Safe Return to In-person Learning Plan for 2021-22

  • Mounds View Public Schools will continue to provide a safe and healthy learning environment through ongoing prevention, surveillance and response to COVID-19. In addition, schools will enhance efforts to remove health-related barriers to learning through screening, referral and follow-up. Plans may change based on any future guidance from the state for fall 2021.

    Last updated June 17, 2021

    Health and Safety
    Mounds View Public Schools will follow these requirements and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). We will adjust as we continue to get further guidance from MDE.

    Requirements

    • The CDC requires face coverings for those on buses (a federal requirement).
    • MDH requires schools to report positive cases.

    Recommendations

    • The MDH and CDC strongly recommended that all people present in school buildings wear a face covering, even if vaccinated.
    • Physical distancing and cohorting will continue to the extent possible.
    • Routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces will continue.
    • Hand hygiene practices and routines will continue.
    • Health screenings at home will continue.
    • Isolating individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will continue.
    • Contact tracing and notifying individuals who have been exposed will continue.

    Supports for K-12 learning
    Mounds View Public Schools will provide a variety of learning opportunities and supports for students through the 2021-22 school year. These will include summer programming, regular school year instructional programming and student support services and engagement.

    Summer programming 

    • Mounds View Public Schools will offer six weeks of in-person summer instructional programming for students in grades K-6 taking place June through August. The focus for kindergarten through grade 6 will be on reading and math, and ensuring students are prepared for the next level.
    • Professional development is being provided for teachers who are working with students in summer school.
    • Additional staff have been hired to lower class sizes for summer school programming.
    • A variety of summer programs and opportunities are being offered including youth and adult activities, enrichment classes, GED preparation, English Language Learner classes, early childhood classes, parent education classes and more.

    School year instructional programming 

    • Schools will continue to use technology supports to enhance instruction including software, licensing and hardware.
    • Additional technology will continue building on stronger family partnerships including expanded tools for communicating with families.
    • Additional curricular materials will support learning through enhancements, curricular tools and other resources to enhance learning experiences for students. These tools assist in the process of creating engaging lessons, personalized learning and monitoring student academic understanding. 
    • Additional flexible furniture will allow for adequate spacing and enhanced learning experiences for students. 

    Student support and engagement

    • Schools will provide social emotional learning; increasing equitable services for all students, competency based learning that foster inclusion.  
    • Schools will expand language supports for families.
    • Schools will expand multi-tiered systems of support including academic, behavioral and social-emotional support.
    • Schools will enhance community resources and partnerships as needs change and vary. 

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