It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share news of the death of an 8th grade student at Reagan Middle School and a freshman student at Dixon High School as a result of a car accident on Saturday. We are deeply saddened by this loss and extend our heartfelt condolences to their families. We know that a student’s passing is a difficult experience for family, friends, staff, and community. The District will have counselors on hand this week at all buildings to support DPS #170 students and staff. Please feel free to contact our school counselors if you need help.
We hope everyone has a restful spring break. We look forward to starting up again on Tuesday, April 6th. #gopurple
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Keep up the great work, parents! Below are the 5Essentials Survey parent participation rates. Each school needs a minimum of 20% in order for reports to be generated. I challenge DHS parents to complete the survey by Friday, April 2, 2021. Click this link to be taken to the parent survey. https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ Dixon High School: 15% Jefferson School: 24% Madison School: 53% Reagan Middle School: 22% Washington School: 28% We utilize this data for our school and district improvement plans, and principals set improvement goals for their yearly evaluation.
Parents: Mrs. Empen & Mrs. Hafer met with the Lee County Health Department to review our current practices since IDPH and ISBE updated their public health guidance for schools. Attached is the District's updated procedures. Please contact any building nurse or Mrs. Hafer (District Nurse) if you have any questions. This guidance is subject to change if numbers increase or decrease in Lee County. https://5il.co/qmsd
Tomorrow, March 8, 2021, is the first day of the schedule change for RMS and DHS. Click on the link below to see information on the schedule change, and reminders of the mitigations we have had in place to keep students and staff safe. https://5il.co/qbtz
Information on a free parent training on Transition Services To Help With Life After Graduation from NICIL and Equip for Equality.
Parent response rates to the 5Essentials Survey. Keep up the good work, parents! We need a minimum of 20% per building participation. We utilize your responses in our School and District Improvement planning. Mrs. Empen also sets principal goals utilizing the data. Dixon High School: 14% Jefferson School: 23% Madison School: 52% Reagan Middle School: 22% Washington School: 27%
Teacher & parapro response rates to the 5Essentials Survey. Keep up the great work! Survey ends on April 2, 2021. Dixon High School: 61% Jefferson School: 100% Madison School: 91% Reagan Middle School: 100% Washington School: 57%
The Board of Education voted last night to have students in grades 6-12 return to school Monday through Thursday from 7:45 am to 1:00 pm beginning on Monday, March 8, 2021. Fridays will be utilized to connect with students who need academic and social-emotional support both remote and on-site. Detailed plans will be shared with parents from RMS and DHS in the near future.
Tomorrow (2/19/21) is a Remote Learning Planning Day for Dixon Public Schools. Students will not be onsite tomorrow. Please check Seesaw and Canvas for teacher information/activities for tomorrow.
The 5Essentials Parent Survey is open. Click on this link to take the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent We need 20% parent participation minimum to get reports back from ISBE. Here is the up-to-date response rates so far. Parent response rates for schools in Dixon USD 170: Dixon High School: 1% Jefferson Elem School: 1% Madison School: 10% Reagan Middle School: 5% Washington Elem School: 16%