Dr. Marc Gousse sent out the following email to staff and students on Tuesday, April 7th. Unfortunately if you don't have a school email, I don't believe you will receive it. He has authorized the updates to be forwarded to me, so they may be shared with you! Here's the Tuesday, April 7th update

Dear Families and Friends,

I hope this email finds everyone doing well, staying healthy and safe.

I am writing to provide confirmation MDIRSS AOS # 91 district schools will hold April break (20-24) as scheduled per our approved school calendar. In doing so our school district is committed to maintaining resources to support food distribution for students and working with area community partners to provide student enrichment for this brief period. Details on these activities will be provided within the coming week. Maintaining this scheduled break will keep up aligned with all Hancock County public schools and provide continuity of scheduling and programs including HCTC among others.

Given our present closure status and projected date of return (no earlier than May 04th at this time), many people have asked when we will physically be able to return to school... that stated - I remain optimistic however, the reality is we must all be prepared for a long term closure and the realistic possibility of completing the present 2019-2020 school year remotely. I anticipate we will receive guidance and/or further direction from the Governor and Commissioner of Education within the next two weeks or sooner. Our foremost priority remains focused on the health and safety of our students and staff; please know we will continue to maintain the closure of all MDIRSS schools and offices until deemed safe for all to return.

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility during this difficult time. Remember, please take care of yourself and those around you. Please stay home - save lives! 


Marc Edward Gousse, Ed.D.

MDIRSS Superintendent of Schools

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