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.
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 (email@example.com), Director of Pupil Services.
First Day of School (August 29)
On Wednesday, August 29, we ask all 5th grade students to report to Misner Auditorium at 8:10 a.m. The main doors of Misner (Grove Street) will open at 8:05 a.m. Upon arrival, all students will be matched with advisory teachers and escorted to their classrooms. All other grades should report to advisory classrooms at the 8:15 bell.
Fifth Grade Information
Welcome to Central School! Below, please find a document that identifies many of the characteristics unique to 5th grade. Please spend a bit of time reviewing this information.
Overview of Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade Move-In Day
Our fifth grade Move-In Day is scheduled for Monday, August 27, from 2:00-3:00. This is the time for 5th grade students to bring in and unpack their school supplies, see their classrooms and meet their teachers. See you all on the 27th.
Parent/Student Handbook Verification
Please print and fill out the following document and have your child return it to his/her advisor by September 7. This form serves as confirmation that you have reviewed our Parent/Student Handbook. You may access the Parent/Student Handbook below.
Fifth and Sixth Grade Go-To-School Night
Our fifth and sixth grade Go-To-School night is scheduled for September 13 from 6:30-7:30. On this evening, we will utilize an open house format, thus allowing you AND your child to visit our school anytime between 6:30 and 7:30. When you arrive, please start in advisory classrooms. After spending time in advisory classrooms, your child will take you on a tour of our school. Please be sure to visit all of your child’s classrooms, including integrates arts, physical education and modern language.
Grades 7 and 8 Go-To-School Night
Go-To-School night for grades 7 and 8 is scheduled for September 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. During this evening, you will visit each of your child’s classes, including lunch. The evening will begin with Advisory at 6:30. During advisory, you will meet your PTO representative and receive a schedule and a map of our school. At 6:43, you will be dismissed to your child’s first period class. Each period will last seven minutes allowing teachers to detail important elements of his or her program. You will have a four-minute passing period, just like your son or daughter.
Please remember to visit all classes, and if you have trouble locating a room, feel free to ask any of our student leaders who will be positioned throughout the building. Also, remember that parking will be limited so arrive early and carpool if possible.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 5.
Physical Education (Grades 5-8)
Physical Education uniforms are required for all grade levels. This uniform will be kept in a PE locker that will be assigned, along with a lock. As a reminder, students must keep their PE locker locked when not in use. Uniforms may be purchased online in Family Access and will be distributed the first or second day of school. Students in grades 7 and 8 may use last year’s uniform if it still fits.
Interscholastic Sports Procedures
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 here. Feel free to contact Nurse Ross with questions about medical information.
Sport Grades Tryout Dates
Girls’ Volleyball 7 and 8 8/30, 31 and 9/4
Cross Country 5, 6, 7 and 8 8/30
Co-Ed Soccer 6, 7, and 8 8/30
Attention Sixth Grade Parents
For the 2018-2019 school year, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires all 6th graders to provide proof of having had a physical examination within the last twelve months and provide proof of immunizations according to the Illinois Department of Public Health rules. These physicals and immunizations are due in the nurse’s office by October 15, 2018. If the physical and immunizations are not on file by this date, the State of Illinois requires that your child be excluded from school until it is turned in. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Susan Ross.