Remote Learning Information

Attendance During Remote Learning

The Illinois Department of Education requires that attendance be taken daily. In order to be considered “in attendance,” students are expected to complete the attendance form located in their Google Classroom. Students are also expected to interact with and respond to their teachers on a daily basis. Attendance is not based on assignment completion. Families will be contacted if students do not complete the required check-ins.

During remote learning we will continue to utilize the Google Suite (Google Classroom, Google Mail, etc.) for learning, grading, and attendance purposes. Student grades will be posted in Alma after grades are assigned.

Grades 1-6 Expectations

  • Daily attendance check-in Monday-Friday - Students need to complete the form located in their Google Classroom by 8:00 pm each day, or be counted absent for the day. If a student is ill and cannot attend to complete the check-ins, please communicate this to the classroom teacher.

  • Classwork - Teachers will provide specific instructions for each day of class.

  • Class Meetings - Participation during Google Meetings is strongly recommended. If you are unable to attend for some reason, please let your teacher know.

  • Specials Assignments - Art, Music, and Physical Education will each have one assignment due per week

  • RTI Services - Reading groups are going to meet on Google Meet each day during their regularly scheduled time. Please ask your child to check their email and join at the time assigned to their grade level.

Hotspot Loan Request

If a family does not have the ability to access the internet, wi-fi hotspots will be available for check-out. To request a mobile hotspot, please complete the district Request Form linked here.

Remind Text Messages

Massac County Unit School District #1 uses Remind district-wide. If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication app that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and receive messages on any device.

As part of this rollout, official accounts will be created for each school. All you need to do is follow the steps below to finish setting up your account.

We're excited for a better way to stay connected with you!

Remind Sign-Up Instructions

Health Requirements

Physical forms are required for all new students, and returning kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade students.

Blood lead screenings are required of children below the age of six if they have not been previously screened.


New Child Health Examination Form


IDPH Proof of School Dental Examination Form


IDPH Eye Examination Report Form

See Something? Say Something...

We would like to make sure that students and families are aware of the anonymous See Something? Say Something... service that is available district wide. If you ever have a concern of any nature, please do not hesitate to share that concern. Student safety is our top priority.

Text a principal FES & JES.pdf is the state’s official source for information about public schools across Illinois.

The information here will help you act as an informed partner in the education of our children.

Questions or Concerns - If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child concerning school, please feel free to contact the school office and/or your child's teacher. If your question or concern is not answered, please feel free to contact the Principal. We are all on the same side, and want to do what is in the best interest of your child.