Foundation for the Future

 

Return to Work


All 9-month employees will report back to work Monday May 18th as a regular workday.

All employees 9.5-month, 10-month, 11-month and 12-month employees will report back Friday, May 15th for a regular work day.

 

Helping to guide the path forward is the Resilient Louisiana Commission, a state group charged with examining Louisiana’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for more resilient business-related activities and commerce in the coming months.

The Commission includes a task force structure dedicated to specific sectors of the economy, including education. Within the Education and Workforce Development Task Force, there are subgroups focused on K-12 education and on early childhood education. The subgroup members include local superintendents, childcare center directors, advocates, and members of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. These groups, in consultation with public health officials, will develop operational guidance and send it to the full Commission for sign-off.

The first of those education-focused guidelines will be released this week and will be related to the safe operation of summer camps, summer school, and summer extracurricular activities, as well as to the safe operation of child care services.

The guidelines, which will be made available on the Department’s COVID-19 webpage, will detail how to ensure health and safety by limiting group sizes, maintaining environmental cleaning and personal hygiene, properly assessing and monitoring children and staff for symptoms of illness, and other key instructions.

School buildings will be closed to the public.  If there is a need for access, please contact the school administration to discuss the need and schedule a time.

 

Summer Feeding Program to Begin

Please see the news article below for details and the application for the MCS Summer Feeding Program which will being Monday!

 

Important Information from Monroe City Schools and Comcast
 

Starting Thursday, April 30, Monroe City School's videotaped lessons will be aired on Comcast channel 1155 on Comcast's Basic Programming lineup.  For more information, read the Comcast statement.

 

Important Notice for School Closure:

The Governor of the State of Louisiana issued a proclamation (READ THE PROCLAMATION HERE!) which has closed all schools to students effective at the close of business Friday, March 13, 2020. 

 



Monroe City School Community,

 

As I’ve always believed, families are the child’s first teacher. This will be especially important over the next month. In response to the Governor’s emergency proclamation, all Monroe City Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. All schools and buildings will be closed and all activities - including school day instruction, before and after-care, preschool, health services, parent teacher conferences, student registration, and enrichment - will be canceled until further notice.

I know this was not a decision the Governor made lightly. Outside of the benefit of our schools to our nearly 8500 student and 1400 employees, I understand the important role a public-school system plays in the greater community. We know closing our schools will impact our most vulnerable families, and we recognize that working families depend on the consistency and predictability of supports and services our schools offer. We also have families who rely on our schools for childcare and meals. 

In this evolving situation, while our classrooms are empty, our work on behalf of children continues.  Monroe City Schools is offering at-home learning options in two different formats: online and print. The district will not require online distance learning since we cannot ensure that all students will have equal access to learning.  With that said, we will provide online resources at each school website and the district website. These resources are meant to provide optional opportunities for student learning while students are absent from school. We encourage our students and families to utilize these resources. Our teachers will be responsive and available via email should families have questions. Please know this will not take the place of regular classroom instruction. It’s meant to supplement student learning at home. Print resources will be available beginning Wednesday at all school locations.  LOCATING YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER WEBSITE(S)

Grab-and-go lunches will be available at select sites throughout the district. The meals will be distributed from 10:30-12:00 Monday-Friday at the following schools Jefferson, Baukdull Faulk, Carroll Jr, Sallie Humble, Burg Jones, Madison Foster, Shelling and Wossman. Additional information is available on our website.

One of our next steps is to ensure the safety of all our employees. All Monroe City Schools and Central Office buildings are closed till May 15th.  Louisiana will move to Phase One under the White House COVID-19 guidance this Friday, May 15, which removes the Stay at Home order for Louisianans which allows schools to open under strict occupancy, protection and social distancing guidelines.  

Gov. Edwards outlined the first phase of the Roadmap to a Resilient Louisiana, which adopts every major recommendation of the White House plan in Phase One. The Governor also highlighted data that shows that the Stay at Home order improved Louisiana’s overall situation in relation to new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.  

All 9-month employees will report back to work Monday May 18th as a regular workday.

All employees 9.5-month, 10-month, 11-month and 12-month employees will report back Friday, May 15th for a regular work day.  

I want to thank everyone for their understanding and ongoing commitment to prioritize the safety of our students, staff, and school communities. 

Thank you to our students, families and staff. Whether you’re supporting our students by leading our schools, providing high-quality instruction, serving on our school board, keeping our buildings clean, providing meals for students, completing payroll, or providing updates to our families, I appreciate everyone’s hard work and dedication. Thank you to our community members, including our medical and emergency personnel, parish government officials, and other partners who continuously work to keep our communities healthy and safe.

We are working to get you up-to-date information and will continue to be in regular contact. For the latest official district updates, visit the Monroe City Schools webpage.

In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to follow CDC guidelines to prevent any further spread of this virus. If you are able, please offer help to friends and neighbors. Small moments of kindness, grace, and support will go a long way as we navigate our collective response to this situation.

 

 

Certain Internet Providers are offering free or reduced internet access during this time of emergency.  Please see the options on our special webpage.

 

Latest Updates:

Please see our Frequently Asked Question Document for parents.  This page covers many different questions concerning the educational environment that we find ourselves us in at this time.  Please consult the page for answers to some common questions.

If you are in need of childcare because you are an essential employee, please see this map of locations that are available in our area.

 

Building Today for Tomorrow

The Monroe City School District is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We hold high expectations for all students, parents, and staff. We share, with our community, the responsibility for providing a safe, caring environment designed to help students become productive citizens. We pledge all available resources to help prepare students to live and work in a rapidly changing, technological society.

MCS Pupil Progression Plan

The approved version of the 2018-2019 Pupil Progression Plan is now available online for viewing. Please address questions to Dr. Cassie Owens. Click on their names to email a question.

MCS Charter Application

The Charter School Application Process for the 2020-2021 school year is now available online. Please visit the MCS Charter Application page for information regarding the Charter School Application process for Monroe City Schools.

MCS Registration Handbooks and Gifted/Talented Course Offerings

To find out more about the registration process or the Gifted/Talented Course Offerings in the district, please visit the appropriate link below. There is a quick link on each school page for your convenience, as well.

Elementary / Junior High / High School

MCS School Wellness Policy

The Monroe City School Board is committed to the optimal development of every student. The School Board believes that for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental and social success, the School Board shall strive to ensure positive, safe and health-promoting learning environments at every level, in every setting, throughout the school year.  

To see more, please visit the School Wellness Policy page.

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02.28.2020

PreK Registration Scheduled

Please see this article concerning PreK registration.

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