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Summer Meals Program Funded by USDA


WHO:                      Children Ages 18 and Younger

Cahokia High School

800 Range Lane

Cahokia Heights, IL  62206

June 7 to July 16, 2021

Breakfast 7:30 & Lunch 12:00


Estelle Sauget School

1700 Jerome Lane

Cahokia Heights, IL  62206

June 7 to July 16, 2021

Breakfast 9:45 & Lunch & 12:00



600 St. Robert

Cahokia Heights, IL  62206

June 7 to July 16, 2021

Breakfast 8:15 & Lunch 12:00


E. Morris

1500 Andrews Dr.

Cahokia Heights, IL  62206

June 7 to July 16, 2021

Breakfast 8:30 & Lunch 12:00


Lalumier School

5120 Bond Ave.

Cahokia Heights, IL  62207

July 6 to July 30, 2021

Breakfast 8:55 & Lunch 12:00



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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, Americar Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:                                                1.Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

                                                Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                                                                1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                                                                Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

                                                                2.Fax: (202)690-7442; or



This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Posted 6/9/21

Attention Parents/Guardians-

Physicals are required for those entering kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grade and students new to the Cahokia Unit School District 187.


Up-to-date immunizations are required for all students.


June 22 & 23 ~ July 13 & 14

1 pm till the last appointment at 5 pm


Cahokia High School Gymnasium
800 Range Lane, Cahokia, Illinois


Click on the link below to make an appointment.

Sign up for June 22nd 

Sign up for June 23rd 

Sign up for July 13th

Sign up for July 14th

Anyone 12 years or older is eligible for the Pfizer COVID vaccine. Students, parents/guardians, teachers, and staff are all invited to get their vaccines.
A second dose is required 3 weeks later.
Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or another adult if the parent/guardian has signed the consent form in advance.
Masks must be worn at all times.

Posted 6/7/21

Summer School Bus Routes

Posted 6/1/21

Cahokia Parents and Students,

We were notified on Tuesday, April 13th that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19. We have reported the case to East Side Health District to promptly identify and contact any individuals who recently had close contact with the COVID-19 positive individual.

At this time,  Bus 4, which also serves as Bus 19, for Wirth Complex will be out of service beginning tomorrow, April 14, 2021. There will be no buses available for transportation to and from school. If your student rides this bus, they are now on remote learning instruction for 14 days.

Bus 2, which serves E.morris, will be out of service beginning tomorrow, April 14, 2021. This means that there will be no bus available for transportation to and from school. If your student rides this bus, they are now on remote learning instruction for 14 days.


Thank you for your attention in this manner.

Posted 4/13/21

The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois students. Families in our district may qualify for P-EBT because we are a school that participates in the National School 
Lunch Program's Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). You do not need to complete an application to receive these benefits. Please note that citizenship status does not 
affect eligibility. 


What action needs to be taken now? At this time, it is very important for all families to ensure that the mailing address on file at your enrolling school is current. A complete mailing address will be needed to receive the P-EBT issuance in the near future. 


What is P-EBT? The purpose of P-EBT is to provide food assistance to families with students who would have received free or reduced lunch while attending school but are not receiving these meals in school due to COVID-19 restrictions. 


Who is eligible for P-EBT benefits? The following students are eligible for P-EBT benefits for School Year 2020-21. 


•    Students must be enrolled in an eligible NSLP participating Illinois school and;
•    Students must be determined eligible to receive free/reduced lunch for the 2020-21 school year or enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision {CEP) school and;
•    Students are P-EBT eligible on school days in which a reimbursable meal was not provided to the student to consume at school. If "grab and go meals'' are provided to students, this does not exclude these students from participating or being eligible for the P-EBT program.


When will I receive the benefits? The Department of Human Services should begin issuing new P-EBT cards to all known eligible students in March 2021. Please note that all eligible 
students will receive benefits for all eligible school days, back to the beginning of this school year. 


All Cahokia School District 187 Students are Eligible for P-EBT benefits. 

Posted 4/13/21

Posted 4/7/21

Memo from the Superintendent 
Re: 2021 Prom and Senior Luncheon 
Date: April 7, 2021 
Dear CHS Families, 
Please receive this communication to clarify end of year activities including prom and senior luncheon. In order to ensure COVID-19 compliance, the Cahokia Board of Education determined that the school district will not be hosting prom and senior luncheon. 
If you receive information regarding these activities, it is being coordinated by parents. CUSD #187 will not be contributing to these events in any manner. CUSD #187 will not be providing financial contributions, decorations, security, space on campus to sell tickets, etc. 
If you choose to have your child(ren) participate, you are recognizing that the school district does not have responsibility or liability for any aspect of these events. 
We appreciate your understanding, as our priority to keep all students safe as we close out the 2020-2021 school year. 

Posted 4/7/21

Parents: Starting April 6th, you will NEED to log into Skyward Family Access each morning by 7 am and complete the Wellness Check for your students. Directions are available here. If your child is experiencing fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms they should not attend school in-person. If you need your Family Access username and/or password, please call 618-332-5991 or 618-332-5966.

Posted 3/31/21

The St. Clair County Board is partnering with the Illinois Housing Development Authority to launch the Illinois Rental Payment Program providing $7.7 million in emergency rental assistance to St. Clair County households that have been unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you would like to receive the full application to support families and youth in your programs, please send your request to the Intergovernmental Grants Department Eligible households may receive up to 15 months of assistance from May 2020 through July 2021. Please refer to the attached flyer for additional information

Posted 3/31/21

The Cahokia Unit School District #187 anticipates hosting in-person summer school June 7th - July 9th with additional 21st Century enrichment activities available the week of July 12th for those enrolled in 21st Century Summer School. Academic hours for K-8 will be from 9 am to 12 noon daily with an optional 21st Century program from 12 noon to 4 pm. Cahokia High School students will have two sessions from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 12 noon - 3 pm. 21st Century enrichment opportunities will be available for these students as well. Summer School registration will be open from today through April 8th and is offered on a first come first serve basis. To register, please complete the form here: 

Posted 3/25/21

Meal Service for Spring Break

Posted 3/23/21

Posted 3/16/21

As we prepare for a possible return to in-person instruction for the fourth quarter, it is extremely important that each parent log into Skyward Family Access and complete the Fourth Quarter Instruction Selection Online Form by February 26th. A form will be completed for each student, when you log into Skyward you should see an Online Form for each student.


To complete this form, log into Skyward Family Access

The form is located in two places, at the top of the page or on the left under Online Forms. You will complete one form for each student.

If your student is not current on immunizations or physicals they will be required to remain remote for the fourth quarter.

If you do not know your Skyward Family Access username and password or are having difficulty accessing the system, please contact 618-332-5991 or 618-332-5966 for assistance.


Dr. Arnett Harvey

Posted 2/22/21


To All Students, Families, and Staff,


The 2020-2021 school year has been one of many unique challenges and opportunities. As we continue to embrace new information and guidelines, we are grateful to our Board of Education for their support in prioritizing student and staff safety, our families for the countless sacrifices to have your child(ren) learning remotely, and our staff for your openness and determination in delivering instruction in new ways.


As a local school district, we are required to comply with state and federal mandates. One of the most structured requirements is the federal mandate for each state to administer an annual assessment for designated grade levels. Any district that chooses to ignore those requirements, or fails to meet expectations, will be subject to significant consequences.



The Illinois State Board of Education has provided communication that if a federal assessment waiver is provided, ISBE will apply. An approved waiver would exempt school districts from this requirement and any related consequences.


The attached plan is our effort to comply with all federal, state, and local academic and safety requirements should a waiver not be made available or approved.


We all recognize, both as families and staff, that health concerns remain and are at the forefront of decisions. As a district, we too, have hesitation regarding this requirement both from an academic and health perspective. Remaining remote for the balance of the school year would allow more opportunities for vaccinations in an effort to significantly reduce the positivity rate on a consistent basis.


We remain optimistic that a waiver will be approved; however, we must plan for every scenario. This is a necessary decision, but not

an easy one.


Your understanding is appreciated and we hope to provide more solidified information as it becomes available.


Dr. Arnett Harvey

Posted 2/22/21

The Social Workers have developed an amazing web page with resources to assist students, families, and staff members during remote learning. Check it out here Virtual Calming Room

Posted 2/11/21


The Charles Prindable/Daisy Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Application is now available. 


This Scholarship is open to all graduating seniors of Cahokia High School only. 


The application must be completed on time and according to the rules set forth by the Cahokia Federation of Teachers, Local 1272.


This application must remain completely anonymous. The only place your name should appear is on this cover page.


It is highly recommended that you type your application.


This application is due by: March 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm


Email your completed application to Terri Ettling-Shell at

Posted 2/11/21



2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Lindenwood University

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


Alabama A&M University

Thursday, February 4, 2021


Missouri State University

Friday, February 12, 2021


Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Grambling State University

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Harris Stowe State University

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Langston University

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Lincoln University

Friday, March 5, 2021


Central State University

March 10, 2021


Lindenwood University

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Posted 1/26/21

Posted 12/11/20

Posted 12/9/20

Due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the county, the Technology Department will now only be open for technology assistance, device repair, device distribution, and hotspot assistance on Tuesdays from 9-11, Thursdays from 1-3, or by appointment. For an appointment outside of regular hours or for assistance over the phone, please call 618-332-5965.

Posted 12/2/20

Tuesday and Thursday two buses will be running continuously from 8:30-2:00 for those needing transportation to CHS for the Immunization/Physical Fair. For information call Transportation at 618-332-4704

Posted 11/30/20

Posted 11/23/20

Food Service

Posted 11/19/20

Parent Leadership

Posted 10/19/20

Red Cross

Posted 10/17/20

Posted 10/13/20


Posted 10/13/20



Posted 10/12/20

Cahokia Public Library Events

Posted 10/9/20


Posted 9/22/20

Posted 9/10/20

To Our Staff, Students, and Families,
Wow! What an exhilarating first week of school this has been! On behalf of the Cahokia Board of Education and the Executive Administration, we want to extend our deepest gratitude for all you have done to begin an unprecedented school year.


To Our Students…
We appreciate your self-discipline to attend your classes.
We appreciate you signing in and completing the daily attendance expectations.
We appreciate you establishing a conducive learning space at home.
We appreciate you completing your assignments.
We appreciate you communicating with your teachers.
We appreciate you remaining responsible with your learning devices.


To Our Families…
We appreciate your patience with obtaining and operating your students’ devices.
We appreciate you restructuring your daily routines in order for students to attend remote classes.
We appreciate you working to establish distraction free areas in your homes.
We appreciate you reaching out and responding to various forms of communication with staff.
We appreciate you being open to learning new methods of educational services.


To Our Staff…
We appreciate you expanding your technology knowledge.
We appreciate you making extra effort to establish contact with all students and families.
We appreciate the individual assistance you have provided on campus, via phone, and during home visits to support our learners.
We appreciate your effort to effectively utilize support staff at your campus and in your classrooms.
We appreciate your willingness to facilitate duties outside of your traditional employment.
We appreciate your patience in working through challenges of a remote learning environment.


These trying times certainly are a testament to our resilience as a school district and community. This past week has demonstrated that true collaboration and partnership allows for optimal commitment to our students. It truly takes a village to raise a child, and our Cahokia community is leading the way!

Posted 8/28/20

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to routine medical care, causing many children to fall behind on scheduled immunizations. To protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and to prepare for the return to school, medical providers are urging parents to make appointments to resume necessary immunizations. At this time, all child-health related requirements for school attendance, remain in effect for children in public, private, or parochial schools. 


Health·related examinations and immunization requirements are due no later than October 15. 2020. The district is required to adhere to the current requirements even during remote/distance learning. All students enrolled will be required to show proof of their appropriate grade· level requirements. 


We are encouraging our families to seek service from their healthcare provider or to visit the local county health department to ensure compliance with the state of Illinois health requirements for school attendance. 

Posted 8/28/20

Device distribution will take place at Wirth Middle School Technology Office, Wednesday, August 19 - Friday, August 21. Parents/Guardians must be present to receive devices for their students. You must have completed registration and returned devices from the Spring to borrow devices for Fall remote learning.

Posted 8/17/20

Posted 8/14/20

Distribution of supplies for registered families will take place on August 19th and 20th from 9 AM - 2 PM at the Board Building. Distribution of electronic devices for registered families will take place on August 19th, 20th, and 21st between 8:30 AM and 3 PM at the Wirth Middle School Technology Department.

Posted 8/14/20

Parents – as we approach the 20/21 school year our Food Service Department needs your help! If you are interested in food service for your student(s) during remote learning, please complete the form at this link – 

Posted 8/11/20

Parents, please read this important letter about the upcoming school year. 

Posted 8/6/20

Mobile Market 8 10 20 at 10 AM

Posted 8/5/20

Parents - Please complete this important Food Service Survey for the 20/21 School Year - 

Posted 7/27/20

Parents, Students and Staff - Please take a few moments to review the attached 2020-2021 School Plan.

Posted 7/23/20

Our AmeriCorps program is accepting applications for the upcoming school year! 


Please visit the following link to apply:

Posted 7/21/20

The guest presenter is from the Illinois Assistive Technology Program. The event is free, but everyone must register. Elisha's Cove is a nonprofit organization that provides respite and resources for families who have children with special needs.  However, technology is inclusive and this workshop is open to everyone; your child does not need to have an IEP for you to attend.  Both families and educators alike are welcome to attend. To register, please email Melanie Stith at  For further information go to

Posted 7/21/20

Our next mobile market is Monday, July 27, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Centreville

Posted 7/20/20

We are pleased to announce that Cahokia 187 is now accepting staff applications for the 21st Century 2020-20201 school year. We are accepting applications for the following positions and sites:


  • 1 Site Coordinator at Lalumier
  • 1 Site Coordinator at Maplewood
  • 1 Site Coordinator at Huffman
  • 1 Site Coordinator at Penniman
  • 1 Site Coordinator at ESSOC
  • 1 Site Coordinator at Wirth Complex
  • 1 Site Coordinator at Elizabeth Morris
  • 1 Site Coordinator at Cahokia High School
  • 4 Teachers at Lalumier
  • 4 Teachers at Maplewood
  • 4 Teachers at Huffman
  • 4 Teachers at Penniman
  • 4 Teachers at ESSOC
  • 4 Teachers at Wirth Complex
  • 4 Teachers at Elizabeth Morris
  • 4 Teachers at Cahokia High School
  • 4 Paraprofessionals at Lalumier
  • 4 Paraprofessionals at Maplewood
  • 4 Paraprofessionals at Huffman 
  • 4 Paraprofessionals at Penniman 
  • 4 Paraprofessionals at ESSOC 
  • 4 Paraprofessionals at Wirth Complex
  • 4 Paraprofessionals at Elizabeth Morris
  • 4 Paraprofessionals at Cahokia High School

We look forward to meeting you!


Site Coordinator Application

Teacher Application

Paraprofessional Application

Posted 7/16/20

We are pleased to announce that Cahokia 187 will be applying for the 21st Century continuation grant for the 2020-20201 school year. 21st Century provides students additional academic and enrichment opportunities beyond the regular school day.


Student applications for 21st Century can be completed here. Additional program information will be shared once available.

Posted 7/14/20

Online registration is open for all returning students. Registration can be done online. For help with forgotten usernames/passwords or online registration please contact:

Pre-K thru 8th Registar at 618-332-4779

9-12th Registrar at 618-332-4706

Posted 6/30/20



2020 - 2021 Stakeholder Communication

Memo #2

June 29, 2020


On June 24, 2020, ISBE released guidance to school districts regarding the transition back to school for the 2020-2021 school year. On June 26, Cahokia #187 conducted a transition meeting inclusive of district leaders, campus leaders, and staff. The group reviewed the guidance document and determined to subdivide into three working groups - instruction, health and wellness, operations and facilities.  Both the whole group and three working groups are meeting again July 1 and 2 to continue planning.


Below are components of the guidance that are applicable to everyone and can be expected to be implemented next school year. Please review so all staff, students, and stakeholders are aware of required expectations in a timely manner. 


  • All staff and students must wear masks / shields at all times at school and on the bus.

  • Body temperature checks will be administered daily to all staff and students.

  • Access to campus will be limited. All individuals that come to campus will be required to wear a face covering and complete a temperature screening.

  • Modifications to bus routes and capacities will be implemented to comply with guidance.

  • Modifications to food service will be implemented to comply with guidance.

  • No more than 50 people will be allowed in one space at a time.

  • We encourage all parents to complete the district survey when disseminated.

We will continue to communicate as more plans are finalized. Thanks for your attention to these updates.

Posted 6/29/20

June 1 - July 16, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays


Cahokia High School - Pick up at 9th Grade entrance

800 Range Lane

9:30 am - 11:30 am


Estelle Sauget School of Choice - Pick up in the back

1700 Jerome Lane

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Posted 6/29/20

2020-2021 School Year Transition On June 23, 2020, the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-2021 school year. Districts are appreciative of the guidance as it will be helpful to our planning regarding expectations for multiple areas - social distancing, food service, transportation, scheduling, student engagement, etc. Though this document provides significant information, many questions remain for districts and families. Since districts were provided this information at the same time as families, we ask for your patience as staff review the detailed guidance to guide recommendations and district transition back to school. We understand the urgency for communication to all stakeholders, but we need to remain diligent and thoughtful for the safety and well-being of all students and staff. Thanks for your understanding. We will continue to provide additional information as we move towards the 2020-2021 school year.

Posted 6/25/20

Ameren Illinois is expanding the Economic Hardship Recovery Program for families facing financial hardships. Please click here to visit Ameren’s website to learn more about the program and explore payment options. Here is a related St. Louis American article announcing the expansion.


Key provisions woven into the Ameren Illinois COVID-19 Hardship Recovery program include:


External Funding

LIHEAP – energy assistance from the State of Illinois for households with incomes at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. Details at HelpIllinoisFamilies.comThis link contains additional resources (e.g. rental assistance, food, temporary shelter, employment, etc.)


Warm Neighbors Cool Friends – customers not eligible for LIHEAP may qualify for a grant from this non-profit organization. Eligibility is based on household size and 30-days household income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level. Find an agency at


Ameren Illinois' Fresh Start Program

Bill Payment Assistance – Ameren Illinois will allocate up to $8 million to help qualified residential customers to pay down an existing account balance. Award amounts will be determined by income, household size, and amount owed, with a maximum of $700 applied to a customer's account. Program will be available in July.


Extended Payment Agreements – Customers who still have a balance remaining after all applicable energy assistance has been applied can establish an extended payment schedule. Repayment terms may be extended up to 24 months. Call 800.755.5000 for details.

Posted 6/23/20

Mobile Market - June 22, 2020

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church

4264 Piggott Ave. 

Centreville, IL 62207

Posted 6/18/20