SPS District 186 Parent Engagement Roundtable
High School Students Visit Middle Schools
High School students on the Supt. Student Roundtable discussed their current visits to all middle schools and made suggestions for next year's visits:
- Only one or 2 students talk with a group of students
- Create an icebreaker to begin talk with 8th graders
- Would like to have more direct contact with the students in smaller groups to help facilitate question and answer time
- Let all students ask questions
- Liked the Middle School Visit Tips Handout and would add about lunch and phones
Overall students felt the visits were very successful! They may visit the schools again before the end of the year and create a video for Freshman Forward.
Superintendent Gill shared:
Achievement Report, which is based on the Illinois Report card. Here are some points/highlights:
- Graduation Rate has increased
- Attendance Rate has increased
- Number of out of school days from suspensions in significantly down from same time last year
- Chronic Truancy has decreased
- Find more at: http://www.illinoisreportcard.com/
Kahn Academy- Great online resources for all grades and has a new SAT prep area.
5Essentials Survey Open!
Beginning November 16 - January 16, teachers, parents, and students will have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this survey opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements in your child’s school. Simply select this link to take the 5Essentials Parent Survey. Thank you in advance for completing this survey to help us better support families, students and schools!
Unlock Your Parent Access
Did you know that District 186 has a secure online site where you can see your child's school information? It is called Springfield Public Schools Intranet and found on tab (Intranet) at the top of the Springfield Public Schools Webpage.
Please visit your child's school to receive your Parent Intranet Access today!
Your access includes:
- teacher email address
- class schedule
- report card, and more.
When parents/guardians know about their child's school records they can better support him/her and their teacher. We highly encourage you to sign up at your school, login and select options that include receiving report cards and student billing by email or a text.
DIP Action: Increase the number of parents/families with Parent Intranet Access to create a system of support for all students.
ESSA State Plan Listening Tour
A third listening tour has been scheduled to collect feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The second draft of the plan has been released. Information can be found at isbe.net. Comments may be sent to email@example.com and are due by December 27.
Stay informed this year!
District 186 has District level Parent and Student Groups that meet regularly with Superintendent Gill. Roundtables are open to interested 186 parents/family members and interested high school students. Contact Peggy Cormeny for more information.
Parent Engagement Roundtable*
Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 5:30pm
1900 W Monroe St
* Date change in December.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.