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School Closure Extended to April 30th
District
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

School closure extended until April 30th. 

Dear Parents/Guardian:

  • Return to your Remote Learning Platforms beginning Monday, 3/30.
    • Teachers will be available for questions every day from 8:30 am -1:30 pm.
    • Grades PREK-2, new work packets will be mailed on Thursday, 3/26.  You will still connect with your child’s classroom teacher via Class DoJo.
    • Grades 3-8, continue with the Google Classroom.
  • Beginning March 31, please make sure your child has checked into Google Classroom (grades 3-8) to do their attendance questions or parents have checked their child in on Class DoJo (grades K-2) by 10:00 am. If you child is sick, please call your child’s school office and report them sick.  You will be asked some specific questions about their symptoms.    A school secretary will contact anyone who has not checked in or called in sick.  The McHenry Country Department of Health has asked us to report any unusual sickness.
  • We will have one secretary in each building from 8:00 – 12:00 noon to answer phones.
  • School Principals will be available via email at all times. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them if you need support or have questions. 
  • The District is in the process of setting up some links on the school website with educational webpages.
  • The hot spots are scheduled to ship on 3/30-but this continues to be a moving target.  As soon as they arrive and have been configured, Mr. Breakfield will be in contact with families that have indicated that they need them and arrange for pick-up at MCMS. 
  • Tech Support
    • Specific questions may be directed to Alyssa Fiesser at afiesser@marengo165.org.
    • Walk in Tech Support—10:00 to 12:00 starting Monday 3/30.  All tech support is at the MCMS school office.
    • A tech “trouble shooting” guide is available on the district’s website.     
  • Make and Take Meals
    • We are going to try to put together a week’s worth of meals for families to reduce the amount of time out of their house.  To order meals—call 815-568-7427 by 10:00.  Meal pick-up is at MCMS from 10:00-11:00 am.              

As we are truly living through history, I want to take a moment to thank all members of our educational communities—staff, parents, food pantry, and friends and neighbors.  It truly takes a village to raise a child.  We all recognize that these are not ideal conditions, but primarily, it is the well-being of our community that is most important.  Together we are stronger!  And we will get through this together! 

As I shared before, you can reach me on my cell phone at 815-690-7258 if you have any questions. 

Yours In Education,

Lea Damisch-Superintendent of Schools