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   Feb 05 2021
   P/T Conference 1:00 - 6:00
   Feb 08 2021
   President's Day No School
   Feb 15 2021
   End of 3rd Quarter
   Mar 05 2021
   1/2 Day School Improvement
   Mar 12 2021
   1/2 Day School Improvement
   Mar 26 2021
   Early Dismissal (2:27)
   Apr 01 2021
   Spring Break
   Apr 02 2021

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2020-2021 School Handbook


Sunday, January 24, 2021 – 7:10 p.m. (20-21 School Year Update #78)

Dear Families of Frankfort CUSD #168:

     After a tough week for our students, faculty, and staff, we move into the third week of Hybrid / In-Person Learning each day.  We have settled into a routine and hopefully everyone has adjusted well.  Breakfast continues to be served at school and lunch will continue as “Grab and Go.”  Be sure to check out the daily menus on our website.

     We also have a sizable group who have stayed with Full Remote.  They can continue to pick up meals between 12 noon and 12:30 at the four schools or they can call their school before 10 a.m. to arrange for delivery.

     Updating our other reports, Friday’s number of students reporting positive was two with eighteen other students under quarantine.  We also had one staff member reporting positive results with one member under quarantine.

     We will include a call across the District tonight.  However, unless we have some significant news to report, we will simply daily postings on the website each night this week.  So, until tomorrow night, please be safe.

Sincerely,
Matt Donkin
Superintendent of Schools

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PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Frankfort School District to Hold Regular Meeting on January 25

     The monthly Regular Meeting of the Frankfort CUSD #168 Board of Education will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 6 p.m. in the Library at Central Junior High School, located at 1500 East Ninth Street in West Frankfort.  As we are now in Phase 4 and following the Executive Order that resulted from the COVID-19 shut down to keep social distancing standards and meet the requirements of the Open Meetings Act, there will be public access to this meeting by calling (929) 279-4863 and using the PIN ‪617 604 991#.  For members of the public who may attend in person, seating is limited with social distancing and the wearing of face coverings are required.

     The agenda can be found at the district’s website at www.wfschools.org.

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Frankfort Community Unit School District #168

Monday, January 25, 2021 – 6:00 pm
Central Junior High School – Library and via Google Meets
(929) 279-4863 / PIN ‪617 604 991#

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call, and Establishment of Quorum:
  2. Hearing of Delegates or Visitors and Public Comments:
  3. Approval of Minutes – Approve Minutes of the Open and Closed Sessions of the December 21, 2020, Regular Meeting and Truth in Taxation Hearing: (A)
  4. Approval of Bills and Financial Reports: (A)
    1. Bills:
      1. Payroll:
      2. Regular Bills:
    2. Deposits List:
    3. Fund Balance Report (Month and YTD):
    4. Building Activity Funds:
    5. County School Facility Sales Tax:
  5. Reports:
    1. Superintendent:
    2. School Administrators:
    3. Special Education:
    4. Curriculum:
    5. Grant Programs:
    6. Activities and Athletics:
    7. Maintenance:
    8. Food Service:
    9. Committee Reports:
    10. FCUSD #168 Foundation, Inc.:
  6. Old Business:
  7. ­New Business:
    1. Business and Operations Proposals and Agreements:
      1. Authorization to Begin Process to Secure Line of Credit. (A)
      2. Second Reading of Amendments to Board Policy.
      3. Consideration of Amendments to Board Policies. (A)
      4. Semi-Annual Review of Closed Session Minutes. (A)
    2. Facilities:
      1. Update RE: Programming Study for Master Planning of Future Potential Renovation, Addition, and Construction of Frankfort Community High School Facilities. (A)
    3. Possible Closed Session – To discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body; collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees; the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired; security procedures, school building safety and security, and the use of personnel and equipment to respond . . . to [a] potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property; and . . . other matters relating to individual students as stated in 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1)(2)(5)(8)(10): (A)
    4. Return to Open Session: (A)
    5. Personnel:
      1. Acceptance of Letter(s) of Resignation / Retirement. (A)
      2. Employ Professional Educator Licensed Employee – Mathematics – FCHS. (A)
      3. Employ Secretary at Denning Elementary School. (A)
      4. Consideration of Salary Rate Adjustments for District Administrators and Non-Certified, Support Staff for 2020-2021 Fiscal Year. (A)
      5. Approval of 2020-2021 Fall, Winter, and Spring Sports Coaches for FCHS / CJHS:
        1. Employ Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach for 2020-2021 – CJHS. (A)
        2. Employ Assistant Girls’ Volleyball Coach for 2020-2021 – CJHS. (A)
      6. Authorization to Post / Advertise Positions: (A)
  8. Board Member Comments:
  9. Adjournment:

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­REQUEST FOR BIDS – RE-ISSUED

     The Board of Education of Frankfort Community Unit School District No. 168 in West Frankfort, Illinois, will receive bids for BUS TRANSPORTATION services.

     Bid specifications are available at www.wfschools.org or by calling the Unit Office.

     The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof and to waive technicalities.

     Bids must be received by and will be opened and read immediately at the Frankfort CUSD #168 Administrative Service Center located at 900 N. Cherry Street, West Frankfort Illinois 62896 at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Dated this 11th day of January 2021.
Clint Hawkins
Secretary of Board of Education
Frankfort Community Unit School District No. 168
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896

                                       Student Transportation Bid 

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618-937-6280

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PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Monday, December 21, 2020

2021 Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Meeting Schedule

     As approved at the Regular Board Meeting held on Monday, December 21, 2020, the regularly scheduled meetings of the Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Board of Education will be held on the following dates between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021:

Monday, January 25, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

     Unless otherwise notified with the proper timely notice, the meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Library of Central Junior High School, located at 1500 East Ninth Street in West Frankfort, Illinois.  Meetings are generally held on the Third Mondays unless there is a holiday or, in October, a statutory requirement for having the Annual Budget on display.  Any adjustments of the Regular Meeting schedule with a change of venue, date, time, or location will result in specific notice to our partners in the media in the proper time frame.

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     This list of Regular Session Meetings is provided as required in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  Any special meetings held during the year will have timely notice distributed from this office.

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­2020-2021 School Calendar – (Updated January 12, 2020)

Aug.              17     Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance)

                      18     Remote Learning Planning Day #1 (No Student Attendance)

                      19     Remote Learning Planning Day #2 (No Student Attendance)

                      20     Remote Learning Planning Day #3 (No Student Attendance)

                      21     Remote Learning Planning Day #4 (No Student Attendance)

                      24     First Day of Student “Attendance” – Remote Learning Days Begin

Sept.               7     Labor Day (No School)

                      11     Tentative Last Remote Learning Day

                      18     Mid-Term of the 1st Quarter

Oct.                 9     Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance / No Remote Instruction)

                      12     Columbus Day (No School)

                      16     End of the 1st Quarter (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for Record
                               Keeping)

                      19     Parent – /Teacher Conferences (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

                      26     Parent – /Teacher Conferences (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

                      30     Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance / No Remote Instruction)

Nov.               3     Election Day (No School)

                      11     Veteran’s Day (No School)

                      20     Mid-Term of the 2nd Quarter (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for 
                               Record Keeping)

                      24     Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for Thanksgiving Break

                      25     Thanksgiving Break (No School)

                      26     Thanksgiving Day (No School)

                      27     Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec.              18     End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule)

Dec. 21 – Jan. 1   Christmas Break (No School)

Jan.                 4     School Resumes

                      15     Half Day School Improvement Program (Students Attend on Schedule Listed
                               Below)

                      18     Martin Luther King Day (No School)

Feb.                5     Mid-Term of the 3rd Quarter

                        8     Parent/Teacher Conferences – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (No Student Attendance /
                               Teachers report at 1:00 pm)

                      15     President’s Day (No School)

March            5     End of 3rd Quarter (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for Record
                              Keeping)

                      12     Half Day School Improvement Program (Students Attend on Schedule Listed
                               Below) ­­­­

                      26     Half Day School Improvement Program (Students Attend on Schedule Listed
                               Below)

April               1     Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for Spring Break

                        2 – 9 Spring Break (No School)

                      12     School Resumes

                      16     Mid Term of the 4th Quarter (Students on Early Dismissal (2:27) Schedule for
                               Record Keeping)

May             31     Memorial Day (No School)

June                3     Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance)

                        4     Half Day School Improvement Day / Report Card Day (11:30 Student Dismissal)



Half Day In-Service Dismissal Times (Hybrid / In-Person Remote Schedule for Student Attendance)

DES: 11:30 a.m.

FIS: 11:45 a.m.

CJHS: 11:45 a.m.

FCHS: 12:00 p.m.

 

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Contact Us

 

 Unit Office  618-937-2421
 Office of Special Education  618-932-6079
 Denning Elementary School  618-937-2464
 Frankfort Intermediate School  618-937-1412
 Central Junior High School  618-937-2444
 Frankfort Community High  School  618-932-3126
 FCHS Athletics  618-932-3126 Ext. 105
 Technology  618-937-2421
 Illinois Central Bus Company  618-937-6280
 SIU Pre-K Program  618-453-4271



Mission Statement

The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using visionary and innovative curriculum, a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and sound fiscal and management practices.


Frankfort Community Unit School District No. 168 is an Equal Opportunity Provider. 

Mission Statement

The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using visionary and innovative curriculum, a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and sound fiscal and management practices.


vision 2020

Frankfort Community Unit School District No. 168 is an Equal Opportunity Provider.