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April 29, 2020

Selmaville school is planning a reverse teacher appreciation day on Tuesday, May 5th from 5 to 6 PM as May 5th is officially teacher appreciation day.  This will give the Selmaville staff an opportunity to recognize and thank the parents for their cooperation and teaching efforts over the past couple of months while the students have been away from school.  There will be a thank you gift for each family that attends who has a child in kindergarten through 8th grade. 

This will also be a Rocket Roundup event where all of the personal belongings will be returned to the students from this past year. 

The final activity will be a chance for everyone who attends the event to congratulate Mrs. Shuler and Mrs. Bushue on their retirements. 

We ask that everyone drive through the outer lane in front of the school and you must remain in your vehicles as you drive through.  We hope to see all of our Selmaville families there. 

If it rains we will postpone the event to another evening.

April 21, 2020

Reverse Teacher Appreciation Day & Rocket Roundup Day

Selmaville will be hosting two events in front of the school on Tuesday, May 5th starting at 5 PM.

With May 5th being teacher appreciation day, our staff wants to pay tribute to those parents who have taken on this "teacher" role during this time away from school.

May 5th will also be a time for us to distribute the personal belongings back to our students, in a safe manner, that they left here at the end of the 3rd quarter.

More details on these events will be provided soon.

April 17, 2020

The Governor has announced that we will not be returning to school this year.   A date for Graduation will be announced as soon as it is appropriate.

April 14, 2020

Yesterday was another very successful homework drop-off/pickup day here at Selmaville.  We are very appreciative of the cooperation shown by our parents and teachers in getting this material distributed.  Thank you!  

April 12, 2020

Our next homework pickup day is Monday, April 13th beginning at noon.  You will drop off your completed homework and pick up your next weeks assignments.  All completed work turned in will be quarantined for 7 days before the teachers will be given access to it for evaluation.  

April 11, 2020

Kindergarten screenings have been postponed from April 20th to a date to be announced later.

March 31, 2020

The State of Illinois has suspended in-person instruction through April 30th. We will continue Remote Learning Days through this date.  

March 30, 2020

Thank you to all of the parents and staff of Selmaville who made this first day of material pick up go very smoothly.  Yes we are all learning as we go, but it was great to see everyone pull together to make the best of this situation.

March 29, 2020

Transcript of phone message sent to parents:

Tomorrow March 30th will be our 10th day out of school.  Each of these days have been designated by the Governor and State Board of Education as Act of God Days.  The review material given by your child's teacher for these days can be turned in to allow teachers to check for understanding.  Beginning Tuesday, March 31st the State Board of Education is designating the remaining days out of school as Remote Learning Days.  This looks different in each school but due to the needs of students in our district we will be providing online as well as paper packets to families.  These paper packets may be picked up on Mondays after noon at your convenience in front of the Elementary entry of the school.  Work done at home from previous assignments may be turned in at the same time.  This schedule will stay the same each week except for spring break week where no assignments will be given.  Otherwise, every Monday at noon you may start picking up that weeks assignment and dropping off the previous weeks work.  With Remote Learning Days work will be assessed and graded according to the State Board of Education guidelines.  Please keep checking the “NEWS” tab of our website for more detailed information.  If you have any questions about assignments please reach out to your teachers.  Teachers may be reached at their school email address or the ClassDojo platform which each teacher has set up for their class.    A transcript of this message will be under the “NEWS” tab on our school’s webpage.  Thank you and be safe.


March 28, 2020

Beginning Tuesday, March 31st ISBE designates student attendance days as Remote Learning Days until we return to school. 


March 27, 2020

For Selmaville students in need of internet service, you can park in the school's North parking lot and use the wifi signal titled "Selmaville Student Temporary Access".  Also, Young's Chapel Church has given Selmaville students permission to park in their parking lot and use the wifi there as well.  It is also titled "Selmaville Students Temporary Access" under available networks. 

If your Selmaville student is in need of a device to get on the internet please call the school at 548-2416 to make this request.

March 27, 2020

On the last day of student attendance Monday, March 16th, students were given various days worth of material to be completed during these days that the state has classified as Act of God (AOG) days.  Starting on Tuesday, March 31st the days will change from this (AOG) designation.  With this change, on Tuesday, March 31st we will begin a consistent cycle of work.  

For assignments on Tuesday, March 31st through Friday April 3rd (4 days) you can either pick up packets from the homework access area in front of the elementary doors after noon on Monday, March 30th or wait for directions from your teacher for online access to their materials.  Most teachers will be reaching out to parents through the "classdojo" platform.  This is what the homework access area looks like:

Homework access
    

With spring break being the week of Monday, April 6th through Friday, April 10th your students work assigned for March 31st through April 3rd will be due back on Monday, April 13th by noon. At the same time you drop off your child's completed work, in the completed homework receptacle, you can pick up the work for the next week (Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17th) in the homework cabinet.  


This cycle of homework pick up and drop off at noon on each Monday will continue until we return to school.  All of this work will be evaluated so it is important to complete the work and turn it in on time.


March 25, 2020

Our staff will be finalizing various topics tomorrow.  The end result will be a method of communication with your child's teacher as well as two methods of lesson delivery.  Both options of online and paper/pencil (packets you will pick up) will be available.  More details on lesson availability will be provided tomorrow afternoon.  Thank you for your patience.    

March 25, 2020

Thanks to those who help prepare and deliver our lunches on a daily basis.  Here are some we are getting ready to distribute.
Lunches being prepared



March 20, 2020 (3 PM)

Governor Pritzker has extended our return to school date to April 7th.  This is subject to change.  Our Spring Break is set to begin on Monday, April 6th and last through Friday, April 10th.  Selmaville is now projected to return to school on Monday, April 13th which is after our Spring Break.  We will keep you updated on changes to this schedule. 

March 20, 2020

The Illinois State Board of Education realizes there are those without internet service within their homes.  Here is some information regarding internet access that may interest you if you don't currently have internet service.

Internet service options (click this link)


March 19, 2020

What does Social Distancing mean? 


March 19, 2020

8th Grade Social Studies updated assignments
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March 18, 2020

From our PTO:

Update on the PTO Show Me Dough fundraiser: Orders were due Monday, March 16th. However, with the school closures and precautions taking place, we will not be able to proceed with the original delivery date of 3/30. The new RESCHEDULED DELIVERY DATE is tentatively set for APRIL 7th from 5-6pm. With the new delivery date, we are able to extend our online orders ONLY to 4/1. So if you missed your chance to order, please do so with the link provided. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding!!



March 18, 2020

Building Closure, Parent Communication, Review Work and Lunches updates (Click to view)

 

March 13, 2020 (3:30 PM)

As per the directive from Governor Pritzker, Selmaville will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th until March 30th. At this time our first day back will be Tuesday, March 31st.  We will provide more information as it becomes available.

March 13, 2020

Letter sent home to parents (click to view letter)


March 12, 2020

SIJHSAA cancels regional and state series volleyball and bowling

IGSMA cancels weekend contest


March 10, 2020


As we start to get more information from the IDPH, CDC and ISBE regarding the Coronavirus we will share that information here.  This first link is to help share information from the CDC on this topic.

Coronavirus Information