Starting October 5th, Kindergarten - 8th grade students will return to in-person instruction 4 days per week. Starting October 19th, 9th-12th grade students will return to in-person instruction 4 days per week. Pre-school students will remain in their current schedule and Wednesdays will remain a remote learning setting for all students. If you plan to not use our school bussing please contact Dave DeShane at the bus barn at 309-659-2239 ext. 1323.
The Erie School Board of Education and administration are closely monitoring the Covid-19 statistics in our district, community, and surrounding areas. Covid statistics will be posted and evaluated weekly. Depending on the direction of the numbers, a special board meeting may be required prior to the regular scheduled meeting on September 30th to discuss progression. The following information is a brief breakdown of statistics as of 9/15/2020. Total Covid Positive Cases in ECUSD #1: 4 Total Students Quarantined: 30 Total Staff Quarantined: 6 61250 Total Cases Reported: 18 Positive Cases (516 Erie Residents Tested) Whiteside County Total Cases: 643 Positive Covid Cases with 20 deaths The Northern Region Update (updated with information on the week ending 9/13/2020): This region includes Boone, Carroll, Dekalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago: The region has seen 3 days of positivity increases in the last 10 days and one day of hospital admission increases. The current positivity rate for the Northern region decreased slightly to 6.3%. The medical surgical bed availability increased to 43% (threshold is 20% for more intense mitigation methods) and the ICU bed availability increased to 46%. The state's seven day rolling positivity average dropped to 3.6%
Please note the new spectator rules to attend a home golf or cross country meet.
Online registration is currently available via Skyward. No matter what learning option you choose, all ECUSD #1 students need to register. A google form will be available after the board meeting next week for parents to choose their learning option. Pre-school parents do not need to register those students. For incoming Kindergarten families, if you do not have a skyward account, please contact the Elementary office at 309-659-2239 ext. 1211.
Preschool Screenings will be held on Thursday, August 13th. Preschool Coordinator Erin Eckberg will be contacting parents of incoming preschoolers to schedule screening times. We only have two time slots available that day, 8:45 and 10:00am. Please call Erin at 217-416-6851 to schedule an appointment. Face masks will also be required and only one parent will be allowed to accompany the child.
Attention Panther Athletes - We are continuing our morning workouts this week. As soon as the IHSA confirms their Phase 2 “Return to Play” guidelines, you will receive more updated information. We can assure that we won’t be taking any steps backwards. Those that have come have put in some awesome, dedicated, hard work and all of the coaches truly appreciate it. For those athletes that have only come once or twice, or maybe not at all yet, we’d love to have you join us. Times and locations haven’t changed - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8-9:15 in both Erie and Prophetstown on the tracks. See you tomorrow morning to start another great week. #2schools1family
Athletes Return for Working Out
Congratulations to our senior class! We are proud of you!!
The HS Ceramics class has been busy!!
Spanish III students trying out their Mexican cooking skills by preparing Mole (MO-lay) a spicy chocolate sauce used to top off various dishes.