Monticello CUSD #25 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fifth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From November 16 through January 16, students, teachers and parents will be asked to take a 25-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environment
- Ambitious Instruction
Principals and superintendents will receive their 5Essentials Reports in March 2017. Survey results will also be reported publically on the 2017 State School Report Card website and the full 5Essentials Reports will also be released in the fall. An optional parent survey is again available to all schools as a supplement to the 5Essentials Survey for teachers and students—results from the parent survey supplement will be included only in the individual school 5Essential Reports. Since 2013-14, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey has been normed using the 2012-13 statewide results so that all schools can demonstrate progress over time.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, UChicago Impact is providing Illinois 5Essentials to schools statewide. Teachers, students, and parents may complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey online at https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/. For more information please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.
Student Accident Insurance is available for purchase through http://markel.sevencorners.com/ or by calling 877-444-5014. If you are not able to access the information online, please contact your school office and they can print it for you. The information is available in English and Spanish. A variety of policy levels are offered that cover students during school-time or around the clock. The coverage is optional for parents to purchase.
Monticello Schools uses School Messenger to get the instant word out on school related dismissals and other announcements. We can use email, phone calls, social media and text messages. School closing announcements are also made on television and radio stations. Text messages are the best way to recieve the information as phone calls may not be made during early morning or late evening hours. Some parents/students do not receive these messages via text because they must sign up to make it happen. Text YES to 68453 to receive these message via text. Regular message rates apply.
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