Parent Resources

The District is moving towards a proficiency-based grading system, which now applies at the Middle School level. For further details, see the District website page Proficiency-Based Grading.

CMS/SMS PBG Parent Presentation

eSchool

Please see the Parent Access page on the District website for a link to eSchool and information on using the website. Middle school students are encouraged to check on their grade progress themselves. They will receive their logon information at school, and if there are any problems should contact their Homebase teacher.

Central Middle School Information

BCMS School Calendars

Student Surveys

The District participates in a number of state-wide surveys, in an effort to gather data to improve educational outcomes.

5 Essentials Student Survey Information

Based on 20 years of research at the University of Chicago, this survey  gives school leaders critical student input to help develop school  improvement plans. Select below for details on the upcoming 5 Essentials student survey.

Parent Notification of Student Survey Letter

Carta informondo a los padres de la encuesta de estudiantes

The Illinois Youth Survey

The purpose of this survey is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success. Select below for more details on the Illinois Youth Survey.

Illinois Youth Survey Parent Notification Letter

Notificacion para los padres de los jóvenes de Illinois

 

Updating Student/Parent Information

Remember to update the District if there are any changes of  information after registration. Please contact Central Office (815-544-0301) to change your living address.  A proof of residency will be required. Please call BCMS (815-544-0190) to update phone  numbers, email addresses, and to retrieve your parent access log-in information.

 

We Care about Student Health

Section 6:50 of the Policy Manual details the District's School Wellness policy. It states the goals for student nutrition and physical activity, both within and outside of the curriculum.

And don't miss our Nurse's Corner page.

 

 

 Testing Info and Resources

RTI/MAP Testing Resources​​

The NWEA MAP test (Reading and MAth) will be given to all grade levels in December and April/May.

ParentToolkit.pdf​​​

 

 

IAR Testing

"The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is the state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. IAR assesses the New Illinois Learning​ Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics."

https://www.isbe.net/iar