Weekly Update: March 2, 2021


Tuesday, March 2

  • Student Council (virtual) | 2:45-3:15 PM
  • Boys Basketball | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Yearbook | 3:15-3:45 PM
  • Scholastic Bowl vs. Belvidere Central | 4:00 PM
  • Jazz Strings | 6:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 3

  • Newspaper Club (virtual) | 3:00-3:30 PM
  • Girls Basketball | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Spartan food pantry  | 4:30-6:00 PM

Thursday, March 4

  • Remote Asynchronous Day
  • Theme = Rainbow day
  • Student Council (virtual) | 2:45-3:15 PM
  • Art Club (virtual) | 2:24 - 3:45 PM
  • Winter running | 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Girls Basketball | 3:00-5:00 PM

Friday, March 5

  • Asynchronous Day

Monday, March 8

  • Girls Basketball | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • G-Force | 3:15-4:30 PM
  • Scholastic Bowl vs. DeKalb - Clinton Rosette | 4:00 PM
  • Jazz Strings | 6:00-7:00 PM


Change in Designation - Update by March 5
The new date that students can begin with a different designation is now Monday, March 15. Academically, third quarter still ends on Thursday, April 1, and fourth quarter begins Monday, April 6. 

If you would like to change your student's designation, please submit a request to change the model of instruction (Hybrid or Remote) no later than Friday, March 5. If you need to make a change to bus transportation, you also need to fill out the form linked below.

Updated transportation details for all bus riders will be shared on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.


Girls Intramural Basketball
Don’t forget to sign up for 7th and 8th Grade Girls Intramural Basketball. The dates are March 3-18. The fee will be $45. Parents must register students on 8to18.

Students of the Month
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! Thank you for exemplifying our core values and serving as leaders. We are proud of you! Your certificates and Culver’s gift cards will be mailed home.

6th Grade
Segue: James McConkie and Teagan Moore
Venture: Sarah Ferguson and Zachary Hodsden

7th Grade
Intrepid: Lila Ezell and Joey Ozgowicz
Synergy: Molly Allison and Chase Trautvetter

8th Grade
Destiny: Grace Follman and Taylor Zemanek
Journey: Delaney Baylor and Griffin Jordan

2nd Quarter Honor Roll
We are proud to acknowledge our honor roll students for the 2nd Quarter. Thank you for your dedication and hard work!

Erin’s Law Video
We provided Erin’s Law Education to students during study hall and performance music classes last week. If for some reason your child did not view the video please feel free to watch it together.


School Picture Pickup/Picture Retakes
If your student is a remote learner, please stop by SMS to pick up pictures. The building hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Retakes are scheduled for March 30 and 31.

2020-2021 Yearbook
Online ordering for the 2020-2021 yearbook is still open! Go to the button below and enter our school code 16551 to order your yearbook today!


Winter Running
Attention all runners: winter running will take place on Thursdays. We will meet from 3:00-4:00 PM. Please meet at the doors (N2)  by the bus lane and be dressed for the weather because we will be running outside. Winter running is voluntary, so you do not need to sign up or register beforehand. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hames.

District International Travel Guidance
The district is following CDC/IDPH/DCHD recommendations for international travel.

Visit the CDC's website for testing and quarantine after traveling. On this site you are able to type your destination country in the search bar or click on the country on the world map you will see country-specific guidance based on travel risk.

Information we will need prior to your child(ren) returns to in person learning includes:

  • What country you traveled to
  • What date you return to the US
  • Completion of CDC requirements post-travel

Travel to most destinations will have similar requirements including varying lengths of quarantine and testing options.  Until requirements have been met, and your student has been cleared by the school nurse, your children should quarantine at home and participate in remote learning. Please feel free to reach out to your school nurse if you have any questions.

5 Essentials Survey
Districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students and parents to gain insight into the key components of all successful schools. These areas include effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction. The results of the survey responses are reported back to the schools for their review and planning for future school improvement focus items within the five areas.

We need your assistance and your feedback. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on your smart device. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions here at the school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit