MDI High School Will Begin Remote Learning January 4th While Elementary Schools Won’t Start Until January 6th
MDI High School will begin remote learning on Monday January 4th while the AOS 91 Elementary-Middle Schools won't begin until Wednesday, January 6th.
MDI High School Principal Matt Haney sent out the following information on Sunday, January 3rd.
January 3, 2021
Students, Staff, and Families of MDI High School,
I’m writing today to follow up on yesterday’s announcement that MDIRSS Schools will enter a remote learning phase through January 15th at the earliest. While we’re all disappointed that events have transpired to bring us to this place I am heartened by the resilience of our students and staff and know that learning will continue. I’m sure there are many questions surfacing. Here are the answer to some. Please reach out with others as we move forward:
Remote learning at MDIHS will begin tomorrow, January 4th, 2021. This is earlier than at the K-8 schools.
The daily class schedule will look different during this remote phase than it does during hybrid times. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday the daily schedule will be:
- Block A - 9:00-10:00
- Block B - 10:10-11:10
- Break for lunch and movement 11:10-12:00 It is important for students to take a screen break during this time.
- Block C - 12:00-1:00
- Block D - 1:10-2:10
Wednesday schedules will continue to be reserved for office hours and individual (virtual) meetings between teachers and students. Students who have been attending experiential classes in person on Wednesdays should expect communication from their teachers by Monday about the plan for those classes during remote learning.
All students should be sure to check their Google Classrooms and email for instructions from their teachers about plans and expectations.
During remote learning we will continue to provide take-home breakfasts and lunches for those who request them. Look for instructions and a menu by the end of the day on Monday.
For specific follow up questions please contact:
- Physical Health and Wellness - School Nurse Tammy Underwood - email@example.com
- Mental Health and Wellness - Guidance Counselors -Mark Carignan -firstname.lastname@example.org, Michele Gurtler -email@example.com, Megan Rowell -firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grades, Assignments, and Class Work - Classroom Teachers
- IEP, 504, and other special services accommodations or concerns - individual case managers
- Breakfast and Lunch Information - Lorie Fallon - email@example.com
- Student Activities - Bunky Dow - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Other General School Information - Mary Corrow - email@example.com
Finally, I’d like to present us all with a challenge. We need everyone to show their Trojan spirit and work together to get us back in school. By now, we all know the things we must do to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
- Wear a mask
- Keep at least a 6 foot distance between you and other people
- Wash your hands frequently
- Watch your health and monitor for any symptoms - and stay home if you have any of them.
In addition to these mitigation practices I would ask us all to avoid gathering with those outside of our household, particularly indoors. Limiting non-essential travel will also be of great benefit to maintaining the health of our community and to re-opening our school buildings. I know that we can make this short term sacrifice for the long term needs of the students we care for so deeply.
To a healthy New Year,