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Option for in-class and online
MUNDAY—Munday Consolidated ISD has been working on a plan for the past three and a half months to allow students and staff to return to classes safely on Aug. 19.
Superintendent Troy Parton said there is nothing new in the most recent TEA guidelines that would affect MCISD plans.
“They allowed four weeks of transition from the school start date to start in-person classes, but at this time we will not be taking advantage of that,” he said. “But this stuff changes every day, so who knows what next week will bring.”
A new survey was to be released today, July 22.
Parents and students need to know that the staff will be taking extra precautions in order to provide a safe as possible learning environment, Parton added. As of July 16, these precautions include:
- Offering the parents the option of on-line learning provided by their child’s teachers.
- More frequent use of the Clorox 360 system used to sanitize surfaces.
- Hand sanitizer in all classrooms, restrooms and common areas.
- Adults will wear masks/or shields when around students, in common areas, and in spaces where social distancing is not possible.
- Students will wear masks when it is age appropriate or mandated by number of cases.
- Students who choose online learning will not be allowed to participate in UIL activities – band, athletics, academics, etc.
- No use of water fountains. Bottle fillers will be available; and routine cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.
- Social distancing in classrooms as much as possible. The use of dividers in areas such as hallways or computer labs.
- Meals will be eaten in the classroom or areas that allow students to social distance.
- If students do not wish to eat the cafeteria meals, they may bring their lunch to school. Microwaves and refrigerators will not be provided. No meals will be dropped off for students.
- Visitors must have an appointment with a school employee to enter the building. We will temporarily postpone many activities on campuses involving large numbers of visitors in the building.
- Pep rallies will be outside on the football field. More details to come.
- Student drop off and pick up times may be adjusted to ease congestion.
- To and from school transportation will be provided but parent provided transportation is recommended.
- Other measures may be taken as deemed necessary for health safety reasons or mandated by State Authorities.
For more information, the CDC link for parents, teacher, and community members is: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools-faq.html
Parent checklist: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/schools-checklist-parents.pdf Teacher/School personnel checklist: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/schools-checklist-teachers.pdf .
For comments or concerns, contact superintendent Troy Parton, email@example.com.