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Census - Complete on-line by April 20th!

posted Apr 2, 2020, 12:03 PM by John Pearson

Dear Parents and Community Members, 


If you have not done so already, we would like to encourage you to complete your 2020 Census online at or by phone at 1-844-330-2020.


You must have your Census ID, which was mailed to each household by the U.S. Census Bureau. If you prefer to complete a paper Census, they will be mailed out by mid-April to those who have not yet responded. 


The 2020 Census aims to count every individual in the United States, and that includes children. The data collected impacts many aspects of your community, including programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:


  • Special education, Head Start, after-school programs and classroom technology.
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.


Please complete your 2020 Census and help make sure EAWR continues to receive adequate federal funding that will help our students grow and thrive. 


Remember that if you are filling out the census for your home, you should count everyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020. That includes anyone who is living and sleeping there most of the time — that could include grandchildren, nieces, nephews and the children of friends.


Thank you for your support of our students. 

- John Pearson

Remote Learning Press Release

posted Apr 1, 2020, 2:00 PM by John Pearson

Superintendent's Special Message - Happy April Fools Day!

posted Apr 1, 2020, 8:41 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Apr 2, 2020, 8:02 AM ]

We wish our students and staff well and wish you were back 

Remote Learning to Continue Through April 30th

posted Mar 31, 2020, 1:29 PM by John Pearson

Dear Parents and Community Members:

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but EAWR's commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students.

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at EAWR, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and continue to push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program. 

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. 

It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. Thanks again. 


Dr. John Pearson, EAWR #14 Superintendent

Social Distancing - Do's and Don'ts

posted Mar 19, 2020, 7:12 AM by John Pearson

Luncheon (and Breakfast) is Served! Coronavirus Update ....

posted Mar 16, 2020, 9:44 AM by John Pearson

As you may have heard, EAWR will be operating a meal program during the COVID-19 closure. We will serve breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger in the community during the weekdays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Serving will be by sack lunches with all of the Federal meal guidelines followed. 

Pickup service will be held behind the Main Building Library entrance under the canopy (in case of rain). Cafeteria staff will remain at a safe (6 foot distance). with the sacks displayed on a nearby table. We will remind students to watch their social distancing from our staff and each other.

Also, meals will be served at the East Alton and Wood River-Hartford elementary districts. If a student has difficulty in getting to the high school, they may pick up a meal sack, as follows: 

East Alton: Washington Pre-K and Eastwood Elementary/Middle School between 9:00 - 11:00 each day. We have attached a flyer about that below: 

Wood River-Hartford is below:
Lewis and Clark Campus Cafeteria: 8:00am-12:00pm

Hartford Elementary Cafeteria: 8:00am-12:00pm

Round House Parking Lot, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

7th and Lewis, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

West End Park, Wood River (Little Italy): 9:00am-11:00am

6th Street Park, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

EAWR's sack lunches and breakfasts will be as follows: 

Breakfast will include: 1 PopTart, 1 Fruit, 1 Juice and 1 Milk
Luncheon will include: * 1 Sandwich, 1 Bag of Chips, 1 Carrot, 1 Fruit, 1 Juice, 1 Milk

* Students with a nut allergy will be offered a sandwich with either ham or turkey, on those days when a PBJ is the main sandwich item. 

Coronavirus Press Release

posted Mar 12, 2020, 10:20 AM by John Pearson

Please see the Press Release below (issued March 12, 2020)

Coronavirus Hotline

posted Mar 11, 2020, 12:20 PM by John Pearson

Coronavirus Letter to Parents and Students

posted Feb 28, 2020, 2:44 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Feb 28, 2020, 2:46 PM ]

February 28, 2020


RE: Coronavirus Precautions


Dear EAWR Students, Staff and Families,


The health and safety of our students is our top priority, so we want to share with you information that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published for schools throughout the state. 

The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the IDPH recommends schools hold classes and events as usual and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures; no special measures are necessary.


The IDPH also recommends the best way to protect against coronavirus is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general. These include:

·                Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

·                Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

·                Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

·                Staying home when you are sick.

·                Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.

·                Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.


To see the complete recommendations to schools from IDPH, please click here. We will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding coronavirus and will update you as soon as there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools. Thank you for your support in helping to keep our school community healthy.





Dr. John Pearson,

District Superintendent

Press Release: Coronavirus Prevention at EAWR

posted Feb 27, 2020, 2:27 PM by John Pearson

See attached, please ....

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