• COVID-19 ALERT:

    Now that school has started, we expect there to be positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff. Even if students or staff test negative, they may be quarantined for a certain period of time due to exposure. Our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall news article has been updated with a link to ACTIVE POSITIVE cases by building as we are notified by parents, staff, and/or the health department. Please DO NOT panic if your child comes home with packets of work, as many staff members are creating such work just in case.

    As previously noted in our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall, there is the potential for building or district closure due to staffing shortages or a large percentage of students testing positive for COVID-19. Likewise, transportation plans could be altered or delayed due to driver shortages. Please be sure your family has contingency plans should a building or the district have to close due to staffing shortages or outbreaks. 

     

    Please remember, a staff member or student out of school does not necessarily mean their absence reflects a positive case of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  

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Four 3rd grade students stand side by side, smiling with arms around each other wearing black tee shirts with the words "Yellow Jacket Pride" in yellow. JACKET PRIDE - Whittier Early Childhood Center students enjoy their field trip to Crossway Farms. Picture ID: four preschool-age girls bundled up in hats and coats enjoy a hayride. JACKET PRIDE: Mr. Meyer's STEM class uses VEX IQ robotics kits to make robots. Sage works to troubleshoot and repair a malfunctioning robot. JACKET PRIDE: Sidney High School Drama Club students presented Alice in Wonderland in November. Pictured are the Queen of Hearts, many of her subjects, the tea party characters and Alice. Black & white photo elementary students stand with hands over hearts with the SHS football team for the playing of the National Anthem during Elementary Night! Eighth-grade band members stand alongside The Pride of Sidney during the pregame ceremonies. Family members ranging in ages from middle age to preschool stand next to a brick wall wearing black and yellow spirit clothing. Jacket Pride - Superintendent Humble and the Jacket Pack kick off the fall football season with pride! 

Photo Description: Co-ed high school students wearing black and yellow pose with the male superintendent of their school. Kids in a preschool classroom.
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The mission of Whittier Early Childhood Center is to nurture the development of early learning through play and social interaction, preparing our preschoolers for kindergarten success.

 

Early childhood education lays the groundwork for the development of a lifelong learner. As educators, it is our goal to support the whole child by providing learning opportunities in all areas of development including social-emotional skills and academic foundations. Children develop an excitement for learning through a play-based, multi-sensory approach and meaningful interactions with others. We strive to provide a fun, safe, and exciting culture that encourages students to take risks, problem-solve, and move toward independence. Our program provides learning experiences that incorporate student interests and address individual needs. Additionally, we believe that our relationships with students and families are central to the advancement of each child’s development.

 

Our intent is to build a strong beginning for future learning and empower children to reach their highest potential.

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Greg Sharp of CJ Electric installs a light at SMS. District Upgrades Lighting Using Key Energy Grant and Rebate Programs Sidney City Schools broke ground last month on a $481,000 project at the district’s facilities including the high school, middle school, and administrative offices to replace and improve existing, end-of-life fluorescent lighting systems with new, efficient LED fixtures. While the project had ... Read More
COVID-19 Response Plan 2020 COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN FOR FALL 2020 As we look to start the 2020-2021 school year, the health and safety of students, staff, volunteers, and community are paramount. Sidney City Schools (K-12 and preschool) plans to start school with in-person instruction five days a week beginning September 8, 2020, with the exception of ... Read More
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