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West Weekly 4/8/2020
West Weekly 4/8/2020
Unity West Elementary School
Wednesday, April 08, 2020

West Weekly Stay Home Stay Healthy Edition  - Week 3

April 8, 2020 

Happy Easter!  This year, Easter will probably look very different for many of us. Take some time to still enjoy the holiday and share a photo on the Unity West PTO Facebook page.  

Remote Learning: As you’ve heard, schools are closed for in person learning until April 30.   We have Remote Learning Packets for families to access online or pick up at the following locations:  

  • Tolono: Unity West Elementary School in the file cabinet in front of the school.

  • Tolono: The office at The Oaks between 1pm and 5pm.

  • Sadorus: At the town hall building in the maroon newspaper vending machine.

  • Pesotum: At the lending library next to the town hall on the east side of town.


Packets for the week of April 13-16 will be available after 2:00pm on Friday April 10.  


Packets can be turned in outside Unity West.  There will be a marked tub for you to leave your packets.  You can also hold on to the packets and turn them in when students return to school.


Each packet includes at least 25-30 minutes of reading, 20-25 minutes of math, and 15-20 minutes of social studies or science.  There are additional online resources listed for each subject area as well.  The schedule provided is optional and there to provide guidance on the amount of time your child should spend on each activity.  


Accelerated Reader is now open for students to test at home.  Many have asked and we were able to make the changes at a district level for all students to access Accelerated Reader from home.  We have been able to extend the hours it is open, and it should be available at any time.  If you have questions about login information, please email your child’s teacher.  To access AR click here.

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch Schedule: All Unit Seven students are welcome to pick up a grab and go breakfast/lunch combo.  All meal pick up is at Unity High school on the east side by the baseball diamond. 

Times:  9:30-10:30

NO PICK UP MONDAY APRIL 13 (Easter Monday Holiday) 

Wednesday April 15 - 3 days worth of meals 

Monday April 20 - 2 days worth of meals 

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications: We understand at this time many people are facing very challenging and changing circumstances.  Many families are finding more financial difficulty at this time, than they have had at previous times during the school  year.  If you are in that situation, we invite you to click here to access the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.  You can print off the application and fill it out, or you can pick up applications at the same locations where we distribute our Remote Learning Packets.  We ask that you return the completed applications to the school on 4/14 or 4/15 between 8am and noon.  If you can not make those times, please call the school (217-485-3918) or email Mrs. Reichert ( to set up a time that will work.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month: If you know of someone whom is being harmed or hurt during this time you can call: 

Child Abuse/Neglect 1(800)-422-4453  

Domestic Violence 1(800)-799-7233

For more information, visit CDC Violence Prevention


Spring Pictures and Yearbooks: We are working with Lifetouch to coordinate getting Spring Pictures and Yearbooks delivered.  We do not have any additional information at this time, but Lifetouch has assured me all ordered materials will be delivered as conditions permit. 

We will continue to update families as we get new or updated information.  Feel free to call the school office at 217-485-3918 if you have any concerns or questions.