We will enter the final phase of returning students to school with the reopening of Millennium High School. Students will return in person for the first time on Monday, November 16, 2020.
The first phase of reopening will continue until January in which time we will allow more students to return to our campus in all three schools. We have elected a slow and careful plan for returning to school that has been quite successful. We appreciate how well our parents and students have followed our guidelines. We also appreciate your patience as we work through some car drop off hitches. We appreciate your comments and suggestions.
As we move forward, it is important that we remember some important safety guidelines.
- Masks are essential. Wear masks when you drop off and pick up your children.
- Wash cloth masks often.
- Keep hand sanitizer readily available in your car and use it frequently.
- Wash hands whenever returning to home from any place.
- Keep social distance as much as possible.
- Keep your child home when he or she is not feeling well with a cold etc.
It is our sincere hope that as we move forward all students will be back to school by mid March. By following simple rules, we can all be safer and the plan can move forward.
However, there is concern that our county will slip back into the Purple tier if the numbers do not improve. If this happens, our schools are qualified to remain open. We will comply with county expectations and will close if the county requires it. The data regarding students and COVID indicates that county-wide less than 20 students have contracted COVID and in tracing it, it does not appear that is was contracted by other students. Again, all we can do to protect all of us is follow the requirements for masks, hand sanitizing and social distancing.
We must thank our parents for your patience and understanding with our carline. Now that Discovery students are back on campus (and Millennium is back today), we have had to make some changes to our process. We will continue to ensure that all students arrive and depart campus as quickly as possible while allowing for our important safety procedures
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We are back! Our staff understands the decision to come back to campus is a big one and we want to reassure you our campus will make sure we follow all safety protocols and procedures.
Everything you need to know about going back to MHS in these adventurous times is below. If you have a more specific question, feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
0 Period: Back gate will be open from 7:15 – 7:30
1st Period: Back gate will be open from 8:00 – 8:30
For students who are tardy and all other arrival times, students will need to check in through the front gate located next to M-1. We will be performing temperature checks for all students on a daily basis so we ask that you arrive early in each window to help facilitate this process; we thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Due to our later start time, our last class period now ends at 4:30. All students will exit through the M-1 gate located in the front of the school. Please do not use the front drive through to pick-up your student. We will use the back gate for all vehicle pick-ups/drop-offs.
Back Gate Arrival/Temp. Check
We will be using the back gate for morning arrival. This is the gate located off of Holly Dr. If dropping off a student, you may use this area as a drive through. A walk up path will be identified with cones.
Several teachers will be outside taking temperature checks.
We ask that you keep students with fevers, colds, etc. at home.
Students showing a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home.
Once temperatures are verified, students will be sent to line-up just outside their first class of the day.
Six Foot Rule
All staff and students are expected to maintain a minimum of six feet of distance at all times when possible.
Masks will be worn both inside and outside of class by everybody. Doors will be kept open to improve circulation and to limit touching of door handles.
With a proper doctors note, the use of face shields are permitted.
We will have extra cloth masks available for unexpected situations.
Students will not be permitted to enter campus without a mask on.
Social Distancing Markers
Social distancing markers will be placed outside of each classroom so that students know where to line-up in between classes.
Directional arrows will be in place to keep the flow of traffic moving in one direction and away from students who might be standing in line.
Students will have assigned seats in every class. These spaces will be sprayed or wiped with disinfected between class periods. If possible, incoming students will be seated in chairs unused during the previous class period.
Lunches may be brought to school.
Our food services are making lunch for students but you will have to pre-pay through school lunch accounts with on- line payment. No cash will be exchanged for individual lunches. Students who are purchasing lunch at school will order them electronically during 1st or 2nd period.
Lunches will be delivered to students in their 3rd period classes.
Backpacks are permitted.
We ask that you keep the material you bring to school limited to essentials such as pencils, pens, a binder, and some paper.
Students are allowed to bring their own laptop or chromebook for use in class when needed. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. If you borrowed a Chromebook, it must come back to school on the first day.