Inclement Weather & Notices
Please bookmark this Page for the most up-to-date information about Edwardsville School District inclement weather closings, delayed openings, early dismissals, event cancelations, and other important messages.

Winter Weather Announcement

After monitoring the road conditions and the forecast for winter weather throughout the day tomorrow, all classes at all District 7 schools are cancelled for Thursday, February 24, 2022.

As of today, the last day of school will be Friday, May 27, 2022.

As a reminder, there is no school on Friday, February 25, 2022 due to a previously scheduled institute day.

Be safe and have a good weekend!

Sincerely,

Patrick Shelton, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Winter Weather Announcement for 2/18/22

After evaluating the road conditions across the district, multiple roads remain snow and ice covered. As a result, tomorrow, Friday, February 18, 2022, will be a snow day for all District #7 schools.  

Coaches will be in contact with student-athletes regarding evening activities. 

As a reminder, there will also be no school on Monday in observance of Presidents Day. Have a great weekend and stay safe.  

Early Dismissal – Thursday, February 17

After monitoring the weather and studying the forecast for the remainder of the day, we have decided to dismiss early from school today, Thursday, February 17.   

Dismissal times are as follows:

  • EHS South will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. 
  • Edwardsville High School will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m. 
  • Both middle schools will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. 
  • All elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m.; PM Preschool will be cancelled. 

Elementary Parents: If you are unable to pick up your child or cannot have them ride the bus, please contact the school office and let them know. We will be able to provide assistance with alternate arrangements until our normal dismissal time. 

All school-wide activities scheduled for today are cancelled. Student athletes will be contacted by their coaches later today if their event is cancelled. We recognize that early dismissals can be an inconvenience for our families, but also need to maintain a focus on student safety. Thank you for your understanding and support of District #7. Please be safe!

Important COVID-19 Update

January 2, 2022

Dear District #7 families,

During the last two weeks while we have been on winter break an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases,
both locally and nationally, has occurred with the omicron variant.

Unfortunately, this surge has had an impact on our staff and the ability to adequately serve our students. As a
result, 6th – 12th grade students will begin the second semester remotely on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. This
adaptive pause will continue through Friday, January 7, 2022, at which time we will re-evaluate data. At this
time, K-5th grade students are unaffected and will begin the second semester as scheduled, but please be
advised things could change.

Important information to know now:

  • Administrators, teachers and support staff will be at their respective schools to provide remote
    instruction.
  • FLS and CASTLE students will be in attendance in all grade levels. All special transportation and
    schedules will remain the same.
  • Students who attend CAVC will continue to do so for their scheduled class periods.
  • Students who need to pick up devices may contact their school office to schedule a time to pick up a
    device.
  • Athletics will continue through the adaptive pause. However, during this pause, no spectators,
    including parents, will be allowed to attend home games.

More specific information from your school and/or grade level will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your continued support as we work through the impact and disruptions of COVID-19.

Sincerely,

 

Patrick Shelton, Ed.D.
Superintendent

 

Important School Closure Message from District 7

This is a school closing announcement for Edwardsville District 7. All District 7 schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions.  There will be no in-person or remote instruction.  Students will receive additional information by noon on Wednesday regarding the status of any afternoon or evening activities.

Important School Closure Message from District 7

This is a school closing announcement for Edwardsville District 7. All District 7 schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16th due to inclement weather.  There will be no in-person or remote instruction and all activities are cancelled for the day as well.  Thank you.

Message from District 7: 1-29-2021 Update

District 7 Families,

This week, District 7 passed the 100th day milestone for the 2020-21 school year.  While nothing about this year has been typical, I hope that everyone is able to appreciate the efforts of District 7 educators who continue to step up to meet the needs of their students.  Thank you to the teachers, support staff, administrators, students, and families for doing everything they can to keep our district moving forward.

Edwardsville High School Schedule 

Beginning Tuesday, February 16th, Edwardsville High School students will return to a hybrid (A/B) schedule.  Students will attend in-person every other day with students with last names beginning with A-L attending on February 16th (“A” day) and students with last names beginning with M-Z attending on February 17th (“B” day).  For the second semester, the remote instruction day (Friday) has been eliminated.  Students will alternate attending in person and learning from home every other day.  Students will be able to follow their daily schedule on days when they are not attending in-person.

It is the district’s intention to return to five days per week of in-person instruction for high school students as soon as possible; however, the earliest date the District would return all high school students to that schedule would be Monday, March 1st.   Families will be notified of the change to a five day per week of in-person instructional schedule with at least three days advance notice and will receive additional updates the week of February 22nd.

Any student that chose to be 100% remote instruction for the second semester will continue to receive their instruction remotely for the remainder of the school year.

Families with students that receive special education services at EHS and students that attend EHS South will receive a follow up communication today from Dr. Garrett, Assistant Superintendent with additional important schedule updates.

More information will be emailed from Dr. Stuart in the coming weeks to outline specific changes in building procedures.

Quarantining K-8 Students 

This week, District 7 welcomed back 7th and 8th grade students for in-person instruction.   There have been a number of positive COVID cases within our schools which have caused classes to quarantine across the district.  Please continue to be diligent about conducting the daily symptom checklist and keeping your student home if they are experiencing any symptoms or if any member of the family is being tested for COVID-19.  This mitigation strategy will keep our students/staff safe and keep classes from being quarantined.

We recognize it is inconvenient when your student is quarantined.  During the second semester, however, we will quarantine entire classes when there are positive COVID cases involving close contacts within a K-8 classroom.  The primary reason is to provide continuity of instruction for all students.  If there is a positive COVID case within a K-8 classroom, typically around a third to half of the class are close contacts and very often the teacher is a close contact as well.  Quarantining entire classes in this situation makes it possible for the teacher to continue to provide more consistent instruction remotely for all students.   When a portion of a class and the teacher are quarantined while other students in that classroom are at school, it causes issues with consistency of instruction as well as staffing of classrooms.  The ability of the District to have in-person instruction at all grade levels is contingent on having teachers and support staff available to operate schools effectively and safely.

COVID-19 Dashboard 

The District 7 COVID-19 dashboard contains the number of positive COVID-19 cases as well as the number of quarantined staff and students within each school in the district as of this morning.

Click HERE to view the updated District 7 COVID-19 dashboard.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate these challenges together.

Dr. Jason Henderson

Superintendent

Edwardsville CUSD7

School is Cancelled for Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Good evening.  This is a message from Jason Henderson, Superintendent of Schools.  Due to the potential of dangerous road conditions, specifically on rural routes, classes at all District 7 schools are cancelled for Tuesday, November 12th.   Further notification will be given for afternoon and evening activities.

Kidzone

Kid Zone service will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 for students currently enrolled this week. Kid Zone will operate from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm at Woodland Elementary School located at 59 S State Rt 157, Edwardsville. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. Critical care items must be provided.