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MACS COVID-19 Resources

MACS last day of the school year is Friday, May 29.

Safer at Home Order: On April 16, 2020 Governor Tony Evers extended the "Safer at Home Order" to 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 26, also closing schools through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year or until a superseding order is issued.


During this time of building closure, we are 100% committed to continuing our mission to form your student in mind, body, spirit, and community. 

This is an exciting challenge for all of us. Parents, we are here for you. Students, we believe in you. Teachers, we thank you!

     Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal

     Faculty and Staff Directory

Building Bridges 4 Children (BB4C) - The 4k MACS partner site. Parents should be logging into Google Classroom through your personal email address and using the code provided by the teacher. 

K-5  Please watch for emails from your child's homeroom teacher for daily school work and activities.

     6-8 Daily Schedule | Daily Announcements

     9-12 Daily Schedule | Daily Announcements


Technology Help Desk 
     
Please contact our IT Department at this email.


Faith Resources

     MACS K-12 Campus Ministry Google site 

     Chaplain Father Ethan Hokamp's YouTube Channel
Watch weekly Wednesday live stream Mass from McDonell's Chapel 11:30 AM  through May with Fr. Hokamp.

Very Rev. Justin Kizewski's Collar Commentary

Final Week for E for Kids
     E10 for Kids Phineas and Ferb and Pentecost - May 27, 2020 | E10 for Everyone Docility and Ascension - May 24

     E9 for Kids Fatima and Branches - May 13 
Fr. Justin: "Longer today, it could be easily broken into two sections: Fatima and then the Gospel. CORRECTION: The Appearances of our Lady of Fatima were May 1917 to October 1917 and the Miracle of the Son was October 13, 1917, not May 13. Sorry, it was early, and I was super excited about the Feast Day. I will mention next week to clear up any confusion. SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION!"

     E9 for Everyone Come back Holy Ghost - May 17

     E8 for Kids Fatima and Branches
CORRECTION: The Appearances of our Lady of Fatima were May 1917 to October 1917 and the Miracle of the Son was October 13, 1917, not May 13. Sorry, it was early, and I was super excited about the Feast Day. I will mention next week to clear up any confusion. SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION!

     E8 for Everyone Haircuts, moms, and John 14 - May 10  

     E7 for Kids Crown Mary - May 6E7 for Everyone Sheeps - May 3 

     E6 for Kids Stephen Catherine and the Eucharist - April 29 |  E6 for Everyone - April 26

     E5 for Kids JOHN 3:16 - April 22 | E5 for Everyone - Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19

     E4 for Kids EMMAUS - April 15 I E4 for Everyone - Easter, April 12

     E3 for Kids JESUS - April 8 |  E3 for Everyone - April 5

     E2 for Kids - April 1 | E2 for Everyone - Lazarus, March 29

     Episode 1 for Kids - March 25, 2020 | Episode 1 for Everyone - Blind Man, March 22


Meals Available

  • ALL families with children under 18 years of age (not just MACS families)
  • No charge for the packed lunch and breakfast for the following day
  • Pick up times are 4:00-6:00 PM Monday-Friday (continuing to May 29, 2020).
  • McDonell Central Catholic High School - Outside entrance #10 (back entrance off parking lot)
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District all school buildings providing meal pick up 11:00-1:00 Monday-Friday. 
  • See this link for location of summer meals: https:www.fnd.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Food Pantry Locations
      Chippewa County Food Pantry times and days as of April 2020 (pdf)


Stay Active & Healthy
     MackFit Resources Google site for all MACS families and athletes. 

     Advice to protect your family's health during this pandemic.

If you are new to spring sports please contact Athletic Director Emily Mallek so she can connect you with the spring coach.


Community Connected 

Free COVID-19 testing
Chippewa County is partnering with neighboring counties to host two community COVID-19 testing events.The National Guard will be providing the drive-through COVID-19 nasal swab testing.

Clark, Taylor, and Chippewa Counties:
Thorp High School 
605 S Clark St, Thorp, WI 54771 
May 13, 2020 
11 AM – 7 PM 

Chippewa and Rusk Counties: 
Rusk County Fairgrounds 
Fairgrounds Rd, Ladysmith, WI 54848 
May 14, 2020 
11 AM – 7 PM    

     Free COVID-19 testing sites flyer (pdf)

     Full details of free testing press release (pdf)
Includes alternative testing sites in Eau Claire and Dunn counties May 10 and May 11.

     WI Outdoor Recreation Guidelines - May 11, 2020 (pdf)
This guide for businesses will help you understand what they will be asking of customers as we move into summer months with both indoor and outdoor activities, such as camp sites. 

Cloth Masks
HSHS St Joseph's, Sacred Heart Hospitals, and Fire/EMS will accept cloth face masks during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you sew, consider sewing face masks.

  • These masks will be used in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • The following criteria must be followed:

Festival Foods: 2717 Birch St., Eau Claire
Festival Foods: 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire
Festival Foods: 2615 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire
Family Fare: 212 E. Bay St., Chippewa Falls
Family Fare: 17158 County Highway J, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa Falls Fire/EMS Station: 1301 Chippewa Crossing Blvd

Food Pantry Locations
      Chippewa County Food Pantry times and days as of April 2020 (pdf)


Follow MACS on Social Media

    Facebook @McDonellAreaCatholicSchools

    Instagram #TheMackWay

    Twitter McDonell_HS

    McDonellAreaCatholicSchools.org

    MACS TV

Our prayers continue for the intentions of our MACS community during this challenging time. Thank you to our teachers for working through their spring break and everyone working hard to make remote learning a reality! 

RESOURCES

COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NA School Psychologists and NA School Nurses
Talking points for kids (pdf)

Hand Washing Poster (pdf)

WI Dept of Health
Resilient - Healthy Coping

Internet Safety
Protect Young Eyes Blog
with digital safety

Shine365 Marshfield Clinic


 

 

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