Robinson Schools

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Food Service (updated March 23, 2020)See our Food Service During Closure page for important information about meal pick-up.

LGS 2019-2020 Awards

Lincoln Grade School's 2019-2020 virtual awards ceremony.  Congratulations!

  • Presidential Academic Excellence
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Excellent Attendance
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Bluestem
  • History Bee
  • Spelling Bee
  • Band
  • Typing
  • MathFacts in a Flash
  • Student Awards
  • Safety Patrol
  • Outstanding Student Recognition

RHS 2019-2020 Virtual Graduation

Robinson High School's 2019-2020 virtual graduation ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Congratulations to the 2020 RHS graduating class!

RHS 2020 Senior Honors and Underclass Honors

Senior Honors and Underclassmen Awards have been combined in one video.  Congratulations to all of the winners, and because we are Maroons...that's everyone. Heads up and hang in there!

Thank you to Mr. Cook for making this video happen.

Remote Learning Information

Posted on April 15, 2020

Good afternoon Robinson CUSD#2 Families,

We will have a second pick up day for remote learning materials this Friday, April 17 from 9:00AM-12:00.  Packets will be available for all students attending Washington Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School.  Students attending Nuttall Middle School and Robinson High School only need to pick up a packet if they have no Internet access or if a teacher has contacted you to let you know there will be materials for you. The directions for pick up will be the same as for the April 3 pick-up and are reprinted below for your reference. 

At this point, the school building closure remains in effect through April 30.  We have not received any official communication from the State on whether the closure will be extended beyond that date. If the building closure is extended, we will notify you and we would plan to do one final materials distribution on Friday, May 1. 

We miss our students and look forward to things getting back to normal whenever that may be.  In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,
Josh Quick
Superintendent

Download PDFCUSD#2 Remote Learning Plan


Building by Building Instructions for Materials Pick-Up

For all four schools, please note that our teachers and volunteers are being provided with sanitizer and gloves and our distribution procedures have been designed to maintain social distancing guidelines.

 

Washington Elementary School

Each student attending Washington Elementary School will have a packet of information and activities contained in a large manila envelope with his or her name on the outside. On Friday. April 17 between 9:00 AM and 12:00, please approach Washington School driving north on Prairie Street.  Turn right onto Condit and immediately right into the circle drive in front of the building. Roll down your passenger side window and a volunteer will ask for your child’s full name and teacher’s name.  They will retrieve the packet for your child (or children) and drop it in the passenger window of your vehicle. If you have any library books you would like to return, there will be a cart with a box in it located on the driver’s side of your vehicle as you exit the circle drive.  You may drop library books into the box.  We ask that if possible, only one adult come to pick up the materials but we completely understand that this may not be feasible.  Please note that a map with instructions will be posted on the district website at www.robinsonschools.com.

Washington Elementary School

Directions: Families should approach Washington School by driving North on Prairie Street, turning right on Condit Street and making an immediate right turn into the circle drive in front of the building.  Please roll down your passenger side window and be prepared to state the grade level, teacher and full name of your student(s).  Packets will be retrieved for you and dropped in the passenger side window of your vehicle.  If you have library books you with to return, there will be a cart with a box on the driver's side of the vehicle as you exit.  The books may be dropped in that box.


Lincoln Elementary School

Each student attending Lincoln Elementary School will have a packet of information, activities, and materials for pick up.  On Friday, April 17 between 9:00AM and 12:00, please approach Lincoln School from the south.  Cars should enter the bus lane parallel to Myers Street at the south end of the Lincoln property and proceed north in the bus lane.  A staff member will ask for your student’s full name and his or her teacher’s name.  They will then radio to another volunteer who will retrieve your child’s envelope and place it on a table along the driver’s side of the bus lane near where you can retrieve it.  If you have any library books you would like to return, there will be a cart with a box in it located on the driver’s side of your vehicle.  You may drop library books into the box.  We ask that if possible, only one adult come to pick up the materials but we completely understand that this may not be feasible.  Please note that a map with instructions will be posted on the district website at www.robinsonschools.com.

Lincoln Grade School

Directions: Cars will enter the bus lane parallel to Myers Street at the south end of the Lincoln Grade School property and proceed north in the bus lane to the pick up point which will be near the southeast corner of the LGS building. A staff member will approach and ask for your child’s name and teacher. As you pull forward, materials will be placed on a table at your driver’s side window for you to pick up. Cars will exit on Myers and proceed North.


Nuttall Middle School

NMS families, you will only need to pick up materials for your NMS student if he or she does not have access to a computer or Chromebook and/or if he or she does not have Internet access.  Those students who do not have access to a computer or Chromebook but do have Internet access will be loaned one of the NMS Chromebooks. Students who do not have Internet access will be provided with an envelope with all materials needed to participate in remote learning. If you do need to make a pick up for your NMS student, please follow these directions on Friday, April 17 between 9:00 and 12:00.  Vehicles should enter the driveway located between the Highland Avenue Baptist Church and the former counseling center office (where the NMS sign is located).  Drive north toward the building and turn left to enter the driveway directly in front of the building.  A staff volunteer will ask for your child’s name and grade level.  After picking up materials please continue through the circle drive and exit at the stop sign at Highland & Robb.  NMS will have a box available to return library books. We ask that if possible, only one adult come to pick up the materials but we completely understand that this may not be feasible.  Please note that a map with instructions will be posted on the district website at www.robinsonschools.com.

Nuttall Middle School

Directions: Vehicles should enter the driveway located between the Highland Avenue Baptist Church and the former counseling center office (where the NMS sign is located). Drive north toward the building and turn left to enter the driveway directly in front of the building. Please roll down your passenger side window. A volunteer will ask for your child’s name and grade level and will obtain their materials and drop in the passenger side window. After picking up materials please continue through the circle drive and exit at the stop sign at Highland & Robb.


Robinson High School

Please note that you will only need to pick up materials for your RHS student if he or she does not have Internet access or if your student has been contacted by a teacher to pick up materials. If you do need to make a pick up for your RHS student, please follow these directions on Friday, April 17 between 9:00 AM and 12:00.  From Highland Avenue turn in to the circle drive in front of RHS from the east driveway.  It may be helpful to approach either from South Cross St. or traveling westbound on Highland to avoid waiting to make a left turn into the circle drive. A staff volunteer will ask for your student’s full name and obtain the materials. RHS will have a library book drop off available if your student has books to return.  We ask that if possible, only one adult come to pick up the materials but we completely understand that this may not be feasible.  Please note that a map with instructions will be posted on the district website at www.robinsonschools.com.

Robinson High School

Directions: From Highland Avenue turn in to the circle drive in front of RHS from the east driveway. It may be helpful to approach either from South Cross St. or traveling westbound on Highland to avoid waiting to make a left turn into the circle drive. Please roll down your passenger side window. Tell the volunteer your student’s name and grade level and they will retrieve materials and place them in your passenger side window.

COVID-19 News & Updates

Updated on March 30, 2020

Good morning Robinson CUSD#2 Families, 

I want to first say that all of us at the Robinson CUSD#2 schools miss our students very much and are saddened that their school experience has been interrupted in this way.  We know that this is a challenging time for all families in our community and our schools want to support you anyway we can. Above all, we want everyone to stay healthy and safe. That will remain our highest priority and a goal I know we share with all of you as we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation.  Thank you to all of you for the creative, compassionate, and kind ways that you are responding to this crisis in support of our children and our community.  

There have been several new developments from the Governor’s office and from the Illinois State Board of Education starting Friday evening and throughout the weekend. The primary change is the establishment of “Remote Instructional Days” which will be addressed later in this message. 

As a quick review, the school closure dates from March 17 through today, March 30 will be counted as “Act of God” days for all Illinois schools.  These days count toward our mandatory attendance days and do not need to be made up. However, at the time of my last message, school closure dates from March 31-April 7 (and potentially beyond) had not yet been addressed in terms of how they would be counted on the school calendar. 

On Friday evening, the Governor issued Executive Order 2020-15 which in part created “Remote Learning Days” and “Remote Learning Planning Days” and authorized ISBE to create rules and guidance to implement these days.  Later Friday evening, ISBE pushed out emergency administrative rules which provided additional detail. Here are some key points:

  • Each district must create a Remote Learning Plan

  • Remote Learning Days begin on Tuesday, March 31 and will continue for the duration of the mandatory closure

  • Up to 5 Remote Learning Days (either consecutive or in increments) may be used for Remote Learning Planning [Unit 2 will utilize planning days March 31-April 2]

  • Remote Learning Days and Remote Learning Planning Days will count toward the required 176 attendance days in the school calendar

  • There are 5 areas which are required to be addressed in the Remote Learning Plan, but beyond that districts are given maximum flexibility to create a plan which best fits the needs of their community

In response to these new rules, a Remote Learning Planning Committee was established on Saturday, reviewed relevant resources and guidance, and met via video conference Sunday afternoon to begin putting together the Remote Learning Plan for Robinson CUSD#2. Please keep in mind that we do not have a lot of detail to share yet, but our goal is to have a draft plan established and shared by the middle of this week. Here are some of the guiding principles that we are using as we develop our plan:

  • We are not seeking to replicate the in-person classroom experience and we recognize the limitations of not having access to all of the supports and resources within our schools

  • We need to account for the physical and emotional needs of families first and these will take precedence over academic concerns

  • We need to create a plan that is accessible for all students which means that we will need to account for varying access to technology, Internet access, availability of parental support, etc. Our plan will have both digital and non-digital components

  • We want to ensure some type of direct contact with students on a regular basis and ensure that students have some means to communicate directly with their teacher(s)

  • We will have modest, age-appropriate time expectations for remote learning ranging from 20-30 minutes/day for PreK to 20-45 minutes per subject/class per day at the high school level (more detail will be specified in our plan)

  • Our assessment and grading practices will be substantially modified – no educational harm can result from assessment and grading during remote learning days

  • Teachers will be encouraged to discuss and prepare across grade level or subject area teams

  • Teachers will be given maximum flexibility to use materials, platforms, apps, and  programs, both digital and non-digital with which they (and their students) are already familiar

Our Remote Learning Planning Committee came to consensus on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 31- Thursday, April 2 will be Remote Learning Planning Days – these days will serve both to allow the committee to develop our formal plan and for teachers to prepare materials to begin implementation.  

  • Friday, April 3 will be a material pick up day as necessary.  This will vary by grade level and we will give families as much notice as possible on how and when to pick up or otherwise access materials in a safe way. Families will also be able to drop off library books at this time. Friday will also be the first day of remote instruction and we have suggested to teachers that this will be a very simple and short activity just to engage with students. 

  • April 3, 6, & 7 - will be remote learning days.

As you know, at this point the statewide school closure extends through April 7.  At this time, we have no information on whether the closure will be extended, but we feel it is prudent to assume and plan for at least one more extension of the closure.  Therefore, teachers are being asked to prepare remote learning materials for April 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, and 17 as well.  Note that April 10 and 13 are on our school calendar as Easter Break and these will remain non-instructional days. If the closure is extended, we will notify you of updates to our remote learning schedule. 

In closing, I want to reiterate that our primary objective is for your family to stay safe and healthy.  While these new directives from the state require us to formalize our plans to provide for continuation of learning during the school closure, we absolutely do not want this to create any additional anxiety among our families. We completely understand that all of us are in different situations and dealing with different challenges.  Your child’s teachers and administrators understand this and will partner with you. Please help us stay in touch by monitoring your e-mail, the school district website www.robinsonschools.com, and any apps that your child’s teacher may use for communication such as Bloomz and Remind.  

Sincerely,

Josh Quick

Superintendent


Published on March 20, 2020

Dear Robinson CUSD2 Families,

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, through the end of April 7. As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8. We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families as well as the school’s vital role of providing meals to students and families while schools are closed. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week.

During this stay at home order, essential school personnel may still report to work as long as they are practicing social distancing. We want you to know the governor’s office has assured school districts that school personnel involved in providing meals will not be in violation of the governor’s executive order and that we can, and should, continue with our program, which has had a tremendous impact in making sure our students are not going hungry while school is closed.  We may need to make some adjustments to our distribution program at some point next week but please know that it will continue.

In addition, the governor has made it clear that, while he’s serious about using social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, he wants residents to still be able to work, shop at grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and get medication from the pharmacy.

Please use this opportunity to focus on staying safe and helping to slow the spread of the virus.  As always, thank you for your patience and support as we all work through the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you have seen, this situation is evolving rapidly. As events unfold, we will continue to provide updates.

Sincerely,

Josh Quick

Superintendent

Robinson High School
2000 North Cross Street
Phone: (618) 544-9510
Fax: (618) 544-7921
Principal: Victoria McDonald

Nuttall Middle School
400 West Rustic Street
Phone: (618) 544-8618
Fax: (618) 544-5304
Principal: Craig Beals

Lincoln Grade School
301 East Poplar Street
Phone: (618) 544-3315
Fax: (618) 544-4136
Principal: Kathy Bemont

Washington Elem. School
507 West Condit Street
Phone: (618) 544-2233
Fax: (618) 544-5502
Principal: Jason Stark

Community Unit #2
1301 North Allen Street
Phone: (618) 544-7781
Fax: (618) 544-9284
Superintendent: Josh Quick
Community Unit School District #2 

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