SJES Upcoming Events and Activities

**Thursday, March 10 - End of 3rd quarter

**Friday, March 18 - Report cards go home

**Thursday, March 24-Monday, March 28  - Spring Break (no school)

**Friday, April 1 - St. Louis Cardinals' Assembly with Fredbird at 10:00 and BBQ during the lunch periods 

**Thursday, April 7 - Kindergarten Registration (residency check starting at 5:30 and presentation starting at 6:00)

**Friday, April 8 - PTO's Art with Allie at the activity center at 7:00

**Thursday, April 14 - 4th/5th grade field trip

**Friday, April 15 - 1/2 day of student attendance (dismissal at 11:45)

**Monday, April 18-Friday, April 22 - PARCC testing for 3rd-5th grade students

**Thursday, April 21 - Science Fair, Blood Drive and open family Book Fair shopping all during after school hours

**Friday, April 22 - Health Fair for 4th/5th grade and 1st grade field trip


Triad School Board Approves
2016-2017 Calendar

The Triad Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 School Calendar as part of their regular meeting on February 22, 2016. Based on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education annually approves a calendar that informs the public of anticipated school holidays, closings, dismissal times and quarter grading periods. The district is also required to submit this information for approval to the Illinois State Board of Education. Parents may view the 2016-2017 School Calendar here.    

The last day of student attendacnce for the 2015-16 school year will be Tuesday, May 24th.  Student will be dismissed on half-day building schedules. Beyond the Bell services well be offered from 11:40-6pm on the 24th. Student will need to bring a lunch.


PARCC Assessment

It's time for third through eighth-graders and some high school students to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment. Our District assessment window will begin on March 16 and continue through April 29, with each building and grade level assigned a specific schedule for Math and English-Language Arts sessions.  Recently, State Superintendent, Tony Smith, released a letter to parents announcing the begining of the Illinois assessment period and stated... " This is the second year Illinois has participated in the PARCC assessment. The 2016 exam has a simpler format to improve the testing process while still providing reliable information about student achievement. This year's results will allow you to see how your child is growing in his or her knowledge and understanding of the state's learning standards"

[ Read  State Superintendent,  Tony Smith Parent Letter ]  


Congratulations to the 2nd Semester 4th/5th Grade Character Education Council

 

Character Education Trait of the Month

There are several exciting aspects to our Character Education program including, classroom parties for demonstrating good character, Character Education assemblies, and even an all-school Character Education Day to take place in the spring.  Additionally, we encourage all students to wear SJES attire or purple on the first Friday of every month to help celebrate the new character trait. Please encourage your child to demonstrate good character at home as well! Below is a list of the monthly Character Education traits:
 
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  • September - Respect
  • October - Responsibility
  • November - Gratitude
  • December - Fairness
  • January - Cooperation
  • February - Caring
  • March - Honesty
  • April - Pride
  • May - Citizenship

Please help support our school by sending in Box Tops.  For each Box Top that SJES collects, we receive 10 cents.  The link below takes you to the official Box Tops' website if you are interested in finding out more.

http://www.boxtopsforeducation.info/


District Procedures for Inclement Weather Conditions

From time to time, inclement weather conditions or equipment  malfunctions can interfere with the school schedule.  It is not unusual for Triad schools to close due to inclement weather based on the fact that the majority of our students are transported on buses.  Even smaller amounts of snow when combined with high winds pose real problems in terms of drifting in the rural areas of Marine, St. Jacob, and Troy. [ Read More ]


DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION POLICY:

All K-5 students will be assigned only one bus for after school transportation.  Students will not be allowed to have more than one assigned drop off location when utilizing district bus service.  There are few exceptions to this new transportation policy that must be approved by district administration. 

Bus Route Information

The Triad Transportation staff strives to provide the best transportation service possible to children of families who reside outside safe walking routes to our schools.  As you prepare your children for the coming school year, please familiarize yourself with the bus route information for the school year.  Having children know their bus number, their stop location and when to meet their bus is important information that will help them establish familiar routine at the start of the year.  The information is now available, and can be accessed using the link below.  Please direct any questions to our transportation department at 618.667.8851 x.5308 (Heather Markivic) 


Standards Based Report Card

The Triad School District is now using a Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) at the elementary level. This is an exciting step for our schools as we work towards ensuring that all students are successful at meeting grade-level standards.  [ Read More.. ]


 

 

District Introduces Before and After School Service

Triad is pleased to offer safe, high quality, before and after school programming for K-5 children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District #2 buildings. The "Beyond the Bell" program provides extended-day care in each of our elementary schools that successfully connects the educational school day with those additional hours that children may need to stay at school. Each building offers the ideal combination of quiet time, homework time, play time and fun. For More Details ]  

[ To Register and Pay Fees ]


 

Triad School District Introduces Our New
"Virtual Backpack"

Triad CUSD#2 continues to work toward a paperless direction for many of its home-school communications.  We have recently launched this “Virtual Backpack” webpage to assist parents obtaining information to community resources, services and information in our area.  The categories on this page will assist you in locating district approved informational flyers, notices and registration forms released by area non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners. 

Parents and Guardians are able to access information on activities in the surrounding communities from Family Movie Events in the Park to Athletic camps and activities by clicking on the
Parent Resources link in the navigation column.  Recently added events include Little Knights Basketball beginning September 22 for girls and September 28th for boys in grades 4th, 5th, and 6th. Little Knights Wrestling sign-ups will be held on  October 5th, 6th, and 11th. Girl Scout and Boy Scout information can also be found on this link as well as YMCA information.  Vistors are also given the opportunity to subscribe to this page, which will notify the subscribers of new information posted  to the page!  Everything posted to the Parent Resource page has been approved by the Triad Central Office.


 

STUDENT INSURANCE

All parents/guardians have the ability to purchase insurance for their children during the time they are attending school.  For more information about purchasing student insurance, please visit the parent resources folder at the bottom of this page where you will be able to access the application as well coverage details. 

 


School Lunch Program

District students are enjoying using the Triad District's new computerized point of sale cafeteria system at the start of this school year.  The new system has established every student with an account in the cafeteria that can be accessed by using a barcode based on their triad student ID.   At meal time, the students make their lunch selection and use an ID badge, as opposed to our traditional punch card, to track meal purchases and payments.  Currently, we are still taking food service payments via cash or check.  Students will continue to hand their deposit to their classroom teacher in the mornings. We appreciate receiving these transactions in envelopes with your child's name clearly printed on the outside.  While the system will continue to accept cash and personal checks, we now offer parents the convenience of online check or credit card payments toward cafeteria purchases.  Daily food service menus   are available online through Sodexo.


Online Cafeteria Accounts 

The Triad District is now able to offer parents the ability to manage their child's meal account balances through an online management service called PayForIt.net.  The service may be accessed via links through our Parent Resources webpage or directly via www.payforit.net . This service benefits students, parents and the school cafeteria.  Management of your child's account through this online service will ensure that they never have to worry about carrying cash for lunch purchases and having the money with them at the start of lunch service.  Using the PayForIt.net service, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child's account, view their child's account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child's account, set up e-mail notifications when their child's account falls below a certain dollar amount, or request a report showing what the child has purchased on their account. [Triad Food Service]