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Update to Unit 4's Tentative Reopening Plan

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 15:33

Dear Unit 4 Families and Staff,

On Monday, July 13, the Board of Education spent several hours listening to and reading public comments and then discussing Unit 4’s tentative reopening plan for 2020-21. The Board directed that the tentative plan be revised so a majority of students, PreK through 12th grade, start school with virtual instruction.

Unit 4 Board of Education Approves Three Appointments Monday

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:49

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Champaign Unit 4 School District announced approval of three appointments during its Board of Education meeting Monday night.

July 13 Board of Education Meeting Information

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 16:35

The July 13 meeting of the Unit 4 Board of Education will include an agenda item regarding the District’s Tenative Re-Opening Plan for 2020-21.

Tentative Re-Opening Plan Overview  |  BOE Meeting Presentation Slides

Unit 4 to Offer Mobile Registration Locations July 7-8

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:07

Online Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is underway and Champaign Unit 4 is offering mobile registration at five different locations on both Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8 to support families who may not have access to a device or internet.

Buses equipped with four Chromebooks and a mobile hotspot will be parked at the following locations around Champaign:

Tuesday, July 7 (9-11 a.m.)

Online Registration Begins July 1

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 08:30

Online Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is right around the corner.  Due to COVID-19, Unit 4 will be using an online platform for registration. We are strongly encouraging all families to utilize the online registration as we are unsure if/when onsite registration will happen.  

Unit 4 Board of Education unanimously approves resolution declaring racism is a public health crisis

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:41

Resolution states the Board’s commitment to establishing, supporting and sustaining a culture of anti-racism districtwide

The resolution was approved on a 7 to 0 vote at a Special Board of Education meeting held on June 24, 2020. All seven Board members voted in favor of adopting the resolution.

Centennial High School Announces 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:03

Centennial Athletics is excited to announce the Centennial Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021. It is another group of not just outstanding athletes, but incredible individuals as well. Their well-rounded background shows how hard they worked while at Centennial and after they left the Charger family. The Class of 2021 will be introduced to the public between games on Feb. 5, 2021 vs Peoria Richwoods. The formal induction ceremony will be the following night on Feb. 6, 2021.

Here is the list of inductees to the Centennial Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021:

Unit 4 Survey

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 14:57

Champaign Unit #4 values the health and safety of our students and staff. While we are waiting for information from the Illinois State Board of Education, we also want to provide continuity of learning for all of our students as we go forward in the coming months. Unit 4 would like to know your opinion and experience with remote learning, your needs around remote learning, and your preferences for the Fall. The district will use this information as we prepare for the re-entry of students and staff.

Unit 4 Summer Athletics Update

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:28

On June 6, we were thrilled to receive IHSA guidance permitting student-athletes to start voluntary strength and conditioning workouts.  The District values all student-athletes and coaches and appreciates the ongoing support from friends and family members. We convened a small committee to determine next steps to ensure the safety of our student-athletes and coaches. 

Unit 4 Board of Education Approves Four Appointments Monday

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 18:04

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Champaign Unit 4 School District announced approval of four appointments during its Board of Education meeting Monday evening.

Unit 4 Board of Education Approves Four Appointments Monday

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 17:27

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Champaign Unit 4 School District announced approval of four appointments during its Board of Education meeting Monday evening.

Joint statement in solidarity with our Black Community

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:00

Dear Champaign-Urbana School Communities, 

Summer Program Update

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:54


Summer Meal Plan | Summer Learning Resources

Dear Unit 4 Families:

WATCH: Virtual High School Graduation Ceremonies May 26

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

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

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

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

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 15:00

Spanish | French

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

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

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: