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
STRATEGIC PLANNING & COMMUNITY SURVEY
McLean County Unit District No. 5 is working to engage students, staff, families and community members as we begin the strategic planning process this fall. Strategic planning is an opportunity to define our vision for Unit 5, examine our current realities, and identify priorities and develop a plan to achieve them. Over the next several months, there will be opportunities for feedback and engagement from all stakeholders.
Our first step is to survey secondary students, staff members, families, and community members.
Please take a few minutes and take this FAMILY/COMMUNITY SURVEY to share your input for this important process. We ask you to complete this survey by Sept. 29, 2023.
The results of this survey will be used to help set the vision and focus for the district. Unit 5 is also hosting community engagement sessions to gather feedback.
The community engagement sessions are:
- Sept. 26 - Normal Community High School - 6-8 pm
- Oct. 2 - Parkside Junior High School - 6-8 pm
Participants will hear a presentation and attend multiple focus groups to answer questions and offer feedback. The Oct 2 session will be a repeat of the Sept 26 session. Beginning Oct. 3, a recording of the presentation will be available for viewing online.
All members of the Unit 5 community - students, parents, staff members, and community representatives - are invited to participate. We hope you will work with us as we guide Unit 5 into the future and work to "educate each student to achieve personal excellence." We look forward to receiving your input and thank you for your participation.
EARLY RELEASE DAY - WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18
Wednesday, Oct. 18 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.