Reminder: Today is a regular dismissal time. There is no school tomorrow, Friday, or Monday for spring break. Enjoy the extended weekend!
HELP WANTED: Monroe Elementary School has the following vacancy beginning April 2021: Elementary Secretary. Applicants must have a High school diploma or general education degree (GED); preference will be given to applicants with school office and/or related experience. Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, problem solve, maintain accurate records, operate computers and serve as confidentiality. Applicants must have the ability to get along with others and demonstrate patience in dealing with children, parents and staff. Hours are 7:45 am - 3:00 pm. Secretary works all student attendance days. The starting pay is $13.00/hour. Interested applicants should send a letter of application on or before Monday, April 5, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org Linda H. Campbell Monroe Elementary 301 E. Monroe Casey, IL 62420 1.833.888.8101
This is a reminder that there is no school tomorrow due to parent teacher conferences and no school Monday due to school improvement planning. Enjoy your 4 day weekend!
Parents - Junior/Senior High and Monroe student report cards are now ready to view on the parent portal in Teacherease. Thank you
Monday is the start of the 4th quarter. We are welcoming back many remote students. Now is a great time to come back to full in-person learning! Much of the staff has been vaccinated and we have had no COVID positives in our schools the past couple weeks. We are rounding the corner! Please call the office if interested.
Casey-Westfield has established an account to assist with medical expenses for Dalton McFarland. Donations can be made to: Casey-Westfield-Dalton McFarland at First Neighbor Bank. Casey, IL.
MONROE PARENTS: REMINDER - YEARBOOK ORDERS ARE DUE BY THIS FRIDAY, 2.26.2021!!! YEARBOOK INFORMATION: Order forms for Monroe Elementary yearbooks went home with students last week. Please return the order form with payment to the Monroe Office. Please make checks payable to Monroe Elementary. Remote learning students/parents wishing to order a yearbook, there will be order forms available, between the main office doors at Monroe, for you to place your order. Please return completed order forms, with payment enclosed, to the basket labeled "yearbooks" at Monroe office between the main doors. Please drop off payment to the office between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on or before February 26, 2021.
School will resume Wednesday. Grades 7-12 are on the “A” schedule tomorrow.
School will not be in session Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to the weather. There is no remote learning, so enjoy the snow day!
Reminder: No school Mon., Feb. 15 due to the President's Day holiday. We have had a lot of sports cancellations lately and we expect more in the future with snowy weather headed our way. Be sure to check our Facebook page often as we are continually giving updates. Enjoy some winter sports by clicking the links we post to stream games live. You can watch from anywhere! Enjoy your weekend.
Dear Parents, Casey-Westfield parents are asked to participate in a survey about your schools and staff. Below you will find a link to our 5 Essentials Survey. This survey provides us with quality feedback that we use to make improvements in curriculum and other essential needs at each building and within the district. We value your opinion and appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ The survey opened Feb. 3, 2021 and will close April 2, 2021. Thank you in advance for taking the time to let us know how we are doing!
Monroe Parents: Spring Picture Day is Friday, 02/19/2021, mark your calendar! ****Only those students who preorder will be photographed. Flyers went home with students yesterday, Tues. 2.10.2021. You can also order online. If your student is a remote learner, please contact Monroe Office at 1.833.888.8101 by 3pm Thursday 2.18.2021 to schedule an appt. Ordering online is easy, visit: inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/56706FF.
Sports Update - We have received state guidance for winter sports and would like to share our procedures with you. As you may have heard, fans are limited to 50 for each contest, must be distanced, and must wear a face covering. Our plan is to print tickets for players to distribute to whomever they wish. There will mostly be home fans as a result, unless players would like to distribute their tickets to the opposing team. This ticket will get you in the doors where you will pay the normal gate entry fee. The amount of tickets each team member will receive depends on how many students are on each roster. We will be clearing the gym to sanitize between games and allowing a new set of fans into the gym for the second contest if applicable. It is possible for fans to receive tickets to more than one contest per day if a player plays on more than one roster. If this is the case, only one gate fee will be charged. There are no restrictions on the age of fans at this time. We plan to have grab and go concessions available at most events, pending available personnel. We are also working on a way to stream or record events so that online viewing is possible. For students involved in band, sideline cheerleading, and dance activities, we are currently looking into ways we can help provide opportunities to showcase students' talents. This may be in the form of special cheer or dance nights, band concerts, pep rallies, etc. We also plan to have these students available at home football games this spring, and possibly other outdoor events. We currently don't have updated guidance for the months ahead, and this is subject to change based on the conditions of the pandemic at that time. In a normal situation without these invasive restrictions, students involved in these activities would be welcomed into games. However, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) does not recognize these students as essential participants. Further, with rules stating that no person may be seated within 30 feet of the playing surface, and rules prohibiting yelling, singing, or shouting by anyone in the gym, it makes it impossible to include them. Many of our policies are in line with our conference schools. Much deliberation has taken place by administrators in these districts to provide the maximum benefit for our athletes. We also recognize that our students in activities hold great importance. Further planning will be done to ensure we maximize opportunities for them as well. However, please know that this pandemic has taken away opportunities for every one of our students for nearly a year now. Very few have evaded losing out on something that is important to them as a result. There is no perfect way of handling this crisis. Please know that we are doing our very best with the cards we have been dealt. We have done a great job with containing the virus in our school and community by following guidelines. We will continue taking precautions and providing safe opportunities for our students. However, this safety does come at a cost, and will inevitably result in fewer opportunities for all involved. I ask you to focus on the exciting parts of this situation and appreciate the opportunities our student-athletes do have at this time. I never imagined we would have sports in the state of Illinois during the month of February. This is a huge victory! Please be patient and remember that we still have several months left of our sports seasons (through mid June). A lot can happen in this timeframe. In the meantime, remember we have to follow the IDPH guidelines to not only stay healthy, but to limit our district's liability. Your cooperation is extremely beneficial and appreciated! This is a very difficult situation for everyone. We stand with you in disappointment for any sports or activities our students are losing out on. Much of this situation is beyond the district's control. However, we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel with fewer positive cases and quarantines. There are better days soon to come! Jon Julius, Superintendent
Spring picture day for Monroe Elementary School is scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2021. The process for Spring pictures this year will be prepay only! The only students that will be photographed are the ones that prepay online or provide the teacher an envelope with payment on picture day. No envelopes or orders will be accepted at the school after picture day. You may order online at https://inter-state.com/order. This picture day event's online order code is 56706FF. Picture envelopes will be sent home with students on Tuesday, February 9th.
We have great news! Sports are back! We aren’t in full swing just yet but we are ready to get the ball rolling. Coaches are scheduling practices now! We have limited information and will release more when we have it. Until then, enjoy this leap towards normalcy!
Dear C-W families, We wanted to take a moment to remind you of our COVID-19 policies. Please be diligent about following the guidelines- it’s helping to keep our students in school. Please monitor your student daily for the following symptoms: a temperature equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, runny nose, congestion, loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue from unknown cause, or muscle/body aches. If your student has one or more of these symptoms- they cannot come to school. Contact the school nurse for further instructions. If you have a student who is staying home with one or more of these symptoms, all students who live in the home cannot come to school. Contact the school nurse for further instructions. If anyone in the home has been tested, your student cannot come to school until the person tested has received negative results. If anyone in the home has tested positive for COVID-19, your student cannot come to school until cleared by Clark County Health department. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse. Thank you for your cooperation!
Reminder- There is NO SCHOOL on MONDAY, Jan 18, 2021 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday
Parents: All student report cards, for the second quarter, will be available for viewing on Teacherease after 2pm today, January 8, 2021. Thanks! Have a great weekend!
Monroe Parents: Just a reminder that this Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 will be our last school day before our winter break. All students will be dismissed at Monroe at 1:45 pm. There will be no ASC. Please make sure that your student knows their dismissal plans. Students will return on Jan 5 at the regular time. Thank you for your help and patience this first semester. It has been greatly appreciated by all staff as we wade through the murky waters of school in a pandemic!. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay healthy and safe! See you in 2021!
Monroe Parents: Our next return date for students in remote learning in Tues., Jan 5, 2021. If you wish for your child(ren) to return to in-person learning on Jan 5, 2021, please contact Monroe Elementary office staff at 1-833-888-8101. If you have already contacted Monroe office, please disregard this notice. Thank you!
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.
Here is an update on our student numbers. Monroe has 14 quarantined and no active cases. The JH has 1 quarantined and no active cases. The high school has 2 active cases and 12 others quarantined. Of those that are in-person learning, about 96% are able to attend. Please continue to be diligent in washing your hands often, social distancing, and keeping everyone in your family as healthy as possible so we can keep our doors open. Remember, don't send students to school if they aren't feeling well. Stay healthy, enjoy your weekend, and thanks so much for your support!
Monroe Parents: Reminder that with the Holiday dismissal tomorrow, Tues. 11.24.2020, there will be no Homework Help or ASC. Please plan according and make sure your child and their teacher is aware of their dismissal plans. Notice was also provided via DOJO and teacherease.
This is a reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday), dismissal will be like a regular day (1:45 at Monroe). There will not be any after school care or homework help so be sure to make arrangements! We still plan to welcome back in-person learners to the 7-12 building on Monday following the break. Please have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Updated numbers: Currently, there are still two positive cases that are affiliated with Monroe. About 93% of students and staff are able to attend. School staff continue to diligently monitor any adverse situations when they occur and are immediately able to mitigate risk. Pro status! According to our data and the data from other area districts, we are seeing virtually no transmission within our schools. This is great news!
Junior High and high school students and parents: due to the current climate, students will attend tomorrow and prepare for full remote learning beginning Wed., Nov 18. The current return date to full in-person learning is the Monday after Thanksgiving break. Mr. Sullivan will be emailing parents and students with more details within the next day.
Dear parents, staff, and students, As you may be aware, the COVID situation has been trending in a direction that is not desirable. However, with flu season upon us, we shouldn't be too surprised. As we enter the colder months, it's more important now than ever to take precautions to stay healthy. Making sure your students are eating well, getting enough rest, and creating positivity for them at home will benefit them in their mental health, along with their physical health. Being healthy will set them up to succeed in the classroom. Be sure to continue with diligence in checking symptoms daily and if your student doesn't feel well, please keep them at home. This week, we are experiencing our largest number of active cases (3) and quarantines (77). The board of education and I still feel that it is important to offer in-person learning and we will continue to do so as long as it is sustainable. We still have about 91% of our students and staff able to attend. Please keep in mind that online learning is immediately available at any time you feel the school buildings are not safe enough for your student to attend. Any student that is remote learning has the ability to come back to in-person at the end of each quarter and at each of the mid-term points in the quarter. Ultimately, we want to see as many students as we can everyday. However, we respect any decision made to remote learn as well. The school staff, in coordination with the Clark County Health Department, continues to be diligent in quarantining appropriate people in our school buildings in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID to others. These efforts, while likely annoying and inconvenient to those quarantined, have effectively mitigated the spread in our schools and community, and have allowed us great success in keeping our doors open to students. This cannot be overlooked and I applaud the community for the patience and understanding they have afforded us throughout the year. Please know that our students and staff have done a tremendous job following suggested health guidelines, which has also contributed to our success thus far. I urge everyone to do their part to continue this trend. There has been little to no evidence of any spread happening in the schools. There have also been studies published showing that children are less susceptible to catching and spreading the virus. Through our experience and the research available, I am confident in saying that school is one of the safest places for our children. I hope this information eases any anxiety you may be experiencing regarding this situation. Many of you may also be interested in the district's stance on athletics. We have seen a lot of success in following the guidelines set by the Illinois Department of Public Health thus far. There is no indication for us to assume that by not following their guideline to delay the winter sports season, we will continue with this success. Therefore, as much as I hate to share this bad news, it is highly likely that the winter seasons will be delayed at a minimum. There would be a tremendous amount of liability involved and it is probable that we would be uninsured if we were to proceed with the seasons. Obviously this is a huge disappointment and a travesty for our athletes but it is a decision that preserves the district's long term success, and ultimately, its athletic programs. It's been our motto to take one day at a time and keep striving for excellence as much as the situation allows us to. Be patient and kind. Look for, and celebrate, positivity. This isn't easy for anyone but we are building our endurance for greater things to come. Hang in there and please know we are doing our very best to provide a quality education for our students, despite these troubling times. Jon Julius, PhD Superintendent of Schools Casey-Westfield CUSD #4
Monroe Parents, On September 2, 2020, we shared a request for assistance from you. We asked your help when dropping off your student(s), in the mornings at Monroe, that you do not block any driveways while you are waiting your turn to move forward and let your child(ren) out. It appears that we are still having issues with driveways being blocked while you wait to drop students off in the morning. Please help us by making sure that you allow for all driveways along the south side of Monroe street between Rt 49 and the school to remain open and clear. We also have been informed there is quite a line that builds on Rt 49 waiting to turn onto Monroe in the mornings. We ask that instead of stopping on a highway, please come one road east and wait on 1st street until it is your time to move toward the school. We know the line moves pretty quickly once we open our doors but we are still blocking traffic on Rt. 49 and driveways along Monroe. We just want to make sure that all vehicles can easily access all residences and facilities along those routes, at all times. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.
Reminder: No school Monday, Nov. 2 due to school improvement planning and no school Tuesday, Nov. 3 due to the Election Day state holiday this year. Enjoy the big Halloween weekend and be safe!
Just a reminder: no school tomorrow, Oct. 16 as it is a remote planning day for staff.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced waiver extensions that will allow schools to operate Summer Meals programs through the end of School Year 2020-21. This means all meals (breakfast and lunch) are free for all students for the rest of the school year, excluding extra items.
Reminder: Monday, Oct. 12 there is no school due to the Columbus Day holiday. Also, Friday, Oct. 16 there is no school as the staff will have a remote planning day. Enjoy these three day weekends!
We are testing a Self-Screening Module in TeacherEase Parent portal for those students attending In-Person learning. If you receive a Self-Screening Questionnaire when you login to the Parent Portal please feel free to enter the information. This is not a requirement at this time but may be in the future.
A short time ago, C-W Schools were notified of a potential robbery in progress at a nearby bank. The schools were immediately locked down until it was determined to be a false alarm. The safety of our students and staff will always remain our number one priority. There was never a time that anyone was in danger, but it provided for a valuable training opportunity for everyone in our buildings. - Jon Julius, Superintendent
CALENDAR CHANGE: Friday, Oct. 16 will now be a remote planning day for staff to close out the quarter. This is similar to a teacher's in-service day. Neither remote nor in-person learners will be attending and no meals will be served. Please note this in your calendars. Thank you for your understanding regarding these types of changes this year. - Jon Julius, Superintendent
If your child(ren) will be attending After School Care in October, please return calendars and payment tomorrow. Thank you!
Monroe Parents: It's the time of year that we need to start thinking about warmer clothes and jackets. The weather is starting to cool off and is especially so first thing in the morning. Please pay close attention to the weather and make sure you send your child in appropriate clothing. We will continue to take as many breaks outside as possible to help give masks breaks. PE will also continue to be held outside as long as weather permits. Jackets are required when temp is below 60 degrees. Thank you so much for helping us out!
It's the time of year that we need to start thinking about warmer clothes and jackets. The weather is starting to cool off and is especially so first thing in the morning. Please pay close attention to the weather and make sure you send your child in appropriate clothing. We will continue to take as many breaks outside as possible to help give masks breaks. PE will also continue to be held outside as long as weather permits. Jackets are required when temp is below 60 degrees.
Monroe Parent reminder: Picture day is tomorrow for in house students. Remote learn students will be able to get school pictures taken in Nov. More info to come on that.
Important changes regarding remote learning are being implemented soon. All fully remote learners that wish to switch to in-person learning must notify the school asap and be prepared to start Monday, Sept. 28. In addition, fully remote learners will have the option to go to in-person learning at the start of each quarter, and also the mid-term points of each quarter from now on. This is a change from our original plan. In-person learners still have the option to go to remote learning at any time. Also, all jr/sr high school students that are in-person learning will start attending every day beginning Oct. 19 (start of 2nd quarter). The block schedule and early dismissal time will still be in effect. Please remember to continue doing your part to help keep our community's infection rate low! Thank you. - Jon Julius, Superintendent
Monroe Parents REMINDER: It's school picture time again! Monroe picture day is Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Forms went home last week. You can order online this year in addition to the traditional form of payment.
This week, the Casey-Westfield Schools have encountered the first positive cases of COVID-19 of the school year. Each building encountered one person that was infected. In working with the health department, all necessary steps have been taken to mitigate further spread. We have been very blessed with good health throughout the first four weeks of school. Our hope is that by adhering to the precautions and procedures that have been established that this will continue. We ask that our students, parents, and community members continue to do their part by monitoring their health daily, and staying at home if they are experiencing any symptoms of the virus. Minimizing the spread will enable us to have students in our schools as much as possible. We have had a great start to the school year and are continually striving to make things even better. Thank you for your support!
A message for our Monroe Remote Learners...Being away from school means missing out on chances to interact with other students and adults; but you can still learn some important lessons about being a great friend, getting along with others, and how to control your emotions! Students at school are learning about good character and how to be our best. Remote learners can follow this link to find lessons on the School Counselor web pages: https://dianebolin.wixsite.com/counselor/learning-at-home
Dear Casey-Westfield parents: 2020 CENSUS COMPLETION DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!!!! Parents: The final day to complete the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020 2020 Census forms should have arrived in your mailbox in mid-March. Completing the Census is important for our school and community!! Here's why: The census count affects money that states get from the government. Without a fair and accurate census count, many programs that benefit our students and community may be affected. These programs include free lunch programs, community development block grants, education grants, the Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, and Medicare. This year forms can be filled out over the phone, online, and by mail! Please help your school and community by completing the Census if you haven't done so already! If you completed and submitted your 2020 Census, thank you so much!
Monroe Parents: Homework Help starts tonight (Tues. Sept 8) for our Monroe Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Students attending Homework Help will be dismissed through the cafeteria doors (door N) on Monroe Street. These are the doors that students come out for regular dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. each day, Monday through Thursday. There will be no Homework Help on Fridays. Please make sure your students know what to do for dismissal at 3:00 pm. Students who walk, will be sent on their way. Students who are being picked up, parents may park in the regular drop off/pick up location. Please be at the school promptly at 3:00 pm each day for pick up. **PLEASE NOTE: the 3:00 pm dismissal of Homework Help is different than in years past
If you are picking up lunches/breakfasts, details are below. Monroe: Pick up times are 10:30-11:00 AM on students attendance days. JSHS:Pick up times are 10:45-11:15 AM on students attendance days.
Effective September 1, both breakfast and lunch will be free to all Casey-Westfield enrolled K-12 students for the first semester. The procedure will be different than it was over the summer. Meals will need to be pre-ordered. Grades 7-12 will need to call the JSHS and place an order for the specific day(s) and the meal(s) to be picked up for the week by 9:00 AM on the first day of the week. Grades K-6 will need to call Monroe by 2:30 on Friday to place their order for the specific day(s) and meal(s) for the following week. Both breakfast and lunch will be available without pre-ordering each day for in-person learners.
The USDA has extended the free meals program. All enrolled K-12 students will receive free meals from the time period of Sept. 1 through December. Extra items are not included. Student accounts will be automatically adjusted from meals already charged this week and will not be charged the rest of the semester. No calls are necessary. Every student is automatically enrolled. https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/08/31/usda-extends-free-meals-kids-through-december-31-2020?fbclid=IwAR0KwsYBJ6e3uAOr66HG3K1hFcjZTK8ranSAFn53eLwBSSahrSfFqzlHGxs
Parents, Recently we shared a request for assistance from you. We asked your help when dropping off your student(s), in the mornings at Monroe, that you do not block any driveways while you are waiting your turn to move forward and let your child(ren) out. We were notified today by the Casey Police Department that they will begin monitoring this situation and potentially giving tickets to those in violation of blocking private drives. Please help us by making sure that you allow for all driveways along the south side of Monroe street between Rt 49 and the school to remain open and clear. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.
Monroe Parents: Wooowhooo! We have made it through the first full week of school and things are running very smoothly. As we have adjusted, we have found we need to share some information with you. If you are arriving at Monroe after 8:05, please have your child enter the building at the Main office door (A) as the gym lobby doors are locked at 8:05 am. Also, please don't drop your children off at Monroe before 7:40 as there is no supervision prior to doors opening at 7:45. If your children walk to school, please practice timing so they arrive between 7:45 - 8:05 am. Thanks again for all you do!
Parents: When dropping off students or picking them up at Monroe, please be aware and considerate of the driveways along the route. We don't want to block people in when they need to get out for work or other reasons. Thanks so much.
Casey-Westfield School District is seeking applicants for substitute custodians, kitchen staff, and classroom aides to work day and evening hours in all schools. Starting salary begins at $13.00 per hour depending on the position. Applications are available at the Unit Office, 502 E Delaware, Casey. Applications may be returned to the Unit office, Monroe Elementary School, or the Jr./Sr. High School.
Reminder: September ASC calendars and payment are due tomorrow, August 28.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com. You may also contact Kacie Rhoads at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Casey-Westfield Jr/Sr High School has the following openings for the 2020-2021 school year: Band Co-Director Head Volleyball Coach Please apply to email@example.com
Friday May 15: Lunch today is Hamburger on Bun with pick up at Monroe and bus delivery. Have a great weekend and know that we have been privileged to be able to serve meals to the children of this great community. Meals will continue to be served next week by the High School Cafeteria.
Casey-Westfield Jr-Sr High School Administration, Faculty and Staff would like to thank all of you, our students and parents, for your hard work and dedication through this difficult situation. Students should be finishing up and completing all work this week. Dates and times have been set for students to return such items as Paper Packets, Textbooks, Library Books, Chromebooks with Chargers and Carrying Case, etc. Chromebook Turn-in location will be at the Southeast New Building Doors. Paper Packets and books will be collected at the Main Office Doors. Remember to clean out your Chromebook Carrying-Case and loose papers from books. Fees and Fines including over-drawn Lunch accounts will be collected at this time. (Fees can be found using your TeacherEase Account). Monday, May 18th ~ 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon: 7th & 8th Grade Students Tuesday, May 19 ~ 9:00 am 12:00 Noon: 9th, 10th & 11th Grade Students Wednesday, May 20 ~ 4:00 - 6:00 pm: For those with conflicts with the above schedule Please remember to use the "social-distancing" guidelines during this process. Stay Safe ~ Stay Strong
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.
Monroe Parents: If your child has been completing paper packets and you were unable to make the distribution and collection date yesterday, you can still drop off and collect new work at Monroe from 8 am - 1 pm daily. Please feel free to call 932-2178 if you have questions.
REMINDER - Monroe Parents: For Monroe students who are working through paper packets, tomorrow, Tues., May 12, 2020 will be the next collection and distribution . You may return any completed work and collect the next week's work from 12:30 -2:30 at Monroe gym lobby doors.
Monday. May 11, 2020 Today's lunch is Hot Dogs and pick up will be at Monroe Elementary.
Monroe Parents: If your child has been completing paper packets and you were unable to make the distribution and collection date yesterday, you can still drop off and collect new work at Monroe from 8 am - 1 pm daily. Please feel free to call 932-2178 if you have questions.
REMINDER - Monroe Parents: For Monroe students who are working through paper packets, tomorrow, Tues., May 5, 2020 will be the next distribution and collection. You may return any completed work and collect the next week's work from 12:30 -2:30 at Monroe gym lobby doors.
Parents: If you child will be entering Kindergarten in August 2020 and you haven't pre-registered them yet, please pick up the registration packet from the Monroe Office, complete it and return it as soon as possible. If questions, please call 217-932-2178. The office is open from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Mon-Fri.
Hey, Monroe! Have you ever read in a tree, under the table, or outside on a blanket? This Friday, grab a book and find your own SILLY SPOT! For this challenge you can read anytime and anywhere! If you take a picture to share, be sure to use the hashtag #MonroeReadsTogether
Friday May 1: Lunch is PB&J. If you have a nut allergy please call Monroe School by 10.00 a.m. 932-2178
Tuesday 4.28.2020 Lunch today is BBQ pork rib on bun.
REMINDER - Monroe Parents: For Monroe students who are working through paper packets, tomorrow, Tues. April 28, 2020 will be the next distribution and collection. You may return any completed work and collect the next week's work from 12:30 -2:30 at Monroe gym lobby doors.
Reminder for Parents: For Jr./Sr. High School students who are working through paper packets,Tues. April 28, 2020 will be the next distribution and collection. You may return any completed work and collect the next two week's work from 12:00-2:00 in the front lobby doors. The 19-20 HS yearbooks will also be available at this time. Please call the HS office if you have questions.
Monday 4.27.2020 LUNCH MENU Lunch today is Bosco Stick and Marinara Sauce.
For Monroe students who are working through paper packets, Tues. April 28, 2020 will be the next distribution and collection. You may return any completed work and collect the next week's work from 12:30-2:30 pm at Monroe gym lobby doors.
Monroe Parents: If your child(ren) has been completing paper packets and you were unable to make the distribution and collection date yesterday, you can still drop off and collect new work at Monroe from 8 am - 1pm daily. Please feel free to call 932-2178 if you have questions.
CWHS Graduation has tentatively been rescheduled for Saturday, June 13th at 6 pm at Sinclair-Vidoni Field. This of course is dependent on the state government lifting some of their current restrictions. #classof2020 #warriorpride
As per Governor Pritzker, school is closed for the remainder of the year. We will continue remote learning through the end of the school year and the meals program. Graduation is postponed until such time as a decision can be made to reschedule.
Casey-Westfield CUSD 4C will illuminate Sinclair-Vidoni Field tonight to show support for the Class of 2020, as well as essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. The lights will be on from 8:20 - 8:40 pm. Join us in our show of support by turning on a porch or living room lights. #warriorpride #LightsForTheFight #2020
Friday, April 24 will be a Planning Day for Teachers. There is no school (remote learning or paper packet work) for students on that day and teachers/staff will not be available. Meals will be provided as usual.
REMINDER: Please notify Monroe office by 10:15 am today, Friday 4.17.2020 CW Parents: Our lunch provided tomorrow, Friday, April 17, 2020 will contain peanut butter. Please contact Monroe Elementary School at 217-932-2178 if you have a medical need that would require you to receive an alternative sandwich.
CW Parents: Our lunch provided tomorrow, Friday, April 17, 2020 will contain peanut butter. Please contact Monroe Elementary School at 217-932-2178 if you have a medical need that would require you to receive an alternative sandwich.
Casey-Westfield Schools' website has a completely new look and we are excited to introduce a district app. It's everything Casey-Westfield in your pocket! Download the app for Android or iPhone: You may also visit our website at www.caseywestfield.org where you will find links for downloading the new app. Download the app to today to ensure you receive all future notifications and updates
I invite any students or parents that have questions about eLearning to contact me through district email.
Questions about the school closure and e-learning? All the details may be found by clicking "Menu" and then "COVID-19 Information."
February 7, 2020 Congrats goes out to the Casey-Westfield High School WYSE team on their 2nd Place finish at today’s competition at Lake Land College. The team advances to the sectional on March 12th at EIU.
Congratulations to Coach McFarland, Coach Finney, and the Casey-Westfield 8th Grade Boys basketball team on their Regional Championship game win over Paris Crestwood on Thursday night at the Roosevelt Gym. The Braves now advance to the Effingham St. Anthony Sectional and will face St. Anthony next Wednesday, February 12, at 6:30 PM. GO BRAVES!
Come out and Support the 8th Grade Boys Basketball regional championship tonight. Casey-Westfield Braves vs Paris Crestwood-Roosevelt Gym@6pm