As our district adjusts to Distance Learning, we want to ensure all Unit 4 students and families stay up-to-date and informed.
We’ve provided the resources you’ll need to start the school year, as well as answers to questions and concerns you might have. With everyone’s cooperation, we can move forward successfully and safely.
|8:45 - 11:15||Session 1||Independent Learning / Directed Instruction|
|11:15 - 11:45||Lunch||--|
|11:45 - 2:15||Session 2||Independent Learning / Directed Instruction|
* Half of a teacher's homeroom will attend session one for 2.5 hours of live instruction.
The other half of a teacher's homeroom will attend session two for 2.5 hours of live instruction.
Teachers will provide an additional 2.5 hours of structured, independent learning activities for students each day to meet the ISBE requirement of 5 hours of instruction per day.
|9:00 - 9:25||1st Period|
|9:30 - 9:55||2nd Period|
|10:00 - 10:25||3rd Period|
|10:30 - 10:55||4th Period|
|11:00 - 11:25||Lunch|
|11:30 - 11:55||5th Period|
|12:00 - 12:25||6th Period|
|12:30 - 12:55||7th Period|
|1:00 - 1:25||8th Period|
|1:30 - 2:15||Daily Student Office Hours|
|8:00 - 8:45||Daily Student Office Hours|
|9:00 - 9:30||1st Period|
|9:35 - 10:05||2nd Period|
|10:10 - 10:40||3rd Period|
|10:45 - 11:15||4th Period|
|11:20 - 11:50||5th Period|
|11:55 - 12:25||6th Period|
|12:30 - 1:00||7th Period|
|1:05 - 1:35||8th Period|
* Headphones are recommended for all.
Registration is required for all Unit 4 School District students. By registering for school, families acknowledge Unit 4 will provide instruction for their students during the 2020–2021 school year.
Returning families who haven’t yet registered must complete the registration process online.
Family members designated as guardians within our student information system should have received several emails starting on July 1, 2020:
If you didn’t receive an email, please contact your student’s school.
We extended the online registration deadline to Wednesday, August 12. We recognize that some families still need assistance, so there will be a late registration push on Friday, August 14.
Unit 4 will be hosting a late registration event on Friday, August 14, 12pm – 6pm.
Center for Family and Community Engagement (south parking lot)
703 S. New St., Champaign
If your family is experiencing extenuating circumstances that prevents your child from attending, you can request that Unit 4 hold a seat assignment for your child by filling out and submitting the Statement of Extenuating Circumstances Form:
Instruction will be provided via Distance Learning and/or in-person learning this school year.
The following checklist can help guide your decision:
|Attending Unit 4 Schools||In-person 2020-21||Distance Learning 2020-21|
|Should I complete registration?||Yes||Yes|
|Will a seat be held if I stay home?||Yes||Yes|
|Should I pay the registration fee?||Yes||Yes|
|Is food provided?||Yes, with filled out form||Yes, with filled out form|
|Not attending Unit 4 Schools||Home schooling||Other school alternative|
|Should I complete Registration?||No registration required||No registration required|
|Will a seat be held if I stay home?||Yes, submit COVID Sabbatical form||Yes, submit COVID Sabbatical form|
|Should I pay the registration fee?||No||No|
The registration code is a key to your child’s 2020–2021 Student Registration forms for the upcoming school year. You should receive a unique registration code for each child. The registration code link will direct you to a pre-filled form that starts the registration process.
Yes. You can return by simply logging in with your login and password that you created at the beginning of the registration process.
Yes. If not, you won’t be able to submit the registration form—and your child will not be registered for the 2020–2021 school year. If you find that you’re not able to click the Submit button, you’ll need to go back and make sure you’ve answered all the required questions. (Unanswered questions will appear in red.)
When you’ve finished entering your information and clicked Submit, all the information you’ve entered will be sent, and we can begin processing your registration.
You can pay with a credit/debit card or a personal check. The registration fee is $80.00 for the 2020–2021 school year. If you are paying via a personal check, it will need to be made out to the school and will need to be mailed directly to the school.
If you’re eligible for a fee waiver or if your circumstances have changed from last year, you can apply at https://schoollunchapp.com
Please use the emails below for assistance with your child’s 2020–2021 online registration form.
You have the following options:
If the above options didn’t resolve your issue, email your question or concerns to email@example.com. Indicate your child’s school, name, and contact information.
All Unit 4 students will have a Google Chromebook and a charger.
Device pickup will be in the school parking lots, 9am–6pm.
On a limited basis, kindergarten students may request an iPad (rather than a Chromebook).
Device pickup will be August 20 and 21, 9am - 6pm.
Device pickup will be the parking lots of the student’s high school:
Families who are unable to pick up the student device on the designated date will be able to pick up the device on Wednesday, August 26, 9am–6pm, at the Windsor Administration Center (502 W Windsor Rd).
If you have a Chromebook and are having an issue with it, please contact our help desk at (217) 351-3801 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a document of frequently asked questions available here: bit.ly/ITParentFAQ21
The IT department has created a system in which we can repair Chromebooks while providing safety to students and staff. We also have a Google Document which shows some basic troubleshooting issues. That document can be here: bit.ly/U4ChromebookIssues
The following steps must be followed by the student/parent before coming to get their Chromebook repaired:
For families who DO NOT have any internet access at home, there will be several options available. Please keep in mind that we’re prioritizing internet access to those families who need it most. (If your family already has internet access and you experience connection issues, please DO NOT call the Unit 4 Help Desk line, as we are unable to troubleshoot 3rd-party internet service at your home. Instead you will need to call your internet service provider.)
Unit 4 is partnering with i3 and the City of Champaign to provide internet access in the following neighborhoods:
The District has partnered with Comcast to provide home internet services to families FOR ONE YEAR through a promotional code. This is for families who currently DO NOT have internet access. This will not be available for families who currently have service through Comcast or other providers. To request a promo code, please reach out to your student(s) building for more information.
If your family is uncomfortable providing personal information to Comcast, we have a very limited amount of wireless hotspots for families to use. If your family fits into this category, please reach out to your student(s) building for more information.
During the period of 100% Distance Learning, the District will distribute 5-day meal boxes to Unit 4 families, similar to what we did during spring and summer 2020 COVID-19 school closures.
You’ll have two options to get meals: drive-thru sites or at-home delivery.
|6th, 7th, & 8th grade||6th, 7th, & 8th grade||6th, 7th, & 8th grade|
|Varsity only, no JV team||Varsity only, no JV team||Roster Limit: 50|
|Roster Limit: 12||Roster Limit: 12||Tryout: 1-mile timed run|
*All students must have a physical before participating in any sport.
Maximum gathering size per space (one gym, one field house, one band room, etc.) is limited to 50 people.
Teams may gather in groups of 50 coaches and students or less to conduct practices and contests but must practice safe social distancing and with 30 feet of distance per each group.
The use of masks by staff, officials and students who are not actively engaged in activity is required.
Students are limited to 5 hours of participation per day.
Fan capacity for contests is limited to 20% of their facility or less.
NOTE: Please see ISBE and CDC for additional cleaning details.
Student Support Centers are available to set up students for success for the ‘20-21 school year.
Mondays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. • Fridays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
2001 Garden Hills Dr. Champaign, IL 61821
902 N Randolph St. Champaign, IL 61820
1801 S. Prospect Ave. Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 351-3950
The Virtual Kids Plus Program is a special program designed to allow students to continue to have fun and develop skills during distance learning. Our Virtual Program provides a variety of age appropriate activities to help keep students engaged and excited about school.
FACT Time - An assortment of indoor and outdoor activities that are challenging and fun. Students can also expect to see STEM/STEAM and Culture & Diversity Appreciation activities
Every Monday Matters - Students will have opportunity to participate in Social and Emotional Learning
Grow and Glow - Journaling and reflective thinking activities
Intro to Languages - Opportunity to learn Spanish and American Sign Language
The Virtual Kids Plus program is only $25/week. All families that receive free or reduced lunch can participate free of charge. Participants will receive supplies & materials by delivery each week for free!
Enrollment is open to all students in Unit 4 School District. A completed registration packet must be on file in the program office before a student may begin the program. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Please visit the Kids Plus homepage via www.champaignschools.org to register!
Students with an outstanding balance are not eligible to attend until payment or an approved payment arrangement is made. For more information, please contact us.
Kids Plus Program Office
703 S. New Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820
The District deadline for physical and immunization compliance for new students, kindergarten, 6th, 9th, and 12th (immunization only) grades has been extended to October 15, 2020.
Do not delay in scheduling your student for their exam. There are many opportunities for exams in our community.
Exclusion from school may occur if documentation is not received by October 15, 2020.