News is out from the IHSA. Read their plan via the link below. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/823468/Return_to_Activities_1.0_from_7.29_Board_Meeting__1_.pdf
In-person registration scheduled for Thursday August 6th, 2020 has been cancelled. If you need assistance with online registration please contact the building secretary. To pay your fees, either drop the payment in the box provided at the main office doors in each building or mail the payment to one of the buildings (see the addresses below). Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Monroe Elementary, 301 E Monroe, Casey, IL 62420, 217-932-2178: Jr-Sr High School, 306 E Edgar, Casey, IL 62420, 217-932-2175
Our return to school plan is still in draft mode but we are ready to share the details. It's expected that if changes are made, they will be minor. Please have a look. The link is below. If it doesn't work, you can locate this document on our web page under "menu" then "COVID-19 information". https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/816505/COVID19_back_to_school_plan_with_school_plans_7.27.20.pdf
BREAKING: Per IESA, all junior high fall sports have been cancelled. There is no indication suggesting that these contests will be made up in the Spring. Decisions will be made regarding winter sports in the weeks ahead.
BACK TO SCHOOL DETAILS Our back to school plan is not yet complete but we want to share a few details while we are finishing things up to give you time to weigh your choices. The first day of school for students has been pushed back to Aug. 21. Please keep in mind this plan is still tentative. You will likely have two options for learning this year. 1. All remote learning. 2. Face to face learning. State guidelines will require face coverings in all Illinois schools. PK-6 will be in school every day with a 1:45 dismissal. The after school program will be available. For 7-12 students, we will be running a schedule that is half in person and half remote. Students will typically come 2 days one week and 3 the next. They will be dismissed at 1:55 on days they come to the building. The days they are not in the building will be remote learning days for them. The schedule and class lists are still being developed but will be published as soon as they are completed. Many more details will come out in the days ahead as we finalize plans and as state guidance is updated. Your patience is very appreciated, but we know you will have questions. Online registration is scheduled to begin tomorrow and will be open for a couple weeks. We will need to know your intentions so we can plan accordingly. Thank you!
How about some good news? All school activities may resume starting tomorrow (Wed., July 22). The state's guidelines will still apply.
A letter from Sarah Bush regarding doctor notes.
From the Superintendent of Schools: Here is an update for you in regard to the 2020-2021 school year. The district's planning commission for the return to school met again last night. The plan is still incomplete at this time but I assure you that every member of the commission has the best interest of our students at heart and we should take pride in this as a community. We have enough ideas considered to begin authoring the plan but there is no date set for completion as of yet. We hope this will be soon but it cannot be stressed enough that your patience and cooperation continue to be at the forefront as this is an extremely difficult situation to navigate for all that are involved. We have heard opinions from many people and feel that the community is well represented with those thoughts. We thank you for your continued support, prayer, and positivity during this unfortunate time. Our plans will be accomodating and supportive of the diverse needs of our familes. We still have some details to finalize but we will release the plan when it is completed and approved.
RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN Here is the latest on what is going on in the district. By now, you are probably aware that we have cancelled any face to face contact with our students/athletes until further notice as advised by the Clark County Health Department. For our driver education classes, we will either be resuming when our health department feels it is safe to do so or we will look at finding an online option to complete the classroom portion of the class. More information will be dispersed when we have updates on the situation. As for plans this fall, a back to school commission was formed and met this week. Members of the team include board members - Casey Overbeck and Tracy Gelb, school administrators - Jim Sullivan, Linda Campbell, Kacie Rhoads, Chris Seaton, and Jon Julius, nurses -Amanda Mumford and Megan Parcel, teachers - Cheryl Johnson, Jennifer Harris, Kim Evans and Betsy Collins, community members - Jason Garver, Laura Livingston, Adam Shoaff, and Missy Davidson. This commission has been charged with making recommendations to the board of education on policies that will be implemented for our return to school this fall. Commission members have come up with questions for a survey that was sent to parents yesterday via email through the district's software program. Everyone with an email address in the system should have access to the survey which is requesting their opinions. If you are a parent, please complete this survey by Monday. Only one survey per household is requested. Information will be used from this data to make quality and informed decisions. Please note that everyone has a different opinion and it will be an extremely difficult task to implement policies that represent the opinions of all stakeholders. The state restrictions will make our local opinions and feelings go unheard on many fronts and further increase the difficulty in implementing sound, locally- supported policies. Due to liability and insurance ramifications, the guidance must be followed in order to protect the district. This current guidance can be found at https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Part-3-Transition-Planning-Phase-4.pdf. Please note that parts of this guidance have already been modified and there is speculation that it will change again before school begins, which makes planning quite tedious. In short, please know that we are doing everything we can to provide a quality education for our students with the cards we are being dealt. This challenge is tremendous and your continued support, patience, and understanding is ever so appreciated! Please continue to check our Facebook page or website for additional information that will be published in the upcoming days as we have it.
Per Clark County Health Department recommendation, all athletics and driver education courses are cancelled until further notice. We will continually be assessing this situation and giving updates as changes arise.
Congrats Class of 2020! Attached is the recording of this year's CWHS Graduation Ceremony. Graduating Seniors can pick up a copy of the ceremony at the high school main office. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOFzF0m1xB4
Monroe's After School Care Program (ASC) will be offered again this coming 2020-2021 school year! Any student in kindergarten through sixth grade may attend. The cost is $5 per child, per day. Program hours are 3:00 pm-5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. This program will operate on full school days only. It will not operate on early dismissal days or when school is cancelled due to weather. As you work through your plans for day care for the upcoming school year, please consider this option as well. Any questions, please ask! You may reach me at Monroe, 217.932.2178 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Kacie Rhoads at email@example.com.
Casey Westfield parents: Your child's report card is now available to view through your parent portal in Teacherease. Log into Teacherease Open Parent Portal Under the Academics tab -choose Report Card Click on view. Thank you and we wish all a happy and safe summer!
Friday May 29: Lunch today : Ham & Cheese Sandwich both in town and on buses. Monroe location.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Lunch today is BBQ Rib on Bun both in town and on the bus. Monroe is serving today.
Casey-Westfield Jr./Sr. High School is officially moving the Junior Prom back to July 11th. As this date approaches, updates will be available on the Casey-Westfield Website and District Facebook Page. This date is tentative and dependent on approval from Local and State agencies. #warriorstrong
Wednesday May 27: Lunch today Corn Dog for in town and buses. Pick up is at Monroe.
Monroe Parents: If you were unable to make the scheduled days for our final collection and distribution, please feel free to come to Monroe beginning today and return paper packets and Chromebooks as well as collect your child's personal belongings. Please use the main office door. Today, Friday, May 22, 2020 the office is open 8:00 - 1:00. Beginning Tues., May 26, 2020 office hours are 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Monroe parents: We are still at Monroe to collect final paper packets and chromebooks. We will be here until 6pm today, Thurs. May 21. Come on by
REMINDER: Today begins our final collection and distribution for the school year here at Monroe. Please see the following for dates and times. Monroe Parents: We have one final collection and distribution planned. Since we will be collecting any work your student currently has and distributing all student belongings left in the classrooms due to the closure, this distribution will take several days to accomplish. We will be collecting all student Chromebook at this time as well, Monroe parents will complete this process alphabetically by the custodial parent’s last name. The schedule is as follows for the gym lobby location: Tues. May 19 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Custodial parents with last name starting with A, B, C, D 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Custodial parents with last name starting with E, F, G, H Wed. May 20 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Custodial parents with last name starting with I, J, K , L 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Custodial parents with last name starting with M, N, O, P Thurs. May 21 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Custodial parents with last name starting with Q, R, S, T, U 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Custodial parents with last name starting with V. W, X , Y, Z 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Anyone who was unable to utilize the previously designated times due to conflict Fri. May 22 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - location - Monroe office Anyone who was unable to utilize the previously designated times due to conflict may drop school materials at the office. We will give you your student’s belongings at this time. Collection and distribution location Tue - Thur will occur as it has been, at the gym lobby doors on the North side of Monroe. If you have questions, please contact Monroe office at 217.932.2178 Monday - Friday between 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.