FRIENDLY REMINDERS FOR PARENTS Please remember to call in your child’s absences by 9:00 a.m. There is an answering machine if you’d like to leave a message before the school office is open. Also . . . Homework requests should also be in at this time. Homework can be picked up at the end of the school day between 3:40-4:30 p.m. on the day of the request. Homework requests are generally not done for the first day out.
PARENTS – PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED If an emergency arises and your child is injured or ill, it is essential for us to be able to reach a parent or guardian. Please remember to notify the WGS Office of any changes in address, telephone numbers (at work or at home), or emergency contact information. Thanks!
CUSTODY OR RELEASE RESTRICTIONS Parents with custody or release restrictions are asked to contact the WGS office at 526-6671 to verify current information on file.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS TWICE A MONTH On the first Thursday of each month, the Board of Education holds their Committee of the Whole meeting. On the third Thursday of each month, the Board’s Business Meeting is held. Both meetings take place in the Board Room at the District Office (located in the northwest corner of the High School). Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
“THE SCHOOL NUMBER APPEARED ON MY CALLER ID” We receive many calls each week from parents who see the school number on their Caller ID. If you receive a call from the school but the person does not leave a message, please do not call the school. The secretaries cannot determine from which number you have been called or the person who has called you. If it is important, a message will be left or an alternate number will be called. Our nurse will always leave a message. Please instruct your students to leave a message for you when calling from school. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
WAUCONDA GRADE SCHOOL’S BIRTHDAY TREAT POLICY
Please limit your birthday treats to prepackaged store bought items. Allow one treat per child in the classroom. Students will not be allowed to leave the classroom delivering treats to others throughout the school. Please also be aware of any food allergies that may exist in your child’s classroom. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation!
HEALTHCARE FOR ALL KIDS Packets are available in the school office for ALL KIDS Illinois’ Program to Provide Healthcare for All Kids. Anyone interested is asked to stop by the school office or call 1-866-All-Kids or visit their website at www.allkids.com for additional information.
VOTER REGISTRATION You can register to vote at any of the following places: Village Hall, Library, Township Offices, or any District 118 School. To register you must: 1. Appear in person before the registrar; 2. Be a United States citizen; 3. Be 18 years of age by the date of the next election (17 year-olds whose birthday is on or before the next election may register to vote); 4. On the date of the next election, have resided in the voting precinct for 30 days; 5. Provide two (2) forms of identification. Two forms of identification, one showing your current address are required. A photo ID is preferred but not required. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, a State of Illinois ID card, personalized checks, a valid passport, or a utility or contract services bill postmarked no more than 30 days previous.
Emergency Alerts and School Closings Now on Twitter Follow Superintendent Dr. Coles on Twitter @Supt_D118 Dr. Daniel J. Coles, Superintendent of Schools will now be utilizing Twitter to announce emergency alerts and school closings. The use of Twitter will be used in conjunction with our existing communication platforms such as our SchoolMessenger Emergency Alert System (robocall) as well as postings on our District’s Website at http://www.d118.org/. In order to get the emergency alerts and school closing “Tweets” from Dr. Coles, you must have a Twitter account. To do so, use your smart phone to download the Twitter app or use your web browser on your computer and go to: https://support.twitter.com/. Once you have a Twitter account, you may get the alert Tweets by following Dr. Coles @Supt_D118. Please note that the purpose of this Twitter account will only be used for notifying staff, parents and the community about emergency alerts and school closings.
2016 ILLINOIS REPORT CARDS 2016 Illinois Report Cards for all schools in Wauconda School District 118 are now available on the Wauconda CUSD 118 website at: http://www.d118.org/Home/school-report-cards or the Illinois Report Card website: http://www.illinoisreportcard.com/. At this Illinois State Board of Education supported website, information may be found by browsing each individual school or district report card.
APRIL Just a short update from the library…. So the results are in for the Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill. Monarch results - WGS’s number one book was Gaston by DiPucchio and Gaston also won the Illinois Monarch Award. Bluestem results- WGS’s number one book was Shooting at the Stars by Hendrix and the Bluestem award goes to El Deafo by Bell. Caudill results - WGS’s number one book was Rain Reign by Martin, but the state Caudill winner is The Crossover by Alexander. I also want to give a shout out to all of our fifth grade Battle of the Books students. I cannot express how proud I am of this group. They took on the challenge of reading 21 books, knew the books inside and out, and were able to have some great discussions about these cool titles. I expressed my feelings to the fifth grade group that each student helped bring out the best in them all. Because of the competition, each student strived to do better. Again, I am so proud of this group. Way to show the WGS spirit!