The Arcola School District School Board just approved paying substitute teachers $125 a day for anyone willing to be a substitute in the district. Applicants must be willing to obtain a substitute teaching license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://roe11.org/licensure/ and look at the substitute qualifications. The Regional Office of Education coordinates substitutes for all districts in their region but once certified, applicants can select the districts where they want to sub. If you have any questions about subbing in the Arcola School District, please contact district superintendent Tom Mulligan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Regional Ed Tech Coordinator with The Learning Technology Center of Illinois that serves Arcola will be hosting workshops for guardians/parents on Google Classroom and Seesaw. For more information and to register click https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/330190?org=arcola-cusd
If anyone experiences technology related issues during our 2 weeks of remote learning we are requesting that you submit the form that is attached below. You may also use this form to request a hotspot if your student is struggling with Wi-Fi issues. https://forms.gle/JHbcUYPLTAVJyZCk8
Arcola School District is moving to a 2:00 pm dismissal on Monday, October 19, 2020 and taking a Remote Learning Planning day on Monday, November 1. Please click the link for more information. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/326918?org=arcola-cusd
Douglas County Health Department opens second location for COVID testing. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/326389?org=arcola-cusd
For a very important message about an upcoming change in the Arcola School District schedule, please click on the following link. http://arcolail.apptegy.us/article/318708?org=arcola-cusd
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional for the elementary school. For more information https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/o/arcola-cusd/page/employment-opportunities--134
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a part-time or full-time nurse’s aide for the district. For more information: https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/o/arcola-cusd/page/employment-opportunities--134
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time custodian to work from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. The position will primarily include cleaning the cafeteria, cleaning the 1917 high school building, setting up for games, etc. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of interest to the Ken Vogt at email@example.com.
With the announcement of the USDA waiver for Free Breakfast/Lunch for all students through December we wanted to remind everyone where you can find our new and improved menus. 1. Our school website a. One the bottom of each page there is a link for Dining b. One the Menu Page for each school building there is a link for Dining at the top 2. Our School App a. Under Dining 3. A link to the menus is pushed out to every iPad in the district 4. Download the Nutrislice app and look up the menus for Arcola
Take the stress out of bringing treats in for your childs birthday. Let our team do the work for you. https://5il.co/kkaw
All physicals and current immunization records are due to the school by October 15th, 2020. This applies to all in-person and remote learners in Kindergarten, 6th , 9th, 12th grades. Kindergarten - Needs a current physical, immunizations, eye exam, and dental exam. 6th Grade - Needs a current physical, immunizations, and dental exam. 9th Grade - Needs a current school physical, a sports physical can not be accepted. 12th Grade - Needs to provide proof of a 2nd Meningococcal vaccine Todos los exámenes físicos y los registros de vacunación actuales deben entregarse a la escuela antes del 15 de octubre de 2020. Esto se aplica a todos los estudiantes en persona y en aprendizaje remoto en los grados Kindergarten, 6º, 9º y 12º. Jardín de infantes/Kindergarten: necesita un examen físico, vacunas al día, examen de la vista y dental. Sexto grado: Necesita un examen físico, vacunas al día y examen dental. Noveno grado: necesita un examen físico escolar actual, no se puede aceptar un examen físico deportivo. 12° grado: debe presentar prueba de una segunda vacuna antimeningocócica
We posted a few how to videos for the iPad's, we hope they are helpful. They can be found on the school website on the menu pages for each school or on the link below. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/o/ahs/page/ipad-how-to-s
AES Reopening Plans: English https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQjYxDmZhDmtkzuDAEqoj-Efg5ZruL13GTL5frnCkB3GKVeQYlMBoU1u6tVxUJICLd6yiZdW9WSpfXL/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 AES Planes de Reapertura: Spanish https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTeo368EPZOrOFU_35ZP2k6FVYJK7C4RX1pOsoEkmJTU5CZnROaYtvQx0m-XJsUdVhHEvKh3ef8E2yr/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=5000
Important announcement about Remote Learning and the start of school. Please click the following link for access to the message https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/291085?org=arcola-cusd.
The Arcola School District was notified this weekend that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The district is working with the Douglas County Health Department to ensure that the necessary individuals are quarantined for the required amount of time. The rooms in the facility where the staff member worked will be cleaned accordingly to CDC protocols.
Check out our new breakfast and lunch menus! https://5il.co/jkls You can find our new menus in a few places: 1. On the Arcola School App - Click on Dining 2. On the school website at the bottom of each page under dining. 3. On the school website on each buildings menu page - click on dining at the top of the page. 4. Download the Nutrislice app - Search for Menus by Nutrislice on Google Play or the App Store
Arcola School District releases Final Back to School Plan https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/278348?org=arcola-cusd
If you have already registered on Teacherease.com and/or filled out the Google form regarding remote learning - Disregard this message. 1. If you have not registered your student(s) you can still do that online (teacherease.com), or at the school from 3:00 - 7:00 PM today. 2. If you plan to opt in to remote learning for your student(s) you must fill out this form by 3:00 PM tomorrow. https://forms.gle/nVXfnKC18brkYAcE7 3. If you have already signed up for remote learning and have not completed online registration through teacherease.com, this must be done ASAP to enroll your student(s). Filling out the Google form does not take the place of the registration process. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Arcola School District makes three more changes to Back to School Plan. Please click for more information: https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/281427?org=arcola-cusd.
If you have already registered your child please disregard this message. Online registration is still open and the preferred method of registration. If you have problems or questions trying to register your student(s) online please contact email@example.com. If you plan to come to in-house registration that will run tomorrow from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Only one person per family will be allowed in the building and a mask must be worn at all times. Please enter at the south doors by the High School office.
Arcola CUSD #306 will be sending out Free and Reduced Lunch applications this week to: -anyone that is not a direct cert (through the state) - anyone that was on the Free and Reduced program last year. These applications must be filled out completely and accurately, with a signature and date or the application can not be processed. We will included a postage paid envelope so the applications can be mailed back to the school for review. You will be notified of approval or denial via email or a letter mailed to your home. If you were not on the program in the past and would like to apply you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application be sent to you, or you can print the applications from the links below. https://5il.co/i79m https://5il.co/i79n
You still have time to complete online registration for your student(s). Go to www.teacherease.com. If you have forgotten your password click on the forgot password link. If you do not have an email on file with us, please email email@example.com and provide the name(s) of your student(s), and the email you would like added to the system.
Do you still need to register your student for the 2020-2021 school year? Please do so today so the district can have accurate numbers to plan for the upcoming school year. www.teacherease.com
Arcola School District releases tentative "family friendly" reopening plan for school. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/278348?org=arcola-cusd
Please find information below on Arcola’s In-house registration. If you don’t plan to send your child(ren) to school this year please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. ARCOLA CUSD #306 2020-2021 IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION Arcola CUSD #306 will be holding an in-house registration for those that don’t have the ability to register their student(s) online from home. Date: August 6th When: 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM Where: Enter through the AG Shop doors -located on the South side of the building near the Jr. Sr. High school entrance. Who: Only one person per family will be allowed to enter the building to complete registration. Restrictions: Masks must be worn at all times by anyone entering the building. We will limit the number of people who enter the building at one time, to allow for proper social distancing. Computers will be sanitized after each use. Please allow extra time because the process will be slower due to safety protocols that must be followed. ARCOLA CUSD # 306 2020-2021 REGISTRO EN LA ESCUELA Arcola CUSD # 306 llevará a cabo un registro interno para aquellos que no tienen la capacidad de registrar a sus estudiantes en línea en su casa. Fecha: 6 de agosto cuando: 7:00 - 9:00 AM y 3:00 - 7:00 PM Donde: Puede entrar por las puertas del AG Shop, ubicadas en el lado sur del edificio cerca de la entrada de la escuela secundaria Quién: Solo una persona por familia podrá entrar al edificio para completar el registro. Restricciones: Cualquier persona que ingrese al edificio debe usar máscaras en todo momento. Limitaremos el número de personas en el edificio al mismo tiempo, para permitir un distanciamiento social adecuado. Las computadoras serán desinfectadas después de cada uso. Por favor permita tiempo extra porque el proceso será más lento debido a los protocolos de seguridad que deben seguirse.
Don’t have a computer at home? You can still complete school registration for your student(s) if you have a smartphone or tablet with Internet access. Visit www.teacherease.com.
Arcola Schools provides more information on back to school plans including preschool, health protocols and plans for cleaning. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/opening-of-school-2020-2021
Have you completed online registration for your student(s)? If not, please do so today at www.teacherease.com. Remember we don't have book fees this year.
A quick reminder to get your child(ren) registered for the 2020-2021 school year. Simply log into Teacherease.com with a parent account to complete registration. No parent email on file - email email@example.com with your email address and list of student names. The link below contains more information about registration. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/755651/2020_Arcola_CUSD__306_School_Registration_Process_ENGLISH_AND_SPANISH.pdf
Arcola School District releases question-answer document. This document will continue to grow and be updated over time. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/opening-of-school-2020-2021
Don't forget that all school fees were waived for this school year, so don't wait to get your child(ren) registered. Jr. Sr. High parents we highly recommend purchasing iPad insurance for your student, which is $15.00. The link that follows give more details on iPad insurance. This insurance must be paid for within the first two weeks of school. https://5il.co/7x8h Parents of Elementary Students - you will receive an email with your student(s) homeroom teacher(s) within 7 days of completing online registration.
The link below contains details on our registration process. This year we would really encourage parents to get students registered online ASAP so the district will have more accurate numbers for planning for the upcoming school year. When you complete the registration process, please be sure to update all information so the school will always have the most up to date information for your child(ren). https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/7556
Arcola School District is looking for a part-time day custodian to work in and clean cafeteria daily (10 am - 2 pm). If interested, contact Ken Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-4963
Arcola School District releases tentative plans for opening school. The details of the plan will be completed over the next two weeks with final approval July 29. This plan is subject to change. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/269304?org=arcola-cusd
Please see the message below from Mrs. Alexander, regarding Art to Remember pickups. Hello elementary school parents. Some of you have been eagerly awaiting for your Art to Remember orders. They have arrived and will be ready for pick-up on Thursday, July 2nd from 6:00-7:00pm. We will have a drive-thru style pick up in front of the High School entrance. Please enter the parking lot from Rt. 133. Mrs. Alexander will meet you in front of the High School entrance to hand you your order; no need to get out of your vehicle. You may then exit the parking lot onto Diamond Street. Sorry the orders took so long to complete; thank you for your patience. Again pick up will be Thursday, July 2nd from 6:00-7:00pm in the front of the High School entrance.
Arcola School District is seeking candidates for the position of Maintenance/Custodian. During school days, this person’s schedule will be from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, although the times may vary depending on the season. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Position also offers health insurance benefits; paid vacation, holidays and sick time; and IMRF Retirement program, which includes a company match. If interested, please contact Ken Vogt by e-mail email@example.com or by phone 217-268-4963.
For an important update regarding the 2020-2021 school year, please click the following link https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/263270?org=arcola-cusd. Para una actualización importante con respecto al año escolar 2020-2021, haga clic en el siguiente enlace.
2020-2021 School Calendar - please note that we will be adding School Improvement Days at a later date. https://5il.co/ewpv
Don't forget to drop off all school issued items today by 4:00 PM. Jr. Sr High students drop off outside the High School office and Elementary students drop off at the cafeteria doors.
I wanted to send out a few reminders about iPad returns that will occur next Tuesday and Wednesday. Please follow these steps prior to coming to turn in your student(s) iPad and other tech items. These instructions are for all grade levels. I've included a picture for reference. 1. be sure students are not logged into iTunes on their iPad. Most students will not be logged into iTunes, but some of the upper grades might me. 2. If there is no sticker on the iPad with the student name, please tape a paper to the device with the student name on it if possible. 3. place both parts of the charger (the cord and the wall adapter) in a ziplock bag with the student name and current grade year on it. 4. place the iPad and the baggie with the charger in a large ziplock bag or brown paper bag with the student name and current grade year on the outside of the bag. 5. Jr. Sr. High students please leave your Apple Pencil in the slot on your iPad case. 6. If iPads are broken in any way, please email me and let me know what the issue is. firstname.lastname@example.org At this point you should be ready to turn in iPad's to school. I appreciate your help with this process and if you have any questions please email email@example.com
The Arcola School Board voted to eliminate student fees for the 2020-2021 school year. See the article for details https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/247168?org=arcola-cusd
Arcola School District releases important information on the pick-up and drop-off of student items. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/244260?org=arcola-cusd
4th Graders: We want YOU to be a part of our band! Check out the slideshow to learn more about band! If you have any questions please email Miss Henderson. firstname.lastname@example.org https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-dnpSppU7m4dKDpuSw35cFzk_pZY9CGopVDv0Xg3Gkw/edit?usp=sharing 4o grado: Queremos que seas parte de nuestra banda! Vea la presentación fotográfico para aprender más sobre la banda! Si tienes alguna pregunta por favor envía un correo electrónico a la Srta. Henderson. email@example.com. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1McWT7CmABz7CLY_ucy9pw2FKOGZTW2HQR9buTV4aPis/edit?usp=sharing
Did you know that the United States Census results will have a huge impact on the amount of federal funding that OUR school district will receive over the next 10 years? Please complete the census! http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/225660?org=arcola-cusd
Parents please be patient with us as we work through any kinks we find in this new remote learning adventure. In an effort to make it easier for students to access the list of teachers from their student iPad I have added an icon to the iPad's which is linked directly to the file we sent out earlier today and that we posted on the website. The icon will have the picture that is shown with this post. The student iPad must be connected to WiFi for this new icon to download.
Hello, AES students and families, We will start remote learning on Thursday with some new procedures and expectations as a result. Our faculty and staff have worked very hard to develop plans and procedures with students' and families' best interests in mind. Our intent is to make this a smooth process which is easy to navigate, but we are sure to have some glitches. Please be patient as we try to perfect all of the pieces, but don't hesitate to reach out if you are experiencing difficulties. While sending a private message via Facebook is one way to contact us, you might get a quicker response through email if that is an option for you. We are working on some final details, but please be watching for more information. We are looking forward to more interaction with our students! Sincerely, Mrs. Gentry and the AES Team ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hola, estudiantes y familias de AES. Comenzaremos el aprendizaje remoto el jueves con algunos nuevos procedimientos y expectativas como resultado. Nuestra facultad y el personal han trabajado muy duro para desarrollar planes y procedimientos con los mejores intereses de los estudiantes y las familias en mente. Nuestra intención es hacer que este sea un proceso sencillo que sea fácil de navegar, pero estamos seguros de tener algunos problemas técnicos. Tenga paciencia mientras tratamos de perfeccionar todas las piezas, pero no dude en comunicarse si tiene dificultades. Enviar un mensaje privado a través de Facebook es una forma de contactarnos, pero puede obtener una respuesta más rápida por correo electrónico si esa es una opción para usted. Estamos trabajando en algunos detalles finales, pero esté atento para obtener más información. ¡Esperamos tener más interacción con nuestros estudiantes! Sinceramente, la Sra. Gentry y el equipo de AES
Due to safety measures, and staff working from home, if you receive a phone call from “Phoenix Arizona” it is likely the school contacting you. As previously mentioned, you are still able to call the school, but please leave a voicemail, and you will be contacted quickly. Thank you.
The Arcola School District has posted the Remote Learning Plan at the following link http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/223841?org=arcola-cusd. Each building will be sharing building-specific information later today.
Based on the “shelter-in-place” announcement, schools will be closed through April 7. I will be providing more updates to everyone once we know more specifics. We will be continuing to provide meal service to families that need it. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add meals.
Consolidated Communications is coming through for our students during these challenging times. Please see the flyer attached for their offer of 2 free months of Internet for students that currently do not have access to Internet at their home. https://5il.co/dwk1
As of right now, both the elementary and high school offices will be staffed from 8 to 11 am and 12 to 3 pm daily with the exception of spring break days (March 19, 20 and 23) and of course weekends.Call if you need assistance. Also, teachers can be reached by email.
If students forget their Gmail password during this closure, please email Mrs. Hohlbauch (email@example.com) and she can respond back with your password.
This is a reminder that the Arcola School District will be providing daily meal service for students during the mandated school closure. Meals will be provided daily each day of the week (not weekends) from Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30. We STRONGLY recommended you sign up for this service by completing this form https://forms.gle/eivDpGc33B5RE55z5. If you do not sign up and suddenly need meals, come anyway. Meals can be picked between 10 am and 11 am each day. You will simply pull up to the junior high/cafeteria entrance off of Washington Street and the meals will be provided to you. If you cannot pick up the meals, be sure to indicate that on the form. On March 17, students will receive breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, the 17th and breakfast for Wednesday, the 18th. Each day following, they will receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. If you have any questions regarding meal service contact Diane Good at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 217-268-4963.
Dear Arcola Community. All school district facilities will be closed to the community beginning at 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17 through 11:59 pm Monday, March 30.This includes all work out facilities
Based on recent developments with confirmed cases in neighboring counties and testing being done in our county, we have made the decision to cancel school for students tomorrow, Monday, March 16. Staff will report for a regular day of work. In addition, the building will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for students and parents to come and pick up any items that will be needed over break. You will need to check into the office upon arrival. We recommend that a limited amount of people come to the building to collect materials. Again, there are no confirmed cases in Douglas County but we are trying to do our part to prevent the spread of the virus. I will be posting more information tonight regarding learning activities over the mandated school closure.
Arcola Superintendent Tom Mulligan recently posted an update for families related to the school closure and the school district’s plans. Click on this link for access to the message: http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/209820?org=arcola-cusd
Dear Families, The Arcola School District is planning to provide daily meals of breakfast and lunch for students that need that service during the mandated school closure (March 17 through March 30) during the week days. If you would like to take advantage of that service, please complete the Google form below. We will follow-up with more details on Monday. https://forms.gle/eivDpGc33B5RE55z5
The Governor is Illinois has announced a forced school closure for all schools in Illinois beginning Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. We will provide updates as they become available.
Arcola School District Statement on Coronavirus. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-arcola-cusd/articles/arcola-school-district-statement-on-coronavirus
School construction leads to office relocation and changes to how students will enter the building beginning March 24. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-arcola-cusd/articles/school-construction-leads-to-office-relocation-march-24
REMINDER: 2PM DISMISSAL TODAY!! 3/12/2020
The Strides Against Hunger Annual 5K & 1 Mile Run will be held on April 18th. This race benefits the Arcola Food Pantry, so please consider participating. The following link contains the entry form for the race. https://5il.co/d69b
PLEASE CHANGE YOUR MENUS ON THE 21ST TO BOSCO STICKS INSTEAD OF PEPPERONI PIZZA
REMINDER: 11:30 DISMISSAL TODAY!
PLEASE CHANGE YOUR MENUS ON THE 21ST TO BOSCO STICKS INSTEAD OF PEPPERONI PIZZA
REMINDER: 2 PM DISMISSAL TODAY! (1/30/2020)
Reminder: 2PM Dismissal Today!
Friendly reminder (as previously mentioned in the December newsletter) the K-2 Winter Concert is CANCELLED. Thank you.
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The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional to work with students with special needs in Grades K-6. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and have or be willing to obtain a paraprofessional license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. If interested, e-mail letter of interest to Angie Gentry at email@example.com.
Attention: The Kindergarten-2nd grade Winter Concert has been cancelled due to Mrs. Reinhart' health issues. Atencion: El concierto de Invierno de Kinder a 2 grado ha sido cancelado debido a los problemas de salud de la Sra. Reinhart.
Today's the day! Hope to see you at the book fair tonight from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the elementary school's P.E. gym! If you can't make it you can still order through the online sale. (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/arcolaelementary)
Have you purchased your Football, Volleyball, Cheer, Band, or Golf posters? If not, see Jill Hohlbauch at the girls basketball home game tonight or Tuesday night. She will have the posters with her at her seat in the gym, so come by and buy your poster. $10 each and checks should be made payable to the Class of 2021.
Remember how much you loved the #ScholasticBookFair? Make new memories with your child at the book fair on Nov. 21 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/arcolaelementary)
Our book fair offers online shopping! Shop from the comfort of your home 11/16 - 11/29. All proceeds benefit our school. (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/arcolaelementary)
Mark your calendars Arcola Elementary families! The book fair is one week from today! (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/arcolaelementary)
PICTURE RETAKES TOMORROW 11/14!! -Your student received a photo packet if we do not have their photo. -Those wishing to have a retake need to return their photo packet in its entirety to the office.
Join us on Thursday, November 21st during Family literacy night for a Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair will be open from 4:30 - 7:30 in the Elementary gym. If you can not make it that night or if you simply want to look at the books that might be offered, please visit the website below. You can start placing orders through the website on November 17th. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/arcolaelementary
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Well, they are here. The Fall team/group posters are in and ready to sell. They are $10 each and can be purchased from Mrs. Hohlbauch at the school. Please contact Mrs. Hohlbauch directly to purchase your poster. firstname.lastname@example.org The sale of these posters will go to the Class of 2021 Post Prom fundraising efforts.
REMINDER: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!
REMINDER: 2PM DISMISSAL TODAY!!
Did you know there is a TeacherEase app that can keep parents and students informed on grades and attendance. Recently TeacherEase updated their app to include push notifications. Please read the message below from TeacherEase. We’ve recently been working on mobile apps. In our latest release, we upgraded the iOS TeacherEase parent/student app to receive notifications when events occur in the system (grade is entered, student is marked absent, announcement is sent, etc). Users stay updated without needing to login. To receive notifications, install the TeacherEase app and enable notifications. This release builds upon recent updates allowing the mobile app to stay logged into TeacherEase. After initial login, users can access the app with pin, fingerprint, and/or faceid authentication. If you’re still using Safari on iOS, we’d suggest installing the app -- it’s much more convenient. Link to the app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/teacherease-parents-students/id1232341133
Football Playoff Apparel 💜🏈 Orders Due by 3pm on Monday 10/28 Pick Up planned for 11/1 after school You can print order form (https://5il.co/ax8o) or pick up at High School. All orders turned in to HS office or Stacy Shonkwiler. Go Riders!!
Today is the Arcola Lady Riders Annual Pink Out Night. Come out and support your Lady Riders and help them raise money to find a cure for Breast Cancer. We will have over 35 items to raffle off. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 30 for $20. Ticket sales will stop at the start of the Varsity game and winners will be announced between the first and second set of the Varsity game. If you can't make it to the game, you can still support this great cause by making a monetary donation by texting MILLS to 71777. For those that don't want to mess with the text, our page can be found at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MILLS/JillHohlbauch.
Want to help out the Arcola Purple Rider volleyball team raise money for their Pink Out Night? It can be as simple as texting MILLS to 71777. You can make a donation (gift) at that time. For those that don't want to mess with the text, our page can be found at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MILLS/JillHohlbauch. We would appreciate any donation no matter how big or small. Thanks for your support.
Please join us for our Hispanic Heritage Night on October 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Click on the link below for more information. https://5il.co/akt2
In light of Friday’s tragedy, the Sullivan School District students, staff, and community members will dress in blue in honor of the elementary student, Tyson Mendoza, who lost his life in the bus accident. Blue was Tyson’s favorite color. The Arcola School District will wear blue on Monday as well, as a way to show our support. It takes a village and then some to help heal after such a tragic event. Please, continue to keep everyone involved in your thoughts and join us and other communities by also wearing blue. 💙
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REMINDER: 1:30pm DISMISSAL TODAY!
Want to help out the Arcola Purple Rider volleyball team raise money for their Pink Out Night? It can be as simple as texting MILLS to 71777. You can make a donation (gift) at that time. For those that don't want to mess with the text, our page can be found at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MILLS/JillHohlbauch. We would appreciate any donation no matter how big or small. Thanks for your support.
Help your Purple Riders Volleyball team raise money for their Pink Out Night by purchasing a t-shirt. All money raised will be donated to Mill's Breast Cancer Institute. Orders and payment are due by September 19th.https://5il.co/a1cv
COLA WARS Food Drive- The number of meals raiser last week was in the Tackle Hunger game was 16,419. I know that between Arcola and Tuscola we can beat that number. Support the Purple Riders in our efforts to Tackle Hunger. We will be collecting monetary donations and nonperishable items (Sept.2nd-6th) at the school and the night of the game. All food and funds go to Eastern Illinois Foodbank to support the Arcola Food Pantry. Go to eiufoodbank.org, make a donation, and designate it for Arcola. WCIA/News 3 will announce the winner of the Tackle Hunger match up. #colawars #wcia #eiufoodbank
Purple Rider Fans - This Friday's Cola War game will be broadcast on CISportsNetwork.com, so if you can't make it to the game you won't miss any of the action.
We just wanted to let all parents know that there was an accident outside the school on Rt 133 and emergency workers are using the school parking lot and practice field to help with the accident. The accident did not involve any of our students, they are simply using our facilities.
Get your Cola War shirts!!!!! The link to the order form is included below. https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/68884093_357510631853461_7305749579633262592_n.pdf/COLA-WAR-ORDER-FORM.pdf?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQmTOQSPFSsVQQosWSeyBTiZgYnlZKZoYhR4fXzVIzhzJFpNynB1CPSFklwQXmyZaVpOgzfrjawaDJa8c8MXd_uy&_nc_ht=cdn.fbsbx.com&oh=42be460b4817a9bd640681286a8f6a64&oe=5D5F3BFD&dl=1
Arcola welcomes Rebecca Beachy as new Preschool Classroom Teacher! Rebecca is a recent graduate of Illinois State University and completed her student teaching in Tremont Grade School in Tremont, Illinois. She is dual certified in both early childhood and early childhood special education, which makes her a very valuable commodity! Rebecca grew up right down the road in Sullivan We are very happy to have Rebecca in Arcola.
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional to work with students in Grades K-6 on keyboarding and other duties. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and have or be willing to obtain a paraprofessional license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. If interested, e-mail letter of interest to Angie Gentry at email@example.com.
Get your Cola War Shirts!!!! The link below has the order form. https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/68884093_357510631853461_7305749579633262592_n.pdf/COLA-WAR-ORDER-FORM.pdf?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQnsFUw3nEvrfLp6EE3nBhm-DB0Iu3Ps6NKS7X16uhybONMhqW0lOlUqwPnP81LmuSU&_nc_ht=cdn.fbsbx.com&oh=3dd7e52053b86f8009a83c478570c853&oe=5D5D41BD&dl=1
Do you still need to register your student(s) for school? Don't forget we have in house registration today from 3:00 - 7:00 PM for anyone that would like to come in to complete the process.
Don't forget we will be holding in-house registration tomorrow August 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM. During this time you can come into the school and use our computers to complete the registration process for your student(s).
Arcola School District is seeking candidates for the positions of Elementary School Attendance Clerk. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of application and résumé to: Angie Gentry, Elementary School Principal, 351 W Washington Arcola, IL 61910; firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget that this year all K - 6th grade students are asked to provide their own headphones/earbuds to use with their iPad. They do not have to be anything fancy, as long as they plug into the iPad they will be fine. If you have questions, please contact Jill Hohlbauch - email@example.com
Correction...the contact email if you need a log in to Teacher Ease is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not registered your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year it is simple. Registration can be completed online at teacherease.com. If you do not have a log in for Teacher Ease all you have to do is email email@example.com, and provide your email address to link to your student(s). We will also have in house registration where you can complete the process on the computers in our lab. In house registration will be held on August 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM.
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional for the elementary school. This person will be working with students in Grades K-6 doing reading interventions under the guidance of a teacher. Required qualifications include: having a love for children; being dependable; and having either a paraprofessional, teaching or substitute license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of interest to: Angie Gentry Arcola School District #306 351 W Washington Arcola, IL 61910 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to get your student(s) registered for the upcoming school year at www.teacherease.com. If you do not have a log in, please email email@example.com with your email address, your student(s) names, and grade levels they will be in. You do not have to pay online when doing online registration, you can send payment in later or drop payment off to one of the school offices. Free and reduced lunch applications can be found on the school website also. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Hohlbauch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can now begin accepting Free and Reduced Lunch Applications for the 2019-2020 school year. To apply simply fill out the form attached and turn into the school to the attention of Diane Good. You can drop the form off at the High School office, email to email@example.com, or mail to the school at the address below. https://5il.co/8c21 - English verison https://5il.co/8c20 Spanish version Arcola CUSD #306 Attn: Diane Good 351 W. Washington St. Arcola, IL 61910
If you have already registered your student(s) you have now received an email with their homeroom teacher for next year. Once the registration process has been completed online, your student(s) teacher will be sent to you within 7 days.
Have you completed the registration process for your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year? Please read the attached form for complete details on how to register online. https://5il.co/7xtr A few other things to note: Parents- when registering your child: - Enter their full legal name (first, middle, and last) as listed on their birth certificate - Update phone numbers and addresses so that we have the most current information - Fill out the health information fully and notify Nurse Stenger of any health issues for your student(s)
A few weeks ago, the Arcola School District announced that the school board was considering the construction of a new front entrance area for the elementary school and the remodeling of the hallways in the elementary and cafeteria area. Since that time, a district committee comprised of administrators, teachers, support staff professionals and building staff have conducted several meetings to discuss what exactly would be needed in the project if it were to move forward. The main message from all parties on the committee was: “We need new bathrooms!” For more information and to view a drawing of the proposed construction, click on http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/facility-planning
The school supply list for the 2019-2020 school year can be found in the link below. Please note that all students are required to provide their own headphones or earbuds for this upcoming school year. https://5il.co/7xw6
Online school registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open on June 10th. Please read the attached form for complete details. https://5il.co/7xtr
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional for the elementary school. Person would most likely work in the preschool classroom in 2019-2020. Required qualifications include: having a love for children; being dependable; and having either a paraprofessional, teaching or substitute license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of interest to: Angie Gentry, Arcola School District #306, 351 W Washington, Arcola, IL 61910; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arcola School District is looking for full-time custodial work this summer. Hours will be 6:30 am – 2:30 pm Monday through Friday. Employment could turn into full-time afternoon shift (3 – 11 pm) once school starts if the individuals are interested (this is not required). Please contact Ken Vogt at 217-268-4963 or email@example.com if interested.
Any 2nd - 5th grader that signed up for Youth Volleyball Camp - Camp starts today after school and runs until 5:00 PM. You may pick up your child in the Jr. High gym at 5:00 PM. School lets out a 2:00 PM on Wednesday, but we can not start camp until 3:15. We will have high school players in the gym to supervise and play with the kids from 2:00 - 3:15 so you do not have to make special arrangements to get the kids back to the school for camp. If you have any questions please call the school or email Coach Hohlbauch at firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER:Tomorrow is the last day to turn in the entry form and payment for the youth volleyball camp. https://5il.co/7jsf
Youth Athletic Camps - forms were sent home in Friday folders for a youth volleyball and a youth basketball camp. If your child would like to participate be sure and get those forms and payment turned in. Both camps are open to boys and girls.
Last week a flyer was sent home regarding a youth basketball camp for 3rd - 8th graders. This camp is being put on by both the High School girls and boys basketball teams and is open to any girl or boy in the the 3rd - 8th grade. If you did not get a form and would like one, please email email@example.com.
Don't forget to check out the volleyball fundraiser. The fundraiser is set to close on Monday April 15th. Check out the Arcola Volleyball Program fundraiser of Arcola athletic wear. You can't get to much Purple Rider gear can you? #ArcolaPride #PurpleRiders Orders can be placed online or through a volleyball player. If you order online and want one of the players to get credit for the order, be sure and include their name when asked for athlete name. The online store will close on April 15th. https://order.fancloth.com/c/482144
Scott's Law – If It's Flashing Move Over Driver Education Instructors, So far in 2019, 14 Illinois State Troopers have been hit by motorists while stopped on the side of the road, compared to eight incidents in calendar year 2018. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Police are working together to ensure all teen drivers, their parents, and families have the information they need to protect those who protect us. Scott's Law, also known as the Move Over Law, was named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Scott's Law mandates that upon approaching any stationary vehicle with flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars, all approaching vehicles shall: • reduce speed, • change lanes if possible; and • proceed with caution.
Please feel free to share this press release for the Tim Ryan, "From Dope to Hope" event that is scheduled for April 16th. https://5il.co/72z1
Check out the Arcola Volleyball Program fundraiser of Arcola athletic wear. You can't get to much Purple Rider gear can you? #ArcolaPride #PurpleRiders Orders can be placed online or through a volleyball player. If you order online and want one of the players to get credit for the order, be sure and include their name when asked for athlete name. The online store will close on April 15th. https://order.fancloth.com/c/482144
Ms. Anderson is selling Earth Day shirts for anyone that might be interested. Orders are due by 3/29/2019.
Check out the softball fundraiser items at the link below. http://www.bodynsolesports.com/team-sales/arcola-softball
Menu change for Monday Feb 4th Cheese Quesadilla Salad Fruit milk
Attention Please parents/guardians of Arcola Elementary School Students! During the week of March 11-15, 2019, All elementary students will engage in a one-time presentation given by a school counselor to discuss prevention of abuse, body safety and assertiveness. This is a State of Illinois mandated presentation for “Erin’s Law”. Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches prevention of abuse, body safety and assertiveness. If you DO NOT wish for your child to participate, please return the Erin’s Law permission slip provided by your child’s teacher. These are being sent home with your child. This slip is due February 28, 2019 ONLY IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE. If you would like more information regarding Erin’s Law, please go to www.erinslaw.org, or call Mel Ashmore, Arcola School District Social Worker at (217) 268-4963, Option #3 and I would be glad to answer any questions for you.
Don't forget to order your Rise up Rider t-shirts. Want another t-shirt to add to your Purple Rider collection and help with a great cause that can impact our students and our community? Arcola High School Rider Nation group is selling t-shirts to help create a positive, supportive climate throughout the entire school (and community). They are $15 and you can order them easily online! Orders are due January 31st and be ready for pick up February 15th. See Ms. Chovanec or Mrs. Phillips with any questions. https://riseupriders19.itemorder.com/sale
PreK Round Up: Each year, the Arcola School District and the Department of Early Childhood offer parents the opportunity to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts and motor skills. Vision and hearing screenings are also provided free of charge. This year the event will be held on March 11th and 12th at the Arcola Center. See the attached flyers for more information.
Please join us for 2 FREE events hosted by our PreK program on January 28th. The first session will be from 8:00 - 10:00AM and the second session will run from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin, and his son, Casey, will provide parents and teachers with a dozen strategies that will eliminate defiance, disrespect, yelling, bullying, sibling fights and more that characterize our homes and classrooms. Kirk provides concrete, practical strategies that work with kids ages 2-22 in everyday situations to: • Get your kids to listen the first time. • Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling. • Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights. • Get kids off video games/screens without a fight. • Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime. Visit http://celebratecalm.com/attend-live-events for a sneak peak of what you will experience. Arrive early for the special Q&A with Kirk (that begins 10 minutes prior to the workshop beginning).
Please be aware, the sign off of Rt. 133 will be off during the construction of the new maintenance shed. Anyone that turned in requests to have birthdays ran on the sign, those will still be ran on the Elementary sign by the circle drive.
Order now...the sale end tomorrow. Introducing the 2nd Annual High school girls basketball Purple Rider Flash sale. Please read the disclaimer on the order website for full details, but the store will close on November 30th to help ensure delivery by December 17th. https://ahsfangear2018.itemorder.com/
Act fast... sale ends Friday. Introducing the 2nd Annual High school girls basketball Purple Rider Flash sale. Please read the disclaimer on the order website for full details, but the store will close on November 30th to help ensure delivery by December 17th. https://ahsfangear2018.itemorder.com/
Revised broadcast information for Saturday's football game. Purple Rider fans, please tune into WWGO 92.1 on Saturday with the pregame starting fifteen minutes prior to kick off. The game can also be heard via myradiolink.com and on the free myradiolink app (for those who may want to listen in their car while at the game). Sorry for any confusion, but this is local radio station that will be broadcasting the game for the Purple Riders.
Get your second round playoff shirts. Orders and payment must be turned into the High School office no later than 3:00 PM Tuesday the 30th. http://5il.co/5ezo
The Arcola Class of 2020 is selling RIDER GEAR to help fund a safe, alcohol and drug free 2019 Post- Prom. Items make great Christmas gifts! Orders are due Thursday, October 25th at 3 pm. You can pick up an order form in the high school office, in elementary students Friday Folders or visit www.krisbott.com/shop. Orders will arrive prior to Christmas break. Thank you for your support!
The Purple Rider Volleyball team will be holding their annual Pink Out game tonight, in the Jr. High Gym. Come out and support your Lady Riders and check out the items we have to raffle off. All money raised will be donated to Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Champaign, IL. We would appreciate your support.
Reminders: Hispanic Heritage Night will be tomorrow night from 6 - 7:30 PM. No school on Friday!
Arcola School District is seeking candidates for the position of Evening Custodian Supervisor. This person will work from 2:30 – 11:00 pm Monday through Friday. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications but salary is expected to be around $15 an hour. Position also offers health insurance benefits; paid vacation, holidays and sick time; and IMRF Retirement program, which includes a company match. If interested, please contact Ken Vogt by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 217-268-4963.
Reminder - We have a 2:00 PM dismissal tomorrow September 26th.
Reminder: School will dismiss at 2:00 on Wednesday, September 26th for school improvement.
Don't forget to order your Purple Rider Gear.... https://stores.inksoft.com/WS3644/shop/home. The online store will close this Sunday, September 30th.
For those that did not get a copy of our early out and no school days, you can find a copy in the link below. http://5il.co/4xzz
The volleyball game vs Okaw Valley on Thursday will be held in the Jr High Gym. Go Riders!!!!
Reminder physicals and immunizations need to be completed by October 15th for all Kindergarten and 6th grade students.
Do you need some new Purple Rider Gear??? Check out what we have for sale in the link below. This mini store will close on September 30th. Orders must be placed online. https://stores.inksoft.com/WS3644/shop/home
The 2018 High School girls volleyball team will be holding their annual Pink Out Night on October 9th, during our game with Decatur LSA. Last year with the help of our generous community we were able to collect $1000 that was donated to Mill’s Breast Cancer Center in Champaign. This year we have set a goal to try and collect at least $1,000 to donate to Mill’s; we need your help! We are asking that you consider donating to our worthy cause. We would gladly accept monetary donations or something we can raffle off. If you would be interested in helping us out please contact Jill Hohlbauch by email or phone. The contact information is listed below. Any donations need to be received by October 5th. We truly appreciate your time and consideration to help with our efforts to raise money for Mill’s Breast Cancer Center. We would be happy to come pick up any donations that you might be willing to give, just let us know. Thank you! email@example.com
Arcola will team up with WCIA news to "Tackle Hunger". Bring in any of what they call the Super Six: Canned Meats, Canned Meals, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Boxed Meals, or Peanut Butter. This will be another part of the Cola Wars, as Tuscola will also be collecting food during the week. The Eastern Illinois Food Bank will pick up the food and weigh it, the school with the heaviest amount will be the winner. They will also be collecting money and food at the gate the night of the game. The food/monetary donations will help "tackle hunger" in our community.
Get your 2018 Arcola Volleyball fan shirt. Deadline for orders is August 29th. Turn orders into Coach Hohlbauch or either of the school offices. These shirts could be worn for Jr. High Volleyball also. http://5il.co/4gzo
Reminder: Parent Information Night will be tomorrow, Aug. 16th at Arcola Elementary. The teachers will present information in 3 repeat sessions; you choose the time: 6:30-6:45, 6:50-7:05, or 7:10-7:25 PM. Bring children to the south playground for supervised play & popsicles.
Don't miss our Fall Sports Kickoff this Friday beginning at 6:30 PM in the Jr. High Gym. Click on the link for more information. http://5il.co/4dvd
Spanish Version of Free and Reduced Application https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/196225/spanish.pdf
Parent Information Night will be Thursday, August 16 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Staff will supervise students (and provide popsicles) on the south playground while parents meet with teachers.
2018-2019 School Registration Information: If you have not registered your child for school, you still have time. Online registration is still open. If you can not complete the registration process on your own we will have in-house registration on August 6th 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Please see link for more information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/168469/2018_Arcola_CUSD__306_registration_press_release.pdf
The state released the English version of the Free & Reduced applications. The application can be found in the link below. Once the application is filled out you can drop it by the High School office, which is generally open from 8:30 - 2:30 Monday - Thursday, or mail it to the school to the attention of Diane Good. Arcola CUSD #306 Attn: Diane Good 351 W. Washington Arcola, IL 61910 We will post the Spanish version once it is released. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/182777/1819household_applications.pdf
Don't forget to register you student(s) for the 2018-2019 school year. The process is simple and can be completed at www.teacherease.com. If you do not have a parent email hooked to your student then email firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address to be added and the names of the kids to be link it too.
SAVE THE DATE: PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT Thursday, August 16, 6:30-7:30 PM More details to come!
Don't forget that school registration is open online. Those that register online will be emailed their homeroom teacher withing 5-7 days. Free/Reduced applications will have to be filled out on paper this year, and the state requires that to be done after July 1st. Once we have the new application we will post it online and have paper copies available.
School Registration: Online school registration for returning students will begin on Monday June 18th. Please read the letter attached for more details. http://5il.co/3lr1
The Golden Apple program is from 8:15-11:00 Monday-Thursday, no attendance on Friday’s.
Reminder: No School Monday May 7th. Enjoy your day off.
Tomorrow is the last day to turn in papers and payment for the Youth Volleyball camp that is being held May 29th - 31st. Click link for more information. http://5il.co/33nu
We DO have school on Mon, April 30th. It was originally scheduled as an unused emergency day, but we used that day in the winter.
Do you want a fun and exciting experience for your child this summer? Would you like your child to build reading, math, and social skills? The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois are hosting a summer camp for students entering first through fifth grade. Golden Apple is a program for elite college students entering into the teaching profession. The scholars will be creating hands-on activities and lessons to help your child grow intellectually and socially. The summer camp is Monday-Thursday, June 11- June 29 from 8:15 am- 11:00 am. Check out the News section of the website for links to sign up and more information.
Dear Arcola School Community, there was a rumor going around tonight about a potential school shooting tomorrow at school. The district has been working with the Arcola Police Department investigating the situation. There is no creditable information that has led to any concern about student safety tomorrow. Again, there is NO Creditable Threat. But as a precaution we will have a police presence at school tomorrow.
A cell phone has be found on our school grounds. If you think it might be yours, please contact the Elementary office and tell us the phone number of the phone and the brand to claim it.
Don't forget to turn in your Youth Volleyball Camp forms and payment by May 4th. The form is in the link below. http://5il.co/33nu
Erin's Law states that every school in the state of Illinois must do age appropriate lessons on sexual abuse prevention. If you do NOT want your child to participate please print the attached forms and have it turned in to the school by the deadline. Papers will also be coming home in Friday Folders this week. http://5il.co/352u
Today is the last day to order AES yearbooks online: www.interstate-studio.com/yearbook Code: 24964S Tuesday is the last day to submit the forms to school.
Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Fri, March 30 and Mon, April 2! Enjoy the long weekend!
REMINDER: 2 PM Dismissal TOMORROW (Wed, March 28th)!
AES Skate Night will be THIS THURSDAY from 5-8 pm at Silver Star in Mattoon; $4 Admission (includes skates!); pre-K students are free!
Reminder: Elementary Spring Pictures will be tomorrow (March 22).
Reminder: Team Challenge Night is TONIGHT, 5:30-7:30 PM. Check in at the cafeteria. Pizza provided for those that returned the RSVP. If you did not RSVP for pizza, you can still come for activities.
REMINDER: Team Challenge Night is next week (March 1st). Please RSVP for pizza by tomorrow! The forms went home in Friday Folders. We hope to see lots of families!
Reminder: 2 PM Dismissal TODAY!
Reminder: School will dismiss at 11:30 this Friday for a teacher institute day.
Don't forget to download the new school App from iTunes or the Google Play store. Search for Arcola, IL. #GOLIVEFRIDAY
Check out our new Twitter account @ArcolaElem.