2/10/2021 - Return to Hybrid Learning February 22, 2021

Posted by Madison Communications on 2/10/2021

Good afternoon Madison Families,

Hybrid learning will resume on Monday, February 22. In order to prepare, there will be no school on Friday, February 19. This employee workday will allow staff to arrange classrooms for in-person learners, prepare common areas for lunch and other class activities, and deep clean campuses, all in accordance with the District’s Mitigation Plan.

Additionally, in order to support at-home online learners, schools will dismiss one hour earlier on the already scheduled TCT Wednesdays (Elementary 12:00, MTA 12:30, Middle 1:10) with MAC provided for current MAC participants at no extra cost. Teachers will offer office hours and support for online students. Non-TCT Wednesdays will be on the normal, full-day schedule.

Madison will continue to follow the District’s Mitigation Plan to promote safe learning environments. Madison will also be the first district in Arizona to participate in COVID-19 Batch Testing. By proactively testing students and staff, the District will be able to identify positive cases and quickly take action. More information regarding the free two-week testing pilot can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIhVdzg6-rk&feature=emb_imp_woyt. Everyone is urged to watch this short video. In the coming days, more information will be provided and consent forms for students to self-administer their test will be available for parents and families.

At last night’s Governing Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Baca asked staff and families to voluntarily self-quarantine as much as possible prior to February 22 in order to do all that we can to safely return and remain in hybrid learning with limited disruption. In the coming days, we will update the District and each school’s mitigation plans, in accordance with any new CDC Guidelines, to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone on campus. We ask the entire Madison community to re-familiarize themselves with the safety protocols that have been established.

We remain committed to supporting our students and providing a high quality education. We are grateful for our students, families and community.

Thank you,

Madison School District