District 7 Health Precautions

Edwardsville Community Unit School District #7, in collaboration with our school nursing staff and custodial/maintenance department, is monitoring Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) news releases and guidelines regarding measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, such as Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our measures to prevent the spread of flu-like symptoms include additional cleaning and disinfecting of common high-touch surfaces, instructing our students and staff to use proper handwashing techniques, advising everyone to cover coughs and sneezes, as well as to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.  We also ask parents to keep students out of school if they exhibit any signs of illness.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.  Your child’s fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine before returning to school.

We are sharing a fact sheet from the CDC discussing symptoms, preventative actions and other facts about the Coronavirus.  As further instructions become available from the Madison County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC, we will make appropriate adjustments to our practices.

Dr. Jason Henderson


FACT SHEET: http://ecusd7.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/02/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

U.S. Census 2020

Every 10 years, the @uscensusbureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. Learn more about the importance of the #2020Census and how to participate: 2020census.gov.

See the FAQ’s document for additional information: http://ecusd7.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/02/Handout_With_General_FAQs.pdf

Community Engagement Opportunity

Dear District 7 Stakeholder

District 7 is in the process of preparing a Strategic Plan.  This plan will document goals for the District and timelines for accomplishing these goals.  One area of emphasis is Community Engagement. As a follow up to the survey we sent out last month, a community engagement forum is being planned for Thursday, February 27th from 6:30-8 PM. This event will consist of members of the District 7 community providing feedback to school board members and administrators for use in shaping the plan.

The format for the Community Engagement forum will be round table, small group discussions regarding key topics.  We have room for a limited number of participants and would like to have a diverse group to represent the communities that comprise District 7. If you would like to participate you must complete and submit the information in the attached link. For those unable to attend on February 27th, or those who would prefer to provide written feedback, select “in writing” on question #2 of the attached link and you will receive questions to be submitted electronically.   Everyone who wants to be a part of this process will be able to provide feedback either in person or in written form.   If you are interested in providing feedback, please complete the form below by Wednesday, February 19th.  Additional information will be sent to those that complete the form, including the questions that we will be discussing and the location for those that will be attending.

Thank you for your interest in helping District 7 plan for the future.  Your input is appreciated.


Jason Henderson


Edwardsville CUSD7

Click the link below if you are interested in providing more feedback:


Reminders for the Month of February

 Friday, February 7 


3rd Quarter Progress Reports Issued


 Monday, February 17


Presidents Day

No Student Attendance


Weather Related Early Dismissal – Wednesday, February 5, 2020

This is a weather related announcement for Edwardsville District 7.  Due to the possibility of deteriorating road conditions this afternoon, District 7 will enact the early dismissal plan outlined below.  All after school and evening activities for today are cancelled.

Edwardsville High School students will be dismissed an hour early at 12:50 PM with buses leaving the school by 1:00 PM.  Liberty and Lincoln Middle School early dismissal will be at 2:00 PM with buses leaving by 2:10.  All elementary school buildings will dismiss at 3:00 PM with buses leaving by 3:10 PM.  Under this plan, high school students should arrive home approximately an hour early, middle school students about 45 minutes early, and elementary students about 30 minutes earlier than usual.    Kid Zone will continue to operate under normal hours.


Weather Related Announcement from District 7

Good afternoon.  This is a weather related announcement from District 7.

The current forecast for Wednesday, February 5th is for snow to begin in the late morning.  As of right now, the Edwardsville area is forecasted to have 1-2 inches of snow/sleet through the evening on Wednesday.

We will continue to monitor the forecast throughout this evening and tomorrow morning. In the event that school is cancelled, every effort will be made to cancel this evening.  However, please understand that changes in the forecast could cause an early morning cancellation as well.

Once students are in session tomorrow, if road conditions begin to deteriorate by early afternoon, the possibility exists that the district will enact an early dismissal plan on Wednesday, February 5th.

The early dismissal plan would involve releasing Edwardsville High School students an hour early at 12:50 PM with buses leaving the school by 1:00 PM.  Middle School early dismissal would be at 2:00 PM with buses leaving by 2:10.  Elementary school buildings would have an early dismissal at 3:00 PM with buses leaving by 3:10 PM.  Under this plan, high school students should arrive home approximately an hour early, middle school students about 45 minutes early, and elementary students about 30 minutes earlier than usual.    Kid Zone would continue to operate regardless of early dismissal.

Please consider how this early dismissal could affect your students’ arrival time at home and make sure your child is aware of any changes to the normal routine that this could cause. If the district enacts an early dismissal plan, we will communicate via email and an automated call.

We Need Your Input

District 7 Stakeholder,

We need your input!

District 7 has recently began a District-wide Strategic Planning process which will help us identify actions that could be taken to make District 7 an even better place for students, faculty and the community. In order to elicit input from all District 7 stakeholders, we are asking you to complete a brief survey which can be found at the link below.

Our Strategic Planning team will use the results of this survey to help us develop our plan and set our goals for the future. Your input is completely anonymous and incredibly important as we chart our course. Your responses are requested by Friday, January 31st.

Thank you for your participation in completing this survey.

Click on the link below to complete the brief survey:


Weather Update – Thursday, January 23, 2020

As was the case at the end of last week, we have begun monitoring the weather forecast to determine whether or not to cancel school for Thursday, January 23, 2020.  We always try to make every effort to notify parents the night before if school is going to be cancelled, however, because every forecast and the timing of every storm system is different, this is not always possible.  Student and employee safety is always our number one priority when making the decision to cancel school.

The current forecast from the National Weather Service indicates a light storm that should start around 6 PM this evening and will leave up to 1 inch of snow or other frozen precipitation on the ground by morning.  The forecast is not clear on whether the storm tonight will be snow, rain, or a mix of sleet and freezing rain.  Based on the forecast, at this time, no decision has been made regarding school closing on Thursday, January 23rd.

We will continue to monitor the forecast and make a decision based on the most up to date information available.  In the event the decision is made to cancel school this evening, automated calls will be initiated before 10:30 PM.  Otherwise, we will continue to monitor weather and road conditions throughout the night and into the early morning. If the road conditions warrant, there is a possibility of an early morning cancellation and automated calls will begin at 5 AM.  Kid Zone will be in session at Woodland Elementary in the event that school is cancelled on Thursday.

NO SCHOOL – Friday, January 17, 2020

This is a school closing announcement for Edwardsville District 7.  Due to potentially hazardous road conditions this afternoon, all District 7 schools will be closed Friday, January 17, 2020. Please check the district website for the status of afternoon and evening school-related activities.