#1 Braves Lane | Cantrall IL, 62625 | Phone: 217.487.7312 | Fax: 217.487.7187

Cantrall Elementary School News

  • Important News...Chromebook Loan Info, Updated Lunch Plan & Home Learning Information for CES Students and Families

    Athens Families:

    March 31st Update:

    ***Please Read the attached newsletter (Newsletter 27)  below in regards to continued home learning and 3rd quarter report cards. Also attached is information from our District office in regards to chromebook rental/loan during our Remote Learning days. 

    "On March 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker issued a “Stay at Home Order” through at least April 7, 2020.  Unfortunately, we anticipate that this will be further extended.  During this time, we will continue to provide learning activities to our students.  Illinois State Board of Education has stated to Districts that schools may allow student work to count during the closure ONLY to increase a student’s academic standing.  Therefore, any student work completed will be used to raise a student’s grade.  If you have any questions regarding specifics, please contact your child’s teacher or principal. 

    In regards to food service, during the “Stay at Home Order”, lunch service will continue to be provided for all children age 18 or younger.  However, we do have a change in procedure.  Pick up location will only be at the Athens High School parking lot.  In addition, lunches will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  On Monday, each child will receive two lunches, on Wednesday each child will receive two lunches and on Friday each child will receive one lunch.  This should help reduce exposure for everyone.  Lunch pick up time will remain from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  If you have any questions, please email Lisa Long at llong@athens-213.org."

    Per Illinois State Board of Education, “All children age 18 or younger may receive a free meal during school closure.”    If you have not received a call from the school already, and you are interested in participating, please contact the District Office at (217) 636-8761 or email Lisa Long at LLONG@ATHENS-213.ORG.   Please specify number of lunches needed and which of the four locations desired for pickup. 

     Locations include:

    1.       Athens High School parking lot

     Pick up time at all locations is 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  


    CES will be sending out further information and instructions on 3/16 through Skyward Messenger.

     Classroom teachers will also be sending out information to students early in the week.

    Please Click on the attachment below for further information in regards to home learning activities for CES students. 

    Also, below is an attachment from our Local ROE in regards to a COVID-19 update & the recent Career Day Fair held at LLCC for our AHS sophomores. 


    Posted Mar 31, 2020, 7:39 AM by Eric Szoke
  • Lunch Menus
    CES Lunch Menus are linked below.

    Posted Aug 8, 2019, 9:21 AM by Eric Szoke
  • Upcoming Dates & Class Lists

    Upcoming dates:

    March 9                                              CES Spring Picture Day

    March 13                                         SIP Day – 11:15 Dismissal

    March 17                               PTO Meeting – 6:15 PM in CIS Library

    March 19+20                              PreK Screening (by appointment)

    March 20                                                End of 3rd Quarter

    March 27                                   3rd Quarter Report Cards go home

    Posted Feb 27, 2020, 8:04 AM by Eric Szoke
  • CES Newsletters

    Posted Nov 7, 2019, 7:26 AM by Eric Szoke
  • Stars of the Week

    For the month of March, CES is focusing on the traits of Trustworthiness.  Our stars for the week of March 2-6 are:  Kindergarten:  Lily Hill, Ryan Sage-Zerbst, Connor Newton.  1st Grade:  Cayin Ward, Miles Lefferts, Kinzley Riggs.  2nd Grade:  Jaxton Hillyer, Ava Underwood, Cedelia Edmond, Jack Comerio.  3rd Grade:  Ryder Savage, Grace Ferguson, and Lilly Bryant.  Congratulations stars!

    Our stars for the week of February 24-28 are:  Kindergarten:  Cooper Mester, Kylie Jamrock, Harold Bryant.  1st Grade:  Elizabeth Withers, Nathan Britz, Kinzley Riggs.  2nd Grade:  Gavin Duncan, Carter Roberts, Kelton Walter, Emmy Olson.  3rd Grade:  Marvin Walker, Lucas Bushong, and Hunter Monts.  Congratulations stars!


    Posted Mar 4, 2020, 6:55 AM by Eric Szoke
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Important Info

School Hours: (8:10 AM -2:48 PM)

Students may be dropped off as early as 7:50 AM.  School officially begins/students are considered late at 8:10 AM.  Pickups are dismissed at 2:45 PM.  Bus Riders are dismissed at 2:48 PM.

Drop-off and Pick-up concerns

If you arrive at school early, please do not park along the sidewalk and wait until 7:50. Please park in a parking spot and wait until it is time for your child to enter the school.  Unfortunately, we have run into a long line of cars that have stretched out of the parking lot and into the road on more than one occasion.  This makes it very difficult for those pulling into the lot for reasons other than dropping off a student.

When picking your child up after school, please park in a parking spot as well.  Some parents have parked along the sidewalk and ran into the cafeteria to pick up their child.  This creates too much congestion for everyone at dismissal times.  Thank you for your cooperation as we try to ensure safety for all of the students at CES.

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