Welcome to the 20-21 school year. Hopefully you have had a relaxing, and yet, safe summer. Spring of 2020 has forced us to find a new normal for learning. Normal is such a simple word but has become a BIG challenge. It is our goal to find our new normal here at MMS/MHS.
We have been using these summer months to improve our approach for teaching by developing new strategies and techniques so our students will be able to grow and thrive more than ever through these new learning opportunities. Our teachers have been preparing lessons that can be adapted to our ever-changing learning environment. Our teachers have attended trainings and have been working diligently to ensure the curriculum and materials are ready for your children. We appreciate their time and effort in making the necessary changes based on what they have learned throughout these last several months.
Our maintenance and custodial staff have been preparing our building in order to meet the requirements of our Health & Safety Plan. Our maintenance staff has made some physical changes to our building: water fountains have been replaced with water bottle filling stations and many hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building. Our custodial staff has been disinfecting and sanitizing everything to ensure our building is ready for our students.
Please know your child’s safety is of utmost importance to us. As of right now, our faculty, staff and admin team are looking forward to our first day of school, August 19th back in the building together (while practicing social distancing in classrooms, study halls, hallways, cafeteria, etc). So, here are some of the major changes due to COVID-19 that we have put in place:
Your partnership and support are key elements to ensuring that we are able to maximize each student’s educational and personal development. We hope through good communication, we can provide care, enthusiasm, and commitment to the education of your child that will address each child’s social, emotional, and academic needs this year. If you are not comfortable in sending your child to school during the green phase, please reach out to me because we do have other options for you which include our Spartan Virtual Academy. Our Instructional Plan that explains the Green, Yellow, and Red Phases of instruction as well as our Health & Safety Plans can be found on our website at www.cfsd.info. As of right now, we are in the GREEN Phase and plan to begin school on August 19th. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us!
Dr. Christina J. Ramsey