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 Effingham Unit 40 - Start of School Year 2020-2021 

July 13, 2020
Effingham Unit #40 has been working on planning for the start of the 2020-21 school year.  The following is very important information concerning the opening of the school year.  We ask that you please read the Start of School 2020-21 letter at:

Unit #40 plans to return to in-person instruction while prioritizing the health and safety of students, staff and their families.  It is important to know 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.

Unit #40 is offering your student(s) two (2) learning options for the 2020-21 school year: a Learning Options form must be filled out for each student by Friday, July 24, 2020.  

Option 1:   Choose to have your student(s) attend school with face to face instruction 
Option 2: Choose to have your student(s) participate in remote learning (Family Choice Remote Learning option -FCRL)

The required Learning Options form must be filled out for each Unit #40 student by Friday, July 24th please click here:  


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Please take a minute to fill out a brief survey on remote learning. If you have more than one student, please fill out a form for each student.

Link: https://forms.gle/QKYM1gWW9Ew3XM9L7


Our Story

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. 

Click the employment icon to search our current job listings. We'd love for you to consider joining the Unit #40 Team.

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