McHenry High School District 156

Dec. 11, 2020

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An important message from Dr. McTague

Good Afternoon Warrior Family,

I hope this message finds you and your family well. As you are aware, we have made the decision to remain in our Digital/Remote Learning Model through the end of the First Semester. We are targeting the beginning of our Second Semester on January 20 to transition to our Hybrid Learning Model if public health conditions allow. If we are unable to transition on January 20 we will target February 1 as our alternate hybrid return date.

We are currently updating our MCHS Second Semester 2021 Hybrid Learning Plan. We will share the updated plan with our school community next Wednesday. We will also ask our students and families to indicate if they will not return to in-person hybrid instruction. This will be the only time students and families will need to fill out the Digital/Remote Learning Waiver for the entire second semester. However, students who select the remote alternative will have the ability to opt into in-person hybrid instruction at defined times throughout the semester.

Again, we will send both the updated MCHS Second Semester 2021 Hybrid Learning Plan and Digital/Remote Learning Waiver next Wednesday.

Thank you for your continued patience, flexibility, and support as we take the next steps to safely bring our students back to our buildings so they can reconnect with their teachers, our school community, and each other.


Dr. Ryan McTague

Superintendent of Schools

McHenry Community High School District 156


Buenas tardes, familia guerrera,

espero que este mensaje los encuentre bien a usted y a su familia. Como usted sabe, hemos tomado la decisión de permanecer en nuestro Modelo de aprendizaje digital / remoto hasta el final del primer semestre. Estamos apuntando al comienzo de nuestro segundo semestre el 20 de enero para hacer la transición a nuestro Modelo de aprendizaje híbrido si las condiciones de salud pública lo permiten. Si no podemos realizar la transición el 20 de enero, apuntaremos al 1 de febrero como nuestra fecha de regreso híbrida alternativa.

Actualmente estamos actualizando nuestro plan de aprendizaje híbrido del segundo semestre de 2021 de MCHS. Compartiremos el plan actualizado con nuestra comunidad escolar el próximo miércoles. También les pediremos a nuestros estudiantes y familias que indiquen si no regresarán a la instrucción híbrida en persona. Esta será la única vez que los estudiantes y las familias necesitarán completar la Exención de aprendizaje digital / remoto durante todo el segundo semestre. Sin embargo, los estudiantes que elijan continuar en el modelo totalmente digital tendrán la posibilidad de optar por la instrucción híbrida en persona en momentos definidos durante el semestre.

Nuevamente, enviaremos tanto el Plan de aprendizaje híbrido del segundo semestre de 2021 de MCHS actualizado como la Exención de aprendizaje digital / remoto el próximo miércoles.

Gracias por su paciencia, flexibilidad y apoyo continuos mientras damos los siguientes pasos para llevar a nuestros estudiantes de manera segura a nuestros edificios para que puedan volver a conectarse con sus maestros, nuestra comunidad escolar y entre ellos.


Dr. Ryan McTague

Superintendente de escuelas

McHenry Community High School District 156

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Warrior Winter Week One Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to our first group of Warrior Winter attendance incentive winners. Four student names were drawn randomly from 1,555 students who had perfect attendance last week. They each received $10 in gift cards to local businesses.

Winners are:

  • Ryne Wagner (10-East) - $10 gift card to Riverside Chocolate
  • Carmen Tejeda-Aldama (11-West) - $5 gift card to Hidden Pearl, $5 gift card to Pineapple X'Pressed
  • Tiffany Alameda (10-West) - $10 gift card to WalMart
  • Jeannette Hernandez (11-East) - $10 gift card to WalMart

This program continues through the end of the semester. It is a cooperative effort between East and West, and coordinated by MCHS staff members Peter Byrne, Hilary Agnello, Greg Eiserman and Nick Custodio.

Great job, Warriors!

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MCHS offers free meals for students

Our food services department started a new curbside meal program on Dec. 7 to provide free food to all students age 18 and younger.

Meal bags are available Monday through Friday at McHenry West or McHenry East Campus, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Families can pick up meals for all of their students, including those attending school in District 15 or District 36.

Meal bags will include a complete breakfast and lunch. The program is part of the USDA free food service for school-age students. Families should fill out the form by Sunday evening for the week ahead.

For more information, please click here.

Curbside Food Service Form

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