School Closing Status: How Do We Decide?

We periodically receive questions about school closings….how the decision is made, making up the days, etc.  Click here for more information on this topic.


Thank You - Rotary Club

Over the past three years the Charleston Rotary Club has been helping our school district get much needed technology for our students.  The third and final year involved the Rotary Club helping Charleston High School receive laptops for a portable lab to be used in the English and Social Studies Departments.  Please click here to see students and Rotary Club members as they place Rotary Club stickers on the laptops and the students use the laptops during class.


IEPA Contest Winners

Jefferson students just completed the IEPA Poster, Prose, and Poetry contest. This is a state wide contest for all 5th and 6th grade students. The focus of the contest this year was on Green Transportation Keeping the Air Clean for a Healthy Future. The entire 6th grade class at Jefferson Elementary School participated and then voted on the winning poster, prose, or poetry. The winning entries are being sent to Springfield for the state contest, where they could be selected to be in a statewide exhibit during April and May at the Illinois EPA in Springfield.  Below are the eight students selected from Jefferson School to continue to Springfield. 

IEPA Contest Winners



Project H.E.L.P. Preschool Round Up

Project H.E.L.P. and Charleston School District will offer again this year free development screenings for children birth to five years old. The screening provides information in the areas of speech, language, concepts and motor skills.  The screenings will be March 19th, 20th and 21st.  Please click here for additional information and for the number to call to schedule an appointment.


2-Hour Delayed Start Schedule

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.

Please remember that parents should have a plan in place for “delayed starts.” On delayed start schedule days, buses will arrive at the scheduled pick-up points two hours later than their regularly-scheduled time. In the event a delayed start schedule is utilized, school schedules will be adjusted as provided.  Please click here to see the school schedules.


2018-2019 Rural Bus Snow Routes

Under certain special circumstances, it may be possible to have school during adverse weather conditions if an administrative decision is made to run only snow routes in the rural areas. For additional clarification on rural bus snow routes, please click here

All students living in the rural area, but not on a designated snow route will be picked up at the closest road intersection to your residence along a designated snow route at the designated time. Please click here to see a chart of these locations and times.



Important Dates

February 14th, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!!


February 18th, 2019

No School - Presidents Day


February 20th, 2019

6:30 pm - School Board Meeting 
Central Office, 410 W. Polk Avenue, Charleston


February 22nd, 2019

2 Hour Early Dismissal



2018-19 Activity Calendar