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
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
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
SPS School Calendar for 2022-2023 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1159/Sterling/2294663/2022-2023_School_Calendar.pdf
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
Start a CAREER at Sterling Public Schools! $14.50 per hour Additional $.25 for 2nd shift premium Insurance offered Retirement benefits (IMRF) Paid Vacation, Personal Leave, and Sick Leave provided OPENINGS: + 2nd shift Grounds/Custodial $14.50 plus .25 per hour for 2nd shift + 2nd shift Franklin Custodian $14.50 plus .25 per hour for 2nd shift + 2nd shift SHS Custodian. $14.50 plus .25 per hour for 2nd shift + Day shift SHS Custodian. $14.50 per hour Apply online at www.sterlingpublicschools.org and click “Apply Now” For questions email Justine Root at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paralympian visits Washington Elementary School https://www.sterlingpublicschools.org/article/741824
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.
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
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
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