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Attention Giant Softball and Baseball Families: Practices will begin Tuesday, August 4th from 9:00am - 10:30am for BOTH, softball & baseball. (High School respective fields) You MUST have an up to date physical to tryout/practice! #TheSAGSway
LAST DAY TO COMPLETE THE REQUEST FOR REMOTE LEARNING! As a reminder, all parents are required to complete this survey to ensure we can best serve your student. Please click the link below to complete the survey if you have not already done so. Thank you in advance. #TheSAGSway https://forms.gle/CinyM3S6K7ciGU8DA
Its Registration Day and we’re thrilled to announce St. Anne Grade School’s new app! It’s everything SAGS, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3fRce9v or iPhone: https://apple.co/2N9kHse. #TheSAGSway
HAVE YOU RESPONDED TO THE REMOTE LEARNING PARENT CHOICE SURVEY? If not, please click on the link below and complete the survey as soon as possible. Deadline is Friday, July 31st, 2020. #TheSAGSway https://forms.gle/89DXLycKDdD1MYE96
ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST COMPLETE. Request for Remote Learning Due Date - Friday, July 31st, 2020 Please click on the link below to complete the form stating your intentions for your student for the first nine weeks of the school year. If you have any questions, or need assistance completing the form, please call the Main Office (815-427-8153) or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBVhpzyIoOe7pOe0lKMcp9l87lYtxNtOHAdq_epWlFcDQNVg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Attention Giant Softball & Baseball Families. Here is the recent statement from the IESA. Unfortunately they have decided to cancel the softball and baseball seasons. Please read through the following statement for further clarity. To All IESA Member Schools: 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 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. As you process this information, I hope you will keep in mind that the Board believes they made the best decision for jr. high/middle school students. I know this announcement will generate many questions. I respectfully ask that you email me and I will do my best to address those in the days ahead. I wanted to get this information to the membership as soon as possible today and so I ask for your patience to address your questions. We will continue to keep the membership informed of the status of other activities for the 2020-21 school year as those decisions are made. Sincerely, Steve Endsley IESA Executive Director
SAGS and SACHS Return to School Summary
5th- 8th Grade Lady Giants Tentative Softball Practice (Awaiting IESA Announcement on Fall Activities) July 27th- 31st 9:00- 10:30am @ High School Field Must have an up to date physical to practice. #TheSAGSway
I am happy to announce that ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available starting Monday, July 13 after 8:00a.m. and will continue through August 3. We encourage you to utilize this new system. Please go to our website, click on the Parent Portal and then just follow the instructions.
SAGS is looking for two individuals to join our team for the 2020-2021 School year!! (4th Grade & Kindergarten) If you, or if you know of anyone interested please apply using the following link: https://sags256.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx #TheSAGSway
Check out the Letter to Families, Students and Staff regarding ISBE Guidance Document
The school year is over! Hope you have a great summer
Calling all SAGS Parents and/or Guardians, Please take a few moments to provide SAGS with feedback on our Spring of 20' Remote Learning. https://forms.gle/duBRRXgyerTzdvxUA #TheSAGSway
SAGS, Do not forget, Mrs. Oosterhoff, SAGS Social Worker, has prepared an outstanding website with tons of resources to assist and support each and every Giant's emotional health. Please check it out: https://sites.google.com/apps.sags256.…/giant-resources/home #TheSAGSway
We hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend.
Good morning, Students!