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  • 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 leganj@donovanschools.org to sign-up for the automated alert system.

District Announcements

  • Hello Donovan Parents,

    It's once again time for the 5 Essentials survey. Follow the link below to take the 2021 Parent's 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.

     

     


    Attention Parents & Caregivers: 

     

    2020-2021 School Calendar Highlights

     

    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). 

Website HELP!

  • 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: Our district and school webpages are all color coded for ease of identification. 

                  Grey & Burgandy=District Level
                  Red & White=Elementary School
                  Red & White/Black=Junior High School
                  Black & Gold/White=High School

    Tip#2When selected, the following menu items will re-direct you back to the district website.
                  About Us, Board of Education, Parents, Public, and Staff (All staff pages are secure and can only be viewed by authorized district staff members after login)

    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 Portal, 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.

           

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