MG CUSD #1 Families -

Guidance was provided by the CDC and IDPH on Friday, July 9th. We have consulted with the local health entities and the local school board has voted on an existing plan for the upcoming school year. While maintaining student safety; our #1 priority is providing in-person learning, full days, 5 days per week. The first day of student attendance is August 17th.

 Student masking is strongly recommended by the school district but it will ultimately be a family decision while in the school building. Students WILL be required to wear a mask during bus transportation at all times. We will work closely with our local health department in monitoring the level of community spread and may elect to require masks for all students at a later date if necessary. Social distancing of 3-6 feet will be maintained when possible, but not guaranteed in all school settings. The district remains committed to our intensive cleaning procedures, in addition to using outdoor spaces when available.

 We are excited to welcome all of our students back on August 17th and work collaboratively with our local health department in keeping safety our highest priority to our students, staff, and community. Please remember that this plan is very fluid and will continuously be updated as we progress through the year. The full document can be found at our school website through the Return to Learn button:

 If you have any questions/concerns about the document, please send them to the following email address:

Quick Recap:

  1. Mask use is strongly recommended indoors for students, staff and visitors who are NOT fully vaccinated. It is the responsibility of the individual families to interpret the guidance and determine if their child/children should wear a face covering/mask during the school day.
  2. Under current CDC guidance, passengers and drivers MUST wear a mask on school busses.
  3. Social distancing will be maintained to the best of our ability at 3-6 feet.
  4. We will continue the daily monitoring via teacherease and it will remain equally important for parents to complete those daily health surveys to continue in-person learning.
  5. Quarantines guidelines will be followed as determined by the IDPH guidelines, local health department and CDC guidelines. (More information to come on this topic)
  6. Some form of remote learning will be offered to quarantined students throughout the school year.
  7. The plan will be revisited before the start of the school year to modify any changes that come about. Families will be notified of such changes as quickly as possible.

Mr. Koontz