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Dear Marissa CUSD No. 40 Families and Friends:

Dear Marissa CUSD No. 40 Families and Friends: The safety of our children is our number one priority. This letter is to inform you about a social media threat that several of our students were involved with recently. This morning, the school was made aware of a social media threat. As soon as we were made aware of the threat, we investigated and involved the local authorities. Within a short period of time, with the help of the local police department, we determined that the threat was not credible. However, it was decided that this message be sent to make the community more aware of the situation. All threats to our school are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We appreciate your help as we work together to keep our students safe. Please continue to encourage your children to report suspicious behavior and/or threats to the proper authorities. In this case, the Marissa Police Department will continue the investigation. If you have questions or ideas on how we can continually focus on the safety of our children, please feel free to reach out to me at or 618.295.2393. Respectfully, Vince Hughes, Ed.D. Principal, Marissa Jr. Sr. High School

Chili Supper

Junior Class is putting on a Chili Supper before the basketball game on Feb. 5 vs. Red Bud. Come out and get some chili and watch the game.

District 40 Announcement For Friday, January 11, 2019

District 40 Announcement For Friday, January 11, 2019 Due to the winter weather advisory and prediction of road conditions, Marissa 40 will dismiss on an early-out schedule today -- (11:30 for Elementary and 11:40 for Jr. Sr. High). After school buses will run their regular student drop-off routes. Parents--If you need your child(ren) dropped off at an alternate location, please contact 618.295.2393-Jr. Sr. High and 618.295.2339-Elementary. All students will receive a school lunch today prior to the early dismissal. All District, after school, extracurricular events for today and Saturday have been canceled. Latchkey will not meet after school today.
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On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, staff, and students, I would like to welcome you to Marissa Community Unit School District #40 where we believe that every child has the potential to learn and become a productive citizen. Within the past five years, both faculty/staff and students in both buildings have earned state or national recognition. In 2007 and 2009, Marissa Jr High School was recognized as a Bronze Emblem School by the U.S News and Report and the Elementary earned a Spot Light Award from the Illinois State Board of Education in 2009.
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