Reopening Schools Plan 2020-21

Please note we will continue to monitor guidance, adjust our reopening safety measures as necessary, and comply with any government-issued emergency orders to ensure the safety of our staff and students. 

The goal of the Mayville School District Reopening Plan is to provide students, staff, and families with the opportunity for in-person teaching and learning as much as possible, while also maintaining the ability to flex and shift as necessary.

“The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”

With the district's continued emphasis on student safety and health precautions, we will be doing what we can, with guidance from local health officials, to mitigate the risk for our students and staff. Knowing this, please be aware that our plans cannot eliminate all risks.

Return to Learning Goals

As we look to keep our doors open throughout the 2020-21 school year, the safety of our students and staff continues to be our top priority. Our Mayville School District leadership team collaborates weekly with staff members and state/local health officials to address the current situation and update our reopening plan as needed. Additionally, we have been seeking family input through online surveys. 

We have achieved our goal of being back in school five (5) days per week since September 2020. However, we understand that flexibility will continue to be necessary as the recommendations surrounding containing the spread of COVID-19 change frequently. Based on this need for flexibility, we are offering two return to learning scenarios:

  • Option 1: In-person 5 days per week with safety guidelines in place (at-home learning available, when necessary)

  • Option 2: Virtual instruction

View our board approved Mayville School District Reopening Plan for more information on our specific goals, factors influencing our decisions, safety protocols, and next steps.

 *This Reopening Plan was originally approved by the Mayville Board of Education on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020; with the most recent revisions approved on Monday, January 18th, 2021 (v1.6).

Timeline & Key Dates

We will communicate our planning progress on this webpage, in addition to sending regular family communication via our Skyward email notification system.

Families can expect to receive updates via our family communication system relating to school supplies, registration, etc. 

Facility & Cleaning Guidelines

Masks and Face Coverings

Face coverings or masks will be required for all students and staff. Additional details can be found in our Mask Memo to Families sent out on August 7th, 2020. Masks continue to be required until further notice.

Facility Use

Our facilities continue to remain closed to the community at this time. Should it be determined it is safe to open our facilities to community use once again, we will share our guidelines on this webpage.

Cleaning Procedures

Mayville School District has a routine cleaning regimen in place to help reduce the spread of germs and communicable disease. In addition to our regular cleaning and disinfection, we are increasing the cleaning of high-touch areas and hard and soft surface items throughout the day. We will follow guidelines established/recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local and state health departments.

How Families Can Help

We are ONE Team!

We all play a role in not just helping reduce the spread of communicable disease, but also supporting one another through these unique times. We are asking our students, staff and families to encourage our district/school-wide behaviors of being safe, respectful, responsible, and kind as we move forward together during these unprecedented times. Additionally, we ask that everyone continues to practice regular preventive actions (see flyer in English, Spanish, Hmong and Mandarin Chineseincluding:

  • Wash your hands regularly, for 20 seconds, using soap and hot water. Make sure to wash your fingertips. This is especially important after using the restroom, coughing or sneezing into your hands, and before preparing or consuming food.

  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.

  • As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

  • If children are feeling sick, please keep them home from school. Families should have a plan in place for keeping your child home, picking up your child if they are sent home sick, and if schools are closed.

Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of Coronavirus at the CDC website. Those at highest risk for Coronavirus complications are older adults and individuals with compromised immune systems or heart, lung and kidney disease. See how Coronavirus is spread. It can take two to 14 days for a person to develop symptoms after initial exposure to the virus; the average is about five days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my student develops symptoms of COVID-19?

If your student displays any of the symptoms outlined by the CDC, do not send your student to school or any school-related activities. Contact the school to report the symptoms and absence as you always would. Seek care for your student by reaching out to your local clinic or emergency facility, and follow your county's COVID-19 recommendations/guidelines. 

How will I know if a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19?

We are working to define our COVID notification flowchart and will share that once it's ready to go. The district will partner with the Dodge County Department of Health to follow proper contact tracing and notification procedures while still maintaining confidentiality for students and staff.

Will the district/school close due to a positive COVID-19 test in the school community?

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Should our school community have a positive COVID-19 test result, we will take immediate action steps as outlined in our Reopening Plan. If the safety of our students and staff requires us to move to virtual learning for individual students, a classroom or cohort, or multiple classrooms within a building, we are committed to providing consistent, engaging and effective at-home learning opportunities so that students continue to progress academically, no matter where they are or how they are learning.  

Who to Contact

We appreciate your patience with this fluid situation and we will continue to update you. Please rest assured that we will continue to put the safety of our students and staff as our first priority. If you have any questions, reach out to your building principal.