Dear MPLSD Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Students,
Good evening. As was noted in a communication last week, coronavirus numbers in the state and in the county are rising rapidly and are at levels that we have not seen before during the pandemic, and those trends are being reflected in the number of cases being seen in the school system. Because of this rapid rise in the number of cases, it was also noted that a further change in instructional delivery model was also a possibility and that those decisions may also have to be made quickly.
As a result of these trends, today I was informed that all school districts in Madison County are being required to transition to fully remote instruction (i.e., virtual instruction) after Thanksgiving, as opposed to the previous plan that had us moving to a hybrid model. With the rapidly escalating case counts, the thinking is that the best thing to do is to have students learning remotely. As things currently stand, the newly issued order will be in effect through the end of the calendar year, with the understanding that it may be extended if circumstances require it.