Beginning December 5th, students, teachers and parents across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the sixth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

All teachers and 6th through 12th grade students will be responding to this survey. Our district has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

 Remind Messages

Massac County Unit School District #1 is implementing Remind district-wide.  If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication app that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and receive messages on any device.

As part of this rollout, official accounts will be created for each school. All you need to do is follow the steps below to finish setting up your account. 

We're excited for a better way to stay connected with you!

Remind Instructions is the state’s official source for information about public schools across Illinois. 

Health Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year

Illinois Required Vaccinations (Please see your healthcare professional for your specific requirements)
  • Kindergarten
    • Certified Birth Certificate
    • Current Immunization Record & Current Physical
    • Dental & Vision Exams
  • 2nd Grade
    • Current Dental Exam
  • 6th Grade
    • Current Physical & Dental Exam
    • Tdap & Meningoccocal Vaccines
  • Junior High
    • Meningoccocal Vaccine

Text Tip Hot Line - A phone number has been established in order to report possible bullying, pending fights, or any other possible dangerous situation that anyone feels should come to the attention of the Massac Unit #1 Administration.  The messages will go directly to the Superintendent's phone and will be kept confidential.  You can text or leave a voice mail - you don't need to leave your name.  The message will be immediately forwarded to the person most appropriate to deal with the situation.  We are referring to this as the Text Tip Line.  Please pass this information on to others as you see fit.  The Text Tip Line is 862-772-2873.

Bus Information
- Durham School Services is the provider for your child's bus transportation for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you have any questions or concerns about the bus service, please call the bus company at .

Shop Office Depot - If you purchase any items at Office Depot, please mention Franklin School or the School's ID Number 70033403 when you check out.  5% of what you purchase will go to Franklin School so that we can purchase school supplies. 

Save Those Boxtops - Franklin School will continue with the Boxtops 4 Education program during the 2017-18 school year.  So, remember to save those boxtops over the Summer months.  For more information visit their website at  The Franklin P.T.O. will continue to provide prizes to those students and classes that collect the most boxtops. 

Remember, each box top is worth 10 cents, so don't throw those dimes in the trash; instead, throw them in a baggie and send them to school in August.

P.T.O. News - All volunteers who wish to participate in helping with the P.T.O. are providing an important source of support and help to the school.  P.T.O. Officers have been elected for the 2016 - 2017 school year.  They are: Jennifer Larrison, President; Amber Holley, Vice President; Jeremy Holley, Secretary; and Jessica Lewis, Treasurer.

Check this page often for PTO news.

Questions or Concerns
- If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child concerning school, please feel free to contact the school office and/or your child's teacher.  If your question or concern is not answered, please feel free to contact the Principal.  We are all on the same side, and want to do what is in the best interest of your child.