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The MPSD is engaged in a blended learning model that will provide students the benefits of some face-to-face instruction and social interaction, along with some distance learning time that will reduce the number of students in the building to allow for social distancing. Any families who do not feel comfortable returning to face-to-face learning can instead choose full distance learning to continue learning from home during the pandemic. Full distance learning would be similar to what was offered in spring; however, we expect to make changes in attendance, grading and teacher instruction.


MPSD’s goal is to return as soon as possible to our traditional, five-day, face-to-face instruction in schools because we know that is the best for our students. But we will not do that until we are confident that we can safely protect our staff and students. The level of coronavirus in our community, lack of a vaccine and complexity of safely social distancing have prompted the District to develop these two learning choices to start the year:

BLENDED LEARNING - students will return to their schools for limited hours to learn in person with teachers and fellow classmates - and spend other time learning from home. The specific hours and days will be different depending on grade level: two half-days per week for 4K, four half-days per week for elementary students, one full-day per week for middle school and two half-days per week for high school students. We will do our best to match those days and times for family members.


FULL DISTANCE LEARNING - students will learn remotely from home, using district-provided Chromebooks to access teacher-created lessons in Google Classroom, as well as scheduled screen time with teachers as a class or individual one-on-one support. This distance learning will be similar to what we pivoted to offer in spring but likely differ in attendance and grading policies and teacher connections.


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Bus transportation:  Contact Brandt Bus at 682-8823 

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