Entries by mmitchell

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 […]

Holiday Greetings from Dr. Patrick Shelton

Watch Dr. Shelton’s holiday message here.  Happy Holidays District #7 Community! It has been a busy and wonderful first semester in all of our schools – from academics to athletics and fine arts – we have learned and accomplished so much. As we prepare to put 2021 in the past, I hope you have the […]

Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for December 13

District #7 will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, December 13, 2021. The clinic will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the EHS Media Center with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine being administered.    There is no cost for the vaccination and the clinic is for any student ages 5 or older.   All children ages 5-17 must be accompanied […]

Inclement Weather Plan

November 10, 2021  Dear District #7 Families:  Winter is fast approaching, and along with it comes the potential for weather and travel concerns. If inclement weather prompts District #7 to cancel school or alter bus schedules, we will notify parents and staff as soon as possible using a variety of communication tools. Please note, extreme weather […]

COVID-19 & SHIELD Testing Update

November 4, 2021  Dear District #7 Families:   As we enter another month of the school year, I wanted to provide our District #7 families and community with an update on COVID-19 and SHIELD Testing.   Throughout this school year, District #7 has done an excellent job in keeping case counts of COVID-19 low. Last week, there were nine known positive cases among students, the lowest weekly total since […]

Changing the Way Reading is Taught

Shifting Gears: ECUSD #7 is changing the way we teach reading. District #7 is dedicated to providing every child with high-quality, evidence-based reading instruction. This begins in our classrooms, specifically by giving our students the foundational skills necessary to become lifelong learners. Decades of research called “The Science of Reading” is guiding us on this […]

Announcement of IAR Parent Portal

District #7 is pleased to inform parents/guardians of a new and innovative method for presenting their student’s Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) test results. IAR Parent Portal – Introducing https://il-results.pearsonaccessnext.com, where you can access individual student results and resources to support everything you need to know about your child’s performance on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness […]

FastBridge Assessment

Dear District #7 K-8 Families,  During the 2020-2021 school year, District #7 began using new universal screening assessments, the FastBridge Assessment System. FastBridge provides for the efficient administration of various types of assessments used to screen, monitor and inform instruction/intervention. Teachers and psychologists have been working diligently to screen students in kindergarten through 8th grade in the areas of reading and math.    On […]