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
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
INFORMATION FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEARWe 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.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - JUNE 16 AT NORMAL WESTThe Board of Education will have its meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 16 at Normal West. Masks will be required and social distancing will be in place. The meeting will be available to view live online. The link will be provided here 30 minutes before 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.
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 SITEUnit 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/