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The East St. Louis School District is committed to providing educational experiences for students Pre-K through twelfth grades. The experiences will ensure that students are afforded the broadest range of opportunities to reach their academic potential and thus become productive and contributing members of society. Opportunities are inclusive of, but not limited to, community-based programs and post-secondary options that focus on reading and mathematics strategies which ensure that each child is proficient at every grade level.    

Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center Screenings/Preschool Registration
Parents, it is now time to schedule developmental screenings for children ages 1 month to 3 years old, and preschool screenings for children ages 3, 4 and 5 who are not eligible for Kindergarten. See the enclosed flyer for more details. Vivian Adams Free Screenings and Preschool Registration 4.22.15 For more information, call Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center at 618.646.3290.

State of the District Reports 2015

The East St. Louis School District 189 State of the District Report covers progress made in each the district's five goals: academic improvement, financial stability, safe learning and workplace environment, and quality staff. Two versions of the report are available: a summary version and full version. State of the District - Summary State of the District - Full Version  

New Student Registration Information for Kindergarten 2015-16

Parents of students in who will be entering Kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year must register their children. For more information, please see the enclosed flyer. NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION Kindergarten Vision Exams English Vision Exams-Spanish Registration Health Forms Child Health Exam-English Child Health Exam-Spanish School Medication Authorization Form Registration Form Spanish State of Illinois Dental Exam Form State of Illinois Eye Exam Form State of Illinois Eye Exam Waiver Form Dear Parents and Guardians of School District 189: East St. Louis School District 189 will offer Kindergarten, first, fifth, and eighth grade students who attend a district school a free school physical or immunization. Immunizations will be offered 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday at Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center, 501 Katherine Dunham Pl. Parents must accompany children. Walk-in appointments are available for immunizations. Physicals are done at Vivian Adams by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 618.646.3296 to schedule a physical. Parents or guardians must fill out a “Consent to Services” form and the primary parent or guardian must be present at the appointment. This is a service offered only to school district 189 students. School physicals and immunizations can also be done from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. only on Fridays at the school-based health clinic at East St. Louis Sr. High School, 4901 State Street. A “Consent to Services” form must be filled and a parent/guardian must be present during the appointment. The health clinic at the high school requires a payment of $15 or a medical card.   Consent Decree Between East St. Louis School District 189 and ISBE Dear Parents, Patrons, Staff, and Community Members, Attached is the Consent Decree agreed upon by the East St. Louis School District 189 Board of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The Board and ISBE will work collaboratively to meet the goals of the Decree, which are targeted at increasing academic achievement for our students and establishing financial stability. I am privileged to lead the important work of facilitating this improvement process. If you have questions, please contact me at arthur.culver@estl189.com. Consent Decree May 7 2013 Resolution Consent Decree East St. Louis School District 189 Learners Creed The Learners Creed sets the tone for the school day and is recited daily by all District 189 students. The East St. Louis School District's Learners Creed Learn about Common Core State Standards The Common Core State Standards Initiative will provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. Get the facts. Learn more about the core here. Specific information on the Common Core for Illinois can be found at www.commoncoreil.org, which includes resources for parents and educators. District Participates in New Assessment Called PARCC: Twenty-six states are working together in the  Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The new assessment system will greatly increase the number of graduating students who  are ready to succeed after graduating. Illinois is one of 11 states serving on  PARCC’s governing board, helping to lead the way. PARCC Letter 2014 PARCC FAQ 020414Parent's Guide to New Illinois Assessment