Welcome Back for the 2021-22 School Year!
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.
We are excited to begin the 2021-22 school year! As we prepare for the new year, it is important to acknowledge that COVID-19 is still present in our communities. While we are all wishing for a return to "normal", we are closely monitoring the status of the pandemic and the guidance set forth by Public Health. The measures outlined below continue some of the impactful mitigation measures put into place last year with some level of flexibility at this time. As recommendations continue to evolve, these policies may need to change in an effort to ensure the highest level of safety for our Cardinal Family.
Return to Learning Goals
As we look to keep our doors open throughout the 2021-22 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 plan as needed.
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 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 for grades 6 - 12
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.
Facility & Cleaning Guidelines
Masks and Face Coverings
Based on recent Public Health guidance, it is strongly recommended that masks be worn by all individuals when indoors in public settings. The District is not mandating face masks at this time, but face masks maybe required at any point in the future if there is an increase in COVID-positive cases within our buildings or within our community.
District Transportation requires masks.
Masks will be required on school busses and other district transportation in accordance with legislation regarding Public Transportation and recommendations from Public Health.
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.
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 including:
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?
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. 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.