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Return To Learn Plan

Transition to Full-time Remote Learning Effective November 16, 2020

Due to a rapid increase in positive cases of Covid-19 across the district and the many staff and students out on a quarantine protocol, we will be transitioning to full-time remote learning for all students in all schools beginning Monday, November 16th. This will include the 4 blended learning days next week and the 12 blended learning days between Thanksgiving break and winter break. As of now, in-person (blended) learning will resume on Tuesday, January 5th.  The Board of Education will reevaluate the 7 blended learning days from January 5th to January 14th at the December 14th Board of Education meeting. The goal of this difficult decision is to stop the rapid spread of the virus within our schools, help to mitigate the spread in our community and our region, and most importantly, to do whatever we can to keep our students and our staff safe. These are difficult times and difficult decisions that I know have many far-reaching impacts. We look forward to getting our students back in school as soon as possible. Spanish Version 
View the Remote Learning Expectations for Families 

Student and Family Health & Safety Guidelines

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
Spanish version 

Covid-19 Symptom Flow chart for Families

Return to Learn Community Resources
For this year due to the pandemic, students and parents at all levels can choose to opt-out of in-person instruction and stay home 5 days per week in full-time remote learning. 
 
If you are choosing to keep your child home in full-time remote learning, we are asking you to complete the Opt-out Form.  Please contact your school office to complete this form.


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 in the new service we are offering (see below). Families with remote learners at home are encouraged to take advantage of this new free grab & go meal distribution service.

Grab & Go Meals (During Full Remote Learning)*

When:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 am-12:30 pm* 
*Note: Effective Wednesday, January 20, the new meal pick-up times will be 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. 
(Spanish version)

View a List of Community Food Resources 

Chromebooks will be distributed to students during the school day beginning the week of August 24th.  
MetroLink has been working with district administrators to provide reliable and safe transportation for students by adjusting their peak hour schedules and accommodating the District's Return to Learn Plan.  Please visit the MetroLink website and be sure to check the schedules link often for changes.  
 
 
 
Child Care Resource & Referral of Midwestern Illinois
With the start of the new school year, families may find themselves in need of additional child care. 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
 
The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has compiled Back to School Resources for parents as well as employers. It contains regional resources on child care referrals, financial assistance with child care, and the United Way resource hotline for assistance with food, rent, utilities or other health and human service needs.