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  • River Bend Fall 2021-22 Safe Return Plan Drafts

    River Bend Families,

    Thank you for your patience and input over the last several weeks as the District gathered information about a safe return plan.  I am attaching two documents that outline our plan.  One document is a one page summary, the other document is a more detailed plan that provides additional information and will serve as the federally required Safe Return Plan.

    Please note that the plans were shared with the Board of Education along with results from our recent survey.  The survey was completed by 311 students, parents and staff.  91% prefer to have masking optional, and 94% are comfortable sending their children back to school knowing that masking may be optional.  The District plan has also been reviewed by the Whiteside County Health Department and local medical staff. 

    Also note that our plan may need to be changed.  At present, the Whiteside County Positivity rate is under 2% and we have had 1 positive case in the 61252 and 61230 zip codes in two weeks.  This data indicates that virus spread is presently low.  We all hope and pray that this virus spread remains low and our plan can move forward as it is outlined.  If it becomes necessary to modify our plan you will be notified as quickly as possible.  Specific class and building plans may vary slightly from the District plan the teachers and principals will continue to update.  

    The River Bend Board of Education also supported reducing extra-curricular fees for MS and FHS athletes.  MS students will still be charged $25 and the Ottens Foundation offset fee will be reduced to $40.00.  FHS single sport fees (one-activity) will be reduced to $150 and multiple sport (activity) fees will be reduced to $180.  Reduced-student  fees will be lowered to $75 and Free-student  fees will be lowered to $25.  Any who have already paid extra-curricular fees will be contacted about refund options.  Sound financial planning, increased federal and state funds make it possible to reduce the athletic fees.  

    Thank you for your input as we continue to look forward to our opening day August 18, 2021.

    Darryl Hogue

    --
    Dr. Darryl Hogue, Ed. D. 

    Superintendent River Bend CUSD #2"Helping children do their best"

    1110 3rd Street

    Fulton, IL 61252

    815-589-2711

     

    Safe Return Plan 2021-2022 Draft

    21-22 Return to Learn Summary Plan

     

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  • End of the Year Update/ Fall Preview

    Dear River Bend Families,

    I wanted to provide a mini-update as we draw closer to the end of our school year.

    We will be busy planning and keeping up with the changes from ISBE and IDPH and will do our best to communicate updates throughout the summer.

    My update letter is attached as a PDF.

    Enjoy your summer, 

    -- Dr. Darryl Hogue, Ed. D. Superintendent

    Summer and Fall Return to Learn Preview: May 2021

     

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  • United Way Summer Lunch Program

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  • Congratulations to Virginia Petersen, Recipient of the 2020-21 Support Staff Leadership Award!

    Congratulations to Mrs. Virginia Petersen, River Bend CUSD 2 district office administrative assistant, for being selected as the Illinois Principals Association Northwest Region's recipient of Support Staff Leadership Award!

    Virginia was selected among numerous strong and deserving nominations this year. She was surprised live on the morning announcements at Fulton Elementary School where Superintendent Hogue recognized her outstanding efforts to all of #SteamerNation.

    Please take a moment to congratulate Virginia on her prestigious award and for all that she does for our Steamer families!

    You can watch the video segment from the morning announcements as well!

    Thank you for all you do, Virginia!

     

     

     

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  • Congratulations to Linda Rogis, Recipient of the 2020-21 Non-Certified Personnel Leadership Award!

    Congratulations to Mrs. Linda Rogis, River Bend CUSD 2 nurse, for being selected as the Illinois Principals Association Northwest Region's recipient of Non-Certified Personnel Leadership Award!

    Linda was selected over 35 strong and deserving nominations this year. She was surprised live on the morning announcements at Fulton Elementary School where Principal Hoese read his nomination letter for her to all of #SteamerNation. 

    Please take a moment to congratulate Linda on her prestigious award and for all that she does for our Steamer families!

    You can watch the video segment from the morning announcements as well!

    Thank you for all you do, Linda!

     

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  • New Athletic Spectator Updates: 3/25/2021

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  • River Bend COVID Update - 3/23/2021

    Dear River Bend Families,

     

    I wanted to provide an update following the March 9, 2021 IDPH/ISBE school activities revision.  The two state agencies came out with new guidance that will impact our current Covid practices.  Please open the attached letter for detailed information.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Darryl Hogue

     

    River Bend COVID Update 3/23/2021

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  • 3/15/2021 Weather Update - all PM activities and practices are cancelled.

    River Bend Families,

     

    Due to the winter weather,  there will be no PM preschool and all students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm today. There will be no afternoon work support or 3:00 PM bus.  A decision about after school practices and activities will be determined later in the day.  

     

    Thank you,

    Darryl Hogue

     

    Update: All PM activities & practices are cancelled for 3/15/2021.

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  • FHS Volleyball Update -- A Football Update will come next week

    Please see the attached link for information regarding volleyball spectators and procedures. Football guidelines and spectator policies are still be determined by the conference. We will provide updated football information next week. 

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UCPN5TjfrkQfwjMB2BSVrrmMOtttRHrvxgfZN59cNm8/edit?usp=sharing

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