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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. 

Dear Moline-Coal Valley School District Families, 


The federal program that has allowed school districts across the country to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students regardless of income will expire on June 30, 2022. Since 2020, this program has eliminated the need to collect payments for school meals for any student.


At this time, the federal government has not extended the waivers for next school year to allow free meals for all students. As a result, schools across the nation will be reverting back to free and reduced-price meals based on income eligibility guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 


During the 2022-23 school year, families who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch will have to pay for school meals. Students whose families are eligible for free or reduced price breakfast or lunch will be able to access meals next school year at no cost or a discounted rate. 


Since this adjustment may create a financial burden on some of our families, we are writing to give you advance notice of this change. Between now and the start of next school year, our Board of Education, district administration and Director of Food Services will continue to explore ways we can help families with this adjustment. At no point would we ever want any child to go hungry at school.


At this time, we do not need any information from families. As we have done in the past, we will collect documentation at the time of registration to determine who qualifies for free or reduced meals. Thank you for all of your support this school year and have a safe summer. 


Sincerely, 

Dr. Rachel Savage

Superintendent Moline-Coal Valley Schools

May 23, 2022



MetroLink provides reliable and safe transportation for students through their fixed routes or school peak service routes. For the Spring 2022 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.