Pope County Community High School
125 State Hwy 146 West, Golconda, IL  62938
PH:  618-683-3071    Fax: 618-683-9956

Daily Announcements

November 24, 2020

We have a 2pm dismissal today to kick off Thanksgiving break!

FBLA Members- Please swing by Mr. Reeder's room to pick-up your T-shirt.

Today is camo hat day!  For only $1.00 you will be allowed to wear your best camo or orange hat.  You will need to pay the office.  Then in return, you will receive you sticker as a pass.  Please bring exact money, no large bills unless you want to donate.

Drama Club, don't forget to let Mrs. Hosfeldt know by this week if you're planning on joining.

Picture retake/club/sport day has been moved.  It will now be on Tuesday, December 8th. 

The Sophomore class has only 10 Pirate safety masks remaining for sale, so if you are thinking about buying one, now is the time.

LUNCH: Turkey with gravy, rolls, whipped potatoes, green beans, raisins 

The PC School District is following the IDPH updated guidelines on sending or keeping your student home when symptoms occur. Click the link below for the updated guidance on COVID-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 INTERIM EXCLUSION GUIDANCE Decision Tree for Symptomatic Individuals in Pre-K, K-12 Schools and Day Care Programs
November 24, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This week, we have had two (2) additional positive cases of COVID-19 within the Pope County School System. One of these cases is a staff member at the high school. The other case is a student at the high school. After contact tracing we have determined that both of these cases are isolated cases, and have resulted in no further quarantining of additional students or staff members. Our custodial staff had maintained their strict protocol of cleaning and disinfecting during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school or my office at any time.

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Ryan Fritch
Pope County CUSD #1

COVID-19 Guidance Letter
Winter Sports Letter from Mr. Fritch
Parent Letter for Free Breakfast and Lunch


Parent Letter Schedule Change

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please follow the following guidelines if you or a member of your household have been tested for suspected COVID 19.

IDPH Requirements:
If one of the household members is being evaluated for COVID-19, the rest of the household must be quarantined until an alternative diagnosis is made or negative result is received. If the suspected case becomes a confirmed case then Southern 7 Health Department will place household contacts, including siblings, in quarantine for 14 calendar days. The health department will provide guidance on how to safely quarantine and isolate within the household.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school at 618-683-2301.

Pope Co Administrative Team


Recent News

High School
Hometown Heroes Project is in Motion
It’s official! We have chosen a project for the 2019-2020 school year. After team brainstorming sessions and a lengthy selection process, we chose to make aesthetic improvements to PCHS to modernize parts of our historical building.
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2019 High School Teacher of Excellence Award
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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5 Essential Survey
5 Essential Survey for Illinois Schools
The survey can be completed by parents, guardians, or other caregivers with a child in grades prekindergarten through 12. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. We would appreciate you taking the time to answer the survey questions. Thank you for your help! survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/
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125 State Hwy 146 West
Golconda, IL 62938
Phone: 618-683-3071
Fax: 618-683-9956