A FREE event sponsored by the Beyond the Books Educational Foundation is being held in recognition of its 25 years providing funds to Unit 5 and District 87 educators. More than 30 grant recipients will be showcasing their projects Sat. Feb.25, from 1-4p at Evans Junior High School. There will be crafts, games, an opportunity to climb the rock wall (a grant), and LOTS more to enjoy. For information, CLICK HERE.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER RATE
Unit 5 is raising the substitute teacher rate by $10 per day for the remaining Fridays this school year. The increase will apply to both teacher substitutes and paraprofessional substitutes. Now, substitute teachers will earn $90 a day on Fridays, and paraprofessionals will earn $75. For information on how to apply to become a substitute teacher, CLICK HERE.
CHANGE IN LATE START CALENDAR
We have had a change to our Late Start calendar for this school year. Due to a change in the teacher contract, Late Starts will be reduced from 14 to 12 for this school year. The March 22 and April 12 Late Start dates have been removed for this spring. Please click here for a link to the up-to-date calendar.
Kindergarten registration is Tuesday, March 14. To see a list of registration times, CLICK HERE. Children reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2017, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. Parents should bring a certified birth certificate, current immunization and health records and proof of residency. Students entering kindergarten must turn in a current physical, vision, dental exam and immunization records. Students will be excluded from school without physical and immunizations by first day of school. CLICK HERE for information on proof of residency. Call 309-557-4400 or go to www.unit5.org to find out how to register.
My Stop is a web-based application available to all Unit 5 parents to access live bus GPS information using a smartphone, tablet or computer and securely view the current location of their child’s bus on routes. The system also provides the school bus’s estimated time of arrival at your child’s bus stop. For directions, CLICK HERE.