On Monday September 28, students that were enrolled as in person instruction will return to school. The same requirements for in person attendance are in place that were followed before the suspension of in person attendance at each school building. Students are required to wear a face mask when boarding and riding a school bus along with wearing a face mask while in the school building. In addition, all students with the assistance of their parents will need to self certify each day using the Tyler SIS 360 phone app, by home computer on SIS or with the paper copies provided by the school. Please ensure that your student is healthy to attend school each day and promptly report any issues of a quarantine period that may have been required of your student other than the school reported cases on Saturday September 12 and Sunday September 13. As a reminder, students will still follow the same early dismissal schedule from all buildings. If you have any questions related to your student’s attendance for either in person or remote learning, please contact your student’s school office and principal. We look forward to the return of students with in person instruction and hope that we are able to remain open for student attendance. The health and safety of our students and staff members is a top priority! We will continue to do our part to help maintain a safe and healthy school environment. GO HAWKS!!
Information for the filing period of Meridian CUSD #15 School Board Candidates is available on our district website under "News". Three seats on the seven member Board of Education will be filled at the April 6 elections. Candidates will serve a four-year term expiring in April, 2025.
For meal availability during the 2 week Remote Learning period for Meridian students: please contact your student's school to arrange for pick up. Meals are still available for instructional days- regardless of in-person or remote.
A letter was sent to each parent email account explaining an incident of a positive COVID-19 test for a Meridian student. Administrators completed contact tracing and notified individuals that will need to quarantine for 14 days per IDPH guidance. We are also cooperatively working with the Macon County Health Dept for this incident as well. The letter sent to parents is also on our district website under "News"
Thank you to all of our parents, students and staff members for making our first day back a good one! New routines and procedures to follow but everyone did a great job and we sincerely appreciate that!!
From yesterday's information for face masks and self certifying students: Yes- the disposable, paper masks are ok. For self certifying, yes- it does need completed daily. A paper copy for self certification will be available in each school office for parent use. Simply contact the school office to request copies sent home with your student. It is also (now) available on our district website.
The 1st day of school is Monday August 31- in person or remote. Cloth face masks required to board the bus and should remain on during transport. Face masks are also required while in school. Daily self certification required with our SIS app or for use on home computer/tablets, etc. Please see our district web site for information related to COVID-19 and school attendance along with a link to help with the Tyler SIS 360 app for phones.
Correction!!!: students to return on Monday August 31st and teachers will return for Teacher Institute Days on August 24th
School board meeting this evening: the school calendar amended for students to return to school on Monday August 24 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases for the area. More information to be provided by school email tomorrow (Tuesday August 11)
Online registration for returning students: please complete by Friday August 7. The information will help with planning and the possible arrangement of school spaces along with bus routes.
Online registration is now available. Please take the time to get your returning Meridian student registered and indicate either In-person instruction or Remote Learning.
The District Return to School Plan for 2020-2021 was sent by email this evening through SIS. It is also posted on our website under documents.
It's great to have students and coaches back on campus for workouts and conditioning. Looking forward to the next stage of guidelines that will permit more activities. Thank you for your patience and understanding as work through the permissible guidelines for this!
Meridian has an opening for a High School Special Education teacher. Please send a letter of interest,resume and credentials to Mr. Hurelbrink, Meridian HS Principal at email@example.com
Meal Service & Distribution arrangements: the last day for meals to be provided is on Monday May 18 & it will include 3 days worth of meals (breakfast & lunch). Thank you for supporting this; it has been our pleasure to serve our students during this time!
Teacher Appreciation Week- Meridian Staff Appreciation! Thank you to our teachers and support staff members for everything they provide to our school district!
Meridian would like to thank Lowe's for their generous donation of the lunch bags that we have been using for the meal distribution program. David Ozier, the manager of Lowe's, contacted area schools in late March with the offer to provide bags. THANK YOU!
Guidelines were provided today for how Meridian will proceed with Remote Learning Days. Please see our District website for this information along with other resources for COVID-19 and the school closure period.
Our district administrative team and teacher representatives met today to work on the required Remote Learning Plan that begins tomorrow (Tuesday March 31). Parents will receive emails tomorrow with guidance documents and it will also be on our district website.
The school closure period has been extended through April 7, 2020. Meal distribution service to continue; building administrators and teachers to communicate plans for continued learning expectations for students.
Monday, March 16 will be an early dismissal day for Meridian students (11:10 -Macon/11:30- Blue Mound). Students will be asked to take school materials home and directions will be provided for e-learning options.
Please see the letter located in Documents on our main web page for information related to the directed school closure that will take place from Tuesday March 17- Monday March 30. Students (at this time) will return to school on Tuesday March 31.
Governor Pritzker and the State Superintendent of Schools announced that Illinois public schools will be closed from Tuesday March 17- Monday March 30. More information will follow for our E-Learning plans and extra curricular activities. Stay safe & healthy!
Please see an updated message for COVID-19 concerns and possible E-Learning plans for Meridian CUSD 15 by checking out the District webpage followed by the Document link.
Once again, weather conditions may cause some delays with bus routes today (February 26). Please be safe on your way to school this morning!
Once again, wintry conditions may cause some delays with bus routes this morning (Wednesday February 26). Please be careful and safe while getting to school today!
Due to the wind chill advisory for tomorrow morning (Friday February 14) and potential hazardous road conditions in the area, Meridian schools will be closed for tomorrow. Any scheduled extra curricular activities will be decided on during the day. Have a safe day!!
School is in session for today- Thursday February 13. There may be a few roadways in the school district area that require more cautious driving!
District after school activities for today, Wednesday February 5, are cancelled due to the threat of hazardous weather and travel conditions later in the day & evening.
Weather conditions are a bit slick in untreated areas and road ways this morning. There may be possible bus delays in picking students up. Please be careful and safe!
The high school boys' basketball game for this evening (Friday January 17) at Decatur St. Theresa has been postponed due to inclement weather. A reschedule date and time will be provided when we have that available.
Meridian Elementary School has an immediate opening for a part time custodian- after school- 4 hours a day. If interested, please contact the District Office. Applications available on our website as well (employment link).
Due to weather conditions, Meridian schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday December 16. Any extra curricular activities including practices will be decided upon as the day progresses. Stay safe!
Meridian Elementary has an anticipated opening for a part time custodian (3:00-7:00 pm). Please see our district website for an application and submit it to the Meridian District Office, 728 S Wall St Macon
Due to the current weather and road conditions at this time, Meridian schools will be closed today- Tuesday November 12. Any scheduled extra curricular activities including practices will be decided upon as the day progresses. Have a safe day
Meridian schools will dismiss for our 1/2 day schedule tomorrow (Friday Nov 8) and we will not be in school for Veterans' Day on Monday Nov 11. Various activities are planned for tomorrow to recognize and honor those that have served our country. We sincerely thank our veterans
We are accepting applications for a full time custodian position that will be available in November. Please see our district website for more information and the link to our application as well.
Meridian Homecoming Events: thank you to everyone- students, staff, parents, community members- that have contributed to a great week of Homecoming activities. The fun continues with today's assembly, tonight's game and the dance on Saturday night. GO HAWKS!!
In light of Friday’s tragedy in Sullivan, many schools are showing their support for the student’s family by wearing blue tomorrow ( Monday September 30), which was Tyson’s favorite color. Meridian would like to join this support by asking students and staff to wear our blue to school tomorrow.
Both Meridian Elementary & Meridian Middle School has openings for RtI aides. See our district website for more information on how to apply for qualified applicants!
Meridian Elementary School has an immediate opening for a full time Title I/RtI aide. Please contact Mrs. Guebert at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
Meridian Ag Tech Foundation News: Thank you for the generous support of Roberta Gorden and her donation to fund the cost of the greenhouse project. This $59,000 donation will fund the Roberta K. Gorden greenhouse as part of the new ag facilities project!
Meridian Home Football game tonight (Friday Sept 6) vs Kincaid South Fork. Fans/students are asked to remember the expectations for conduct while attending events at Meridian so that everyone can safely enjoy attending! GO HAWKS!!
Download the district's phone app at the App Store or Google Play by searching for Meridian School Il. It's a great way to stay informed for everything taking place in the schools!