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Health & Safety and Community Resources

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. Please view the health and safety guidelines, as provided by the Illinois Department of Health.
Community Resources for Students/Families

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

Open Door Crisis Assistance (a program of Skip-a-Long Family and Community Services) offers a food resource for families with young children. For information on this program, contact Loredia Dixon at 309-793-8201. 

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]
MetroLink provides reliable and safe transportation for students through their fixed routes or school peak service routes. For the Fall 2021 semester, Metro will offer free rides for K-12th grade students to and from school. High school students must present school ID when boarding. Per TSA, face masks are required on public transportation. Please visit the Metro 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  
United Way of the Quad Cities resource hotline Dial 2-1-1 or 563-355-9900 for assistance with childcare, food, rent, utility assistance or other health and human service needs. 
Two Rivers YMCA offers before and after school care at Moline-Coal Valley elementary schools. Visit their website or call 309-797-3945. 

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.