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Lincoln Elementary

700 North Buchanan Street

Monticello, IL  61856

217-762-8511 ext. 2250 (Phone)

217-762-2733 (Fax)

Daily Attendance Hours:  8:20am – 3:15pm

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Principal:  Ms. Mary Vogt

Secretary:  Mrs. Susan Shiley

Secretary:  Mrs. Carolyn Moffett







Is My Child Too Ill to Attend School?

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Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well.  The guidelines shown below may be helpful.  It will not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention.  Please consult your doctor for specific medical advice.

Fever-100 degrees or higher:  A fever is a sign of illness.  A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not attend school.  The child should be free of fever (without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin) for 24 hours before returning to school.

Vomiting/Diarrhea:  A child who has vomited should wait 24 hours and be able to retain solid foods before returning to school.  A child who is having frequent diarrhea stools should not attend school.  If there is cramping/abdominal pain with diarrhea, the student may be more comfortable at home.  A question to consider –would you go shopping or to work with the same symptoms your child has?

Sore throat/colds/cough:  Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don’t interfere with school attendance.  A persistent, frequent cough and/or constant nasal drainage may affect your child’s performance at school, and he/she may be more comfortable at home.

Rash:  A rash may cover the entire body or one area.  A child that has a rash that is draining, has open areas or is causing the child to itch excessively should not attend school.  A rash accompanied with other symptoms such as: fever, sore throat, irritability, vomiting, etc. should not attend school.

Eyes:  A child who wakes up with their eyes “glued” together may have “pink eye” or conjunctivitis.  Other symptoms are redness (or pink) of the eye, gritty feeling in the eyes, itching and discharge of the eye.  We are unable to determine at school if it is viral or bacterial pink eye or even if it is contagious or non-contagious.  A doctor must do this.  Please keep in mind that pink eye is highly contagious and we need to work together to prevent an entire classroom from exposure.  Your child needs to stay home on medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

If your child is not able to attend school please call the office [217-762-8511, ext. 2250] by 9:00 am.  If you e-mail his or her teacher please notify the office as well by e-mailing Mrs. Shiley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Mrs. Moffett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cold vs. Flu

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DoctorThis time of year, we typically see an increase of students that are out ill. Many have symptoms of cold or flu, which are respiratory illnesses that are commonly treated in the winter. Often, it can be hard to tell which may affect your child. Per the CDC, influenza tends to be much more worrisome than a cold – it is usually much more severe. The chart below can help you determine cold versus flu.

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School Supply Lists

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Colored PencilsSchool Supply Lists can be found here for Kindergarten and 1st grade students

Small Wonders students do not have a supply list, however, we do ask that our preschool students bring a backpack each day and a set of extra clothes to leave at school.  Parents of Small Wonders students will receive a "Wish List" of items from the classroom teachers if they would like to make a donation to the classroom from that list.

Drop-off & Pick-up Information

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School Pickup

Arrival Procedures:

Kindergarten and 1st grade students who ride the bus to school will be dropped off and picked up at the circle drive area at Wilson and Union Streets.  Kindergarten and 1st grade students who walk or are brought to school should arrive no earlier than 8:00 AM.  Students who are dropped off may enter the playground using entrances from Monticello St. on the east side of the playground or Grant St. on the south side of the playground.  Small Wonders students should reportto the main entrance at Buchanan St. at their arrival time.

Dismissal Procedures:
Small Wonders and Mrs. Beauchamp’s students will meet parents/guardians/daycare providers on Grant Street.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students Riding the Bus:

If we cannot wait outside then the students will wait in the Kindergarten hallway until the bus they ride arrives.  Teachers will take students to the buses.  

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students Being Picked-up to Walk [home or to a parked car]:

Meet the student at the Grant St. gate to the playground on the southside by the basketball hoops. Your student’s teacher will send the child to meet you [from the blacktop if we are outside or from the gym if we are inside]. Please remember to be courteous of neighbors’ yards and driveways if you need to park on a side street.  As much as we try, we do not always recognize the adult who is waiting for each student.  Please bring your child’s name sign so that we can ensure we are releasing the student to the correct person.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students Being Picked-up by Car:

Please follow the designated route in order to pick up on Monticello Street. Remain in your vehicle at all times. Have the sign with your student’s name and class in your passenger window or front window where it is easily visible to staff. Follow street signs and do not block nearby driveways. To ensure everyone’s safety, stay alert and follow staff directions to the loading zone. Stay in the vehicle and have your child enter the car through the passenger side only. Please remember cell phones can not be used in a school zone.

If you are picking up your child and do not feel he or she can open the passenger side door and buckle independently, please park on a side street and walk up to get your child at the Grant Street gate.

Reminders:
Students who shuttle to Lincoln from a different school will arrive at Lincoln after our dismissal begins.  Those students will still pass through the playground gate on Grant Street. Please communicate with your White Heath or Washington student to tell them where you will be waiting for them to meet you.

If someone is going to pick up your child who does not typically pick them up then please share our pick up procedures with them.

Again, thank you for your patience as we dismiss the students to you as quickly as we are able while making sure they are safe.

If your child's after school transportation arrangements change please complete a "Change in Transportation" form to send to school to your child's teacher.

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