Welcome to the Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District #196 website.  We will work hard to make this site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community. 



The Sesser-Valier Community School District's mission is to provide a superior educational environment so that every child is educated and graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to achieve significant career, educational, civic and personal goals which will generate confident, productive, and responsible citizens.


 Illinois Youth Survey 2015-2016 

Sesser-Valier CUSD #196 is working with the Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois to conduct a survey of Illinois middle and high school students.  The purpose of the Illinois Youth Survey is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to student problems and academic success.

If your child participates, he/she will be asked to complete a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered by a classroom teacher, counselor, or community member who has received training on survey administration.  The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected.  It will last between 45-50 minutes.  If there are any questions your child does not wish to answer, he/she is free to skip these questions.  Students may stop taking the survey at any time they choose.

Students who do not wish to participate in the survey, or stop participating, or whose parents choose to deny permission for participation will be provided with an appropriate, alternative activity while the surveys are being administered.  The staff reminds students of these rights before the survey begins.

For more information, click here for a copy of the Parent Notification Letter.



In the Case of the event of a School Closing
For school closing information, please check one of the following media sources:
Television stations: WSIL TV 3, KFVS Channel 12, or WPSD TV 6. 

Radio Stations: WMIX (94.1), WDDD (107.3), WTAO (105.1), WCIL (101.5), or Z100 

If you call the school (625-5105), after you hear the school’s greeting, press “6” for updated information on school closings.

 To enroll in the district-wide text messaging system click here.