Sterling Public Schools will have a remote learning day tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th. Remote learning means that all Prek through 12th grade students will learn from home with their digital devices, and they should not report to their school campus tomorrow.
Due to the National Weather Service’s forecast of a severe winter storm, including large amounts of snow, ice, and high winds, Sterling Public Schools will have a Remote Learning Day tomorrow, Monday, January 25th for all students PreK-12. Remote Learning means students will learn from home with their digital devices and not report to the school campus. Students will receive communication from their schools regarding additional details. Again, students should not report to school tomorrow, but will learn remotely. Debido al clima, todos los estudiantes de SPS serán aprendizaje remoto el Lunes, 25 de Enero.
Just a reminder that school resumes for all students on January 6, 2021. Welcome Back!
Due to Covid, Washington Elementary is going to full time remote learning starting Tue. Dec. 15th. For full details, please click on the link provided: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dn0u9h2uhO9jI-1ZNg2VrGoomtBvpChDGBcuvo9F5KM/edit?usp=sharing
SPS Parents, On Mon., SPS will start onsight Rapid COVID Testing for our students & staff. For complete information, including how to sign-up your child, click-on the attached link. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mb2DD1PVKd5Abt0Jo-4AmZKVhtJBH6KX8cdJGVJ2zVU/edit?usp=sharing
SPS Students and Parents, Please click-on the attached link to see the latest edition of Superintendent's Weekly COVID-19 Update, dated 10.18.20. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mb2DD1PVKd5Abt0Jo-4AmZKVhtJBH6KX8cdJGVJ2zVU/edit?usp=sharing
SPS Students & Parents, Please click-on the attached link for the latest edition of Superintendent's Weekly COVID-19 Update, dated 10.12.20. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Iy0vxL4IRUbGViveVMXZwiWoIrnQm0AJH0uzOMXeY9s/edit?usp=sharing
For the latest SPS COVID-19 student and staff data, please see the attached edition of Supt. Update_10.04.20. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Iy0vxL4IRUbGViveVMXZwiWoIrnQm0AJH0uzOMXeY9s/edit?usp=sharing
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kindergarten Registration Is happening Now! Please see web-site for further details https://www.sterlingpublicschools.org/article/223680?org=sterling
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
Here are the written directions to access i-Ready for K-8 students. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B3mogBldNgKBq3poJFCm279t5UmteZXtHAiOrv2vcEg/edit?usp=sharing
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Reminder: Friday, March 6 is a Half Day. #GoWarriors
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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!
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 email@example.com.
Just a reminder that Friday, October 4 is a Half Day for Sterling Public Schools.
Watched a great lesson today on 3-digit subtraction from Washington Elementary's Math Specialist, Mrs. Jenna Burkitt. #GoWarriors
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-626-5050.
Just a reminder that 9/6/19 is a District Half Day! #GoWarriors
PreSchool screenings will be offered the morning of September 6th at Jefferson Elementary. Call 815-622-2093 to make an appointment.