Daily Announcement from Dr. Ahlemeyer

April 01, 2020

Dear MTF Student/Family Nation:

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. As you are aware, yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

As you know, our Remote Learning Plan is ready to start tomorrow April 2 and now will continue through April 30th. During this entire time, on-site learning will remain suspended but our schools’ commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through the different format.

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program.

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together.

As a recap, here are the three priorities for our leadership and planning moving forward:

Priority 1 - Feed and care for the extended safety, health, and welfare of students, families, staff, and the community at large.

Priority 2 - Communicate clearly; share coherent, organized and controlled messages with staff, students and the community.

Priority 3 - Provide for continuity of learning.

We are making a change to our meal service out to the community starting next Monday, April 6 to promote social distancing guidelines and essential services. Starting next week, we will only deliver meals once a week, on Mondays, for the entire week. The schedule/locations on these Mondays will not change from the past and are as follows:

April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27

MAROA LIBRARY - 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM

FORSYTH LIBRARY - 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM

BRISTOL GARDENS Apartments - 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM

HICKORY POINT Apartments - 10:20 AM to 10:30 AM

Again, you will be able to pick up a full supply of meals for the entire week on the first day of the week. If you need further food support, please email me at john.ahlemeyer@mfschools.netor contact your building principal or your teacher.

Finally, we are getting a lot of questions about the status of events scheduled for after April 30th through the end of the school year. As we receive data, we are in the process on a daily basis of making plans/announcements regarding those events. Once we know something, we will get it out there for sure. Please be patient.

It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. The two words thoughts that keep popping into my head during this time are flexibility & patience. Thank you so much. Take care.

With MTF Trojan Pride,

John


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