Betsy Martens
I will be out of the office from 11:15am-1:00pm for an appointment.
2 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
If you are having trouble registering your child for school, please call the office tomorrow to schedule an appointment to come in and register. I will be in the office the rest of the week from 8am-4pm everyday except for Thursday.
3 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
School lunches will be free again this year. Please do not put money in the lunch account on Lumen.
6 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Parents- If you have not registered your student/s for the 2021-2022 school year, please do so. If you are needing help with registration I will be more than happy to help you. Please either email me or call the office to schedule an appointment to come in. I'm working limited hours until the start of the school year. Thanks, Betsy Martens
6 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Schedules are not entered in completely yet for 7th and 8th grade students, please be patient as I'm trying to get that finished today.
9 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Parents! I have emailed username and passwords out to your email addresses for registration. If you did not reset your password last November/December, you should be prompted to reset your password. I will be at the school this week from 7:30am - 4:00pm everyday except Wednesday. I will be here until 6:00pm on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please call or email me so I can help. Warsaw 7th Grade Parents! Please check your email for your username and password. To register your child please go to the Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD 325 website and scroll to the bottom to find Lumen Login. If you have any questions, please let me know.
10 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
7th and 8th grade baseball practice will begin August 2nd - 7th and the 9th - 11th from 9:00am - 11:30am. As of now we are assuming Warsaw will provide transportation and the bus will be leaving Warsaw at 8:30am and returning at noon. If things change we will notify you.
16 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
There will be an open house August 12th from 4:00pm - 6:30pm. This is a time to bring in school supplies, meet the teachers and our new principal, Mr. Chad Cox, and ask questions about the upcoming school year. You may also bring in registration money if you do not want to pay online. If you have any questions, please let me know.
17 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
7th and 8th grade schedules are not done yet. They will hopefully be done by registration time. I will let you know when they are done and out there to see.
17 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
School Supply Lists have been updated on the school website. If you have tried to register your child already, you will need to start over on July 26th. Please be patient as things are different for the start of this school year. I will let you know when you can start registering your child/children. Also, I'm having trouble with usernames and passwords. If you did not reset your username and password last year it will not work. Again, I'm working on that so please be patient. Thanks!
17 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
There will be a sign-up sheet for 7th/8th girls basketball in the office for any girls that would like to play. Please make sure to get sports physicals done ahead of time. You must have your sports physical to practice. Practice will start on August 30th from 3:15pm - 5:30pm. There will also be a player meeting on August 23rd, TBD.
17 days ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Pre-K screening will be August 12, 2021 beginning at 10:00am. If you have a child that needs screened, please call Betsy to schedule an appointment.
about 1 month ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Online registration will begin on July 26, 2021. If you do not have computer or internet access please call Betsy to schedule an appointment to come in and register. Days to come in and register are July 27th from 8:00am - 4:00pm and July 28th from 10:00am - 6:00pm. If you do not have your login information, please email Betsy. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
about 1 month ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Congratulations to the following students who received special awards at the State Science Fair! Kaylee Blunier - Silver, Renee Blunier and Lily Rea - Bronze, Logan Mulch - Silver, Cole Fortado - Silver, and Oriana Casey - Silver. Congratulations to all the participants!
about 1 month ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Girls Basketball Summer Open Gym Schedule Open gym is for girls in the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade that are interested in going out for Jr. High Girls Basketball next year. Open gym will start June 21-25 from 9:00am-11:00am and July 12-16 from 9:00am-11:00am. A bus will leave WHS at 8:20am and bring you back to WHS between 11:30-11:40am. If you were not out for a school sport last year please obtain a physical before June 21. As of right now, please bring a mask to follow the COVID guidelines. If you have any questions feel free to call Coach Stambach. All open gyms will be in the new gym.
2 months ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Nauvoo-Colusa Elementary School will no longer require COVID-19 checklists to be filled out and will no longer be checking temperatures for bus riders and students entering the school building.  Parents are still encouraged to screen their child/children before coming to school. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or any other illnesses, please keep them home.  Siblings of the ill child will need to stay home as well. Students are still required to wear their masks and to practice social distancing.
5 months ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
The Hancock County Health Department received notification that an individual within the Nauvoo-Colusa Elementary/Jr. High School has received a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result. This individual was present on December 1, 2020. The Hancock County Health Department has worked closely with the school district to ensure that all guidelines have been followed. Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 has and will continue to follow the recommended CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect the school. The Hancock County Health Department and Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 are sharing this information to provide education, ease uncertainty and suppress rumors. Rest assured that the school district is working very closely with the Hancock County Health Department to reduce the risk of additional transmission. The school district and the health department have conducted contact tracing and identified those who were in close contact with the individual. These individuals have been provided quarantine guidance. All other students, teachers and faculty that were not identified as close contacts are designated as low-risk exposures and are asked to monitor for symptoms. If symptoms begin, it is recommended that individuals contact their healthcare provider to determine if a COVID-19 test is necessary. Symptoms reported among patients with COVID-19 include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of sense of taste and or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. The Hancock County Health Department strongly urges people to take COVID-19 seriously. It is everyone’s responsibility to help reduce the spread of illness. People should cover their cough or sneeze, wash hands with soap and warm water and stay home if they are ill. In addition, face coverings should be worn in public when a distance of at least six feet from other persons cannot be maintained. If additional positive cases are confirmed within the school district, parents and guardians will be contacted. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Hancock County Health Department at 217-357-2171 or Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 at 217-453-2231.
8 months ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Parents! Nothing for attendance has changed. If your child is sick, on vacation, or a medical appointment I still need to know. Teachers are still taking attendance throughout the day. Please email me and let me know if your child will not be participating due to any of these circumstances. If your child is planning to deer hunt on Friday, I need to know. Your child will be marked unexcused if I do not have an email or phone call saying they will be gone. Also, if your child is not able to sign on for a google meet or google classroom due to internet problems, please have them call the school and let me know. Your child will be marked absent for not attending a class.
9 months ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
The Hancock County Health Department received notification that an individual within the Nauvoo-Colusa Elementary/Jr. High School has received a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result. This individual was present on November 2, 2020. The Hancock County Health Department has worked closely with the school district to ensure that all guidelines have been followed. Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 has and will continue to follow the recommended CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect the school. The Hancock County Health Department and Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 are sharing this information to provide education, ease uncertainty and suppress rumors. Rest assured that the school district is working very closely with the Hancock County Health Department to reduce the risk of additional transmission. The school district and the health department have conducted contact tracing and identified those who were in close contact with the individual. These individuals have been provided quarantine guidance. All other students, teachers and faculty that were not identified as close contacts are designated as low-risk exposures and are asked to monitor for symptoms. If symptoms begin, it is recommended that individuals contact their healthcare provider to determine if a COVID-19 test is necessary. Symptoms reported among patients with COVID-19 include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of sense of taste and or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. The Hancock County Health Department strongly urges people to take COVID-19 seriously. It is everyone’s responsibility to help reduce the spread of illness. People should cover their cough or sneeze, wash hands with soap and warm water and stay home if they are ill. In addition, face coverings should be worn in public when a distance of at least six feet from other persons cannot be maintained. If additional positive cases are confirmed within the school district, parents and guardians will be contacted. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Hancock County Health Department at 217-357-2171 or Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 at 217-453-2231.
9 months ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Parents! This is a reminder. If your child stays home sick from school, we must have a doctor note for your child to re-enter. The note must say there is an alternative diagnosis instead of COVID-19.
9 months ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
All students enrolled in the Nauvoo-Colusa School District remote learning or in-person learning, regardless of income will receive free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year. This program is only for students who are enrolled in the Nauvoo-Colusa School District.
10 months ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
The Hancock County Health Department received notification that an individual within the Nauvoo-Colusa Elementary/Jr. High School has received a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result. This individual was at school from September 15, 2020 through September 17, 2020. The Hancock County Health Department has worked closely with the school district to ensure that all guidelines have been followed. Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 has and will continue to follow the recommended CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect the school. The Hancock County Health Department and Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 are sharing this information to provide education, ease uncertainty and suppress rumors. Rest assured that the school district is working very closely with the Hancock County Health Department to reduce the risk of additional transmission. The school district and the health department have conducted contact tracing and identified those who were in close contact with the individual. These individuals have been provided quarantine guidance. All other students, teachers and faculty that were not identified as close contacts are designated as low-risk exposures and are asked to monitor for symptoms. If symptoms begin, it is recommended that individuals contact their healthcare provider to determine if a COVID-19 test is necessary. Symptoms reported among patients with COVID-19 include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of sense of taste and or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. The Hancock County Health Department strongly urges people to take COVID-19 seriously. It is everyone’s responsibility to help reduce the spread of illness. People should cover their cough or sneeze, wash hands with soap and warm water and stay home if they are ill. In addition, face coverings should be worn in public when a distance of at least six feet from other persons cannot be maintained. If additional positive cases are confirmed within the school district, parents and guardians will be contacted. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Hancock County Health Department at 217-357-2171 or Nauvoo-Colusa CUSD #325 at 217-453-2231.
11 months ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Parents- If you choose remote learning to begin the school year, we ask that your child continue with remote learning through the end of the first quarter. If remote learning doesn't work for your child, he/she may start face to face learning here at the school at the beginning of the second quarter. If you choose face to face learning at the school we ask that you continue with this choice through the end of the first quarter. Under special circumstances, your child may switch to remote learning with the approval of the administration. Be aware if this situation happens, your child will be ahead of the remote learning process and will have a week off before remote learning would start.
about 1 year ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Dear Parents & Guardians, The following information is intended to help you with your decisions as you decide whether your student will do face-to-face, remote, or home-school learning this fall. The following procedures were drawn up and board approved in accordance with regulations given to us by ISBE. When you enroll there will be a form to indicate whether you prefer remote learning or face-to-face learning. Please enroll your students in a timely fashion so we can finalize plans for busing and allocation of supplies. If you are homeschooling, of course you would not register, but we would ask that you simply let us know so we can finalize plans. Face coverings will be required for all students any time they are in the school or on a bus. The exceptions for this will be if the student has a doctor’s note stating why that student should not wear a mask, when the student is eating, playing a band instrument, or is outside and can maintain social distance. We encourage parents to provide masks for their students, but the school will have masks available if needed. If a student refuses to wear a mask, then they may be moved to a remote learning situation. Students must be screened each morning before boarding the bus. Parents are permitted to self-certify their student. This will need to be done every morning. We will provide the forms to parents. If a student does not have a completed form, then the bus driver will take the student’s temperature and complete the form. If the student shows symptoms of Covid they will not be permitted to board the bus. If the student shows symptoms while at school, they will be separated from the other students and parents will be called. Students who are symptomatic may not return to school until the student has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Bus routes will be rearranged or added to in order to keep the number of riders under 50. Students who ride the bus will enter through the gym door. Bus unloading times will be staggered so that the first group of students can reach their rooms before the next bus unloads. Students who are brought to school by car will enter through the office door and will either show Betsy their self-certification form, or will have their temperature taken and a form completed in the office. When dismissing at the end of the day. Students will be dismissed by bus route or by car riders, so that we limit the number of students in the hall. Parents generally will not be allowed in the building (unless permission is given beforehand), but we will have staff members to meet Pre-K and kindergarten students at the door until the students learn the routine. We will also have staff to meet 7th graders to help them find their rooms. Parents are encouraged to transport their students. Lunches have been rearranged to limit the number in the cafeteria at a given time. 2nd grade will eat with 3rd-6th grade and the Junior High will be split into two groups, with one eating in the cafeteria and the other in the new gym. Breakfast will be served as usual unless numbers exceed 50. Teachers (especially those in the younger grades) will be encouraged to hold classes outside when weather permits. With social distancing, this will provide a break from the masks. PE classes will be encouraged to do the same and to modify curriculum when inside to something less strenuous. The music curriculum will also have some modifications to limit singing. Junior high students will have staggered passing times to limit numbers in the hallway. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. They may be filled at the water fountains without sanitizing between fills. If students drink from a water fountain it will need to be sanitized before the next person uses it. The school will provide a chrome book for each student in grades 1-8. Kindergarteners will be provided IPads. These will also be provided to those students who are remote learners along with whatever other materials are needed for the class. Students who are participating in remote learning will run on a schedule a week behind their classmates who are attending school in-person. This will allow students participating in remote learning to receive close to identical instructional opportunities as those students who are participating in in-person instruction. To provide instructional opportunities to students participating in remote learning, the District will record in-person lessons. The recordings as well as class materials will be made available to students participating in remote learning each week. Students are to return completed school work and class materials, including recordings, as applicable each week, when the next week’s school work is picked up. The school day will be from 8am until 2pm this year. I am sure there are some details that we will need to work out, but this is the basic plan. Thank you for being patient as we work through this trying time. Dan Ayer
about 1 year ago, Betsy Martens
Betsy Martens
Attention Nauvoo-Colusa Alumni and Friends! Our esteemed Viking, Erik, (Did you know he had a name?) who has watched over our school since he was donated many years ago, is badly in need of some attention. Standing guard, in the elements, watching over our school and its children has taken its toll on him. He needs some repairs and paint. Erik will also be getting a new view, as he will need to be moved to accommodate some new construction. We received an estimate for repairs, which is in the neighborhood of $7000. Erik will also need a new concrete pad to stand on. A few years ago, we put out some feelers to see if anyone would be interested in donating to these repairs, and received a very positive response. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to put things in a holding pattern. Erik was recently mentioned in an article in the March 2019 issue of Illinois Country Living magazine. This, along with the construction project, has brought the idea of getting him repaired back up to the forefront. We are now ready to move forward on getting Erik the Viking back to his proud glory. We have an account at the State Bank of Nauvoo called, Nauvoo-Colusa Boosters Account. Anyone willing to donate can send donations, made out to that account, to State Bank of Nauvoo at P.O. Box 218, Nauvoo, IL 62354.
almost 2 years ago, Betsy Martens