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Return To Learn Plan/Info

Finalized Schedule for 4th Quarter: Increasing In-Person Learning   

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.

~Lunch will continue to be available in a grab-and-go style for students at dismissal. Students may also choose to stay and eat a hot lunch.

~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.
Return to Blended In-Person Learning-January 19th 

The first day of blended in-person learning will be Tuesday, January 19, 2021. There is no school on Monday, January 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
 
In the current blended learning model, Group A students attend in-person on Monday and Tuesday and Group B attend in-person on Wednesday and Thursday. Students are in full remote on the opposite days and on Fridays. Families that chose full remote at the start of quarter two can opt back into blended in-person learning from January 4-16th.
 
At the November 9, 2020 meeting, the Board of Education approved to transition to full-time remote learning for all students and staff effective Monday, November 16, 2020 through Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The transition was 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.

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.
 
During the closure, all district schools have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, following state health and safety guidelines.
 
The goal of these difficult decisions 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 keep our students and our staff safe. The District looks forward to getting our students safely back in school on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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

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. 
(Spanish version)

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

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) program is part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the P-EBT program is to provide food assistance to eligible families with students who would have received free or reduced lunch while attending school but are not receiving these meals in school due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

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. 
 
The card can be used at most major grocery stores to purchase food. One card will be issued for each child, so families with more than one child will receive multiple cards. 
 
Families receiving regular SNAP and non-SNAP households can qualify for P-EBT benefits.  Please note that all eligible students will receive benefits for all eligible school days, back to the beginning of this school year. 
 
For more information and FAQ's, visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website. Families can also contact the DHS P-EBT Helpline number at 1-833-621-0737 (toll free).   
 
A common question from families may be how they can update their mailing address:

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 not received their P-EBT Link Card, but have been told that at least one student in their household is eligible, they can request an address change online at P-EBT Change of Address Form. 

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. 
 
If you have unanswered questions, please email [email protected]
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.
MetroLink provides reliable and safe transportation for students through 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
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.