Live Feed

Scott Watson, Superintendent

Scott Watson, Superintendent, about 1 month ago

October 8, 2020 Dear Parents, Unfortunately, we have had a few more positive COVID-19 test results in the district. We also have a large number of students in quarantine for close contact. I conferred with the Vermilion County Health Department this morning and the consensus is that we needed to shut down both districts (Bismarck-Henning CUSD #1 & Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin Cooperative High School) for 14 days and go remote learning during the closure. The full closure will begin tomorrow and we will reopen for in-person instruction on Monday, October 26th. This will hopefully give things a chance to settle down before we students return. This definitely is not the news I was wanting to share. I do believe the district has done everything it can do in order to offer in-person learning but we cannot control what happens once students leave. Please continue to work hard to keep your children safe and healthy as we will certainly get through this. As we have done since day one, we will continue to work with the Vermilion County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health to strictly follow their guidelines pertaining to public schools. Respectfully, Scott Watson, Superintendent Bismarck-Henning CUSD #1

Scott Watson, Superintendent

Scott Watson, Superintendent, about 1 month ago

Dear Parents, At this point in time we feel it is best to go ahead and go with remote learning for all students in the Junior High and High School (tomorrow) Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th. Our plan is to reopen the Junior High and High School for in-person learning for those kids who are not in quarantine on Tuesday, October 13th. Our goal is try and stay ahead of any outbreak the best that we can so we are not forced to go with a full shutdown for 14 days. If for some reason we get word of more positive cases or multiple kids who had “close contact” with a positive case in the next 6 days, we may be forced to extend the closure the full 14 days. As we have done since day one, we are working the Vermilion County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health and strictly following their guidelines. This shutdown does not affect the Elementary School. The Elementary School will still provide in-person learning tomorrow and Thursday and dismiss as normal. As of now, the Elementary School has not been affected as much as the 5-12 building. We certainly appreciate everyone’s understanding and flexibility. We would rather be cautious and go remote learning for a limited time rather than take drastic measures and close for 2 weeks. Respectfully, Scott Watson, Superintendent Bismarck-Henning CUSD #1

Scott Watson, Superintendent

Scott Watson, Superintendent, 7 months ago

School Lunches 5/18/20 - 5-22/20 For lunch pickup the week of May 18 - May 22, 2020. Please fill out and submit one form for every student. This will be the last week lunches will be provided. Lunches will be available from 11:00 am - 12:00 (noon) at the MPR (East Doors). You do not need to leave your vehicle, as lunches will be brought out to you. This survey will close at 7:00 am on Monday in order for our kitchen staff to have ample time to prepare the meals. All meals for the week will be distributed on Monday in order to save you time in picking lunches up each day. This will be the final week for lunches. Thank you. https://forms.gle/D27ho96ZsxtRAq1YA

Scott Watson, Superintendent

Scott Watson, Superintendent, 7 months ago

School Lunches 5/11/20 - 5/18/20) For lunch pickup the week of May 11- May 15, 2020. Please fill out and submit one form for every student. Lunches will be available from 11:00 am - 12:00 (noon) at the MPR (East Doors) or delivered to the Rossville High School students. You do not need to leave your vehicle, as lunches will be brought out to you. This survey will close at 7:00 am on Monday in order for our kitchen staff to have ample time to prepare the meals. All meals for the week will be distributed on Monday in order to save you time in picking lunches up each day. Thank you. https://forms.gle/ivizqFDjoyfGKfy98

SEE ALL posts