launching into the future! weekly west updates

May 22, 2024

We have reached the end of the school year!  We want to thank everyone for a wonderful school year. Be sure to read the information below about Fun Day and Summer Library times. For those returning next year,  you will receive a letter in July with information regarding registration for the 2024-2025 school year.  Have a great summer!

Socks for Fun Day-It is important that students wear socks tomorrow.  If a student does not have socks, they will not be able to go on the inflatables.  

Sunscreen for Fun Day-Nurse Gateley would like to remind everyone to put sunscreen on their student(s) before sending them to school tomorrow.

Unity West Summer Library Hours-The Unity West Library will be open for all Unit 7 students to take AR tests this summer. Unity West students will be able to check out books during these times. Please click here for more information.

School-Based Health Center-The Regional Office of Education has established a school-based health center in Champaign.  The center provides many services for students including school physicals.  Please click here for more information.

Summer EBT-Summer EBT, or SUN Bucks, is a new permanent nutrition program authorized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer. SUN Bucks 2024 will provide a $120 annual benefit to eligible children via an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) issuance by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) later this summer. More basic information on the new federal program is available on the USDA website at Illinois is one of 36 states that have announced their intent to launch Summer EBT in summer 2024.You can click here for more information.

Unity Youth Sports Camps-The Rockets will be hosting youth sports camps in a variety of sports this summer. Please click here for more information.  

News from PTO

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  • Thank you for a successful school year, watch for information about Back to School Night!