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 April 26 there are 88 CASES OF COVID-19 in McLean County.
Please check out the Unit 5 COVID Response Page. https://www.unit5.org/Page/15895
My Stop is a web-based application available to all Unit 5 parents to access live bus GPS information using a smartphone, tablet or computer and securely view the current location of their child’s bus on routes. The system also provides the school bus’s estimated time of arrival at your child’s bus stop. For directions, CLICK HERE
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
GRAB AND GO MEALS
Unit 5 will provide grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to any student in need at several locations in the community using school buses on Mondays and Wednesdays through May 30. On Monday we will distribute 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches, on Wednesday, we will distribute 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches.
We will have three centralized locations open Monday and Wednesday from 9-11 am:
● Cedar Ridge Elementary, 2808 Breezewood Blvd., Bloomington
● Normal West High School, 501 Parkside Road, Normal ****** (NOTE THE NEW LOCATION)
● Sugar Creek Elementary, 200 N Towanda Ave, Normal
Buses will also stop at 30 locations to distribute meals.
Here is a LINK to the full schedule.
Dear Unit 5 Community,Thank you for your extraordinary support over the past several days, as we deal with the growing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. As you may know, to further safeguard Illinois from the spread of the virus, Governor J.B. Pritzker has declared mandatory school closures for all buildings serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students.That closure will be in place through the end of the school year.Free lunch and breakfast will still be available to all students.Get up-to-date information on the Unit 5 COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE https://www.unit5.org/cms/lib/IL01905100/Centricity/Domain/4/UNIT%205%20GRAB%20AND%20GO%20BREAKFAST_may.pdf.Comcast is offering low cost internet to families who qualify. Here is a link to information: https://www.internetessentials.com/ .We will continue to inform you as quickly as we can about any further changes to school services. Thank you for your support, understanding, and partnership.
REGISTRATION 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Registration for the McLean County Unit 5 school district is now open. You can find information for registration under the Students and Parents tab.
Current Unit 5 student information can be found at this link - Established Student Registration. This link is for families that had a student registered with Unit 5 for the 2019-2020 school year, Pre-Registered Kindergarten students as well some new High School students who may have already completed online registration and have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. Log in to Infinite Campus Parent Portal, go to "More" on the left hand side of the page, and click on "Online Registration."
For a help sheet please click here: Returning Student Online Registration Help
New students to the district registration information can be found with this link - New Student Registration
There are no fees due at this time for any students. Fees will be available to pay after July 1 and additional information will be made available closer to that time.
If you have questions please use the following ways to contact the district.
Contact your student's school and leave a message on the main phone line.
Contact the Unit Office at 309-557-4000 and leave a message.
Parent Portal Account/Registration Issues - email@example.com
UNIT 5 SUPERINTENDENT HIRED
McLean County Unit District No. 5 is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristen Kendrick-Weikle was hired as the District’s 13th superintendent.
“Dr. Kendrick-Weikle will be an excellent addition to the Unit 5 Family,” said Board President Barry Hitchins. “She brings vision, passion and experience to our District that will serve our staff, students and community as we continue to educate each student to achieve personal excellence.”
Dr. Kendrick-Weikle will begin her new position July 1, replacing Dr. Mark Daniel, who has been in Unit 5 since July 2014.
For more information, CLICK HERE
INSTRUMENT SELECTION FOR FIFTH GRADERSAs a result of Unit 5's transition to remote learning, the timeline for fourth grade instrument selection has been adjusted.
Later this spring, fourth grade families will receive additional information about the format of the fifth grade instrumental music program. As a part of this program, fifth grade band and orchestra students are transported to their future junior high school for lessons on an orchestra or band instrument. In order for Unit 5 to plan and route transportation, families will be asked to indicate their interest in May.
When we return to school in August, students will have the opportunity to attend an Instrument Exploration event as fifth graders. These events replace the ones initially scheduled for fourth graders this April. At that time, families will confirm their student's participation and select their student's band or orchestra instrument.
Please continue to visit unit5.org for additional information. We look forward to having your student as a part of the fifth grade orchestra or band!
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.
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/