Breakfast Times:

  • Glenn Raymond School 7:50 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

  • Wanda Kendall School (Kindergarten) 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Doors Open:

  • Glenn Raymond School 7:50 a.m.

  • Wanda Kendall School (Kindergarten) 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal Times:

  • Glenn Raymond School 3:20 p.m.

  • Wanda Kendall School (Kindergarten) 3:00 p.m.

Wanda Kendall Pre-K Times

  • Morning Session 8:15 -11:00 a.m

  • Afternoon Session 12:00-2:45 p.m.

Student illness/absences:

  • Parents/guardians are required to call the school office before 9:00 a.m.  to report their child's absence.  An answering machine will take your calls before 7:30 a.m.

  • Students who come in late or leave early must be signed in or out.

  • If the parent/guardian  does not call and cannot be contacted,  a signed note from the parent/guardian is required explaining the reason for the absence.

  • The building principal must approve all prearranged absences. Therefore, parents/guardians must submit a written request for all prearranged absences.

  • The school may require  further documentation explaining the reason for a student's absence.

  • Failure to follow these rules will result in an unexcused absence.

School closure or early dismissal due to severe weather or other emergency:

  • In case of emergency dismissal you will be notified by an automated emergency notification system The system uses the numbers listed on the student registration forms to contact parents/guardians. 

  • You may also listen to local news stations on check the district's Facebook page for emergency early dismissals and school closings.

Volunteering in the classroom (when we are not adhering to Covid-19 restrictions):

  • Volunteers are always welcome in the building. However you must complete our Volunteer Information Form to have a background check completed through our Unit 9 office prior to volunteering. Please call the school office or contact your child's teacher.

Bus transportation:

  • The Transportation Dept. is located at the Unit 9 Office, 815-432-4931.

  • All transportation changes require that the school office be notified by a parent/guardian with a note or phone call. 

Visiting the school (when we are not adhering to Covid-19 restrictions):

  • The doors to the building are locked, so all visitors will need to ring the buzzer located at the front door. 

  • All visitors must sign in at the school office and pick up a visitor ID  before proceeding to other parts of the building. 

What are the Support Services at Watseka Elementary Schools?

  • Nurse: A school nurse is on call to the building. She spends part of one day each week in the building. 

  • School Counselor: The school counselor works with students and parents in regards to personal, social, or emotional problems. The school counselor works closely with community agencies to help children and their families.

  • Learning Disability Teacher: A learning disability teacher provides special services for students who are identified with learning difficulties.

  • Speech Therapist: The speech therapist works throughout the district to provide service for students who are in need of special speech or language intervention.

  • MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support): The Reading Intervention Program and the Math Intervention Program provide services to children who are performing below grade level. The teachers work with small groups or push into the classroom to assist the teacher.

Classroom Happenings:

  • All classroom teachers send weekly newsletters to parents with information about units of study and school activities. 

  • The principal emails a weekly newsletter to every parent/guardian who provided their email address to the school.

Riding bicycles to school:

  • Children may ride a bike to school. 

  • The bikes must be stored in the bike rack. 

  • The privilege can be suspended if safety rules are not followed.

What are the rules at Watseka Elementary Schools?

Lunchroom Rules:

  • Line up and pass through the line in single file.

  • Do not run in the lunchroom.

  • Sit where directed.

  • Do not leave seats without permission.

  • Do not trade food or eat from a neighbor's tray.

  • Do not chew gum. Pop and candy are discouraged in student sack lunches.

  • Do not waste food by throwing or playing with it.

  • Use good table manners.

Hallway Rules:

  • Walk on the right-hand side of the hallway.

  • Use quiet voices.

  • Keep hands to themselves.

  • Pick up any items dropped on the floor.

  • Go directly to their destination.

Playground Rules:

  • Play only in designated areas.

  • Remain outside until dismissed.

  • Follow playground equipment rules--no standing on slide, no pole climbing, and no double swinging or twisting on swings.

  • Stay on blacktop or sidewalks during bad weather.

  • Do not throw mud, snow, stones, etc.

  • Do not bring sleds to school.

  • Do not use bicycles during playtime. 

  • Use jump ropes only for jumping rope and for no other purpose.

  • Return all playground equipment to the building after use.

  • Do not engage in body contact--tackling, wrestling, hitting, etc.