Terry Ryker
A staff member at HHS tested positive today for COVID 19. The staff member has been quarantined since the start of second semester so no additional people needed to be quarantined.
4 days ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HES tested positive for COVID 19 today. The student has not been to school this semester so no additional people needed to be quarantined.
5 days ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A faculty member at HJHS tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
8 days ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
One student each from HHS, HJHS, and HES tested positive for COVID 19. None of the students were in school this week so no additional students were quarantined.
8 days ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A staff member at Herrin Junior High tested positive for COVID 19 today. Close contacts have been identified, notified and contacted.
9 days ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A faculty member at NSPC tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A faculty member at HES tested positive for COVID 19 on Sunday. No additional people needed to be quarantined because of the illness.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
We were notified today that a student at HHS tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified, contacted and quarantined.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
We were notified today that two HHS students tested positive for COVID 19. These students have not been in school since before Thanksgiving break so no additional people were quarantined.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A faculty member at NSPC tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. This has been a challenging year so far. I’m proud of our faculty, staff, administrators and students for dealing with all the protocols needed to enable students to attend school in person. I know that some families maybe concerned about a possible increase in COVID 19 cases after the Thanksgiving Break. If you feel it is in the best interest of your family for your children to go remote the last two weeks of the semester, all you need to do is inform your school of your decision. You will then be welcomed back to in person whenever you feel that it is safe such as the beginning of the second semester.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HES tested positive yesterday for COVID 19. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
I reminder goes out to all students and parents that there will be no school on Monday and Tuesday. The district will be utilizing Remote Planning days on the 23rd and 24th. School resumes on Monday November 30th. We will be following the format we have had all semester through December 11th. We will follow the metrics closely each day with the possibility of going fully remote,by building. School closures will be determined by the following: 1. If we determine that COVID 19 is being spread within the school(s) or 2. If too many faculty and staff are absent and we cannot run the school(s) effectively and safely. Please do your part and help to reduce the spread of the virus by wearing a face mask, washing your hands frequently and social distancing whenever possible
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at NSPC tested positive for COVID 19 last Friday. There were no close contacts, therefore no one was quarantined.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
The Herrin CUSD#4 School Board Meeting is scheduled this evening for 5:00. Under guidance from IDPH, we need to limit the number of participants to 10, therefore the meeting will not be open in person to the public. We, however will be streaming the meeting live on Facebook. Individuals will still be able to make public comments. You can make comments by calling 988-8024. We will take one call at a time. We will also try to answer any questions posted on Facebook after the we come back from executive session.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HHS has tested positive for COVID 19. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Herrin CUSD #4 is planning to utilize e-learning days in place of emergency days this winter. In previous years, if weather presented a problem for the safe transportation of students to and from school, school would be canceled on what most people referred to as a snow day. With the availability of devices, hotspots, and internet, the district will be providing an educational platform on these former snow days called e-learning. E-learning will be just like our remote learning days except meals will not be available. We will attempt to notify all parents and students by 10:00 pm if a e-learning day will be used. Teachers will be notified,if at all possible, by 3:30 pm the day before an e- learning day is enacted. The school board will be discussing this issue during a public hearing on Thursday, November 19 at 5:00 pm.
about 1 month ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
The Southern Newspaper published a story in Saturday’s newspaper titled “Williamson County Virus Cases Rising.” In the article, several key metrics were incorrect regarding Herrin schools. They listed the number of students testing positive for COVID attending in person school as 231. This represents the number of students quarantined. The correct number of students testing positive for COVID 19, since the beginning of school, should read 45. The 45 students testing positive includes both remote and in person students. The article also sets the number of staff members presently out at NSPC as 6. The correct number is 16. A correction has been written online by The Southern.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HES tested positive for COVID 19 on Friday. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
As the number of individuals across the country, state,region and county contracting COVID 19 continues to increase, we are seeing a large uptick in the number of cases among students, faculty and staff. As a result of the increase, we are having a difficult time in filling in for the absences and providing an effective and safe learning environment. Parents need to be advised that Herrin CUSD #4 may need to pivot to complete remote learning on a day's notice, therefore, it would be beneficial for all parents to start looking into alternative childcare needs. Herrin CUSD #4 will be utilizing Remote Planning Days on November 23rd and 24th. These days will be non-attendance days for the students, therefore no assignments or homework will be issued. If we need to switch to complete remote learning earlier than November 23rd, the Remote Planning Days will be moved to the first day students would not be reporting to school. With the Thanksgiving Holidays coming up, I anticipate another surge of the virus as people visit with family and loved ones. The school district will be following the COVID numbers closely over the next week and through Thanksgiving. If we cannot run the schools safely and effectively, we will be switching to complete remote learning.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Three NSPC faculty/staff members tested positive for COVID 19. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Three HHS students tested positive for COVID 19 today. No additional individuals needed to be quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HJHS tested positive for COVID 19. Since the student was already out of school due to a quarantine, no additional people needed to be quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Two bus drivers have tested positive for COVID 19. Only one of them was in contact with students. The close contacts of the bus driver have been identified, notified and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
HHS was notified early this evening that two students tested positive for COVID-19. After contact tracing was completed, no additional students , faculty, or staff needed to be quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Two HHS students have tested positive for COVID 19. One of the students is a remote only student. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Two faculty members at HJHS tested positive over the weekend for COVID 19. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A faculty member at HES tested positive Friday for COVID 19. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A staff member at HES tested positive for COVID 19 today. All contacts have been identified, contacted, and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HJHS tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified, notified, and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A staff member at NSPC has tested positive for COVID 19. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A faculty member at HJHS has tested positive for COVID 19. No additional individuals needed to be quarantined
2 months ago, Terry Ryker
Brooke Banks
A student at HJHS who was already quarantined due to exposure to a family member has tested positive for COVID 19. No additional students needed to be quarantined.
3 months ago, Brooke Banks
Terry Ryker
A staff member in the Pre K section of NSPC tested positive for COVID 19 over the weekend. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A staff member at HES tested positive for COVID 19 today. No additional people needed to be quarantined due to the illness.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A faculty member at HHS tested positive for COVID-19 today. No additional individuals needed to be quarantined due to the illness.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HES tested positive for COVID 19 this weekend. All close contacts have been notified and quarantined.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student that attends HJHS has tested positive for COVID 19. The student has been quarantined for over a week due to exposure to a family member, therefore no additional people were quarantined.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HHS tested positive for COVID 19 today. The last day of attendance for the student was last Wednesday. All close contacts have been identified, contacted, and quarantined.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at NSPC was diagnosed with COVID 19 today. This individual has not been in school this week. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A staff member at HHS tested positive for COVID 19 over the weekend. There were no additional quarantines issued due to the positive test.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student from HHS tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. This is the first positive student at HHS in over a month. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at Herrin Elementary School tested positive for COVID 19 on Sunday. All known close contacts have been identified and notified.
3 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A HHS student has tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A staff member at HES was diagnosed with COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified, notified and quarantined. No students came in close contact with this individual.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
We were notified today by Bi-County Health, that a student at Herrin Junior High School has tested positive for COVID 19. All close contacts have been notified and quarantined.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Two employees at Herrin Elementary School tested positive for COVID 19 over the weekend. They contracted the virus at a social gathering away from school. No additional staff members or students were required to be quarantined.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Remember that starting this Friday all schools in Herrin CUSD #4 will be remote only on Fridays. Herrin CUSD #4 is providing breakfast and lunch free to all students in the community. You can pick up both meals, regardless of your lunch status, at any one of the four schools between 10:00 and 11:00 as follows: Herrin High School: curbside on Polk Street in front of main entrance Junior High School: curbside on 14th Street in front of the gym Herrin Elementary School: curbside at the main entrance Northside Primary: curbside on 17th street in front of main entrance In addition to the school sites, buses will be delivering meals to the following locations at the times listed. Hurst Municipal Building: 10:00-10:30 Bush Park Pavilion: 10:45-11:15 Colp on Andrew Spring Road: 10:00-10:30 Blue Blaze Estates: 10:45-11:15 Freeman Spur City Hall: 10:00-10:30 Christian Life Center: 10:45-11:15
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Brooke Banks
Attention Parents/Guardians of Herrin CUSD #4 The Herrin CUSD 4 Board of Education is conducting a search for a new superintendent. The selection of a new superintendent is probably the most important decision a board of education has to make; therefore, the Board has hired the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) to assist in this process. The Board of Education is seeking everyone’s input in the search process. The Board requests that all board members, all staff, all parents and community members complete an online survey provided by the IASB. The results will be tallied and used by the Board and Screening Team to develop a brochure to advertise the position. Parent Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BVVRKBF Parent Password: 4herrinparent
4 months ago, Brooke Banks
Terry Ryker
Herrin #4 has been in school for five weeks. Close to 70% of our students are being educated by the hybrid model of in-person and remote learning and a little over 30% have selected the remote only model. In the five weeks of school, we have had 18 hybrid model students test positive for COVID 19. Eleven of the students are from the high school, five are at the elementary school and three are at Northside Primary. No hybrid student from the junior high has tested positive. For students selecting remote only learning, at least five students have tested positive for COVID 19. When looking at overall percentages, 1.1% of hybrid students have tested positive and .7% of remote only students have tested positive. Of the positive cases of hybrid students, most if not all of the students, were exposed to the virus outside of the school.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
An employee of Durham Bus Services tested positive for COVID 19 yesterday. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Three Herrin High School students tested positive for COVID 19 today. One of the students is a remote only student and the other two students are siblings that have been on quarantine due to a family member testing positive earlier.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
The notice that went out today about COVID 19 cases in the Herrin School District inadvertently stated that there was a case at NSPC. it should have been reported as a student at HES.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Three high school students and one student at NSPC tested positive today for COVID 19. All students most likely contacted he virus from family members. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
An adult staff member at NSPC has tested positive for COVID 19 this weekend. All close contacts have been identified and contacted.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Dear Herrin Unit #4 Parent/Guardian: As you know, Herrin CUSD #4 started the school year with the option for hybrid in-person learning Monday through Friday for all elementary school children. We also provided a remote option to all parents. As four weeks have progressed, we have had an increasing number of parents select the remote only option. Teachers are now planning for their in-person lessons coupled with those students’ afternoon lessons while providing lessons and support for remote only students. The changing dynamics of more parents selecting remote learning has crunched the learning day and not enabled the teachers to have the chance to reach all the remote students that need support. In order to provide the support needed for remote learners, while providing the time to prepare lessons for in-person learners, we are going to move to remote only on Fridays. Monday through Thursday will remain the same, but Fridays starting on September 18, 2020 will be a remote only day for all students. This change will allow our faculty and staff to communicate with all their students, plan for remote and in-person learning for the following week and provide additional services for remote only students. This is not a change that we had wanted, but we feel that it is necessary in order to provide the best possible education for all our students. Herrin CUSD #4 is committed toward educating your child and we long to provide in-person instruction for all our students for a full day. Hopefully that day will arrive this year. In the meantime, we will continue to provide the best educational opportunities we can for all our students. As always, we appreciate your patience and support. If you have any questions, or concerns, please feel free to let us know. Sincerely, Terry Ryker Superintendent Herrin CUSD #4
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Herrin CUSD #4 is trying to be as transparent as possible in our updates on all positive COVID 19 cases. We want all parents to be able to make educated decisions on what mode of education is best for their child and family. Whether you select the in-person hybrid model, or the complete remote learning model for your child, it is what you thought was best. Please do not use these postings to insult one another over family decisions. Times are tough enough without being ridiculed for doing what you believe is best for your family. A crisis can either tear apart a community or cause the people to come together. We need to encourage one another, not tear one another apart. We must all do our part to come out of these tough times together, being stronger, and more caring than we entered them.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A HHS student tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at NSPC tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
4 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at HES tested positive today for COVID 19. All close contacts have been identified and contacted. The child most likely came in contact with the virus from a parent.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A faculty member at NSPC tested positive today for COVID 19. This individual also works in the STARS program at NSPC. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A student at NSPC has tested positive for COVID 19. The student has not been in class this week. All close contacts have been identified and notified. The student does not ride a bus and is not enrolled in the STARS after school program.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Two siblings that attend HHS, tested positive for COVID 19 over the weekend. The students were most likely exposed to the virus at a funeral. Close contacts of the students have already been identified and contacted.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
An employee of the after school Stars program at Herrin Elementary School has tested positive for COVID 19. All close contacts have already been identified and contacted.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
The number of COVID 19 cases in Williamson County continue to tick upwards. We want to keep all of our schools open to in-person learning, however we need everyone's help. Most of the new cases in Williamson County have been traced back to social gatherings in which social distancing was not observed, and face masks were not worn. We are asking everyone to limit his/her child's outside social activities and to encourage social distancing, the wearing of face masks when in public and the frequent washing of hands. We have had several cases of COVID 19 in our schools. Most if not all have been traced to origins outside of the school. If we are able to contain COVID 19 cases in our schools, we will remain open. If, however, the schools are shown to be causing the virus to spread among the students and staff, we will be forced to pivot quickly to remote only learning for the safety of everyone involved.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Two HHS students tested positive today for COVID 19. The students have not been in school this week. At least one of the students, came in contact with the virus from an adult in the home. One student was quarantined because of close contact. His/her family has already been contacted by school officials.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Herrin Elementary School was notified today that two siblings tested positive for COVID 19. These students have not been in school this week. The source of virus was from an adult family member. All families of students in close contact with the positive cases have been contacted.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
An adult at Northside Primary Center, who does not provide instruction to students, has tested positive for COVID 19. This individual has not been at Northside this week. Contact tracing was done, and all those that needed to be quarantined have already been notified. No students needed to be quarantined. If you have any question, feel free to call the Unit Office at 988-8024.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
A little before 10:00 this morning, we were notified that a Herrin High School student had tested positive for COVID-19. We took immediate action and quarantined all students who were in close contact with the infected student. The parents were called and the students were released. If you have not been contacted, your son/daughter was not in close contact with the positive individual. Please remember to keep your son or daughter at home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are awaiting test results.
5 months ago, Terry Ryker
Brooke Banks
Devices will be handed out early next week. Remote learning will not be mandated until devices have been received. Please visit your school's website next week for up to date information.
5 months ago, Brooke Banks
Terry Ryker
When coming to registration, you need to use the north parking lot and enter the north doors.
6 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
If you have not been sent a Snap Code for registration purposes via email, please contact your child's school. They can help you obtain one.
6 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
Registration is taking place at Herrin High School for all students August 3rd-5th. You must sign up for a time slot. Visit our website at www.herrinschools.org and click on explore and then the registration tab to get started.
6 months ago, Terry Ryker
Terry Ryker
First day of student attendance is August 11th.
6 months ago, Terry Ryker
Herrin CUSD 4
Bus Drivers Wanted! Call Sandy @ 618-942-4610
11 months ago, Herrin CUSD 4