Back to School

2020-2021 Plan

We are excited to begin the School Year. Our Back to School Plan incorporates a Stoplight approach for keeping schools running smoothly. Our system is based on the colors of a stoplight: Green, Yellow, and Red, and will have correlating actions for each color. Please review our plan below.

We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for our students and MSD Family.

 We know how important our public school system is to so many young lives in our community and recognize everyone is anxious to return to some sort of normal. 
While we believe it is currently safe to be back in school if all precautions are taken to keep infection under control, we also know that one mistake could take us backward fast. For these reasons, we believe giving our staff just a little more time to acclimate to new building procedures and phasing our students into the classroom is warranted. School will begin with the red stoplight on Wednesday, August 12 with eLearning, then transition into yellow, then green. 
– Dr. Jay Arthur

WED, AUG 12 - Fri, Aug 28 Red Stoplight

Students are engaged in eLearning/@Home Learning. Teachers/staff at school. Student after-school events taking place.

Mon, Aug 31 - Fri, Sept 11
Yellow Stoplight

Classrooms 50% capacity. Students combined into cohorts: Cohort A will attend school on Monday and Tuesday and eLearn from home on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Cohort B will start with eLearning on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and attend school in the classroom on Thursday and Friday. All Wednesdays: students are eLearning through the first semester; deep clean school buildings; teachers/staff will participate in professional development.

Mon, Sept 14 + Onward
Green STOPLIGHT

Students are present in the classroom four days a week through the end of the first semester. Students will come to school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week. All Wednesdays: students are eLearning through the first semester; deep clean school buildings; teachers will participate in professional development.

Should Your Student eLearn from Home this Year?

If you have a health concern regarding your child (or someone in your child’s immediate family), and your child's return to the classroom, eLearning may be an option. Please complete the REQUEST below. Once the request has been submitted, you will be contacted by a school representative.