March 27th, 2020

    CCS Nation,
    We are in day 9 of our quarantine and I wanted to give all of you an update on how everything is going from my end. Please share this information with everybody and anybody that you think could use these updates.
    • For starters I want to send out a HUGE thank you to the Central City parents on behalf of myself and my staff. The Central City parents have really been incredible during this time. Everyone has been very patient and understanding and the level of communication and cooperation between the parents and the teaching staff has been amazing. Everyone has come together in order to make it easier to get through this difficult time. It really has been an amazing experience considering the circumstances.
    • I also want to give a BIG thank you to my entire Central City staff. As their “Boss”, I could not be any more pleased with their performance and professionalism than I am at this time. The teachers have been working extremely hard with trying to get lessons prepared both for the on-line lessons and for paper and pencil packets. They have really had to take in a lot of information and really change the way they are doing certain things. I have not had a single complaint from any staff member. Their enthusiasm and positive attitude have absolutely confirmed everything I believed about this group of people. They are truly amazing. They are working with each other and they are sharing ideas and helping each other out each and every day. I can also tell you that they genuinely miss all of the kids.
    • All of us have to give a big round of applause to Mrs. Kristi Garnier and Ms. Angie Allen in the kitchen. They are sending out about 265 meals every day 5 days a week which is about 2,385 lunches and breakfast to this point…...INCREDIBLE!!! They do this every morning with a smile on their faces and with 100% dedication to our community. Remember, they are not only serving our kids, but they're all so serving needy community members as well.
    • Another BIG thank you also goes out to our Paraprofessionals (Aides) and our Bus Drivers and Custodians. They are here every day helping to pack up the meals and the milks and then they ride along on the buses to hand them out all throughout our school district and our community. The team work has been incredible and everybody has done it with a smile in their heart. I absolutely could not be prouder of the Central City staff.
    • As for some other updates, I do want to apologize to everyone for the 7 AM attendance calls over the past few days. There was a glitch in our One Call system but I do believe that we have that worked out starting this coming Monday.
    • Everybody has been wonderful about checking and replying to the attendance messages. And, for those that have missed the calls, everyone has been wonderful about either calling the school or emailing me to let me know that their children are in attendance. Please keep up the good work on the attendance.
    • Right now, the Governor is telling us that the schools will remain closed through April 8th. Since our Spring Break goes from April 9th to the 13th, that means that Central City School’s earliest possible restart date would be Tuesday, April 14th. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that by that point we are able to come back to school and get our lives back to normal.
    • We also want to remind parents that the learning packets and lunches can be picked up on Mondays through Fridays in the gymnasium starting at 10 AM in the morning and running through 1 PM in the afternoon. If you need to make other pick up arrangements for meals or homework, please contact Mr. Branon at branon@ccs133.com or text 978-6870.
    • Also, please do not drop homework packets off at the school. We are cleaning the building inside and out so we are trying to keep as many people out of the school building as we can. With this in mind, we will just collect the homework packets when the kids come back to school. Please make sure that the kids keep track of all their homework and all their packets.
    • I hope everyone saw my post about the FREE Library E-Cards through the Centralia Regional Library. Here is the link that you can use to sign up for a FREE Library E-Card. http://www.centralialibrary.org/2020/03/e-card-registration/ The E-Card will allow a person to access a large library of FREE electronic or digital books that the kids can read on a handheld device, table, laptop, Chromebook, PS$, X-box or desktop computer….as long is the device has an internet connection. The Library is waving the normal E-Card fees during this time so that the kids can still enjoy reading some books while they are at home. Hang in there Citian Nation, hopefully this will be over in a few weeks and we can get back to business.
    • I have had several parents ask me about the 3rd quarter report cards. As you are aware, all of the kids were sent home after school on Monday, March 16th. As you are also aware, the 3rd quarter ended on Friday, March 20th. The stay at home notice from the Governor came very abruptly and the teachers collected what grades they could for that week. We factored in those last few assignments along with the eight weeks’ worth of grades that we already had for the 3rd quarter. We will work on getting 3rd quarter report cards out to all of you as soon as we can.
    • Finally, please continue to monitor your child's work at home. If you as the parent have internet connectivity, please contact and correspond with your child’s teacher by email, text, Class Dojo, or any other electronic means in order to make sure that your child is doing what they need to do. If your child is doing paper and pencil work, please look at their learning packets and make sure that they're keeping up with that work as well.


    Thank you Citian Nation for coming together during this time. I am truly proud to be a Citian! Be safe, take care of one another and we will see you soon.
    Mr. Branon

    Click on this link to download the Consent Form

    Vision Consent Form 2020

    Lions Vision Screening 2020  

    2019-20 School Supply Lists


    2 - Boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons

    1 - Pair Fiskars Scissors

    1 - Pink Eraser

    1 - School Box

    12 - Sharpened No. 2 Pencils

    1 - Individual Pencil Sharpener

    2 - Bottles School Glue

    8 - Glue Sticks

    1 - Roll of Paper Towels

    1 - Large Box of Tissues

    1 - Coloring Book

    2 - Boxes of Washable Markers

    2 - Boxes of Wet Wipes

    1 - Box Quart Storage Bags (Slider Seal) (Boys)

    1 - Box Gallon Storage Bags (Slider Seal) (Girls)

    1 - 4 Pack of Play-doh

    1 - Drawing Tablet 9x12 (No Lines)

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    1 - Large Book Bag (No Wheels)

    1 - Oversize T-Shirt for Painting

    GRADE 1:

    1 - Pair of Fiskar Scissors (Pointed)

    1 - Inch/Metric Ruler

    1 - Pkg. Erasers

    2 - Pkgs. No. 2 Pencils

    1 - Set Colored Pencils

    1 - Individual Pencil Sharpener

    1 - Small School Box

    2 - Boxes of 24 Crayons

    2 - Highlighters

    1 - Bottle of School Glue

    6 - 4 oz. Glue Sticks

    2 - Sturdy Pocket Folders

    2 - Boxes of Tissues

    1 - Box Quart Ziploc Bags

    1 - Box Gallan Ziploc Bags

    2 - Rolls of Paper Towels

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    2 - Containers Disinfecting Wipes

    GRADE 2:

    4 - No. 2 Pencils

    1 - Individual Pencil Sharpener (Not Electric)

    1 - School Glue

    1 - Pocket Folder

    1 - Wide Ruled Notebook Paper

    1 - Inch/Metric Ruler

    1 - Pencil Box

    2 - Erasers

    1 - Book Bag – No Wheels

    1 - Box Crayola Crayons (16 or 24)

    1 - Pair of Scissors

    2 - Large Box of Tissues

    1 - Container Disinfecting Wipes

    1 - Roll of Paper Towels

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    1 - Box Quart or Snack Size Bags

    GRADE 3:

    2 - Pkg. No. 2 Pencils

    2 - Erasers

    1 - Box of Crayons (16 or 24)

    3 - Glue Sticks

    1 - Pencil Bag

    3 - Compostion Books

    1 - Pair of Scissors

    1 - Inch/Metric Ruler

    2 - Wide Rule Notebook Paper

    1 - Box of Colored Pencils

    1 - Box of Washable Markers

    3 - Large Box of Tissues

    1 - Roll of Paper Towels (Girls)

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    1 - Container Disinfecting Wipes

    1 - Box Quart Storage Bags (Boys)

    GRADE 4:

    3 - Pkg. of No. 2 Pencils

    1 - Pkg. Dry Erase Markers

    1 - Pkg. Colored Pencils

    1 - Eraser

    1 - Box of Crayons

    1 - 1 to 1 1/2 Inch Binder

    1 - 70 Page Spiral Notebook

    1 - Pair of Scissors

    2 - Clear Glue Sticks

    2 - Pkgs. of Wide Ruled Paper

    3 - Large Boxes of Tissue

    2 - Rolls of Paper Towels

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    2 - Containers Disinfecting Wipes

    1 - Box Gallon Size Bags (Boys)

    1 - Box Quart Size Bags ( Girls)

    GRADE 5:

    1 - Pair Scissors

    1 - Individual Pencil Sharpener w/Lid

    1 - Box of 24 Crayons

    2 - Clear Glue Stick

    1 - Bottle White School Glue

    1 - Wood or Plastic Inch/Metric Ruler

    3 - Pkgs. No. 2 Pencils

    1 - Pkg. Red Ink Pens

    1 - Box Colored Pencils

    2 - Pkgs. Wide Ruled Paper

    1 - Pencil Box or Zipper Bag

    2 - Boxes of Tissues

    1 - Box of Washable Markers

    1 - Pink Eraser

    2 - Yellow Highlighters

    1 - Black Sharpie

    2 - Pocket Folders

    2 - Containers Disinfecting Wipes

    2 - Rolls of Paper Towels

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    GRADES 6, 7 and 8:

    1 - Eraser

    1 - Set of Colored Pencils

    3 - Pkgs. of No. 2 Pencils

    NO Ink Pens

    6 - Pocket Folders w/Fasteners

    1 - Bold YELLOW Highlighter

    2 - Pkgs. of Wide Ruled/Loose Leaf Paper

    1 - Pair of Scissors

    1 - Clear Glue Stick

    1 - School Box (Optional)

    2 - Large Boxes of Tissues

    1 - Roll of Paper Towels

    2 - Containers of Disinfecting Wipes

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    1 - Scientific Calculator

    Kdgt. - 4th Cross-Cat CLASS

    2 - Box of Crayons

    2 - Glue Sticks

    1 - Sketch Pad

    1 - Pair of Scissors

    1 - School Box

    1 - Bottle School Glue

    2 - Rolls Paper Towels

    1 - Container Disinfecting Wipes

    1 - Container Baby Wipes

    2 - Boxes of Tissues

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    1 - Book Bag (No Wheels)

    5th-8th Cross-Cat CLASS

    2 - Pkg. No. 2 Pencils

    1 - Box Crayons

    1 - Set of Colored Pencils

    2 - Boxes of Tissues

    1 - Ream of Copy Paper

    2 - Container Disinfecting Wipes

    2 - Rolls of Paper Towels

    3 - 1 Subject Notebooks

    2 - Pkg. Wide ruled Paper

    3 - Folders

    2 - Highlighters

    1 - Pencil Sharpener

    1 - Pkg. Index Cards

    1 - Pkg. Large Pink Erasers

    2 - Glue Sticks 



    2nd Grade & 5th Grade

    Swim Lessons

    Swim Lessons

    2nd Grade

    (12:30 PM) - 2nd Grade Central City A - April 1, 3, 6, 15, 17, 20, 27

    (1:15 PM) - 2nd Grade Central City B - April 1, 3, 6, 15, 17, 20, 27

    5th Grade

    12:30 PM

    5th Grade - February 4, 6, 11, 13, 20, 22, 25, 27

    Underline and Bold will be Pool Dates



    (If you are Homeless or think you might be Homeless, please click on the following link for assistance.


    For all Parents/Guardians

    (Please read the entire page)

    What you will need to have with you at registration in order to establish residency within the Central City School District.

    YOU MUST submit at least 1 - Document from Category I and 1 - Document from Category II.

    Category I

    (1 Document is needed for establishing LEGAL RESIDENCEY within the district)

    • Most recent Property Tax Bill  
    • Mortgage Papers (homeowners)  
    • Deed  
    • Rental Agreement (Including last 2-months rent receipts)  
    • Signed & Dated Lease & proof of last 2-months payments if lease is not at its inception. (Cancelled check or receipts required)  
    • Housing Letter (Military Personnel)  
    • Renters or Trailer Park Residents - Letter from manager & proof of last 2-month's payments (cancelled check or receipts required)  
    • An agreement of sale for a residential property located within the District, signed by the seller & parent/custodian as buyer, which recites a closing date prior to the 1st day of attendance (New residents).  
    • Notarized affidavit of residency from resident owner of property within the District where the parent/custodian of the child is living with the owner AT NO COST (those living with relative or others)

    Category II

    (1 Document is needed for VERIFICATION of your LEGAL RESIDENCEY within the district)

    • Current & Valid Driver's Liscence with current address located within the district
    • Current vehicle registration with current address located within the district
    • Current Public Aid Card with current address located within the district
    • Current Library Card with current address located within the district
    • Current Voter Registration Card with current address located within the district
    • Most recent gas, electric, water, cable, Internet or Credit Card Bill with current address located within the district
    • Current homeowners/renters insurance policy and premium payment reciept with current address located within the district

    Important Medical Information for Registration 

    Click on the Subject below for State Requirements

    NOTE:  Health/Physical Exams are diffrent that Athletic Phyisicals

    • Health Exams - Grades K, 6th & 9th Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of exam
    • Eye Exams - Kindergarten or 1st day of enrollment in an Illinois Public School.
    • Dental Exam - Grades K, 2nd & 6th
    • Birth Certficates - All children must have a valid birth certificate on file in the office.  The Birth Certificate should have a raised or stamped seal from the county or localaity where it was registered.

    Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Printable Forms

    Click here to Download the Free Adobe

    Additional Information

    • Registation Fee - $30.00
    • Locks - $5.00


  • Parent Internet Safety Tips

         The Internet is a great tool and serves many purposes, but with the Internet there are many flaws with safety and protecting your loved ones.

         Internet safety is a rising concern with social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and chat rooms. It is very important to take precautions, because one never knows who is on the other end of the computer your son or daughter maybe talking to. Pedophiles and drug dealers are just a couple types of people that are constantly on the Internet searching for children to lure in as their next victim.

         As a parent, it is best to take as many precautions as possible to protect your children when dealing with the Internet. Monitor the websites your child is visiting along with their profiles if they have an account with Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Do you know what information he/she has listed about him or herself? Does it list where they live? CHECK. Children have a mindset that they are invisible and nothing will happen to them.

         Remember anyone can see the information and pictures, unless the profile is set to private. Make sure there is NO personal information listed including: the school they attend, hometown, age and so forth.  As for pictures, make sure pictures don't have license plates, name of schools, town name, or team mascots. If any of the information is listed it makes it that much easier to figure out where the child is located. Remember pedophiles, employers, and schools are constantly checking the Internet.

         Suggestions on Internet safety would be to set the parental settings on the computer, monitor the child's activity, put the computer in an open area and not in the bedroom, check on the child frequently, setup an antivirus and spam blacker. As a parent, you could have the child ask you to approve any popup that may occur, because computers and repairs are often expensive.

         Check their profile account on Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, Twitter, etc while they are logged in, check what information they have listed about themselves, look at his/her pictures, check his/her friends' profiles and pictures, and what is in the background of those pictures (license plates, school name, etc). The Internet is also an easy way to obtain drugs too.

         Look to see if you recognize their friends, if you don't recognize their friends ask how they know them, look at the messages being sent and received to see if they are appropriate. When they are not logged in, try to see if you can find their profile. You can do this by using GoogIe.com or Facebook.com under search. If you can locate their profile, click their profile to see if you can view the profile and pictures posted. If you can view their profile and pictures, they need to change their PROFILE setting AND PICTURE setting to private. Remember you paid for the computer and for the electricity.

         By taking simple steps it can help protect not only you and your family's privacy and safety, but also protect your computer. A few things to consider are: keep your passwords private, protect your personal information, beware of scams, don't trade pictures with people you don't know, don't respond to messages that make you uncomfortable, don't get together with someone you've met on the Internet, and be a responsible Internet user. Use the Internet wisely and always remember to protect yourself.

         Listed below are some Internet resources you may find useful in helping protect your child from harmful material on the Internet. They are as follows: