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    MPS Return to Learn

  • OPTION 1 - All On-site | Traditional Classroom Setting

    Learning Management System: Canvas

    ENROLLMENT: All students are automatically enrolled in Option 1. Proceed with traditional enrollment procedures. Students report to their school on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

    • Remain an MPS student

    • In-person learning, conversations, and engagement

    • Social interaction with peers and staff for preparation of living in a connected world

    • Immediate access to libraries and materials

    • Canvas connects all teachers, students, and parents for seamless learning transitions, even during short-term routine absences.

    • 24-7 online access to submitted and/or graded assignments

    • Technology and Internet provided, as needed. Certain conditions must be met. Contact your school principal with technology and/or Internet needs.

    • Participate in school-sponsored athletic and fine arts programs.

     

    OPTION 2 - On-site & Online | Distance Learning

    Learning Management System: Canvas

    ENROLLMENT: Students are enrolled in Option 2 for intermittent health concerns lasting approximately 2-4 weeks. Contact your school principal for more information.

    • Remain an MPS student

    • The same learning management system is used for “Distance Learning” and “Traditional Classroom Setting” for easy transition if needed for intermittent health concerns.

    • Canvas connects all teachers, students, and parents for seamless learning transitions

    • 24-7 online access to submitted and/or graded assignments

    • Technology and Internet provided, as needed. Certain conditions must be met. Contact your school principal with technology and/or Internet needs.

    • Participation in school-sponsored athletic and fine arts programs will resume when the student returns to Option 1. 

     

    OPTION 3 - All Online | Virtual/Online Education

    Learning Management System: Canvas (Grades PreK-2) & Odysseyware (Grades 3-12)

    ENROLLMENT: To enroll in Virtual/Online Education, grades 7-12 need to contact their school counselor and grades PreK-6 need to contact their school principal.

    • Remain an MPS student

    • Virtual/Online Education is a 9-week commitment for students in Grades PreK-2 and a semester commitment for students in Grades 3-12

    • Flexible schedule, individualized plan, and accessible anywhere

    • 24-7 online access to submitted and/or graded assignments • Supervised by MPS certified teachers (Virtual Academy staff)

    • Communication between a virtual teacher and parent, with regular updates provided

    • Technology and Internet provided, as needed. Certain conditions must be met. Contact your school principal with technology and/or Internet needs.

    • APPLIES TO SECONDARY STUDENTS ONLY: Participate in school-sponsored athletic and fine arts programs, as long as student is enrolled in one hour during regularly scheduled school day and physically on campus during that class period. This is NCAA compliant for school year 2020-2021. This option does support Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses with certain provisions. However, Juniors and Seniors can participate in Concurrent Courses with participating colleges.
    Note: Students may continue to take supplemental courses while in Option 1 or 2.

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    UPDATES to RTL

    • MARCH 5: Award Recognition Event Protocols and Request Form (only applies to Secondary schools)
    • DECEMBER 18: Updates have been made on the following pages. Please note the quarantine information (in letters on pages 12-15) as in accordance with the new CDC guidance. 

      Page 3 – Virtual Enrollment

      Page 5 – Attendance and Cleaning

      Page 6 – Ionization and Covid-19 Scenarios

      Page 7 – Special Education, info added

      Page 8 – Camp Classen

      Page 9 – Devices and Special Education info added

      Page 10 – Athletics

      Pages 12-13 – Elementary letter

      Pages 14-15 – Secondary letter

    • DECEMBER: Athletics (Secondary) Covid Safety Protocols - Indoor Sports | Outdoor Sports
    • AUGUST 28, 2020: pages 11-13  
    • AUGUST 4, 2020: page 3 - Updates have been to the Virtual/Online Education (Option 3) to include that it is NCAA compliant for school year 2020-2021 and that Advanced Placement and Honors courses are available with certain provisions. Letter to parents/guardians (pdf) 
    • JULY 31, 2020: pages 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 - Updates have been made to the “Masks & Face Coverings” (pg 4) and “COVID-19 Scenarios - Exposure/Close Contact & Quarantine Guidelines” (pg 6).

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