Unit 4 Schools will be closed Monday, September 25 for Fall Holiday. All school and administrative buildings will be closed. The Board of Education Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 26.
Congratulations to Jackie Douglas, Assistant Principal at Garden Hills, for being named a 40 Under 40 recipient!!
Are you looking for a new career? Come on over and meet our Transportation Team, take a tour of the facility, ride a bus, learn about our current job openings and start your application!
We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15 - October 15, check back on our social media pages for events and celebrations across the district.
Sen. Duckworth visits Unit 4 US Senator Tammy Duckworth visited Unit 4's transportation to learn more about our routing system, the Ride 360 app, and to discuss her new legislation, the School Bus Safety Act.
Volunteers Needed! For more information and to sign up to volunteer: www.champaigncounty.org/iread-icount
Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Join United Way of Champaign County on Thursday, September 7th as we “Walk as One” to distribute early learning packets to local families! A great way to make a positive impact on families and children in our community. All are welcome!
All Kindergarten, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade students need up-to-date immunizations. In order for your child to remain enrolled in school, please make sure they are immunized by September 1st! Carle’s Mobile Clinic is one way to make sure your child receives proper immunizations and records. You can view the Carle Mobile Clinic schedule in the link below. https://carle.org/services/carle-mobile-health-clinic
Champaign Unit 4 is proud to partner with CU Schools Foundation and United Way CU for Operation Caring Closets. We rely on one or more “caring closets” that stock essential items for students—like warm clothes, hygiene products, and school supplies—and make them available to students as needed. Without these items, students are at greater risk of falling behind today, which could impact them throughout their lives. Follow the link in this post or QR Code to purchase and donate items today. We greatly appreciate your support! https://cuschoolsfoundation.org/caring/
Attention Unit 4 Families! Back to School is right around the corner. To help you through the process, please see our Back to School Year Guide, our one-stop shop to help you get ready for back-to-school. Be sure the read through all the information and if you have any questions, direct them to your child’s school. You can view the New School Year Guide in the link below: https://www.champaignschools.org/page/new-school-year-guide
2nd Annual Coleman Carrodine Alumni Game Game Time: 6PM - Doors open at 4PM, 3-Point Shootout at 5PM Central High School - 610 W. University Ave, Champaign Tickets are $10 (Available at Central HS & at the door*) *Tickets go on sale Friday August 4th , 4-6PM at Central HS. Tickets will also be sold at the door starting at 4pm Saturday, August 5.
Welcome Back Unit 4 Students! MONDAY, 8/14: First day for 1st - 6th and 9th TUESDAY, 8/15: First day for 7th, 8th, and 10th-12th (*Please refer to information from your child’s school regarding which date your Kindergarten student starts school) MONDAY, 8/21: Pre-K
Unit 4's Department of Family and Community Engagement is hosting a back to school supply giveaway at MarketPlace Mall on August 8th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last year 10 partnering community agencies joined us to serve close to 1,200 students. This year we have double the number of partners and we hope to serve even more students. See you there!
Be ready for the 2023-2024 school year with these two new apps. Search your app store for "Champaign Unit 4" and "Ride 360 App." The Unit 4 App gives you real-time updates on your school's news and alerts and lets you check the school's menu and even your student's grades. The Ride 360 App allows you to track your student's bus route and arrival times. Both are free in the Apple and Google Play Stores.
Save the date!! 2nd annual Coleman Carrodine Alumni Game August 5, 2023!
Have a happy Independence Day!
Promise Healthcare will host an Open House on July 10, 2023, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Frances Nelson Clinic on 819 Bloomington Road. Appointments are encouraged but not required—call (217) 356-1558 to schedule. New patients are welcome! Promise Healthcare is providing annual well-child exams, school exams for all (including early childhood exams, kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade exams) and vaccinations. Sports physicals are included in well-child or back to school exams. Sports physicals alone are $20. Promise Healthcare serves everyone regardless of their ability to pay for services. We accept all insurance and Medicaid plans and offer a discounted/sliding fee scale to qualifying patients. Enrollment staff will be present to assist anyone with Medicaid enrollment and re-enrollment. For more information call (217)403-5457 ext 257 or Outreachenrollment@Promisehealth.org. WWW.promisehealth.org
The Champaign County African American Heritage Trail has over 30 locations highlighting African American history in our community. To celebrate Juneteenth, we wanted to highlight a specific location on that trail, One Main Plaza in Champaign, the site of Fredrick Douglass’ visit to Champaign on February 15, 1869. Four years after the end of the Civil War, Fredrick Douglass visited Champaign to deliver his speech “Self-Made Men,” his reflections on American individualism and what it means to be a “self-made man.” As covered by the Champaign County Gazette and Union, “No man has ever yet addressed an audience in this city and received the marked attention that did Mr. Douglass. He handled his subject most skillfully and impressed his audience with the points of his arguments in the most happy manner…His wit was keen and sparkling, his humor dry and effective, and his logic and argument as clear as that of the most polished orator in the land.” Fredrick Douglass remains special in the hearts and minds of the community members of Champaign, having three additional stops on the African American Heritage Trail named after him. The Champaign Public Library Douglass Branch, Champaign Park District Douglass Center, and Douglass Park are all named after the late civil rights activist and abolitionist. You can learn more about the Champaign County African American Heritage Trail and visit more historical locations throughout Champaign County by visiting https://ccafricanamericanheritage.org/.