Placement Testing for 2020-2021 School Year

District 7 Schedules Summer Placement Screening Dates

District 7 will again offer summer placement screenings for specific categories of students on June 5 and 11, July 30 and 31 and August 5. Screenings will be conducted at Lincoln Middle School, located at 145 West Street in Edwardsville. Students need only to attend one date.

The following categories of students should schedule a placement screening appointment:

  • Incoming 1st – 5th grade students new to District 7 who are coming from non-traditional school settings such as: international schools, home-school programs, and/or schools with standards-based reporting without grade level designations
  • All incoming 6th – 8th grade students new to District 7
  • Any incoming 9th grade student who would like to be considered for a Geometry/Honors Geometry course as a freshman

All other students new to District 7 will be placed in classrooms/courses based on records from their previous schools. Placement testing for these students is not necessary.

Screening appointments can be made by contacting Barb Johnson, District 7 Curriculum & Instruction Department, at (618) 655-6021.

Additional Information: http://ecusd7.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/02/Summer_Placement_Testing_Info_Flyer_2020.pdf

Black History Month Annual Art Contest

As part of Black History Month, District 7 has once again partnered with the Edwardsville NAACP to hold their annual art contest.   District 7 students in grades K-2 will participate in an individual art contest, while our 3rd through 5th grade students will work together to decorate the exterior of their classroom door.  Stay tuned as grade level winners will be announced later this month!

 

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.

Respectfully,

Jason Henderson

Superintendent

Edwardsville CUSD7

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

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MJZG2LR

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:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNPYJHL

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.