Inside Unit 5 Podcast
on Length: 58 min
Inside this episode: A look at the Normal Community Girls Basketball record-breaking season; Dr. Weikle discusses the upcoming referendum and the impact it has on our students, staff, and community; and a roundtable discussion celebrating Black History Month.
UNIT 5 NEWS UPDATES
Teachers, parents, and students across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.
This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school.
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the environment at your child's school. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted through Friday, March 29, 2024.
To take the survey:
2. Click on "Start here" under the Parent category
3. You may enter your email address but that is not required. It is completely optional.
4. Enter "McLean" for the County
5. Begin typing your child's school name and you should see it pop up. Click on the appropriate school.
Please take a separate survey for each school where you have a child enrolled.
The survey is also available in Spanish.
The Illinois 5Essentials gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes. Research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools strong on at least three of these indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.
Please be aware that under the Protection of Pupil Rights Act. 20 U.S.C. Section 1232(c) (1) (A), you have the right to review a copy of the questions asked of your student(s). Survey questions can be found on the Illinois 5Essentials Support Center ( Illinois 5Essentials Survey Questions).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONUnit 5 kindergarten registration is now open for the 2024-2025 school year. Children reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2024, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten and should contact their home school. Registration will be online and there will be a Kindergarten Preview on Wednesday, March 6 at your child's school. Here is a link for more information. Welcome to the Class of 2037!
EARLY RELEASE DAY - Monday, March 4
Monday, March 4 is an early-release day for K-12 students. Those students will attend classes for three hours.
Early learning students will NOT be in session.
Here is the schedule:
Pre-K - Not in Session
K-5 - 7:45-10:45 am
6-8 - 8:45-11:45 am
9-12 - 8:30-11:30 am
Field - 8:30-11:30 am
Breakfast will be served and grab-and-go lunches are available.
Transportation will be provided for students who regularly use buses .
Early Release Days allow time for Unit 5 staff members to meet for professional development and collaboration, which improves classroom instruction and enhances opportunities for students.
REGISTRATION 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
Registration for next School Year (23-24) including Kindergarten Registration is now open.
Incoming Kindergarten student information can be found on the Kindergarten Registration page.
Unit 5 will host a Kindergarten Preview on March 1. This will allow parents and incoming students to meet the school administration, kindergarten teachers, and other school staff. Students will go with kindergarten teachers while information is shared with parents.
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 2022-2023 school year as well as 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."
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 in July, and additional information will be made available closer to that time.
If you have questions, please contact your student's school. If necessary, please leave a message on the main phone line.