MLHS Reopening Updates
Significant changes to our plan for the upcoming year are in progress as a result of August 27th school board meeting and their approval of a modification to our 3-Option plan. Essentially, the modification allows for a phased-in model approach to providing instruction for MLHS. The elementary and middle schools are on track with their plans and do not have any modifications. Only the high schools' plan is impacted as a result of the decision.
Summary of Changes:
- High School students will begin the school year with remote instruction with a choice of two models. The new modified model is called “Phased-in On-campus.” The other model is Option 3 that many families chose which is “Remote Learning (APEX)”.
- The original choices, Option 1 (Blended Learning) and Option 2 (On-Campus Learning), will be combined to form the new modified model: "Phased-in On-campus.”. Option 3 will remain "Remote Learning (APEX)". So, we will have two options: "Phased-in On-campus" AND "Remote Learning (APEX)."
Phased-in On-campus Option:
- Students will either be receiving instruction from high school teachers in a remote setting, blended setting or a fully on-campus setting depending on the health conditions in our area.
- Students will start the year in a remote setting until health conditions in our area improve.
- For the remote instruction, a learning plan will be provided to families outlining time for each class to engage in class meetings, large group learning, teacher office hours, small group learning, and time for students to work on assignments and their high school and beyond plan.
- Once cases of COVID are at the rate of 75 cases per 100,000 in a 14 day period, the instruction will phase into a Blended Model where part of the instruction will be remote and part of the instruction will be provided in-person with students coming on-campus. This phase of the model will take into account safety precautions and a schedule will be developed that will lower the number of students in the building on any given day.
- Once cases of COVID are at the rate of 25 cases per 100,000 in a 14 day period, the instruction will resume fully on-campus using our 9 period day schedule.
Progression of Phase-In
COVID Cases > 75/100,000/14 days: Students begin the school year with all classes via remote instruction and engagement until the school is at the appropriate recommended level for reopening.
COVID Cases < 75/100,000/14 days but greater than 25/100,000/14 days: Students enter a Blended Model where part of the instruction will be remote and part of the instruction will be done in-person with students coming on-campus. This schedule will be developed with staff input. This phase of the model will take into account safety precautions and a schedule will be developed that will lower the number of students in the building on any given day.
COVID Cases < 25/100,000/14 days: Students return to campus fulltime, following any health recommendations at that time (may include facial coverings, physical distancing, screening, etc.)
Full-time Digital APEX Option:
- Full-time Digital Learning using the digital APEX curriculum with support of teachers.
- Students will not be on the MLHS campus.
- Students will be committed to at least a semester if choosing his option.
During the time of remote learning for our high school students, a variety of support services can be available at the school building. Please complete the following short survey to indicate which resources your student may wish to access.