Dwight Preschool Screening - March 4th & 5th The Dwight Early Learning Program is hosting a developmental screening on March 4th and 5th at the Dwight United Methodist Church. This is a play based screening in the areas of learning, motor, speech, and social development. Children over the age of three will have a screening of their vision and hearing. It is recommended to have your child screened at least once prior to the start of school. Children 2 ½ and older must be screened in order to be considered for the preschool program at Dwight Grade School. To schedule an appointment call Dwight Early Learning Team at 584-6278 or 584-6254.
Good Afternoon Trojan and Redbird Families, Due to forecasted weather conditions and concerns for the safety of our students and staff, tomorrow Tuesday, February 16th, will be a full remote learning day for all students. All off-campus programs and morning practices for both schools are cancelled. If the weather subsides and conditions allow, afternoon practices and games may still be held, information will be communicated by coaches throughout the day. School will resume as a scheduled ‘A’ day on Wednesday. Students will be contacted by their teacher’s tomorrow morning. All students are expected to participate online and complete all assignments. Stay warm and stay safe.
Registration for Girls Basketball and Track and Field for both boys and girls is open on our 8to18 Page. Both sports will get started in March. Girls will be allowed to participate in Basketball and Track. Sign up sheets are in the classrooms for 6-8 this week for Girls Basketball. Sign up sheets will be in the classroom for track next week. If you have a 6-8th grade remote student who would like to participate, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or have your student tell their teachers. If numbers are low for 6th grade girls basketball we will open it up to 5th graders. Thanks, Mr. Jenkins
Good Evening Trojan and Redbird Families, Due to inclement weather and concerns for the safety of our students and staff, tomorrow Tuesday, January 26th, will be a full remote learning day for all students. All off-campus programs and morning practices for both schools are also cancelled. If the weather subsides and conditions allow, afternoon practices may still be held, information will be communicated by coaches throughout the day. School will resume as a scheduled ‘A’ day on Wednesday. Students will be contacted by their teacher’s tomorrow morning. All students are expected to participate online and complete all assignments. Stay warm and stay safe.
Important message regarding the winter sports season: We received this message from IESA yesterday. “We have received an official announcement from the Governor's Office that the state of Illinois remains in Tier 3 mitigations. As a result, all school activities remain "paused" and no practices or interscholastic contests may be held. Boys basketball practice which is scheduled to begin January 4 may not start on that date and I believe it is safe to assume that girls volleyball should be paused as well when it is scheduled to start January 11.” So at this point, Boys Basketball, Girls volleyball, and Cheerleading will not be starting on their intended dates. We will keep you up to date as we get any new information. Thank you Jeremy Jenkins, Athletic Director
Registration is now open for Boys Basketball, Volleyball, and our Wrestling Co-Op with Pontiac on 8to18. Boys Basketball is tentatively scheduled to begin January 4th. Volleyball is tentatively scheduled to begin January 11. Wrestling is tentatively scheduled to begin January 11. Please remember to send athletic fee payment to the office prior to the season beginning. Athletic fees were not a part of online registration at the beginning of the year. $30 one student/activity $60 max per student/2 or more activities $90 max per family/3 or more activities Thanks Jeremy Jenkins, Athletic Director
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Other Reminders: ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL PROCEDURES -DIAGONAL ZONES: QUICK DROP-OFF/PICK-UP -DIAGONAL ZONES are designed for convenient parent drop-off and pick-up. -DIAGONAL ZONES are for expedited drop-off/pick-up of students without adult exit of vehicles. -Any parent leaving their vehicle must pull into a parking space (west of the main entrance/along circle drive). -Vehicles should pull forward to the front of the zone, NOT STOPPING in the center. -Students should exit curbside only. -PLEASE DO NOT park in the handicapped spot directly in front of the diagonal zone. -PLEASE DO NOT walk across the grassy areas from the church parking lot. Please walk around using the crosswalk/sidewalk.
BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH Main Door #1 OPEN -AM Arrival and PM Dismissal will resume at Door #1 for our 5th through 8th Grade Car Riders/Walkers/Bike Riders -Parents/Guardians should resume using Door #1 for any Office Business -A cart will be placed outside of the Main Doors for any drop-offs/pick-ups. NO NECK GAITERS of any kind due to IDPH Guidelines; please use a face mask only.
8/20/2020 - Redbird Reminders and Updates Dear Redbird Families, Thank you so much for your help this week supporting your children and being flexible with our modified procedures. We have had a wonderful week with students! FULL-TIME REMOTE STUDENTS ONLY Fridays after 9AM - MATERIALS PICK-UP/DROP-OFF -WE ARE ENCOURAGING FAMILIES TO DROP-OFF/PICK-UP MATERIALS. -Assignments and materials for PK-4th grade students can be picked up each week on Fridays after 9AM and before 4PM. Upper grades are working primarily online, but will notify you in the event materials need to be picked up. -Additionally, this is the time that completed work can be dropped off. (If you or a family member are sick or experiencing symptoms, please communicate with the teacher to send in completed work via email.) -Teachers will be communicating with parents regarding the process for each grade. -If you are unable to pick up materials on Fridays, please call the office at 584-6220 for delivery. Delivery will be between 9AM and 10AM on Fridays.
ATTENTION BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FAMILIES! Here is the link to pre-order pictures for Monday's picture day for both teams. https://secure.zenfolio.com/j7creativeinc/Preorder1007945260/shop
Due to the damage caused by the storm last week please use the Cafeteria entrance to pick up Remote Learning materials today; 12:00pm-5:00pm and tomorrow 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Thank You!
Hello, Redbird Families! Thank you so much for your patience during this time of planning. Please be aware, due to the office sustaining damage from the storm, Main Office Door #1 is CLOSED until further notice. Please use the CAFETERIA DOORS for main office business. Please take a moment to read through this information clarifying Back to School information: Full-Time Remote Learners Materials/Chromebook Pick-Up (CAFETERIA DOOR PICK-UP; Door #1 Closed) -Thursday, August 13th between Noon and 5PM -Friday, August 14th between 8AM and 3PM -Full-Time Remote/e-Learners will need to pick-up materials (All Students) and/or Chromebooks (Chromebooks for 3rd-8th). Monday, August 17th - First Day of In-Person Attendance for A Day Students (DOOR #2 Car Riders/Walkers Grades PreK through 8th; Door #1 Closed) -Last day of the quarter will end with B Day students only. -A Day students should bring school supplies. Monday, August 17th - First Day of Remote Learning -Information from teachers will come with student materials to be picked up on August 13th and August 14th. Tuesday, August 18th - First Day of In-Person Attendance for B Day Students (DOOR #2 Car Riders/Walkers Grades PreK through 8th; Door #1 Closed) -B Day Students will not begin remote learning until after their first day of in-person attendance. Students will not need to complete anything on Monday. Last day of the Quarter will be a B Day. -B Day students should bring school supplies.
DWIGHT COMMON SCHOOL OFFICE CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE. The office will be closed on Tuesday, August 11th. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION *ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS ISBE/CDC/IDPH GUIDANCE CHANGES* Full-Time Remote Learners Materials/Chromebook Pick-Up Thursday, August 13th from NOON and 5PM Friday, August 14th from 8AM and 3PM Monday, August 17th - First Day of In-Person Attendance for A Day Students Tuesday, August 18th - First Day of In-Person Attendance for B Day Students 7:45AM DOORS WILL OPEN - MASKS REQUIRED Please do not drop students off earlier than 7:45AM. Students will be checked and will go straight to classrooms. Door 1: 5th-8th Grades ONLY -Students will be lined-up, socially distanced in a 5th/6th Line and a 7th/8th Line to be temperature and symptoms checked prior to entering the building. Door 2: PK-4th Grades ONLY -Students will be lining up, socially distanced in a PreK Line, K-1 Line, and 2nd-4th Line to be temperature and symptoms checked prior to entering the building. -Parents will not be able to walk students to classrooms. -All staff members will be available to help walk students to classrooms. -Students will bring school supplies on the first day. -Students not feeling well and/or exhibiting symptoms should stay home. Parents/guardians will need to call the school prior to 9AM to report a sick child or communicate via email. Bus Riders -The transportation department will be in contact with you regarding busing information. -Bus riders will be temperature and symptoms checked prior to entering the school bus. -Siblings will sit together. Non-sibling seating will be every other seat. -Transportation questions? CALL 584-6270 for the Transportation Director. Redbird Reminders -WATER BOTTLES: Please send a water bottle for your child. Water fountains will be used to refill water bottles, only. This will be done by an adult or supervised by an adult. -LUNCH: All served in classrooms; school purchased or packed lunches. -PE: No clothing changes for PE; wear comfortable clothing and footwear. PE shoes may still be sent. -Athletes SHOULD NOT BRING EQUIPMENT BAGS to school. Athletes must leave at 2PM dismissal and return for practices. They cannot stay after school unsupervised. -Building access will be limited; A cart will be placed outside of the Main Doors to drop items being delivered to school for students. Parents/Guardians will be asked to ring the office, indicate what they are dropping off, and place it on the cart. -Parents/Guardians coming to the school to pick-up sick children will be met at Door #1.
Great news Redbird Family! IESA announced this afternoon that fall sports can resume August 3! That means Baseball and Softball are back on! Both Sports will begin practicing with tryouts on Monday August 3. It is advised for players to arrive to practice 15 minutes early to help get all players checked in. Players will have to be checked in via our Coronavirus checklist before every practice. BASEBALL WILL PRACTICE: 3:30-5:30 MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, with no practice Thursday and Friday SOFTBALL WILL PRACTICE: 4:30-6:30 EVERYONE, 6:30-7:30 PITCHERS AND CATCHERS on Monday August 3 and 4:00-6:00 EVERYONE, 6:00-7:00 PITCHERS AND CATCHERS on Tuesday August 4. *PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PHYSICALS, MASKS, AND OWN WATER BOTTLE TO PRACTICE ON MONDAY* Game schedules for both teams will be ironed out and posted sometime in the coming weeks. For those who would like to read the IESA’s full plan for sports here is the link: https://www.iesa.org/temp/IESAAlternativePlan.pdf Thank you, Jeremy Jenkins, Athletic Director
2020 - 8th Grade Memories Slideshow -https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KhOEAhvKaSscNTenQSLVvhIUHA8qbUbL/view?fbclid=IwAR3a0TNKsQFPvWSTZuy-ELV8P2dimFdfEocE5GbkXL4E7w3r-XSj3loZg54
Dwight Economic Alliance has a Micro Food Pantry located at the Historic Depot, 119 W. Main Street, west side of the building. This is outside and people can donate food or take food when needed. We want to ensure that everyone that has a need for additional help at this time, is aware of the pantry. If there are families that need more than what the pantry offers, please contact Jane Anderson from the DEA at (815) 584-1830.
Hello Dwight families! Please visit this link: https://sites.google.com/view/dwight-school-social-work/home for social-emotional information and resources for students and families! To speak with a school social worker, contact Brittani Dahlman, MSW at Dahlmanb@dwightk12.org.
APPROPRIATE CHROMEBOOK USAGE Dwight Public Schools is proud to be able to loan Chromebooks to students for remote learning during this unprecedented time in education. We want to remind all students that the use of these school owned devices is limited to EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES ONLY. Students should be utilizing the Chromebook for teacher assigned and directed activities. Student logins are monitored and any misuse may result in your device being disabled. Some examples of misuse include, but are not limited to the following: general internet searches that do not pertain to teacher assigned activities, the use of websites such as YouTube for non-educational activities, and use of gmail for personal use. We are excited to see what our students are able to accomplish during this remote learning adventure!
2ND GRADE SOCK HOP CANCELLED 1/18/2020
4th-8th Grade DCS students can access the Student Survey at the following link: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/student/
The Bedtime Stories Family Reading Night has been moved to Dwight Common School. It will take place on Thursday, November 21, from 6-7:30pm.
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Thursday, August 29th is Picture Day! Please bring our payment and picture form or order before Picture Day at mylifetouch.com.
Each Wednesday, starting tomorrow, August 21st, Dwight Common School will run a 2:00PM dismissal. PreK-4th grade will release at 2:00PM and 5th-8th grade students will dismiss at 2:05PM. This dismissal will occur every Wednesday over the course of the school year.
6th-8th Grade Baseball Tryouts -- August 5th, 6th, and 7th from 3:30PM-5:30PM @ DTHS Baseball Field. -Students must have ALL required paperwork submitted to the office (current physical, athletic permission form, and concussion form) in order to participate.
6th-8th Grade Softball Tryouts -- July 29th and July 30th from 8:00AM-10:00AM @ DTHS Softball Field. -Students must have ALL required paperwork submitted to the office (current physical, athletic permission form, and concussion form) in order to participate.