Licensed Substitutes Needed!
Do you want to make $90/day?
Apply at the St. Clair County Regional Office of Education to be added to the Master Sub List. Once added to the list, you can begin subbing in classrooms at Dupo CUSD 196.
Paraprofessional (Teacher Aide) Subs needed, too! - $11.14/hour
To be on the Master Sub List, contact the St. Clair Regional Office of Education at 618-825-3900.
You must appear in-person to fill out paperwork and complete a background check.
St. Clair County ROE #50
1000 South Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:(618)825-3900 | Fax:(618)825-3999
Dupo CUSD 196: Home of the Tigers
Message from Dr. Carpenter, Superintendent:
March 30, 2020
Parents and Students,
Since the President has extended the social distancing mandate through April 30 we are waiting on guidance from our governor regarding the impact on Illinois schools.
In the meantime, Illinois schools are being mandated to transition to remote learning for all students. Remote learning emphasizes interaction and authentic and differentiated learning opportunities that will assist students in being connected to their teachers. Every district in the State of Illinois is being mandated to create a Remote Learning Plan. Our District is completing this process today and will transition to Remote Learning on Wednesday of this week.
Principals and teachers will be sending out information regarding expectations for Remote Learning.
There are still lots of unanswered questions that are on our minds such as grades, GPA, class rank, transcripts and graduation. ISBE is aware of these obstacles and as guidance is shared with me we will be sending information out.
Thank you for your support and patience as we work through these unsettled times. The health and education of our students and community is most important.
Below are electronic copies of paper resources and links being sent home and/or emailed to parents in PK-2nd Grade. (3rd-12th should check TeacherEase and Google Classroom.) Please note, the folders might be empty right now as our primary teachers have already sent home work that should take us through spring break. Check back later and we will be sure to announce when new content is available.
Students accessing Clever apps from home should sign in with their school email.
Dupo Senior High School now has new mobile hotspots, called Kajeet Smartspots, that are available for students to check out and use at home or on the road.
Kajeet is a filtered hotspot that allows students to use up to 500MB of data each day. Students who do not have Internet access at home, or perhaps will be traveling without Internet, may check out a Kajeet to take with them. Social media and video sites are filtered and will not work.
Permission slips are attached and also found on the website under https://www.dupo196.org/technology and hard copies are also available in the Dupo Senior High School Library. A parent’s signature is required since the student is responsible for the cost of a lost device.
If you would like to check out a Kajeet, please bring a signed permission slip to the High School Library.
Seeking Normalcy Amid COVID-19
By Lynette Dixon, PhD, LPC, NCC, CRAADC
Seeking Normalcy Amid COVID-19
By Lynette Dixon, PhD, LPC, NCC, CRAADC
We are living through uncharted times. We have not faced anything quite like what we are experiencing with COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is encouraging us to stay in our homes, and recommending that no more than 10 people gather together at one time. In an effort to decrease the number of people who will contract COVID-19, drastic measures are being taken. Stores are closing, dental offices are limiting appointments to emergencies only, and many schools and workplaces are moving to online/work-from-home formats for weeks to come, or even for the remainder of the school year.
A lot of information is being shared regarding how to prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19. It is important to take this information seriously and exercise precaution, but it is also important not to panic and to help maintain a sense of normalcy for ourselves and our children. How can we do this? One of the best ways is to establish routines for everyone. Create structures that will allow for the adults in your household to be productive and actually be able to work from home, and help our children transition to the online learning format that will be new territory for many of them. Here are some ideas to help everyone make these changes as painless as possible:
- First, be open and willing to acknowledge what everyone is feeling. This is not an easy pill for most of us to swallow. Many of us struggle with change, and that is okay. We may feel angry, frustrated, anxious, and isolated. Share those feelings with those close to you, but especially when talking with children, focus on how we will get through this by supporting one another and sticking together.
- Establish new routines. Many of us thrive on structure, and adjusting to these changes can be difficult. Set up schedules for yourself and for your children with times for school work, times for meals, times for exercise, and times for play. Many classroom teachers post visual schedules for students to follow. Consider doing this for your children as well. For adults, working from home with your children can be especially difficult. Start by having a conversation with your children about how you will need to have certain quiet times to get work done. Set up a home office for yourself and classroom space for them. Use your time wisely by prioritizing what must be done and focusing on that first. If possible, partner with your spouse so that one of you can watch the children while the other works and then switch. Another option is to work after the children are asleep at night or while they take naps during the day.
- While a necessary precaution, social distancing can lead to feelings of isolation for all of us. Take extra time as a family to reconnect. Play games with each other, have a picnic lunch in the backyard or in the family room, build a blanket fort, eat dinner as a family, or go for walks together. Use technology with apps like Facetime so that you can stay connected with friends and family. Use your imagination, and keep your sense of wonder and adventure. Doing so will not only help you but will help your children see this as an opportunity to experience something new. While it may feel like we have lost a lot, we have also been gifted with the chance to demonstrate our ability to come together as families and communities, to demonstrate our strength and resilience, and to take a moment to focus on what is most important.
We are living through a challenging and uncertain time, that is true. We do not need to minimize that, but we also want to remember that these precautions will be temporary. Practice good self-care and reach out to those around you for support. If you do find that anxiety is starting to overwhelm you and weigh you down, we have therapists available and ready to meet with you. We have telehealth options available as well as in-person appointments, as long as no symptoms are present.
Congratulations to the PreK team for being awarded the Gold Circle of Quality.
L>R Sarah Davis, Jodi Stephens, Jessie Duke, Jessi Hodge, and Brenda Thomas. (Not pictured is Debby Schmidt.)