Mundelein High School

Communications

3/16/2022

 

Districts 75 and 120 Parents and Guardians,

As we transition to more traditional programming following two years of strict COVID-19 restrictions, we continue to recommend careful and healthy practices to prevent another COVID-19 outbreak.

With Spring Break only a few days away, please remember that travel is one of the risk factors in the transmission of COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health recommends that students and staff who travel over spring break get tested when they return.

School Districts 75 and 120 will offer optional free COVID-19 tests for any students and staff the week school resumes. These nasal swab tests will be administered by appointment only at Washington, Mechanics Grove and Carl Sandburg schools and Mundelein High School on Monday, March 28 and Friday, April 1.

The test is optional and open to any students or staff interested. Anyone interested should email Lead Health Aide Debbie Tipperreiter at dtipperreiter@d75.org

Testing is open during the following times on Monday, March 28 and Friday, April 1:

  • Carl Sandburg Middle School Health Office: 7:45-9:15 a.m.
  • Mechanics Grove School Health Office: 9:45-11:15 a.m.
  • Washington School Health Office: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Mundelein High School Room B135: 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Please note that because the IDPH considers school nurse’s offices as healthcare areas, all students and staff are required to wear masks in those rooms.

 

Distritos 75 y 120 Padres y tutores,

A medida que hacemos la transición a una programación más tradicional luego de dos años de estrictas restricciones de COVID-19, continuamos recomendando prácticas cuidadosas y saludables para prevenir otro brote de COVID-19.

Con Spring Break a solo unos días de distancia, recuerde que viajar es uno de los factores de riesgo en la transmisión de COVID-19. El Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois recomienda que los estudiantes y el personal que viajen durante las vacaciones de primavera se hagan la prueba cuando regresen.

Los distritos escolares 75 y 120 ofrecerán pruebas COVID-19 gratuitas opcionales paracualquier estudiante y personal la semana que se reanuden las clases. Estas pruebas de hisopado nasal se administrarán solo con cita previa en las escuelas Washington, Mechanics Grove y Carl Sandburg y la escuela secundaria Mundelein el lunes 28 de marzo y el viernes 1 de abril.

La prueba es opcional y está abierta a cualquier estudiante o personal interesado. Cualquier persona interesada debe enviar un correo electrónico a la asistente principal de salud, Debbie Tipperreiter, a dtipperreiter@d75.org

Las pruebas están abiertas durante los siguientes horarios el lunes 28 de marzo y el viernes 1 de abril:

  • Oficina de Salud de la Escuela Intermedia Carl Sandburg: 7:45-9:15 am
  • Oficina de Salud de la Escuela Mechanics Grove: 9:45-11:15 am
  • Salud de la Escuela Washington Oficina: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
  • Salón B135 de Mundelein High School: 1:30-2:45 pm

Tenga en cuenta que debido a que el IDPH considera las oficinas de la enfermera escolar como áreas de atención médica, todos los estudiantes y el personal deben usar mascarillas en habitaciones.


2/27/2022

 

Parents and Guardians of School Districts 75 and 120,
Effective Monday, Feb. 28, we will no longer require students to wear masks on school buses.
This decision comes after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced late Friday that it will no longer require people to wear masks on buses or vans operated by public school systems.
We continue to recommend wearing masks in indoor settings in our schools and on buses. Please take this opportunity to make the best decision for your family and discuss this with your children. 
Please remind your children to show respect and understanding for those with opposing viewpoints. A child riding the bus should not have to feel pressured to remove or wear a mask. We will continue to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all students.
 
 
Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendent
School Districts 75 and 120
 
 

Padres y tutores de los distritos escolares 75 y 120,
A partir del lunes 28 de febrero, ya no exigiremos que los estudiantes usen máscaras en los autobuses escolares.
Esta decisión se produce después de que los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) anunciaran el viernes por la noche que ya no requerirán que las personas usen máscaras en los autobuses o camionetas operados por los sistemas de escuelas públicas.
Seguimos recomendando el uso de máscaras en entornos interiores de nuestras escuelas y autobuses. Aproveche esta oportunidad para tomar la mejor decisión para su familia con sus hijos. 
Recuerde a sus hijos que muestren respeto y comprensión por aquellos con puntos de vista opuestos. Un niño que viaja en el autobús no debe sentirse presionado para quitarse o usar una máscara. Continuaremos manteniendo un entorno seguro y acogedor para todos los estudiantes.
 
 
Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendente
Distritos escolares 75 y 120
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2/18/2022
 
 
 
Districts 75 and 120 Parents and Guardians,
 
Effective Tuesday, Feb. 22, the mask mandate in both District 75 and District 120 will no longer be in place and we will move forward with a mask-recommended status in our schools.
 
An Illinois appeals court on Thursday ruled against the Governor’s mask mandate, meaning Illinois public school districts are no longer required to mandate masks in schools. 
 
While masks are no longer required, they are strongly recommended in all schools in Districts 75 and 120. Please take all precautions to keep yourself and others safe. 
 
We will continue to review metrics of COVID-19 cases and collaborate with the Lake County Department of Public Health (IDPH) for guidance on our health and safety protocols. If transmission rates worsen or there is any sort of COVID-19 outbreak in our schools, we will consider a return to mandated masking in the schools.
 
Other mitigation measures in our schools will remain largely unchanged. We will continue the same upgraded cleaning and disinfecting practices we’ve used during the last two years, such as cleaning and disinfecting procedures, spraying high-touch areas, using virus-killing UVC lights at night and venting rooms with increased outside air. Hand sanitizer and masks will continue to be made available for students and staff.
 
Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 guidelines in our schools moving forward:

 
  • Masks are still required on school buses, per federal law.
  • The Test-to-Stay program will no longer be used because it requires that everyone be masked. 
  • Optional SHIELD testing will continue.
  • Social distancing will continue.
  • Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate and will be excluded from school for 5 days. When returning to school after those 5 days, students and staff must wear a mask for the next 5 days (days 6-10 after the positive test), per the CDC. Those who opt not to wear a mask after day 5 must continue to stay home for days 6-10.
  • It is strongly recommended that anyone  with symptoms related to COVID-19 should stay home from school.
  • Districts 75 and 120 will still be contact tracing or but no longer excluding close contacts.
  • Student athletes and performers who compete or perform at other schools and/or venues must adhere to the COVID-19 policies in place at those venues.
 
We ask that you take this opportunity to make the best decision for your family regarding masking and discuss it with your children. Please understand that teachers will not be expected to monitor or enforce student compliances with family preferences regarding mask-wearing.
 
We realize that some families prefer that their students continue wearing masks while others wish to go without them. Please remember to show respect and understanding for those with opposing viewpoints. A child should not have to feel pressured to remove or wear a mask. We will continue to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all students regardless of their personal mask choice.
 
 
 
Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendent
School Districts 75 and 120
 
 

Distritos 75 y 120 Padres y Guardianes,

A partir del martes 22 de febrero, el mandato de máscara tanto en el Distrito 75 como en el Distrito 120 ya no estará vigente y seguiremos adelante con un estado recomendado de máscara en nuestras escuelas.

Un tribunal de apelaciones de Illinois falló el jueves en contra del mandato de máscara del gobernador, lo que significa que los distritos escolares públicos de Illinois ya no están obligados a exigir máscaras en las escuelas. 

Ya no se requieren máscaras, pero se recomiendan máscaras en todas las escuelas de los Distritos 75 y 120. Tome todas las precauciones para mantenerse seguro y proteger a los demás. 

Continuaremos revisando las métricas de los casos de COVID-19 y colaborando con el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Lake (IDPH) para obtener orientación sobre nuestros protocolos de salud y seguridad. Si las tasas de transmisión empeoran o hay algún tipo de brote de COVID-19 en nuestras escuelas, consideraremos volver al uso obligatorio de máscaras en las escuelas.

Otras medidas de mitigación en nuestras escuelas permanecerán prácticamente sin cambios. Continuaremos con las mismas prácticas mejoradas de limpieza y desinfección que hemos utilizado durante los últimos dos años, como procedimientos de limpieza y desinfección, rociado de áreas de alto contacto, uso de luces UVC que matan virus por la noche y ventilación de habitaciones con más aire exterior. El desinfectante de manos y las máscaras seguirán estando disponibles para los estudiantes y el personal.

Esto es lo que necesita saber sobre las pautas de COVID-19 en nuestras escuelas en el futuro:

  • Todavía se requieren máscaras en los autobuses escolares, según la ley federal.
  • El programa Test-to-Stay ya no se utilizará porque requiere que todos estén enmascarados. 
  • Las pruebas SHIELD opcionales continuarán.
  • El distanciamiento social continuará.
  • Los estudiantes y el personal que den positivo en la prueba de COVID-19 deberán aislarse y serán excluidos de la escuela durante 5 días. Al regresar a la escuela después de esos 5 días, los estudiantes y el personal deben usar una máscara durante los próximos 5 días (días 6-10 después de la prueba positiva), según los CDC. Aquellos que opten por no usar una máscara después del día 5 deben continuar en casa durante los días 6-10.
  • Se recomienda encarecidamente que cualquier persona con síntomas relacionados con COVID-19 se quede en casa y no vaya a la escuela.
  • Los distritos 75 y 120 seguirán rastreando contactos, pero ya no excluirán contactos cercanos.
  • Los estudiantes atletas y artistas que compiten o actúan en otras escuelas y/o lugares deben cumplir con las políticas COVID-19 vigentes en esos lugares.

Le pedimos que aproveche esta oportunidad para tomar la mejor decisión para su familia con respecto al uso de máscaras y que la discuta con sus hijos. Comprenda que no se espera que los maestros controlen o hagan cumplir el cumplimiento de los estudiantes con las preferencias familiares con respecto al uso de máscaras.

Nos damos cuenta de que algunas familias prefieren que sus alumnos sigan usando mascarillas mientras que otras prefieren ir sin ellas. Recuerde mostrar respeto y comprensión por aquellos con puntos de vista opuestos. Un niño no debería tener que sentirse presionado para quitarse o usar una máscara. Continuaremos manteniendo un entorno seguro y acogedor para todos los estudiantes, independientemente de su elección personal de mascarilla.


Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendente
Distritos escolares 75 y 120

 


2/15/2022

 

Good evening D75 and D120 parents, guardians, students and staff: 

Late this afternoon the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) declined to renew the Illinois Department of Public Health’s emergency rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  JCAR’s action today does not impact the Governor’s Executive Order 2021-18, which mandates that masks be worn in public schools. 

Because Executive Order 2021-18 is still in effect, District 75 and District 120 will continue to mandate masks be worn in our schools. 

We apologize for the late notice, but want to keep you informed and updated as much as possible when issues develop. 

 

Buenas noches, padres, tutores, estudiantes y personal de los D75 y D120: 

A última hora de la tarde, el Comité Conjunto de Reglas Administrativas (JCAR) se negó a renovar las reglas de emergencia del Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois relacionadas con la pandemia de COVID-19. La acción de JCAR de hoy no afecta la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador 2021-18, que exige el uso de máscaras en las escuelas públicas. 

Debido a que la Orden Ejecutiva 2021-18 aún está vigente, el Distrito 75 y el Distrito 120 seguirán exigiendo el uso de máscaras en nuestras escuelas. 

Pedimos disculpas por el aviso tardío, pero queremos mantenerlo informado y actualizado tanto como sea posible cuando recibimos información. 


2/7/2022

 

Districts 75 and 120 Parents and Guardians:

A ruling in a downstate court case regarding mask wearing, vaccination mandates and quarantine rules in Illinois public schools will not change our local rules at School Districts 75 and 120.

On Friday, a Sangamon County judge ruled in favor of a group of school districts that the Governor’s mandates for COVID-19 mitigation in schools is unlawful.  Neither District 75 or District 120 is a part of that class action lawsuit.

After consulting with our legal counsel, the Governor’s executive order still applies to both Districts 75 and 120. Based on that guidance, we  will continue to enforce mask and exclusion requirements as listed on the D120 website and the D75 website.

The mask mandate includes students, staff and visitors at our schools and facilities including school board meetings, athletic events and student performances. It also covers any students who ride the bus to school.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. We will continue to keep families informed as to any updates.

 

Distritos 75 y 120 Padres y tutores:

Un fallo en un caso judicial del sur del estado sobre el uso de mascarillas, los mandatos de vacunación y las reglas de cuarentena en las escuelas públicas de Illinois no cambiará nuestras reglas locales en los distritos escolares 75 y 120,

un juez del condado de Sangamon falló a favor de un grupo de distritos escolares que los mandatos del gobernador para la mitigación de COVID-19 en las escuelas son ilegales. Ni el Distrito 75 ni el Distrito 120 son parte de esa demanda colectiva.

Después de consultar con nuestro asesor legal, la orden ejecutiva del Gobernador aún se aplica a los Distritos 75 y 120. Con base en esa guía, continuaremos haciendo cumplir los requisitos de máscara y exclusión que se enumeran en el sitio web del D120 y el D75.

El mandato del uso de mascarillas incluye a los estudiantes, los empleados y visitantes de nuestras escuelas e instalaciones, incluidas las reuniones de la junta escolar, los eventos deportivos y las actuaciones de los estudiantes. También cubre a cualquier estudiante que viaje en autobús a la escuela.

Le damos las gracias por su paciencia y comprensión. Continuaremos manteniendo a las familias informadas sobre cualquier actualización.


2/1/2022

 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

School District 120 is participating with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in this year’s statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. Your participation is needed in making this survey beneficial to Mundelein High School.

We value your opinions about the operations of MHS and your input is critical. This is your chance to provide input concerning your child’s education.

The survey, known as the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. The surveys are available to you through Friday, March 11. Please use the following link to complete the survey

MHS benefits from a strong response rate from parents. We will take all of your input seriously and use it to continually review and update our current educational practices. Survey responses will never be connected to your child. No individual will be identified in the school reports and teachers and administrators will not see individual responses.

The survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago and will provide a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring the five “essentials” critical for school success. They are: effective leaders; collaborative teachers; involved families; supportive education; and ambitious instruction.

The reports that come from the survey results will be sent to our district and be included in the Illinois State School Report Card next fall.

Thanks, in advance, for taking part in this important survey.

 


1/20/2022

 

District 120 parents and guardians:

Effective immediately, students returning to school following a 5-day COVID-related exclusion will now be allowed to participate in sports competitions and musical/theater performances on day 6.

Today the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) shared updated guidance with the Lake County Department of Health (LCDH) in relation to students competing or performing  after a 5-day quarantine. Based on this information we have adopted the updated guidance and students will be able to compete and perform starting day 6 provided they are asymptomatic and are able to correctly and consistently mask during the activity from days 6-10.

To calculate the 5-day isolation period, count the first day of symptoms or specimen collection date if asymptomatic as day 0. The following 5 days the student must quarantine. 

If fever or other symptoms, such as a cough, vomiting or diarrhea, have not improved after 5 days of isolation, the person should wait to end isolation until they are fever-free for 24 hours and their other symptoms have improved.

If a close contact (person not up-to-date with vaccinations) is living with a COVID-19 positive family member who is not able to fully isolate, then that close contact’s quarantine period is extended to 10 days.

Lastly, please remember to wash your hands, wear your mask and maintain social distancing. And if your child shows any COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home from school.

As always, we will continue to update you if the guidance changes. Thanks for your understanding.

 

Kevin Myers

Superintendent


 

Padres y tutores del Distrito 120: 

Efectiva inmediatamente,, los estudiantes que regresen a la escuela después de una exclusión relacionada con COVID de 5 días ahora podrán participar en competencias deportivas y actuaciones musicales/teatrales el día 6.

Hoy, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois (IDPH) compartió orientación actualizada con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Lake (LCDH) en relación con los estudiantes que compiten o actúan después de una cuarentena de 5 días.  En base a esta información, hemos adoptado la guía actualizada y los estudiantes podrán competir y actuar a partir del día 6, siempre que sean asintomáticos y puedan enmascararse de manera correcta y constante durante la actividad desde los días 6 a 10.

Para calcular el período de aislamiento de 5 días, cuente el primer día de síntomas o la fecha de recolección de la muestra si es asintomático como el día 0. Los siguientes 5 días el estudiante debe permanecer en cuarentena. 

Si la fiebre u otros síntomas, como tos, vómitos o diarrea, no han mejorado después de 5 días de aislamiento, la persona debe esperar para finalizar el aislamiento hasta que no tenga fiebre durante 24 horas y sus otros síntomas hayan mejorado.

Si un contacto cercano (persona que no tiene las vacunas al día) vive con un familiar positivo para COVID-19 que no puede aislarse por completo, entonces el período de cuarentena de ese contacto cercano se extiende a 10 días.

Por último, recuerde lavarse las manos, usar su máscara y mantener el distanciamiento social. Y si su hijo muestra algún síntoma de COVID-19, manténgalo en casa y no vaya a la escuela.

Como siempre, continuaremos actualizándolo si la guía cambia. Gracias por su comprensión.

 

Kevin Myers

Superintendente


1/12/2022

 

District 120 parents and guardians:

Please take a few moments to read through the latest information concerning isolation and quarantine guidelines.

As of Thursday, Jan. 13, the isolation and quarantine periods for students and staff members sick with COVID-19 or considered a close contact will be reduced to five days.

This change comes as the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) updated its guidance to align with the new CDC recommendations for K-12 schools. The guidance calls for shorter quarantine and isolation periods of five days to focus on the period when a person is most infectious, followed by continued masking for an additional five days.

The Governor’s mask mandate for schools continues to be enforced.

Who has to quarantine?

Those who test positive for COVID-19 or anyone considered a close contact will follow the five-day isolation.

But anyone up-to-date on vaccinations and booster shots will be exempt from the definition of close contact. This includes students ages 5-17 who have received their primary vaccination doses and individuals 18 and older who have received their booster doses. Students exposed in the classroom to another student - if both students were within 3-5 feet of each other and both were correctly and consistently masked - are also exempted from the definition of close contact and will not have to quarantine.

The five-day quarantine/ isolation period:

Staff and students currently impacted by a quarantine now have a revised timetable. To calculate the five-day isolation period, count the first day of symptoms or specimen collection date if asymptomatic as day 0. The following five days are for quarantine. The student or staff member may return to school on day 6 provided they have no symptoms.

If fever or other symptoms, such as a cough, vomiting or diarrhea, have not improved after 5 days of isolation, the person should wait to end isolation until they are fever-free for 24 hours and their other symptoms have improved.

If a close contact (person not up-to-date with vaccinations) is living with a COVID-19 positive family member who is not able to fully isolate, then that close contact’s quarantine period is extended to 10 days.

Additional rules for those who test positive:

The following should also be adhered to for students or staff  who test positive for COVID-19:

  • Continue to wear a well-fitted mask around others (including at home) for five additional days after release from isolation. This includes outdoor activities such as P.E. or recess. Students will not participate in mask breaks for days 6-10. If unable to wear a mask when around others, the person should continue to isolate for a total of 10 days.
  • Avoid being around other students or staff who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease.
  • If masks need to be removed (e.g., for lunch), ensure 6 feet of physical distancing. 

In Districts 75 and 120, we will still offer the Test to Stay option for allowing close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to remain in the classroom. That testing will now be done on days 3 and 5 only. 

Sports and Extracurricular Activities:

Because masks must be worn at all times through day 10 after infection or exposure, students involved in sports and extracurricular activities may not be able to participate until after that 10-day period. 

Students will be allowed to practice or participate in rehearsals as long as they remain asymptomatic and are correctly and consistently masked at all times when around others. This includes dining periods, extracurricular activities and riding the bus. Students will not be allowed to participate in competitions and performances until the 11th day post exposure, per the IDPH guidelines. 

As guidelines change we will update our families and staff.

Lastly, please remember to wash your hands, wear your mask and maintain social distancing. And if your child shows any COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home from school.

We appreciate your cooperation with the new guidance.

 

Kevin Myers

Superintendent
 

Padres y tutores del Distrito 120:

Por favor tómese unos minutos para leer la información más reciente sobre las pautas de aislamiento y cuarentena.

A partir del jueves 13 de enero, los períodos de aislamiento y cuarentena para los estudiantes y miembros del personal enfermos de COVID-19 o considerados un contacto cercano se reducirán a cinco días.

Este cambio se produce cuando el Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois (IDPH) y la Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois (ISBE) actualizaron su guía para alinearse con las nuevas recomendaciones de  CDC para las escuelas K-12. La guía exige períodos más cortos de cuarentena y aislamiento de cinco días para centrarse en el período en que una persona es más infecciosa, seguido de un enmascaramiento continuo durante cinco días adicionales.

El mandato de máscara del Gobernador para las escuelas continúa aplicándose.

¿Quién tiene que hacer cuarentena?

Aquellos que den positivo por COVID-19 o cualquier persona considerada un contacto cercano seguirán el aislamiento de cinco días.

Las personas que estén al día con las vacunas de covid  y las vacunas de refuerzo estarán exentas de la definición de contacto cercano. Esto incluye a los estudiantes de 5 a 17 años que hayan recibido sus dosis de vacunación primaria y a las personas mayores de 18 años que hayan recibido sus dosis de refuerzo. Los estudiantes expuestos en el salón de clases a otro estudiante, si ambos estudiantes estaban a una distancia de 3 a 5 pies entre sí y ambos estaban enmascarados de manera correcta y constante, también están exentos de la definición de contacto cercano y no tendrán que ponerse en cuarentena.

El período de cuarentena/aislamiento de cinco días: 

El personal y los estudiantes actualmente afectados por una cuarentena ahora tienen un horario revisado. Para calcular el período de aislamiento de cinco días, cuente el primer día de síntomas o la fecha de recolección de muestras si es asintomático como el día 0. Los siguientes cinco días son para cuarentena. El estudiante o miembro del personal puede regresar a la escuela el día 6 siempre que no tenga síntomas.

Si la fiebre u otros síntomas, como tos, vómito o diarrea, no han mejorado después de 5 días de aislamiento, la persona debe esperar para finalizar el aislamiento hasta que no tenga fiebre durante 24 horas y sus otros síntomas hayan mejorado.

Si un contacto cercano (persona que no tiene las vacunas al día) vive con un familiar positivo para COVID-19 que no puede aislarse por completo, entonces el período de cuarentena de ese contacto cercano se extiende a 10 días.

Reglas adicionales para aquellos que dan positivo:

Los estudiantes o el personal que dan positivo en la prueba de COVID-19 también deben cumplir con lo siguiente:

  • Continúe usando una máscara bien ajustada alrededor de los demás (incluso en el hogar) durante cinco días adicionales después de salir del aislamiento. . Esto incluye actividades al aire libre como educación física o recreo. Los estudiantes no participarán en los descansos de máscara durante los días 6-10. Si no puede usar una máscara cuando está cerca de otras personas, la persona debe continuar aislándose por un total de 10 días.
  • Evite estar cerca de otros estudiantes o miembros del personal inmunocomprometidos o con alto riesgo de enfermedad grave.
  • Si es necesario quitarse las máscaras (p. ej., para el almuerzo), asegúrese de que haya una distancia física de 6 pies. 

En los distritos 75 y 120, seguiremos ofreciendo la opción Test to Stay para permitir que los contactos cercanos que no están completamente vacunados permanezcan en el salón de clases. Esa prueba ahora se realizará solo los días 3 y 5. 

Deportes y actividades extracurriculares:

Debido a que se deben usar máscaras en todo momento hasta el día 10 después de la infección o exposición, es posible que los estudiantes que participen en deportes y actividades extracurriculares no puedan participar hasta después de ese período de 10 días. 

A los estudiantes se les permitirá practicar o participar en los ensayos siempre que permanezcan asintomáticos y estén enmascarados de manera correcta y constante en todo momento cuando estén cerca de otros. Esto incluye períodos para comer, actividades extracurriculares y viajar en el autobús. Los estudiantes no podrán participar en competencias y actuaciones hasta el día 11 posterior a la exposición, según las pautas del IDPH. 

A medida que cambien las pautas, actualizaremos a nuestras familias y al personal.

Por último, recuerde lavarse las manos, usar su máscara y mantener el distanciamiento social. Y si su hijo muestra algún síntoma de COVID-19, manténgalo en casa y no vaya a la escuela.

Agradecemos su cooperación con la nueva guía.

 

Kevin Myers

Superintendente


12/7/2021

MHS Student-Athletes and Families,
 
Last week notification was sent to all MHS winter sport coaches and student athletes' families that we are going to start COVID-19 Shield testing our winter sport student athletes at Mundelein High School. All student athletes will test once a week and can test on Tuesday or Friday between 9 a.m. and noon using the Shield saliva test (PCR test). Testing is done in the District Meeting Room at Mundelein High School. Student athletes and coaches will only be required to test once each week to be eligible the following week to participate in their winter sport.  We are planning to start testing when we return on Tuesday, January 4. Student athletes will need to opt-in to testing to remain eligible to participate. 
 
Please complete the linked Shield testing form if you have not yet completed it no later than December 13 - Consent Form .  
 
Here is a link to FAQ’s about Shield testing Illinois- Frequently asked questions  (it specifically notes that “Test specimens are safely and permanently destroyed once testing is completed by being placed in biohazard containers, securely stored, and incinerated by hazardous materials personnel”).
 
One other point of clarification is anyone that has been COVID-19 positive will not have to test for 90 days after testing positive. We still are asking that all student athletes sign up for Shield testing but will flag anyone that has been confirmed positive and we will exempt them from testing during their 90-day period. 
 
The message below was sent  December 1, 2021.
In an effort to mitigate potential outbreaks of COVID-19 and keep our student-athletes practicing and competing, MHS will be modifying our protocols. These changes are based on updated guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health in their IDPH All Sports Safety Guidance, which the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) also follows. A number of our winter sports teams are not masked indoors when they are in competition for a variety of safety-related reasons.  
 
MHS will soon require weekly COVID testing for all student-athletes participating in winter sports regardless of vaccination status. Student-athletes shall meet this requirement by opting in to weekly on-site SHIELD testing. SHIELD tests are saliva-based, free, and administered twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) in the school so students may test conveniently during the school day. The process takes minutes, does not require a swab in the nose, and results are sent directly to official school staff. Parents will be notified only in the event of a positive test.
 
Tests must be completed by 12 noon each Friday in order to maintain eligibility for the following week (Monday thru Sunday). 
 
Student-athletes who do not meet weekly testing requirements with SHIELD will be unable to practice or compete with their team starting Monday the following week.
Please complete the linked SHIELD Testing form by Monday, December 6, 2021 - https://forms.gle/YBTQ9emK8aHierVUA.  
 
 
Sincerely,

 

Troy Parola, CMAA 
Athletic Director 

12/1/2021

Dear MHS Families,

As the temperatures drop and we are spending more time inside, I would like to take the opportunity to remind families of our COVID-19 mitigations and procedures.

Regardless of vaccination status, if a student is exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, they should not attend school.  COVID-like symptoms are: 

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea 

If a student develops symptoms or is currently experiencing symptoms please notify the Nurse’s Office, get tested and notify the Nurse’s Office at MHS of your result.  Directions will be given when the student is able to return to school.

Students who are quarantined due to symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 or were identified as a close contact, are allowed to attend class via Zoom immediately.  If there is any problem with a student accessing their class virtually, please contact the teacher and department chair immediately.

As a school community, we should not be surprised when presumed positive or positive test results are identified within our community. It may continue to occur, and this is a major reason why the maintaining of social distance, wearing masks, and washing hands are all still very important to prevent the virus from spreading. 

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Anthony Kroll, Principal


10/28/2021

Parents/Guardians of 9th grade students,
 
Starting Monday, November 1, all students, including 9th graders, will have the ability to leave campus for lunch. 9th grade students were not allowed to have off-campus lunch until November 1 due to Freshman Advisory (FAM). Now that FAM is over, students will be allowed to exit the building during lunch as long as they do not have service hours (consequences) that have not been served.
 
Thank you,
 
Mike Pope, Assistant Principal
Mundelein High School District 120

10/27/2021

To Our D75 and D120 Families,

We are asking for your participation in an important survey that will help us better understand the impact of school start times on students’ academic performance, health and well-being.

In partnership with Rush University Medical Center, we have developed a sleep study that will help us better understand school start-time preferences, sleep patterns, routines, and extracurricular activities. A key part of this is a survey we’re asking each family to fill out.

We strongly encourage all families to participate. These surveys will inform our decision making about changing start times in our schools. You may opt out of the surveys at any time if you choose. Please fill out only one survey per family, even if you have students in both school districts.

Please use this link to fill out the survey. The survey will remain open until midnight on Sunday, Nov. 7.

Individual identities will be protected, but student IDs may be periodically shared with the research team to match parent and child data together and to track data over time. Shared information will be confidential and no one outside of the Rush research team will have access to the individual data.

Thanks for taking the time to participate in this very important survey!

 

A nuestras familias D75 y D120:

Les pedimos su participación en una encuesta importante que nos ayudará a comprender mejor el impacto de las horas de inicio de clases en el rendimiento académico, la salud y el bienestar de los estudiantes.

En asociación con el Centro Médico de la Universidad Rush, hemos desarrollado un estudio del sueño que nos ayudará a comprender mejor las preferencias de la hora de inicio de la escuela, los patrones de sueño, las rutinas y las actividades extracurriculares. Una parte clave de esto es una encuesta que le pedimos a cada familia que complete.

Animamos a todas las familias a participar. Estas encuestas informarán nuestra toma de decisiones sobre los cambios en los horarios de inicio en nuestras escuelas. Puede optar por no participar en las encuestas en cualquier momento si así lo desea. Complete solo una encuesta por familia, incluso si tiene estudiantes en ambos distritos escolares.

Utilice este enlace para completar la encuesta. La encuesta permanecerá abierta hasta la medianoche del domingo, 7 de noviembre.

Las identidades individuales estarán protegidas, pero las identificaciones de los estudiantes pueden compartirse periódicamente con el equipo de investigación para hacer coincidir los datos de padres e hijos y realizar un seguimiento de los datos a lo largo del tiempo. La información compartida será confidencial y nadie fuera del equipo de investigación de Rush tendrá acceso a los datos individuales.

¡Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de participar en esta importante encuesta!


10/15/2021
 
Dear MHS Families,
 
 
There are two upcoming events at MHS for MHS families to be knowledgeable about.
 
First, on Tuesday, October 19th all MHS students will view a social-emotional presentation about Depression Awareness. The purpose of this presentation is to educate students about the signs, symptoms, and possible treatments for Depression. Students will also learn about additional resources and supports both in and out of school. The presentation, which consists of a video created and recorded by our school social workers and counselors, will be delivered by teachers following third period classes. It will also be emailed to all students who have study hall or a free period at that time. Because it is important that families have access to this critical information, links to the presentations will be shared in next week’s Principal’s Blog as well as via social media.
 
While this presentation is designed to inform and empower, we understand that the topic of Depression can trigger strong feelings or reactions. If you believe your student might need assistance during or after the presentation, please talk to your student in advance so they know what to expect and can seek assistance as needed. All students are able to reach out to their counselor, social worker, or school psychologist at any time by stopping into the office, emailing, or completing the Request for Social-Emotional Support form linked here: https://forms.gle/a1a8Wrc7zbtm29ARA.
 
If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s involvement in this presentation, please reach out to a member of your student’s support team or to Dr. Jessica Herrmann, Director of Student Services, at jherrmann@d120.org or 847-949-2200 x1420. Thank you for your support!
 
Finally, on Tuesday, October 26th, students and staff at Mundelein High School, in cooperation with the Mundelein Police Department, will participate in an ALICE intruder drill.  Each year, the State of Illinois requires school districts to conduct an intruder drill to prepare students and staff for an active threat that may occur on campus.  The October 26th drill will include information about the ALICE protocol, as well as several practice scenarios.  Each scenario will be delivered in the form of an overhead announcement and will be conducted within each classroom.  Students and staff will not be exiting their classrooms and will not be participating in active shooter simulations.  This exercise will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  More information about ALICE may be found at https://www.d120.org/activities/on-campus-parking-security/ .
 
If you have any questions or if you would like your student to “opt-out,” of the exercise, please inform Mr. Paul Thatcher, Dean of Students, pthatcher@d120.org, prior to October 26th.  
 
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Anthony Kroll, Principal
Mundelein High School

October 13, 2021

 

On Thursday, October 21, MHS will not use a Late Start schedule but will rather be on an early release schedule with the school day ending at 12:20pm.  Parent Teacher conferences will be held in the afternoon.

There is no student attendance on Friday, October 22 due to Parent Teacher conferences.


October 1, 2021

 
Dear MHS Families,
 
I want to make you aware that users on the social media platform Tik Tok have been creating monthly harmful and unsafe ‘challenges’ for children and teens across the country.
 
Last month, I informed the school community about a Tik Tok challenge which asked students to destroy school bathrooms and other property.  MHS had several instances where bathrooms were vandalized.  Staff spent considerable time working to prevent these acts of destruction and identify the individuals responsible.
 
Currently, an October “challenge” encourages students to hit a teacher and then run away.  Users are asked to post their experience or video on Tik Tok.  While no students have engaged in this challenge, I do want to make parents aware.  If a student witnesses any harming behaviors, these instances should be reported to a MHS staff member immediately.   
 
Students and their families should know that if a student participates in this type of behavior, students will receive school consequences for their actions according to District 120 School Board Policy 7:190 and victims of these actions have the right to file a report with the Mundelein Police Department.
 
While we are all aware of the positive and negative effects that social media can have on our young student’s lives, this can be an opportunity for families to discuss the importance of internet safety, physical safety and mental health.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Anthony Kroll, Principal
Mundelein High School
 

September 22, 2021

Mustang Nation,

I am writing to update you regarding the new ticketing platform we are using for our home athletic contests at Mundelein High School. Starting this Friday, September 24, 2021, we are going to begin offering the ability to purchase tickets for our home events through the ticket platform Go Fan. The IHSA has adopted “Go Fan” as the state series ticket selling online platform. 

We will have 2 options to purchase tickets for our Home Football Game on Friday night. There will still be a cash gate however our goal is to get everyone transitioned over to using the digital online ticketing system. In the near future this will be the only way to purchase a ticket. This is the same process all professional and collegiate organizations are moving to. 

On Friday we will have two separate lines of entry for those that have purchased tickets online and those that are purchasing tickets using cash.

We encourage you to use the following link to purchase tickets for our Homecoming Football Games on Friday night vs. Libertyville. Mundelein High School Ticket Link for the Homecoming Football Games vs Libertyville

Winter Sports Registration

Registration for Winter Sports will open on October 4, 2021 for anyone interested in participating in the following sports.  Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Co-Ed Wrestling, Co-Ed Cheerleading, Co-Ed Dance, Girls Gymnastics, Girls Bowling, Boys Bowling, Co-Ed Winterguard and Boys Swimming and Diving

MHS Registration for Winter sports will be available online starting on October 4, 2021 at https://www.d120.org/athletics/. All student-athletes (regardless of previous registration) are required to register for their Winter sport through this link prior to the first day of tryouts.

Information regarding winter sport tryout dates, times, and locations may be found after October 4, 2021 at https://www.d120.org/athletics/.  

All student athletes must have a current physical (within the last 395 days) on file in the nurse's office prior to participating in a winter sport. 

Go Mustangs!


9/15/2021

 

Dear MHS Families,

In the past few days, MHS and schools nationwide have incurred a great deal of damage due to a Tik Tok challenge.  The destruction to our buidling has ben costly and impedes our ability to provide the appropriate services to students.  Please talk with you students about being watchful to any behaviors which would result in harm to individuals or to any part of the school.  Any behaviors which are harmful to people or property should be reported to security or the deans immediately.  Families will be financially responsible for the damage to school property and students will receive school discipline for their actions.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 


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August 6, 2021
 
 
Dear MHS Families:
 
Everyone at MHS is excited and revving up for an exciting start to the new school year and transition back to in-person learning.  With school starting next week, I wanted to provide you with some reminders and updates on the start of the school year.  Feel free to print out the list below and place the list on refrigerators or family bulletin boards.  Feel free to send questions to info@d120.org.
 
Please note that all students, staff and visitors to campus must wear a mask when indoors or closer than 3 ft social distance when outdoors.
 
  • August 9 
Student schedules will be emailed on this day including room numbers and teachers’ names.
 
New & Transfer Parent Night Meeting @ 6pm in MHS Auditorium:  Parents of Freshmen, Sophomores and transfer students are invited to view a presentation on the logistics of how MHS works.  Parents also have the opportunity to ask questions.  Students do not need to attend.
 
First day of Fall Athletics:  Fall sports officially begin.  Specific information for each registration is available on the MHS Athletic Website
 
  • August 10 
Freshman Orientation @ 7:45am:  All incoming freshmen are invited to school for a high-energy day of fun.  Freshmen will meet their junior/senior Link Leaders and participate in building tours and learning about MHS culture.  No books or school supplies are needed for this orientation--leave all that stuff at home.  If dropping off students, please drop off students at the entrance of the stadium.  Students should wear something cool and comfortable as they will be moving around.  Invitations have been sent home already.  If you have any questions, please contact lkolcz@d120.org .
 
Sophomore (Class of 2024) & Transfer Student Building Tours @ 1:00pm:  All sophomores are invited to come to MHS for a building tour by registering by clicking HERE.  Students should bring their class schedule.  
 
  • August 12 -- First Day of School & Welcome Back Assembly:  This is our official first day of school for all students.  We will begin our year with a Mustang Spirit Assembly outdoors in our stadium between 1st & 2nd periods.
 
  • August 13 -- MHS Activities & Athletics Fair:  We want all our students to get involved in our extracurricular activities and programs.  All MHS clubs, extracurricular programs and athletic teams will be represented at the fair to share what they do, answer questions and offer students the opportunity to sign-up.  Between 1st and 2nd periods, the entire school will attend this fair outside in our stadium.  The fair will also be open during the lunch periods and hot dogs will be served.  Students are able to bring their own lunches as well.
We look forward to seeing you soon!!!
 
GO MUSTANGS!!!
 
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Anthony Kroll, Principal
Mundelein High School
 

 August 2, 2021

 

Dear MHS Parent/Guardian:

Mundelein High School District 120 will resume traditional in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.  Although layered mitigation measures and enhanced safety protocols will be in place, we recognize students with certain severe underlying medical conditions may be better served participating in a remote learning program. 

If your student has a documented medical condition that precludes the student from participating in in-person instruction please contact Dr. Anthony Kroll, MHS Principal, with the name of the student and documentation from the student’s medical provider confirming the medical condition and recommendation for the student to be exempt from in-person learning and participate in the remote learning program offered by the district. 

A follow up communication to the parent/guardian will occur as a follow up to the request. 

The deadline for remote learning requests and supporting documentation is Tuesday, August 10.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Anthony Kroll, Principal

Mundelein High School

akroll@ d120.org

847-949-2200 ext 1230