Our Book Fair is open! 📚Empower your kids by letting them browse and choose books in the fun, interactive Virtual Book Fair 👇🏽 https://www.scholastic.com/bf/duquoinschools1 ~ Du Quoin PTO & Principal Rea
DES Families, Wed., Nov. 11 is a school holiday for Veteran's Day. We do have school in person on Fri., Nov. 13. ~ Principal Rea
DES Families, As a reminder, 2nd grade students will attend 4 days in person starting next week. With the additional students in attendance weekly, we ask that you keep following our arrival procedures so our symptom checking stations and personnel can support students safely entering the school. If your K-4th grade student is a car rider, please use the drop off in the back of the building prior to 7:40AM. The last blue tent on the sidewalk is for all DES student car riders. After 7:40 when the final buses finish, the front lane is open to parents/guardians. ~ Principal Rea
DHS Parents and Guardians: Due to the loss of educational work time during the first two weeks of November; Tues., Nov. 3: Election Day (no school per new state law) Wed., Nov. 11: Veterans Day (no school) The high school is adjusting its attendance schedule during the first two weeks of November only. Attendance days and schedules will be as follows for the following weeks only: Week of November 2: Mon., Nov. 2: 'A' Day (students A-L) Tue., Nov. 3: No School Wed., Nov. 4: 'B' Day (students M-Z) Thu., Nov. 5: 'A' Day (students A-L) Fri., Nov. 6 'B' Day (students A-L) Week of November 9: Mon., Nov. 9 'A' Day (students A-L) Tue., Nov. 10 'B' Day (students M-Z) Wed., Nov. 11 No School Thu., Nov. 12 'A' Day (students A-L) Fri., Nov. 13 'B' Day (students M-Z) * Note if your child(ren) is attending all four days presently, they will continue to attend all four days.
Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22 are Unity Day at DES. We wear Orange to show our United stand against bullying. Student may wear anything Orange including hats. Let’s make it a sea of orange and squeeze bullying out of our community! ~ Principal Rea
District 300 Families, The 1st quarter of this unusual school year has ended. On behalf of our administration, faculty, and staff we want to thank you for your patience and support during this time. This has been, and will continue to be, a challenging time for everyone and particularly for those with school-age children whether it be at home as a parent or at school as teacher. We want you to know that we are continuing to look for ways to do more for more students within the prescribed guidelines for COVID-19. In the past two weeks we have had groups of students attending in-person for four days a week. This has gone well. Overall, our students have done a great job of following guidelines in our schools and we've had great cooperation with parents when children are sick. This is appreciated and contributes greatly to the success we've seen regarding spread of the coronavirus. As we begin the 2nd quarter on Monday, our Kindergarten and 1st grade will begin attending Monday through Thursday. Remaining elementary grade levels (2nd, 3rd, 4th) will begin transitioning to 4 days of in-person attendance following the Kindergarten/1st grade provided that things continue to go well. We are currently looking at what is possible for our middle school and high school students and will share more information when we have a plan we have confidence in. Again, please know that we are striving to do more for more students within the guidelines. We are seeing some numbers rise in our region, so please continue to be mindful of hand hygiene, social distancing, and face coverings and if you're sick, stay at home. Thank you again for your efforts throughout the first part of this school year. Have a good and safe weekend,
Papoose News - Oct. 7, 2020 https://www.duquoinschools.org/article/321920
Congratulations to Mr. James for being selected as our Teacher of the Month for September. Mr. James has been with us for 19 years as a teacher and coach. He currently teaches 5th grade science and coaches softball and basketball.
The Centerstone Agency's Parent Peers Empowering Parents group will meet on Tues., Sept. 29, on the topic of conflict resolution. PPEP meetings provide support, education and inspiration for all parents of Southern Illinois. See the image for details.
Papoose News - Sept. 16, 2020 http://duquoinil.apptegy.us/article/309044?org=duquoin-cusd-300
Du Quoin Elementary School - PTO Fall Fundraiser Begins: 09/14/2020 Ends: 09/28/2020 Watch for program information and ways to help our school next week. All sales will be online this year with ship to home items. Super easy to get involved! ~ PTO Officers and Principal Rea
Du Quoin Elementary News - Sept. 9, 2020 https://www.duquoinschools.org/article/303908
We posted a video with friendly reminders and announcements related to the following topics: COVID-19 impacts in District 300, the upcoming calendar, places to find quick links for remote learning, and the sign up for full-time remote learning for the 2nd quarter. The video is posted as a news item on our webpage or you can view it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1anwbWXo6yZfSxOk5IpDsY7V3ZrHuB5D9/view. Have a good and safe weekend!
USDA has extended the summer food program so all meals are now FREE to every child under the age of 18. We are still offering meals as usual to be sent home with your child on their scheduled attendance day or picked up on Fridays. If you wish NOT to pre-order, we also now offer daily pick up at the High School and Elementary/Middle School. Pick up is 1p.m. -2p.m. daily behind the high school and behind the Elementary/Middle school . This daily pickup is available for all children under the age of 18 not just District #300 students. Click the link below to continue to pre-order your child's remote meals, this still needs to be filled out weekly for each child. https://forms.gle/85Jux1CmDzSnFJ7MA
Papoose News - Sept. 2, 2020 http://duquoinil.apptegy.us/article/299339?org=duquoin-cusd-300
Bottle filling stations going in today for students at DES/DMS and DHS next week...Thanks to FW Plumbing for supplying and installing!
District 300 would like to thank Marshall Browning Hospital for generously donating “DQ” masks for our students to use! Representing Marshall Browning in the picture are Heather Kattenbraker (left) and Pam Logan (center). Thank you MBH!
The Papoose News for Wed., Aug. 26 is available here https://www.duquoinschools.org/article/294798
Du Quoin CUSD 300 now has a page on our website dedicated to information related to COVID-19, our blended schedule, and remote learning. You can check it out here: http://duquoinil.apptegy.us/o/duquoin-cusd-300/page/pandemic-resource-page
We're so excited to be back in school at DES! Check out the weekly news here http://duquoinil.apptegy.us/article/290769?org=duquoin-cusd-300 . You can always check the meals menu on our website too https://www.duquoinschools.org/dining