The COVID-19 burden data for the Mequon and Thiensville community zip codes recently rose to the level of "very high," which prompted school district leaders to consider if a shift in instructional scenarios is necessary for the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff members. After a review of our internal decision-making factors, including an analysis of the spread of COVID-19 in our buildings, and in collaboration with local health department officials, we have determined that closing all MTSD schools from on campus instruction would not significantly impact the spread of COVID-19 in our community. For now, our schools will remain open to on campus learning.
On Monday, October 26 the Mequon-Thiensville School District announced that, due to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and a delay in information from our local health department, Homestead High School would be shifting to a distance learning scenario for all students, effective Tuesday, October 27.
As positive student cases continued to be reported at Homestead throughout October 26 and 27, it was determined that the period of distance learning for all students would be extended, with a return to campus expected on Monday, November 9.
On the afternoon of Monday, October 19, superintendents from area school districts released a joint communication to families underscoring the importance of following health and safety guidelines in order to limit the community spread of COVID-19.