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
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
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.
Due to the high number of positive COVID-19 cases among students at Challand Dr. Everett, Dr. Dail and Challand Administration, in cooperation with the Whiteside County Health Department, have made the decision to place Challand on a 5 day adaptive learning pause. The five days starts tomorrow, the schedule is as follows: Thursday January 20th- Students will learn remotely from home Friday, January 21st-Students will learn remotely from home Monday, January 24th-Students will learn remotely from home Students will return to in-person learning at Challand on Tuesday, January 25th. Students should check their Google Classrooms for zoom links and class information. Students should also follow the daily bell schedule which will be emailed through skyward this evening. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me by emailing email@example.com or calling Challand Middle School at 815-626-3300. If, during this time, your student should develop COVID related symptoms, please reach out to your local health provider and Kim Duffy, our school nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Please see the link below for the latest Superintendent's Update 01.05.22 for Sterling Public Schools. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LQcgpDvW858dLyOvw8bIjyhWnFEbbhHZqvTqgPxAHVA/edit?usp=sharing #GoWarriors
SPS will be hosting a free COVID-19 Shield Saliva Testing clinic on January 4, 2022. Please see details below: January 4, 2022 9:00 AM to Noon Sterling High School Door #1 Free Testing for anyone! No Appointment needed! You will have your results prior to returning to school on Thursday, January 6, 2022. For details on how to crease a SHIELD portal, please visit www.sterlingpublicschools.org and click on “SHIELD COVID-19 Saliva Testing”
Dear Parents/Guardians, At approximately 10:00 AM this morning, Sterling Public Schools was notified by the Sterling Police Department that there was some suspicious activity in the community and, while investigating, they requested we implement our crisis plan and limit access in and out of our buildings. We obliged and immediately went into temporary lockdown. All students and staff were safe and secure during the lockdown. Following notification from the Sterling Police Department, we released our lockdown at approximately 10:15 AM due to the determination there was no longer a threat.
Friday, November 5, 2021 is a Half Day for students. #GoWarriors
Attention SPS Students and Parents, Please click-on the attached google link to access the latest edition of Dr. Everett's Superintendent Update, dated 09.07.21. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jL8F9QlLVaISGyHcLN45zZuI9FgHrO5wSAdyaCDdhNM/edit?usp=sharing
Below is SPS' 2021-2022 Back to School Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nXuo4qwc-AyDepZI7YNLq-1W6ipjiW2QHbFanI_IGjE/edit?usp=sharing
Next Up: Katie Johnson, 7th & 8th Grade Math Welcome Mrs. Johnson!
In honor of new teachers starting back today, we would like to introduce who is joining the Challand Middle School Team! First up: Justin Pratt, new Life Skills teacher
With Gov. Pritzker enacting his executive order yesterday, students and staff are now required to wear a mask while indoors at school. For the latest Superintendent's Update, and how this executive order will impact SPS, please click-on the attached link. https://docs.google.com/document/d/101MFoMhrvvZi7HHD-TO3yXNFMbgHSdqotG6Flzq0q5M/edit?usp=sharing
The Warrior Apparel Store is open! https://sterlingspiritwear2021.itemorder.com/sale
Skyward tip! Did you know that skyward will send you alerts for your child's grades if they reach D/F status? Check the accuracy of your contact information and settings using the screen images below.
SPS students and parents, here's the latest Superintendent's Update, dated 07.20.21. Today's edition addresses masks for summer school and fall, some other decisions that have already been made, and P-EBT cards. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YYSrGFF1CbxAScAgYmTMW0ouJujpRqggNF1wIf_1MzI/edit?usp=sharing
SPS' Board of Education announces that it has an open board seat. Deadline to apply is Aug. 4th., and if interested, please visit our district's webpage at: https://www.sterlingpublicschools.org/page/board-of-education-vacancy
SPS Students, Parents & Guardians, Here is the latest edition of Superintendent's Update_05.17.21. Today's Update discusses how SPS will respond to the CDC's new mask recommendation for schools. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z_9FwzAJy6uVLPQGb-8Eq0xcgCXrRY6_zyEzgidYPM0/edit?usp=sharing