Weekly COVID Data Counts --> https://5il.co/mh0m
Since Oct 16 six students at MHS have tested positive for COVID and 35 students are on quarantine. MHS will continue with 100% Remote Learning for Oct 26-30. The first quarter ends on Oct 30. No school for students Nov 2-3. In-person learning at MHS resumes on Nov 4.
Monticello Schools shares Emergency Remote Learning Day Plan --> shorturl.at/acsL2. The plan may be implemented on days when weather or an emergency does not allow for school buildings to be open.
We have been informed that three students at Monticello High School have tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing by Dewitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department is on-going. It is apparent that these cases may lead to multiple close contacts resulting in a required quarantine of other students. In an abundance of caution while we are awaiting contact tracing to be completed by Dewitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department, Monticello High School will go to 100% Remote Learning for the week of October 19 - October 23rd. While COVID cases are spiking in the area, please reconsider attending social events where multiple individuals may be congregating in groups without maintaining social distancing or without wearing masks. All safety and cleaning procedures have been followed at Monticello High School in order to minimize risk and the potential spread of COVID-19 to others. Meals: Distribution day for high school students is Tuesday, October 20th outside MHS cafeteria from 11-11:30AM. Parents need to sign-up in advance for lunch/breakfast pickup. Breakfast and lunch for the week will be included in each distribution. The deadline to sign up is 10 AM on Monday, October 19th. https://forms.gle/SrxD52NnCnhyGdCcA Extracurriculars: All out of season extracurricular activities are suspended until further notice. In season extracurricular activities are suspended until contact tracing has been completed at Monticello High School. Information regarding specific activities as well as resuming extracurricular activities will be forthcoming. MHS 100% Remote Learning Schedule: All students, in-person and at home learners, will follow the schedule below. M, T, W, TH: Office hours by appointment - 8:00 - 11:00AM and 2:30 - 3:30PM Monday and Wednesday are A Days A1 11:30 - 12:45 A4 1:00 - 2:15 Tuesday and Thursday are B Days B1 11:30 - 12:45 B3 1:00 - 2:15 Friday: Remote planning for Teachers , Office hours by appointment daily COVID-19 may cause severe symptoms, although many cases are asymptomatic (have no symptoms). Watch your student and yourself for possible symptoms of COVID-19. They occur most often 3-7 days after exposure but may take as long as 14 days to develop. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, diarrhea, muscle aches, loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue, and shortness of breath, among others. COVID-19 is very contagious, starting 3 days before symptoms appear and lasting until most symptoms begin to improve, generally about 10 days. People who have COVID-19 must be isolated in separate rooms with separate dining and bathroom facilities. The virus SARS CoV-2 causes it. Treatment is very limited. Some medications do help persons in the hospital. No vaccine is currently available, although scientists are working to develop one by early 2021. If your child or anyone in your household has or develops symptoms: 1. Contact your regular health care provider to discuss the symptoms. Ask if anyone in the home needs to be evaluated. If your doctor advises testing, be aware that it is best performed at least 3 days after exposure to a person with COVID-19. 2. Until the symptoms resolve, avoid contact with others who have not had COVID-19. Do not attend school, day care, work, parties or other gatherings. If you or anyone else in your household has a weakened immune system or is pregnant, call your doctor. For further questions, please call the Dewitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department at 217.762.7911.
How to wear a mask for students —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdiiYvY5LK4
IDPH Guidance on School Exclusion —> https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-COVID19-Exclusion-Decison-Tree.pdf
Please see this student/parent video with information on our Monticello CUSD #25 In-School Learning Plan, how symptoms and positive COVID tests will be handled as well as lunches and bussing at all of our schools. Go Sages! https://youtu.be/TN1TlKgyE5M
All parents of students requesting to ride a school bus (route or shuttle) must complete our Student Bus Sign-Up Survey -> https://forms.gle/9naE8Uinmx4CDNeU8. Parents/students are going to have to opt in for bus service this year. The survey is due Wednesday, August 19 at Noon.
Reminder to parents to register your students for school - this needs to be done regardless of your choice of the in-school or at-home learning plan - https://www.sages.us/article/266645?org=mcusd25
2020-21 Full School Re-Opening Plan (draft) - In-School OR At-Home Learning Choice for all students - https://5il.co/io40 - parents check your email #GoSages
Parents- please check your email for an important survey on school re-opening plans or click this link —> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monticelloparentoptions
Student School Re-opening Survey - please share (forward message if necessary) and complete survey with your student in grade 4-12 (and graduates) - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monticello_studentschoolsurvey
We are drafting our plan for return to school within the guidelines set by ISBE/IDPH. Please see survey link below to gather information on return to school for the 2020-21 school year. The survey will be open until Noon, Monday, 6/29. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monticello_returntoschool_parent
New Piatt County Emergency Notification System Sign-Up —> https://signup.hyper-reach.com/hyper_reach/sign_up_page_2/?id=97970
Our next distribution day is Monday, May 18. Distribution is at MHS, WH, and CISCO at 12PM and 5PM. This is our last food distribution of the school year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MonticelloFoodMay18
Monticello Schools -- Our next distribution day is Monday, May 11. Please complete the survey on your needs by Thursday evening --> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monticellofoodMay11
Our next food distribution day is Monday, May 4. Distribution is at MHS, WH, and CISCO at 12PM and 5PM. In order to have an approximate number of meal sacks needed at each location please complete this survey --> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MonticelloFood_May4
Week 6 distribution day is Monday, April 27. We are ending up with 30-40 leftover food bags weekly. If you request food bags please remember to pick them up at your requested time in order to avoid food waste. Distribution is at MHS, WH, and CISCO at 12PM and 5PM. Please complete the survey on your needs by Wednesday --> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monticellofoodweek6. Friday, April 24 is a remote learning planning day - teachers are not available.