Keep up the great work, parents! Below are the 5Essentials Survey parent participation rates. Each school needs a minimum of 20% in order for reports to be generated. I challenge DHS parents to complete the survey by Friday, April 2, 2021. Click this link to be taken to the parent survey. https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ Dixon High School: 15% Jefferson School: 24% Madison School: 53% Reagan Middle School: 22% Washington School: 28% We utilize this data for our school and district improvement plans, and principals set improvement goals for their yearly evaluation.
March 15, 2021 Dear Families and Staff: This letter is to inform you that 1 individual at Jefferson Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are coordinating our efforts with the Lee County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of Jefferson Elementary School students and staff are our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms . Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. If your child has had close contact with a known case of COVID-19, keep the child at home and notify your primary healthcare provider, Jefferson Elementary School, and your local health department. We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment. For any questions or concerns, please contact Jefferson Elementary School at (815) 934-9661 or Sherry Hafer, District Nurse, at (815) 453-4966. Sincerely, Margo Empen Superintendent
Parents: Mrs. Empen & Mrs. Hafer met with the Lee County Health Department to review our current practices since IDPH and ISBE updated their public health guidance for schools. Attached is the District's updated procedures. Please contact any building nurse or Mrs. Hafer (District Nurse) if you have any questions. This guidance is subject to change if numbers increase or decrease in Lee County. https://5il.co/qmsd
Dixon PTC presents our first ever 100% virtual fundraiser PERFECT PASTRIES, a direct shipped to home program. Please visit https://my.perfectpastries.biz... The fundraising window is March 8-March 31, 2021. All proceeds help fund future PTC sponsored activities.
Tomorrow, March 8, 2021, is the first day of the schedule change for RMS and DHS. Click on the link below to see information on the schedule change, and reminders of the mitigations we have had in place to keep students and staff safe. https://5il.co/qbtz
Information on a free parent training on Transition Services To Help With Life After Graduation from NICIL and Equip for Equality.
Parent response rates to the 5Essentials Survey. Keep up the good work, parents! We need a minimum of 20% per building participation. We utilize your responses in our School and District Improvement planning. Mrs. Empen also sets principal goals utilizing the data. Dixon High School: 14% Jefferson School: 23% Madison School: 52% Reagan Middle School: 22% Washington School: 27%
Teacher & parapro response rates to the 5Essentials Survey. Keep up the great work! Survey ends on April 2, 2021. Dixon High School: 61% Jefferson School: 100% Madison School: 91% Reagan Middle School: 100% Washington School: 57%
The Board of Education voted last night to have students in grades 6-12 return to school Monday through Thursday from 7:45 am to 1:00 pm beginning on Monday, March 8, 2021. Fridays will be utilized to connect with students who need academic and social-emotional support both remote and on-site. Detailed plans will be shared with parents from RMS and DHS in the near future.
Tomorrow (2/19/21) is a Remote Learning Planning Day for Dixon Public Schools. Students will not be onsite tomorrow. Please check Seesaw and Canvas for teacher information/activities for tomorrow.
The 5Essentials Parent Survey is open. Click on this link to take the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent We need 20% parent participation minimum to get reports back from ISBE. Here is the up-to-date response rates so far. Parent response rates for schools in Dixon USD 170: Dixon High School: 1% Jefferson Elem School: 1% Madison School: 10% Reagan Middle School: 5% Washington Elem School: 16%
Dixon Public Schools will be remote learning today, 2/16/21, due to the inclement weather and road conditions. Students need to check Seesaw and Canvas for learning.
Kindergarten and Preschool for All registration starts soon.
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