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2021-2022 School Year Info

Attention Moline-Coal Valley School District Parents, 
As promised, I wanted to provide some follow-up communication regarding the adjustments to our Covid-19 mitigations. As you recall, earlier this week the district transitioned from being "mask required" to "mask recommended" in all of our school buildings. This change was a result of the Illinois General Assembly's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) declining to extend the emergency rules regarding masks in schools. 

In addition to this adjustment, below you can find information on the other revisions to the District’s safety mitigations related to Covid-19:

  • While masks are recommended but not required in school, masks are still required on all buses and public transportation, per the federal requirement.
  • For contact tracing a positive case in the classroom, parents in that classroom will receive a general automated message through the school’s preferred automated messaging system, such as Sky Alert, Remind, or Class Dojo.
  • For quarantining, only students with a confirmed positive case will be required to quarantine. We will no longer exclude close contacts or siblings of positive cases, as long as they are not sick. Regarding length of quarantine for positive cases, parents can choose for their child to stay home in quarantine for the full 10 days OR (as long as symptoms are improving) may choose to send their student back to school on day 6 and agree to have them wear a mask at school for days 6-10 from the date of the positive test. If wearing a mask at school is not an option for your student, quarantining for the full 10 days will be the only choice.

We will continue to reach out regarding any adjustments that may transpire in the future. Once again, I cannot thank you enough for your patience and support as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of this pandemic. 

Thank you, 
Rachel Savage, Ed. D. 
Superintendent, Moline-Coal Valley Schools

On Tuesday, the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) declined to extend the emergency rules regarding masks in schools. After further review of this development, the Moline-Coal Valley School District has made the determination to begin easing some of the Covid-19 mitigations that are currently in place. 

Beginning Tuesday, February 22nd, provided there are no additional unforeseen rulings, all Moline-Coal Valley Schools will transition from being “mask required” to “mask recommended” in all of our school buildings. Because the risk of transmission of the virus still exists and the safety of students and staff remains a high priority, wearing a mask will continue to be recommended, however, it will not be required. Students, staff, and families will be able to make a personal choice based on their own individual needs and circumstances. Whether the choice is to wear a mask or not wear a mask, all choices are to be respected. Please note, however, masks will still be required on buses, per the federal transportation mandate. Finally, please stay tuned for updates regarding other Covid-19 mitigations such as contact-tracing and quarantining. 

The past three years have been full of differing perspectives, emotions, and at times, division. As this situation continues to evolve, please be sensitive to the individual needs of our students, families, and staff during this transition. Like all other challenges we face, we will work through this as a community. I will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. 

Thank you, 

Rachel Savage, Ed. D. 

Superintendent, Moline-Coal Valley Schools
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We are making some modifications to our District Learning Plan for the remainder of this school year.  Friday, February 18th, will be the last day for accepting any new applications to the District Remote Learning Academy. All current District Remote Learning Academy students will be allowed to complete the semester in their current learning plan. Beginning Tuesday, February 22nd, any student with a new medical condition preventing them from participating in in-person learning, will be required to submit an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Hospital/Homebound application, with Section 2 completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine. The form can be found at isbe.net and can be returned to the Student Services Department at the District Office. Thank you.
On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring that masks be worn indoors by all students, teachers and staff at pre-kindergarten- 12th grade schools, regardless of vaccination status. This new measure is part of the State of Illinois’s ongoing effort to combat a new surge as the Delta variant rapidly spreads.
 
The mask requirement is inclusive of youth sports and activities, with masks now required for all indoor extracurriculars and sports. In line with CDC guidance, masks are not required for activities outdoors where transmission risks and rates are lower. The effective date for the mask requirement for Moline-Coal Valley Schools will be the first day of school on August 17th, unless students are attending in-person orientation events prior to the first day of school. Masks will be required for those events. Read more about Governor Pritzker's mandate here
 
The Moline-Coal Valley District is focusing on in-person learning and the academic recovery process for the 2021-2022 school year. The district intends to offer full in-person learning, five days per week, for full school length days for the 2021-2022 school year. Extracurricular activities and athletics will take place in accordance with state health and safety rules. Full-time remote learning at home will be available only to those students that qualify. 
 
Click on the links below to view the learning plans and information on the remote learning academy for qualifying students. 
 
 
 
 
 
Download the documents in pdf format.