Greeting Mustang Families and Ennis Community,

We want to thank all of you that were able to attend our parent teacher conferences yesterday.  It was a very nice turnout and great to see and visit with our families!

We were excited to showcase our building project during the conferences and received good feedback and answered a lot of questions.  It is encouraged that you contact the school with questions and feedback on the project as your voice is important.  Please visit the school website for detailed information.

The bond committee met early Wednesday morning to discuss marketing the building project throughout the community.  We are working on placing important information around the town for more people to view.  Also, there will be information placed in a Fall Newsletter that will be mailed to all shareholders the week of October 18th.  This project going to a bond election will be considered at the regular school board meeting on October 13th.  It is tentatively looking like a February 15th bond election if approved by the Trustees. Looking forward, if a bond election is successful in February, the project would break ground in the Spring of 2023.  

There was a special school board meeting on Wednesday of this week where the Trustees considered procedures for close contacts. The recommendation from the commissioners was to mask close contacts for a two week period.  After a lengthy discussion, the Trustees voted to allow close contacts who are not exhibiting symptoms and those who are not a household close contacts to come to school, but masks would  be optional.  We want to emphasize that students and staff that are household close contacts will be required to quarantine per Madison County Public Health directives and may not return to school or school activities until released.  It was also discussed that families may self-report to Madison County Public Health to voluntarily quarantine.  If families choose this option, students' attendance will not be penalized.  Currently, we are working on the specific details of the procedures and options to share with families.

The school has experienced positive cases this week.  When we receive a positive case, we  inform the  appropriate families if their child may have been exposed to the positive case.  It is important to know that we cannot disclose privacy information on any student or staff, so please do not ask us which student or staff has tested positive.   The cases this week have been: Staff-1, HS-2, JH-1, Elem-4. These numbers reflect some students that have not been in school at all this week, so thank you parents for keeping your children home when they are ill.   Please understand that pending test results may change these numbers.

This afternoon and evening we have a home volleyball game at 2:30p.m. versus Twin Bridges, JH football at 4pm versus Sheridan, and HS football at 7pm versus Sheridan.  We hope to see you at the games to cheer on our Mustangs.  Tomorrow our HS volleyball is at Manhattan Christian and JH/HS Cross Country is at Three Forks.

In closing, thanks for your support!  Have a great weekend and enjoy your time with family and friends!