April 17, 2020
Today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced our buildings will not reopen and Remote Learning will continue until our last day of student attendance on May 22, 2020.
We are saddened our buildings will not reopen the remainder of the school year, but understand the safety and well-being of our communities is a priority. The district remains committed to continuing our Remote Learning efforts and making the most of a challenging situation. We would also like to extend our appreciation to parents and families. Your efforts to partner with our teachers to ensure Remote Learning has a positive impact have been remarkable. We appreciate the teamwork!
Since Remote Learning began at the end of March, changes and updates have occurred. Please visit the www.kahoks.org homepage to access the latest information related to the district’s Remote Learning Plan, reporting Chromebook problems, social emotional information and educational resources for families and teachers.
The district’s commitment to continue meal distribution during the Stay-at Home Order has amounted to over 3,000 meals served daily and over 45,000 since March 17th. We cannot say thank you enough to our partners at Sodexo, First Student and the numerous volunteers for their tireless dedication to ensure no students go without a meal. Your efforts have been remarkable!
The Collinsville High School Class of 2020 has experienced anything but a normal senior year during the Stay-at-Home Order. Today’s announcement ensures our seniors will not walk the halls of CHS again in the weeks ahead. This breaks our hearts! In the coming days, alternative options for graduation will be determined to safely celebrate your accomplishments at CHS. While we recognize this is frustrating, we also want to make sure we properly recognize your achievements.
I want to encourage the rest of our students to stay actively engaged with your teachers and classmates in the weeks ahead. This will help keep your minds active for when we return to school. Furthermore, social interaction is healthy for all of us even if it’s not face to face. On behalf of our entire district, we miss you!
Collinsville CUSD #10 remains committed to feeding our students, providing regular communication, and engaging students in the weeks ahead. Nothing about the current situation is easy, but let’s continue working together. Please stay safe and healthy!
Dr. Mark B. Skertich