Effective immediately, drivers, monitors, and students will no longer be required to wear masks on buses in DPS #170. Areas in low or medium COVID ranges will no longer need to require masks on school buses. The District continues to encourage individuals to wear masks in areas in which they cannot properly socially distance and the buses will continue to maintain supplies of masks for students to use at their requests. Click on this link to review the guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html Our goal is to transport the students safely to and from school.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
2/28/22 Dear Families and Staff: This letter is to inform you that 1 individual at Madison School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are coordinating our efforts with the Lee County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have covid-like symptoms to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of Madison School students and staff are our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. To prevent further spread of the disease, Dixon Public Schools are taking the following steps: • Ongoing monitoring of students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness and evaluation of illness reports to promptly identify possible outbreaks. • Conducting a deep clean and disinfection of all areas daily and additional attention to the areas impacted by potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. • Continuing social distancing when possible and frequent hand washing practices during the school day. We will continue to enforce safe practices to prevent, promptly identify, and respond to potential COVID cases, as follows: • Students and staff who are ill with COVID-like symptoms will promptly be placed in a separate supervised area away from others until they can be sent home. • Face masks are optional for students and staff. • We are continuously sanitizing high-touch surfaces including door handles, stair rails, sink faucets, etc. • We are teaching students the importance of social distancing when possible, and proper handwashing: o Students are discouraged from sharing personal items, e.g., water bottles. o Students are learning new ways to greet each other without touching. o Students are reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth, and to cover coughs and sneezes. o Students will be taught to wash their hands frequently and properly, following CDC guidelines on handwashing. • As we receive more information from the Department of Public Health and other entities, we will implement additional recommendations and guidelines. As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms . Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately. We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families. For any questions or concerns, please contact Madison School at (815) 934-9662 or Sherry Hafer, District Nurse, at (815) 285-8630. Sincerely, Margo Empen Superintendent
3 months ago, Madison School
We currently have an opening for a lunchroom/playground attendant at Madison. Please see the link for more information on applying. Thank you! https://www.applitrack.com/roe47/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=38214&category=Cafeteria
3 months ago, Madison School
Maddie and Riley at Dixon Rotary Meeting today! #SuperStudents
3 months ago, Admin
Dixon Rotary Meeting with DHS students
Congratulations once again to Madison Spelling Bee champion Jake L who represented Madison School at the Regional Spelling Bee at Dixon High School this past week. Way to go Jake!
3 months ago, Madison School
Jake L
Students in Mrs. McPhillips' class spent last week using their multiplication skills to fulfill hot cocoa orders with different amounts and prices, reading bar graphs, and creating their own hot cocoa restaurant!
3 months ago, Madison School
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Math 4
Beating the winter blues? Ms. Sherlock's class celebrated positive class behaviors with a Luau this past Friday. Very fun!
3 months ago, Madison School
Luau
Click on the links below for this week's COVID data. This data reflects those currently out due to being positive or quarantined. https://5il.co/16btt https://5il.co/16btu
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Madison K-Kids (Kiwanis) serving the school this week leading the pledge for K-Kids week! Nicely done!
3 months ago, Madison School
K Kids pledge
Congratulations to Merit from David L. Rahn Jr. High School on winning the Regional Spelling Bee!
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Photo of Spelling Bee in progress
Photo of Spelling Bee in progress
Photo of Spelling Bee in progress
Spelling Bee graphic
Click on the links below for this week's COVID data. This data reflects those currently out due to being positive or quarantined. https://5il.co/15y4y https://5il.co/15y4x
3 months ago, Margo Empen
"Glow" day in Ms. Kurschner's class today! Very fun!
3 months ago, Madison School
Glow 1
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Glow 3
Glow 4
This notification is to inform you that 2 individuals at Madison Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. All impacted students will be contacted. Further details about our school safety efforts may be found in the attached letter from Mrs. Empen. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sagel at 815-934-9662 or jsagel@dps170.org. I hope you all stay healthy and well!
3 months ago, Madison School
2/15/22 Dear Families and Staff: This letter is to inform you that 1 individual(s) at Madison School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are coordinating our efforts with the Lee County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have covid-like symptoms to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of Madison School students and staff are our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. To prevent further spread of the disease, Dixon Public Schools are taking the following steps: • Ongoing monitoring of students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness and evaluation of illness reports to promptly identify possible outbreaks. • Conducting a deep clean and disinfection of all areas daily and additional attention to the areas impacted by potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. • Continuing social distancing when possible and frequent hand washing practices during the school day. We will continue to enforce safe practices to prevent, promptly identify, and respond to potential COVID cases, as follows: • Students and staff who are ill with COVID-like symptoms will promptly be placed in a separate supervised area away from others until they can be sent home. • Face masks are optional for students and staff. • We are continuously sanitizing high-touch surfaces including door handles, stair rails, sink faucets, etc. • We are teaching students the importance of social distancing when possible, and proper handwashing: o Students are discouraged from sharing personal items, e.g., water bottles. o Students are learning new ways to greet each other without touching. o Students are reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth, and to cover coughs and sneezes. o Students will be taught to wash their hands frequently and properly, following CDC guidelines on handwashing. • As we receive more information from the Department of Public Health and other entities, we will implement additional recommendations and guidelines. As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms . Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately. We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families. For any questions or concerns, please contact Madison School at (815) 934-9662 or Sherry Hafer, District Nurse, at (815) 285-8630. Sincerely, Margo Empen Superintendent
3 months ago, Madison School
5Essentials Parent Survey Update: Thank you to the parents/guardians who took the 5Essentials Parent Survey last week. Below are the percentages for each building. You can take a survey for each building you have a child in. Don't forget to fill out the entry form and return it to your child's school to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local vendor. Visit our website - www.dps170.org - for links and information. The survey closes March 11th. Dixon High School: 11% Jefferson Elem School-Dixon: 30% Madison School-Dixon: 21% Reagan Middle School: 10% Washington Elem School-Dixon: 29%
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Please see information below on basketball for 2nd-8th grade girls. Registration forms are available in the office.
3 months ago, Madison School
Girls basketball flier
Mr. Baker's 4th grade WIN (Whatever I Need-Intervention) students doing a Breakout game focused on place value and rounding!
3 months ago, Madison School
Baker Game 1
Baker Game 2
Click on the links below for this week's COVID data. This data reflects those currently out due to being positive or quarantined. https://5il.co/15jxx https://5il.co/15jxy
3 months ago, Margo Empen
More great art displays from our students at the talent show!
3 months ago, Madison School
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More great art displays from our students at the talent show!
3 months ago, Madison School
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