Softball open field tomorrow (8/5) 11:00-1:00. This will be the last open field before tryouts on 8/6.
KINDERGARTEN SCREENING It is time to sign up for your child's screening for Kindergarten. Please follow the link and sign up ASAP. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4CADAF22ABFA7-kindergarten Any questions please call the office at 309-745-3625.
The Wildcats Return to Play Plan has been sent out to D50 parents via email. If you do not receive it, please contact Mrs Miller via email at [email protected]. Softball Tryouts- Thursday, Aug 6, 11:00am-1:00pm Baseball Tryouts Thursday, Aug 6, 2:00-4:00pm and Friday, Aug 7, 2:00-4:00pm (if second day is needed) Athletes MUST have a completed physical on file prior to trying out (NO EXCEPTIONS), a water bottle, a face mask, and also please bring personal equipment if you have any.
Softball tryouts will now be Thursday August 6th 11:00-1:00. I will let you know ASAP if the date changes. Thank you for being patient with us as we figure this season out!
District 50 Remote Learning Q & A https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFbrZLIQZzTDR1XqLC2pAC7B_X6lOTNuwGT9OzlW1yY/edit?usp=sharing Join me for a parent remote learning support session for additional guidance! Monday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. https://meet.google.com/vci-zjmm-cgg OR Monday, August 10 at 4:00 p.m. https://meet.google.com/mgt-bdps-abv
The School Year is here and we are working on contacting our remaining families for registration. If you have not registered your child, please do so on Skyward today. Or if you are moving out of the district, please contact the school office so we can be sure to be on the lookout for transfer paperwork. Both of these items from parents greatly help us prepare for the upcoming school year and getting our class lists finalized for teachers. *You may choose remote learning or in-person instruction via the Skyward prompts. We appreciate you taking a moment to help us start this year off right.
Anyone interested in pitching or catching for the upcoming softball season- we will have pitching/catching practice on Monday August 3rd and Tuesday August 4th from 1:00-2:00 pm. - Coach Lyles
🥎Softball Tryouts🥎 Wednesday, August 5th from 11:00-1:00. This is a tentative date. If anything changes, I will post on here ASAP! Make sure your child has their physical turned in prior to tryouts. Can’t wait to see you on Wednesday! Coach Lyles
Tentative softball tryout date: Wednesday August 5th 11:00-1:00. Pitching/catching practice: August 3rd and 4th 1:00-2:00 Bring your own equipment, if you have any, and a water bottle.
Dear Wildcat Families, The IESA has sent out an updated statement regarding fall sports. It states that Baseball and Softball may begin to hold tryouts/practices on Monday, August 3rd. At this time we are asking our coaches to set a TENTATIVE tryout date/time on or after August 5th so that administration may discuss and plan for how to best move forward with the changed guidelines. We will send out communication next week with guidance and expectations for our Wildcat families. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process. Please be advised that sports physicals will still be required before an athlete is eligible to tryout. You may read the IESA's announcement and plan in its entirety at https://www.iesa.org/ Thank you! Jennifer Miller Athletic Director
District 50 Latchkey Program currently has openings for mornings and afternoons. The program opens at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 5:30p.m. We will also be offering full days, the first four Fridays (August 14th, 21st, 28th and September 4th) due to no school. Rates are as follows: Monday thru Friday enrollment -$4.00 per hour Less than 5 days- $4.50 per hour If attending on the Fridays listed above the rate is - $30.00 per day (breakfast, lunch and snack provided on full days) Weekly fees are based on a reserved schedule. Please contact Connie Wort at 745-3625 with any further questions.
Energy and other assistance available for families! Link: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/HomeWeatherization/CommunityActionAgencies/Pages/HelpIllinoisFamilies.aspx
Parents, as you are prepping for back to school and purchasing supplies....your child WILL be able to bring a backpack and a lunch box for cold lunch, if they would like.
There is less than 1 week to complete registration through Skyward before school begins. Please make sure to complete the registration for all returning students before next Tuesday, we still have 1/3 of our students not registered. Any questions call the offices for assistance.
Wildcat parents, As previously posted we are saddened by the IESA announcement to cancel the fall 2020 baseball and softball seasons. A decision on girl's basketball will be made in August. You can read the full release from the IESA below: The IESA Board of Directors held a special meeting on Thursday, July 23. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss fall sports and whether those activities could be held in accordance with the current limitations placed on schools and activities by the Illinois Department of Public Health. After much discussion, the Board unanimously approved to cancel the regular season and IESA state series in the sports of boys and girls golf, boys baseball, girls softball, and boys and girls cross-country for the 2020-21 school year. There are no plans to try and re-schedule the activities or conduct them later in the school year in part due to if and when high schools in Illinois play their contests. Girls softball practice was scheduled to start July 27. The baseball and cross-country seasons were scheduled to start August 3. The Board delayed any decision on girls basketball. The first day of girls basketball practice is scheduled for August 31. The Board will meet again in late August to make a decision regarding girls basketball. The Board did review and approve a plan submitted by the Speech Advisory Committee that allows schools to hold their own speech contest during the upcoming school year. Schools that participate in speech will receive information at a later date. No decisions regarding any other activities were made. We know that there will be many people within the school system who will applaud this decision and there will be many who will be strongly opposed. At the forefront of the Board decision is that the activities must be conducted within the current limitations that have been placed on the schools by the IDPH. In particular, the mandate that there can be no physical contact between athletes and that students must be socially distanced (6 ft. of separation) makes the administration and conduct of games and contests very difficult and in some cases impossible to adhere to the mandates. While there are plenty of youth league baseball and softball teams playing games and tournaments this summer, many are not adhering to the same stringent guidelines. Because summer leagues and travel ball are taking place, this may make the decision of the IESA Board of Directors seem odd. The difference is that schools will be held to the IDPH mandates and the youth summer contests are not. It would make little sense for IESA to move forward with these activities that would require schools to be in direct conflict with mandates by state agencies that have regulatory control over the schools. COVID-19 has changed the world. However, this decision is not the end of the world. It is not the news that most students and parents want. At the end of the day, we work with junior high and middle school students. They are not professional athletes; they are not college athletes; they are not even high school athletes. They will not be missing out on any college scholarships. These are mainly 12-14 year old kids who will have many more opportunities to participate (perhaps even later this school year in other activities). We recognize that athletics play a huge role in the lives of students. Activities, despite their importance in the development of students, can never take precedence over the health and safety of those same students as well as the health and safety of contest officials, game management, and parents/fans who attend contests. The IESA Board of Directors made a difficult decision but in the end they simply felt that there are too many unknowns to proceed safely at this level of play.
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of the IESA baseball and softball seasons for the 2020-21 school year per the IESA.
Hey District 50 Families, In case you didn't receive the Wildcats Return to School Plan yesterday, here it is for your review. If you did not receive the initial message, please login to your Skyward and make sure you have the correct email address attached to your Skyward account. Pop in and register online for us too if you can. Return to School Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11d5WO0FlXvkdTe7esd2wUfSSd8bNXJ_C/view?usp=sharing Registration link: https://skyward.iscorp.com/WashingtonD50ILStuSTS/Session/Signin?area=Home&controller=Home&action=Index
We have about 2.5 weeks until school starts, and about half of our students have successfully registered. If you haven't already, please register your child online through Skyward. Also, you may want to check back and make sure you submitted the registration successfully!
Softball team store is open! https://d50softball.itemorder.com/ If you want to wait until after tryouts, no problem! The store is open until Aug 2nd. Thank you for supporting D50 Softball!
Our official registration dates have now passed and it was great to see some new and old faces (even if they were masked)! Even though those dates are over, new student families are still welcome to come and register at either building between 8:00 a.m.-1:30pm each day. Current families still have access to registration via Skyward (contact us if you need help). Have a great day,