Monroe Elementary is continuing to experience issues with our main phone line. Please use 833-888-8101 (toll free) to contact Monroe Elementary. This will be a permanent change, please update Monroe Elementary’s contact information on your phone.
FYI Parents picking up students from the high school after school should park in the Arts Hall parking lot. East Edgar Street in front of the high school and Northeast Fourth Street along side of Arts Hall are reserved for pm bus pickups from 1:30 - 2:15 pm on school attendance days.
Students and parents, We appreciate your patience as we have prepared for the start of this new school year. Since there are many new processes and procedures this year, there are bound to be updates. As things come up we will do our best to communicate these things to you. Here are the first updates I have for you: Purple Group - Students will not have any assignments until they come to the building on Tuesday, but they will need to login for attendance starting today, Friday, August 21st (see below). Late Arrivals & Medical Visits - If you are running late to school and are tardy or arrive late to school due to a medical appointment, you must check in at office first and then Ms. Sweeney will direct you to the correct location for the daily temperature screenings. Purple & Gold Groups - The days you are not in the school building, your e-learning days, you will need to login to Teacher Ease once per day to check-in for attendance. Upon login to Teacher Ease, a screen should popup for you to complete this check-in. All-Remote Learners - You need to login to Teacher Ease once per school day to check-in for attendance starting today, August 21st. Upon login to Teacher Ease, a screen should popup for you to complete this check-in. Remote learners will have lessons/assignments that started today. When you login to TeacherEase you do not need to worry about your schedule, you are just assigned to classes the times do not matter. My advice to you is that you set a time for yourself to work on your school work each day and stick to it to ensure you do not fall behind. All assignments will be due at 11:59pm on the due date. If you have questions, please feel free to email me or call the school.
FYI, Remote Students - will login to TeacherEase once per day for their attendance. Upon login a screen will popup for them to "check-in" Gold and Purple Students - On the days they are not in the building, they will also need to login to Teacher Ease, and "check-in" The students may login to Teacher Ease between 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM each day for attendance. The students DO NOT need a question for daily attendance.
Parents: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are sooooooooo ready to see your kiddos again. Just a reminder of a few things… We are still a nut free building. Students may still bring their own lunch but it needs to be nut free. Arrival: All buses drop on 4th street between the school and park. This road will be reserved for buses only from 7:50 - 8:10. Cars please exit unloading by going north on 4th or east at intersection Students who walk to school need to use the gym lobby doors to enter the building. Temperatures and health screening will be conducted before they can enter the building. Car rider students will be dropped on Monroe along the north side of the building as they have in years past. .Students are to stay in the vehicle until a staff greets them. Temperatures and health will be conducted at each vehicle. When student are ok’d to enter they can exit the car and parents can leave. Due to the all the new procedures, please allow extra time for dropping car riding students off each day. Parents are not allowed in the building for any reason. Staff will assist in taking new and young students to the classroom. Older siblings may also walk younger ones to class. All students will go directly to their classrooms. Dismissal: We will operate as in years past with buses loaded first. When buses leave, cars may pull up. Please avoid gathering in groups around exits to get your children. Kindergarten students will still need to be dismissed directly to a parent or authorized adult.
Kindergarten Parents, Orientation will take place on the north side building that runs along Monroe. Tents will be set up outside in different sections with Mrs. Evans' class being the farthest to the East, Mrs. Robinson's class will be outside the gym lobby area, and Mrs. Sackrider's class will be towards the West closest to the kindergarten parking lot. REMOTE LEARNERS: Please bring your child's Chromebook so we can get you logged into Seesaw and ready for their first day.
If your child(ren) will be attending After School Care (ASC) in August, we must have a completed registration form, calendar and payment tomorrow, August 21. You can find the ASC handbook, registration form and calendar at the following link: https://www.caseywestfield.org/o/monroe/page/after-school-care-program--2
Parent reminder: Chromebook distribution for any student at Monroe, in grades K-6 who have selected Remote Learning, will be on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am at the Monroe gym lobby doors.
STUDENTS! This message is for you. The new superintendent wants to meet you and hear your concerns as we prepare for the start of this unique new school year. Log on using the link below at 2PM this Wednesday and feel free to chat, ask questions, and voice your concerns. Topic: An afternoon with Dr. J. Time: Aug 19, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98990257377?pwd=eXpKeEtWMXRZYTJNUStTVnRLMlJsdz09 Meeting ID: 989 9025 7377 Passcode: 7EbbgX
Monroe Elementary is currently experiencing issues with incoming phone calls. Please call 217-360-8009 if you need to contact Monroe.
Kindergarten Parents, Please sign up for a kindergarten orientation time slot for Friday, August 21st. Please have your child's supplies in hand at orientation. Orientation will be held outside at Monroe Elementary. Orientation groups meeting at 8:30-9:00 and 9:30-10:00 will attend school on Monday, August 24th. They will NOT attend on Tuesday, August 25th. Orientation groups meeting at 10:30-11:00 and 12:30-1:00 will attend school on Tuesday, August 25th. They will NOT attend on Monday, August 24th. Orientation for remote learners will be from 1:00-1:30. Remote learners will begin school work on Tuesday, August 25th. All in house learners will attend on Wednesday, August 26th. Kindergarten Orientation Form was emailed to parents of Kindergarten students via Teacherease and can be found on our website at www.caseywestfield.org Thank you, Kindergarten teachers
Thank you for being patient with us. We are doing things we have never done before. Establishing schedules has been extremely difficult and time consuming. We are still working through some things but most of the scheduling has been done and is available to you. You may not be able to access everything from the app so please go to the website. Monroe students should be able to find out their teacher and jr/sr high students should be able to access the purple and gold schedules as well. T minus 6 days!
Monroe Parents: Chromebook distribution for any student at Monroe, in grades K-6 who have selected Remote Learning, will be on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 8:00 am - 11:00 am at the Monroe gym lobby doors.
Monroe Parents: Chromebook distribution for any student at Monroe, in grades K-6 who have selected Remote Learning, will be on Wednesday from 8:00 am - 11:00 am at the Monroe gym lobby doors.
Schedules have been completed and are being made public at both schools. I just want to explain the jr/sr high school schedule. I understand there are some that think it will be difficult to keep track of and that it may not be ideal for some situations regarding childcare for junior high students. This is a schedule that best suits our students and staff. We feel that having set days of the week that students attend is not going to be beneficial. Since there are 5 days in a week, one of those days would have to be alternated between the purple and gold groups under that plan. The alternating day would likely cause some inconsistency and may not be as productive. Due to lost school time last spring and the time we are losing with daily early dismissals, we cannot afford to lose anymore rigor in our school days. The "two on, two off" schedule will provide more educational consistency, will allow teachers to keep multiple sections of their classes close together and on track, and will eliminate an alternating odd day. If the "2 on 2 off" route isn't going to work well with your family's schedule, you have the option of going to fully remote learning at any time throughout the year. We are also planning to have an after school study hall for students that don't have a place to go after school dismisses for the day. This will especially benefit athletes that are waiting for a game or for practice to start. We aren't sure on the exact time students will be able to stay until but it should be close to 3:15-3:30. More information will come out soon.
Full remote learners are grouped into their own separate team. Scheduling information will be shared with them early next week. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.
An email has been sent to junior high and high school students indicating if they are in Group A (Gold) or Group B (Purple). The email has also been sent to the parent/guardian email that is listed in Teacher Ease. Please be sure to read the email for information regarding grouping and schedules for the upcoming school year.
The board officially approved our back to school plan at last night's board meeting. We are continuing to modify and improve our plans as we approach the first day of school on Aug. 21. Please be aware that the free summer meals program will end on Thurs., Aug. 20 so you will be charged for meals beginning the 21st. We ask all parents to bring their students to school as much as they are able to this year to limit exposure and to help us comply with the 50 person limit on our buses. We are also going to require that parents check temperatures of all students daily and ensure they are under 100.4 F before they are sent to school. We cannot allow anyone with a fever in our classrooms. We have enough face coverings to supply every student with one but that may not be enough. We ask that you supplement clean face coverings for your students daily. We are just 10 days away. Let's get our students prepared by setting them up to succeed and by making the most of this year!
REMINDER: Online registration for returning Casey-Westfield C4 students will be closing on Friday, August 7, 2020. If you have not completed your online registration, please login to the Parent Portal to complete your students registration.
REMINDER: Online registration is open until Friday, August 7, 2020. Please login to the Parent Portal to complete your students registration for the upcoming school year. Thank You!