Tip Reedy

WCUSD#15 Return To School Update

Communication Video: https://youtu.be/2riDT9AltIg

GOOD EVENING WCUSD#15 Parents and Families,

I want to give you an update and communicate a change to the WCUSD#15 Return To School Plan.

We all agree in-person learning as much as possible is the best option for our students. The BOE, administrators, teachers and staff understand your concerns. We are compassionate of the challenges we all are facing to today’s society. At this time, we needed to modify our Return To School plans based on the following information and data.

• The current COVID-19 status of Sangamon County is not good, and the trend data does not look positive for the future.
• A concern for the information provided by Sangamon County Department of Public Health and area physicians for lack of pediatric testing and their inability to support local school districts.
• Having a 50% capacity allows for improved social distancing, scheduling, and transportation.
• Changing our model should provide a safer environment for all students and staff.

WCUSD#15 Return To School 2020-2021 (Summary of major points)
• Return to School Hybrid Remote Learning at approximately 50% Capacity - Hybrid Schedule: Students will receive 5-days of instruction. Students will attend two days per week in-person with early dismissal and three days remote learning. (AA/BB with one day remote learning for all.) Students will be divided into two groups with a split schedule. We will keep families assigned together. Daily early dismissals are needed for additional building cleaning and teacher Remote Learning Planning. Within the next few days, Building Administrators will communicate the AA/BB student groups for assigned in-person attendance days.
• ISBE, IDPH, and Sangamon County Department of Public Health Guidelines and Mandates will be followed.
• In-person instruction students will have 5-days of instruction. 2-days in-person and 3-days remote learning.
• Parents will still have the opportunity to choose FULL REMOTE LEARNING ONLY with a commitment through December 18.
• This Hybrid 50% plan will be evaluated weekly through October 2, 2020.
• Sangamon County Department of Public Health COVID-19 exposure, contact, and tracing guidelines will be followed.
• Parents and families need to be prepared to go Full Remote Learning at any time.

This is a fluid situation and we may receive additional guidance, recommendations, or directives between now and August 17. We will continue to be committed to listening and responding to your needs. Over the next several weeks, building administrators will be communicating additional information. A detailed outline of the Return To School Plans and Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) documents will be emailed to parents and posted on the WCUSD#15 website. We are partners with parents and families. Your patience, flexibility, and understanding are greatly appreciated. GREAT SCHOOLS = GREAT COMMUNITIES

An important reminder is: Parents and families need to be prepared to go Full Remote Learning at any time.

We have confidence this can be done – we are all in this together. Wear A Mask-Wash Your Hands-Watch Your Distance

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

Tip Reedy - WCUSD#15 Superintendent

Communication Documents...

WCUSD#15 RETURN TO SCHOOL 8-5-20

WCUSD#15 FAQs for Return To School 2020-21 (Aug 5 2020)

Online Registration Open

WCUSD#15 Families and Parents.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Online Registration Open

Please check your email from each building principal regarding Online Registration.

New students to the district will need to schedule an appointment to be registered in person at each individual building.

To complete the full registration process, log in to your www.teacherease.com account once the school opens online registration on July 6th-August 3.

If you are not immediately directed to the Online Registration page, access it by going to Miscellaneous > Online Registration. If you do not see your child’s name listed, contact the school.

Follow the steps below to complete registration:

*Make sure you have submitted all the required proof of residency documents (K-5-9 grade students)

*Click: Continue registering existing students. You will be asked to complete the registration form and review several informational documents.

*Click: Complete Form next to each child. Information will be populated with what we have currently in TeacherEase.
Please make any necessary changes.

*Pay Fees: Some fees are optional and others are mandatory. You may choose to pay with a credit or debit card. You may also print the fees page and mail it with a check to your child's school.

*All WCUSD#15 students must register.

If you have any questions, please contact the building principals.

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

Return To Learn Parent Survey Fall 2020

WCUSD#15 Parents,

We are planning for what a return to school this fall will look like for students and staff. On June 23, we received guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education.

The mandates are as follows:

*Require use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including face coverings;
*Prohibit more than 50 individuals from gathering in one space;
*Require social distancing be observed, as much as possible;
*Require that schools conduct symptom screenings and temperature checks or require that individuals self-certify that they are free of symptoms before entering school buildings; and
*Require an increase in schoolwide cleaning and disinfection.

We fully expect plans to evolve over time, but your responses will help guide our planning to safely reopen schools this fall.

This survey will be open from June 25 to July 1. Please submit a form for each of your school-age children.

WCUSD#15's goal is to open school in-person and to communicate the Return To Learn Plan on or before July 24.

Thank you in advance to taking the 3 minute survey.

https://forms.gle/b1ZxNAxuRc19qNFV6

Tip Reedy - WCUSD#15 Superintendent

District Dispatch June 2020

WHAT WILL SCHOOL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL

I want to encourage parents and families to be prepared for three types of school in August (In-person “normal school”; Remote Learning School; Hybrid School.) In the next three weeks school districts are supposed to be receiving guidance and direction from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). I believe schools are made for social connections not social distancing.

Click here to read more...

With Deepest Sympathies

WCUSD#15 Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I share this message with our community about a recent tragic accident that resulted in the death of Brody Wilson, a sophomore at Williamsville High School. Brody grew up in our community and was the son of Steve and Carla Wilson. He was one of five siblings and a very outgoing young man. Brody was active in student life at WHS and participated in soccer, fine arts, and band. Brody was a hard worker who loved everyone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve and Carla Wilson and their family.

Brody Wilson Press Release June 15, 2020.pdf

WCUSD#15 BINA Hearing Notice

WCUSD#15 BOE is required to hold a BINA Hearing to sell the $40,000,000 voter approved bonds. Please direct your questions to Tip Reedy Superintendent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 15 2020 BINA Hearing Notice (Williamsville).pdf

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.

Click here to read more...

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.

Click here to read the plan.

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!

Tip Reedy

WCUSD#15

Superintendent

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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

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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