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8th Grade Virtual Graduation
The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education released a joint statement with guidelines on Saturday, May 2nd pertaining to graduation ceremonies. The 8th grade graduation we have been planning for weeks follows their Individualized Ceremony at School model.
On Tuesday, May 26th or Wednesday, May 27th our 8th graders will come into the school and walk across the stage in the gym one at a time to receive their diploma. Mrs. Siedentop will be working with 8th grade families to schedule a time to come into the gym on May 26th or May 27th. We will take their photo and video as they accept their diplomas. Strict guidelines only allow the 8th-grade graduate and their parents to come into the school.
After May 26th we will start working on creating a video piecing together the 8th-grade virtual graduation ceremony. We hope to release the video on our Facebook page and school website for everyone to view a week or two after May 26th.
If you follow the news you might have seen the positive media coverage by ABC News and NBC News out of Chicago covering Bradley-Bourbonnais Senior Graduation this week. Donovan’s 8th-grade virtual graduation model is identical to theirs.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the school.
Thank you and we look forward to celebrating our 8th-grade graduates!
Mr. Andy Jordan, Ed.S.
Donovan Jr. Sr. High School Principal
Donovan Jr. Sr. High School Q/A
When is the last day of school?
The last day of student attendance for K-12 students will be on Friday, May 15th.
When is senior graduation?
Our senior class sponsors are working closely with the seniors on a special graduation ceremony. We are planning for Friday, May 22nd at 6pm for a drive in and parade celebration. The video of senior graduation will be posted on our website, Facebook page, and emailed to our students the following week. More information to come.
When is 8th grade graduation?
The video of the 8th grade graduation will be posted on our website, Facebook page, and emailed to our students on Friday, May 29th. We will be working with 8th graders to safely get them their diplomas and picture taken on Tuesday, May 26th. More information to come.
When is the deadline for homework?
All missing homework is due on Monday, May 18th. Any student that is not at a “Pass” grade for their academic class our teachers will be available by email and phone through Friday, May 29th to work with students to help raise their grade to a “Pass”.
What if I’m still an incomplete for a grade after Friday, May 29th?
You will be scored an “incomplete” on your transcript. You will have until the end of the 1st quarter during the Fall 2020 term to complete all necessary work to earn credit with a “Pass”. If you don’t submit necessary materials to earn a “Pass” by the end of the 1st quarter you will not receive academic credit and “did not complete” will be put on the transcript. Will not affect GPA, but will affect graduation if high school students are short credits.
How and when can I retrieve items from my locker and PE locker?
On Monday, May 4th you may come to the school between 10am to 4pm to pick up your items. We will have your belongings bagged and will bring them to your car. Student belongings not pickup up by Friday, May 29th will be donated or thrown away.
When do I return my textbooks and chromebook?
Families can return textbooks and chromebooks on our last student attendance day Friday, May 15th from 10:00-4:00 pm or Monday, May 18th from 10:00-4:00 pm.
When is the last day for Meal pickup?
Monday, May 18th will be the last meal distribution from 11:00 am to Noon.
IHSA & IESA Sports Update
IHSA & IESA have announced that all spring sports and tournaments for junior high and high school have been canceled. In addition, IHSA has announced that summer contact days (camps, practices, leagues, etc.) have been postponed and are not allowed in June and July.
Attention Parents & Caregivers:
The Donovan Community Unit School District will dismiss students every 2nd Wednesday of the month to allow all staff time for district training, staff meetings, and professional development. The Elementary school students will dismiss at 1:22 and the Jr/Sr high school students will dismiss at 1:30 on these days.
Please contact the Elementary School (815) 486-7321 or the Jr. / Sr. High School (815) 486-7395 with questions or concerns.
We look forward to providing the best education possible to your child(ren).
Helpful Navigation Tips
In an effort to better serve our viewers we have implemented some redundancy thoughout our website. For instance; When you select any Board of Education webpage you will be re-directed to the Board of Education portion of the district website. We have added this feature to ensure that no matter what building site you are visiting you always have access to the district level information you require. Here are some other helful website tips that may come in handy.
Tip #1: All of our district websites are color coded for ease of identification.
1. Grey & Burgandy=District Level
2. Red & White=Elementary School
3. Red & White/Black=Junior High School
4. Black & Gold/White=High School
Tip#2: When selected, the following menu items will re-direct you back to the district website.
These sections are part of the redundancy feature of the websites. All menus items and content are identical on all of the school district websites. About Us, Board of Education, Parents, Public, and Staff
Tip #3: Use the global icons bar on the right-hand side of each homepage for quick access to: District Calender, Lunch Menus, Administration & Staff Directory Information, Classrooms, I-NOW Parent Porrtal, Local Weather, One Call Now and Google Classroom.
Tip #4: You can always use the "Select a School" button at the top of all pages to get to where you want to go within the district.
Tip #5: You the colorful interactive shortcut buttons to the right side of any homepage for quick access to the most frequently used webpage.
School Closings Information
In the event of a school closing for inclement weather or in case of an emergency, the Donovan School District will utilize the One Call Now automated telephone alert system to contact parents via a phone call or text to inform parents of school closings information as soon as possible.
Listen to WGFA radio (94.1 FM), WVLI radio (92.7 FM or 101.7) or WKAN radio (1320 AM) to announce school closings as they occur.
Parents: Please DO NOT call the school for school closings information.
If you are not receiving One Call Now alerts please contact Mrs. Legan at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up for the automated alert system.