Here is a Quick Tip tutorial on how to access and use the Scores and Schedules on the Wabash 348 App. https://youtu.be/0m-cAAPRIxU
Last Chance: Dental Safari will be seeing students tomorrow, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th. If you have already completed the registration form your child will be seen on their regular attendance day. If you wish for your child to be seen and have not completed the registration form you may do so today at www.dentalsafariforms.com. If you have any questions please call 262-5104 Ext 112
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, free school ‘Grab and Go’ lunches will be available to our remote learners at the following locations and times: Cherry Street Estates – 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Bellmont – 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Lambert Drive – 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Additionally, lunches may still be picked up from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Grade School and High School on Monday, Full Remote Learn Day.
The student option to remain in full remote learning or transfer to in-person learning deadline is September 11, 2020. After September 11th, students in full remote learning will remain in full remote learning until the end of the first semester, December 18, 2020. As a reminder, students in full remote learning must comply with the following: a) Reliable internet access. b) Parent/Guardian commitment to supervise and assist in the facilitation of learning in the home environment. c) Must be periodically progress monitored by trained Wabash #348 personnel. This may entail in-person progress monitoring at the school. Parents are encouraged to work with the administration and teachers throughout this process.
Just a reminder: If you would like for your child to receive dental services provided by Dental Safari and have not filled out a consent please do so. Dental Safari will be providing services to our students next week on Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call at 262-5104 ext 112. www.dentalsafariforms.com Stephanie Kolb RN, BSN, PEL_CSN WCUSD #348 School Nurse
There will be no charge to ALL Wabash District #348 students for breakfast and/or lunch through first semester ending December 18, 2020. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would allow schools to continue serving free meals to all kids through the end of 2020.
A BLENDED REMOTE LEARNING PLAN WITH ALTERNATIVE DATES has been approved by the School Board at a special board meeting today, August 25, 2020. This plan starts 8/31/2020. It can be accessed in the NEWS and LIVE feed and BULLETIN BOARD of each school site. It can be accessed on the app through NEWS and LIVE FEED as well as DOCUMENTS on the District Site. A convenient link is attached to this message here >>A BLENDED REMOTE LEARNING PLAN WITH ALTERNATIVE DATES has been approved by the School Board at a special board meeting today, August 25, 2020. This plan starts 8/31/2020. It can be accessed in the NEWS and LIVE feed and BULLETIN BOARD of each school site. It can be accessed on the app through NEWS and LIVE FEED as well as DOCUMENTS on the District Site. A convenient link is attached to this message here >>https://5il.co/kcq8. If you have any questions, please call your child's school. If you have any questions about the website or app, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing our students on September 1st!
A recent update from Apple may have caused some functions to not work on the App for Android users. If you are not receiving NOTIFICATIONS from the school and you have signed up for NOTIFICATIONS, you may want to delete the App and download it again. Wabash 348, IL
Apologies for the confusion. As well as delivery locations, the school grab and go lunch may also be picked up at the Mt. Carmel High School and Mt. Carmel Grade School daily. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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!
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!
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.
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.
NURSE NEWS for Parents with Students Entering Kindergarten–12th Grade in the 2020-2021 School Year. For your convenience, health forms can be found on the district website, https://www.wabash348.com/o/wabash-cusd/page/health-information--32. If you have any questions, please call 262-5104 ext 112. Thank you!
Congratulations to Mr. Michael Gordon, English Teacher at MCHS!! Mr. Gordon was the recipient of a Claes Nobel Education of Distinction Award by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). He is recognized among educators for outstanding efforts in supporting and growing both the academic and personal successes of students to make a positive impact in the global community. We are so proud and grateful to have his talents in our school district.
We at District 348 are aware of the outage of some internet in the county. It is our understanding that it will be on later today. Therefore, if you are unable to continue remote learning, it is fully understood and accommodations will be made for any assignments.
This past week, our educators have put together Learning Resource Opportunities for our students/parents. These rich resources are designed to keep your child academically engaged throughout this mandated shut-down. Websites, Activities, Google Classroom information and Social Support are available through the School Website. This information is updated hourly. Any information that is found helpful will be added. Visit https://www.wabash348.com/ and click the REMOTE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY/COVID-19 INFORMATION button and it will take you to the Informational Page with links that include school learning resources. From the APP, it can be accessed through the Wabash Community Unit School District #348 and choose the COVID-19 INFO from the Menu. Please understand that this is a new, ongoing learning process for everyone. The administration is working on all the details as the information becomes available from the Illinois School Board of Education. Thank you for your patience.
A note from the Superintendent: Today, March 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker ordered a shelter-in-place for Illinois. All Illinois schools, including Wabash CUSD #348, will be closed until April 8th. The state will re-evaluate the situation at that time. During that time, Wabash CUSD #348 will be on spring break. Therefore, the schools are tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 13th. Additionally, we will remain committed to continuing our remote learning opportunities for our students. As the Illinois State Board of Education delivers more guidance, we will be able to better address our situation moving forward. Thank you for all your support in this difficult matter as we continue to work through uncharted waters. Stay safe and Go Aces!
Copy/Paste this link to a Parent's Guide to Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys
Although tonight’s school board meeting remains an open meeting, we ask that only people with specific business attend the meeting. This recommendation is advised by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Thank you.
Wabash CUSD #348 Press Release At 3:30 pm today, Governor Pritzker announced a directive that all public and private schools in the state of Illinois will be closed March 17th-30th. These closures are directly related to the concern over the COVID-19 virus. District #348 will follow this directive and remain closed until the 30th. The governor did stress he may continue closures. During this time, all District curricular and extracurricular activities will be cancelled. As more information and details emerge, it will be disseminated on the website www.Wabash348.com, District app and District Facebook page.
Effective March 13, 2020, all K-12 school districts in Wabash County are closing indefinitely due to concerns pertaining to COVID-19. Additionally, all extracurricular activities will be suspended. The closings come with a recommendation from the Wabash County Health Department and are designed to protect the community. To my knowledge, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, but this precautionary move is designed to inhibit the spread of this virus. As of this time, there is no timetable to reopen the schools. However, it is the intention of the Districts to reopen as soon as possible. I will continue to communicate with the public via our website, app, and all calls. Chuck Bleyer, Ed.D. Superintendent
School will be dismissed today, March 13, 2020 at normal school dismissal. There will be more information to come.
Due to the high number of cases this year of influenza A & B, strep throat, and potentially COVID-19, during the second semester the District will suspend all attendance requirements pertaining to semester finals and perfect attendance awards. This change in policy is in accordance with the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The District does not want to promote or encourage students attending school while not feeling completely healthy. As for returning to school from illness, it is District policy that the student must be fever free for twenty-four hours without the use of fever reducing medication prior to returning. If you have any questions, please call your child’s school office.
District #348 is seeing a slight increase in the number of students absent. The increase has been due to positive results for influenza and strep. There are still some cases of the gastrointestinal virus popping up. To help your child stay healthy take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. *Try to avoid close contact with sick people. *While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. *If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu. These are healthy habits that should be practiced daily to help reduce exposure to germs.
MCES is having a boiler issue that will be fixed soon. Please dress your children in layers tomorrow, March 3, as it could be chilly in the morning and really warm by the afternoon. Thank you, Sheila Odom
Congratulations to Mrs. Ellen Wall, Band and Choir/Varsity Director at MCJHS and MCGS!! Mrs. Wall was recognized as a truly outstanding Music Educator and recipient of the 25-Year Recognition Award from the Illinois Music Education Association at the Illinois Music Education Conference today. We are so proud and grateful to have her talents in our school district.
Parents enrolling a Kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year, will be required to have an eye exam for their child completed and on file with the school nurse by October 15, 2020. Please schedule these appointments early. If you have any questions please call 262-5104 ext 112
Looking ahead to 2020-2021 school year, if you have a student that will be entering Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th or 9th grade, a dental exam will be required to be on file with the school nurse by May 15, 2021. This notice is being sent out to let you know that a dental exam being completed between the dates of 11/15/2019 and 5/15/2021 will complete this requirement. If your child has had their dental exam recently, please turn it in to the school office for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions please feel free to call 262-5104 ext 112.
Parents of current Junior Students: Notifications have been mailed out stating your child will need an immunization (Meningitis) before registering for their senior year of school. This can be done anytime prior to registering for the 2020-2021 school year, but the sooner the better due to busy schedules prior to school starting. Please send updated immunizations to the school nurse when completed. If you have any questions please feel free to call 262-5104 ext 112.
On Tuesday, I was able to attend the second grade Christmas Concert at the elementary school. The show was a lot of fun, and the students were awesome. This was a lot of work by the teachers and students. A special appreciation goes out to Brandy Mayer for her phenomenal job of coordinating, producing, and conducting the show.
This afternoon, there was an unsubstantiated comment made by a student that required the assistance of the Mt. Carmel police to respond. The administration and the police deemed that comment was not a threat. At no time were any students in danger and school operations were not altered.
Wabash County Health Department will be holding a Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, November 19th from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Wabash CUSD #348 will be closed tomorrow, November 12, 2019, due to hazardous road conditions. Thank you and be safe.
Earlier today, the Elementary and Grade Schools were put on a soft lock down for precautionary reasons. After police investigation, no threat was detected and the schools resumed normal activities.
Exciting News!!! Dental Safari provided 132 of our students with dental care during their recent visit. They will be returning on Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st to provide treatment services to those children identified as needing further care. The GREAT NEWS is they will be able to see children for screenings that day also, so if you missed the first chance now is the time to have your child seen. You can contact your child's school to complete the consent form. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school office and speak with the nurse. Thank You!!
Wabash Community School District #348 will have a one hour early dismissal this Friday, September 20, 2019. This includes the entire district. The Homecoming Parade is scheduled to hit Market Street as close to 3:30 p.m. as we can time it. Thank you.
Reminder: Dental Safari will be at Mt. Carmel Grade School tomorrow, September 5th seeing children who have turned in a signed consent form. It is not too late to take advantage of this service, if you would like your child to be seen by the dentist please notify your child's school regarding a consent form. All Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th, and 9th grade students are required to have a dental exam on file for compliance. This is a great opportunity to fulfill that requirement if your child does not have a dental home established. Please feel free to call 262-5104 ext 112 if you have any questions.
Dental Safari forms need to be turned in no later than Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Great opportunity for those who do not have a dental home or the means to see a dentist on a regular schedule. If you have questions please call your child's school.
This is a reminder that the schools will be operating on a 3 hour early dismissal on Friday, August 30th. Schools will be closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day Holiday. Thank you.
Just a reminder: If you plan to utilize Dental Safari for your child's dental screening, please have consent from signed and returned to your child's school office by this coming Friday, August 30th.
Dental Safari will be visiting our district on Thursday, September 5th and Friday, September 6th and will be giving dental exams to any student who does not have a regular dental home. If your student has not completed the required school examination, this will complete that requirement. Please request a consent form from the office or fill out directly online at www.wabash348.com and clink the Dental Safari link. If you have any question please feel free to call me at 262-5104, ext. 112
ONLINE Registration is now OPEN!!
We are thrilled to announce our new website!!
COMING SOON!!! Wabash CUSD's new App. Stay Tuned!!!!!!!
The MCHS Class of 2019 class photos are in -- those that ordered a copy may stop by the main office M-Th, 8-2:30 to pick up.
MCHS students have several innovate science classes to choose from. One such course is Project Lead the Way's "Human Body Systems." This course is inquiry-driven, project-based and provides the study of basic human physiology, especially in relationship to human health. A central theme is how the body systems work together to maintain internal balance and good health. Students use data acquisition software to monitor body functions and study body structure. Our students have used the pictured Anatomy in Clay Models all year to explore anatomy of the human body. On the last day they added a few "Finishing Touches!"