For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

Law Enforcement Officials Conduct Drug Searches with K-9 Units in Local Schools

 

As part of the regular services they offer to schools, the Illinois State Police, working with the West Frankfort Police Department, conducts sweeps with drug sniffing dogs as part their prevention programs.  These visits are unannounced to school officials as to better preserve their effectiveness. After visiting other schools in the area this morning, one of those surprise visits was to Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort.

 

This visit is part of our continued cooperative work with law enforcement officials to keep our kids and our schools safe. There was and is no threat to our schools that we are aware of today.

 

In these searches, when dogs alert on lockers or cars in the parking lots, school administration conducts investigations, then takes appropriate actions.  As those are juvenile issues, privacy laws prevent the school district from sharing details of that information.

 

It has been a tough and challenging week in schools across the nation as we all try to work with the monumental issues that we face.  Our district will continue to work and cooperate with our community as we search for various ways to insure the safety of our students, staff, and schools.

 

 

 






PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE     **        PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release:

Friday, February 16, 2018

 

Update on School Safety Measures

 

As part of the district’s on-going planning and work on security measures in our schools, Frankfort CUSD #168 continues to use various strategies and actions each day to keep everyone alert and aware of

potential incidents that could happen.  One of those random strategies and actions may involve searching with metal detectors.

 

Today, Frankfort Community High School is conducting searches with metal detectors as students are entering school.  School staff was joined by members of the West Frankfort Police Department in our on-going partnership to keep our schools safe and assist us in conducting the searches.  There has been no active threat to the schools of the district today.  Please be aware that we continue to ask our students and their families to report any concerns or information they may have.  We will investigate information that we receive to its conclusion to insure the safety of our students and our staff.

 

            This school district continues its emergency assessment and planning as we all ask ourselves across this community and across this nation what needs to be done to prevent future school incidents.

 


 




2018 Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Meeting Schedule

 

The regular scheduled meetings of the Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 Board of Education will be held on the following dates between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018:

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

 

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.  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.

 

 




2017-2018 School Calendar (** REVISED 11/20/17)

Aug.              14     Teacher Institute Day – All Teachers Report to CJHS at 8:30 AM. (No Student Attendance)

                      15     First Day of Student Attendance School / Half-Day In-Service (1:15 Student Dismissal)

                      21     Eclipse Day (No School)

Sept.               1     Last Day of Early Dismissal

                       4     Labor Day (No School)

                     15     Half Day School Improvement Program & Mid-Term of the 1st Quarter (1:15                                        Student Dismissal)

                     22     Half Day School Improvement Program (1:15 Student Dismissal)

Oct.                9     Columbus Day (No School)

                     13     End of the 1st Quarter (2:30 Students Dismissed at 2:30 for Record Keeping)

                     23     Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

                     24     Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

                     27     Teacher Institute Day (No School)

Nov.               9     Mid-Term of the 2nd Quarter (2:30 Students Dismissed for Record Keeping)

                     10     Veteran’s Day – Observed (No School)

                      21     Dismissal at 2:30 for Thanksgiving Break

                      22     Thanksgiving Break (No School)

                      23     Thanksgiving Day (No School)

                      24     Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec.              20     End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester (2:30 Dismissal)

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

Jan.                 2     School Resumes

                      15     Martin Luther King Day (No School)

                ** 26     Teacher Institute Day (No School)

Feb.                2     Mid-Term of the 3rd Quarter

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

                      19     President’s Day (No School)

March      **   2     Half Day School Improvement Program (1:15 Student Dismissal)

                       9     End of 3rd Quarter (2:30 Students Dismissed for Record Keeping)

                      29     2:30 Dismissal for Spring Break

                      30     Spring Break (No School)

April             2 - 6  Spring Break (No School)

                        9     School Resumes

                      20     Mid Term of the 4th Quarter (2:30 Students Dismissed for Record Keeping)

                      27     Half Day School Improvement Program (1:15 Student Dismissal)

May               28     Memorial Day (No School)

                      29     Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance)

                      30     Half Day School Improvement Day / Report Card Day (1:15 Student Dismissal)

 

1:15 Dismissal Times

DES: (K) 12:30 (1) 12:40 (2) 12:50

FIS: 1:00

CJHS: 1:05

FCHS:1:15

2:30 Dismissal Times

DES:(K) 1:45 (1)1:55 (2) 2:05

FIS:2:15
CJHS:2:20
FCHS: 2:30

Regular Dismissal Times

DES:(K)2:25 (1) 2:35 (2) 2:45

FIS: 3:00
CJHS: 3:13
FCHS: 3:17












 

2017-18 Student Handbook

Click here for District 168 Student Handbook for the 2017-18 school year. 





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.


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