeting
20 Jul 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board Meeting
03 Aug 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board Meeting
08 Aug 10:00AM - 12:00PM
JH Girls Junior High Softball vs Glenwood MS (A & B)

Williamsville High School
900 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3361
Fax: 217-566-3792
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville Junior High School
Grades 6-8

500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3600
Fax: 217-566-2475
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville 5th Grade Center
Grade 5
504 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-4070
Fax: 217-566-2183
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Sherman Elementary School
312 South Street
Sherman, IL 62684

Voice: 217-496-2021
Fax: 217-496-2473
Attendance: 217-566-2325

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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