Illinois 5 Essentials Survey

ATTENTION PARENTS: Please take the Illinois 5Essentials Survey by clicking here. (Opened October 24) Click here for frequently asked questions about the survey. The survey closes on February 14, 2020. Thank you!


November 2019 One-To-One Newsletter

One-to-One is a district newsletter about various Charleston CUSD #1 happenings.  Student and staff highlights are submitted by school staff.  Proud to serve our school community, we welcome your good news at
To see the November issue of the One-To-One Newsletter please click here


2-Hour Delayed Start Schedule 2019-20

Charleston CUSD #1 may run a delayed start schedule for all schools on severe weather days.  The delayed start schedule provides the flexibility to begin school two hours later than normal, allowing time for roads to be cleared and temperatures to rise.  This alternative eliminates a situation where severe weather in the early morning leads to a decision to close schools for an entire day when it is not warranted.  This can be everything from road conditions to freezing temperatures possibly even combined with the early morning darkness which makes traveling by school bus challenging.  Please click here for additional information and to see the 2 hour delayed start schedule.

Important Dates

December 13th, 2019

Charleston Middle School and High School Band Concert
7:00 pm - Charleston High School Baker Gymnasium
Free Admission
Ensembles Featured will be CMS Wind Band CHS Wind Band


December 16th, 2019

Jefferson Band Concert
7:00 pm - Jefferson School Gymnasium
Free Admission


December 18th, 2019

Board of Education Meeting
6:30 pm at Central Office, 410 W. Polk Ave.


December 20th, 2019

2 Hour Early Dismissal


December 21st, 2019-January 5th, 2020

Holiday Break


January 6th, 2020

School Resumes



Activity Calendar 2019-2020