WATCH: Virtual High School Graduation Ceremonies May 26

Unit 4 News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 20:04

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Virtual graduations for Centennial and Central High School will be streamed on Tuesday, May 26.

Check back on graduation day to view the ceremonies.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

 

WATCH: 2020 High School Honors Day

Unit 4 News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 10:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Champaign’s Centennial and Central High Schools each held virtual Honors Day recognitions for their 2020 graduating classes this week. Over 100 seniors from each high school were presented with awards, honors, and scholarships based on achievements in academics, athletics, citizenship, music, volunteerism, and many other categories.

While the annual Honors Day ceremonies are typically held at each school with family members in attendance. The accolades are only unveiled to the students at the time of the ceremony presentation.

Congratulations to the 2020 Eighth Grade Classes

Unit 4 News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 15:35

Unit 4 congratulations the 2020 eighth grade classes at Edison Middle School, Franklin STEAM Academy, and Jefferson Middle School on their promotions to high school!

Sowers Named 2020 Shining Star Award Recipient

Unit 4 News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:37

The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation (CUSF) honored Unit 4’s Kirstin Sowers as one of its two 2020 Shining Star Awards (formerly known as the Cup Cake Awards). Selected teachers are nominated by their peers and exhibit exemplary service, extra efforts, enthusiastic attitude, and innovative ideas that noticeably benefit their students.

Sowers, a K-12 ESL Coach/Coordinator, has been devoted to English Language Learning acquisition for nearly 20 yeats. In her current role, she serves as the English as a Second Language Coordinator for all K-12 schools in Unit 4.

International Prep Academy - Virtual Project Update

Unit 4 News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 15:00

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Champaign Unit 4 Schools invites your review and feedback on the International Prep Academy (IPA) construction project plans. A video tour of the project can be viewed HERE.

Message to 5th and 8th grade families

Unit 4 News - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 15:06

Dear Elementary School and Middle School Families:

Moving from 5th grade into middle school and from 8th grade into high school are important milestones for both students and families. However, because of COVID-19 and the state’s mandate regarding social distancing, these milestones will be different this year. In the interest of safety, Unit 4 elementary and middle schools will not be hosting public events for 5th and 8th grade promotion. Because of logistical issues, virtual ceremonies will not be held either. 

Registration Information Update

Unit 4 News - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 15:41

Incoming 2020-21 kindergarten students registered during the Schools of Choice process will be notified of their school assignment by mail in late May.

The registration period for new students to the District is May 1 - June 12, 2020.  Parents must show current or impending residency in the form of two of the following:  

Unit 4 Board of Education Approves Three Appointments Monday

Unit 4 News - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 18:37

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Champaign Unit 4 School District announced approval of three appointments during its Board of Education meeting Monday night. Linda Matkowski is the District’s new CFO while Dara’ Fenner is the new assistant principal at Central High School and Brian Alexander-Ward is the new assistant principal of Stratton Academy.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Unit 4's Board of Education meeting on Mon., April 27 will be conducted virtually

Unit 4 News - Fri, 04/24/2020 - 13:13
In person attendance will comply with CDC guidelines and state mandate for social distancing

In accordance with CDC guidelines and the State mandate to limit in-person attendance at public events due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Unit 4 Board of Education meeting on Mon., April 27, 2020 will be conducted virtually. In person attendance will comply with CDC guidelines and the state mandate for social distancing with chairs set up six feet apart.

Unit 4 Statement on 2020 IHSA Spring Sports

Unit 4 News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 14:34

Unit 4 Statement on 2020 IHSA Spring Sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) today announced its decision to cancel all IHSA spring state tournaments. The decision comes in conjunction with the state’s recent announcement that all Illinois high schools will complete the 2019-20 school term from home.

As a result, all spring sport practices and competitions involving Unit 4 schools are cancelled for the remainder of the season regardless of future decisions by the IHSA.

Illinois Schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

Unit 4 News - Fri, 04/17/2020 - 15:00

Dear Unit 4 families and staff,
 
Governor Pritzker today announced that school facilities will remain closed for the rest of the school year. That means we will continue with our previously announced remote learning plans for the remainder of the year. We will continue to do everything we can to help students, families and staff members during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
 
Let me remind you of some of the things we are doing. All of these programs will continue between now and the end of the school year:

Unit 4 Board of Education Approves Garden Hills Principal Appointment

Unit 4 News - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 19:47

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Champaign Unit 4 School District announced approval of Dr. Asia Fuller Hamilton as principal as Garden Hills Academy during its Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Unit 4's Board of Education meeting on Tues., April 14 will be conducted virtually

Unit 4 News - Sun, 04/12/2020 - 15:42

In person access will comply with CDC guidelines and state mandate for social distancing

In accordance with CDC guidelines and the State mandate to limit in-person attendance at public events due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Unit 4 Board of Education meeting on Tues., April 14, will be conducted virtually. In person access will comply with CDC guidelines and state mandate for social distancing.

Food distribution for Monday, April 13

Unit 4 News - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 14:04

Champaign Unit 4 will hold its food distribution on Monday, April 13, despite it being a holiday for the District. It will be at the same three schools, Garden Hills Academy, Booker T. Washington and Jefferson Middle School from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Champaign Unit 4 Remote Learning Plan

Unit 4 News - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:19

Dear Unit 4 Families and Staff Members:

We hope this communication finds you healthy as we travel together through the uncharted waters of COVID-19. I have been so impressed with the way our community has rallied to support students and families during these challenging times. Our hearts go out to the individuals and families that have been touched by the Novel CoronaVirus. Our thoughts are with you!

Requesting a District Chromebook

Unit 4 News - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 14:12

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and extended school closure, the Unit 4 school district is working to provide district Chromebooks to households who may need additional support. If you are interested in receiving a district Chromebook for your student, it will be checked out to your student who will be responsible for its care.

To request a district Chromebook, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/xmdPE6ihcwPeAkUi8

Schools of Choice Registration Deadline Extended to April 15

Unit 4 News - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 08:15

Schools of Choice Website

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Due to the state-mandated closures, Unit 4’s Schools of Choice Registration Deadline has been extended to April 15. Families have multiple options to enroll their 2020-21 kindergartener prior to the new deadline, including: 

School closure extended through April 30

Unit 4 News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:19

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Remote learning, chromebook distribution and food distribution change

Unit 4 News - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:32

Dear Unit 4 Families:

It has been a week since we communicated with District families. We are committed to giving you periodic updates without over-communicating, since we know you are busy dealing with your own challenges. I am very proud of the way our Unit 4 Community is responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Below are a few important items as we move into next week.

District Administrators, teachers and staff have collaborated to provide remote learning during the closure. Teachers will be reaching out to their students early next week.

Unit 4 midweek update (3/25/20)

Unit 4 News - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 16:56

Hello Unit 4 Families:

I wanted to take a moment to check in with all of you as we reach the end of our first week of learning at home. I know this has been a stressful and emotional couple of weeks for everyone. I want to thank all of you for your continued patience and flexibility as we all work to navigate this together.

Unit 4’s priority during this time is to support our students and families socially, emotionally and academically. This week included: