As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher, the bedrock of education. We welcome you to participate in your child’s continued education at Effingham Unit 40. Your partnership will help us instill a love for learning that will last your child’s lifetime. After all, children are our most precious investment.

Parent-Teacher Conferences October 18-19, 2018

Thank you so much for attending parent-teacher conferences. Please complete the online survey to help us plan future conferences. You can access the survey by clicking here. We appreciate your feedback!

Illinois Vision 20/20 Initiative

Education is an investment in our children’s future, our state’s future, and our nation’s future. It is our responsibility as educators to reflect upon the current state of education in Illinois and take action to create an education system that meets the needs of all students.


INOW Parent Portal

Effingham Unit #40 School District has made the INOW Parent Portal available for the current school year.  Please contact the school office for the particulars for gaining access to the INOW Parent Portal.  When you receive your login ID and password you should also be prepared to provide an e-mail address to facilitate future communications and portal password changes.  For more details on how to navigate the INOW Parent Portal use this INOW brochure.

Staff Contact Information

To contact a Unit 40 staff member, use the Find Staff link at the top of the district's web pages.  This link will provide school telephone and email contact information.  

Scholarship Information

The Effingham High School Student Services Department posts scholarship information about applications currently available in the Student Services Office.  This listing is updated regularly and available for viewing online and in high school classrooms.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities for parents to become involved in their child's school take several forms.  Our K-8 buildings have active Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTO) that hold several fundraisers and provide services to our schools.  We also have volunteer opportunities in our schools and district for interested parents.  Please contact your child's school office for further information.


The Board of Education will set the dates for graduation at the March meeting.