This page has been constructed for the purpose of providing a single source of information being provided by the Clinton School District throughout the current COVID-19 issue. We've provided updates and announcements through a variety of platforms, but felt as though a single site may be helpful as the amount of information and frequency of announcements grows.
Date: April 17, 2020
RE: Latest Orders from Governor Pritzker and Other Details
On Friday, April 17, Governor Pritzker suspended in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We will be doing Remote Learning through the end of the school year. We will continue to follow the Remote Learning Plan we designed back in March.
Since this announcement has been made, this probably brings up many questions in your minds that demand answers now. We are currently working on how to cancel, re-schedule or modify any events that we had planned for May and the end of the year. We will do our best to plan around the specific guidelines that the Illinois State Board of Education provides us as well as the restrictions set by the Governor’s office regarding distancing and size of groups. Once we make decisions on this, we will share it with all of you immediately.
We will also make any adjustments to our school calendar that the State Board will allow us to make. I will inform you of the last day of school/Remote Learning as soon as I get answers to those questions.
We will continue to provide food at our distribution sites until the school year ends. Those sites are currently open at CJHS, Lincoln, Douglas, Webster Apts, Countryside Apts Monday – Friday 11:00 – 1:00 pm. Drop offs will continue to occur at Wapella, Hallsville, Lane, Kenney and Dewitt.
The Illinois Department of Human Services has launched a support line called Call4Calm that is reachable via text. Individuals who want to speak with a mental health professional can text the word “TALK” or “HABLAR” (for Spanish speakers) to 552-020. Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center.
Also, please remember to fill out the census for your family. It helps our community, county and school district with funding in the future.
Please take care and be safe, and we look forward to the time we can be out and be together.
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
TO: Clinton CUSD 15 Families FROM: Supt. Curt Nettles
RE: Remote Learning Plans
Educating Clinton’s Youth During the COVID-19 CLOSURE
Hello, Clinton CUSD 15 families. We hope that you are all well and thriving during this time of uncertainty and historical precedence.
On Friday night, March 27 , the Illinois State Board of Education issued new guidance to all public schools pertaining to the days going forward. If you visit ISBE’s website you can read the latest information for yourself as well https://www.isbe.net/
The district Administration Team, your teachers and I are spending the weekend reviewing these new guidelines so that we may follow them and create the best Remote Learning Plan that we can for the benefit of all of our students PreK – 12.
The State Superintendent of Schools has decreed that the days of March 17 – 20, and 30th are Act of God Days and will not be made up at the end of the year. She further has decreed that the days going forward, starting on March 31 will be called Remote Learning Days. These days will count as attendance days and will not be added to the end of the year. Remote Learning Days will stay in place until we are able to open up school and resume our normal structure.
*Under the new guidelines we are allowed to use five Remote Learning Planning Days. Next week Monday is considered an Act of God Day, Tuesday we will use our first Remote Learning Planning Day, and then on Wednesday we will begin with the new Remote Learning Day lessons.
Your students’ schools and teachers will be in contact to give you more specific information regarding lessons beginning on Wednesday. There is no official word yet as to whether or not we will continue to be closed after April 7. I caution everyone to wait for official word from the governor’s office or me about future school closure. In every case I will contact you to let you know any official information whether it has gone public or not.
This information may come in the form of a phone call, a letter over email and social media or all three. You can help us by communicating with your school’s principal, your student’s teacher or my office to let us know of any questions or concerns you may have concerning our Remote Learning Plan, food distribution or any other topic.
We understand that these are difficult times for all of you. Our primary concern is for the emotional well-being of all of you. Let us know if we can help! Our Mission and Vision Statements are below. Help us know how we can best serve!
We miss you all and hope that we are together again as soon as possible.
Curt Nettles, Supt.
The Clinton Community School District provides a positive, supportive, and safe environment which empowers students to achieve academic, technical and social/emotional growth to their fullest potential, thereby improving students’ lives and strengthening the community.
The Clinton Community School District will be a dynamic community partner dedicated to adding value through learning and student success.
Saturday, March 21st, 2020
On Friday, March 20, Gov. Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to stay at home effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm through the end of the day April 7.
As part of his order, he announced that school will remain closed with a new tentative reopening date of April 8.
I understand that this new information raises concerns abut the impact on students, staff and families. When I have more details from the Illinois State Board of Education, I will pass that on to all of you.
Clinton Schools Board of Education, administration and staff will stay committed to doing what is best for all of you and following the directives from the state. However, there are a lot of unanswered questions at this time.
Our plan is to continue to do the food distribution once again beginning Monday, March 30th as long as we can to help our families that are in need of these services.
During the week of March 23, we will honor the week as Spring Break. There will only be essential personnel at the school, and we will not be doing the food distribution. That will begin again on Monday, March 30.
Staff will be in contact with more educational opportunities and lessons for the students when we get into the week of March 30.
We want you all to know that we miss the children and our young adults at the high school. We hope and pray that this will end soon, and that we can all be back together.
Thank you and stay safe!
Clinton School District Supt. Curt Nettles
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
Food Distribution Update
Due to today's weather, Webster Apartments and Countryside Apartments distribution location will be inside their Community Centers.
The district will also be dropping food off in the surrounding communities of Kenney, Hallsville, Wapella, Dewitt, and Lane.
Schedule and Drop-off Location:
- Kenney Community Center: 11:00 - 11:15
- Hallsville, intersection of Church and Cherry: 11:30 - 11:45
- Wapella Community Center: 12:00 - 12:15
- DeWitt Post Office: 12:35 - 12:50
- Lane Christian Church 1:00 - 1:15
Parents, if you are in need of a breakfast/lunch for your child, and have not completed the below survey. Please click this link. Please do not complete this survey more than once.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020
WOULD YOU BENEFIT FROM A FOOD DROP OFF LOCATION IN YOUR TOWN?
Please click the following link, and fill out the form, if you live in or near Wapella, DeWitt, Lane, Kenney, or Hallsvillle and would benefit from a food drop off location in your town.