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   Oct 30 2020
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   Nov 03 2020
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   Nov 11 2020
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   Nov 20 2020
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   Nov 24 2020
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   Nov 25 2020
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2020-2021 School Handbook

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. (20-21 School Year Update #43)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     We have a brief update to pass along this evening.  We received a report that four more students in the District have tested positive for COVID 19.  All of them attend Frankfort Community High School.  It appears that all encountered the virus through community spread.  The school worked with the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department and the families and those who had been in close contact are in quarantine.

     Again, we thank everyone for their cooperation in an effort that takes all of us to be vigilant.

     Until our next communication, have a pleasant evening.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. (20-21 School Year Update #42)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     We have a brief update to pass along this evening.  We received a report that two students in the District have tested positive for COVID 19.  One attends CJHS and the other attends FCHS.  Neither student has been in attendance since last Thursday and appear to have encountered the virus through community spread.  The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has followed their protocols in notifying the individuals

     Again, we thank everyone for their cooperation in an effort that takes all of us to be vigilant.

     Until our next communication, have a pleasant evening.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Frankfort School District to Hold Regular Meeting on October 19

     The monthly Regular Meeting of the Frankfort CUSD #168 Board of Education will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the Library at Central Junior High School, located at 1500 East Ninth Street in West Frankfort.  Members of the public are allowed to attend in person by following social distancing, a temperature screening, and properly wearing a face covering.

     The agenda can be found at the district’s website, www.wfschools.org.

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Frankfort Community Unit School District #168
Monday, October 19, 2020 – 6:00 pm
Central Junior High School – Library

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call, and Establishment of Quorum:
  2. Hearing of Delegates or Visitors and Public Comments:
  3. Approval of Minutes – The Open and Closed Session Minutes of the September 21, 2020, Regular Meeting (A):
  4. Approval of Bills and Financial Reports (A):
    1. Bills:
      1. Payroll:
      2. Regular Bills:
    2. Deposits List:
    3. Financial Income Summary:
    4. Building Activity Funds:
    5. County School Facility Sales Tax:
  5. Reports:
    1. Superintendent:
    2. School Administrators:
    3. Special Education:
    4. Curriculum:
    5. Grant Programs:
    6. Activities and Athletics:
    7. Maintenance:
    8. Food Service:
    9. Committee Reports:
    10. FCUSD #168 Foundation, Inc.:
  6. Old Business:
  7. ­New Business:
    1. Business and Operations Proposals and Agreements:
      1. Consideration of Joint Dual Credit Agreement for 2021-2022 School Year Between John A. Logan College and Frankfort CUSD #168 (A):
      2. Consideration of Authorization to Bid Transportation Services for 2020-2021 School Year.  (A):
    2. Facilities:
      1. Update RE: Programming Study for Master Planning of Future Potential Renovation, Addition, and Construction of Frankfort Community High School Facilities:
      2. Update Regarding Status of Maintenance Grant, ADA, and Other Related Projects:
    3. Possible Closed Session – To discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body; collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees; the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired; security procedures, school building safety and security, and the use of personnel and equipment to respond . . . to [a] potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property; and . . . other matters relating to individual students as stated in 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1)(2)(5)(8)(10) (A):
    4. Return to Open Session (A):
    5. Curriculum and Instruction Proposals:
      1. Consideration of Proposal for Attendance Advocate Stipend Positions Through Gear-Up Grant.  (A)
      2. Consideration of Athletics and Activities Code Policy (A):
    6. Personnel:
      1. Acceptance of Letter(s) of Resignation / Retirement / Maternity Leave (A):
      2. Approval of 2020-2021 Fall, Winter, and Spring Sports Coaches for FCHS/CJHS (A):
        1. Approve Assistant Boys' Basketball Coach for 2020-2021 – CJHS (A):
        2. Approve Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach for 2020-2021 - FCHS (A):
      3. Authorization to Post / Advertise Positions (A):
  8. Board Member Comments:
  9. Adjournment:

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PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Frankfort CUSD #168 Announces a Change to the High School Schedule for October 19

     The school district in West Frankfort has continued to evaluate its schedules of student attendance at all grade levels as we monitor and make provisions for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  We continue to enforce face coverings, good hand hygiene, and social distancing to the greatest extent possible in our various schools.  Some facilities are more challenging than others.  The District has also been monitoring academic process as we begin to get into the heart of the school year.

     In view of those considerations, the District announces today that beginning on Monday, October 19, 2020, on the first day of the second quarter, Frankfort Community High School will change from an A/B schedule to all in-person students attending four days a week on Mondays through Thursday.  This will match the scheduled days that the other schools in the District have in-person learners.  Meanwhile, students that plan to participate with a full remote schedule may continue to choose that option.

     To review, beginning on MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020, the FCUSD #168 schools will be on the following schedules:

  • Denning Elementary School (Grades K-2)
    • ˃ Monday – Thursday: In-person – 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with Remote Time/Office Hours after 1 p.m.
    • ˃ Friday: Regular All Remote for All Students
  • Frankfort Intermediate School (Grades 3-6) and Central Junior High School (Grades 7-8)
    • ˃ Monday – Thursday: In-person – 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. with Remote Time/Office Hours after 1 p.m.
    • ˃ Friday: Regular All Remote for All Students
  • Frankfort Community High School (Grades 9-12)
    • ˃ Monday – Thursday: In-person – 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon with Remote Time/Office Hours after 1 p.m.
    • ˃ Friday: Regular All Remote for All Students

     The District will continue to evaluate its plans and will continue to post updates on its District and School websites located at www.wfschools.org.

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2020-2021 School Calendar – (Corrected September 30, 2020)

 

Aug.              17     Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance)

                      18     Remote Learning Planning Day #1 (No Student Attendance)

                      19     Remote Learning Planning Day #2 (No Student Attendance)

                      20     Remote Learning Planning Day #3 (No Student Attendance)

                      21     Remote Learning Planning Day #4 (No Student Attendance)

                      24     First Day of Student “Attendance” – Remote Learning Days Begin

Sept.               7     Labor Day (No School)

                      11     Tentative Last Remote Learning Day

                      18     Mid-Term of the 1st Quarter

Oct.                 9     Teacher Institute Day (No School)

                      12     Columbus Day (No School)

                      16     End of the 1st Quarter (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for
                               Record Keeping)

                      19     Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

                      26     Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

                      30     Teacher Institute Day (No School)

Nov.               3     Election Day (No School)

                      11     Veteran’s Day (No School)

                      20     Mid-Term of the 2nd Quarter (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for
                               Record Keeping)

                      24     Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for Thanksgiving Break

                      25     Thanksgiving Break (No School)

                      26     Thanksgiving Day (No School)

                      27     Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec.              18     End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule)

Dec. 21 – Jan. 1   Christmas Break (No School)

Jan.                 4     School Resumes

                      15     Half Day School Improvement Program (Half Day In-Service Dismissal – See
                               Below)

                      18     Martin Luther King Day (No School)

Feb.                5     Mid-Term of the 3rd Quarter

                        8     Parent/Teacher Conferences – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (No Student Attendance /
                               Teachers report at 1:00 pm)

                      15     President’s Day (No School)

March            5     End of 3rd Quarter (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for Record
                             Keeping)

                      12     Half Day School Improvement Program (Half Day In-Service Dismissal – See
                               Below)

                      26     Half Day School Improvement Program (Half Day In-Service Dismissal – See
                               Below)

April               1     Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for Spring Break

                        2 – 9  Spring Break (No School)

                      12     School Resumes

                      16     Mid Term of the 4th Quarter (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for
                               Record Keeping)

May             31     Memorial Day (No School)

June                3     Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance)
                 4      Half Day School Improvement Day / Report Card Day (11:30 Student
                               Dismissal)

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PRESS RELEASE        **        PRESS RELEASE        **        PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Friday, June 5, 2020

2020 Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Meeting Schedule - Revised

     The Regular Meeting for June of the Board of Education of Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2020, is postponed and will be rescheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at Central Junior High School.

     This change results in the following updated list of regularly scheduled meetings of the Frankfort CUSD #168 Board of Education between June 15 and December 31 of 2020 originally approved at the Regular Board Meeting held on Monday, December 16, 2019:

* Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

     Unless otherwise notified with the proper and timely notice, the meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Library of Central Junior High School, located at 1500 East Ninth Street in West Frankfort, Illinois.  Meetings are generally held on the Third Mondays unless there is a holiday.  Any adjustments of the Regular Meeting schedule with a change of venue, date, time, or location will result in specific notice to our partners in the media in the proper time frame.

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     This list of Regular Session Meetings is provided as required in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  Any special meetings held during the year will have timely notice distributed from this office.

Contact:     Matt Donkin, Superintendent of Schools
                  (Office phone)        (618) 937-2421


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Contact Us

 

 Unit Office  618-937-2421
 Office of Special Education  618-932-6079
 Denning Elementary School  618-937-2464
 Frankfort Intermediate School  618-937-1412
 Central Junior High School  618-937-2444
 Frankfort Community High  School  618-932-3126
 FCHS Athletics  618-932-3126 Ext. 105
 Technology  618-937-2421
 Illinois Central Bus Company  618-937-6280
 SIU Pre-K Program  618-453-4271



Mission Statement

The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using visionary and innovative curriculum, a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and sound fiscal and management practices.


Frankfort Community Unit School District No. 168 is an Equal Opportunity Provider. 

Mission Statement

The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using visionary and innovative curriculum, a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and sound fiscal and management practices.


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Frankfort Community Unit School District No. 168 is an Equal Opportunity Provider.