Welcome to Central School

Welcome to Central School

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Integrated Arts

Students rotate Integrated Arts classes every three weeks.  The first three week session concludes on September 18.  The second 3 week session begins on Monday, September 21.

Attention Sixth Grade Parents

For the 2020-2021 school year, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires all 6th graders to submit a current physical and provide proof of immunizations.  These physicals and immunizations are due in the nurse’s office by October 15.  If the physical and immunizations are not on file by this date, the State of Illinois requires that your child be withheld from class after October 15.  If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Ross.

Hybrid Learning Schedule

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.

Upcoming Dates

September 14: B Day
September 15: A Day
September 16: B Day
September 17: A Day
September 18: B Day
September 21: A Day
September 22: B Day
September 23: A Day
September 24: B Day
September 25: A Day
September 28: Yom Kippur - No School

Reopening Plans for Central School

To provide school-based details, our building principals hosted webinars to review protocols and opening routines with our families. If you missed our parent sessions hosted by Dr. Mollet on August 12th, you may access the recordings below:
- 5th Grade Reopening Details
- 6th - 8th Grade Reopening Details

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.