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Butler Elementary School

1701 South Macarthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704

Butler School Information 2020-2021

August 24, 2020

Hello Butler Families! Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! I hope this message finds you all doing well and staying safe. 


I would like to thank you all for your patience during this time. I know you have questions and the answers are coming slowly. Please know we are working diligently to prepare for our Bobcats’ return. Below you will find information regarding a range of topics. We may not be able to answer all of your questions right now but we should be pretty close. After reading below if you have more questions please feel free to call the school office at 217-787-3189.


First Day of School - Monday, August 31st, 2020

The first day of school is now Monday, August 31st. This day will be our virtual ‘Meet Your Teacher’ Day. Students and families will sign up for a time to meet the teacher and receive information regarding the school year. The school building will be open during normal operations from 8:00am to 4:30pm. If you need assistance please call first to make an appointment.


Remote/Hybrid Learning

Springfield District 186 School Board voted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 to begin the school year remotely. The Remote Learning schedule will operate until October 26. It involves four(4) days of Synchronous learning (Teacher is present at the time of learning, face to face) and one(1) day (Monday) of Asynchronous learning (Teacher is not present at the time of learning). Your child’s classroom teacher will provide more information regarding the schedule.


Class Lists

Class lists will be displayed on the Butler School webpage beginning Wednesday, August 26th at 4pm.


Tech Device Distribution

Butler School’s Device Distribution Day is Thursday, August 27th from 12:00 to 6:00pm. The pick up procedure will be the same as last school year. Families will drive up to the school on the east side of Dial Street and pick up the device. There will be a drive-thru service.


School Supply Lists

School supply lists can be found on the Butler Webpage. The highlighted items are recommended for remote learning. 


Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding. Looking forward to virtually seeing you soon!




Mrs. Gage, Principal