Parents, At approximately 2:00 pm today, Seesaw notified users that they have resolved the breach and have turned back on the messaging feature within Seesaw. Additionally, they have reset all passwords for users that was breached. SPS is turning Seesaw back on for our preK-3 students and families. We encourage all parents to change the password to their accounts. Additionally, the district will continue to monitor any content shared. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the District Office at 815-626-5050. Respectfully, Dr. Tad Everett Superintendent
15 days ago, Matt Birdsley
Parents, SPS was notified this morning of a breach with Seesaw. Seesaw is an online tool mainly used by students in PreK-2 and some 3rd grade sections for communication and online learning. An inappropriate picture was sent from an outside source. This breach impacted all Seesaw users across the nation. SPS has disabled all aspects of the Seesaw learning platform. Students and staff no longer have access to the system until the issue is resolved by Seesaw. We are recommending that parents not access Seesaw through their personal devices until the issue is resolved and that parents reset any username and password information associated with their accounts after the issue has been resolved. We will update families once we know of the next steps from Seesaw. Respectfully, Dr. Tad Everett Superintendent
15 days ago, Matt Birdsley
The attached link contains the latest edition of Superintendent's Update: The Back-to-School Edition. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jq6JptCbVybA8M6JWLvlSZcHzQY69vPFSshRX6IQXUw/edit?usp=sharing
about 2 months ago, Tad Everett
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Challand Middle School is excited to offer Soccer this fall. If interested in coaching, please apply at: https://www.applitrack.com/sterling/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Athletics%2fActivities
3 months ago, Matt Birdsley
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The Sterling Schools Foundation is recognizing the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Friday we visited SHS and honored Timothy Kelleher with the SPS 2nd Year Teacher of the Year award. Timothy is pictured with his award certificate and members of his SHS family. Congrats and thank you!
4 months ago, Jim Spencer
Tim Kelleher Teacher of the Year
The Sterling Schools Foundation is recognizing the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Friday we visited SHS and honored Andrew Root with the high school support staff award. Andrew is pictured with his award certificate and members of his SHS family. Congrats and thank you!
4 months ago, Jim Spencer
Andrew Root SHS Support Staff
The Sterling Schools Foundation is honoring the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Thursday we honored Abby Grevengoed (Franklin Elementary) as the K-2 Teacher of the Year. Abby is pictured with her award certificate and and some very happy Franklin students. Congratulations and thank you! #GoWarriors
4 months ago, Jim Spencer
Grevengoed - TOY Award
The Sterling Schools Foundation is honoring the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Thursday we honored Katie Wilcox (Franklin Elementary) as the K-2 Support Staff of the Year. Katie is pictured with her award certificate and some very happy Franklin students. Congratulations and thank you! #GoWarriors
4 months ago, Jim Spencer
Wilcox - Support Staff Award
The Sterling Schools Foundation is honoring the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Wednesday we honored MarKelly McCoy (Lincoln Elementary) as the 3-5 Support Staff of the Year. MarKelly is pictured with her award certificate and her Lincoln family. Congratulations and thank you! #GoWarriors
4 months ago, Jim Spencer
McCoy - Support Staff Award
The Sterling Schools Foundation is honoring the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Wednesday we honored Laura Estrem (Lincoln Elementary) as the 3-5 Teacher of the Year. Laura is pictured with her award certificate and her Lincoln family. Congratulations and thank you! #GoWarriors
4 months ago, Jim Spencer
Estrem - TOY Award
The Sterling Schools Foundation is honoring the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Tuesday we honored Kim Duffy as the Challand Middle School Support Staff of the Year. Kim is pictured with her award certificate and her CMS family. Congratulations and thank you! #GoWarriors
4 months ago, Jim Spencer
Kim Duffy - Support Staff Award
The Sterling Schools Foundation is honoring the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Tuesday we honored Christine Pomatto as the Challand Middle School Teacher of the Year. Christine is pictured with her award certificate and her CMS family. Congratulations and thank you! #GoWarriors
4 months ago, Jim Spencer
Pomatto-TOY
Breaking News: Alice Sotelo is the Class 2A State Champion in Triple Jump!! #GOldenWARRIORS
4 months ago, Ryan Vasquez
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Paralympian visits Washington Elementary School https://www.sterlingpublicschools.org/article/741824
5 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Paralympian Visitor
SPS is changing its Fri. Early Dismissal Schedule for the rest of the school year. For more details, please click on the attached google link for the latest edition of Superintendent's Update_04.05.22. https://docs.google.com/document/d/19il_Km6TRHGWeiR_hJImd0Wmtz6gV2vodLgp1B3YDO0/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Tad Everett
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SPS is allowing masks to be optional at school, until further notice. For complete details and background information, please click-on the attached link to access the latest edition of Superintendent's Update, dated 02.06.22. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RDq7C5gYiKzryY1y2k7RimYQZ3oRpRMn53WGT7-pijk/edit?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Tad Everett
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SPS Students & Parents, Please click-on this link for the latest edition of Superintendent's Update_01.27.22. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_deIjOZOyGqI8Rh5GqR7HARv-59E-nZf4uulvzIiVN8/edit?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Tad Everett
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SPS will be on a 2-hour delayed start tomorrow - Wednesday, January 26, 2022. This means all schools will start two hours later than normal and all bus routes will be running two hours later than normal, as well. This decision is based on the National Weather Service’s announcement today of a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Wind Chill Advisory, both for Serling, IL. According to these two special weather announcements, there will be “dangerously cold wind chills that are expected to reach 25 to 30 below zero and could result in frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.” Due to this 2-hour late start schedule, there will be no AM PreK Program classes at Franklin Elem. or Jefferson Elem. There will, however, be breakfast served at all the schools tomorrow morning two hours later than normal.
8 months ago, Matt Birdsley
SPS Job Opening SPS is looking for available individuals who would like to join our SPS COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team. The hours for these positions will be from 6:30am - 2:30pm (on school days). There is no certification required, and if you would like to apply you can do so online at www.sterlingpublicschools.org (Click-on the Menu tab, then Job Openings).
9 months ago, Tad Everett
SPS Job Opening