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Read the MDUSD 2020-21 Reopening Plan in its entirety with link below.

Superintendent's Board Recommendation for Hybrid Return to School, 10/26/20

MDUSD's 2020-21 Reopening Plan

On July 30, 2020, MDUSD published the 2020-21 Reopening Plan which outlines procedures for the reopening of schools in the district. The procedures and guidelines contained in the plan significantly informs us about how schools will proceed moving forward. We will continuously monitor for updates to plans as they are determined.

We want to highlight and cite a few excerpts from the full Reopening Plan that are of particular importance.

 

REGISTRATION, ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE 

  • Attendance and participation will be monitored for all students and families of students who are not attending or participating will be contacted to improve in these areas.
  • Families with new students will continue to enroll through our Aeries Online Enrollment System.  The link is available on the District website. Residency documents must be taken to school sites upon appointment to complete the registration process and registration may be verified by MDUSD staff site visits.
  • Families who will not attend a MDUSD site, must complete the “2020-2021 Enrollment Update,” located on the District website.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES

  • Field trips are not permitted. We do encourage the inclusion of virtual field trips when applicable to a learning goal.
  • Clubs should include a digital platform to ensure equitable access, particularly as students are participating in a full time distance learning model. When they resume in person, physical distancing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be used. 
  • Rallies, dances and assemblies may be held virtually but may not be permitted in person, even upon return to school.  Please note that these restrictions are temporary and we will continue to monitor public health guidance to open up more opportunities for students. 

 

DEVICES AND CONNECTIVITY

  • Students enrolled in distance learning or hybrid models without access to a computer will be able to check out a device from their school site. 
  • Utilizing technology, teachers will provide instruction in a synchronous (real-time) or asynchronous (recorded) fashion. 
  • The District will provide access to a “Help Line” where families and students can call or email for assistance and receive support in multiple languages. Parent training will be offered to better support students with full distance and hybrid learning options.

 

EVENTUAL RETURN TO CAMPUS

In order to maintain a safe environment and minimize infection rates, the following changes will be noticeable upon entry to school sites. 

  • Staff and visitors will  be required to wear face coverings.  Face coverings may include masks and/or face shields in order to facilitate communication for people who use lip reading as a form of communication.

  • Physical barriers may be installed where physical distancing is not possible.

  • Disinfectant will be available in all workspaces for use by staff

  • Visual reminders in classrooms and common areas to encourage safe behavior making it a positive part of daily routines, such as how keeping the masks on and not touching our friends is a helping skill and a way to be respectful of others.

  • Parents and visitors will have limited access to the campus.

  • Staff and visitors will be monitored throughout the day for visual wellness checks.

  • Visitors will be limited on campus and anyone who is permitted will follow the same safety protocol as staff.

  • Schools will limit sharing of supplies between students and disinfect between uses if sharing is unavoidable.

Transportation options may be reduced and students will wear face covering on the buses.

Sites will have procedures in place for when a person develops respiratory illness symptoms during the day, including supervised isolation of students until then can be picked up.

In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 on a distinct site, county guidelines will be followed for contact tracing, informing of exposure and potential class/school/district closures.