The 2021-2022 School Year: Advancing Our Vision
As the start of the school year quickly approaches, we remain dedicated to providing the highest-quality educational experience to each and every student in our school community. Our students’ successes this school year are reliant on our ability to come together as partners in education. We are grateful for your partnership as we head into the 2021-2022 school year. Together, we ignite each student’s passion for learning, preparing for a life of infinite possibilities. This is our mission!
We understand that students and families may have questions about exactly what our daily school procedures, mitigation strategies, close contact and quarantine procedures, and possible virtual learning will look like as we begin the new year. Please review the information below to find out more details and access Frequently Asked Questions. If you cannot find the answer to a specific question or need more information, please reach out to your building principal.
On campus instruction with full access to all classrooms and educators throughout our buildings will be the primary method of instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. As we continue to receive guidance from the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department in monitoring the transmission level of COVID-19 in our community, a variety of layered mitigation strategies will be implemented as risk varies. In addition to our mitigation strategies, some routine school operations may be adjusted to better promote safe and healthy learning environments.
Parents entrust schools not only with their child’s intellectual development and social growth, but also with their child’s safety, health, and well‐being during the school day. Maintaining safe and healthy educational environments for our students and staff members is of the utmost importance to us. Additionally, the 2020-2021 school year provided us with new experiences to inform our approach to maintaining safe and healthy school buildings. To that end, we have established protocols and procedures for the prevention of, preparedness for, and response to emergency health situations.
Using the most updated guidance from our local health department, we have developed and refined a robust response process in the event that an individual tests positive for COVID-19. This response includes isolation of positive cases, positive case communication procedures, contact tracing, quarantine requirements, virtual learning assignments, and the possible use of intermittent classroom or program closures.
During the 2021-2022 school year, the Mequon-Thiensville School District will work with families that require Homebound Instruction to access a virtual learning experience. Families who are pre-approved for virtual learning through the Homebound Instruction application process will then be contacted by the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services to complete the next steps in the virtual learning process.
The district is committed to providing families with the support and resources need to help all students achieve success this school year. This includes everything from free school meals, access to off-site COVID-19 testing and vaccination, social and emotional support, and more.