• Parents/Guardians:

    ASK, the Title I After-School Program, has been very successful so far with an average of 32 students (Grades K-8) attending every Monday and Thursday at 3:30 P.M.  Just so you are aware, one change has occurred because of the large number of students attending – snacks have been moved to the cafeteria from 3:15 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.  In order to continue with this program’s success, though, there are a few reminders that need to be passed along to all involved:

    1)     Students need to bring all work to the cafeteria when the bell rings at 3:15 P.M.  Students are not allowed to return to their classrooms after that 3:15 P.M. bell.

    2)    Students need to bring homework and an A.R. book when they come to the cafeteria at 3:15 P.M.  The A.R. book is for those times when they finish their homework early or when they have no homework at all.  Reading an A.R. book is a high priority activity on any given day.

    3)    Students are expected to behave and follow directions as required on any other school day during regular school hours.  School rules apply to behavior during this after-school program.

          - If misbehavior occurs after at least two verbal warnings by the student’s tutor, then a Behavior Slip will be sent home that day with the student, and one copy will be mailed home.

          - If a student receives a third Behavior Slip, then that student will not be allowed to attend ASK for the remainder of the quarter (the quarter in which the 3rd slip was sent home).

    4)    Parents, please remember that it is the parent’s responsibility to provide reliable transportation home promptly at 4:30 P.M.  Also, a friendly reminder…during the winter months it starts getting dark around 4:30 P.M., so having students walk home is discouraged.

    Again, we are all very pleased with the success of ASK so far, and our tutors are dedicated to providing consistent help to Central City students.  Parents, thank you for your dedication and cooperation.


                                                                                                    Carol Carpenter

                                                                                                    Title I Director

  • ASK schedule

  • - All Central City students are welcome (Kindergarten - 8th Grade)

    - Students - Bring homework and an A.R. book.

    - Healthy snacks will be provided.

    - Participants can attend any days  -  No reservations required.

    - Parents must provide transportation promptly at 4:30 P.M.

    - Pick-up spot is at the front entrance door by the office.

  • School Bus Information


    Central City School uses one (1) bus-route for the morning and afternoon.  Mrs. Cindy Altenbaumer will be the regular driver for both routes.

    There are two (2) buses at our disposal, but we will need to use another driver (most likely Robert Mashburn) to help us with any sporting events or extra-curricular events during the school day.

    Our school buses are equipped with cameras that record both audio and video digital tracks.  These audio and video tracks are only accessible by authorized school personnel, but they may be shared with students, parents or legal guardians when the need arises.  The Superintendent will make the determination on who is allowed to view the tracks and for what purpose.

    If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact the School's Main Office at 532-9521.

    Thank you,

    Tim Branon, Superintendent


    7:15am - Morning Route


    East on Green St.

    South on Zion Hill Rd. Turn around.

    North on Zion Hill Rd.

    West on Mercer Lane. Turn around.

    North on Zion Hill Rd.

    West on Ullman Rd.

    South on Ross Rd.
    West on Joy Lane back to Ross Rd.

    North on Ross Rd. to Green St Rd.

    East on Green St. Rd. to Odin Rd.

    North on Odin Rd.

    West on Community Beach Rd.

    North on Norton Rd.  Turn around.

    West on Community Beach Rd.

    South on old Route 51 to new Route 51.

    South on Route 51 to school.



    Evening Route


    North to old Route 51.

    East on Community Beach Rd.

    North on Norton Rd. Turn around.

    East on Community Beach Rd.

    South on Odin Rd.

    West on Green St. Rd.

    South on Ross Rd.

    West on Joy Lane. Circle around and go straight, to Ullman Rd.

    East on Ullman Rd.

    South on Zion Hill Rd.  Turn around.

    North on Zion Hill Rd.

    West on Green St. Rd.



    • Illinois Common Core Standards
    • RtI Information

    Illinois Common Core Standards

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  • Parents Guide to RtI (Response to Intervention)

    What is RTI?

    Response to Intervention is an education model that promotes early identification of students who may be at risk for learning difficulties. RTI, which may be one component in the process a school uses to determine whether a student has a specific learning disability, often involves tiers of increasingly intense levels of service for students. Most students will thrive in general education classrooms. For those who don't, a second tier will focus additional attention on the academic area in which the child struggles. More tiers may be available for students with greater needs.

    Main points of RTI:

    • Universal screening of academics used to determine level of interventions, if any are needed.
    • Testing will be a minimum of three times per year.
    • Research based instruction will be used in general ed. tier instruction.
    • Multiple tiers will be used with increasing instruction that match individual student's needs.
    • A collaborative approach by school staff for development and implementation of the intervention process will be used.
    • There will be regular monitoring/testing during tier instruction.

    How does RTI work?   

    • Step 1 - Universal Screening is given to entire school population or concern may be noted by teacher of difficulties in classroom.
    • Step 2 - RTI team will meet to discuss testing results or teacher concerns.
    • Step 3 - Additional information is collected about student's progress.
    • Step 4 - An intervention plan is created and implemented.
    • Step 5 - Progress is monitored regularly.
    • Step 6 - After monitoring and assessments, the RTI team will determine if interventions are working or if a new intervention is needed.



    Interventions are divided into three categories or tiers. Specific interventions are aligned with the needs of the individuals within each tier.

    Tier 1 (Green Level) - Interventions are designed for whole class instruction or Core instruction. Benchmarks are given to all students three times per year. 

    Tier 2 (Yellow Level) - Interventions are designed for specific small group instruction that falls below the targeted level. These students have been identified through testing with marked difficulties and have not responded to tier 1 interventions Progress monitoring is done twice a month.

    Tier 3 (Red Level) - These interventions are for those students with intense difficulties that have not responded to tier 2 interventions. Progress monitoring occurs weekly. 

    How will parents be notified if their child is in need of receiving interventions?

    Parents will receive a letter from the school that indicates interventions are needed for educational success. As always, parents will be encouraged to meet with the teachers if questions arise.