• 2/10/21

    Dear MCAS Staff and Families:

    Today, the State of Indiana placed LaPorte County at a YELLOW status for COVID spread. 

    There is no school on Monday, February 15 due to the Presidents’ Day holiday. Beginning Tuesday, February 16, MCAS will be operating on a normal schedule. In-person Traditional students will attend school in-person every day. MCAS Online and Virtual Academy will maintain their normal schedule, learning remotely.

    This schedule will continue until further notice. MCAS will continue to closely monitor the COVID spread levels in our community and will keep families informed.

    FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

    • Students attending school in-person will receive meals at school. (The 2-day bags will not be available for pick up next week, even if you pre-ordered.)

    • Students enrolled in the MCAS Online program and the Michigan City Virtual Academy may pick up a weekly supply of meals on Mondays at Krueger or MCHS from 4:00-5:30pm. These “5-day bags” must be pre-ordered by noon each Wednesday.  NOTE: Due to the President’s Day holiday, there is no pickup for 5-day bags on Monday next week. Pick-up will be Tuesday, February 16, at Krueger or MCHS, from 4:00-5:30pm

    ELEMENTARY LEARNING OPTIONS
    A reminder for elementary parents: If you would like to switch your K-6 student from MCAS Online to In-person or In-person to MCAS Online for the final trimester (beginning March 1), please complete the form at the link below by this Friday, February 12. If you want to continue with the option your child is currently in, you do NOT need to complete this form.

    REQUEST TO CHANGE LEARNING OPTION - ELEMENTARY

    WEATHER CLOSINGS/DELAYS
    Winter weather is again upon us! If you are not already receiving text messages about delays or closings due to weather, you can sign up here: http://educateMC.net/texts. This information will also be shared with local media and posted on our website and social media.

    In the event we have to cancel school in-person due to weather, MCAS will have an eLearning day. Students should log into Seesaw, Google Classroom, or Blackboard for the day's lesson. (This is the same platform used during remote/online learning days). For more about eLearning please visit http://educateMC.net/eLearning.

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Monday, February 15 - President’s Day (No School)
    Monday, March 1 - eLearning Day. On this day, students will log in from home to complete assignments. Our teachers and staff will be participating in professional development. Lessons will be “asynchronous” (posted online) on this day.

    PARENT CONFERENCES
    Schools will be reaching out to parents with information about opportunities for virtual meetings with teachers. The dates may vary depending on the school and teacher.

    HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
    We will continue to observe the health and safety precautions outlined in our Reopening Plan. Please remember our “SWIM” Acronym…

    S (Symptoms
    )
    Screen for COVID symptoms daily. Take your child’s temperature, and keep students home if they feel sick, have a cough, sore throat, headache, or a loss of taste or smell. 

    W (Water Bottle)

    Students should bring a full water bottle (labeled with name) to school each day. Touchless water filling stations are available for refills.

    I (Immunizations)
    Students lacking immunizations will be excluded.

    M (Masks)
    Masks are required on buses and at school. Please make sure students have a clean face mask each day.

    I am so grateful for the dedication and hard work of our teachers and staff, and the continued support of our students and their families during this time. We look forward to resuming our normal schedule next week!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins
    Superintendent