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Frequently Asked Questions About School During COVID-19
We have created a FAQ to help answer commonly asked questions about what school will look like this year.
Meet the teacher night.
Meet the teacher night will be held Tuesday, Aug 18th from 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Text Message Alerts Now Available
You can now sign up for text message alerts by texting "YES" to 67587
This form will determine whether your student experiences in-person or remote learning to begin the 2020-2021 school year. For a more complete description of the options, please review the Stockton School District Return to School plan below. Please fill out a separate form for each of your students.
Please note that if you opt for remote learning that this will remain your selection until the end of the first quarter. If you have any questions as you complete the form please contact the school's office your child attends.
Fill out the survey HERE
2020-2021 Return to School Plan
You can find the Return to School Plan HERE
An Update from Mr. Bunting on the 2020-2021 School Year.
To view the update please click HERE.
Stockton High School Phase 4 of Return to Play
As a result of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, as regions reach Phase 4 on June 26th, IHSA member schools are permitted to begin the use of voluntary summer contact days. Prioritizing the health and safety of all students and staff is the focus of Stockton School District and the following guidelines will be strictly adhered to.
Phase 4 of the IHSA Return to Play Plan correlates to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.
All student-athletes are limited to 5 hours of participation per day. You can learn more about Phase Four of Return to Play HERE
Information on Pandemic EBT SNAP Benefits
This is a special benefit that can help you buy food for your school-age children, who receive National School Lunch Program free or reduced-price meals when school is in session. You can learn more about this program HERE
Stockton High School 2020 Graduation Ceremony
Stockton School District hires Bunting as Superintendent
Stockton – In a special meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Stockton School Board Unit #206 approved the hiring of James Bunting as its new superintendent.
Bunting is currently the middle school principal at the Iroquois County School District in Watseka but has held the role of superintendent of that district as well. He has 25 years of experience in the education field including additional roles as high school principal and math teacher.
Bunting was approved to a two-year contract as the district’s superintendent and will begin his role on July 1, 2020.
The Stockton School District looks forward to working with Mr. Bunting and would like to thank the administration and faculty for their help in the hiring process.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020
Kidstown is closed until further notice
Due to the mandate received from Governor Pritzker on March 20, 2020 that all places of public amusement shall be closed to the public through April 7, 2020. Kidstown is closed to the public.
Us Cellular and Verizon COVID-19 Response
For those of you that are concerned about your limited data packages or data caps US Cellular has released the below statement.
We're committed to having your back and keeping you connected during these uncertain times. We've made updates to our offerings to reflect how you're using – or will need to use – your smartphones in the coming months.
From now until the end of May, no matter what plan you're on, be assured that you'll continue to have the smartphone data you need and not be charged for any overages.
You can find more information HERE
Verizon has also released changes to its plans as well. You can find more information HERE
Stress and Coping with COVID-19 for Stockton Families:
Signs of stress and anxiety impacting your child:
• Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
• Excessive worry or sadness
• Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
• Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens
• Difficulty with attention and concentration
• Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
• Unexplained headaches or body pain
• Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
Ideas on how to help your child:
• Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
• Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
• Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, especially social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
• Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
• Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
• Contact Mr. Walters- cory.walters@stocktonschools.
-content taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Please wash backpacks
While our schools are being cleaned and disinfected. Please wash your child's backpacks, lunch kits, and jackets.
The rationale for E-Learning Days:
It is important for Stockton School District 206 to have an e-learning option given the potential for schools to not be in session for a prolonged period. Prolonged closure without academic activity would negatively affect students in a number of ways. More importantly, for all students, we believe that having the option of remote learning days reinforces the fact that teaching and learning are not confined to class periods or physical classrooms.
You can find more information on this rationale in our Stockton School District E-Learning Handbook and Closure Guide for Parents HERE
Reduced cost internet access for those who qualify
MediaCom is offering a reduced cost internet service for those who qualify. If you are interested you can find more information HERE