The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 24, but District 186 teachers and administrators are already back and ready for students. Superintendent Jennifer Gill is kicking off the year with back-to-school meetings for teaching and administrative staff today (Thursday, Aug. 20) and tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 21).
“We are looking forward to hitting the ground running and know that students and families are eager for the school year to begin,” said Gill.”Our hope is to continue building relationships with our students and families and collaborate with each other to provide the best learning environment possible.”
Families are encouraged to contact their child’s school with any questions regarding the first day, as well as check school calendars for special beginning-of-the-year events and open houses.
All students entering pre-k, kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades, as well as all students new to District 186, must have current physicals and immunizations. Students entering their senior year must also have a meningococcal vaccine. Students who cannot provide current health information will be excluded from school beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 8. A final free clinic will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833 S.Grand Ave. East.