Happy Teacher Appreciation Day to our wonderful teachers at DPS #170. I am grateful and blessed to work with such amazing individuals who continually inspire students to reach their full potential. Thank you for your commitment, creativity, and compassion for our students and each other. #GoPurple #DPSTeachersRock
Parents: The Board of Education and Community Engagement Committee recently discussed Remote Learning Days and Snow Days and how administration decides which one to be utilized. Please click on the link below to see the explanation of each and how they will be utilized districtwide. If you have any questions, please contact building or district administration. https://5il.co/rrun
DENTAL EXAM REMINDER FOR KDG., 2ND, 6TH & 9TH GRADES https://www.dps170.org/article/443487
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
We are hiring! #gopurple
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%