January 13, 2021


No School on Monday, January 18.

New This Week….

This year the Unit 7 Board of Education adopted a remote eLearning plan to be used during inclement weather, snow days, or other emergency situations that would cause Unit 7 school closures. What does this mean? Instead of having a traditional snow day, students will be provided with work to complete through materials sent home in advance and access to curriculum online. This will be considered a work day for teachers and staff, so they will be available to support your students. They will send out a morning email with expectations for work completion and times they will be available online when possible or by email.

eLearning or “Snow Day” packets will be placed in your child’s backpack sometime over the next week. Please do not open the packets unless we have a snow day. Your student’s teacher will be providing additional information. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the office. 

Notes from Nurse Gateley…

Reminder about Covid and keeping our schools healthy and open during the pandemic.

  1. Please keep your child home if they are sick.
  2. If your sick child has siblings, they must stay home until a negative Covid result or doctors note has been obtained.
  3. If your child has covid symptoms (fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, headache, and abdominal pain) they will need to be tested and a negative result obtained before coming to school.
  4. If your child is exposed to someone who is positive please call your school nurse for guidance.

Self Certification Cards - Please remember to initial your child’s yellow self certification cards every day. We have done a very good job coming to school prepared with the cards.

Casey’s Rewards: Our school is participating in Cash for Classrooms, part of Casey’s Rewards. This opens up Unity West to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students. The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you buy from Casey’s and use their rewards program you can simply turn your points into a donation to our school. Help Unity West make the most of this program and learn more at caseys.com/schools.

Coke Rewards: Did you know that the Coke you drink can translate into dollars for Unity West? Simply go to https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ and follow the instructions on the screen to enter the codes from your favorite Coke items. The school can receive between $0.05 and $0.38 per code, depending on the item.

Unity Apparel - Looking for Unity apparel? We've got you covered! Head over to www.gameday spirit.com! Put Unity in the search bar and you can see all the options we have! If you have any questions or ideas for apparel, you can connect with Stephanie Grussing (grussings@unity.k12.il.us)!

Please take a moment to check out these informational resources:

Getting to Know the Unity West PTO2020-21 PTO Meeting Schedule

Ways to Help Without Volunteering

You can also visit the Unity West PTO Webpage for information on Accelerated Reader prizes, Box Tops Contests, and much more. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:* E-mail: westpto@unity.k12.il.us * Facebook: Unity West PTO.