Superintendent's Desk

Mr. David H. Rademacher
Patoka CUSD #100 Superintendent
618-432-5440, Ext. 303
drademache
r@patokaschool.com

Mr. Rademacher

Dear Patoka CUSD #100 Students, Families and Community Members,

Our first order always will be the safety, security and health of our students and staff. We will have school Monday, 3/16th but per Governor's order school will be out from March 17th through March 30th. The school district is working on virual/e-learning and will give more instruction on Monday.
We will continue to work through this together.
Mr. David H. Rademacher
Superintendent
Patoka CUSD #100

SCHOOL CLOSURES MARCH 17-30, 2020

 March 16, 2020

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

 Thank you for your extraordinary support over the past several days, as we have worked together to protect our community during the growing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. To further safeguard Illinois from the spread of the virus, Governor JB Pritzker has declared mandatory school closures for all buildings, both public and private, serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. 

 This mandatory closure takes effect Tuesday, March 17. Currently, we anticipate reopening on March 31.

 Free lunch and breakfast will be available to all students of the district. To receive a free lunch and breakfast call (618) 432-5200 and press 1, then leave your name and the number of students you would like a lunch and breakfast and pick-up location. Lunch and breakfasts can be pick up a three locations – 1) Patoka School front entrance 2) Patoka Baptist Church parking lot, and 3) Joyce’s Café parking lot in Vernon.  Breakfasts can be picked up between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45a:m Lunches can be picked up between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Please call by 3 o’clock the day before you would like to start participating in the program. You only have to call once and a lunch and breakfast will be prepared for your students each day.

 We will also continue to have at least one administrator on site during our regular school day hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in case you are unable to be home with your child, or your child needs a safe place to go. We will exercise social distancing practices to the best of our ability to keep students safe.

 We are committed to keeping students engaged in their learning during this statewide school closure. Students K-12 will be bring home their textbooks along with packets of educational material to complete while away from school.  Parents and students may contact their teacher by email with questions about the work.  Some teachers may contact students electronically to provide instruction or guidance on particular work.  Students are also being given login and passwords to current programs that we use at school that can also be used at home.

 To supplement these services, we encourage you to engage your children in other free, online educational activities. The Illinois State Board of Education has compiled a library of resources at www.isbe.net/keeplearning.  

 Concern over this new virus can make children anxious. It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If adults seem overly worried, children's anxiety may rise. Adults should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy.

 Children also need factual, age-appropriate information about the potential seriousness of disease risk, so the focus of conversation should be concrete instructions about how to avoid infections and the spread of disease. Teaching children positive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infections can help reduce anxiety. Please talk with your children about precautions they can take to stay healthy, including:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is best, especially if they are visibly dirty. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is a suitable alternative. Consider showing your children one of these videos about proper handwashing technique: www.cdc.gov/handwashing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay home if you are able to stay home. Avoid travel if you can.

 The National Association of School Psychologists has additional guidelines about talking to children about COVID-19 at https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource.

 We will continue to inform you as quickly as we can about any further changes to school services. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact David Rademacher at drademacher@patokaschool.com or phone (618) 432-5200.

We appreciate your partnership, and we will get through this together. 

Sincerely,

David H. Rademacher, Superintendent

Patoka Community Unit School District #100


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