A universal masking protocol at Peoria Public Schools buildings was announced at the July 26 Board of Education meeting. Please read the Superintendent's latest message to families following that announcement.
Peoria Public Schools has instituted a device check-out program for Remote Learning. So far, more than 4,000 devices have been delivered to students and families since March 30. NEW AS OF APRIL 14: If you have not requested a device yet, please call the front office your student's school between the hours of 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The front office staff will fill out the request form for you.
Congratulations Sterling Middle School for earning top honors in the PPS Most Improved Attendance competition two months straight. Compariing October 2019 to October 2018, Sterling attendance rose 3.90 percent, from 82.24 percent to 93.14 percent. The increase in November was even more dramatic! Attendance rose 4.90 percent, from 87 percent in November 2018 to 91.90 percent in November 2019. Great job Sterling staff, students and families!
Learning Anywhere and Anytime!
Sterling's Learning Anywhere and Anytime Webpage can be accessed under the Programs and Services section or by clicking on this link: Learning Anywhere and Anytime
Peoria Public School Families:
The information contained in this document relate only to COVID-19 mandated school closures.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provided all public schools with essential grading recommendations during remote learning school closures. Peoria Public Schools is implementing the recommendations through the information provided in this document.
The overarching recommendations include a focus on learning and not compliance, staying connected with students and families, providing for alternative methods to assess learning, and finally, all procedures are based on the principle of doing no educational harm to any child. This means that all learning will be assessed by the teacher(s) as meaningful feedback to students.
Overarching Key Guidelines for Peoria Public Schools (K-12)
The emphasis on learning will be to recoup, review, refine, and finish the year. The main focus will be on prerequisite skills required for the next school year. Multiple pieces of evidence of learning will be used to monitor progress and development.
Special Education (K-12th grade)
The emphasis to assess progress for special education students that is focused on student progress and learning on their IEP goals and objectives. The priority is to assess in a manner that supports motivation and participation in remote learning.