Let’s get back to school! All schools in the McDonald County School District will be back to in-person learning tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19. We appreciate your patience as we have attempted to break this cycle of sickness in our staff and students. Can't wait to see our students tomorrow at school and in class!
The number of absences of staff and students due to sickness is continuing to be an issue in the McDonald County School District. Therefore, we will be canceling in-person learning for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18. This will once again be an AMI - or Alternative Method of Instruction - day. Teachers will be in contact with students to let them know their AMI instructions for the day. We are hoping this extra day, along with having the past few days off, will help alleviate the sickness cycle. At this time we plan to return to class at regular times on Wednesday, January 19th.
January 17 is National Elementary School Teacher Day! We want to give a shout-out to the elementary teachers in the McDonald County School District! Elementary teachers typically work with students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. Our elementary teachers do a fantastic job of providing top-quality education to our students. If you see an elementary teacher today, tell them “thank you” for making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes!
Just a quick reminder: McDonald County Schools will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We'll see our students and staff back in school Tuesday, January 18.
Here are the latest COVID positive numbers from across the campuses of the McDonald County School District. If you have questions about your student being a "close contact" with a COVID positive case, please contact your school's nurse's office.
FFA trips, new school buses, and lawn care were just a few of the topics covered in tonight's McDonald County School Board of Education January meeting. If you couldn't make it to the meeting you can view it in its entirety by following the link below. https://bit.ly/3trrkfZ
Due to a rising number of our staff and students being out of school because of sickness, the McDonald County School District will not be in session on Friday, January 14. This will be an AMI (virtual learning) day for students. They will have instructions on how to access the online learning platforms from their teachers. We are considering this a wellness day, and our custodial staff will be on-site cleaning and sanitizing the buildings across the district. We appreciate your understanding of this situation. Since school will be out on Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr Day, students and staff will report back to school during regular times on Tuesday, January 18.
Here are the latest numbers on positive COVID cases in the McDonald County School District broken down by each campus. If you have a question about your child being a close contact with a positive COVID case, please call your school's nurse's office.
A few more numbers to add to the COVID positives in the McDonald County School District. If you have questions about whether your child is considered a close contact with a positive COVID case, please call your local school's nurse's office.
As of today, Tuesday, January 11, our staff and student COVID positive numbers are not at the point to cancel classes in the McDonald County School District. Of course, we are closely monitoring the situation and if classes were to be canceled, we may need to use AMI (virtual learning) days in the event of closure. We appreciate our dedicated staff and substitute teachers and all they are doing to keep students in classes during this challenging time. We will keep parents, staff, and students informed if conditions warrant a change.
Here are the latest COVID numbers across the McDonald County School District for today. If you have a question about your student being a close contact with a COVID positive case, please contact your local school's nurses office.
The McDonald County School’s Board of Education will be holding its regular monthly meeting this Thursday, January 13, at 6:30 pm at the District Office at 10 Stampede Drive, Anderson, MO. A public comment section will be offered at the beginning of the meeting. All people wishing to address the Board during the public comment section will need to adhere to the following guidelines: The topic must be an item on the current agenda. The speaker must sign up by completing a request form at the District Office no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, January 13. No individual will be permitted to speak more than once during this period. There is a 3-minute time limit per individual speaker. Following the meeting, there will be a closed session as per Section 610.021 (2) RSMo. Please see the attached images for items on this week’s agenda.
More positive cases of COVID reported today in campuses across the McDonald County School District. If you have questions about your child being a close contact with a positive COVID case, please call your building's school nurse's office.
Two more schools make it on the list of having COVID positive cases in the McDonald County School District. If you have a question about your student being a close contact with a COVID positive case, please contact your local school's nurses office.
Here are the updated COVID levels for each campus across the McDonald County School District. If you want more information about your child and close contacts with COVID positive cases at their school, please contact your local school's nurses office.
Here are the latest COVID levels throughout the McDonald County School District. If you have any questions about whether your child has been in close contact with a COVID positive case, please call your individual school.
Hey McDonald County Schools students and staff! We hope you had a great break. Now let's start 2022 off right! See you in class Monday, January 3!
Happy New Year to all our friends and families in the McDonald County School District. We wish you all the best in 2022!
Congratulations to our McDonald County High School Band students who qualified for All-Conference, District, and State honors. Pictured from left to right are: Madison Burton - Baritone Saxophone - All-District honor band and State Qualifier; Kaylin Mathews - Clarinet - All conference Honor Band; Cheyenne Villatoro - Clarinet - All-Conference Band; Emma Smith - Bass clarinet - All-Conference Honor Band; Celia Holcomb - Tuba - All-Conference Band; Kadence Elliot - Clarinet - All-Conference Band. They’ll be performing as part of the All-District Band/Conference Band at a concert at Joplin High School on Saturday, January 8th. Great job representing McDonald County Schools!
📣 Hey McDonald County Students and Staff! Christmas Break starts on Monday, December 20th! 🎄🎅 We hope you enjoy your time off. We'll see you back in class on Monday, January 3, 2022! 🎉