We are excited to share that our students are now 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.
Our last day of first quarter is Friday, October 27th. Student schedules will be distributed prior to the start of second quarter during Advisory.
On Thursday, October 26, all Central School students will participate in social and emotional learning during advisory. The special schedule for this day can be found below.
The vision and hearing screening for all sixth and eighth graders will be on October 26 and 27. The State of Illinois requires written notification that states, “Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.” If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Ross.
The basketball tryout information can be found below. As a reminder, our student athletes must provide a medical release or have a current physical on file before participation. The medical release is posted below. Feel free to contact Nurse Ross with questions about medical information.
7th and 8th Grade Girls
Mon, 10/30 3:30-5:00 Small Gym
Wed, 11/1 3:30-5:00 Big Gym
Thurs, 11/2 3:30-5:30 Small Gym
8th Grade Boys
Mon, 10/30 3:30-5:00 Big Gym
Wed, 11/1 7:30am-8:10am Big Gym
Thurs, 11/2 3:30-5:30 Big Gym
7th Grade Boys
Wed, 11/1 3:30-5:00 Small Gym
Thurs, 11/2 7:30am-8:10am Big Gym
Fri, 11/3 3:30-5:30 Big Gym
In advance of Halloween, we would like to remind all parents of our Halloween guidelines:
1. Students should come to school dressed in costumes
2. All costumes must follow dress code requirements
3. Costumes should not include blood, gore, weapons, or violence
4. No political figures
5. No masks allowed during the school day
Speaking of costumes, we know that many students look forward to participating in a group. While this can be fun and connecting, we are asking all parents and students to be mindful of the impact that group costumes can have on students who are excluded. Please help guide your child if they become aware of another child without a group to join, either in costume or trick or treating.
Morning Drop-Off Procedures:
• On Greenwood Avenue, form one car line on the right side and remain in this line until your child exits the vehicle.
• Once in front of Central School, all children should exit on the right side of the vehicle.
• Students can be dropped off at any point along the front of Central School, regardless of the door students use to enter the building.
• Do not drop-off on South Avenue between Greenwood Avenue and Grove Street
• Vehicles should enter the left lane and proceed south on Greenwood Avenue when departing.
• Do not use or block the fire lane or leave cars unattended.
Afternoon Pickup Procedures:
• When picking up children from Central School, use the right lane only on Greenwood Avenue.
• Move your car as far south as possible on Greenwood Avenue when waiting for your child.
• 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.
• Use the left lane only for exiting the area.
• Do not park your vehicle on Hazel Avenue.
• When waiting for your child to exit the school building, do not block crosswalks or local driveways.
• Do not use or block the fire lane or leave your car unattended.
Alternatives to Consider:
• If possible, have your child walk to school.
• Identify an alternative location that is not directly in front of Central School to drop off or pick up your child.
• If possible, avoid turning south on Greenwood off of Hazel, as this creates difficulty entering the drop off/pick up lane.
Please click here for a list of Central School’s clubs. There is no need to register.
As communicated in a previous email, we are asking all Central School students and parents to read our Agreement to Participate in Interscholastic/Intramural Athletics document. Within this “Agreement to Participate”, you will find general athletic participation information, Board policy information, as well as facts about concussion symptoms and prevention. This agreement also notes a mandated protocol that requires any student who exhibits signs and symptoms of a concussion be removed from participation or competition immediately. Any student athlete removed from participation or competition due to a possible concussion may not return to play until authorized by a physician or a certified trainer. Again, please review this document and have your son/daughter return page 5 to his/her advisor.
Agreement to Participate
This school year, a service dog will be supporting a member of our Central School community. The service dog has undergone extensive training to meet the specific needs related to the student whom they support. Service dogs are recognized as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you have any questions please contact Valerie Lamberti (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Pupil Services.
Please remind your child with the following safety tips as they walk/bike to and from school:
- Continue to look both ways when crossing at the intersection until you finished crossing
- Walk your bike while crossing at the intersection
- Do not talk or text on the cell phone while crossing at the intersection
- Be careful when crossing at driveways
- Do not run, chase, push near and on the street
Our “Bring Your Own Device” program during the 2017-2018 school year is for students in grades 5 and 6. As a reminder, students in these grades are able to bring a laptop computer or a tablet to school to use for educational purposes only. Please remember that this program is optional and students are NOT required to purchase a device. If a student wishes to participate, he or she and a parent must sign a permission slip. For students in grade 6, if a permission slip was already signed, a new one is not necessary. Permission slips can be found below and returned to the Central School office.
The information below pertains to our interscholastic sports program. As a reminder, our student athletes must provide a medical release or have a current physical on file before participation. The medical release is posted below. Feel free to contact Nurse Ross with questions about medical information.
We are asking that parents print and complete the following document. Once completed, please have your child return it to his/her advisor by September 1. This form serves as confirmation that you have reviewed our Parent/Student Handbook.
Handbook Verification Form
Below, please find an overview to 5th grade. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s advisor.
Fifth Grade Overview