WELCOME TO JAMES AVANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
James Avant is located in East St. Louis, Illinois and serves the communities of Washington Park and Caseyville.
We serve a diverse population of students consisting of African Americans, Caucasians and Hispanics, as well as Special Services students in Kindergarten - 5th grade. We are a school that strives to service the whole student’s needs in our care.
Please continue to visit our website as we add new information and features to connect with students, staff, teachers, parents, and community.
The Mission of James Avant Elementary School is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing learning environment that fosters a rigorous and diverse core curriculum in every classroom.
OUR CORE VALUES:
We believe all children can learn through differentiated instruction.
We value every student at James Avant Elementary School.
We value a safe, supportive, stimulating and care environment.
We believe that every student can achieve EXCELLENCE AND GREATNESS.
We value our partnership with parents, community, teachers and the entire James Avant Elementary Family.
JAMES AVANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS BUILDING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE!!
THUNDERCATS Stay READY
Respect yourself and others around you.
Excellence is the expectation.
Always cooperate with teachers, staff and fellow students at all times.
Dress properly with pride in your school uniform.
You are responsible for YOU!!!
Featured News and Headlines
Grab and go meals are provided during school closure. Meals available 10am-Noon, Monday-Friday, at our nine K-12 schools and at participating centers. Brief mobile stops also provide Grab and Go meals. Meals include one day of breakfast and lunch provided in one bag and are to be picked up then taken home to eat. Meals may be picked up by students or guradians.
In response to Illinois State Board of Education's recommendations and in accordance with Illinois State Governor JB Pritzker's executive orders, District 189 and IFT Local 1220 have developed a Remote Learning Plan to meet learning needs and ensure future academic success for all students during this unprecedented school closure.
Families, students, leaders, teachers and staff are concerned anytime students are away from school for an extended period of time. For this reason, the Curriculum and Student Support Services departments have compiled a list of resources and websites for students and their families to engage in learning activities. Please use the links provided and activities shared by teachers to keep students engaged in academic and social-emotional activities during our school closure.
All 1st-12th grade students were required to pick up school-issued chromebooks from the school they attend to continue their learning during this mandated school closure. Learning activities are available on our website and have been distributed by teachers. These chromebooks will allow students access to the Clever Portal, Google Classroom and other educational resources in order to keep up with essential coursework from home. If you did not pickup a chromebook, please contact your child's school principal to discuss options. If you have tech difficulties, contact your school principal.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced schools will remain closed and that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30, 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19. During this time, at-home learning will continue. Our schools’ commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through a different format. Our teachers, administrators and support staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program.
The health and safety of our students is our top priority. Please read notices to families and staff about COVID-19 and access links to trusted state and federal sites for current information. School closure begins Monday, March 16, 2020 for students. CHECK INFO FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES.
If there is an urgent need for transcripts or student records, please follow steps to make requests while we are under school closure due to COVID-19 precautions. There may be a delay. Please understand that unique circumstances may not be resolved until we return.