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District Mission

Pope County CUSD #1 is a county-wide pre-K-12 school district that serves the residents of the county all their public education needs.  Our mission is to provide all students with opportunities to develop to their maximum potential to become effective life-long learners and to actively participate in our democracy and society.


Dear Staff and Community of Pope County CUSD #1

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, June 23, 2020 the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year. 

This 60-page document has been much anticipated and will go a long way toward answering critical questions all of us share about 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.  

Right now, we don’t have all the answers to those questions as this document was released to school districts at the same time it was released to the public. Therefore, we kindly ask for your patience as our staff thoroughly reviews this detailed guidance and implements the suggestions into our district’s own transition plan.

Pope County CUSD #1 is keenly aware of the urgent need to communicate to families about what to expect next school year and anticipate releasing our own transition plan as soon as possible. 

As you may know, our district has already been discussing options and possibilities. This guidance will accelerate those conversations, and I’m confident our district can put forth a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of our students while maintaining a dynamic learning environment. 

Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as our entire district navigated a situation together that none of us could have imagined. 

I will be in touch soon. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy your summer.

Sincerely, 

Ryan Fritch

Assistant Superintendent

Pope County CUSD #1

 

Coronavirus Information

The Illinois Department of Public Health has released several documents with information for school districts on the coronavirus. Click on the links to access those documents.

Information for K-12 Schools Regarding Coronavirus

Guidance for Illinois Students Regarding Coronavirus

General Information on Coronavirus

Federal Guidance from CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing information to the public on the coronavirus when it becomes available. Click on the link to access the CDC website.

CDC Website


COVID-19 Prevention

 We all play a role in reducing the likelihood of a coronavirus outbreak in our school district community. We encourage everyone to practice good habits, including:

  • Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
  • As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

If children are feeling sick, please keep them home from school. Allow them some time to feel better so that they do not risk infecting others.

Recent News

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Illinois Youth Survey Parent Notification
01/28/2020
Your child is being asked to participate in a voluntary survey called the Illinois Youth Survey, whose purpose is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success.
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Award
2019 High School Teacher of Excellence Award
10/30/2019
CONGRATS to Pope County High School's own Mrs. Laura Hosfeldt for being selected as a national recipient of the 2019 High School Teacher of Excellence Award, sponsored by the Secondary Section of English. We are proud of you Mrs. Hosfeldt!
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Comers Win Big at State
1st Ever State Girls Champ in Jr. High Cross Country
10/29/2019
A big CONGRATS to Ahry Comer for coming in FIRST at the jr high cross country girls state meet! Also, CONGRATS to Eason Comer for finishing THIRD in the jr high cross country boys state meet!
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125 State Hwy 146 West
Golconda, Illinois 62938
Phone: 618-683-2301
Fax: 618-683-5181