At the regularly scheduled August 12th Board Meeting, the Board will vote on the amended 2020-2021 school calendar. Students' first day of school will be on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 from 7:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. Principals will be communicating building specific information over the next days and weeks. #GoPurple
At tonight's Special Board Meeting, the Board approved Dixon High School's Return to Learn Plan. The link below will take you to the plan. We ask that parents choose to return in-person 2 days/week or totally remote by Wednesday, Aug. 12. If you haven't registered, are changing your mind, or you have any questions, please contact the main office at 815-453-4966. https://5il.co/j9rv
At tonight's Special Board Meeting, the Board approved Reagan Middle School's Return to Learn Plan. The link below will take you to the plan. We ask that parents choose to return in person 2 days/week or totally remote by Wednesday, Aug. 12. If you haven't registered. are changing your mind, or you have any questions, please contact the main office at 815-253-4966. https://5il.co/j9ru
A special board meeting is schedule for 8-7-20 at 4 pm. We have returned to in-person meetings, but space is limited due to social distancing. The meeting will be live streamed and a link will be on our website prior to the meeting. Those wishing to participate in the Citizen's Agenda can email President Wegner and Superintendent Empen prior to the meeting. https://5il.co/
We have had over 1,145 families complete the survey. Thank you! Each family only needs to complete one survey. The survey closes on Tuesday, August 4 at 5 p.m. Click on the link below to be taken to the survey, or call any building or the District Office for assistance. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUQ1c5VFdHSFE1SUdHV1NONEgyRjdHQkhNRi4u
Back to School Survey: As a result of community feedback and discussion at last night's Board of Education Meeting, we are asking parents to provide input on a survey. We know we have asked you to complete several surveys, but your information is vital as we finalize plans for the new school year. If you or someone you know cannot access the survey, please call the District Office or any school building for a paper copy. This survey closes on Tuesday, August 4th at 5 p.m. Thank you and #GoPurple. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUQ1c5VFdHSFE1SUdHV1NONEgyRjdHQkhNRi4u
Attention Parents! Information from District Nurse Hafer - Students including remote learning students, entering Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade are required by the State of Illinois to show proof of a current physical and updated immunization record. 12th grade students are required to show proof of the Meningococcal vaccine that was given on or after their 16th birthday. Proof of these medical records need to be turned in to your school nurse by the first day of school, to avoid exclusion. Please contact your building principal or Nurse Hafer if you have any questions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse. Thank you and stay healthy!
A few families have reached out regarding internet accessibility. Clicking on the following link with take you to "Internet Essentials by Comcast." They have reasonable internet options that you may qualify for. The link to apply is on this web page. https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/comcast-broadband-opportunity-program
Online registration is open. Please complete the registration forms and fill out the Intake Survey. If you have questions, please contact your school or the district office. https://www.dps170.org/article/267425?org=dps
Monday, July 27th the District Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for walk in registration. You may drop off paperwork or use one of our computers to complete registration. Social distancing and masks will be required during registration. If you need our help and don't want to come to registration please call us at 373-4966 and we will assist you over the phone. We need you to register your student no matter what option you choose by Friday, July 31. This enables the District to start developing class lists and busing options. If your decision changes on whether to utilize in-person blended learning or remote learning you can contact the building principal and let them know as soon as possible.
I was notified that you could only see the first two pages of tonight's Return to Learn recommendations. I've attached the PowerPoint version and you will hopefully be able to see all pages. https://5il.co/ibup
Here is the Return to Learn recommendations that were presented to the Board tonight. The District wanted to make sure that our options were acceptable in order to continue with planning for the fall semester. We will continue to provide updates as the District Leadership Team works through this process. This is a fluid process where we have to be willing to make changes even during implementation to ensure our students receive the instruction they need. We will send updates and information via our website, app, and social media pages as we continue to work through this process. Thank you all for your support during this time. https://5il.co/ibrd
We thank you for being patient tonight with our technical difficulties. Our tech dept. has done trial runs to ensure smoothness during our meetings, unfortunately it did not go as planned tonight. We hope to address all issues before our next meeting and appreciate your understanding.
We have paused the Board Meeting due to poor sound issues. The technology department will send a new link in a few minutes to join us. We thank you for your patience as we work through this issues. We want to make sure everyone is able to hear the meeting. We will post the Public Comments to our app since this portion was difficult to hear.
There will be a short special Board of Education meeting this Wednesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. It will be live streamed, and the link will be on our website, app, and social media pages on Wednesday. Public Comment can be done by emailing Board President Wegner (email@example.com) and Superintendent Empen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on Wednesday. Your comments will be read aloud during that portion of the meeting.
Attention Parents: We are asking each family to complete a survey that will assist us in planning for this next school year. Click on the link below to access the survey. You only need to complete one survey per family. If you do not have internet access, please stop by the District Office and complete a paper survey. This survey does not lock you into a decision for the next school year, and you still need to register your student(s) before school starts. This survey will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, and we thank you for completing the survey. Two names will be chosen from those who complete the survey and registration fees will be waived for this upcoming school year. https://forms.gle/KBfPN7k9LAWVafFM6
Parent Survey on our website and social media pages at 5:30 p.m.
Online registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is now open. https://www.dps170.org/article/267425?org=dps
The Illinois State Board of Education released guidance yesterday on returning to school this fall. Click on the link below to see a letter from Supt. Empen on how the District is utilizing this information. https://5il.co/hizd
Attention DHS juniors and seniors: SVCC Fall Schedule of Ag Classes can be found by clicking on this link. https://www.svcc.edu/schedule/coursesched/fall/depts/agr.html Contact your counselor if you're interested.
From our friends at the Penguin Project of the Sauk Valley: Sign-up today to be a part of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Actors and peer mentors needed. https://5il.co/hgjb
Attention DHS juniors and seniors! Interested in agriculture programs? Want to know more about the variety of degrees and careers in agriculture? DPS has funds to cover the cost of tuition and books for dual credit classes at SVCC. Talk to your counselor to find out how to enroll today. https://www.svcc.edu/academics/programs/agriculture/
The Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting on Wed., June 17 at 6 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be live streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel. The link will be posted on our website on Wednesday morning. Public comments that follow Board Policy will be read aloud. Please email any public comments to President Linda Wegner and Superintendent Margo Empen. #GoPurple
The DHS Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Video can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Thank you to the ministerial association for your hard work and dedication to our graduates! #DHSClassof2020 https://youtu.be/6_s0vw5KLPA
Attention drivers' ed students and parents: Click on the link below to see an announcement regarding behind-the-wheel guidelines. Driving begins on Monday, 6/8/20. Your instructor will contact you to set up your driving time. #GoPurple https://5il.co/gy8g
Wowza! 415 parents have completed the remote learning survey! Just a final reminder that the survey closes at 4 pm tomorrow (6/5/20). Parents only need to complete one survey. If you'd still like to complete a survey, please click on this link - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUMjU4SFNKQ1NWUzVOQ1lLSTgxV1JGNDBSWi4u
Click on the link below to see the June 2020 Virtual Programs & Camp & Workshop Kits from our friends at the Woodlawn Arts Academy. https://5il.co/gvmb
We've had 320 parents respond to our remote learning survey so far. THANK YOU! It's not too late to respond. The survey is open until Friday, June 5 at 4 p.m. Click on the link below to be taken to the survey. Those who complete a survey will be put in a drawing for free registration fees and other prizes. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUMjU4SFNKQ1NWUzVOQ1lLSTgxV1JGNDBSWi4u
Chromebook, accessories, and final material turn in on Wednesday, June 3rd from 2-7 p.m. at Dixon High School. Items that are not turned in will be invoiced for payment. Call 815-453-4966 if you cannot turn in items by Wednesday or if we can help you in any way.
Parents-please complete a survey to inform us on remote learning and technology. We do not have any guidance about what school will look like for the fall, but will contact you as soon as we know. Please click on the link below to access the survey. Those who complete a survey will be put in a drawing for free registration fees and other prizes. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUMjU4SFNKQ1NWUzVOQ1lLSTgxV1JGNDBSWi4u
Parent Survey Request - Ends on Friday, June 5, 2020
Another resource for helping teenagers cope with grief. https://www.centerforloss.com/2016/12/helping-teenagers-cope-grief/
Please click on the link below to read an article on supporting your teen in times of grief and loss. Don't forget that if you need to speak to your counselor, please email them w/your phone number. https://www.childandfamilymentalhealth.com/adolescence-and-young-adults/grieving-teenagers-supporting-your-teen-following-the-loss-of-a-loved-one/
If students need counseling support, please email your counselor and provide a phone number where you can be reached. They will call you back. #GoPurple #DixonStrong
If the public would like to address the Board during social distancing, please send an email to Board President Linda Wegner and Superintendent Margo Empen. #GoPurple
There will be a special Board Meeting on Wed., May 27 at 5 pm. The future of Remote Learning will continue to be discussed. Due to social distancing requirements, we will live stream the meeting. Check our website for the link on Wednesday. #GoPurple
The last day for Grab & Go bags is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The last day for Buddy Bags is Friday, May 29, 2020. United Way Summer Eats Program begins on June 3, 2020. #GoPurple
Parents & Guardians: Administrators will be sending out automated calls this weekend with reminders about next Tuesday's last day of school. Picking up student materials & turning in work begins on Tues. from 7:30 am-3 pm. Borrowed computers need to be turned in on Tues.#GoPurple
PreK packets will be ready for pickup tomorrow at Washington. Packets can be picked up from 7:30 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. #GoPurple #PreKRocks
Students' prescription medication will be ready for pick-up at your student's school beginning on Monday, May 11. Schools are open from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Automated call regarding the next set of remote learning begins on Monday, May 11, 2020.
This call is a reminder that pickup of remote learning packets and student belongings from lockers is this Monday, May 11th from 7:30am to 3:00pm. RMS pickup traffic should use to outside lane until you are able to merge into the inside lane to proceed to your pickup and drop off locations. Remote learning packet pickup will take place at door 11. You may also return any completed packets or library books at this location during this time. After you have stopped at door 11, please proceed to the crosswalk outside of door 8 for student belonging pickup. Please be patient and stay in your cars at both locations. We appreciate your cooperation and will look forward to seeing you Monday.
Click on the following link to see the remote learning calendar for May. Building principals will be reaching out to provide information on picking up student supplies on May 11th. https://5il.co/fuvh
Parent Survey Update: Thank you for being patient as we worked through issues with our initial Remote Learning Survey sent to parents. You will be receiving an email that has a survey link in it later today. This survey is more efficient, and when you click submit your input goes directly to the teacher. We value your input and look forward to hearing back from you. #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
Parents: ROE #47 is offering a Parenting Network Meeting next Thursday, May 7 from 3-4 p.m. Information on how to join the meeting is below. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/195149613 Meeting ID: 195 149 613 One tap mobile +13126266799,,195149613# US (Chicago)
Parent Survey Update - We understand that there may be issues with the Remote Learning Survey sent out by teachers. We are working to create the same survey in a different format. We will notify you when it is ready to be sent to you to complete. Thank you for your patience and your valuable input.
Dr. Grady & Tom Wadsworth will be live streaming the DHS awards assembly on Monday, May 11 at 6:30 pm. The link for the live stream will be posted on our website prior to the start of the assembly. #GoPurple #DPSStrong #Scholarshiprecognition
To Reagan Middle School Parents: If your child had spring photos taken they are now available for purchasing online. To view your child's photos, follow the following link https://grotis.zenfolio.com/reaganspring20. Your child's Lumen ID # is their password to view their photos. Please email email@example.com with any questions. We are not keeping regular business hours due to COVID-19. If you reach out to us we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Tomorrow, April 24, is a Remote Learning Planning Day. Teachers will be working on creating lessons for the final round of remote learning. Teacher office hours and remote learning are suspended. Stay engaged by reading, relaxing, or being outside as a family!
Remote Learning Packets for Reagan, Madison, Jefferson and Washington have been posted. https://www.dps170.org/o/dps/browse/111732
The second round of remote learning packets will be distributed beginning tomorrow, April 20, 2020. Parents will be able to drive up to their school to get packets and turn in completed packets. Packets can be picked up Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm. Online learning will also be available by 7:30 am tomorrow. Please turn in any library books that students are done reading. We will provide information for picking up student's supplies and materials in the near future. Stay safe and healthy.
Click on the following link to read a letter from Superintendent Empen regarding Governor Pritzker's decision to extend remote learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year. https://5il.co/f8hi #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning #WeMissYou
Remote learning extended through the end of the school year as ordered by Governor JB Pritzker.
Reagan Students & Families - are you up for a Challenge? Take part in the RMS Masterpiece Challenge hosted by Mrs Hamer, Art Teacher. Watch the video for more details & see some of the staff members contributions. Let’s see what you’ve got! https://youtu.be/K09dYEX6lxQ
Stay mentally well while staying socially distant. Being intellectually active is vital to our brain health. Here are a few links to Virtual Museum Tours. National Gallery of Art-https://www.nga.gov/ British Museum-https://www.britishmuseum.org/ and Smithsonian American Art Museum-https://americanart.si.edu/ #GoPurple #Brainhealth #Brainbreak
Students: How are you doing? Below are links to wellness surveys for each of our schools. Click yours and tell us! You can request a contact from one of our counselors if you feel the need. All answers are confidential https://www.dps170.org/article/231814?org=dps
We were just notified that Let's Go Learn is back up and running. Thank you for your patience. #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
Let's Go Learn is having server issues at this time. The issue is at their end, so please be patient as they work to fix it. DPS #170 will update you if we receive additional information.
Let's Go Learn contacted us that their server went down a while ago. They are working to fix it at this time, so students may not be able to access Let's Go Learn. The issue is at their end and they are working on it. Let's Go Learn said they will place an announcement on their website if it is taking too long to fix. Please be patient during this delay. We will notify you if we have any further updates.
Shreya A. and Kasey H. are two adorable bunnies. #GoPurple #Somebunnylikesbeingcreative
Parents- If you are choosing to do a packet for remote learning, please turn in the packet for April 2-21st by Friday, April 24th. You may drop them off during normal office hours from 8-3 in the vestibule inside Door 1 at the school. The packet for April 22nd-May 11th will be available for pick-up on Monday, April 20th in a drive thru format outside Door 21 8-3:00 and after that in the vestibule inside Door 1 at the school daily from 8-3:00. In the event we return to school sooner, we will adjust as new information becomes available. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can assist in any way.
Grace C. practicing her building skills. Way to go, Grace! #GoPurple #DPSDistanceLearning
DPS #170 is announcing alternate dates for our end-of-year activities. Click on the following link to see the announcement. https://5il.co/exoq
There is a free webinar tomorrow for educators and families: Caring for the Education Community during COVID-19: How Families Can Partner with Schools during Distance Learning. Please click on or copy the link to be taken to the registration page. https://actionforhealthykids.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ov6d9MpkSQqu5TG-TEKN9Q
Happy National Assistant Principal's Week to Mr. Magnafici, Mr. Stansford, and Mr. Shaner! Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the students and staff of Dixon Public Schools. #GoPurple #AsstPrincipalsRock
The PTC Fannie May fundraiser pick-up is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 from 11 am to 4 pm at Door 15 at Madison/RMS. A reminder automated call will go out to K-8 parents on Monday. #GoPurple #ThankyouPTC
Our social workers, counselors, and nurses are providing support during remote learning. Click on the link below to access their emails and office hours. Support is just an email away. https://5il.co/ekuo
If you have signed up for a Buddy Bag, they will continue to be handed out every Friday from 8-9 am at all school buildings and the former Lincoln School. Buddy Bags continue tomorrow Friday, April 3, 2020. #GoPurple #Thankyoubuddybags
Canvas Info: Want a way to keep track of your child's work on Canvas? You can enroll in your child's course(s) to see assignments, grades, etc. without participating in the course. You can be in the loop on the work and expectations on Canvas. Click on this link to learn how. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10913-414473163
DPS #170 has provided an FAQ on our website, app and social media pages to help students and parents navigate remote learning. Please contact buildings or the District office with any questions you have. We are here to help and support you. https://5il.co/egil
Jefferson's Kids Heart Challenge fundraising money can be turned into the District Office this week. Our office is at 1335 Franklin Grove Road and is open from 7:30 am-4:00 pm daily. The Kids Heart Challenge is postponed until school resumes. #Jeffersonrocks
WACC Students: WACC is performing E-learning. WACC staff have the emails for each of their students to send work to. If any students have not heard from their instructor by the end of Tuesday, please contact DHS so we can help you. All work will be turned in electronically to the teachers email unless specified otherwise.
Grab & Go bags resume tomorrow. Distribution is from 8-9 am. Remote learning plans will be posted on our website, app, and social media pages at 3 pm tomorrow.
DPS #170 is waiting for guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education on future remote learning. We have a plan created and need to make sure it meets State Board requirements. We will roll out our plan just as soon as we can. Please be patient. We will let you know as soon as we have more information. #GoPurple
Grab & Go bags resume on Monday, 3/30. If you would like to receive a bag please click on the link below to sign up. If you have already signed up to receive a bag, you DO NOT need to sign up again. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZ2P6KC
Grab & Go Bags resume on Monday, March 30, 2020. Go to our website www.dps170.org to sign up if you haven't already. #GoPurple
Mrs. Empen & Mr. Rick provide an update for students, staff, and families.https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/229246295118865/
Click on the following link for a quick update from Mrs. Empen & Mr. Rick. https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/229246295118865/?__xts__=68.ARDCzrBRVSsCAoC9UEAVi2noR0svY0NvdAdmqnQozc8ufmEieFzpcka9yUa-1QD7vLNE5wWd5Ow-9AJvhR04fU5cEIqekffFOAjmQSYS90rhBwlMdekjvA9I5iGpH8HS5ANKH_nYjolC6MAvt9RxNwSbv799BUuVCU3C_6-eqU6RlzyvDx81ikd1hnmx1wUEOUXAPbU75sd_Ys90ePaFxMKYPWxLSl3XMMzYI845nJVto9uUYsrnfg57ENhy7yutPrmahoQ-DjqXjYhGF70NTDJrpB-RMXLtcqYzPwwiKWudp0ZIZwffZfO6t1LWMty61-D99MqkjXAO9og&__xts__=68.ARA-St0V704iUXqMMD8gYj23ogwZ2tTMcCmhrL6eB4nYB8U8pM1kLSGDEMcf05ViCuTbIYn6CXqTxAgsQhmdMmCz7WePloFM34BVqDQgkpbL4eZ6z8onp34-C1tM5hOQqnlm6SHORtlazDDmgu5Wu3v3wvSgrvyLexaxtzUePywuFOFABpcuADHI2-_jBDMEwCKLkRwNJ1zl5WoMj2GyWmnya3T4hK8beCI6GLV9R_5nXQQO65zl8WzO4i8vUz52rYDB-fmC_thW__l6QuXmAcW6BZCd5qiBM4ba4db65qA6Ud7NNZWPrMDd8dIz4mSW7J2CWGhQXHG0s30&__tn__=-R
Junior Achievement is providing free digital resources to teachers and parents. Clicking on the link will take you to their website to access the free resources. https://jaheartland.org/who-we-are/programs/special-programs/online-resources-for-home-and-school/
Learn about the Monterey Bay Aquarium and view the Live Cams. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
Explore the surface of Mars! Click on the following link to discover Mars through Nasa's Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/ #FamilyTime #GoPurple
The incredible people at Audible are offering their stories service free until schools resume. Click on the following link if you are interested. #GoPurple #AudibleStoriesRock https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
DHS students - Please remember to check your school email and Canvas sites daily for updates from your teachers. #GoPurple
Schools remain closed through April 7, 2020. More information will be provided as we receive it.
Students-don't forget you can email your teachers if you have questions on the extended learning packets you picked up. Teacher email addresses are found on our website. Click on "sites" and choose your building. Click on "menu" and then click on "directory."
Please check out the IHSA link regarding the most up to date information about spring sports & activities. https://www.ihsa.org/default.asp
Updates on PTC Fundraiser turn in, Grab & Go Bags, Packet pick-up times, and Buddy Bags - check the website, app, and social media pages.
UPDATE: If you're a Buddy Bag Family, you can pick up your buddy bags next week at each school plus Lincoln School. Distribution will be Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 8-9 am and Tues.-Thurs. 4-5 pm.
REMINDER: If you haven't picked up your extended learning packet, it's not too late. Packets can be picked up at the District Office (1335 Franklin Grove Rd.) for the remainder of this week from 7:30 a.m. until noon.
UPDATE: Grab & Go breakfast and lunch bags for Thursday and Friday will be given out on Thursday. Students will receive both days on Thursday, so there will be no distribution on Friday. We will remind everyone tomorrow during distribution from 8-9 am.
REMINDER: PTC Fundraiser Forms are to be turned in at the District Office (1335 Franklin Grove Rd.) on Wednesday, March 18th from 8 am to 2 pm.
PTC Fundraiser turn in on 3/18/2020 at District Office from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sharing a video from CEO of KSB Hospital, Dave Schreiner, reminding us in these challenging times to make things better for our friends and neighbors https://youtu.be/PEkpGrWwHzo
Please watch this video for an important message from our community leaders about COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0ToB3TqTYo&feature=youtu.be
We have been made aware that Comcast is offering free internet to low income households for two months during the coronavirus situation. We are posting the link below to the application page where people can sign up. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Updated school closure information from the Superintendent as of 3-15-2020 has been posted. https://www.dps170.org/article/210054?org=dps
Parents can pick up their student's prescription medication from schools tomorrow (3/16/2020) between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Schools will be closed after this time and will not be reopened until Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Students who are receiving homebound tutoring or education outside of our District will not receive tutoring or be sent to outside placements through 3/30/2020. Mrs. Steinmeyer is contacting schools. She will be reaching out regarding work packets for students.
COVID-19 Contingency Update - Please see Supt. Empen's updated letter on the website, app, and social media pages.
Here is a link to the RMS E-Learning Packets. Hard copies can be picked up at Reagan on Monday, 3/16 from 7:30am-1:00pm. After 1:00pm, they will be available at the District Office until 4:00pm. Packets will continue to be available Tuesday, 3/17 to Friday, 3/20 only at the District Office from 7:30am - 4:00pm https://www.dps170.org/o/rms/browse/111108.
With schools closed next week, the PTC fundraiser needs to be turned in on Wed., March 18 at the District Office from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Please check the PTC Facebook page for updates. #GoPurple #PTCthankful
RMS track practice will begin on Monday as scheduled. If there are changes in our practice schedule, please look to our Twitter and Facebook pages. Be sure to sign up for the 'Remind' app to get the latest news!
Dixon High School's Key Club will not be attending the District Conference this weekend in Springfield. If there are any questions about this, please contact DHS. #GoPurple
Info about Spring Photos: Children will be sent home with an order form on photo day! You can order with the form or online. See the back of the form for online ordering instructions or contact Emily at GROT for instructions 815-284-3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DPS #170 has been working with the LCHD & KSB to be proactive regarding COVID-19 and keeping our students and staff healthy and safe. Click on the link below for a letter that is being sent home today with PreK-5 students & electronically gr. 6-12. https://5il.co/dkf4
DPS #170 has utilized the Illinois Department of Public Health guidance in being proactive in protecting our students & staff in regard to COVID-19. Click on the link below to view the IDPH guidance. https://5il.co/dkf5
Questions regarding COVID-19. Call or email the Illinois Dept. of Public Health. (800)-889-3931 / DPS.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV. Thank you LCHD for keeping us informed.
Congratulations Kathleen Keesey on your ROE #47 Spelling Bee win! Kathleen is a student at Reagan Middle School in Mrs. Clevenger's class. We are so proud of you and wish you luck in Washington, D.C.! #GoPurple #superspeller #Scrippsbound
The Key Club at DHS is offering free babysitting this Valentine's Day from 5-8:30 pm at Jefferson School. How awesome is this! Take your sweetie out while knowing your children are taken care of and having a good time. #GoPurple #KeyClubRocks https://5il.co/cuhe
Attention Parents! You have this week and next week to complete the 5Essentials Parent Survey. The survey officially closes on Feb. 14. Here are the updated survey numbers. Madison School: 34% DHS: 23% Washington Elem: 23% Jefferson Elem: 22% RMS: 28%
RMS Yearbook Online Sale ends 2/14. Order yours at www.jostensyearbook.com $35 Order forms are also available in main office. Payment is due with order form.
Just a reminder that students in kdg., 2nd, 6th, & 9th grade must have dental exams turned in by May 1, 2020. That seems like a long way off, but it will be here before you know it. Please contact your school nurse if you have questions. https://5il.co/cn06
Check out the public service announcement from Dixon High School posted to Facebook and Twitter... https://twitter.com/dukesduchesses/status/1221873835756204035
5Essentials Weekly Update on Parent Survey Responses. The survey closes at midnight on February 13. You can take a survey for every building you have a student in. Parent response rates for DPS 170: Madison-34% DHS-23% Washington-22% Jefferson-22% RMS-28%
Monday's 5Essentials Parent Survey Update. No changes since last week. The Survey ends on 2-14-2020. We utilize this information in our improvement plans. Madison School: 34% Dixon High School: 23% Washington School: 22% Jefferson School: 22% Reagan Middle School: 28%
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is coming to Dixon! Dental Day is on March 23, 2020. Medical Day is March 25, 2020. Call the Lee County Health Dept. (284-3371) to schedule your appointment. https://5il.co/caf1
Keep up the good work parents! Our 5Essentials Parent Survey numbers continue to grow. Madison School is in the lead. The survey closes on Valentine's Day! Madison School: 34% DHS: 23% Washington Elem School: 22% Jefferson Elem School: 22% Reagan Middle School: 28%
Come join our amazing CEO students at Thursday's Global Gala at the Post House. The East Class of CEO contains students from DHS and other high schools in Lee and Ogle Counties. https://5il.co/c9pt
Tonight's parent/community presentation from Nathan Harmon begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS. It is free to anyone who wants to attend. https://5il.co/c0xf
I was able to hear Nathan Harmon speak at RMS this afternoon. Wow! Nathan's message is inspiring for all ages, and reminds us that everyone has value and can be a leader. Don't forget about tonight's community presentation which is FREE at 6:30 pm in the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS.
Nathan Harmon Parent Presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS. This free presentation is open to parents, community members, and any middle or high school students who would like to hear Nathan's message on "Your Life Speaks!"
Lion King Jr is cancelled this evening. We are going to reschedule for next Saturday at 7pm. Customers that had tickets for tonight can use their tickets at tomorrow's show at 2pm or next Saturday at 7pm.
Come out and support the LCSEA Transition Program at Pizza Ranch in Sterling. #GoPurple https://5il.co/c5y1
The 5Essentials Parent Survey is still open. Let's move these numbers up! You can take a survey for every building you have a child in. Madison School: 33% Dixon High School: 23% Washington Elem School: 22% Jefferson Elem School: 21% Reagan Middle School: 27%
Come see our amazing students next weekend in The Lion King Jr.! Thank you to Woodlawn Arts Academy for partnering with us to make this possible. https://5il.co/c22r
Nathan Harmon will be speaking to students at RMS & DHS on 1-13-20. There will be a parent presentation that evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Wiltz Auditorium. To learn more about Nathan Harmon click on this link. https://5il.co/c0xe
Nathan Harmon will be speaking to RMS & DHS students on 1-13-20. A parent night will be held in the evening at the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS. Click on the link to see more information. https://5il.co/c0xf
I want to thank our parents for continuing to complete the 5Essentials survey. Our numbers continue to increase which provide us valuable information for our Building & District Improvement plans. There is still time to complete a survey. Parents can take a survey for each building they have a child(ren) enrolled in. Keep up the great work! Click or paste this link to access the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/ Madison School: 33% Dixon High School: 23% Washington Elem School: 21% Jefferson Elem School: 20% Reagan Middle School: 27%
THE DIXON SCHOOL BOARD IS LOOKING FOR FIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT COMMUNITY-SCHOOL RELATIONS TO SERVE ON A BRAND NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE. We are making community engagement a top priority in our district’s vision, because a proactive and ongoing conversation with our school community—including families, businesses, and civic and social groups—is essential for thriving schools. Specifically, we want to better listen to and understand the community’s aspirations for education, to advocate for those desires in district decision-making, and to clearly inform the community of the district’s performance. Members of the Community Engagement Committee will shape how we actively collaborate with all stakeholders in the community about the direction and day-to-day functioning of our schools. This committee will meet from 3:30-4:30 PM on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning on January 14th, 2020. Child care will be provided. If you are interested, please contact the district’s Central Office at 815-284-7722. You can also email our Board representatives of your interest in serving on this committee. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent are doing a great job of completing the 5 Essentials survey, but we need more responses to receive results. You can take the survey on your phone. Please take the survey if you haven't already. https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
The District Office (284-7722) is experiencing phone difficulties. If there is something you need, please contact us via email from our website or call a building and they will get us the message. Thank you for your patience while we correct the issue.
Thanks to all the parents that have completed the 5 Essentials survey. To receive information back,we need more parents to complete the short online survey. If you haven't completed the survey, please do so now. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
PRESS RELEASE Dixon High School Threat Update: As of 11:00 a.m., the Dixon Police Department has identified the individual that had made the telephone call to the Dixon High School at 9:00 a.m. this morning. After a complete, and thorough investigation, we are confident that no credible threat ever existed. The investigation will be reviewed by the Lee County State Attorney’s Office for possible charges.
All Dixon Public School buildings are being taken off Internal Lock-Down status. A press release from the Dixon Police Department will follow shortly. Safety and security of ALL students remains our top priority. We thank everyone for their patience during this situation.
All Dixon Public Schools remain on an internal lock-down at this time. Dixon Police just released a press release regarding the situation. We continue the lock-down for the safety of students. We are working with food service to ensure all DHS students have lunch on campus.
October 28, 2019 PRESS RELEASE On October 28th, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Dixon High School received a telephone call from an unknown subject, older male, who stated, “The school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as they might have another Milby situation.” With any comment(s) or threat, the safety and security of our students and staff is our utmost priority and we take any threats with the utmost seriousness. The Dixon Police Department along with the Dixon Public Schools Administration have been and will continue to investigate the telephone call that was received this morning. At approximately 9:15 a.m., and due to the telephone call that was received, the Dixon Public Schools were placed on “Internal Lockdown.” Internal Lockdown allows the students and staff to move freely around within the school and classes continue as planned, but no one is allowed to leave the building and people are vetted that are wanting to enter the school as well. While we don’t anticipate or believe there is any threat to the students and staff at the Dixon High School, but while erring on the side caution, the department will have extra personnel at the schools. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Dixon Police Department at (815) 288-4411.
At approximately 9:15 a.m., Dixon High School went on an internal lockdown for a potential threat. Administration has also asked all other buildings to be put on internal lockdown until further notice. Dixon Police are currently investigating the credability of this information. Out of an abudance of caution, all buildings will remain on an internal lockdown until further notice. We will provide additional information as details emerge. We take all information seriously, but no direct threat was made.
The annual 5 Essentials Survey for parents in now open. This provides critical data for school improvement. We ask every parent to take a few minutes to complete the survey. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
Join us for Jefferson Open House at 10 am and DHS Open House at 1 pm tomorrow. DHS starts in the Wiltz Auditorium. #GoPurple
NIU is hosting their STEMFest tomorrow, Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 5pm. Lots of fun activities for boys and girls of all ages. https://www.niu.edu/stemfest/index.shtml
DPS #170 is excited to announce our Open Houses at Jefferson and Dixon High School to highlight the construction and renovation work completed over the last year. Join us Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at Jefferson School and at 1 p.m. at Dixon High School. There will be District personnel and representatives from Russell Construction and Green Associates there to answer your questions. We are proud of the work done and invite you to share in our excitement. #GoPurple
Reminder: Today, Friday, October 11th, is a half day. All school will dismiss at 11am.
We just posted the Dixon Strong Leadership Committee's press release and survey data on our News page. Please go to www.dps170.org to read the press release and supporting data. We partnered with #DixonStrong to make the survey available to our parents & community.
Join us on Oct. 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS for a parent presentation on Cyber-Bullying & Social Networks. Det. Wistocki will be informing & empowering parents with proactive strategies to combat cyber-bullying & understanding tech your child may be using.
This Friday we will be launching our new website and District app after school. This platform is also how we will send out text messages, phone call alerts, and communications about education and District events. You can access the parent portal thru the app. #gopurple
We encourage everyone in the community to take the DixonStrong Survey https://forms.gle/1HNP8wXfT8DAUZSc9
Dixon's Amazing Teachers: The Telegraph and KSB are recognizing Dixon's Amazing Teachers. Nominate your favorite teacher this month! Nominations for September will be from the 16th to the 22nd. https://saukvalley.secondstreetapp.com/dixonamazing/