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.
Donovan Community Unit School District # 3
Educating Students Since 1842
Mr. Toby Coates, Superintendent & K-5 Principal
Mr. Andy Jordan, 6*12 Principal
June 23, 2020
Dear Donovan School Community,
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year.
This 60-page document has been much anticipated and will go a long way toward answering critical questions all of us share about what the 2020-21 school year will look like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process.
Right now, we don’t have all the answers to those questions as this document was released to school districts at the same time it was released to the public. Therefore, we kindly ask for your patience as our staff thoroughly reviews this detailed guidance and implements the suggestions into our district’s own transition plan.
We are keenly aware of the urgent need to communicate to families and staff members about what to expect next school year and anticipate releasing our own transition plan prior to registration on July 22.
As you may know, our district has already been discussing options. This guidance will accelerate those conversations, and I’m confident our district can put forth a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of our students while maintaining a dynamic learning environment.
Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as our entire district navigated a situation together that none of us could have imagined.
I will be in touch soon. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy your summer.
District Superintendent Donovan C.U.S.D. #3
The mission of Donovan Community Unit School District #3 is to teach students skills and values while encouraging them to gain the
Board of Education: President: Joe Schultz * Vice President: Dave Munson * Secretary: George Wisniewski
600 North Street • P.O. Box 186 ■ Donovan. Illinois 60931*0186 * 1815) 486-7397 * FAX (815) 486-7030 * www.donovanschools.org
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: Our district and school webpages are all color coded for ease of identification.
Grey & Burgandy=District Level
Red & White=Elementary School
Red & White/Black=Junior High School
Black & Gold/White=High School
Tip#2: When selected, the following menu items will re-direct you back to the district website.
About Us, Board of Education, Parents, Public, and Staff (All staff pages are secure and can only be viewed by authorized district staff members after login)
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 Portal, 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 webpages.