Parents and Guardians:
The MVESD Governing Board revisited the issue of full in-person learning on February 23, 2021, during its February meeting. With the steadily declining COVID-19 numbers reported by the State and County Health Departments over the past six weeks and the vaccine availability for staff members, the MVESD Board agreed to offer full in-person instruction beginning Monday, March 22, 2021, pending health metrics.
MVESD will continue to offer both streaming and online instructional models for families for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The District will send out an electronic survey to collect information concerning the instructional model that works best for your family. This information will allow us to plan for staffing and district resources accordingly.
Please know we are currently working through the logistics, surveys, scheduling, protocols, supplies, etc., needed to make this a smooth transition for your child(ren). Our goal is to communicate with you through your child’s school as more information becomes available. The 'new normal' will look and feel a little different upon your child’s return. If we cannot socially distance, depending upon survey results of students returning in-person, masks will be a requirement of students throughout the day, where appropriate. Our schools’ cleaning protocols will also be ramped up to meet the increased daily traffic. COVID-19 health protocols will be followed closely as identified by the CDC and ADHS/MCHS guidelines and guidance (see website information below). In the meantime, we will continue the Hybrid Model with Chohorts ‘A’ and ‘B’ attending twice weekly, respectively, until we transition to the full in-person model on Monday, March 22, 2021.
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled to take place on March 18th and 19th. Teachers will have the opportunity to virtually connect and communicate with parents about their child’s progress, provide information, and answer any questions you may have concerning what it will look like for your child’s return to full in-person learning the following Monday.
I appreciate the MVESD Board and their support of the staff, students, community, and medically/generationally vulnerable populations during this most unusual school year. I know there are more questions than answers right now, but thank you in advance for your patience as we work to prepare for full in-person instruction.
We appreciate you being part of our educational family. We are working hard to return safer and healthier for everyone on Monday, March 22nd!