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Hello Parents, 

We would like for you to take part in a little survey beginning 10/23/2018, The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environment
  • Ambitious Instruction
The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. If at least 20 percent of parents respond to the survey. While the parent data will not be made public, the parent report will be made available to school administration and will enable them to make considerations based on the responses given by DePue parents. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Again, your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.  

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BCR Alerts

Your school is working in partnership with Bureau County Republican to provide you with real-time alerts either through text or e-mail. The service is called BCR ALERTS and is provided to you free of charge by the Bureau County Republican and IV Cellular.

Go to and follow the link on the right side of the page to a sign-up page. On that page, you’ll find a wide variety of alerts you can sign up to receive by test, e-mail or both.

When school administrators make the decision to cancel school, you will get immediate notification. Any information the school deems important can be sent at any time. You are notified in real time.

Sign up is fast and easy, and your information is secure. You will only receive notifications for the information in which you sign up, and at any time you want to make changes, you just return to the sign-up page and update your preferences.

Go to the link on the sign-up page, enter your mobile contact information (cell, e-mail or both) and select the information categories you want to receive. An authorization code will be sent to you as a text message. Enter this code to complete the sign-up process. If you sign up for e-mail only, the code will be sent to your e-mail address.

If at any time you have any question, or need help, you may contact either the Bureau County Republican at (815) 875-4461 or the district secretary in the School District Office at (815) 447-2121 Ext: 220.

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