Lunches from the school starting August 18th will be at the following locations and times: Cherry Street Estates 11:00 - 11:30 Lambert Drive 11:40 - 12:15 Bellmont 11:00 - 11:30 Keensburg 11:00 - 11:30
Public Statement Regarding Remote Learning Status Community, Due to the increasing positivity rates of COVID-19 and the subsequent quarantines and isolations of residents of our community, Wabash CUSD #348 will move immediately into remote learning status. This decision was not made lightly and did take into consideration numerous factors. The first and foremost factor was the safety and wellbeing of our community. In addition to the immediate transition to remote learning, there will be a pause in all athletics. As for breakfast and lunch, the District will begin providing those meals similarly to the procedure in the springtime. The building principals will be delivering building specific information that will outline remote learning procedures. Additionally, the teachers will be reaching out to students and parents on their expectations. Unfortunately, we did not foresee this rapid return to remote learning. This has never been the goal of the District, and we are committed to returning to in-person instruction as soon as possible. When the time comes to return to in-person instruction, the community will be given at ample notice for preparations. We are also sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but the circumstances at this time make it necessary. Stay safe and Go Aces, Chuck Bleyer, Ed.D. Superintendent
Some helpful tutorial videos have been added to the websites. FOR MCGS and MCJHS/MCHS: Google Classroom – How to guide for student and parents: https://youtu.be/EbfTvom4Q6s FOR MCES SeeSaw – How to guide for students and parents: https://youtu.be/-U1nr2ZA8gw FOR ALL: Wabash District #348 App tutorial: https://youtu.be/-8N4uP939J8
As we get closer to the reopening of the 2020-21 school year, we are rapidly preparing for both in-person and remote instruction. This has been a huge undertaking considering our current conditions. Those that have chosen in-person instruction will expect to see a cautious approach to what used to be a normal school year. Although the precautions will be unfamiliar, we are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible. As the school year progresses, we will be able to ascertain our procedures and reformat them to better address the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Remote learning is also available to our students. Under the District Reopening Plan that is on the district website, you will see the stipulations necessary to opt for remote learning. As for the instructional approach, the teachers will be in charge of the type of remote approach for their students. Currently, the teachers use a multitude of platforms such as Google Classroom, Khan Academy and SeeSaw. These platforms will, generally, be the main source of information/communication for the remote learners courses with information such as, lessons, assignments, due dates, etc. Teachers will be using communication platforms such as Remind, Bloomz, the school website, and email with their remote learning students about the specifics of their remote classrooms. Additionally, as the year progresses, teachers may utilize developing technology to enhance their lesson capabilities. Either way you decide for your child, registration is mandatory to receive instruction from Wabash CUSD #348. Registration information is located on the website, and you may call the school offices for any help. I know this is a time of uncertainty for our community, but I can assure you that District #348 will do everything in its power to provide a quality and rounded education for our students while offering numerous extracurricular activities. This commitment will be unwavering throughout these difficult times.
Wabash #348 Bus Riders, click the link attached for a message from the Wabash District #348 Transportation Team: https://5il.co/jbkc
WABASH 348 REMOTE LEARNERS: If you registered your student as a remote learner, you will need to pick up remote learning materials (including a chromebook, if needed) on Monday, August 17th. Remote learning will begin on August 18th. Items can be picked up during office hours at the school in which your student is enrolled. If you have questions, please call the appropriate school office: MCES: 618-263-3876 MCJHS/MCHS: 618-262-5104 MCGS: 618-262-5699
There has been some questions about health records and remote learning. If you have chosen to remote learn then you are still required to turn in the mandated health records prior to registering your child for school. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you!
A MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT NURSE. Here is the link to the district's Daily Screening Process: https://5il.co/j03t
The District has posted the 2020-21 school year reopening plan on the website. All plans are designed with the principles of safety, to stay open, and effective education. Please take time to review the plan. Currently, the building principals are developing their reopening plans. On a daily basis, various conditions will have an impact on our plans. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to check our website for new developments. One immediate change is the separation of Groups A and B. After an analysis of our students, we found a better separation of the groups would be students with the last name beginning with A-J will now be Group A, and students with the last name beginning with K-Z will now be Group B. Adjustments like this are possible as we get closer to the return of students. Stay safe and Go Aces!
Soft Reopening Plan: https://5il.co/ij90
WABASH CUSD #348 ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS ON JULY 23, 2020 The school offices will be open Monday, July 27th at 8:00 a.m. We understand that not everyone has access to the internet and a computer. We will be opening the schools for online registration computer access at the following locations and times: Mt. Carmel Elementary School: Tuesday, July 28th: 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Mt. Carmel Junior/Senior High School: Wednesday, July 29th: 8:30 – 1:45 p.m. Mt. Carmel Grade School: Thursday, July 30th: 8:30 – 1:45 p.m. You must call ahead to schedule your appointment. Because of COVID-19, there are specific guidelines that you must follow: 1) Temperature check will be administered 2) Mask must be worn 3) Prefer no children accompany the parent, but if they do, then please make sure that they stay with you. Please note you may register your children at any of the locations, they do not have to attend that school building. If you have questions, please call the school office when it opens on July 27th. MCES: 618-263-3876 MCJHS/MCHS: 618-262-5104 MCGS: 618-262-5699
Reminder: I will be collecting health records for any student in the required grade levels of Kindergarten, 6th, 9th and 12th. The collection days are as follows: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 8AM - 4PM @ MCHS Wednesday, July 29, 202 from 8AM - 12PM @ MCES Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1PM - 4PM @ MCGS Health records must be turned in before registration portal will be unlocked. Thank you!
PANDEMIC EBT (P-EBT) SNAP BENEFITS INFORMATION
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER?CLASSES COMING UP!! Contact Sharon Thombleson at Wabash #348 Bus Garage, 618-262-8539 or 618-263-8820 if interested.
ISBE - IDPH Update on Appropriate Use of Face Shields. June 30, 2020
DISTRICT UPDATE: Due to the state guidelines for returning to in-person instruction, wearing a face mask or a face shield will be mandatory to attend school in Phase 4. The district has ordered enough cloth face masks to distribute one per student. However, it is recommended that students have extra face masks for the upcoming school year. Personal face masks worn by a student will need to comply with school dress codes. The district is currently preparing accommodations that will make in-person instruction possible for this upcoming school year. This school year will certainly be different than any previous school year. As this summer continues, we will continue to communicate new developments and procedures.
A MESSAGE FROM WCUSD #348 SUPERINTENDENT, DR. BLEYER:
The video to the Jr. High Awards Recognition can be accessed via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaWjkWF2K-0 Congratulations to our outstanding students!
Good news, bad news... The video for the Class of 2020 Awards can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEfsHOLQbcQ . Bad news is after we did some editing with adding pictures and names to this video, we realized we would not be doing the Jr High justice by not doing the same. It took longer than we thought, so unfortunately, the Jr.High video likely won't be available until Monday.