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Early Dismissal April 17 and No School April 18 and 21

CUSD #323 will have Early Dismissal on Thursday, April 17 for School Improvement Day. No School for staff and students on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 22. All district offices will be closed. 

Early Dismissal times are as follows:

Strong support for Belden Bikes Back Roads!

 NEW: Check out the Belden Bikes Back Roads You Tube playlist for some fun videos promoting this month long fundraising campaign for St. Jude's! 

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is Now Open

Beginning March 17, teachers, parents and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school.

Winnebago CUSD #323 2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration

Winnebago CUSD #323 will be starting 2014-15 Kindergarten Enrollment on Monday, February 3. Kindergarten enrollment is for children who will turn 5 yrs old by September 1, 2014. Parents of future kindergarten students can call Simon Elementary at 335.2318 to give their child’s name, birth date, address, and phone number.

Dorothy Simon School Calendars

We started adding a full month calendar to our school newsletters, parents have enjoyed having information in a calendar format. Starting December 2013, these calendars will be posted. If you do have any specific questions about events or functions, please call the school office at 815.335.2318. 

Dorothy Simon Field Days May 30 - Volunteers Needed

Field Day has been scheduled for first and second grade students on Friday, May 30 at Dorothy Simon Grade School. The children will participate in groups, by grade levels, and in a number of events.

Annual PTO Basket Raffle and Art Show on April 24

The Annual PTO Basket Raffle and Art Show will be held on Thursday, April 24 in the Winnebago High School Gym from 5 - 7:30. 

Dorothy Simon Awards Day - June 3

Dorothy Simon Elementary will be holding its annual Awards Day on Tuesday, June 3 for kindergarten, first grade and second grade students. Awards assembly for first and second grade will be in the Dorothy Simon cafeteria. Kindergarten will be held in the Dorothy Simon Gym. Awards presentations are approx 45 minutes.

Schedule for awards distribution:

Dorothy Simon Outstanding Milk and Lunch Balances

 It is VERY important to keep your child’s lunch and milk accounts up to date. We will not allow students to charge milk or lunches. If you have questions about your account balance, please call Beth Swigart at Simon 815.335.2318 between 7:15 a.m. –3 p.m.

Also, the last day that Dorothy Simon will serve breakfast and milk at snack break will be Friday, May 30.

Summer Camps offered at Winnebago CUSD#323

Summer is just around the corner and this link will take you to the summer camps that Winnebago Schools have to offer. Questions please contact the Winnebago High School at 815.335.2336.


309 South Benton Street
Winnebago, Illinois 61088

Phone: 815.335.2318
Fax: 815.335.3127

Attendance Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Principal: Frank Mandera
Nurses: Beth DeRango & Trish Lightfoot