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Lincoln Elementary

700 North Buchanan Street

Monticello, IL  61856

217-762-8511 ext. 2250 (Phone)

217-762-2733 (Fax)

Daily Attendance Hours:  8:20am – 3:15pm

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Principal:  Ms. Mary Vogt

Secretary:  Mrs. Susan Shiley

Secretary:  Mrs. Carolyn Moffett

Kindergarten and New 1st Grade Pre-registration

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Families in the Monticello school district may register children who will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018 for Kindergarten at Lincoln School the week of March 19-March 23. Also, families with a student who will enter 1st grade in the fall who did not attend Monticello CUSD #25 schools for the 2017-2018 school year are asked to pre-register at Lincoln School as well. 

Registration hours are as follows: 

Monday, March 19 10:00 AM-3:30 PM 

Tuesday, March 20 10:00 AM-6:00 PM 

Wednesday, March 21 10:00 AM-3:30 PM 

Thursday, March 22 10:00 AM-3:30 PM 

Friday, March 23 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Please bring your child’s certified birth certificate (from the courthouse with a raised seal) with you to registration. Physical/immunization forms are due by September 1, 2018.

Preschool Screenings

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Preschool screenings for the Monticello School District are scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 15. These screenings are for children from 3 to 4 years old. The screenings are not for children who will turn 5 before September 1, 2018.

The screenings will take place in the Lincoln School Media Center. To schedule a screening appointment call Lincoln School at 762-8511, Ext. 2250.

The screening includes vision, hearing, speech, language, and developmental milestones. Parents should plan on approximately an hour for the screening to be completed.

Please make an appointment prior to the screening date to guarantee an available time.


Is My Child Too Ill to Attend School?

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Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well.  The guidelines shown below may be helpful.  It will not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention.  Please consult your doctor for specific medical advice.

Fever-100 degrees or higher:  A fever is a sign of illness.  A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not attend school.  The child should be free of fever (without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin) for 24 hours before returning to school.

Vomiting/Diarrhea:  A child who has vomited should wait 24 hours and be able to retain solid foods before returning to school.  A child who is having frequent diarrhea stools should not attend school.  If there is cramping/abdominal pain with diarrhea, the student may be more comfortable at home.  A question to consider –would you go shopping or to work with the same symptoms your child has?

Sore throat/colds/cough:  Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don’t interfere with school attendance.  A persistent, frequent cough and/or constant nasal drainage may affect your child’s performance at school, and he/she may be more comfortable at home.

Rash:  A rash may cover the entire body or one area.  A child that has a rash that is draining, has open areas or is causing the child to itch excessively should not attend school.  A rash accompanied with other symptoms such as: fever, sore throat, irritability, vomiting, etc. should not attend school.

Eyes:  A child who wakes up with their eyes “glued” together may have “pink eye” or conjunctivitis.  Other symptoms are redness (or pink) of the eye, gritty feeling in the eyes, itching and discharge of the eye.  We are unable to determine at school if it is viral or bacterial pink eye or even if it is contagious or non-contagious.  A doctor must do this.  Please keep in mind that pink eye is highly contagious and we need to work together to prevent an entire classroom from exposure.  Your child needs to stay home on medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

If your child is not able to attend school please call the office [217-762-8511, ext. 2250] by 9:00 am.  If you e-mail his or her teacher please notify the office as well by e-mailing Mrs. Shiley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Mrs. Moffett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cold vs. Flu

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DoctorThis time of year, we typically see an increase of students that are out ill. Many have symptoms of cold or flu, which are respiratory illnesses that are commonly treated in the winter. Often, it can be hard to tell which may affect your child. Per the CDC, influenza tends to be much more worrisome than a cold – it is usually much more severe. The chart below can help you determine cold versus flu.

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