Entries by mmitchell

Updated IDPH/ISBE Guidance & COVID-19 Update

January 12, 2022  Dear District #7 families,   On January 11, 2022, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2022-03, which adopts the CDC’s recently modified quarantine and isolation periods. As a result, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) have both updated joint guidance for schools, consistent with the CDC recommendations and Executive […]

COVID-19 Testing at Liberty Middle School

District #7 is partnering with My Blooming Health, a St. Louis based clinic, to provide COVID-19 testing for its staff and students. This test is FREE, but appointments must be made at: https://booking.appointy.com/EDWARDSVILLETESTING. When registering for the test, you will see a field that requires insurance information. In that field, enter “NONE” so that the order […]

Important COVID-19 Update

January 2, 2022 Dear District #7 families, During the last two weeks while we have been on winter break an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, both locally and nationally, has occurred with the omicron variant. Unfortunately, this surge has had an impact on our staff and the ability to adequately serve our students. As a […]

Holiday Greetings from Dr. Patrick Shelton

Watch Dr. Shelton’s holiday message here.  Happy Holidays District #7 Community! It has been a busy and wonderful first semester in all of our schools – from academics to athletics and fine arts – we have learned and accomplished so much. As we prepare to put 2021 in the past, I hope you have the […]

Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for December 13

District #7 will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, December 13, 2021. The clinic will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the EHS Media Center with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine being administered.    There is no cost for the vaccination and the clinic is for any student ages 5 or older.   All children ages 5-17 must be accompanied […]

Inclement Weather Plan

November 10, 2021  Dear District #7 Families:  Winter is fast approaching, and along with it comes the potential for weather and travel concerns. If inclement weather prompts District #7 to cancel school or alter bus schedules, we will notify parents and staff as soon as possible using a variety of communication tools. Please note, extreme weather […]

COVID-19 & SHIELD Testing Update

November 4, 2021  Dear District #7 Families:   As we enter another month of the school year, I wanted to provide our District #7 families and community with an update on COVID-19 and SHIELD Testing.   Throughout this school year, District #7 has done an excellent job in keeping case counts of COVID-19 low. Last week, there were nine known positive cases among students, the lowest weekly total since […]

Changing the Way Reading is Taught

Shifting Gears: ECUSD #7 is changing the way we teach reading. District #7 is dedicated to providing every child with high-quality, evidence-based reading instruction. This begins in our classrooms, specifically by giving our students the foundational skills necessary to become lifelong learners. Decades of research called “The Science of Reading” is guiding us on this […]