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.


Tip Reedy



Dear WHS Parents:

First of all, thank you for all of your patience and understanding during this rapidly changing situation that our entire nation is dealing with. During times like these, it is important to remember that we are all working together to help our schools, community, state, and nation help flatten the curve for COVID-19. 

I cannot emphasize enough how proud I am of our teachers adjusting on the fly and making a great plan for students to provide a continuity of learning during the school closure. The expectation is not for students to be finishing their curriculums like they were in school. Our goal is to maintain, review, practice and keep students engaged in the learning process.  Each high school teacher is creating alternative lessons to keep students engaged.  Teachers will reach out to their students via email, google classroom, apps they are familiar with, etc., in order to communicate the lessons. The idea is to have students engaged in some form for 1 1/2  to 2 hours per day.

Day 1, March 19 - Math, Foreign Language, Art, Business Ed

Day 2, March 20 - Science, Ag Tech, FCCLA, PE, Health, Drivers Ed

Day 3, March 23 - English, Social Science, Band, Choir

This schedule will start Thursday, March 19 and then repeat on Tuesday, March  24.

In order to do our part and participate in social distancing, we will not have a pick up for any paper packets. If a teacher chooses to use this platform, PDFs will sent via email.  Our number one priority is the safety of our school and community. Teachers will communicate to your student individually.

If your student was not able to pick up their textbooks, please do not worry.  Again, it is not our goal to move students forward but to maintain what they have learned so far.  We are not expecting students to participate in a full day of instruction provided by you on top of your home/work responsibilities. Thank you again for all of your patience.  If you don’t have access to the electronic platforms at home or don’t have internet access, I would encourage you to have your student read to read and utilize any tools at home to keep them engaged with past learning. 

Here are some helpful tips as you try and get a plan together for home:

  1. Provide your students with a schedule. Consistent routines for bedtime, waking up, lunch, school work, play, etc. can help relieve anxiety your student may have and help them be productive. 
  2. Learning expectations at home: provide an opportunity to have students read on their own. This is perhaps the best way to keep your students moving forward. Another block of learning should be devoted to the materials provided by their teachers. 
  3. Build-in time for being creative and exercise during the day.
  4. Please check back to the district webpage and Facebook page for other updates. 

Thank you for all of your flexibility and patience. This situation has changed numerous times over the last week. We will continue to update you on changes as they arise. Please communicate with your student’s teachers if you have any questions regarding passwords, access or other needs. 

Mr. Furlow

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.


Pauline Osman
District Dietitian/Food Service Director
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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.



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.


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.


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.



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

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Williamsville Junior High School
Grades 6-8

500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

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

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Sherman, IL 62684

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

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