Find childcare in our area.
District 186 Student Support site.
Meal Distribution Sites - Effective June 1, 2020
Grab and go meals will be provided for all students and children under 18.
Breakfast and lunch can be picked up from 8:30 AM to 10 AM on school days at the following locations:
– Lanphier High School - Behind school in east parking lot
– Southeast High School - West parking lot behind the school
– Springfield High School - Commons parking lot at Washington & Parker
– Franklin Middle School - Behind the school in the west driveway
In addition to the sites above, meals will be distributed from First Student Buses in these locations:
– Washington Middle School
– Feitshans Elementary School
– Ridgely Elementary School
– The Pinewood Apartment Complex Office, 1665 Seven Pines Rd, Springfield, IL 62704
– Antonio's Pizza, 2701 W Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62704 (In the north parking lot)
Schools are not open.
Remote Learning Resources
Credit: Sandburg School
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The Illinois State Board of Education curated the following free resources to assist districts, teachers, and parents during this unprecedented time. The intent is to provide free or temporarily free learning resources for teachers and parents to support student learning while Illinois’ schools are closed. These resources do not represent an endorsement or recommendation of curriculum or eLearning systems.
Free classes, printables, media subscriptions, and more to help you keep your kids learning at home during coronavirus or other school closures.
by parent-corner - March 18, 2020
Resources during COVID19
|186 Coronavirus (COVID19) Information||Current information from District 186|
|Springfield Zoom||Local COVID-19 Resource Links|
|Springfield Zoom||Downtown Springfield, Inc along with local Springfield businesses GoWeb1 and AlertsMadeEasy.com new website called Springfield Zoom is your hub for learning the current status of closures in the greater Springfield Illinois area.|
|Central Illinois Food Bank||Donate, Volunteer, find programs.|
|IDES||COVID 19 & UnEmployment Resources|
|COVID-19 Emergency Provider Search||Illinois site to locate Childcare|
|WHO COVID 19 Myth Busters||Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters|
Useful District 186 Sites
|2-1-1 Community Resources|
|Community Resource Page|
|Food Service, Forms, and More|
|Reading with Your Child||Reading Resources|
Books for Gifts
|66 Ways to Save Money||Save Money|
|YMCA booklet with great ways to be a healthy family!||Healthy Family Home Starter Kit|
|Dealing with Bullying||SchoolTime Booklet|
|Attendance Tips||Pre-K - Elementary|
Middle & High School tips
|Building Parent Engagement in Schools||Larry Ferlazza, Lorie A. Hammond - 2009|
|Beyond the Bake Sale: the essential guide to family-school partnerships||Anne T. Henderson, Karen Mapp - 2007|
|101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement||Steven M. Constantino|
Next Generation Science Standards - Parent Guides
NGSS - Parent Guides
Parent Guides to Student Success
|Grade||2 page Handouts|
|High School English Lang. Arts||2012_NPTA_PG-HS-ELA(2)|
|High School Math||2012_NPTA_PG-HS-MATH|
Free Booklets for Families
Transition to K, Middle & High School, Title I, Parent Leadership, etc. Booklets
The Family-School Partnership Program offers electronic versions of the following publications to download and distribute for free. Post them to your website, or distribute them through email messages, social media, and other electronic notification software and services.
Tip sheets for parents and students from parents and students! These sheets were created from surveys to parents and students in Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade to help their new underclassmen prepare for their new grade.
|Entering Kindergarten||Kindergarten Parent Tips|
|Entering Middle School||Middle School Student Tips|
|Entering High School||High School Parent Tips|
High School Student Tips
|Learn about your new student||Tell me About your child...|