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July 28, 2020

The Effingham Unit #4- Board of Education has adopted a Back to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year.  The Back to School Plan can be found on the District's website. The plan covers many aspects in the return to school for students, staff and parents.  The District gathered information from many sources to develop a plan that takes into account the safety of both students and staff. 
The goal for the Back to School plan is to provide students the opportunity for continued learning in a safe environment. Continued learning will be based upon the Illinois Learning Standards while attempting to minimize instructional loss and provide structure so students can stay connected to schools through multiple delivery models. 
Families have the option of choosing In-person or Family Choice Remote Learning (FCRL) options for the start of the 2020-21 school year. It is important to be aware that research indicates that the teacher-student relationship has the most positive impact on student learning. No amount of technology can replicate the effect of face-to-face interactions and instruction between teachers and students. 
As a reminder, please register students who will be attending Unit #40 schools this fall. The on-line registration link can be found at https://www.unit40.org/parents/registration. In addition, if you have not filled out a Learning Option form for each of your students attending Unit #40 school please do so. The deadline for completing this form is Thursday, July 30th. Link to the Learning Option form
Thank You 
Mark Doan

July 23, 2020

Learning Option Choice Deadline Extended

Effingham Unit #40 wishes to thank everyone who has filled out a Learning Options form for the 2020-21 school year.  We also wish to share a couple of important items: 

1. First, if you have not registered your child for 2020-21 school year in Unit #40 please do so as soon as possible.  A link to our registration page can be found here.

2. There is also a link to the Learning Option form that needs to be filled out for each student attending Unit #40 in 2020-21.  Parents have a choice for either in-person learning or Family Choice Remote Learning. The deadline for submitting a Learning Choice form has been extended to Thursday, July 30th.

The District wishes to thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to offer our students to continue their learning in a safe manner. 
Once again, please register your children online and the deadline for filing out a Learning Option form has been extended to Thursday, July 30th

Thank you, 
Mr. Doan

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Welcome to Effingham Unit #40.  We are excited to share the story of our students' journey towards academic excellence.  Every day, a team of dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff collaborate with one another in an effort to prepare our students for the global stage. 

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For your convenience, we put together a District Dashboard that provides our stakeholders with the ability to view how the district uses its resources to ensure student growth is occurring.  [This site is best viewed in Chrome.]

The dashboard provides users with a unique view of how the district's learning environment and financial resources are used to ensure student success. 

Additional information, including the school report card, is available on the district's academic performance page.

In closing, we want to thank the community for its ongoing support and providing us with the ability to create an environment "where the search for excellence" occurs in classrooms across the district on a daily basis. 

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