Welcome to Ashley Grade School
              Where Every Child is Important

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 FY2019 Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits

School Board
Annual Schedule of Regular Board Meetings

March Breakfast & Lunch Menu

School Wellness Policy

School Newsletter

Honor Roll 



2019-2020 AMENDED Budget

Contract(s) Exceeding $25,000

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Freedom of Information Act 


TRIVIA INFORMATIONt 

Our Mission

The mission of the Ashley Elementary School is to be committed to reaching the goals of all students at their learning level. 

It is important that the parents and other community leaders play an active role in helping all students reach their highest possible level of learning. 

The faculty is dedicated to participating in staff development opportunities that will enable us to be trained, effective teachers that will be able to meet the educational needs and challenges of all our students.

Our Vision 

The vision of Ashley Elementary School, District #15, is to provide educational experiences that will enable all learners to 
become successful, productive responsible citizens and lifelong learners in an ever changing world.  The district will provide all learners with an opportunity
 to achieve educational skills to compete for jobs in the twenty-first century.

May 20, 2020


The Richview United Methodist Church is sponsoring the TWIGS lunch program. This program will begin Wednesday, May 27, 2020. TWIGS is a ministry that provides free lunches during the summer months. The program is for children in the Ashley School District and local area teens (under 19 years old). Lunches will be available at the pavilion in Richview Park on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30-12:30. Two meals will be given in a sack to each child present, a meal for that day and one for the next. The meal will consist of a lunchable, snack, drink and fruit. Please feel free to take advantage of this wonderful ministry this summer!!!


April 29, 2020


A Note from Mr. Hodge:

I have two important dates I would like to share.

The last student day for the 2019-2020 school year will be May 12. This will also be report card day and personal belongings pick-up. Teachers will have your child’s personal belongings gathered together in a plastic bag. Please contact the school office before you arrive and we will have all items waiting at the front door. No one will be allowed inside the school building.

The last day for student meals will be May 15.

If you have questions, please contact the school office.

Thank you. 

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April 20, 2020

A Note from Mr. Hodge:

I would like to apologize if my Friday message was somewhat confusing. Even though Governor Pritzker has closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, remote learning will still take place until the end of the school year. Your child’s teacher will soon have new student work packets for distribution.

During this time the ThinkPads may still be utilized, and student meals will continue to be served.

If you have questions regarding student work packets, please contact your child’s teacher.

Remote learning attendance is still required to be reported to your child’s teacher. Please continue to follow their reporting guidelines.

Thank you!

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For Title I questions and/or help, please contact Mrs. Rollie via email (jrollie@ashleyccsd15.org). She will be available daily from 9 am until 12 pm. 

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April 17, 2020

A Note from Mr. Hodge:

Governor Pritzker has announced the suspension of in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  More details will soon follow.

As always, thank you for your patience and support during this unprecedented time. 



AGS REMOTE LEARNING PLAN


**April 6, 2020 **

The new set of student work packets will be available beginning April 7. As a reminder, the current set of packets is also due.

For students in grades 2-8, it has been decided to send home ThinkPads. Before receiving a ThinkPad, parents/guardians WILL BE REQUIRED to sign a user agreement. While utilizing ThinkPads at home, all school rules and regulations will be in effect.

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Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New 

K-12 and College Student Households and More

STAMFORD, Conn. – In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers. Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.
  • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

As the country works collaboratively to contain this pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely, that businesses can continue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends. 

Charter’s advanced communications network will ensure our more than 29 million customers – including government offices, first responders, health care facilities, and businesses – across 41 states maintain the connectivity they rely on. The network is built to sustain maximum capacity during peak usage which is typically in the evenings, so a surge during the day would be well within the network’s capabilities to manage. Charter will continue to closely monitor this dynamic situation, and is well-prepared to continue delivering reliable connectivity. Charter has extensive business and workforce continuity plans in place that will be adjusted as needed to best serve all our customers and employees.

About Charter

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 29 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet, TV, Mobile and Voice.

For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.

 

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*** UPDATE *** UPDATE *** UPDATE ***

March 31, 2020

An update from Mr. Hodge: 

Governor Pritzker has extended the school closures through April 30. Our spring break has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

As previously mentioned, prior student work packets are due on or before April 7. Teachers will be assembling new work packets as soon as possible.  As soon as work packets are available, you will be notified via Blackboard Connect. Pickup will be conducted as before. Due dates will be determined later.

Please return completed packets to the office and we will make sure the material gets to your child’s teacher.

Work packet material will be graded. However, any graded material will not have a negative impact on a student’s grade or academic standing. 

We will continue to provide student meals in the same manner, days, and times. Meals will be prepared for district students in grades PreK through High School.  Ordering procedures remain the same which is to call the school by 1:30 pm the day before if you wish to receive a meal. Grab and go meals are available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 am.

As new developments evolve regarding the school closure, you will be contacted via Blackboard Connect. You may also check our school website for any new information.

Again, thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we continue on.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school office between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm.

Thank you.


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March 30, 2020

A message from Mr. Hodge:

As a reminder, your child’s teacher has assembled a second student work packet with enough material to last through April 7. We still have some work packets at the school. If your child does not have a work packet, please make arrangements to have that picked up.

The work packet material will be graded. However, any graded material will not have a negative impact on a student’s grade or academic standing. 

These work packets will be due April 7. Please return packets to the office and we will make sure the material gets to your child’s teacher.

If there are any new developments regarding the school closure, you will be contacted via Blackboard Connect. You may also check our school website for any new information.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we all navigate through this uncharted territory.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school office between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm.

Thank you.


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UPDATE *** UPDATE *** UPDATE *** 

3/26/2020

Update from Mr. Hodge:

Beginning Monday, March 30, we are expanding our meal preparation to include high school students living in our school district communities. Those communities are Ashley, Richview, Radom and DuBois. Meal preparation will continue for our PreK through 8th grade students.

Our ordering procedures will remain the same which is to call the school by 1:30 pm the day before if you wish to receive a meal. Grab and go meals will be available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 am.

In order to continue to provide our students with remote educational learning opportunities, our teachers have prepared additional work packets that include enough material to last through April 7.  For students in grades 2 through 8 only, your work packets will be available at the school office during normal business hours.

Thank you!  


UPDATE *** UPDATE *** UPDATE

March 20, 2020

According to Governor Pritzker, schools will remain closed through at least April 7. We will continue to provide meals for our students.

As a reminder, please call the school office at 485-6611 by 1:30 pm the day before to order

a meal. 

Serving hours are from 9-11 am.

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March 16, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you know, on Friday afternoon Governor Pritzker announced that all Illinois public and private schools will be closing beginning on Tuesday, March 17th and extending through Monday, March 30th. This has been a rapidly changing situation throughout the world and nation, and the State of Illinois has been no exception as decisions have been changing on a daily basis.

To keep up-to-date with accurate information, I encourage you to follow the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control websites.

Student Work Packets
Work packets were sent home with students today. Should students/parents have questions, teachers will be available via email/text during normal school hours (teacher letter sent with packets). These work packets will allow students to work from home and there will be minimal interruption of the learning process.  Work sent home will not be new work, but will be content already taught.

PreK & Kindergarten Screenings
These screenings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Extracurricular Activities
All extracurricular practices, events, and competitions will be suspended from this point forward during the school closure.

Breakfast/Lunch Program 
A breakfast/lunch program for all Ashley Grade School students will begin on Tuesday, March 17th and continue throughout the closure.  Meals will be available only on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

In order to obtain an accurate headcount, please contact the school office by 1:30 pm the day before to let us know if your child will be receiving a breakfast/lunch meal. If you know that your child will be eating on numerous days (all two weeks, etc.), please let us know that as well.

**For Tuesday, March 17, please call the school office by 6:00 pm this evening to let us know whether your child will be eating tomorrow.

Meals will be “grab and go” and no students will be allowed to eat at school. These meals will consist of the recommended daily requirements and will be bagged. Included in the bags will be both breakfast and lunch. If you or your child are sick or show symptoms of sickness, please make arrangements to have someone else pick up your child’s food.

We realize that this mandated closure may cause a hardship for many of our families. We will keep you informed of any new developments/information as it becomes available (either via Blackboard Connect or the school website). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school (618-485-6611). Thank you.

Sincerely,

Brian Hodge
Superintendent


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February Students of the Month

Front Row (L-R) Teigan Kees (Kindergarten), Lawson Reid (1st Grade) Wyatt Mullenix (2nd Grade) and Kailee Smith (3rd Grade).  

Back Row (L-R) Carter Griffith (4th Grade), Jacob Zapp (5th Grade), Gunnar Lanham (6th Grade), John Mulvaney (7th Grade)
and Jaylin Stofferahn (8th Grade).

Congratulations to our February
Students of the Month!

Each month, teachers from each grade level nominate a student who displays positive behavior on a daily basis. We are proud to recognize these students each month who, by their actions, set a positive example for others within the school.


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