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Principal's Message

Dear Chargers,

With spring in the air, many families change their transportation plans and schedules with their children due to the change in weather. We also ask that you review the reminders below and do your part to ensure the safety of our students arriving and departing our campus.

  1. Give yourself enough time to arrive at school. Our Commons are supervised beginning at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast items available for purchase. Students can begin to arrive at this time for their first hour class. Given the large number of students and parents driving their children to school, it should be understood that there will be back-ups if everyone tries to access the campus between 7:45 and 7:55 a.m.
  2. The school bus is a great option. Our school buses have an excellent record of on-time arrival!
  3. NEVER drop your child off on the side of the road or in intersections.
  4. Students should ALWAYS use crosswalks and NEVER walk in the streets.
  5. Students should not be on their cell phones when crossing the street and should always be aware of the environment around them.
  6. Cell phone use while driving is against the law, this applies while on the school campus for all drivers.

I would also like to take a moment to share information regarding absenteeism.  The Illinois Board of Education now identifies students who are Chronically Absent.  The threshold the State has established is 10% of the school year. We reach out to families to remind them of their child’s current attendance status and also share with families if their child’s current attendance is on track to be identified by the State as Chronically Absent.  Attendance is one of the strongest indicators of student success and we will continue to provide support for families whose children struggle with regular attendance. When it comes to attendance we are ALL IN!

As we enter into the final third of the school year, planning for next year is in full swing.  Students completed their class registration for the 2020-2021 school year and we are now planning the course schedules for next year.

As administration and staff look forward to next year, our students are doing the same.  Juniors are focused on the upcoming SAT exam and opportunities to explore colleges, careers and military possibilities abound at Stagg. Students should engage in activities that explore their post-secondary passions and interests and we encourage students and parents to reach out to their Guidance counselor if they need any assistance.

Our Guidance Department offers a number of activities for students to begin the planning process.  Check out the Guidance page of our website for more information. Our school also offers college field trips to a number of local colleges and universities.

Finally, it is not too late for students to get involved in activities at Stagg.  The spring athletic season is beginning and sports, such as track, is open to all students. Students should not hesitate to reach out to coaches and sponsors as clubs and organizations are always open to accepting new members and participants.


Eric Olsen