Last bus left Shepard 4:04 pm on August 30th
Last bus left Shepard at 3:55 pm
Last buses pulled out of Shepard at 3:55 pm. Thank you for your patience.
We had a FANTASTIC first day at Shepard School! Thank you parents for sharing your children with us!
Last buses pulled out of Shepard at 4:03 pm. Running very late.
Thank you for your patience while we continue to work on busing. If you are calling Shepard School and no one answers, please leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you.
Parents of Car Riders- We are so excited to see your children tomorrow morning! Drop Off- Drop off in the morning begins at 8:33 A.M. Students should remain in their cars until the bell rings. Please pull up as far as you can before letting your child out of the car. Teachers will be outside to assist. Pick Up: In order to make pick up run as safely and smoothly as possible, please put a piece of paper in your front dashboard with the student's last name and the teacher's last name. On rainy days, please remain in your cars in the line, and students will be dismissed from inside the building.
Shepard Families: Attached is basic information you need to know about Shepard School. Please have any questions you may have, ready for the teacher on the Kindergarten-3rd grade, “Meet the Teacher” night on Monday, August 23rd, 4:30-6:00pm. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1d_W0MiC3nYzVBIynlnpqXAhhsjUWM48zgI7LjleI46U/present?slide=id.p13
Shepard families: We will be having a "Meet the Teacher, and Drop Off Supplies Night" for Kindergarten through 3rd grade Shepard students on Monday, August 23rd, 4:30-6:00pm. We are asking that each student bring up to only 2 adults and no siblings. If at all possible, families of students whose oldest child's last name begins with A-L should come at 4:30 and plan to be out of the parking lot by 5:15. Students with last names beginning M-Z should start arriving at 5:15 and plan to leave by 6:00. Per Governor Pritzker's mandate, masks are required inside the school.
Shepard parents: Shepard offices are not accessible today, August 4th because of a training. If you need help registering, please call the Shepard office at 815-929-4600 to arrange a time to come into the school for help. The school will be accessible again starting tomorrow August 5th.
Skyward Maintenance Completed: Skyward Family Access and Online Registration are back up and available. Thank you for your patience!
Skyward Maintenance: On Thursday, July 8th, 2021, Skyward Family Access and Online Registration will be unavailable while our Technology team converts us to the new 2021-2022 school year. Another notice will be posted when it is available again. Thank you!
REMINDER If you would like your address to be included on the class address list it needs to be returned by Tuesday, June 1st. We need time to put the list together.
This a reminder that tomorrow Friday, May 28th is an early dismissal day. Shepard dismisses at 1:45 pm.
BESD#53 is looking to hire a Facilities/Transportation Supervisor. If interested, please apply below: https://www.applitrack.com/besd53/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance%2fCustodial&AppliTrackJobId=1405&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1
Alan Shepard's Virtual Reading Night is open and ready to view. Let the adventures begin! #READINGROCKS! https://sites.google.com/besd53.org/adventuresinreading/home
Shepard School will be dismissing car riders from inside the building today. Please be patient with us. No one will be exiting through the regular car rider door because of the water level.
SHEPARD PARENTS: There are still quite a few items left that we need donated for next week's Teacher Appreciation Week! Please visit this link to sign up to donate items for the teachers to enjoy next week. All items can be dropped off in the office by Friday, April 30th. Thank you! https://signup.com/go/CZKYVAv
BESD#53 Families and Community, There will be a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM. You will notice that we have made some changes with our virtual meeting setup. To watch the Board Meeting, there is now a button on the www.besd53.org homepage labeled "Board Meeting Live Feed." This will connect you to watch the Board Meeting via YouTube. This is a view only stream. If you'd like to address the Board, we are asking you to come to the Board Meeting at the District Office (281 W. John Casey Rd.). We ask that you be present at the beginning of the meeting for the public comment portion of the agenda. At that time, you would then present your short statement and leave the meeting directly afterward as we are still restricted with the number of individuals allowed in the room. You may then watch the remainder of the meeting on the live stream. We look forward to the day when we can be back to a normal board meeting setup, but we are encouraged to be moving forward to this step for public comments. Thank you!
Alan Shepard loves our amazing lunch ladies! Thank you for “sticking together” and serving our students with smiles everyday!