Lunch Times (lunch is the last 20 minutes and recess is the first 15 minutes):
10:30-11:05 - 3rd grade
11:00-11:35 - 2nd grade
11:30-12:05 - 5th grade
12:00-12:35 - 4th grade
12:30-1:05 - 1st grade
1:00-1:35 - Kindergarten
Pest Control Information
During the winter, we will go outside for recess if the wind chill index is at five (5) degrees or above. The wind chill report will be obtained from the National Weather Service. Students are expected to dress appropriately for winter weather recess with hats, gloves, boots and winter coats. Snow pants are required in the winter to play in the snow. All students participate in recess unless a doctor’s note is provided to the school. Bad weather and black top conditions dictate the frequency of indoor recesses, and we typically have several. Recess is provided to allow students some well-needed exercise after students’ academic morning. Recess supervision is provided by hired, trained recess supervisors.
State Changes Truancy Definition
The State of Illinois recently amended the School Code to include a stricter definition of student truancy. Public Act 097-0218 now defines a chronic or habitual truant as "a child who is subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without valid cause from such attendance for 5 percent (instead of 10 percent) or more of the previous 180 regular attendance days."
This means that a District 204 student who is absent for 9 days without a valid cause will be considered a chronic or habitual truant. A valid cause for student absence includes illness, religious holidays, and family emergencies. It does not include family vacation time taken while school is in session.
Frequent, unexcused absences may result in required conferences between school officials, the student and parents, referrals to the county truancy officer, schedule or program changes, placement in an alternative educational program, and/or loss of ability to earn credit for courses or promotion to the next grade level.