Central School

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Upcoming Dates

January 18:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
January 19:  B Day
January 20:  A Day
January 21:  B Day
January 22:  A Day
January 25:  B Day
January 26:  A Day
January 27:  B Day
January 28:  A Day
January 29:  B Day

Return to Hybrid Learning

Central School is delighted to return to our hybrid learning schedule on Tuesday, January 19.  As we prepare for the return of our students, there are a few reminders that we would like to share. 

1.  Tuesday, January 19, is a “B” day.
2.  Our morning students are permitted to enter our building at 8:10, with advisory starting at 8:15.
3.  Our afternoon students are permitted to enter our building at 12:10, with advisory starting at 12:15.
4.  To enter our building, students must have a verification sticker that ensures that a symptom check was conducted prior to arrival.
5.  During the remote portion of the school day, students are expected to follow their daily schedule by accessing core classes via Zoom. 
6.  Proper Zoom etiquette is expected when engaged in remote learning.
7.  Drop off and pick up procedures are listed on the front page of our website. 
8.  Students should ensure that their iPad and keyboard are charged to allow for proper functioning while attending in person learning.
9.  While on campus, students must have a proper fitting facemask. 
10. All absences should be reported to the Central School office as soon as possible. 

Bell Schedule

As a reminder, our bell schedule is as follows.  Please refer to your child’s specific section schedule to determine dismissal times for “A” and “B” days. 

Integrated Arts

Students rotate Integrated Arts classes every three weeks.  The first session of third quarter begins on Monday, January 25.

Progress Reports

There is an option on Family Access for parents to receive email notifications for progress reports.  The progress reports indicate missing assignments for the current term.  For directions on how to sign up for these email notifications, please click here.  We recommend receiving weekly progress reports since grades may not be updated daily.  For further information regarding your child’s progress in their classes, please go to Family Access and click on the Gradebook tab.  Please also go to the course page in Schoology and click on the grades tab since there is a delay in these grades syncing to Family Access.  Please take the opportunity to first discuss any missing assignments with your child and if you have questions, please contact the teacher.

Zoom Directory

Prior to the start of each period, students should open the Schoology course to read any instructions that may be provided by the classroom teacher as well as time to log onto the Zoom session. Logging in a minute or two early allows time for troubleshooting should you have technical difficulties. Here are some quick Zoom troubleshooting tips.  

It is important for students to start each class in Schoology. That being said, we know there may be instances that Schoology has a delay in service, and we would like students to be able to join their classes via Zoom. If students are not able to log in to Schoology during the school day, they may join a class Zoom by using the Central School Zoom Link Directory located on their iPad.

Zoom Etiquette

Parents, please review the Zoom Etiquette with your child.

1. Be on time by entering the class 1-2 minutes prior to the start of class time.
2. Be prepared with all class materials.
3. Mute your microphone unless you are speaking.  Raise your hand and wait to be called on by your teacher.
4. Turn your camera on and focused on your face.
5. Stay on task and remove any distractions from your space.
6. Find a quiet location and remain there for the entire lesson.
7. Dress in appropriate school attire.
8. Do not eat or snack during the lesson.
9. Do not change your background.
10. Do not record or take pictures of any aspect of the lesson.
11. Be always respectful to your teacher and to your classmates.

Virtual Art Therapy

Glencoe Youth Services offers virtual art therapy every Tuesday afternoon from 4:00-5:00 via GYS Virtual Check In.  Art supplies are free.  Please arrange a pick up time by emailing, Director@glencoeyouthservices.org.

Carline Procedures for 5th Grade

AM/PM Drop Off Procedures

1.    Cars should drop off 5th grade students on South Street in the designated drop off area near the corner of South Street and Grove Street.
4.    When dropping off, please pull up to the furthest spot possible within the cones.  When you can’t pull up any further, your child should exit and proceed to the playground door.
5.    Please have your 5th grade child ready to immediately exit from the right side of the vehicle on the north side of South Street in between the designated drop off area.

AM/PM Pickup Procedures

1.    When picking up 5th grade children from Central School, please move your car as far west as possible on South Street when waiting for your child.
3.    As the car in front of you moves forward, pull forward to keep the pickup line moving as far west as possible. 
4.    When waiting for your child to exit the school building, do not block crosswalks or local driveways.
5.    Do not use or block the fire lane or leave your car unattended.


Thank you for your help with drop off and pickup procedures to ensure all students and drivers are safe.

Carline Procedures for 6th-8th Grade

AM/PM Drop Off Procedures

1.    Beginning at the intersection of Greenwood and Hazel, cars should form one drop off line on the west side of Greenwood.
2.    Cars entering the drop off line from Hazel must obey the stop sign and then turn left and enter the west lane of Greenwood. 
3.    All 6th – 8th grade students should be dropped off in between the designated drop off area in front of the main doors.
4.    When dropping off, please pull up to the furthest spot possible within the green cones.  When you can’t pull up any further, your child should exit and proceed to their assigned entry door (6th Grade – Board of Education Door, 7th Grade – Main Door, 8th Grade – North Door).
5.    Please have your 6th – 8th grade child ready to immediately exit from the right side of the vehicle on the west side of Greenwood Avenue in between the designated drop off area.  Children should never exit from the driver’s side since vehicles depart on the east side of Greenwood Avenue.
6.    Only the west side of Greenwood Avenue should be utilized until your child has exited your vehicle.  Please do not cut from the east side to the west side to drop off your child.  If you do this, it means you have not properly merged in the drop off line.

AM/PM Pickup Procedures

1.    When picking up 6th – 8th grade children from Central School, use the right lane only on Greenwood Avenue.
2.    Move your car as far south as possible on Greenwood Avenue when waiting for your child.
3.    As the car in front of you moves forward or enters the exit lane, pull forward to keep the pickup line moving as far south as possible.
4.    Use the left lane only for exiting the area.
5.    Do not park your vehicle on Hazel Avenue. 
6.    When waiting for your child to exit the school building, do not block crosswalks or local driveways.
7.    Do not use or block the fire lane or leave your car unattended.


Thank you for your help with drop off and pickup procedures to ensure all students and drivers are safe.

Arrival and Dismissal

Each grade level has a specific entry door.  These doors are the same as what was used for intake conferences.  We ask that grade 5 drop off students on south street in the designated drop off location.  Grades 6-8 should use the designated drop off location on greenwood.  Students are permitted to enter our building beginning at 8:10 and 12:10.  As a reminder, students must present a verification sticker to ensure that a temperature check and symptom screening took place prior to arrival. 

Students who are unable to provide a verification sticker will be directed to a specific location to allow our school team to conduct a symptom check and temperature screen. 

Entry doors will remain open until 8:20 and 12:20.  If a student arrives later than these times, he/she must use the main door of Central School to gain access.  He/she will need to present a verification sticker to our office team.  Once completed, he/she will be issued a tardy pass and sent to the appropriate class. 

When dismissing for the day, students should use the same door to exit our building as used to enter.

Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate the many questions which have been shared regarding our plans for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. In order to more thoroughly address these, we have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document. This reflects the latest information from CDC and the Illinois State Board of Education as of July 26, 2020. We will continue to update this as additional information is shared to guide our planning.

Text-A-Tip

  We are pleased to share that our students are able to use text messaging to reach out for help for themselves or friends at any time of day or night. Text-a-Tip allows students to find anonymous, immediate help if they are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, depression, difficult family situations, bullying, or any of the many challenges they face today. Text-A-Tip is staffed with local counselors provided by LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs), a non-profit organization focused on promoting healthy family relationships and preventing alcohol and drug use and other risky behaviors by youth.

For additional information about Text-A-Tip, please click here.