Tip Reedy

Full Remote Learning December 1-18

WCUSD#15 Parents, Families, & Students

I apologize for the short notice, but I have been able to finalize and evaluate our local data this afternoon. I appreciate all the community support, input, feedback, and recommendation emails. This decision is based on staff input, administrative feedback, staffing concerns with lack of substitutes, local Williamsville & Sherman COVID-19 data, Sangamon County COVID-19 data, and current increases in COVID-19 positive cases within the district, Sangamon County, and the State of Illinois.

Today, we have been notified of 21 positive COVID-19 cases connected to WCUSD#15. (16 students and 5 staff)

I wanted to inform you we will be switching to Full Remote Learning December 1-18. https://youtu.be/O35uDUtscbw

  • Sangamon County COVID-19 and area numbers continue to increase
  • Availability of local hospital beds are decreasing
  • Local District COVID-19 positives, quarantines, and exposures are increasing
  • We simply do not have the staff or available substitutes for in-person learning

Our building campuses will be open for teachers to invite/schedule small groups of students for instruction.

SES Pre-K and Structured students will still attend 5 days per week.

Students in grades 5-12 will be expected to follow their bell schedule, be online during required times, and daily engaged remotely.

Please contact your child's building principal or teacher with additional questions or information.

We all prefer and understand the importance of in-person learning, unfortunately we can't accomplish this. During this challenging time, Full Remote Learning is our best academic option for our students and staff.

Stay Safe-Stay Healthy

Wear Your Mask-Wash Your Hands-Watch Your Distance-Thank Your Teachers

Thank you for being partners and supporting WCUSD#15. We are all very fortunate to send our children to great schools and raise our families in two wonderful communities.


WCUSD#15 Parents & Families

Return To In-Person Learning Hybrid AA/BB December 1 through December 18

At this time, we are planning on returning to in-person learning by using the Hybrid In-Person Learning Plan. This is all predicated to evaluation of the local area, district, and Sangamon County COVID-19 data. Staff, parents, families, and students need to be prepared to pivot and switch to Full Remote Learning at any time.

For additional details, please watch the video link and informational attachment below.

WCUSD#15 Return To Learn Community Media Release 11-20-20.pdf


Our success for future in-person learning relies on the the responsibility of the community, parents, and families. We must have your support to protect our staff and students.


WCUSD#15 Full Remote Learning November 30, 2020

WCUSD#15 Parents & Families

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in the District, Sangamon County, and State of Illinois, we need to pivot and take an adaptive pause from our current 4 day in-person learning to Full Remote Learning Grades PK-12 through November 30.

For specific information please see the video link and attachment below.


WCUSD#15 Full Remote Media Release 11-11-20

Please Stay Safe and Please Stay Healthy!

WCUSD#15 PT Conferences Nov 23 & Nov 24

WCUSD#15 Parents & Families

We wanted to inform you Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held November 23 & November 24. Please see this linked document for specific details.

WCUSD #15 Parent-Teacher Conferences November 23 & 24, 2020.pdf

You will be receiving scheduling information from your child's building and teachers very soon.

No In-Person attendance November 23 or November 24. All students will be in Remote Learning November 23 & 24.

Thanksgiving Break is November 25-27.

Stay Healthy-Wear Your Mask-Watch Your Distance-Wash Your Hands

WHS Full Remote Learning Oct 21-Nov 3

WCUSD#15 Parents & Families

I wanted to inform you, we will be placing WHS on Full Remote Learning through November 3, 2020. WHS student in-person learning will resume November 4.

SES and WJHS will continue the current in-person learning schedule during this time.

WHS will be taking an adaptive pause and pivoting to Full Remote Learning through November 3, 2020.

Please read and review the following link...

WHS Full Remote Learning Oct 22-Nov 3 PSA

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy!

WCUSD#15 Parents and Families

I wanted to inform you of a change to our current Hybrid-Remote Learning Plan. The BOE has made a decision to increase in-person student attendance. Below is a video link and an attachment providing information.


WCUSD#15 Return To School Press Release 10-2-20.pdf

Welcome Back To A New 2020-2021 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!

Click here to read more.

WCUSD#15 Return To School Update

Communication Video: https://youtu.be/2riDT9AltIg

GOOD EVENING WCUSD#15 Parents and Families,

I want to give you an update and communicate a change to the WCUSD#15 Return To School Plan.

We all agree in-person learning as much as possible is the best option for our students. The BOE, administrators, teachers and staff understand your concerns. We are compassionate of the challenges we all are facing to today’s society. At this time, we needed to modify our Return To School plans based on the following information and data.

• The current COVID-19 status of Sangamon County is not good, and the trend data does not look positive for the future.
• A concern for the information provided by Sangamon County Department of Public Health and area physicians for lack of pediatric testing and their inability to support local school districts.
• Having a 50% capacity allows for improved social distancing, scheduling, and transportation.
• Changing our model should provide a safer environment for all students and staff.

WCUSD#15 Return To School 2020-2021 (Summary of major points)
• Return to School Hybrid Remote Learning at approximately 50% Capacity - Hybrid Schedule: Students will receive 5-days of instruction. Students will attend two days per week in-person with early dismissal and three days remote learning. (AA/BB with one day remote learning for all.) Students will be divided into two groups with a split schedule. We will keep families assigned together. Daily early dismissals are needed for additional building cleaning and teacher Remote Learning Planning. Within the next few days, Building Administrators will communicate the AA/BB student groups for assigned in-person attendance days.
• ISBE, IDPH, and Sangamon County Department of Public Health Guidelines and Mandates will be followed.
• In-person instruction students will have 5-days of instruction. 2-days in-person and 3-days remote learning.
• Parents will still have the opportunity to choose FULL REMOTE LEARNING ONLY with a commitment through December 18.
• This Hybrid 50% plan will be evaluated weekly through October 2, 2020.
• Sangamon County Department of Public Health COVID-19 exposure, contact, and tracing guidelines will be followed.
• Parents and families need to be prepared to go Full Remote Learning at any time.

This is a fluid situation and we may receive additional guidance, recommendations, or directives between now and August 17. We will continue to be committed to listening and responding to your needs. Over the next several weeks, building administrators will be communicating additional information. A detailed outline of the Return To School Plans and Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) documents will be emailed to parents and posted on the WCUSD#15 website. We are partners with parents and families. Your patience, flexibility, and understanding are greatly appreciated. GREAT SCHOOLS = GREAT COMMUNITIES

An important reminder is: Parents and families need to be prepared to go Full Remote Learning at any time.

We have confidence this can be done – we are all in this together. Wear A Mask-Wash Your Hands-Watch Your Distance


Tip Reedy - WCUSD#15 Superintendent

Communication Documents...


WCUSD#15 FAQs for Return To School 2020-21 (Aug 5 2020)

Online Registration Open

WCUSD#15 Families and Parents.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Online Registration Open

Please check your email from each building principal regarding Online Registration.

New students to the district will need to schedule an appointment to be registered in person at each individual building.

To complete the full registration process, log in to your www.teacherease.com account once the school opens online registration on July 6th-August 3.

If you are not immediately directed to the Online Registration page, access it by going to Miscellaneous > Online Registration. If you do not see your child’s name listed, contact the school.

Follow the steps below to complete registration:

*Make sure you have submitted all the required proof of residency documents (K-5-9 grade students)

*Click: Continue registering existing students. You will be asked to complete the registration form and review several informational documents.

*Click: Complete Form next to each child. Information will be populated with what we have currently in TeacherEase.
Please make any necessary changes.

*Pay Fees: Some fees are optional and others are mandatory. You may choose to pay with a credit or debit card. You may also print the fees page and mail it with a check to your child's school.

*All WCUSD#15 students must register.

If you have any questions, please contact the building principals.


Return To Learn Parent Survey Fall 2020

WCUSD#15 Parents,

We are planning for what a return to school this fall will look like for students and staff. On June 23, we received guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education.

The mandates are as follows:

*Require use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including face coverings;
*Prohibit more than 50 individuals from gathering in one space;
*Require social distancing be observed, as much as possible;
*Require that schools conduct symptom screenings and temperature checks or require that individuals self-certify that they are free of symptoms before entering school buildings; and
*Require an increase in schoolwide cleaning and disinfection.

We fully expect plans to evolve over time, but your responses will help guide our planning to safely reopen schools this fall.

This survey will be open from June 25 to July 1. Please submit a form for each of your school-age children.

WCUSD#15's goal is to open school in-person and to communicate the Return To Learn Plan on or before July 24.

Thank you in advance to taking the 3 minute survey.


Tip Reedy - WCUSD#15 Superintendent

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Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
451 S. Pine St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

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

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

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
451 S. Pine St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

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

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