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Welcome to Dongola Unit School District #66

One of our primary goals is for our district to be a community of learners and leaders. Our students will realize a sense of belonging and pride while growing intellectually, emotionally, and socially. We focus on the continual improvement of our district and on strong, effective communication among all stakeholders (students, teachers, families, friends, and community members). Efficient partnerships among all stakeholders is one of our highest priorities.

Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.  Thank you for visiting our website!

Parent/Guardian Survey Update

DUSD#66 would like your input on this short survey. The Transition Team is meeting regularly to discuss the best way to educate our students moving forward.

Parent/Guardian Survey

Hybrid/Remote Learning

Click the image below to download and save a PDF copy of our current Hybrid/Remote Learning plan. The document outlines the schedule for both A- and B-group students with regard to onsite and remote learning days, information regarding teacher availability, our grading policy going forward, and other important information regarding the current school year.

If you have any questions, contact us!

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Return-to-School Plan in response to COVID-19

The document below outlines our return-to-school plan for the 2020–2021 school year. Please download the document (PDF download) and retain a copy for reference as it contains guidelines for safety, information on our cleaning and disinfection protocols, preventative measures, and self-screening tests to help you decide whether it’s safe for you or your students to come into the school.


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Health & Wellness Community Information

Parents & Guardians of students, students and community members:

Please review the document below as it contains information about our health and wellness policies as we navigate the educational challenges of the upcoming school year. We look forward to working with you again!


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News & Updates

Blog- C&I Information

Next week, we will begin the IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) test. Tuesday, May 11th, Wednesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 13th will be testing days for 6th-8th grades. 3rd-5th grades will administer the IAR on Wednesday May 12th-Friday, May 14th. Also, they will take the test on Wednesday, May 19th and Thursday, May 20th.

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Seniors- Please be mindful of the scholarships that are still available, the deadlines, the documents needed and to ask questions regarding your future once you leave Dongola Unit School District #66. May 14th is coming very quickly, so solidifying your plans for college/career is essential. As Ferris Bueller once said “life moves pretty fast. If […]

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We will be having our PSAT/SAT Assessments on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. 11th grade will take the SAT. This is a mandatory assessment students are to take before graduation. The scores from this assessment can be given to potential colleges of interest, scholarships given and allows the school to gain data information on how to […]

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What a great week! We are so happy to see our students 4 days a week now. I know they are tired, our staff is tired, but we are overjoyed to see fuller classrooms. I am adding information on how attendance will be taken for our Remote Only Learners- these are students who are not […]

Paige Maginel, Superintendent

A message from Dr. Maginel

Good Afternoon, At our board meeting last night, we discussed, at length, the increase of student attendance days. The current schedule and plan will remain in effect until Christmas. At this time, the plan of our District is to return to school four days per week after Christmas break, assuming the pandemic does not get […]