SCHOOL HOURS - 2021-2022
Elementary: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 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
UNIT 5 AMERICAN IDOL WATCH PARTY
Unit 5 is hosting a Watch Party to celebrate alum Leah Marlene during her American Idol journey.
The family-friendly event is Sunday, May 22, at Normal West.
There will be a 40-Foot Screen (the largest in town), food trucks, face painting, yard games, and the chance to win a Leah Marlene CD. Bring blankets and lawn chairs if you don't want to sit in the bleachers. And we will certainly have the cheapest concession prices in town!
T-shirts will be available for sale.
Here is a link to purchase tickets: https://normalwestmusical.
Pre-party festivities will be from 5-6:30 pm that will be immediately followed by the viewing party at 7 pm. Tickets for this event will be $3 (with no additional credit card fees).
No matter where you watch American Idol Sunday night, make sure to vote for our Unit 5 alum. Go Leah Marlene!
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
Unit 5’s mission is to educate each student to achieve personal excellence. Our students have access to opportunities few other districts provide. While enjoying all the benefits of a big school district, our staff works tirelessly to build relationships and foster a sense of connectedness with students and families.
To put Unit 5 on more stable financial footing and ensure our students continue to have access to the quality education they deserve, we need our community to come together to collaborate on a plan for the future of our school district. Over the next several months, we will be engaging members of the community to help us develop a sustainable, long-term plan for Unit 5’s future. We hosted three public engagement sessions to help us review our options.
Last month, Unit 5 kicked off its community engagement process by hosting three public meetings to engage members of the community to help develop a sustainable, long-term plan for Unit 5's future. Based on feedback from those meetings, Unit 5 is assembling information to address the district's future needs, and again we would like your guidance on how to proceed.
We are continuing this community-driven process by hosting three more public engagement sessions.
You are invited to attend one of these sessions:
Wednesday, May 18 - 6 to 7:30 pm - Parkside Junior High School, 101 N. Parkside Road, Normal
Monday, May 23 -- 6 to 7:30 pm - Normal Community High School, 3900 E. Raab Road, Normal
Tuesday, May 24 -- 6 to 7:30 pm - Virtual Meeting - To attend the virtual meeting, participants should register using this link.
Here is a link to the presentation in Phase 1.
We hope you are able to attend one of the public engagement sessions that will help determine the future of our schools.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONUnit 5 kindergarten registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. Children reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2022, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten and should contact their home school. Registration will be virtual. Here is a link for more information: Welcome to the Class of 2035!
INFORMATION FOR MEDICAL REMOTE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAROn 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 ASAP.Here is a link to the form.
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.