Sara Dail
Tendremos el primer Comité Consultivo de Padres Bilingües este año el 6 de octubre a 1:45 en la escuela Jefferson. B-PAC se asegura que nuestras comunidades escolares estén informadas sobre el método y la práctica de la enseñanza sobre la adquisición del segundo idioma. El comité está formado por una mayoría de padres, incluyendo maestros bilingües, consejeros y líderes escolares. ¡Ven y sé parte de B-PAC! We will have the first Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting this year on October 6, 2020 at 1:45 p.m. at Jefferson School. The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee ensures that our parents and school communities are informed on the teaching practices for students acquiring a second language. This committee is formed of parents, bilingual teachers, and school leaders. Come and be a part of B-PAC!
1 day ago, Sara Dail
Tad Everett
SPS Students & Parents, For the latest SPS COVID-19 data, please click-on the link for this week's Superintendent's Update, dated 09.28.20. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jVdUrn6PobcrC_IdK6g4_5hfrcKb7eV36saSdFDeiqg/edit?usp=sharing
2 days ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
SPS Students & Parents, Click-on the link to see the latest edition of Superintendent's Update, dated 09.20.20. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jVdUrn6PobcrC_IdK6g4_5hfrcKb7eV36saSdFDeiqg/edit?usp=sharing
10 days ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Sterling Public Schools is pleased to announce that all Sterling kids age 18 and under now eat free.  Curbside pick up for at home learners is available daily (Monday-Friday) in the CMS C drive from 9:00am-11:00am.  We are also adding weekend meals available to all students that will be available for pick up on Friday.  In order to ensure we have enough meals made, we are asking parents to submit their orders at the link below.  Orders should be submitted by 8:00am on the day of pick up.  Weekend meals should be picked up on Friday.  This will begin on Monday, September 21. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIQYyo6jjCyyAsEPpVPtaz6IfWnPHl50TcnqnoCbu-Ucg1BQ/viewform If you need your meals delivered, please call First Student at 815-625-7933. Any questions regarding meal orders or pick up can be directed to Aramark at 815-622-4153 Thank you, Sterling Public Schools
13 days ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
For the most up to date information on the district's COVID data, please check out the latest edition of Supt. Update_09.13.20. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jVdUrn6PobcrC_IdK6g4_5hfrcKb7eV36saSdFDeiqg/edit?usp=sharing
17 days ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Reminder that Friday, September 4th is a Staff Remote Learning Planning Day. Therefore, there is no student attendance for at home or at school learners. Also, Monday, September 7th is a holiday. School will resume on Tuesday, September 8th.
27 days ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
SPS Students and Parents, Please click-on the attached link for the latest edition of the Superintendent's Update_08.30.20. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jVdUrn6PobcrC_IdK6g4_5hfrcKb7eV36saSdFDeiqg/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, Tad Everett
Sara Dail
​SPS is looking for an LPN or an RN to join our family as the Washington Elementary School Nurse. Apply online at www.sterlingpublicschools.org, click Menu and Job Openings. For questions, email Dr. Sara Dail at sdail@sps5.org.
about 1 month ago, Sara Dail
Sara Dail
CALLING ALL TEACHERS... SPS has a 3rd grade opening at Lincoln Elementary School. Apply online at www.sterlingpublicschools.org and click on Menu, then Job Openings. For questions, email Dr. Sara Dail at sdail@sps5.org.
about 1 month ago, Sara Dail
Matt Birdsley
Board of Education member vacancy. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 7th at 4:30 PM. Please visit the link below for more information. https://www.sterlingpublicschools.org/o/sterling/page/board-of-education-vacancy-aug-2020
about 1 month ago, Matt Birdsley
Matt Birdsley
Thank you to the families that completed the 2020-2021 learning choice form for 1st semester. If you did not complete the form prior to the deadline, the district will be calling to ask your choice for the upcoming school year. You may also call the District Office at 815-626-5050 to submit your choice. Confirmation letters will be sent out this week.
2 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Matt Birdsley
Just a reminder that families must make their learning commitment choice for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year by Friday, July 24 at 4:30 PM. If you have not completed the online form, please access your Skyward account to complete the form or call the District Office at 815-626-5050 for assistance. If you have already submitted your online form and want to review, please click the link below for the steps to view your selection in Skyward. If you have any questions, call the District Office at 626-5050 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wWytJyNmHCoA6xY5uS-K2iRJMYR_52Zz/view
2 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
For the latest on SPS' Parent Commitment Form & draft Back to School Plan, please click-on the attached link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xAoXWQdIvpatQqu0TOYQZLV8VBTtnb-U1RX-v-yhfnk/edit?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
SPS Parents, the attached link is my "Superintendent’s Mid-Summer Update_July 7, 2020." It contains the latest back-to-school information for SPS, as well as a parent survey. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13S9dhBNhLEGxcQDprGshMmt6q2jF0Tn3X3GXb5aERyI/edit?usp=sharing
3 months ago, Tad Everett
Becky Haas
Parents and Guardians, School registration is available on-line. There will be no traditional one day on-site registration. Please register using your parent Skyward Family Access account at your earliest convenience. You do not have to submit payment at this time. Please call district office if you need any assistance or to make an appointment for in-person support. 815-626-5050, ext. 1631 or 1612
3 months ago, Becky Haas
Tad Everett
Losing a student is the hardest thing we deal with in schools. Therefore, it was a tough day for Sterling Public Schools. To the Serrano Family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we will forever keep CC in our hearts. #GoWarriors
4 months ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Sterling Public Schools is collecting data on Internet availability within the district to better help us plan for the fall. If you had a student in grades K-5 this past year, please complete the survey below. https://forms.gle/GGmBkrFaQTVg4hem7
4 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Becky Haas
Parents and Guardians, Please register using your parent Skyward Family Access account at your earliest convenience.  You do not have to submit payment at this time. Please call district office if you need any assistance or to make an appointment for in-person support. 815-626-5050, ext. 1631 or 1612
4 months ago, Becky Haas
Matt Birdsley
Sterling Public Schools would like to thank our families for their support and effort during the last 9 weeks of the school year. Please help us improve by completing the Remote Learning Survey at the link below: https://forms.gle/44ePr6US4U5G7h2k8 #GoWarriors
4 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
SPS Students & Parents, Here's the latest edition of Superintendent's Update_04.26.20. #GoWarriors https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZP2G4NkB2an2Pl4EIGwxx4Eu687GgF2peGpuxRB42ZM/edit?usp=sharing
5 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
Students, parents and community members, Here's the latest edition of Superintendent's Update, dated 04.19.20. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZP2G4NkB2an2Pl4EIGwxx4Eu687GgF2peGpuxRB42ZM/edit?usp=sharing
5 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
Today, IL Governor JB Pritzker suspended face-to-face learning for the remainder of the school year. I will provide more information to our stakeholders Sunday night. #GoWarriors
6 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
SPS Parents, here's the latest edition of Supt. Updates_04.09.20. Have a great weekend! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OJ5t30ZIfVp2bxTI_rsxQlx13cxXYWF9-P0R34OwrVg/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
A huge shout out to BlueBerrity for supplying learning boxes for all of SPS' PreK students, & to First Student for delivering them. This is just another example of why Sterling, IL is such an awesome community in which to to live and work. Thanks again BlueBerrity & First Student
6 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
SPS Students & Parents, here's the latest edition of my Superintendent's Update_04.06.20 https://docs.google.com/document/d/14vNVVAusNrCfxbGYd58HFxQchRoITpE7Ovo2s6XcEJg/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Tad Everett
Becky Haas
Kindergarten Registration Is happening Now! Please see web-site for further details https://www.sterlingpublicschools.org/article/223680?org=sterling
6 months ago, Becky Haas
Tad Everett
Today during his daily Coronavirus press release, Governor Pritzker announced that he is extending the date of required Remote Learning Days for all of Illinois’ PreK-12 schools minimally through April 30th.
6 months ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Reminder! Please complete if you have not already done so! The district is in the process of collecting names of students that may need a device at home. Please take this brief survey if your child does not have access to a learning device. We are working to setup an iPad loaner program for those with Internet, but no device. Link to survey (only complete once). https://forms.gle/4hWciYezMQ7zifug8
6 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Matt Birdsley
Here are the written directions to access i-Ready for K-8 students. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B3mogBldNgKBq3poJFCm279t5UmteZXtHAiOrv2vcEg/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Matt Birdsley
Please see the SPS5 e-learning parent letter at the link below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fB0qT202KGUTgHUL5K1kArzq-b6aSJ-jGI0o-5Xajaw/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
Here is a link to the parent letter I sent home earlier today. It contains lots of important information pertaining to our e-learning days starting on Tue. March 31st. #gowarriors https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U1ykTb9xHkgaYVSRWOX7lTqwnMsQZZ3o1DdTahFoIdw/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Parents, Students can login to i-Ready at home. Here are the directions! If you have any questions, please email cmstech@sps5.org K-8 students can work on math and reading lessons from home! https://youtu.be/O2uTGZHlOpE #GoWarriors
6 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Matt Birdsley
The district is in the process of collecting names of students that may need a device at home. Please take this brief survey if your child does not have access to a learning device. We are working to setup an iPad loaner program for those with Internet, but no device. https://forms.gle/W9XAHG1qeXHptERj8
6 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Matt Birdsley
Please see the link below for anyone needing Internet in their home. Comcast is offering 2 months free to those that qualify. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
7 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Matt Birdsley
Below is a link to a number of at home learning resources. We hope that everyone is staying safe. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iKBVatSrVm936XzUvwkADVM6vMNLaJ_uj0aLwaFnoN4/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
This is a great reminder from the World Health Organization on how to help protect yourself against the coronavirus/COVIS-19. #dothefive
7 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
Sterling Public Schools is closed through Monday, March 30th. Students and staff will return Tuesday, March 31st unless the governor extends his Executive Order. Students and staff, please stay healthy and please stay home!
7 months ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Sterling Public Schools will continue to post Coronavirus/COVID-19 related updates to our website. Please click the link below to access all documents related to any cancellations and/or updates as it relates to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. https://www.sterlingpublicschools.org/o/sterling/browse/109836
7 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
On Friday, March 13th, SPS will have an emergency 1/2-day of student attendance. For more information, please click-on the link below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IRY4pHd42EjqMEmbElLD6L7U48xu6l25o6v7XTJl9N4/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Reminder: Friday, March 6 is a Half Day. #GoWarriors
7 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
Attention Elementary Golden Warriors! Come out and read with the SHS Basketball Teams tonight from 6pm-6:45pm at the Sterling Public Library. #GoWarriors
10 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
Celebrating the SHS Girls Volleyball Team’ State Championship today at Centennial Auditorium. Great community turnout and support. So proud of you! #GoWarriors
11 months ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Please be advised that anyone attending the Volleyball Game in Bloomington on Friday or Saturday will not be allowed to bring in bags or large purses to Redbird Arena.
11 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Matt Birdsley
Attention: All students that are signed up for the YMCA day camp for Friday, 11/15/19 should bring a swimsuit, if they would like to swim.
11 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
Listening to Jaime Casap speak, the Chief Educational Officer at Google. Great quote from him, “We need to keep teaching problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, the ability to learn, and creativity. I hate it though when these are called “soft skills.” They are not soft skills, they are essential skills.”
11 months ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
On behalf of Sterling Public Schools, I want to thank all our Veterans for your bravery and sacrifice. You are truly heroes!
11 months ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
BREAKING NEWS! Warriors Win! Golden Warriors Volleyball is heading to State! SPS will have a half day release next Friday (11-15) for all students and staff. The YMCA will have child care, free of charge, for any SPS K-5 students interested. More details to come!
11 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
The SHS Fall Choral & Orchestra Concert was awesome tonight! #GoWarriors
11 months ago, Tad Everett
Sara Dail
Are you interested in subbing for Sterling Public Schools? We are in need of subs for teachers and teacher assistants. If interested, call 815-626-5050.
12 months ago, Sara Dail
Tad Everett
I loved meeting with Mr. Birdsley and a great group of Jefferson Elementary’s Teachers today. They were learning about the new website and how to better communicate with students and parents. #GoWarriors
12 months ago, Tad Everett
Sara Dail
El primer Comité Asesor Bilingüe del ano es mañana, 8 de octubre a las 5:00 p.m. en la escuela Jefferson en el salón 203. Por favor, ven a aprender sobre el programa y las maestras!
12 months ago, Sara Dail
Sara Dail
The first Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee of the year is on October 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Jefferson School in Room #203. Please come to learn about the program and the bilingual teachers! If you have questions, please contact Dr. Sara Dail at sdail@sps5.org.
12 months ago, Sara Dail
Matt Birdsley
Just a reminder that Friday, October 4 is a Half Day for Sterling Public Schools.
12 months ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
Great job Washington Elementary 3rd graders! Loved watching you learn and dominate your Math lesson today
about 1 year ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
Watched a great lesson today on 3-digit subtraction from Washington Elementary's Math Specialist, Mrs. Jenna Burkitt. #GoWarriors
about 1 year ago, Tad Everett
Sara Dail
SPS is Hiring! We are looking for a full-time special education teacher, a bilingual teaching assistant (Spanish), a preschool teaching assistant, and substitute teachers, assistants, and custodians. Please contact Dr. Sara Dail at sdail@sps5.org or call 815-626-5050.
about 1 year ago, Sara Dail
Tad Everett
It was awesome to be able to attend Franklin Elementary's student assembly this morning. Congrats to all of the August Students of the Month. #GoWarriors
about 1 year ago, Tad Everett
Matt Birdsley
Just a reminder that 9/6/19 is a District Half Day! #GoWarriors
about 1 year ago, Matt Birdsley
Tad Everett
Just a reminder to download our SPS mobile app
about 1 year ago, Tad Everett
Tad Everett
We are so thankful for the Prescott Family, the owners of The Candlelight Inn. I am proud to announce that we have finalized an agreement with them to re-name our football and soccer field. Welcome to Prescott Memorial Field.
about 1 year ago, Tad Everett
Becky Haas
PreSchool screenings will be offered the morning of September 6th at Jefferson Elementary. Call 815-622-2093 to make an appointment.
about 1 year ago, Becky Haas