School Closings Information
In the event of a school closing for inclement weather or in case of an emergency, the Donovan School District will utilize the One Call Now automated telephone alert system to contact parents via a phone call or text to inform parents of school closings information as soon as possible.
Listen to WGFA radio (94.1 FM), WVLI radio (92.7 FM or 101.7) or WKAN radio (1320 AM) to announce school closings as they occur.
Parents: Please DO NOT call the school for school closings information.
If you are not receiving One Call Now alerts please contact Mrs. Legan at email@example.com to sign-up for the automated alert system.
Announcements March 5, 2021
Today for Ala Carte is reduced & misc items.
Students: Today is the end of the 3rd 9 weeks. We will dismiss at 2:30pm.
High School 3rd quarter incentive will be today from 5th-8th hour.
8th Graders: Don’t forget to turn in your Josten’s packet to the office by the end of school today.
High School Volleyball is now open on 8 to 18. All participants must be registered today.
Junior High Track & Junior High Girls Basketball registration is open 8 to 18. All participants must be registered today.
High School Track registration is now open on 8 to 18.
The High School Boys Basketball team has a game at Illinois Luther tonight starting at 5:30pm. Bus time is 3:50pm. Good Luck Boys!
The High School Girls Basketball team has 2 games tomorrow at Beecher starting at 10am. Bus time is 8:30am. Good Luck Girls!
The Junior High Volleyball team will play in Regionals tomorrow at home against Rossville-Alvin starting at 10am. Good Luck Girls!
The Junior High Boys Basketball team has a game tomorrow at Milford starting at 10am. Bus time is 8:50am. Good Luck Boys!
The High School Boys Basketball team has a home game tomorrow against Tri-Point starting at 1pm. Good Luck Boys!
Hello Donovan Parents,
It's once again time for the 5 Essentials survey. Follow the link below to take the 2021 Parents 5 Essential online Survey. Thank you for your interest and input. It is much appreciated by all stakeholders.
Link to survey: Parent 5 Essential Survey
Link to survey: Teacher 5 Essential Survey
Link to survey: Student 5 Essential Survey
Opens Feb. 3, 2021 and closes April 2, 2021.
What are the 5 Essentials and 5 Essentials Survey?
5 Essentials is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvement in schools nationwide—it reliably measures changes in a school organization through the 5Essentials Survey and provides individualized, actionable Reports for each school. The 5Essentials system is based on more than 20 years of research by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research on five components found to be critical for school success:
Effective Leaders: The principal works with teachers to implement a clear and strategic vision for school success.
Collaborative Teachers: Teachers collaborate to promote professional growth.
Involved Families: The entire school staff builds strong relationships with families and communities to support learning.
Supportive Environment: The school is safe and orderly. Teachers have high expectations for students and support students to realize their goals. Classmates also support one another.
Ambitious Instruction: Classes are academically demanding and engage students by emphasizing the application of knowledge.
The 5Essentials Survey is taken by all prekindergarten through 12th-grade teachers and all fourth- through 12th-grade students and usually requires no more than 30 minutes to complete. The information collected through the survey is rigorously reviewed and analyzed to generate a 5Essentials Report for each school.
The 5Essentials Report includes a breakdown of teacher and student responses and, most importantly, provides a comprehensive picture of the school environment based on five essential areas critical for school improvement in a meaningful context of similar and successful schools.
Click the link below to view the January 2021 Virtual Assembly
Attention Parents & Caregivers:
The Donovan Community Unit School District will dismiss students every 2nd Wednesday of the month to allow all staff time for district training, staff meetings, and professional development. The Elementary school students will dismiss at 1:22 and the Jr/Sr high school students will dismiss at 1:30 on these days.
Please contact the Elementary School (815) 486-7321 or the Jr. / Sr. High School (815) 486-7395 with questions or concerns.
We look forward to providing the best education possible to your child(ren).
Helpful Navigation Tips
In an effort to better serve our viewers we have implemented some redundancy thoughout our website. For instance; When you select any Board of Education webpage you will be re-directed to the Board of Education portion of the district website. We have added this feature to ensure that no matter what building site you are visiting you always have access to the district level information you require. Here are some other helful website tips that may come in handy.
Tip #1: All of our district websites are color coded for ease of identification.
1. Grey & Burgandy=District Level
2. Red & White=Elementary School
3. Red & White/Black=Junior High School
4. Black & Gold/White=High School
Tip#2: When selected, the following menu items will re-direct you back to the district website.
These sections are part of the redundancy feature of the websites. All menus items and content are identical on all of the school district websites. About Us, Board of Education, Parents, Public, and Staff
Tip #3: Use the global icons bar on the right-hand side of each homepage for quick access to: District Calender, Lunch Menus, Administration & Staff Directory Information, Classrooms, I-NOW Parent Porrtal, Local Weather, One Call Now and Google Classroom.
Tip #4: You can always use the "Select a School" button at the top of all pages to get to where you want to go within the district.
Tip #5: You the colorful interactive shortcut buttons to the right side of any homepage for quick access to the most frequently used webpages.