WCUSD#15 Staff and Community,

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, through the end of April 7. As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed through at least April 8, 2020. We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families as well as the school’s vital role of providing meals to students and families while schools are closed. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week.

During this stay at home order, essential school personnel may still report to work as long as they are practicing social distancing. We want you to know the governor’s office has assured school districts that school personnel involved in providing meals will not be in violation of the governor’s executive order and that we can, and should, continue with our program.

In addition, the governor has made it clear that, while he’s serious about using social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, he wants residents to still be able to work, shop at grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and get medication from the pharmacy. Rest assured, we are committed to doing our best to provide meals and deliver continuity of education.

Please use this opportunity to focus on staying safe and helping to slow the spread of the virus. As always, thank you for your patience and support as we all work through the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you have seen, this situation is evolving rapidly. As events unfold, we will continue to communicate in a timely and transparent manner.

No decision at this time has been made regarding the WCUSD#15 Spring Break April 10-17.

IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET AND A BEE BEE!

Tip Reedy

WCUSD#15

Superintendent

Memo below regarding lunch availability to WCUSD#15 Free and Reduced Lunch Students. The lunch program will begin Thursday March 19 with pick up at the SES Gym Door. Email Pauline Osman if interested. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As long as the schools are closed in Williamsville-Sherman School District, we will be offering a free sack lunch to all of the students who are currently qualified to receive free- or reduced-priced lunches.

These lunches will be available for pickup at Sherman Elementary School between 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Our plan is for cars to pull up to the school gym door, and the lunches will be handed through the car window. At that time, we will ask for the student name(s) who will be receiving a sack lunch in order to check them off of our list.

Monday’s afternoon pickup will include 3 sack lunches (for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Thursday’s pickup will have 2 sack lunches for Friday and Monday.

Every lunch will include: a sandwich, fresh or canned fruit, fresh vegetables, baked chips or packaged snack, and a milk carton. The sandwiches will rotate every day for the 5-day period: turkey/cheese sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich*, mini cheeseburgers (2-pack)*, ham/cheese sandwich, and a stuffed pepperoni (turkey) sandwich*. Items listed with an asterisk (*) will need to be heated by microwave or in an oven.

Please note: For food safety all sack lunches must be refrigerated until eaten.

In order to have enough lunches prepared, we request that you reply to this email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm YES or NO: YES, you will be picking up lunches each Monday and Thursday for your student(s), or NO, you will not be picking up lunches for your student(s). Please commit to picking up the lunches every Monday and Thursday during the entire school closing; we will not be able to fluctuate the number of lunches between days of the week.

If your reply is YES, that you will be picking up lunches, please also send the name and current grade of each student.

These sack lunches will be distributed beginning this Thursday afternoon, March 19.

Please don’t hesitate to also reply to this email if you have questions or if your child needs a modified lunch due to food allergy or intolerance.

Sincerely,

Pauline Osman
District Dietitian/Food Service Director
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217-566-2014

WCUSD#15 Families and Friend

Please disregard the earlier voice message and email to Sophomore Parents. The earlier information was from our Regional Office Of Education.

The Sangamon County Health Department and the Illinois Health Department have contact me and stated NO STUDENTS WERE EXPOSED to the latest Springfield resident with COVID-19. We will post additional information as it comes to us.

I apologize for the earlier message we are communicating the best we can from what we are told.

All District Offices and Facilities are closed March 16 - March 30. Limited phone communication will be available.

Building Administrators and Teachers will be contacting parents via email using Teacherease and other communication platforms. For learning plan communication - please email your teachers

Please stay tuned for updates as the situation is ever changing.

Thank you

WCUSD#15 Families and Friends

I wanted to share a document and press release from the Sangamon County Public Health Department and a link to their website https://scdph.org/

3-15-20covid-19_jointpressrelease (004).pdf

All District Offices and Facilities are closed March 16 - March 30. Limited phone communication will be available.

Building Administrators and Teachers will be contacting parents via email using Teacherese and other communication platforms.

For learning plan communication - please email your teachers

Please stay tuned for updates as the situation is ever changing.

Thank you

Out of an abundance of caution and to do our part in social distancing, WCUSD#15 will be closed Monday March 16 2020.

NO Student or staff attendance Monday March 16.

Your patience, flexibility, and understanding is greatly appreciated as we work to create alternate learning plans over the next week.

Please keep an eye open for communication from the district on social media, principal emails, and teacher communication portals as this situation is ever changing.

We understand the hardship and stress this is causing on everyone. Together we will get through this.

WE ARE FAMILY!

IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET AND A BEE BEE!

WCUSD#15 Parents and Families

WCUSD#15 will be closed March 17 through March 30.  All school events and activities will be canceled during this time.  

WCUSD#15 will have school on March 16.  Monday March 16, students should take home the school supplies they may need to help them learn at home.

At this time, we plan to resume school on March 31.

We appreciate your flexibility, cooperation, and understanding during this challenging time.

IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET AND A BEE BEE!

WCUSD#15 Parents and Families

I want to inform you we need to modify the school calendar on March 19 and March 20 to help our teachers prepare and create alternative learning plans.

Thursday March 19 will be an Early Dismissal Day with SES dismissing at 1:00 and WHS & WJHS dismissing at 1:30.

Friday March 20 will be a School Improvement Day with SES dismissing at 11:00 and WHS & WJHS dismissing at 11:30.

We will be working alongside our teachers and staff to develop an alternative-learning plan. Out of an abundance of caution, we are preparing our plan.

We will be working on providing continued learning activities, either by e-learning or a learning packet. This learning will not be perfect and will not meet the high level of standard of education that goes on a normal basis. This is an attempt to do our best to continue to serve our students during a state and global crisis.

If the decision is made to implement an alternative-learning plan or make school programming modifications, we will require a great deal of flexibility by all involved and we will do our best to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all students. While there continue to be unknowns now and into the future, we appreciate your patience and are all hopeful for positive outcomes of these events.

Once again, we know the hardships that each of you encounter when school is closed. We highly encourage you to develop a plan for your children if this was to occur for an extended period of time such as 14 days.

We will continue to provide you with any new information we receive from local, state, or federal officials regarding COVID-19, or any changes made to our normal operations. We will contact staff and parents via phone, e-mail, text, social media and website postings, as well as local media notification to report any important information regarding closures or cancellations.

IT’S STILL A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET AND A BEE BEE!

WCUSD#15 Staff, Families, and Parents

Please take the time to read the attachment regarding COVID-19.

COVID-19 Parent Letter March 12 2020.pdf

I appreciate your flexibility and support of our schools. We will all work through this challenging time together.

GREAT SCHOOLS = GREAT COMMUNITIES

IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLET AND A BEE BEE!

WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan:
One Hundred Percent Need; Zero Percent Tax Rate Change; Benefits All Families

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the registered voters and the residents of Williamsville and Sherman CUSD#15 will be asked to approve a proposal to provide funding for the WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan.

In schools that thrive in communities such as ours, we educate the students of each other’s neighbors, friends, and family members. Such close-knit relationships result in high expectations for our schools as well as the educational programming and services we provide, and justifiably so. The WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan is a way for the communities of Williamsville and Sherman to provide opportunities for our students, enhance, upgrade, and build district facilities so that our students may learn in a quality educational environment for many years to come.

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WCUSD#15 Facility Bond Referendum March 17, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions

We all play an important role in the investment in education. Education is a long-term investment and an investment for the future. Our villages’ investment is the children of WCUSD#15. We owe them the opportunity to chase their dreams and become model citizens for the future. We believe all people benefit from an educated society. The stakeholders in the villages of Sherman and Williamsville can be an active part of the investment. It takes all of us to invest in KIDS!

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WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan:
One Hundred Percent Need; Zero Percent Tax Rate Change; Benefits All Families

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the registered voters and the residents of Williamsville and Sherman CUSD#15 will be asked to approve a proposal to provide funding for the WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan.

In schools that thrive in communities such as ours, we educate the students of each other’s neighbors, friends, and family members. Such close-knit relationships result in high expectations for our schools as well as the educational programming and services we provide, and justifiably so. The WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan is a way for the communities of Williamsville and Sherman to provide opportunities for our students, enhance, upgrade, and build district facilities so that our students may learn in a quality educational environment for many years to come.

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WCUSD#15 Facility Bond Referendum March 17, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions

We all play an important role in the investment in education. Education is a long-term investment and an investment for the future. Our villages’ investment is the children of WCUSD#15. We owe them the opportunity to chase their dreams and become model citizens for the future. We believe all people benefit from an educated society. The stakeholders in the villages of Sherman and Williamsville can be an active part of the investment. It takes all of us to invest in KIDS!

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Just The Facts!
Five Facts about WCUSD#15’s
Zero Tax Rate Change Bond Proposal

1.) All school buildings will be improved.
In order to create and increase student opportunities with classroom additions, keep abreast of best practices in education with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) labs and renovated instructional spaces, and make needed investments in district fine arts and athletic facilities, all schools in the Williamsville Sherman CUSD #15 district will be improved. This proposal will maintain our district’s commitment to providing the highest quality educational experience our children need and our families expect.

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Illinois 5Essentials Survey to Improve Student Learning & WCUSD#15 Facility Plan

Students, parents, and teachers weigh in on school climate and learning conditions

Williamsville Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. Teachers, students, and parents will be asked to take a 10-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will also be an important chance for schools to reflect on progress since last year’s inaugural statewide implementation.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX LEVY AND BUDGET PROCESS

Public school finance is often viewed as a complicated process. My goal is to explain the budgeting and levying process and give you a better grasp of school finance practices.

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District Dispatch November 14, 2019

IT’S TIME TO GIVE THANKS

As the Holiday Season approaches, I believe it would be a good time to recognize the people who make sure our students are safe, educated, and supported in our school district. As your Superintendent, I would like to publicly “THANK” the following groups who challenge and inspire the students of WCUSD#15.

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WCUSD#15 Facility Vision Plan Open House Invitation

Over the past two years, the WCUSD#15 Board of Education, Community Members, Teachers, and Administrators have been meeting to create a vision for improving WCUSD#15 schools and facilities. From these focus group meetings,a WCUSD#15 Facility Vision Plan was created.

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District Dispatch September 12 2019

SCHOOL SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY

As part of the educational process, we need to plan, practice, prepare, and educate the community and students of the importance of school security. We are very fortunate to live in communities which are great places to raise kids. For the most part, we are very sheltered from society’s ills, and crime is not something we often witness or are exposed to. Consequently, we tend to take for granted the comforts given to us by living in such quiet communities, easily forgetting the importance of being diligent in maintaining safe practices.

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District Dispatch August 2019

Welcome Back To A New 2019-2020 School Year

Welcome back Bullets and Bee Bees! I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation or time off filled with fun and exciting memories with your family, friends, and loved ones. Each school year starts a new chapter and new choices in everyone’s lives. Everyone has the opportunity for a fresh new start, to make a change, challenge themselves, and set new personal goals. Everyone is undefeated!

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District Dispatch May 2019

Time to Celebrate & Best Wishes Class of 2019

May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week. On behalf of the WCUSD#15 Board of Education, I would like to personally thank all the WCUSD#15 teachers for what they do every day for our students. The teacher is the most important variable in the classroom, and our teachers unselfishly meet this challenge daily.

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Williamsville Index July 2018

Updated to include April 2018.

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Williamsville Index December 2017
All Funds $4,305,321
Operating $4,263,414

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Williamsville Index
October 2017- October 2004

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Includes Data as of September 30, 2017.

Updated August 2004-August 2017

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Williamsville Index July 2017

Updated to include July 2017

Williamsville High School
900 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3361
Fax: 217-566-3792
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville Junior High School
Grades 6-8

500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3600
Fax: 217-566-2475
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville 5th Grade Center
Grade 5
504 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-4070
Fax: 217-566-2183
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Sherman Elementary School
312 South Street
Sherman, IL 62684

Voice: 217-496-2021
Fax: 217-496-2473
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-2014
Fax: 217-566-3890
Attendance: 217-566-2325

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