Photo courtesy of Montrose County School District’s Facebook page
MONTROSE, Colo. — Montrose County School District (MCSD) published its back-to-school “Return to Learn” plan Thursday, for the upcoming start of the 2020-2021 school year.
The plan can be accessed on the District homepage, www.mcsd.org, social media pages, and through a message sent to all MCSD families. After reading the comprehensive plan, parents have a deadline of Wednesday, August 5th, to select their child’s preferred instructional model (online or in-person) for the start of the school year. MCSD staff will also have an August 5th deadline to select their preferred work model (online or in-person).
Student and staff selections can be made by clicking the survey link provided in the Return to Learn plan. Citing input from several Focus Groups made up of local doctors, pediatricians, mental health
providers, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, and small business
owners, as well as the most up-to-date guidance from the Colorado Department of Education,
Department of Public Health and Environment, and local public health officials, the plan
includes sections on cleaning and screening protocols, mitigation strategies such as PPE (mask)
student and staff use, quarantine procedures, and smaller student cohort groups that should
allow MCSD to avoid mass school or district closures due to COVID-19.
After survey respondents select their preferred work and instructional model, schools will
finalize their in-person and online work plans for each site, with building specific details base
on the number of online and in-person student and staff responses published by August 14th