Wyvetter Younge Alternative Center for Education is a nurturing, safe and professional environment that supports the educational success and social, emotional, and physical development of all students. Students will be respectful, self-disciplined, productive citizens who think critically, make informed decisions and act ethically.

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  • Action Required: Please Update All Contact Information

    Parents and Caregivers, today is a great day to make sure that all pertinent contact information is up-to-date and accurate. You can make updates by logging into Skyward Family Access or by calling your child's school today!

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  • Grab and Go Student Meals

    School District 189 provides Grab & Go meals Monday-Friday from 10am-Noon to students enrolled in the district. The daily bag includes breakfast, lunch, snack and supper! Get yours at: - All 10 schools - Several Community Centers - Mobile Routes. Look for the school bus!

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  • Technology Guide for Students and Parents

    Please click here to access resources to help your family navigate technology being used by School District 189. Having technical difficulties? Contact the Tech Helpline at 618-646-3322 or email parentsupportcenter@estl189.com

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  • 2nd Quarter Instructional Plan

    School District 189 will remain in Remote Learning to begin the second quarter (October 19, 2020). Please read more to access an important message from Superintendent Culver about East St. Louis School District 189's 2nd Quarter Instructional Plan.

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  • Now enrolling for 21st Century Programming!

    The 21st Century Community Learning Center Program is recruiting students in grades 2-12 to participate in after-school programming.

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  • Board Member Consolidated Election

    Four seats on our seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 6, 2021 consolidated election. Check details here about who is eligible to run and key deadlines for the process.

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  • Back to School 2020-2021 Details

    School will begin for students on Monday, August 17, 2020 with REMOTE LEARNING at least through Friday, October 16, 2020 (the first quarter) to support the safety of our students, staff and families. Read details about the Remote Learning plan and the Hybrid model to be used when community conditions are safer. FAQ found here.

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  • Child Care and Community Learning Centers

    School District 189 recognizes that closed schools create a hardship for families. Check here for information about community resources including child care and open community centers.

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  • Messages to Staff for Return to School and Safety

    Review detailed communications to all staff regarding back to school preparations and safety amid COVID-19.

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  • Need Help? Resources for You

    There are resources available to those needing assistance now during the COVID-19 pandemic – anything from where to find food and childcare support to numbers for County Health Departments and mental health and counseling hotlines.

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  • Información de Emergencia para Familias

    Recursos para estudiantes de inglés

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  • Ed Resources During Remote Learning

    Families, teachers & staff are concerned anytime students are away from school for an extended period. The Curriculum & Student Support Services departments suggest the following list of resources & 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.

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