Congratulations to Bekah Zeigler for qualifying for Girls Cross Country Sectionals! She will race again on Saturday, October 31st, in Seneca.
Aplington students got rewarded for their hard work with PBIS activities. Teachers joined in on the fun!
Centennial's flu shot clinic will now be held on Thursday, November 5th from 8:30-10:00am. Students who have already signed up do not need to resubmit forms. If you are still interested in signing your Centennial child up, you may do so by October 28th. Forms are on our school's website poloschools.net. Go to the menu and look under the District section for health forms for the Flu Encounter Form.
The Centennial lunch staff are hard at work getting ready for Remote Learning lunch delivery!
Mr.Alstons Construction Class built a new loading dock outside the cafeteria
The High School and Aplington students will still have the Flu shot Clinic scheduled for tomorrow 10/20. The Centennial flu shot clinic will be rescheduled.
October 19, 2020 For Immediate Release Centennial Elementary School Temporarily Ceases In-person Instruction Polo – The Polo Community Unit School District will be temporarily ceasing in-person instruction for its elementary students. Centennial Elementary School will be implementing a temporary shutdown, or an “adaptive pause,” for the next two weeks, beginning Tuesday, October 20th and concluding Wednesday, November 4th. Students who attend Aplington Middle School and Polo Community High School will not be affected by the temporary shutdown unless students were notified. The only students transitioning from in-person instruction to remote learning are the elementary school students. The District has taken this step-in consultation with local health officials in order to respond to increasing COVID-19 cases and quarantines. Polo Superintendent, Kelly Mandrell, explained, “We had three confirmed positive cases at Centennial Elementary School. Our hope was to avoid a temporary shutdown, but on Monday afternoon, we received new data from the Ogle County Health Department indicated that it would be in the best interest for us to go to remote at Centennial Elementary School. In light of this new information, we felt that taking this adaptive pause was the appropriate step. It has always been our District’s goal to provide in-person education to our students for as long as possible during this Pandemic. Centennial Elementary temporary shutdown will help us achieve that goal.” During the closure the school will be conducting additional cleaning and disinfecting to ensure everyone’s safety. The Polo School District and the health department are asking families to limit interaction outside of the home and to monitor students’ symptoms closely. “OCHD has been working closely with the Polo Community School District since school has resumed this year. The district has been doing a great job attempting to isolate individual situations to keep students and staff safe. We believe that a two-week adaptive pause to in-person learning is necessary to ensure that we control viral spread within the schools,” stated Kyle Auman, Ogle County Public Health Administrator. Superintendent Mandrell added, “We understand that this temporary shutdown will cause families to be inconvenienced, but if this adaptive pause helps prevent a prolonged closure, it is the best course of action. We appreciate the support from our families and community while we navigate this challenging time.” All in-person students at Centennial Elementary are scheduled to return to school for in-person instruction on Wednesday, November 4th.
Picture Retake Day is this Wednesday October 21
Finally under the Friday night lights for the last of football contact days.
Any PCHS Football parents that are attending the 7 on 7 tonight please wear your mask and social distance. Also there will be no Bathrooms available tonight.
Congratulations to Kamryn Stockton for being named to the All Conference team for Golf in the 2020-21 season!!!
The 1st grade classes were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather by going on a scavenger hunt.
If you catch your child reading please send us a picture! It will be displayed on our Look Who’s Reading board. Photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USDA has expanded free lunches and breakfast until the end of June!!!
Polo High School students taking advantage of the Joe Stengel Trail while on a bike ride during physical education.
Students in kindergarten have been working hard at mastering numbers 0-5 and subitizing - the ability to look at set of objects and identify the amount without counting. It is a fundamental skill as they build their number sense and leads to higher level math thinking.
Congratulations to Mr. Andy Faivre on being name Northwest Illinois Principal Association High School Principal of the Year for 2019-2020! Congratulations to Mr. Matt Mekeel and Mrs. Kellie Call on earning awards through the Illinois Association of School Boards. Mr. Matt Mekeel earned Master Board -Level 2. Mrs. Kellie Call kept her Master Board Member. Congratulations to you all!
Good luck to our golf teams this week as they compete in the Oregon Regional
Yoshi time!! 4th grade had two special guests in gym class, Dr. Mandrell and Mrs.Huyett. Thanks for the workout Mr. Harden.
Thank you Carol Stauffer for 25 years of service to the Polo School District.