McLean County

Unit District No. 5

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    UNIT 5 CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PRECAUTION

    Unit 5 continues to closely monitor and plan for the rapidly changing Coronavirus/COVID-19 health issue in Illinois and the US.

    As of March 16, there are 14,871 CASES OF COVID-19 in McLean County. 

    Please check out the Unit 5 COVID Response Page.

    Here is a link to the McLean County Health Department

     


  • SCHOOL HOURS - 2021-2022

    Elementary: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    High Schools:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Junior High:  8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

    Early Childhood:  7:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - AM CLASS

    Early Childhood: 11:45 am - 2:15 pm - PM CLASS

Announcements

  • SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - JULY 21 AT NORMAL WEST

    logo The Unit 5 Board of Education will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, at Normal West. In line with state guidelines, masks should be worn by those individuals who are not vaccinated. The meeting will be available to view live online at a link on this site by 5 pm the day of the meeting. Due to COVID, all regular school board meetings have been at Normal West since July 2020. They will remain at Normal West likely through Dec. 2021. Here is a link to the AGENDA. Here is a statement of MEETING EXPECTATIONS

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  • NAMING OF NCHS FOOTBALL FIELD

    The Unit 5 Board of Education and Administration is proposing that Normal Community High School football field be named the Dick Tharp Field after the school’s longtime head coach.

    Coach Tharp was a teacher and head football coach at Normal Community High School. During his tenure as head coach (1968-1988) he had 158 wins, the most in school history. The team also made eight playoff appearances. The team was also the 1974 Class 4A State Runner-Up.

    Current plans call for the renaming to occur during 2021 fall football season. No district funds will be used for this change. Any costs will be covered by private donations.

    Anyone with objections or concerns can submit them in writing and send them to 1809 W. Hovey, Normal IL 61761 or submit by email district@unit5.org by July 16. A public hearing regarding the change is also scheduled at 6:30, Wednesday, July 21 at Normal West High School, 501 N. Parkside Road in Normal.


     

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  • INFORMATION FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
    We hope everyone is enjoying the first few days of summer. We know school just got out but we are already planning for next year.
     
    On May 19, 2021, the Illinois State Board of Education unanimously adopted a Resolution Supporting In-Person Learning. 
     
    Unit 5 is planning to have all students in person five days a week, with regular school hours, for the 2021-2022 school year.
    Exceptions may be made for 1) Students who are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and are under a quarantine order by a local public health department or the Illinois Department of Public Health, or 2) students who may be eligible pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/14-13.01
     
    If you feel your child may be eligible under option 2 please complete this form and return it by 6/15.
     
    Here is a link to the form. 
     
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  • NEW 9th GRADE DENTAL MANDATES

    There is a new mandate for a 9th grade dental exam.  

      • All Illinois children in kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 6, and Grade 9 are required to have an oral health examination. 
      • Examinations must be performed by a licensed dentist, and he/she must sign the Proof of School Dental Examination form. 
      • Each child is required to present proof of examination by a dentist prior to May 15 of the school year. 
     • School dental examinations must have been completed within the 18 months prior to the May 15 deadline.
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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  • CHECK OUT UNIT 5's PINTEREST SITE

    Unit 5 is on Pinterest. The social media site provides a variety of resources for parents and students on wide ranging topics. Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board allowing Unit 5 to organize and share items. We create themed boards (for example, “our Schools”), collect images and content from the web, and “pin” those items on the board.So if you are a pinner, start pinning some of our items on your boards!  http://pinterest.com/unit5schools/
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