The Eagle Eye
Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation
Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation is a non-profit group that was created to supplement funding to the school district in order to provide an excellent education for our students.
The mission of the Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation is to
provide its students with quality education that will develop the skills necessary to think critically, communicate effectively, prepare them for lifelong learning, and advocate
responsible citizenship through strong moral values, resulting in productivity and
healthy contributors to our modern society.
Donation opportunities are available.
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MCSD #404 Mission Statement
MCSD #404, in an active partnership with family and community, will empower all students to be engaged learners and decision-makers, enabling them to become respectful, productive, and responsible citizens.
Ask the Board
Community members desiring to ask the Board questions about the District can click on the link below. Questions and answers thought to be of interest to others will be posted publicly (person who asked question will not be identified).
SB 0550 was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on January 16, 2017. It requires all schools (Pre-K through 5th grade) to test for lead in water used for drinking and cooking. Schools built after January 1, 2000 are not required to test at this time. Please click here for additional information and results for Mercer County Schools.
Mercer County School District 404 Goals Update - 2019
Mercer County School District 404 is happy to present an update on our district goals for the 2019-2020 school year. Click the link below for the video.
Phone Notification System
The automated phone notification calls from the district generate from the number (844) 223-9224. To ensure you are receiving the notifications, save this number to your phone.
Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals Needed!!
Mercer County School District is in need of Substitute Teachers. Please click the link below or call the ROE at 309-734-6822 for further information.
Mercer County School District is in need of Substitute Paraprofessionals. Please click the link below or call the ROE at 309-734-6822 for further information.
New Crime Stopper App - P3 Campus
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As part of Mercer County School District's commitment to students' safety and mental health, beginning today we are launching an anonymous reporting program, which will allow students and parents to make anonymous reports about concerns of safety or student wellness. Our program is student-focused, as opposed to crime focused, meaning it is a tool for alerting caring adults about students who need help-not snitching. This is part of our continuous effort to increase campus and student safety, and provide students with a safe, completely anonymous outlet to share concerns.
Students can use our new P3 Campus app to report: bullying, suicide concerns, depression, sexting, stealing, threats, cutting, abuse, dating and domestic violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons or other types of dangerous situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others. Their reports will be addressed by a trained team of school officials and law enforcement, when necessary.
When you or your student have a concern, you can go to P3Campus.com on your computer, tablet, or laptop- or you can download the free P3 Campus mobile app-- and make a 100% anonymous report in less than five minutes.
The use of anonymous reporting apps in state programs like Safe2Tell Colorado have proven to be successful in providing the tools and information needed for school officials and to proactively address concerning behaviors, potential incidents of violence, and other harmful situations on campus before they develop. We look forward to working with you and your student to continue making the Mercer County Schools safe.
Mercer County School District News
MERCER COUNTY ATHLETICS UPDATE- August 3, 2020
Please click the link below for update.
ISBE Fall 2020 Learning Recommendations
Click HERE for link to the new recommendations.
RETURN TO LEARN PLAN UPDATE - 7/23/2020
Dear Mercer County Schools Students, Staff, and Families,
Last night at its regularly scheduled board meeting, the Mercer County Board of Education approved a draft plan (updated 7/23/20) regarding our return to school that will be in effect until Labor Day. Changes may occur due to updated guidance from the ISBE, IDPH, or the Governor. In addition to the draft, the first day of student attendance has been moved to Monday, August 17, 2020.
This document outlines what the 2020-21 school year will look like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process.
We considered three possible scenarios in our return: full remote, blended learning that combines some in-person with remote instruction, and full in-person. We chose blended based on our survey data. Students, Staff, and Parents overwhelmingly wanted in-person instruction, but nearly 40% of parents indicated they would not send their kids to school under the current conditions with another 25% unsure.
Our blended day will be based on our regular 12:30 dismissal schedule with breakfast and lunch available to all students in attendance. Students choosing in-person learning will also be engaged in limited remote learning. For those parents not sending their kids, they will be involved in full remote learning. A 12:30 dismissal provides accommodations for students and staff in our unairconditioned buildings, a shortened day to acclimate to mask usage, and additional time in the work day for remote instruction.
We expect registration to open tomorrow, and are requiring families to commit to either blended in-person or full remote instruction until Labor Day. This will allow us to plan accordingly for class size and social distancing. We are beginning to fill in many of the details to the myriad of questions regarding our return, and ask for your continued patience as our staff reviews the current guidance.
Thank you again for your understanding and flexibility as we move forward into the 2020-21 school year.
Superintendent of Schools
2020 - 2021 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!
Mercer County School District Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is now available online! All parents/guardians are asked to log in to their TeacherEase account to complete the process. All registration must be completed online. If you need assistance completing the process, would like to pay in person, fill out the promise to pay paperwork or apply for free/reduced lunches, please contact any building office (after August 3) in the district and we will set an appointment with you. Anyone that has questions or runs into issues registering online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back with you as soon as possible. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you register as soon as possible, so that we can work to finalize plans for opening school in the fall.
HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUTS
August 3rd, 4th, and 5th
5-7 PM on the H.S. track
Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting during the last 15 minutes of the first tryout practice (Aug. 3rd @ 6:45-7) otherwise all tryout dates are closed for only coaches and participants.
Please bring a mask to all tryout dates just in case we have to move inside due to weather.
Please email me with any questions!