UNIT 5 NEWS UPDATES
E-Learning days can be used in lieu of emergency days. As a result of this, our students will be learning virtually on a day that would have previously been considered a “snow day.” The number of e-learning days may not exceed the number of emergency days in the approved school calendar, which is five per ISBE requirements. Here is a link to the procedures. As always, we will notify families as soon as possible in the event of inclement weather. Here is a link to the District’s winter weather procedures.
EARLY RELEASE DAY - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
Thursday, Dec. 8 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. Please note, this is a change from the original calendar.
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 utilize busing .
Please note, buses at the junior high and high schools will arrive at the schools approximately 15 minutes after the dismissal time. This will allow students time to get a grab and go lunch and head to their bus.
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.
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If you have received a Seesaw message that appears to be from your student’s teacher or anyone else in the last 24 hours that contains a link, please do not click on it or open the message. Seesaw is aware of this issue and is working to resolve it. Once they inform school districts that it has been resolved, we will let you know. If you need to speak with your student’s teacher, please send them an email or call the school office to leave a message.