August 27, 2021 – Today Dr. Skertich released his bi-weekly update for CUSD 10 families and the community.
Click HERE to read the update in Spanish.
The first two weeks of school are always exciting! Extreme heat and a full moon always add hurdles, but there is nothing better than seeing our schools full of activity as we take another step toward a normal school year. Yes, things look a little different, but the positive interactions among students, their peers and staff were a much-needed boost for everyone!
The district will continue our efforts to provide transparent communication to families regarding the health of our students and staff. Please click the COVID-19 Dashboard on our website to find weekly updates on positive cases and exclusions. This data will be updated at the end of each week.
A point of clarification: the Governor’s announcement yesterday – requiring all school employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing – does not affect our PreK-12 students.
The district is once again partnering with the Madison County Health Department to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on September 1st at Collinsville Middle School from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Everyone twelve years or older is eligible to attend. Children twelve to seventeen years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please visit www.madison.chd.org to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
One of the best sights at the start of the school year is seeing our students participate in middle school baseball, softball, and cross country; as well as high school cross country, golf, tennis, swimming, band, soccer, football and volleyball. We have missed many things in the past 18 months. I don’t think we realized how much we missed our families, community members and students cheering on the sidelines until we experienced it last week at the Collinsville High School Kahok Kickoff. This was a great reminder of the love and passion that resonates throughout Kahok Nation for our students!
Finally, I want to remind you there is no school on Monday, September 6th, in observance of Labor Day. Students will return on Tuesday, September 7th. Enjoy the three-day weekend when it arrives and please be safe. Thank you for your constant dedication to our students, have a great weekend, and don’t forget to wear your purple and show your Kahok Pride!
Mark B. Skertich, Ed.D.