McLean County

Unit District No. 5

Educating each student to achieve personal excellence.

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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 October 16, there are 3782 CASES OF COVID-19 in McLean County. 

    Please check out the Unit 5 COVID Response Page: https://www.unit5.org/Page/15895

    Here is a link to the McLean County Health Department: https://health.mcleancountyil.gov

     


  • MY STOP

    dot 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


  • SCHOOL HOURS

    Elementary: 7:45 a.m. – 2:10 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

  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
    With the switch to hybrid this month, a decision was made to reschedule Parent Teacher Teacher Conferences to Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Students will not attend school that day. PTC
    As a result of this change, students WILL be in session on Friday, Oct. 23.
    Also, just a reminder that the State of Illinois is celebrating Election Day as a state holiday. Schools will be closed that day. 
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  • REMOTE LEARNING PLAN

    Unit 5 has determined that students will begin the 2020-21 school year with Remote Learning.

    Here is a LINK to the Remote Learning Plan and other important back to school information. 


     

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  • 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 Wednesdays.

    Meals will continue to be free of charge for the 2020 - 2021 school year.   

    This is open to students in both the hybrid and remote-learning programs. Hybrid students will receive three days of food and remote students will receive five days of food.


    We will have three locations open Monday and Wednesday from 10:30-1:30 am:

    ● Sugar Creek Elementary
    ● Cedar Ridge Elementary
    ● Normal West High School

    Here is a link to the  schedule with drop off locations in the community.

    Distribution reminders:

    - Please maintain social distancing when picking up meals.
    - Parents, guardians, and students can pick up the meals.
    - Anyone feeling ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not attend pickup.

     


     

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  • SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - OCT. 14 AT NORMAL WEST

    logo The Board of Education will have its meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Normal West. Masks will be required and social distancing will be in place. 
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  • LATE START WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 14

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    Wednesday, Oct. 14, is a late start day and all Unit 5 students will begin classes one hour later than usual. Elementary classes will start at 8:45 am, high school students will start school at 9:30 am, and junior high students will begin at 9:45 am. Buses will be running one hour later. Students should be at their designated bus stop one hour later than their regularly scheduled pickup time. Early childhood students will start at the regular time. Late Starts allow time for Unit 5 staff members to meet for professional development and collaboration, which will improve classroom instruction and enhance opportunities for students.
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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 SITEpinterest

    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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