Johnston City

Community Unit School District 1

  •  Substitute Custodians

    The Johnston City C.U.S.D. #1 is accepting applications for substitute custodians.  Candidates must pass a criminal background check.  Those interested in applying should complete an application available at the Johnston City C.U.S.D. #1 Unit Office, 200 E. 12th Street, Johnston City, IL 62951.


    Illinois Central Bus

    School Bus Monitors and Drivers Needed

    Illinois Central School Bus is hiring school bus monitors and drivers.  Please click the link above for more information and how to apply.  If you have any questions contact the Illinois Central Bus Garage at 618-800-6402.

    Illinois Central


    Johnston City CUSD #1 Families and Staff,
    As we begin the second semester students will continue to attend Monday through Thursday, with distance learning taking place on Friday. We will continue to follow our current schedule at each school.

    • JCHS -  8:30 - 1:00
    • Washington - 8:25 - 12:55
    • Lincoln - 8:30 - 12:30
    • Jefferson - 8:30 - 12:30

    We will continue to follow our “Return to School” plan’s safety protocols as we bring students back to school 4 days a week. This plan, which was first shared with our community in July, explains how as a district we are addressing the safety protocols within the following areas; health & wellness, instruction, transportation, operations and communications.  A few of those protocols are listed below.  If you would like to review the entire document it can be found our on our website at 

    • Consistent and correct use of masks
    • Social distancing to the largest extent possible
    • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Increased Cleaning and disinfection
    • Cooperate with local health department’s contract tracing

    We continue to offer Latchkey after school until 5:30 Monday through Thursday at Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington.  If you would like to sign your child up for this program please contact their school office. 

    If your child is struggling with academics, homework help is available Monday - Thursday from 5:00-7:00 pm. Contact the school office to schedule an appointment.

    Through a program offered by the USDA we are now able to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students 7 days a week.  In-Person students that order a school meal will receive one Grab & Go lunch Monday-Wednesday. On Thursday In-Person students that order a school meal will receive 4 lunches and 3 breakfasts. Students that are utilizing the Remote Learning option can pick up weekly meals each Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00 am.  You  must call to pre-order your meals by Monday at 4:00 pm. K-8 students may pick up at Jefferson, Washington or Lincoln.  High School students must pick up meals at the high school. Meals will be picked up at the cafeteria doors.  

    Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you for your continued support of our students and schools!

     Return to School Plan

    Student COVID-19 Symptoms/Exclusions

    The following are IDPH’s COVID-19 Symptoms/Exclusions criteria.  (Do not send your student to school if he/she has any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition.)

    • Fever or chills
    • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
    • Recent loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion
    • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

    Do not send your student to school if he/she has had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

    Do not send your student to school if he/she has traveled to an area designated as Travel Warning Level 3 by the CDC within the past 14 days.


    Please click on the link below for the 2020-2021 School Calendar.
    District Calendar


Our Mission

  • The mission of Johnston City Community Unit School District  #1 Schools is to prepare global citizens who will be oriented toward value development, directed in career preparations, competent in communication skills, qualified in problem solving, skilled in creative and critical thinking, knowledgeable of technological tools, interdependent in a global multicultural society, and resilient, life long learners.

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