Welcome to Scales Mound Community Unit School District #211

Scales Mound CUSD #211 is a comprehensive school system that services students from preschool (PreK) to twelfth (12) grade.  The District is located in northern Jo Daviess County and is approximately 70 square miles in size.  Students come from the Village of Scales Mound, Apple Canyon Lake, and the Galena Territory.  Scales Mound Schools include a PreK-5 elementary school, 6-8 junior high school, and 9-12 high school all housed in one building located in Scales Mound.
The District has cooperative agreements with the Jo Daviess County Career Technical Academy and Northwest Special Education Cooperative.  The District offers a comprehensive, rich curriculum and numerous co-curricular opportunities.  High school students can enroll in dual credit courses through Highland Community College, advanced placement courses through the school curriculum and the Illinois Virtual School, and career technical courses at the CTE Academy.
The District offers students numerous extracurricular opportunities and participates in cooperative agreements with Benton School District, Wisconsin, for high school football and track and River Ridge CUSD #210 for golf, girls basketball, softball, and baseball.

This is to notify the registered voters of the Scales Mound School District #211 that the following is a list of vacancies for election to the Scales Mound School Board that will appear on the April 6, 2021, Consolidated Election Ballots:

Four (4) Board Members
Each is a 4 year term

Candidates may obtain petition papers from the school office and must file those forms with the County Clerk December 14, 2020 through December 21, 2020. Forms are also available at the County Clerk's Office   330 North Bench Street Galena. 

COVID Update

Good afternoon,
We now have two positive staff members and one pending testing, first grade has now gone to remote, and we four students pending testing.  Based on consultation with the Health Department, we believe it is in our best interest that we go to remote learning district wide the week of October 19, 2020, and return to full in-person learning on October 26, 2020 pending no further outbreak. We will use Monday, October 19, 2020, as a remote learning planning day and instruction will pick up again on Tuesday.
Dr. Caron

COVID Warning
Back to School Plan as of August 5th
Back to School Letter
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Back to School Letter, August 10, 2020.pdf
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Revised Transition Plan - August 5, 2020.pdf
Remote Learning Handbook
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Revised Scales Mound Remote Learning Parent_Student Handbook SY 2021 (October 1, 2020).pdf

Daily Announcements
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11 24 Daily Announcements 2.pdf
Play Practice Schedule
Please click on the link below
Play Practice Schedule.pdf
Yearbook Sales
For the Elementary and Jr. High Book
Elem & JH Book
Please click on the link below
Elem & JH Link
For the High School Book
High School Book
Please click on the link below
High School Book Link
2020-2021 School Calendar
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2020 2021 School Calendar.pdf

Website Disclaimer

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The Regular School Phone number is 815-845-2215
If you need to contact us during school time
when there is a power outage,
or phone issue you may call 1-815-281-2332
The Office email address is

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