After just three days of school, the Monroe City R-1 School District will be announcing changes due to health precautions being taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents can expect the MCR-1 School District to be contacting them soon for any schedule changes concerning their student.

The Monroe City R-1 High School will be closed for the rest of the week, August 27-28. High School students will resume classes Monday, August 31 after training the staff and extensively cleaning the building.

Superintendent Tony DeGrave shared after the first day of school, stating, “We are very excited to get the best students in Northeast Missouri back in the swing of daily education. The first day was much like starting over for all of us, I was very proud of our students and our great staff as the "new" normal has lots of processes that need fine tuning, the first day was tackled with the joy of returning to what Monroe City R-1 does best, taking care of kids. COVID-19 brings new challenges to the school setting and each day evaluations are being made on how we can better equip ourselves to ensure the safety of our staff and students.  One day at a time, together as a community with patience and guidance will allow us to keep moving forward. Go Panthers!”