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2020-2021 School Handbook

 

Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 5:45 p.m. (20-21 School Year Update #106)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     Tomorrow is the last day of the Third Quarter grading period.  We are accepting student who return to in-person learning as we begin this last grading period of the year.  If your student is struggling, this is a good opportunity to get back in class in person.  Please also be sure to check with your individual school sites to make sure you know which instructional schedule day we are using. 

     Then remember again:

  • For in-person learners, breakfast continues to be served at school and lunch will continue as “Grab and Go.”
  • For meals for remote learners, they will continue to pick up food between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. at the four schools each day school is in session or they can call their school before 10 a.m. to arrange for delivery.

     Finally, today’s numbers again include no students reporting positive COVID results with six students under quarantine.  We also had no staff members reporting positive results with none under quarantine.

     Until our next post on Sunday night, please be safe.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 5:15 p.m. (20-21 School Year Update #105)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     There are two days to go in the Third Quarter.  Remember that this is a good time to choose to come back to school in-person.  Please contact your individual school’s office for details.  Please also be sure to check with your individual school sites to make sure you know which instructional schedule day we are using. 

     Then remember again:

  • For in-person learners, breakfast continues to be served at school and lunch will continue as “Grab and Go.”
  • For meals for remote learners, they will continue to pick up food between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. at the four schools each day school is in session or they can call their school before 10 a.m. to arrange for delivery.

     Finally, today’s numbers include no students reporting positive COVID results with six students under quarantine.  We also had no staff members reporting positive results with none under quarantine.

     Until our next post tomorrow, be safe.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. (20-21 School Year Update #104)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     In a repeat from last night, remember that this is a time when you can choose to come back to school in-person.  Please contact your individual school’s office for details.  Please also be sure to check with your individual school sites to make sure you know which instructional schedule day we are using. 

Then remember again:

  • For in-person learners, breakfast continues to be served at school and lunch will continue as “Grab and Go.”
  • For meals for remote learners, they will continue to pick up food between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. at the four schools each day school is in session or they can call their school before 10 a.m. to arrange for delivery.

     Finally, today’s numbers again include one student reporting positive COVID results with six students under quarantine.  We also had no staff members reporting positive results with none under quarantine.

     Until our next post tomorrow, be safe.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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Monday, March 1, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. (20-21 School Year Update #103)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     As we continue the last week of the Third Quarter, remember that this is a time when you can choose to come back to school in-person.  Please contact your individual school’s office for details.  Please also be sure to check with your individual school sites to make sure you know which instructional schedule day we are using. 

     Then remember:

  • For in-person learners, breakfast continues to be served at school and lunch will continue as “Grab and Go.”
  • For meals for remote learners, they will continue to pick up food between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. at the four schools each day school is in session or they can call their school before 10 a.m. to arrange for delivery.

     Finally, today’s numbers included one student reporting positive COVID results with six students under quarantine.  We also had no staff members reporting positive results with none under quarantine.

     Until our next post tomorrow, be safe.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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Sunday, February 28, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. (20-21 School Year Update #102)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     We being the last week of the Third Quarter tomorrow with another week of Hybrid / In-Person Learning.  Be sure to check with your individual school sites to make sure you know which instructional schedule day we are using. 

     This is the second week in a row when we need to remember:

  • We are in-person on mornings 5 days a week.There is also remote time – office hours each afternoon.
  • Students who remain full remote will continue to participate in their learning activities as they have been.
  • For in-person learners, breakfast continues to be served at school and lunch will continue as “Grab and Go.”
  • For meals for remote learners, they will continue to pick up food between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. at the four schools each day school is in session or they can call their school before 10 a.m. to arrange for delivery.

     Finally, Friday’s numbers included two students reporting positive COVID results with six students under quarantine.  We also had no staff members reporting positive results with none under quarantine.

     Again, a call will go with tonight’s posting.  Otherwise, we will simply post on the website this week.  Until our next post, be safe.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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Attendance at FCHS Home Boys’ Basketball Games

     As we continue to follow guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois High School Association and with respect to our activities and contests as a member of the Southern Illinois River to River Conference, Frankfort Community High School continues to work to support all of our student-athletes and their families to the best of our ability. To this end, we are announcing an adjustment to our protocols in regard to attendance at FCHS Boys’ Basketball home games this season that will allow us to welcome two of each cheerleader’s immediate family members (i.e. parents, guardians, or grandparents) to attend.

     In order to accomplish this objective and not surpass spectator limits, we will follow this plan. For JUNIOR VARSITY games, each JV player will be allowed 2 immediate family members to attend the game. In addition, freshmen, sophomore, and junior cheerleaders will be allowed 2 immediate family members to also attend the JV game. Then, we must clear the gym of all spectators between games.

     For VARSITY games, only 2 immediate family members of varsity boys basketball players AND senior cheerleaders will be admitted into the gym.

For all games, per IDPH guidelines, all spectators will sit 30 feet from the court and must remain masked. 

     It is also our goal for cheer to perform on the court at the start of halftime of the Varsity game if both teams choose to utilize their locker rooms during halftime. (Due to IDPH/Illinois High School Athletic Association guidelines, boys and girls basketball teams do not have to use the locker rooms if they so choose.) Cheerleaders are welcome to perform to the Alma Mater. Again, due to IDPH/IHSA sideline spirit restrictions, they must “maintain at least 6 feet of social distance on the floor during routines, including when changing formations, and by prohibiting lifts, stunts, pyramids, and tosses as well as shared equipment (e.g., signs, flags, poms); avoid shouting, singing, and chanting.”


We are excited to see our student-athletes perform to the best of their abilities, albeit in a restricted fashion, due to the guidelines resulting from the pandemic.


Sincerely,

Jory Dial                                    Angie Jilek

Principal                                    Athletic Director


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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.
(20-21 School Year Update #91 – Quarantine Protocol Update)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     The District has continued to follow guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as we have tried to navigate through this pandemic.  When they release guidance, we confer with staff at the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department to best implement it.  We have taken a conservative approach and then adjusted within the guidelines.

     The last guidance document and update came at the first of January when we were having Full-Remote Learning days.  There was guidance at that time for individuals who are asymptomatic and a close contact to a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case.  During the fall semester, the guidance was for those individuals to quarantine for 14 days.  While the IDPH continued to list 14 days as an option, they also did allow for a change that gave some shorter options under certain conditions and no symptoms.

     At that time, we made the decision to be cautious and stay with the 14-day quarantine for those individuals until we had some data on how in-person learning would affect our numbers.  We have now been in-person for four weeks.  While no cases would be ideal, our daily reporting has shown that we have been able to maintain our low numbers of both quarantines and positive cases.  In addition, we have not had reports of cases that have been from contacts at school.  That is a tribute to our students, our faculty, and our staff working together to follow safe practices.

     At this time, the District is going to follow IDPH guidance that relaxes quarantine time.  For students who are free of symptoms, they may return after 10 days.  For adults, they may also return from quarantine if free of symptoms after 10 days or they may utilize the 7-day option with testing.  Please note that students cannot “test out” of the 10-day quarantine.

     Again, we thank everyone for their efforts in keeping our case numbers low as we try to make it through these trying times.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Monday, December 21, 2020

2021 Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Meeting Schedule

     As approved at the Regular Board Meeting held on Monday, December 21, 2020, the regularly scheduled meetings of the Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Board of Education will be held on the following dates between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021:

Monday, January 25, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

     Unless otherwise notified with the proper 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 or, in October, a statutory requirement for having the Annual Budget on display.  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.

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­2020-2021 School Calendar – (Updated January 12, 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 Student Attendance / No Remote Instruction)

                      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 Student Attendance / No Remote Instruction)

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 (Students Attend on Schedule Listed
                               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 (Students Attend on Schedule Listed
                               Below) ­­­­

                      26     Half Day School Improvement Program (Students Attend on Schedule Listed
                               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)



Half Day In-Service Dismissal Times (Hybrid / In-Person Remote Schedule for Student Attendance)

DES: 11:30 a.m.

FIS: 11:45 a.m.

CJHS: 11:45 a.m.

FCHS: 12:00 p.m.

 

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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.