2020-2021 REGISTRATION INFORMATION EagleNation, please see our registration letter for the 2020-2021 school year linked below.
Note that due to State of Illinois health guidelines and social distancing restrictions, District 8 Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for Kindergarten through 12th grades will be online. As we work to transition to an online registration system and in order to avoid any delays in communication, it is important that your child’s current school have an email address on file for you.
If you did not receive your child’s 4th quarter report card via email,
then you will want to email your child’s principal in order to update your information.
If you have an incoming kindergartener, please complete the following survey at your earliest convenience
so that we can share online registration information with you as it becomes available.
Incoming Kindergarten Information Form
Please visit our registration page for more information.
See our Parents' Guide to Google Classroom
Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Fourth grade parents will need to drop off and pick up their students on the East side of the building (by the gym).
Fifth grade parents will drop off and pick up their students in front of the cafeteria.
How to Work From Home With KidsPublished March 17, 2020 by Christine Cyr Clisset
Get outside, if you can
Kids cooped up can become crazy kids. When I’ve been deep in a work project and neglected taking my daughters outside, I’ve paid for it later with cranky, overactive kids in the afternoon. You’ll likely buy yourself time later in the day if you build in an early break. There’s a reason day-care centers and schools do recess in the morning. Getting outside, especially in a green space, can also help you deal with your own anxiety levels. Of course, follow the most current safety advice. That likely means staying away from public spaces and playgrounds, where kids will be too inclined to touch surfaces that others have recently touched. You may need to get creative: Take the kids out for a bike or scooter ride away from other people; if you have a yard or deck, consider a hula-hoop or jump-rope session.
Strategize screen timeLet’s be real, your kids will likely watch shows or play games on the iPad, especially if you don’t have anyone else at home to help. I’ve found it best to schedule that screen time for when I’m on video calls or when I need to focus with less distraction.
Take breaks with your kids
My mom once told me that taking intermittent five-minute breaks to read a book with my daughter during the workday is sometimes enough to let her know that I love her, and to recharge her batteries to go off and play by herself. I’ve found this to be true over the years. Read a book with your kid, sit down for lunch with them, or whatever else you can fit in. Try not to check your phone, social media, or emails during that time.
Be kind to yourself and your kidsThis is an unprecedented situation. No one is going to be perfect. Try to keep the vibe at home calm, and avoid bingeing on coronavirus news (consider removing tempting social media apps from your phone, or just banish your phone to a drawer!). You are very likely not going to get everything on your list done. Your home may become a wreck. That’s just a reality when you’re working two jobs! If you don’t get to something in the day and it can wait, great. If it needs to get done, then try to get your kids in a calm state of mind so they can handle it when you really need to focus on something else.
Free Summer Lunch Program begins June 1, 2020
There is a free summer lunch program that will begin on June 1, 2020 for Bethalto School District students. Lifebrook Church on Route 140 in Bethalto will be hosting this daily event. Students and parents may pick up a free lunch Mon through Fri from 11:30am-12:30pm
As a reminder, families are now allowed only one daily pickup and drop off location. If you need to report a change in your child’s afternoon transportation (parent pickup or bus), please make every effort to report the change to our main ofﬁce, prior to 1:00pm. Half days, the time is 10:00 a.m.
Driver’s License Photo ID
Is Required When Signing Out Students
DURING The School Day.