Since 1990, the Governor of Illinois has designated the third full week of October as Principal Appreciation Week. The week ends with Principal Appreciation Day on Friday, October 23, 2020! DPS #170 would like to recognize our amazing school leaders and thank them for their hard work and dedication to our students, staff, and families. Thank you - Mr. Gould, Mrs. Thorpe, Mr. Sagel, Mr. Magnafici, Mrs. Glenn, Dr. Grady, Mr. Shaner, and Mrs. Meusel. You are an amazing team and we are lucky to have you! #PrincipalAppreciationWeek #GoPurple
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Parents/Guardians: Click on the links below to see Mrs. Empen's weekly COVID update for DPS #170. https://5il.co/m8a5 https://5il.co/m8a6
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Parents/Guardians: LTC-Spark has a parent hub that I think you will find very helpful. DPS #170 has utilized the Learning Technology Center numerous times for professional learning and ideas. SPARK stands for Supporting Parents and Remote Kids. They provide assistance and information on SeeSaw and Canvas, as well as Microsoft and Google. Click on the link below and enjoy the additional information and support. https://ltcillinois.org/services/spark/
7 days ago, Margo Empen
DPS #170 has updated our Quarantine/Re-Entry Guidelines to match District Nurse, Sherry Hafer's, automated call. We have added the box in the top left about anyone in your household being tested or having COVID like symptoms. When in doubt, please contact your building nurse or Mrs. Hafer (815-453-4966) https://5il.co/m2fe
9 days ago, Margo Empen
Jefferson Elementary is currently experiencing a power outage. Phones are functioning. Emergency workers are working in the neighborhood.
10 days ago, Crystal Thorpe
If you need assistance paying your Com Ed bills, please click on the link below. There is a number you can call and explanation of assistance programs to help. https://5il.co/m1pc
10 days ago, Margo Empen
Parents/guardians: For those students staying with or moving to remote only learning, lunches will continue to be passed out on Monday and Wednesdays at 9 AM. If this time does not work for you please contact your school to look at setting up an alternate time for pick up. On Mondays students receive lunches for Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday they receive meals for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school. Due to having Monday off you will pick up food tomorrow and Wednesday.
10 days ago, Margo Empen
Parents/Guardians: Click on the links below to see Mrs. Empen's weekly COVID update for DPS #170. https://5il.co/lzbm https://5il.co/lzbn
11 days ago, Margo Empen
Babysitting Academy graduates from class #2! Congratulations!
12 days ago, Margo Empen
Babysitting Academy graduates
Babysitting Academy graduates
Learning bathing and first aid during today’s Babysitting Academy.
13 days ago, Margo Empen
Babysitting Academy
Babysitting Academy
Babysitting Academy
Learning how to cook at the Babysitting Academy.
13 days ago, Margo Empen
Babysitting Academy
Babysitting Academy
Babysitting Academy learning feeding and emergency preparedness.
13 days ago, Margo Empen
Babysitting Academy
Babysitting Academy
Babysitting Academy
Babysitting Academy
The 2nd Babysitting Academy has begun! Thank you KSB, LCHD, and DPS!
13 days ago, Margo Empen
Mrs. M and Mrs. Wolfley helping with behaviors.
Mrs. Bork Homework Helper
The elementary Extended Learning Plans can be accessed by clicking on the link below, or can be found in the Public Board Packet on our website. The Board will be reviewing the plans and asking questions at tonight's Special Meeting. https://5il.co/lvyc https://5il.co/lvyd https://5il.co/lvyo
15 days ago, Margo Empen
Parents/Guardians: Click on the link below for Mrs. Empen's weekly health update. You can also read the update in the news link as well. https://5il.co/ls3e https://5il.co/ls3f
19 days ago, Margo Empen
Our website, dps170.org, has been updated. We are still waiting for the security certificate, so you may see an "Insecure" error. If you get the error, you can access the site by clicking "Advanced". You can then scroll down and click the "Proceed" link. It is safe to do so.
21 days ago, Dixon Public Schools
Attention K-5 parents/guardians: The Board of Education voted last night to approve a change in the Return to Learn plans for K-5 students beginning on Tues., Oct. 13, 2020. Please click on the link below for additional information and steps that need to be followed. If you have any questions, please call your child's building or the District Office. The registration links will remain open until October 9th at 4 p.m. https://5il.co/lq4o
22 days ago, Margo Empen
Jefferson's Virtual Book Fair is going strong. Check it out. https://www.dps170.org/article/317142?org=jes
22 days ago, Dixon Schools
Book Fair graphic
Jefferson’s Online Book Fair is open! Discover the characters, series, and collections kids love. All purchases benefit Jefferson School. Check it out! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jeffersonelementaryschool149
23 days ago, Dixon Schools
Thank you to our parents who took the time to complete the parent survey informing us how school is going at the midpoint of first quarter. We know how valuable your time is, and your information will assist us with future planning. Please click on the link below to see all five building results. https://5il.co/lnhl
23 days ago, Margo Empen