Return To Learn Plan/Info
Beginning Monday, March 29th, all students in grades K-12 that are attending in person may begin attending 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Dismissal times will remain as follows:
~Elementary Schools: 12:10 pm; ~Middle schools: 12:15 pm; ~High school: 12:25 pm
The district still has over 2000 students in full-time remote learning at home. Teachers will use the time in the afternoons to tend to the learning needs of full-time remote learners, as well as conduct small group interventions and credit or skill recovery for students identified for extra support.
~Any student in full-time remote learning at home who wants to finish the year in full-time remote learning, no action is needed. If a full remote student wants to begin attending in person 4th quarter, the form for opting back in can be found in your Skyward account. The window for opting back in for 4th quarter will begin on March 11th, and will close on Friday, March 19th.
We continue to value the health and safety of our students and staff and are committed to following all safety mitigations, including mask-wearing. Regarding social-distancing requirements, the State Departments of Health and Education have recently reduced the required minimum distance apart from 6 feet down to 3 feet in classrooms and other areas around the school. This will allow the critical space needed to safely accommodate more in-person learning for students. Any other changes to safety guidelines will be shared as they become available.
At the December 14, 2020 meeting, the board re-evaluated the seven blended learning days from January 5 to January 14, and requested additional feedback on two possible return dates of January 11th or 19th. Following a review of both options, and based on both educational and safety reasons, it was decided to return to blended learning at the start of quarter three/semester two on Tuesday, January 19.
Health & Safety Guidelines and Protocols
Our first priority as a school district is the health and safety of our students, staff and community. Throughout this pandemic, our team has partnered with and been guided by local, state and federal agencies including the Rock Island County Health Department, the Illinois Dept. of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Center for Disease Control. Regardless of the learning model, any person entering MCV school properties will be required to follow all public health guidelines. View an explanation of the health requirements and expectations that must be followed by families.
Student/Family Health & Safety Guidelines
Meal Distribution Information
Free Student Meals
The district has received a meal waiver from the USDA to provide ALL meals to ALL students for FREE! The free meals will continue through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Students attending school in-person are encouraged to either stay and eat a free hot lunch or grab a sack lunch as they are dismissed to take with them. A third option is available for parents where they can come through a grab & go line (see below). Families with remote learners at home are encouraged to take advantage of the free grab & go meal distribution service.
Grab & Go Meals
When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 am-11:30 am
Where: John Deere Middle School and Wilson Middle School
What: Students can receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays; 1 breakfast and 1 lunch on Fridays
Who: All MCV students are eligible and any family can go to either location. Families can receive meals for any children in the household 18 and under.
How: Families are asked to remain in their cars for the grab & go service.
Farmers to Families Food Supplemental Boxes - NOTE new location for April
When: Fridays, April 16th, 23rd and 30th beginning at 10:00 am until supplies last
Where: Wharton Field House Parking Lot
What: We will distribute on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost to families. Boxes may include fruit, vegetables, protein and dairy.
Who: Any Moline-Coal Valley school district family (attending any district school) is eligible.
How: Families are asked to remain in their cars.
View a List of Community Food Resources
Find Food IL Community Food Map
Online resource for food pantries, meal sites and stores that accept SNAP/LINK in our community
P-EBT Program (Food Assistance Benefits Program)
Eligible families do not need to apply for the cards. The Department of Human Services will begin issuing new P-EBT cards to all known eligible students in March of 2021. Families will receive a card in the mail to the address they have on file through their child's school. It is very important for all families to ensure that the mailing address on file at their child's school is current.
If the family has already received their P-EBT Link Card, and need to update their address, they should contact the LINK hotline at 1-800-678-5465. If needed, you can order a new card at that time as well.
If the family has an existing case for SNAP, Cash or Medical benefits, use Manage My Case (MMC) to report their change of address of they can call the LINK hotline at 1-800-678-5465.
Opting Out of In-Person Learning
Updated Metrolink Bus Schedule and Information
Child Care Resources & Funding Assistance
Located in Moline, the Child Care Resource & Referral of Midwestern Illinois focuses on locating child care that is tailored to meet the needs of each family, and helping families determine if they qualify for help to pay for child care. Information is also available on how to become a child care provider. Visit the agency's website or call 309-205-3070. The Child Care Resource & Referral of Midwestern Illinois
Illinois School Age Child Care Resource Virtual Fair
llinois Child Care Resources & Programs Reference Sheet