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  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

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    The official last day of school is Tuesday, May 24. Students will attend a three-hour day. High School - 7:15-10:15 am; Junior High - 7:45-10:45 am; and Elementary - 8:45-11:45 am. All schools will offer breakfast that morning but no lunch will be served. School is almost out for summer!
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    PASSWORD RESET FOR STAFF

    The following video provides directions for changing your district password if you are unable to make it into a Unit 5 building.  https://youtu.be/LmbPSmz7PIM

    The link that is referenced in the video is: https://rds.unit5.org/RDWeb

    Password Guidelines can be found here.

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  • RAAB ROAD CLOSURE

    Beginning May 24, 2016, after Normal Community High School lets out, Raab Road will closed to all traffic between Normal Community High School and the entrance to the Apostolic Christian Church located just west of Towanda Barnes Road. Raab Road will remain closed until approximately the middle of August 2016. Access to Normal Community High School will only be from Airport Road. Through traffic will be detoured to Fort Jesse Road. This road closure is for the reconstruction of Raab Road from Normal Community High School to Towanda Barnes Road.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS RETIREES
    Congratulations to the Unit 5 employees who retired, having dedicated their careers to educating and supporting the district’s students. We are deeply grateful for the professionalism you’ve demonstrated, the caring you’ve shown, and your consistent dedication to the children of Unit 5. You will be missed!  You are wished all the best in your future endeavors.
    The retirees are: Sharon  Abner (Hudson); Marianne Buhrow (EJHS); Peggy Caslow (Hoose); Steven Destri (PJHS); Thomas Finch (CJHS); Amy Gill (CJHS); Jill Jannusch (Oakdale); Mary Jespersen (NCHS); Decher Kritzmire (NCHS); Susan Layden (Cedar Ridge); Kelly A. Lyle (PJHS); Lisa Moody (Fairview); Kelly Naperschat (Grove); Phillip Nevels (PJHS); Kathryn Orr (KJHS); Kristine Stayton (Sugar Creek); and Candice Vercruysse (Prairieland). Also retiring, Roxa Baize (Towanda); Marilyn S. Butcher (Glenn); Margaret Chance (Sugar Creek); Susan Epley (Pepper Ridge); Elaine Evans (PJHS); Jeff Fowler (Glenn); Judy Fritzen (Grove); Vicki Furry (CJHS); Steve Hospelhorn (EJHS); Mark Kidwell (Brigham); Jerry Lamb (KJHS); Drinda Laxton (NCHS); Pamela Mounce (Prairieland); Roger Nichols (Oakdale); Steve Ryan-Fouts (Warehouse); and Teresa Swenson (NCHS).
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    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

    Children reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2016, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. Parents should bring a certified birth certificate, current immunization and health records and proof of residency. Students entering kindergarten must turn in a current physical, vision, dental exam and immunization records. Students will be excluded from school without physical and immunizations by first day of school. CLICK HERE for information on proof of residency. Call 309-557-4400 or go to www.unit5.org to find out how to register.

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  • UNIT 5 EMAIL DIFFICULTIES
    Unit 5 email experienced intermittent outages, as well as voice mail issues, earlier this week. Everything has been restored to working order. Unit 5 will begin a process to move away from our current email platform Microsoft Exchange and is instead moving to Gmail. This move is necessary due to the fact that the current Exchange/Version/Server is past its end-of-life and the performance issues continue to mount. The problems this week further reinforce our decision to make this change. The migration is set to begin summer 2016, and will be completed by August 2016. Thank you for patience as we work through these issues. 
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  • INVEST IN YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE

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    Unit 5 has been involved with Vision 20/20, which is a studentcentered vision for the future of education in Illinois. It focuses on four policy priorities: highly effective educators, 21st century learning, shared accountability, and equitable and adequate funding. To learn more about Vision 20/20, CLICK HERE.
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  • We are having an issue with Internet Explorer and our school drop down menu at the top of the Unit 5 web page. 
    We are working on this. In the mean time, please use another web browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Thank you for your patience. 
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