COVID-19 School Planning & Response

COVID-19 School Planning & Response
Posted on 01/08/2021
COVID-19 School Planning & Response

Monday, January 4, Montevideo Public Schools returns to a hybrid instructional model for all buildings serving students in grades K-12.  At Montevideo High School, the return for the first week in January will be the “one day per week” model that was used earlier in the year.  All other buildings will utilize the hybrid model they had used prior to the Thanksgiving break.  On January 11, the high school will move to a two day per week hybrid model.

On Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15th there will be no classes for students as staff will be taking two state-mandated planning days to prepare for an eventual return to in-person learning. There are no classes on Monday, January 18th, as this is a regular, scheduled Staff Development Day - no school for students.

On January 14th, after we consult with the MDH Regional Support Team and Countryside Public Health, we will make a decision about the learning model we will be using when we return to school on January 19th. If the number of active COVID cases within our county, community and school continue to decline, we may be able to consider bringing grades K-5 back to in-person learning at that time. Look for more information to come from your building principal next week.

Free meals (including both breakfast and lunch items) will be handed out from either Ramsey (501 Hamilton Ave) or Montevideo Middle School (2001 William Avenue) between 11:00-1:00 on Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15. No meal pick up on Monday, January 18th. 

This continues to be a challenging time for everyone and we appreciate your understanding and support as we work through the decision making process and the changes between instructional models.  We encourage everyone to take the steps necessary to insure the safety of all as we work towards an eventual return to an in-person instructional model.